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Stoneking Cemetery - Russell IA Real Haunt

  • Stoneking Cemetery, East of Williamson
  • Russell, IA
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This cemetery is rumored to be quite haunted and is located on a family plot that used to have an abandoned house. Some believe the trees in the back of the cemetery are dangerous and that anyone who walks behind them can see the Stone King sitting on his grave, and then they soon die. Others believe Joseph Stoneking was featured in the original "Children of the Corn" movie. Words on the headstone threaten the reader will soon join Joseph: “As you are now, I once was. As I am now, you soon will be. So, come face death and follow me.” Rumors state that no one can climb the stairs of the abandoned home, those who have tried have always stopped. There have also been reports of apparitions with missing hands and horrible burns.
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  • Spooky but not dangerous

    Went as a teen with a friend and her parents. When we got there, my 35mm would not turn on. New batteries, new film, no damage or any previous issues. Even replaced the batteries and film just to be sure and it just would not turn on. I ended up giving up and using my digital camera which didn’t show anything out of the ordinary that I can recall. The photos are long gone by now unfortunately. Her parents went back into the trees but they saw nothing at Joseph’s stone. Both are alive and well today. Strangest thing was, after we left and drove off, I checked my 35mm again and it turned on as usual. Nothing wrong with it at all.

    Posted 3/14/22

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  • Gravestone Headstone

    What you say his headstone says is incorrect it actually says “ Dear children as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I, as I am now, so soon you’ll be, prepare for death and follow me my grandfather has known that since he’s was about 13 and he is 57.

    Posted 12/5/20

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  • Not haunted

    I've camped out there! Theres nothing haunted about anything! I would recommend going to see a part of the old coal mining towns of the area which is rich in history! One of my favorite places to go be outdoors not just there but the area!

    Posted 11/1/20

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  • Not haunted

    I highly doubt it's haunted lol whoever thinks this is crazy

    Posted 10/31/20

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  • found this cemetery in a Haunted Iowa book.

    some scenic gravel travel. The book stated the cemetery was in Children of the Corn. so I came home and watched the 1984 version. no. still a beautiful old country cemetery. used Google Maps (and the said book) to get there....when we left, Google Maps couldn't find anything. until we got back to the highway. interesting experience....

    Posted 8/11/20

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  • Beautiful Cemetery

    it is quite peaceful during the day! Its one of our favorite stops to take pictures at because the background is stunning. No paranormal activity during the day not sure about night time.

    Posted 6/15/20

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  • Very Scary! Would Reccomend

    The girls and I decided to take a fun little road trip in the Prius out to Stoneking Cemetery. The journey there was a little sketchy. We recommend taking the long route so you don't risk getting stuck on the level B. We whipped up to Oak Hill Stone King cemetery, but before we could even enter the gate, we wanted to snap a quick pic with the sign. We left the doors open and the keys in. As we were standing, all the doors slammed closed, mind you there is no wind tonight, and we heard cackling and screaming from the woods. When I tell you we peed ourselves sprinting to the car. We sent it out of there as quickly as we could. Would highly recommend taking this trip with your friends if you enjoy a good scare.

    Posted 4/28/20

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  • Went doing the day and night

    During the day, it was peaceful and beautiful, durning the night it was quite creepy, heard some stuff that I didn’t like and we left.

    Posted 9/18/19

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  • Last Night

    When my friends and I walked into the gate we heard 3 high pitched screams then we got a ghost box and we kept getting told to leave..one said GET OUT, the other was a girl and she said please leave and the last was a little boy saying leave. We left after being told to leave so many times. They don’t want us there...it’s not safe.

    Posted 7/3/19

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  • A Peaceful Cemetary sitting on a hill

    went and visited it, the wind was blowing, birds singing, nothing sinister, nothing but a peaceful day...I agree with the granddaughter, people are very disrespectful...its to bad the family has to endure the vandlism and stories....

    Posted 4/13/19

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  • Scary

    When I went a few years ago it was terrifying.

    Posted 9/1/18

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  • I am Joseph stoneking great great great granddaughter.

    I am a direct decent of Joseph. My maternal grandmothers maiden name was stoneking. Joseph's headstone was not used in children of the corn.I think it very disrespectful to urinate on a grave,would you like any peeing on your grandpa? just saying. As for it being haunted I feel it is as most cemetery's are but the spirits there are usually peaceful unless you are there with sinister intentions. There has been a lot of vandalism out there, we don't mind visitors but please be respectful.

    Posted 6/3/18

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  • Just got back

    I just got back from stone king and did everything there was to do. No stoneking sittng on the grave or anyting. I was there for an hour trying to see something. And just to clear up the rumor that if you piss on it the letters will disappear is false because of the stone its made of is all polished besides the wrighting therefor when getting it wet it gives that wet polished look so it blends in. I could tell before getting it wet that it was the case.

    Posted 11/2/17

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    5 out of 8 found this review helpful

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