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Satanic Cemetery

Stull, Kansas

In this old cemetery lies an old, burnt church that was the site of Satanic rituals many years ago. Many have seen ghosts walking around the site which is thought to be on of the seven gateways to hell. Today, the area has been fenced off due to the large number of visitors.

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Kindra Quakenbush says:

January 28, 2006, 4:56 pm

stull cemetary yeah i been there the church has been torn down the place is seeled up and if the neighbors acroos from it see you they will call the cops. trust me.

adam says:

February 26, 2006, 11:18 pm

Do u know were in stull the church is at cause a friend and I want to go that would be great thanks

jennifer says:

March 4, 2006, 3:25 pm

What, one person telling you it was torn down wasn’t enough? The church is GONE. And if you’ve been to Stull, it’s not like it was at all hard to find anyway — the city basically constitutes of the cemetary and about six buildings. There are probably ten times more dead people there than living.

But yeah, I went there once before it was torn down, got a good ten minutes before the folks across the street noticed us, and I can tell you, nothing really happened. We tried the bottle throwing (it’s supposed to not break against the wall, but they all did), we tried one of those crappy Ouija boards, and we even brought along some crazy pagan weirdo to see if she could do anything awesome. It wasn’t even worth the gas it took to get out there from Lawrence.

There have been, and always will be, SO many more worthwhile haunted places in the state to see.

Tracy says:

May 3, 2006, 1:08 am

I’ve heard that anyone caught around there now days will be taken to jail for the night, for trespassing…but there are several stories, claiming all kind of evil things that have gone on at that cemetary.

Dave says:

May 16, 2006, 11:25 pm

I’ve been to Stull a couple times…both after the place had been torn down. You will get caught for trespassing if you try to climb over or slide under the chain link fencing.

Trust me (and several others who already commented), there is nothing to see. There is a pile of huge rock rubble and an orange construction fence that is falling down. Behind the church is an open field with an abandoned wooden wagon…coyotes howl time to time, but that’s about the only noise you hear other than your own breathing or speaking.

I think someone has a really wonderful imagination and liked to add the legend over time. Now, a frickin’ movie is being made based off the Stull Church and cemetary….this link is brand new…the movie has not been released just yet…but here goes…

Mo says:

May 31, 2006, 5:13 pm

The actual story of this haunted church isn’t the church that you see from the highway driving through Stull. The actual church that no longer stands fully is in the field BEHIND the cemetary. It was said that the pastor who first initiated the church was no pastor at all but a cultist. He was said to be demented and was often seemingly “possesed” by demons. He planted a tree inside the church that was to grow and become the gateway to hell. He was brutal to his followers and was said to have sacrificed young children there in order to open the gate of hell that was in the tree that grew through the church and was fed the blood of sacrfices. The throwing of the glass at the walls of the church and not breaking is due to the “tales” that you can see the church in it’s full building on certain nights that sacrifices were held and hear and see the occurances… throwing glass at the church will not break – because it doesn’t exsist anymore.
Just a little history on your history and the real story behind Stull church.
–someone who knows

The Story I've Known says:

June 13, 2006, 11:34 pm

Halloween is said to be the most “active” night for the spirits of the sacrifices and cult members(thats no surprise of course). My babies dad went there last halloween and was the only one brave enough to even step foot on the steps. I don’t know much else besides you get an eiry feeling just driving past and looking at the place, I sure aint bout to step foot on the property.

Jamie says:

June 23, 2006, 11:06 am

It’s really not worth visiting. I went about 5 years ago and had the privilege of being chased into the woods by cops. Ended up walking 30 minutes through the woods in the rain and another 30 minutes to my car. If you get caught you’re looking at a huge fine. Good story behind the church but not so great to visit.

Brittany says:

July 17, 2006, 4:57 pm

I ‘ve heard that the church there before it was torn down peoplewould throw stuff in the and not here it drop. I know this is true because my dad did that before and he looked inside and there was walls and a floor.

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Wildcat says:

September 19, 2006, 10:59 am

A friend of mine is from Lawrence and he and his buddies from High School used to go there before it was torn down. He said one of them saw some strange things in the building. There were names all over the inside and the only one with moonlight shining on it was the name of the guy who peaked inside. I know its a big country and all, but when the Pope is in the United States, his jet will not fly over Stull. From what I hear now, its not much to see and as has been posted, the most likely thing to happen if you go out there is a visit from the police, not spirits.

nobodyhere says:

September 24, 2006, 3:49 pm

With all the police and no treaspassing postings… sounds like there are trying to cover-up something, with all the stuff you could make money for nowadays, seems like they could make it an attraction.. I mean come on, what else is there in Stull..? 1 cop, 2 roads, 1 handful of old buildings, and one of the most haunted places in america… If you ask me, seeing this place would be enough, especially outrunning some fat cop just to see this place with my own eyes.. I’m gonna go in the future, and when i do, maybe i’ll have a cool story to post when i get back… if i come back… dun dun duuuuuunnnnnnn!!! :)

Rog says:

October 4, 2006, 4:51 pm

It’s been years since I’ve even thought of Stull, Ks. I just kind of stumbled onto this website and low and behold I have a story. Although, probably not what you’re looking for. I went to Stull, about 15 years ago, with 3 other friends, the church was still standing then. We went inside hoping to find something that would scare the **** out of us. It was just an old burned down abandoned building, marked with graffiti and lit by moonlight. I think we were more scared of being caught by the police than being confronted with Satan or some evil demon spirit. Though I had no experience HERE, I DO NOT disount other stories as I do have other stories of some really scary encounters.

i forgot says:

October 5, 2006, 10:53 am

I know what u did last summer!!!!!!

