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The Haunting of Rochester Cemetery
Topeka, Kansas

Posted by Hauntings Admin on 01/26/2011

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About Rochester Cemetery

History and Demographics for Rochester Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas:

Topeka is the state capital of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. It is located in northeast Kansas along the Kansas River. The population of Topeka is about 125,000 residents.

The landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka took place in this city. Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka overturned the Plessy vs. Ferguson case. Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka ruled that segregation due to race in school was unconstitutional.

In the Ioway and Kansa language, Topeka means “to dig good potatoes”. The city was founded in 1854 by folks who were against slavery. In 1857, Topeka was chartered as a city.

Ghosts and Hauntings for Rochester Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas:

Visitors of the Rochester Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas report seeing the ghost of an Albino woman who once lived in Topeka. This woman was apparently buried in Rochester Cemetery. The story of the Albino woman is similar to stories about White Ladies. White Ladies are often searching for lost children or lost lovers and reports of them are quite prolific throughout the United States. They are ghostly figures that appear wearing all white, or sometimes all grey or black garb. Often, stories of white, grey, or black ladies involve women who were ostracized in the community and thought of as witches. Although the Albino woman in the Topeka story was not necessarily dubbed a witch, as far as most of the research we've done so far, she was ostracized because she was an albino. And she is apparently seen as a ghost with her white dog periodically in Topeka near the Rochester Cemetery.

Resources:

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0J6RVfLdww to see a video on the Rochester Cemetery

Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8-cwkgnn7k&feature=fvw to see another video on the Rochester Cemetery.

The Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. Retrieved January 19, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/kansas.htm

Wikipedia (2011). Topeka, Kansas. Retrieved January 24, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topeka,_Kansas

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