Westside resident says strange goings-on grew to be normal in their homes off Route O
“Pistol Point used to be a place where the (Kansas City) Mafia was said to use as a place to take care of a lot of their business, there were rumors of executions. Not to mention the Osage Indians. There’s what looks like a burial ground that was disturbed by the development. The souls that roam that part of the lake will never rest.” – Sandra Hahn
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Joyce L. Miller
For some, the word “haunting” conjures images of ghosts, ghouls, goblins and things that go bump in the night or swirl through the air.
Some believe there is no such thing as spirits who refuse to rest, but not Sandra Hahn. She says her family experienced visits from those on the other side while living off O Road near Laurie. The hauntings seemed to follow them from one home to another, leaving her with an unsettling question: Do we live in a parallel universe?
Although Hahn and her daughter, who lived through the hauntings, now live in the state of California part of the year, she still considers the westside her home.
She’s often wondered why it happened to her family. The only answer that makes much sense to her is that some people are chosen to see and hear while others are deaf and blind to anything out of the ordinary.
Their haunting experiences occurred while they were living in two different homes. At the end of Route O by Millstone, Millstone Estates and Pistol Point, it is very haunted, she said.
Hahn describes the area as having a very sad past. Hahn said she now believes those who visited her family were souls unable to find peace.
“Pistol Point used to be a place where the (Kansas City) Mafia was said to use as a place to take care of a lot of their business, there were rumors of executions. Not to mention the Osage Indians.
“There’s what looks like a burial ground that was disturbed by the development. The souls that roam that part of the lake will never rest,” she said.
She knew there was something living in their first home off O Road when her granddaughter was locked in the house by herself. The 2-year-old child was unharmed. While Hahn and her youngest daughter watched from outside, the child seemed to be listening to someone talking to her inside. Whatever was in there was very protective of the child, she said.
At other times they heard strange noises at night. Recordings picked up voices. Once her daughter saw a man in the corner that no one else could see.
At one point, the hauntings turned violent and her husband was attacked by “something.” The family had taken to sleeping in the living room to be close together. They heard a loud noise, her husband yelled to turn on the light and when she looked there was blood oozing from his head and face.
After a trip to the emergency room, she sought advice from the church. Although she followed the advice, it didn’t help.
The family finally moved only to find themselves in a another home where spirits, once again, made their presence known.
“People who came to our house would experience things that couldn’t be explained,” she said. “It’s like those who were killed here and the Indians who were forced from their homes won’t give up. There was definitely something from a different realm,” she said. “There have been a lot of unexplained fires. It’s weird and some people are going to say it’s crazy and that this can’t be true. But it is.”
Before she and her daughter moved, Hahn said she did some research and found a number of things that caught her attention. Near the one home there was a circle of rocks in a wooded area.
She now believes that may have been an Indian burial ground.
She found the information about Pistol Point in a newspaper article that had been written about the KC Mafia using the place in the 1940s. Strange and eerie things kept surfacing.
“Before we moved it just got to be normal for us,” she said. “It wasn’t until my daughter and I came out here to California that we realized what it was like to live in a home that was not haunted. I wonder if there wasn’t something that was calling the spirits, maybe a limited psychic ability.
Hahn’s husband continues to live on the westside. She and her daughter split their time between the westside and California.
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