Stoneking Cemetery - Real Haunt in Russell IA
- Stoneking Cemetery, East of Williamson
- Russell, IA
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.
When I went a few years ago it was terrifying.Posted 9/1/18
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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