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A fairly well known haunting is at Hays Music on Vine where the corner intersects with Broadway in downtown Poplar Bluff. After the tornado of 1927 virtually devastated Poplar Bluff, the Butler County courthouse was destroyed. Since Butler County needed to hold court anyway, the building now known as Hays was chosen because it had little or no damage. In 1972 I worked part of the summer in that building when it was Overby's Furniture as general
    labor, moving and transporting furniture and custodial duties, etc.

My supervisor with whom I shared these duties told me the top floor of the
building was haunted. He further stated he could sometimes hear footsteps on that floor. He had me accompany him on the freight elevator, and we proceeded to the top floor where I saw the old judge's bench. He told me the jail cells had been in the northeast corner, and a young woman had hanged herself there one night.

About thirty years later I was given permission to go back to that floor by the staff at Hays and looked around. The bench was still

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