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  My husband grew up in Weir and we lived there for 11 years after we were married and I had never heard this story before! Very interesting... Where did you get your information? Would be neat to look into this further...
Submitted by Tish


Hi, my friend and I have an interesting story regarding paranormal activities in the Weir, Kansas area. People of Weir would know where Brush Creek runs through 50th Street, about a mile outside of Weir. It is most famous for the low-water bridge where many go to take photos and walk through the shallow creek. This is exactly what my friend and I had intended to on the hot day of July 31, 2007. We came up on the creek on our four-wheelers like we had done many times before. We walked down by the water and started throwing rocks into the creek. Suddenly we started hearing gunshots and the water started splashing as if the bullets had hit it.
    Scared out of our wits, we ran up the road to the intersection of 50th Street and coal valley. When the gunshots stopped, we headed into the woods to see who it was; the only problem was that there was nobody around. There is a house that sits just to the north of the creek, but nobody was home at the time. There is also an old abandoned mobile home on the south side of the creek. After an hour of searching, we decided to go home. As we were leaving we saw a few gentlemen who were dressed in what looked like old Civil War uniforms. We paid no attention to their outfits and went to see if they had been shooting, but as we approached them they simply disappeared. Neither my friend, nor me will ever forget the terrifying sights of that day. We have never since returned to the now feared, Brush Creek. After our encounter with the ''soldiers'' we wondered why there would be Civil War soldiers where there were no battle taken place. In our attempt to find the answer, we came across an old legend telling the story of 4 young soldiers, fleeing the massacre at Baxter Springs.
As the story goes, 4 African-American soldiers fled the Baxter Springs massacre to save their lives. They wanted to get as far north as they could. As they made their trip they camped out by a creek they had come across. This creek is now known as ''brush creek. '' supposedly the 4 soldiers found a nearby corn field and stole some from a local farmer. The enraged farmer gathered his sons and waited for the soldiers to come back. The next day the soldiers came back to get more, only to find the farmer and his two sons waiting for their arrival. They shot 3 of the soldiers and the fourth one managed to escape. He was later found lying face down in the creek, death unknown. The 4 boys now walk the banks of the creek and carefully watching for the farmer. The boys shoot at groups of 2 or more, thinking that it is the farmer and his sons. This is not a ghost you want to go looking for.
Submitted by C&a

Comment by D. Callaway: My grandfather (African American) Robert Chatman was a coal miner in Weir KS and my mother was born there. I grew up hearing this story from her.

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