Tarkio, Missouri Ghost Sightings

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  The Tarkio High School is haunted by the ghost of a former janitor named Sven. Sven immigrated to Tarkio from Sweden in the early 1920s. Sven answered a post in a newspaper advertising for an overnight janitor. Sven traveled to the United States hoping to earn enough money to eventually relocate his family to Tarkio. Sven had a wife and 7 children and times were hard in Sweden. His small farm barely fed them.

For 15 years Sven worked and sent
    money home to his wife. He tried to save money also, but after all that time only managed to put back enough for one ticket. He was homesick and wrote
to his wife that he was coming home, but her reply broke his heart. In her letter she informed him that after he had left for America fifteen years before that she had told the children that he had died, and then she married the farmer who lived next door, and they had spent the money that he had sent home to buy more land.

Sven was heartbroken, and over Christmas vacation he just laid down in his basement bed and refused to get up. Soon the boilers
 

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