Jeff says:

October 14, 2006, 6:43 am

I grew up in Lawrence all of my life and I heard a lot of rumors about Stull cemetary. One friend even had a map of a satanic star drawn on it pinpointing the seven gateways to hell and Stull was one of them. However something always threw us off because the original Stull cemetary is about five miles to the south of where the church is, down the road that takes you around Clinton lake (take a left just past the church towards the lake) and before you get to the turn off for woodridge on your right is a dirt road, Just as you turn onto the dirt road is the entrance for the cemetary. It is on top of a little hill with two big pine type trees on top of it. The whole area around is field and very flat. And there is a witch burried under one of the trees, supposedly. I was there for halloween on midnight and nothing happened their either. It is a wonderful spot for the sunset though, and there is deffinitly someone burried under one of those trees. This is also a no hassle area, I never encountered anyone or police there.

KC says:

October 17, 2006, 10:26 am

the church also no longer exsits. It has been burt down and is now replaced with a modern looking white church. and as far as the cemetary goes…Don’t even try going there…the place is overrun with cops.

Dave says:

October 18, 2006, 5:34 pm

I last commented in Stull this past May…I have questions for Mo….e-mail me at if you have any more stories….I’d love to know how you are “someone who knows.” Thanks!


T. ZMAN says:

October 27, 2006, 5:51 pm

I love all this talk of Stull. All the letters here and such. All research shows nothing was know of this legend before 1970 when a prof. from Larwence wrote an article about it. Why you say. Well I must tell the truth of the Story of Stull. Myself and a few friends started the legend of Stull in High School in 1965. This is the truth. It is all a phoney. Sorry about all the trouble it has caused the town but it is just a big fake. We made it up. Not bad how it has spread world wide…..

Jaculin says:

October 29, 2006, 4:25 pm

I personally went to Stull about ten years ago with some friends. It was a pretty eerie place, but I think most of our nerves came from the alcohol and ghost stories we had been consuming all evening.

At that time, the four walls of the church were still standing, but the roof had long ago collapsed. The new church was across the street. There was also a very large tree in down the hill from the church.

I’ve read the comments on here, and I wanted to correct a couple of things. There were no stairs that I ever saw at Stull. We walked the entire perimeter of the building and also climbed in one of the windows.

Since that time, the church and the tree out front have been torn/cut down. Looking at pictures on the Internet, it seems that there is just a pile of stones atop the hill above the cemetery.

There wasn’t much to see ten years ago, and there’s nothing at all to see now. I would suggest if you really need to see the place to do a quick drive-by to avoid a night in jail.

LilDream3r316 says:

October 31, 2006, 3:26 pm

Yea i’ve herd of this church. its real–but like every one else said,the neighbors WILL call the cops because they are tired of dumb lil teenagers traspassing up in there shizzle. just a lil FYI for you people!

A crazy girl says:

November 1, 2006, 6:28 pm

Me and my friends went there last night and it was nothing but a waste of time. The cops were waiting for us at the top of the hill cause they had cops down the hill hidden that told them we were comming. We didn’t get arrested or cited, but it was just a big hassle and completely pointless. Plus, there’s nothing to look at. Just a complete waste.

cityslicker says:

November 1, 2006, 11:34 pm

ya there isn’t much there but i was there last night on halloween we were there from 11:45 to 1:30 we hsd to come from the field behind the church to avoid the cops that were in town but nothing happend till we were getting ready to leave at 1 and we started to hear screams and we started to see a ghost of a little girl that looked like she was bleeding then we were running back to r car and we ran in to three black dogs with no reflection in there eyes and we stoped for a sec i **** myself then we just ran from them and never looked back it was the scariest i have ever been in my life i dont care if ppl say that place is a hoax it is real to me!!!

Alley says:

November 10, 2006, 12:13 pm

I do beleive there once was a church there that was haunted, but the church has been burnt down now,and is no longer no remains.

