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Submitted by anonymous

       Categories: tornado, basement, furnace, animals, school

I used to go to Desoto Grade school. I went from kindergarten to 6th grade. Everyone that went to Desoto knew that every year they had a Halloween party type thing at the school. Well the night before Halloween my sister and I stayed after to help set up. We had never experienced anything scary, so we didn't have a problem with staying to wait for our mom. After about 5 minutes we went back inside because it was cold. It was dark, so I shined my phone in around, and my sisters started screaming. I didn't see anything, but when we got home she told me she saw a little girl in tattered clothes sitting in the corner with something on her lap.
Submitted by anonymous

       Categories: phone, school, home

The basement of the original De Soto school was filled with children when the tri state tornado hit back in 1925, kids and teachers were hiding trying to stay safe in the basement but the roof and floor collapsed all 300 plus kids and staff were killed. As a result the town is now haunted.
After midnight every night swings swing by themselves and multiple houses stay abandoned for years. Many children in the De Soto Grade School reported they saw kids outside playing on the playground in old out of date clothes during the may 8th storm of 2009. The school is a part of the original school including the basement. The teachers don't try to keep kids out of the basement because no one including myself have gone in there more then once excluding the janitor who really doesn't care. The town is haunted from the park to the school. There is a windowless building in De Soto on a run down street that still stands. Once a month I've seen respected people such as school officials and workers of the village of De Soto go in and come out hours later. Though when asked what was in there they denied they were there at all.
There are many secrets to this small town, if you want a scare just walk around town at midnight and provoke.
Submitted by De Soto Resident

Comment by Brian: What run-down street is the windowless building on ?.

Comment by De: That windowless building is the Masonic Lodge.

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