10 mysterious stories behind unmarked graves
1. Billy Cook- Billy Cook was a spree killer who was born in Joplin Missouri in the 1920s. He lost his mother abruptly to a cerebral Brain hemmorage when he was only 5 years old, Shortly after losing his wife, Billy's father, William Sr. abandoned the boy in a mine shaft with his 10 siblings. Billy would later toss the body of his first victim down a similar mine shaft, before going on to murder an entire family- and their dog. Billy was found " sane but not sane enough to get the death sentence " [ link 1]in Oklahoma and sentenced to 300 years in Alcatraz. After outrage from the public, he was expedited to California where he was executed in 1952, infamously uttering the last words " I hate everybody's guts, and everybody hates mine." His body was buried in Peace church cemetery in Webb City MO, which is rumored to be haunted. Locals say that the statue of Mother Mary, who overlooks the forsaken burial ground, cries at night. I am sure you have heard of him, or at least a song about him. Jim Morrison of The Doors wrote ' Riders on the Storm" about him. " If you give this man a ride, sweet family will die."