Blake says:

November 17, 2006, 7:09 pm

i heard about this cemetery and wanted to go to it but i heard cops will kick you out… so whats the point of going there if cops will kick you out of it??? i guess its just a thrill to go there to say youve been or whatever…

Kevin says:

December 8, 2006, 10:04 pm

3 of us went to Stull on a cool night a couple of years ago. We had charged our digital cameras before we left. We came in from the Topeka side. It seemed like it took forever to get there. Upon turning into the openning in the fence (where you might call the drive into the graveyard), My wife and her daughter began to snap photos. I rolled down the windows and they started snapping. Each of them got off 2 clicks before the cameras went DEAD! All of a sudden, there was a very cold wind that blew through the car. Needless to say, we got the heck out of there!
Getting BACK to Topeka seemed like it only took 10 minutes! I couldn’t believe it when I saw the highway that we were to head North on.
After getting home, I put the pictures on the computer and brightened them up a bit. WOW!
The first picture didn’t show anything. The second picture was full of Orbs flying in all directions and some of them on our side of the fence.
The second picture taken by my step-daughter had a fog in it that looked like 3 people standing on the inside of the fence. She has lost her picture, but we still have the picture with the flying orbs in it. I would like to share this picture with you all, but the site won’t let me paste it into the article.

Haley says:

December 19, 2006, 3:20 pm

I have lived in kansas for a long time now and three of my friends really want to go there….so is the new church right where the old one used to be? and does anyone think the glass stuff happens with the new one? hmm lemme know what you think and if people who do believe in it think we should go there cause we really want to we just dont know if its a total waste..thanks!

JacinB says:

December 20, 2006, 4:44 pm

I’ve lived in Kansas for my entire life, and I’ve been to the Stull cemetery. The only thing even remotely scary about it are the stories people make up about bogus experiences there and the prospect of spending the night in jail for being caught there.

Having researched it rather extensively, I can tell you that EVERYTHING about it — from the non-breaking bottles, to the haunted tree inside the old church, to the witch, to the ‘gateway to hell’ — is fabrication.

And, as others have already pointed out, after many years of chasing off drunken college students looking for a paranormal thrill, they’ve long-since bulldozed the supposedly haunted church.

It doesn’t get more ‘nothing to see here’ than the Stull cemetery.

ally says:

December 29, 2006, 5:17 pm

wow person on top of me…you need to get out
get a life loser

paige says:

February 6, 2007, 11:28 pm

i was reading about something 3 yrs ago on the internet, i dont remember the exact name of the town in kansas but after reading all of this i am pretty sure this is what i was looking at. i saw pictures of the church and there WERE stairs in the picture, it just looked like maybe a floor trap to a cellar or something. some of the things that i read on there were that even tho there wasnt a roof if it rained no water got inside the church, and that the stairs have no end, they just go on till u get to hell (idk how true any of this is)and the site also had a warning about the cops. just by looking at the pictures of this, yeah maybe there could b a possibility of the cops trying to cover up the story, but more than likely all they are doing is saving themselves from a major law suit from some dumb kid going in there at night and having a wall collapse on them.

High Priestess says:

March 7, 2007, 3:31 am

I have been to Stull twice in the past 5 years. I have experianced paranormal activity at almost every “haunted” place I have been. Stull however is completely fake! The bottle not breaking, the gateway to Hell, demonic possesion none of this is true. The only true thing is the cops will be called and you will spend the night in jail if your caught. This is guarenteed. The orbs that have been seen I will say are probably real considering the dead in the cemetary probably just want to be left alone and continue their afterlife unbothered. If you feel you really must go see Stull then I suggest you bring fine money with you because if you get caught thats the only thing you are getting. Enjoy!

kelli says:

March 14, 2007, 10:34 am

i have heard that below the author is a set of stairs and if you go down them to the basement… it seems liek you are walking forever but when you look back up the stairs , there are only a few steps. In the basement there where crosses that were upside down and a face of jesus that is all bloody.

Beth says:

June 25, 2007, 3:53 pm

I went to Stull some years ago and never once encountered a cop. However, the photos that were taken proved to be very interesting.
The church didn’t burn down because it was supposedly brick. From what I saw on a Stull website, it was destroyed and nobody knows who gave the order for it. The glass that won’t break was due to a wire fence around the church. As for the rain not entering the church even though there’s no roof, no comment. But I found it interesting when a supposed article in Time, I think it was, stated that the pope would not fly over that part of Kansas because it was unholy. You know, would’t it be easier to just let people come in and see that nothing is going to happen rather than not answer any questions? Granted they’re tired of it all, but their silence is actually making their problem bigger. It’s as if they KNOW something is/has been going on but don’t want anyone to know about it. Sounds suspicious to me.

LRB ScareCrow says:

June 27, 2007, 2:31 pm

We went on a hunt to find the Stull Church back in Late October 2000. We drove out from Olathe, KS and video taped the trip. We listened to Halloween sound effects the whole way out there. It took us about two hours to find the place because we ended up passing it about 6 times. Seriously, it’s just a blip on the side of the road…and we went at night. I’m not sure if a cop guards it all the time or at all anymore, but being that it was a few days before Halloween, there was a Deputy guarding the fence once we finally realized where the church was. While we couldn’t stick around, we did get a good look at the church which seemed to glow a bit brighter than expected considering there weren’t a lot of streetlights around. I didn’t get any video footage or anything, but it was a fun little trip anyway…I’m sad to hear it was torn down in 2002. I dunno if the fables are or ever were true – but it sure was a spooky looking little church.

joshua says:

June 30, 2007, 3:32 pm

You are all idiots and liars its not torn down. The roof of the church was never built and the church still stands. I live a block away from the church and see it everyday walking past it. I hate morons like you people who talk **** and can’t back it up.

mikey d says:

July 18, 2007, 11:35 pm

whoever said that the satanic star pinpoints the seven gate ways to hell needs to answer one thing for me…how can a six pointed star show seven spots?!?

