Region 8 Haunts...Part Two - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR -- Heather Flanigan Reports

Region 8 Haunts...Part Two

October 31, 2005 – Posted at 5:57 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR – In our second installment of Region 8 haunts, K8 news explores the legends behind two infamous places in Northeast Arkansas ....and it's a decision you make for yourself on whether or not the dead walk among us.

“There are always random noises out here, even when the building is empty. I don't know where the noises come from, if the building makes noises, but it is rarely silent in the building,” said Nettleton Band Director Peggy Jeffries.

The doors remain locked deep inside the gymnasium at the Nettleton high school...and there are only a few people who still have keys. Opened only for our cameras, spiders now house what used to be the band’s instrument closet. The scene of a terrifying incident for three high school students in the mid 90's.

“They came into the band room and when they went in there to put their instruments away, they heard a blood-curdling scream from the gymnasium,” said Jeffries, “And it scared them, so they ran out into the gymnasium and felt extreme cold all of a sudden. And they said that they saw leaves falling from the ceiling and the shadow of a football player over in the corner.”

The event was never explained, but Jefferies says she will be glad when the band moves to its new facility in January.

But it’s not the only place in Region 8 where the scary noises are loud.

“Supposedly at night in the area, you might hear some noises and hear somebody out in the water or swimming out in the water and then they disappear,” said Jason Wilkie of the Jonesboro Parks and Recreation.

It may look calm and peaceful, but the Craighead Forest Lake has a secret.

“Some teenagers rented a boat and they went out into the water and they had too many people in the boat and the boat sank, and supposedly five or six of them drowned,” said Wilkie, “Apparently, one of those souls of the people that drowned are still stuck out in Craighead Forest Lake, and you can hear him crying for help every once in a while.”

But Wilkie says the scariest thing at the Craighead Forest Lake ...is probably our imaginations.

“There are probably some scary things, but those are probably more like squirrels running through the leaves, and deer and fox and things like that. It’s amazing what kind of noise a squirrel can make when you are alone camping,” said Wilkie.

For more ghost stories in Region 8, log onto: http://theshadowlands.net.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Cut-A-Thon for Christopher planned

    Cut-A-Thon for Christopher planned

    Friday, March 24 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-03-24 19:54:00 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 21:00:23 GMT
    Christopher Copeland needs a liver transplant at UAMS to survive. (Source: Christopher Copeland)Christopher Copeland needs a liver transplant at UAMS to survive. (Source: Christopher Copeland)

    Former Jonesboro hairdresser in desperate need of liver transplant.

    Former Jonesboro hairdresser in desperate need of liver transplant.

  • ASP searching for man suspected in woman's murder

    ASP searching for man suspected in woman's murder

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:43 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:43:56 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:47:55 GMT
    Brian Keith Freeman (Source: Arkansas State Police)Brian Keith Freeman (Source: Arkansas State Police)

    Arkansas State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of killing a woman.

    Arkansas State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of killing a woman.

  • A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Smoke alarm installation drive

    A Better Region 8 Guest Editorial: Smoke alarm installation drive

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:30:24 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-03-24 16:35:56 GMT
    ABR8.jpgABR8.jpg

    Did you know that every day in Northeast Arkansas someone loses their home to fire?  Sadly, injuries are often sustained and even worse, there may be loss of life.  

    Did you know that every day in Northeast Arkansas someone loses their home to fire?  Sadly, injuries are often sustained and even worse, there may be loss of life.  

Powered by Frankly