CC says:

July 27, 2007, 3:37 am

Well I just drove through Stull from Lawrence to south Topeka about 2 weeks ago. I too have been in that *church* when I was a teenager. I really never felt anything unholy or supernatural. It was sort of cool though. I can verify that YES the building without the roof is now gone from the cemetery so not sure what Joshua is talking about who says he walks by it. Perhaps there is another church at Stull? It’s now just a cemetery with a very tall fence and gates around it.

When I was a teenager there was also a supposed demonic cult barn out on south 93rd street. I’ve heard many stories but never went into the building myself. I do know the *neighbor* to the dilapidated church took it upon himself to use a shotgun to scare off later visitors. My friends and I did drive out there once. I did feel something out there but would’ve had to have gone inside to see if what I felt was truly demonic or other.

LRM says:

July 27, 2007, 3:27 pm

I went to this place in 2000. The church was still standing at the time. The place was all fenced off though, so I don’t know how you other people got in the cemetary. But there were some unexplanned things that happend to us that night. Let me elaborate:

My friend was driving, I was in the passengers seat, and we had two other friends in the back. We were east bound on the main road that goes through Stull.. the cemetary was on the left side of the road… I wanted to take a picture, so we turned around. So, now, we are West Bound on the road. We pulled up to the front of the cememtary and I leaned out the window to take a picture. As I was snapping the first picture, I felt something on may hand.. I didn’t say anything.. at the same time, my friend in the Driver’s seat started freaking out… We were all like “what?”. She said that she just saw a really bright light in front of her but the girls in the back seat did not see anything. She said that it looked like a car driving by, but there was not a car on the road at all. She said that it looked like a car, but that the lights seemed like they were on the car. So, I grabbed the camera again and took a picture of the car. Then I took another picture of the cemetary. It was kind of starting to freak everyone out, so we left and went back to Manhattan.

When we got back to KSU, we took the film to Wal-mart to get developed to see if we could see anything. The next day, we went in and picked up the pictures. The first picture (the one that I took at the same time that my friend saw the light and I felt something) was blurred. It looked like someone was running past the camera. The second picture that I took was of the car. That one was pretty normal. (So now we know that there is nothing wrong with the film).. then the third picture of the cemetary… ok.. remember there was a fence that we did not go past. We were on the outside of the cemetary… it was daylight… but, up to the fence, the picture was completely clear… beyond the fence.. it was solid fog!! you could not see anything. We got freaked out and thought that if anything about Stull was true, that we better burn the pictures because we did not want them or us to get possessed.

As the pictures were burning, it sounded like a high pitched squeel… you know kinda of like it sounds when you pick up the phone when someone is on dial up internet! I am not really sure what happend that day, but I was totally freaked out and so were my friends.

FYI– I did not see one person in the town that day. There were no cops or anything. Not a person in site.

Mysteris says:

August 10, 2007, 2:02 pm

Well it is a cemetary so that place is probly crawling with ghosts and spirts. Some might not remember thier death, or not belive their dead, or they just haven’t gone to the after life yet. But I’m sure there are things still walking around out their.
I lived by a cematary and I allways used to see things walking around out there. I am sure they wern’t people because the fence is alarmed so you have to have a key and they cound’t climb over it because at the top it is just like a jail wall. I was so freaked out that I won’t go to a cematary alone or at night.And now I always get awful dreams about the things I saw. It’s like they are trying to tell me something. CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPYYYYY

Kelly says:

August 10, 2007, 2:03 pm

Wow scary.

Kelly says:

August 10, 2007, 2:04 pm

Mysterious is me Kelly.

dead says:

September 27, 2007, 6:00 am

mickey d a satanic star only has five I say again five points.

ryan frank says:

October 3, 2007, 7:32 pm

I went to Stull cemetery one night coming back from Lawrence back in 2003. The church was torn down at the time, but pieces were still their. I took a little chunk of the church home with me, and put it in my computer room. Well, the next night my dog went to the computer room and just stopped, once he got passed the doorway, he started barking and growling at the piece of the church. He did this for about 2 hours and the next day I put it in a different spot. My dog found it and started barking and growling at it, and he quit going into that room until I returned the rock back to Stull Cemetery. It is seriously a true story and very odd, if a might add.

Nick says:

October 13, 2007, 3:08 pm

I am not 100% sure about the staircase, but i have been to stull cemetary, (the fenced off one. If anyone knows of antoher Stull Cemetary PLEASE post a comment), and here’s what happened when i got there. it was a very stormy night and it took my friends and i about two hours to get tehre. It rained ALL the way there, but as soon as we found the road the church was on, the rain stopped but the lightning continuded to light up the sky like i’ve never seen before. As soon as we came to the cemetary it was lit up by lightning, which had to be one of the creepiest things have ever seen. The weather picked up and it looked like a tornado was going to appear. We made our way onto the cemetary(not saying how we got on) and were hit with chills. we went to the back right of the church, where we heared hte staircase was. we found a bunch of watermelon sized rock in a circle under a tree. the rocks were DEFINATLY filling something. I do believe there is something haunted about this place and the citizens of Stull add to this. Im not sure if the following is true, but it is what i have read. The Stull Church, which was torn down in 2002, had been abandoned since 1922. if the residents hated teh attention from the church, why not tear it down sooner? Also, this may be a little too farfetch’d, but im just thinking, Why do the residents of Stull stay in Stull. there is nothing there, absolutly nothing! The town was settled by German immigrants who were supposably DEEP into witch craft. What if some of those families never left? What if there ancesters remain till this day guarding what they KNOW is there? Not plausable, but definatly possible. I meen no disrespect to Stull of its residentd, this is just theory. To bring this back up, what if the real haunted cemetary is located somewhere else in Stull. What if the fences and signs are there to get our attention. Just thinking. To end my rather long bulliten, i will ask all of those who do go to Stull to have respect. Theres no harm in searching or walking around, but please don’t vandalize or even make very much noise. Thank You.

Gary says:

October 15, 2007, 11:28 pm

Holly ****, I dropped a big Stull in my pants after reading all this.

jeremy says:

October 19, 2007, 11:33 am

ok so me and 6 other friends went and we found the gateway to hell although it was covered with huge heavy rocks we tried to move them but culdnt like everyone said on here it is a waste of time and the town is tiny but when we did go we got a picture of what looks like the devils face over the cemetery.

Lisa S says:

October 20, 2007, 7:01 pm

I’ve been to the Stull cemetary, many, many times. I was told stories and read an article from the Topeka paper about it. So, I have been there, and usually, nothing happened. However, my last visit, right before the fence was put up, I did have an experience!
I had brought a friend and was explaining the legend of the cemetary. Someone had come through the night before and tipped many tombstones over. We went up the road, passing a guy putting up a sign at the entrance. The road inside goes in a circle. We went to the right and past the “church”. A car was blocking our exit, so we had to turn around and go back the way we came from. While doing so, my car died. Out of the clear blue! Nothing was wrong with it either before or after that visit! Anyway, I kept trying to start it, after a while I got scared. Stull is out in the middle of no where! After many, many tries, the car started and I gunned it out of there! On the way out, that man by the entrance stoped us….he had a pitch fork in his hand. He asked why we were there. I told him the truth. His eyes were very strange. It cannot be described. He told us to leave and not come back. I have driven by, but have never gone back there!
A friend was a gray witch. She and her coven went there. They drove up on the road and parked. She saw something she said was around 7 ft. tall with red glowing eyes…..and the next thing she knew…..her car was out on the road, outside the cemetary!
People from KU have researched the Stull Cemetary… is truly haunted and quite posibly one of the gates to HELL! Be careful if you want to go there. It is well patrolled and the towns folk will call the sheriff!

jessica says:

October 21, 2007, 11:15 pm

THATS ******* BOLL **** STOP SAYING THAT KIND OF ******* STUFF STOP LYING THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SEND YOU TO HELL IS GOD SO SHUT THE **** UP MUTHER FUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Satan says:

October 23, 2007, 7:47 pm

I can bring any I want to hell. Come to Stulls and I will show you.

Samantha says:

October 27, 2007, 4:46 pm

I grew up in Lawrence during the 1980s, and have driven through Stull multiple times. First of all, the white Methodist church is still very much in use and sits on the South side of the road. The supposedly haunted church is on the North side, and sits back from the road behind a cemetary.

The old church was made of native limestone (not brick, and was abandoned for decades. There was a fire there some years ago, that did destroy whatever wooden structure the church once had. After some more years of weather and exposure to the Kansas elements, the walls were finally demolished to help protect the owners from liability.

I remember kids going out when I was in high school and college, but no one ever saw anything except lots of beer being consumed. The private owners (yes, it is privately owned) do have it all fenced off to try to ensure that the people who are buried there can rest in peace.

Laurelin says:

November 25, 2007, 2:16 am

Throwing this out there about the star, there are more than one type of star, you have your five point; Your norm, I learned how to draw this at 3. Your Six Point – The star of David, and your 7 Point – Satanic Star, ECT…ECT… Look up star symbols on google, see what you find.

ashley says:

December 2, 2007, 12:11 am

i wana go to the gateway to hell that sounds like fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=))

kacee says:

January 16, 2008, 12:47 pm

yeah my older bro went to all of those things in kansas and my older sister was 6 months prego and got the sh** scared out of her at the house were that guy killed himself and his family. they left her and it was funny. they also went to the church and and i guess tried to shove her in the old church and she freaked out FUNNY i know well love ya!

Jerry Talbert says:

January 19, 2008, 12:57 pm

The Stull Cemetary story was made up by a KU student for a writing class. This has never been the “gateway to hell” and the cemetary is just like any other cemetary. I was able to get the last pictures of the church before they tore it down. This is NOT a haunted site. The Sallie House in Atchison is haunted and the Kansas Paranormal Group have been there for over three years documenting paranormal events.

bethaniel says:

February 23, 2008, 2:01 am

You guys are all stupid the satanic star has 5 points i repeat 5 POINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT STRAIGHT

ghosthunter says:

February 26, 2008, 4:33 pm

Yes of corse aprils right but who says hell cant come to you

ghosthunter says:

February 26, 2008, 4:35 pm

hey uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ashley do you bilive in god if so its sin

ghosthunter says:

February 26, 2008, 4:38 pm

LRM they proubly climbed ive been in as well as baled
old grave yards buy clming barbed wirde not as easly
as i wanted to but wasent caugt

ghosthunter says:

February 26, 2008, 4:50 pm

the family was out fishing and me and my cousins were exploring the property well pased a maqgnollia pach there was an old farkly old grave yard clibed the wire it was small but nice we found the grave from my step uncle and hiked around there was also a desipering grave stone we went to see ti and it was gone zippo zero no grave stone there as soon as we raed the stone of my uncle we felt a sudden urge to turn around three was a brilyant sunset wich it saied some thing about sunsets getting back offer the fence was the thing i got stuk on barbed wire twice

shanon says:

April 21, 2008, 11:09 pm

Lisa S What year of car do you have. If it is old it could’ve stalled when you were turning around.I personally don’t believe in ghosts, but it does sound interesting to read about your experience.

shelbi says:

May 11, 2008, 4:48 pm

oh yea i remember my cousin sayin something bout goin there before it was knocked down and he said tht it was scary but idk if tht is true bout bein one of the 7 gate ways to hell and all

wolf says:

August 14, 2008, 1:00 pm

Ghosthunter – LEARN TO SPELL!!!!!!!!!!!

Lovely says:

September 24, 2008, 4:51 pm

Well, this board is a sad sight. I cannot believe people would actually post their stories/comments not even knowing how to spell or use proper grammar. This is why people need education. You should be embarrassed. Seriously.

Jae n Ash says:

October 6, 2008, 9:22 pm

In all actuality this is just a large fabrication by an attention hungry student journalist trying to get a spot in his university’s paper.
The only ‘satanic’ thing happening in that area is wanna-be pagans trying to use the spiritual energy from ‘the 7th gate of hell’ to conjur… Well… Ignorance, basically.
Believe what you wish, though.

RealityCheck says:

October 23, 2008, 3:54 pm

I went to the cemetery once, before the church was torn down. Inside the church, the creaking made me feel a little uneasy, but that was about it. Besides, the church WAS pretty old. To those who STILL want to go to Stull, you’re wasting your time. It’s really not that scary, and you need permission to even go to the cemetery. The coyotes will probably be the scariest thing you encounter, which makes it a waste of a night and a half-tank of gas. But, since you’ll probably not listen to me, find out for yourselves.

badreligion says:

December 12, 2008, 10:35 pm

Stull cemetery does not seem so creepy just sounds like any other cemetery out there let the dead r.I.p. Idiots go out just to inforce and wish something is going to happen . Its not a torrist attraction its a cemetery. If ur going up there to mess arround u have no respect that why iddiots always have something badd happen to them don’t mess with something u know nothing about there’s things in this world we cannot explain.

Renae says:

February 24, 2009, 1:18 am

Um hate to burst your bubble here but this story was started by a student at KU for a class paper. Someone suggested they print it in the campus newspaper for a Halloween story. It was reprinted later in the Washburn campus newspaper where a friend of mine saw the story and told us about it while driving us to this location to scare us. I am 50 plus years old so we are talking about late 60’s or early 70’s for when and where this story got started. It was someone’s wild imagination helping him get a grade in a college class and nothing more. It never occurred to any of us to save a copy of this story because no one ever thought it would have a life of its own.
From what I have read here, there is little of the original story left except for the story about the bottles and the “Gateway to Hell”. As I recall that was what he named the story (at least in the newspaper) to get students to pick it up and read it. As for the tree I believe this was also in the story but I don’t remember what the story was behind it. It was a huge beautiful tree that was said to be more than 150 years old.
The tree was taken down in an attempt to stop kids from coming to see it. Same with the old church. I saw pictures of the tree in pieces and it was sad to think they had to take such an old tree out because of a wild story printed in a college newspaper. The idea the tree was inside the church is just down right ridiculous. Think about it if there was a basement or a cellar under that church then how or why would someone think they could grow a tree so the roots would grow to hell?
Some say that behind every story is a bit of truth. That makes this story the exception.
The story of the priest avoiding the cemetery just makes me laugh. That was certainly added years after the story was first printed.

robert says:

April 4, 2009, 5:48 pm

it has been said that the church was very haunted but the people who said it haunted hadnt been there themselves i have talked to the people across the street of the old church and they told that they saw two people who looked like demons now i dont know if thats true but i asked if i could stay the night in my car and watch to see if i could see something myself and they said they rather i didnt but they gave in so i did and didnt see a damn thing so i dont know if the stuff they say about the church is true or not but i say i dont believe it untill i see it for myself

lee says:

April 13, 2009, 8:12 pm

if you do not beleave in spirits there is somthing wrong with you i grew up in a house that had an evil spirit in it there was a conversation about god and then a wooden board lifted up from a corner and hit my aunt in the head. then i seen a black coat peek out of the attic closet at me you should beleave.

Angie says:

April 27, 2009, 2:47 am

I grew up near Stull Cemetery and I’ve been to “Rituals” performed there back when I was a teenager and There is some Crazy, Creepy and just out-right Scary about it. There is EVIL there!..Seriously! My experence is embedded in my head forever now. There is a True Haunting There. I KNOW!

Jess says:

June 16, 2009, 9:33 pm

I lived in Stull for two years! It is freaky at night but in braud day light It’s just ridiculus. I know the old people who live across the street so they never called the cops. but if you want to expeirence the hautings it has to be at night.

lika says:

August 4, 2009, 3:39 pm

I grew up at Stull. The cemetary is not haunted. I have several family members buried there that were very good Christians. The old rock church was torn down because of vandals and the stories. The cemetary is NOT the gateway to hell. If you approach a tree you will go to hell, you will not die going there. As far as eerie feelings, that is your mind working. Very upsetting to know these comments have been made.

Nurse says:

August 6, 2009, 2:56 pm

I really appreciate everyone’s story, however, when some one (Jennifer as listed on March 6 2006) became so disrespectful of others, she should not have the right to be on these chat room at all. No matter who you are, what experience you had, it is still important to respect others.

Des says:

September 11, 2009, 5:50 pm

My sister and I tried for hours to find stull, never could. Litterally looked for 6 Hours.. We got directions from locals and everything.

Jacob says:

October 24, 2009, 10:16 am

Me and some friends went to stull in high school. We parked across the street at a church. we waited till there was no traffic and ran across the street jumped over the fence. there were some knocked over grave stones. every time a car came buy we ducked and hid when we got up to the church we looked around for the seven steps no luck. I would not go into the church but my friends did. we were drinking vodka and being stupid 2 of my friends decided to take a piss inside the church because it wasnt raining. they wanted to see if it would fall on the floor of the church. because What we read about the place said rain would not fall inside the church even tho there was not a roof and it did we took some stones from the church and on our way home it started raining and lightning hit right beside the road where we were driving and we got scared pulled over and threw the stones out. about a month later my friend looked up stull and found out the night we were there was the night the church got torn down so we were one of the last people to see it standing!

LeAnne C. says:

January 3, 2010, 11:14 am

There is nothing there! I went there with a friend and was totally hyped up about it. We were able to go into the cemetery, but just because there was a resident that was in putting flowers on a grave site. It is just an old cemetery. its creepy because its old and the headstones are huge, but that is all. the church is rubble. Most of the tales behind it (like that the pope wont fly over it) are totally false. do your research before going out there. it is most definitely not worth a night in jail.

Casey says:

January 7, 2010, 7:57 am

i went to stull ks a couple years ago and caught a bad case of the clap…thats about it…nothing but ***** and butts. paranormal activity was off the chain even though the ghosts were real scary they were very polite they told us to make a like a tree and leaf…OR WE”LL CUT YOUR BUTTS!! then they sucked us off…we threw some nickles and dimes down the stairway said thats for the nut and peaced out

Tiredtuggle says:

March 12, 2010, 10:43 pm


CaTe WhO Believes in ghosts says:

March 20, 2010, 12:36 pm

ive read all of these comments and jacob is very convincing. my cousin brooke, was Not a christian until the night she went the the stull cemetary. she told me that she eclimbed the fence. it was about 12:56am when she made her first approach. she was very eerie to the fact that demons were there but wanted to see for herself. Later that morning at about 1:33am she was STILL there and she says that the church was still standing when she went. she also admitted to me that she saw a demon like figure at the corner of her eye and when she turned around ahe was screaming like hell….it was 8ft tall she tells me and it said GO AWAY in a weird voice. she then tells me that it disappeared and she jumped the fence, jumped iin her car. and drove away!….she says that she took a chunk of a gravestong home with her that she swore that when she got home it said your next…..but when she had left the night before that it said next before you peace. She tells me that she then got into her car. and drove the hell back there..threw the stone over the fence and drove the hell back home. She then says that she dropped to her knees when she got home…and prayed to God to forgive her of her sins…and asked jesuse to come into her heart. she thenn said she felt like she was a hole new person…and she has never went back there since that day….and she now attends a methodist church in los angeles, California and she is good friends with a celebrity who claims they have seen a ghost at a cemetary too….but a different one…and goes to her methodist church of LA, california and can you guess ho that celebrity is….its Miley Cyrus…no lie. THANKS!

Demi keila Jones says:

March 20, 2010, 12:43 pm

i believe cate who believes in ghosts story i met her one day and she recommended this site. this is not a joke my name says demi jones i know but thats only so people wont ask me dumb questions about me on here its really demi lovato. hiyaz to evry1 whos on here. i talked to miley like five miutes ago, and she says that yes she has seen a spirit in a cemetary and yes she goes to tha same church as brooke, cates cuzzin and you can aske her yourself. thank ya’ll, Love: Demetria Lovato (demi)(:

Macey says:

March 20, 2010, 12:45 pm

i dont know about ya’ll ******* but i believe cates story!!!!!!!:)

mofo says:

March 20, 2010, 12:47 pm

i believe cates tory i o her..and she wouldnt lie…my names rilyn and yes im a fudgin gurl and i love my nam so yea cates no lyer and i no brooke to..they wouldnt lie bout tht!!!

Jennifer says:

May 18, 2010, 2:21 pm

When I attended Shawnee Heights High School, I had a friend who lived in the house behind the church on the other side of the road (which is also gone). Out of boredom, we used the old church as a place to hang out (before it was fenced in). We were never destructive, mainly we walked around reading the headstones and occasionally through and around the old church (was a German Church until it burned. I was told the fire was started by lightning.) Please be respectful. There is nothing there such as what you are searching for. If it is haunted, it is by the family members who attended the church. I vote for an historical marker near the site.

Jennifer says:

May 18, 2010, 2:34 pm

When I attended Shawnee heights High School, I had a friend who lived in the (now gone) old house behind the church on the opposite side of the highway. We used the stone church walls as a place to hang out and smoke cigarettes. There is nothing horrifying there. I was kind of sad to see it years later as a pile of rubble. It was a German Church. From what I was told, it burned in a fire started by lightning.

clay says:

August 4, 2010, 10:07 am

if people stop going there the cops will stop. those cops in Kansas are just stupid and willing to ruin peoples fun. in a few yrs wehn i get my permit and a van full of friends ill go up to kansas and check it out. i highly doubt well be able to get in but its always worth a try. you can mail me at

Pam says:

August 24, 2010, 10:28 am

I was there several times before the church was torn down. That old church was NOT a gateway to hell folks. I was just a place a lot of kids chose to party and vandalize, nope not a gateway just a place for disrespectful people went to act like jerks.

cassie says:

August 29, 2010, 2:39 pm

i have been to there a couple of times…when we went both times the gate was wide open no locks or anything on it…we seen figures dressed in white up by where the old church used to stand. also when we were leaving we heard chanting coming from a distance behind us. we recoreded with a camera and it was completely silent but when we watched the viedo you could hear it sounded like either dogs growling or some kind of animal cant explain the sound. it was too weird. also. theres a story of a mystery ghost car that follows you from the topeka road to the cemetary and yes we seen it…

Sarah says:

September 3, 2010, 9:34 pm

I was just talking to my friend about haunted places, and i didnt say the name of it when i was talking to her and she said her uncles went in there one night and stuff flew around the room and doors slammed and everything.. idk if its true but its freaky to think about all these ghost stories!

Pam says:

October 19, 2010, 3:41 pm

Doubt anyone will read this as all the posts are old but I’ve been in the old church and the only spirits there were ones left by kids doing their party thing. All hype and no gateway to hell.

Katherine Frisbie says:

November 11, 2010, 4:46 pm

I know when my friends and I went there we actually went there twice once at night and then the next day at twilight it was in december close to the winter solstace. my friends adn I were going to go up to the cemetery but some ladies told us not to. well when we came back from there I truly believe that somethign came back with us because I didn’t believe in ghost or spirits when I went now I do becasue when we came back I was not able to sleep for a couple of days till I prayed about it with my father but there truly is something horrible in there and it seems to latch on to people and drive away with them.

Owen says:

February 11, 2011, 6:02 pm

MY friend and I went there one overcast day in April of ’95, over 15 years ago. It was a bit creepy even in the afternoon, but probably more from the stories than the actual setting. We took some video on his camcorder, but the sound was crappy because of the wind on the hill. The church was still standing then, but the roof had collapsed and there was graffiti and broken bottles everywhere.

As everyone else has said, nothing to see there these days now that the church is gone. Although we had no trouble from the locals, but we were there in the daytime and not really disturbing anything.

John says:

October 8, 2011, 3:42 am

The church was nonsense, and now it’s historical nonsense.

Do some research, and if you’re extremely thorough, you might learn of the old schoolhouse in the area, somewhat near the school. It still stands, although there have been renovations to it.

I went inside it *once*. I’ll never do it again.

am says:

October 25, 2012, 1:15 pm

Don’t go looking for it, the church was torn down many years ago. It also was never used for any satanic purposes, the most evil thing there was the broken glass (yes folks, bottles broke if you threw them). I was inside the church (or what was left of the church) before it was torn down and it was only used as a party/drinking place for college kids LOL.

Agnostic Bee-Yotch says:

June 7, 2013, 7:45 pm

April needs to lay off the crack, that’s all I have to say.

Hora says:

August 11, 2015, 1:33 am

Are to idiot go to Cementery night to play games with don’t know a consequences? thing are a funny game? No need go there for see evil demon,are any where in human form. When be get a good brain and start understand reality?

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