Missouri is known as the “Gateway to the West” because it was one of the main stops on the way to California. Missouri land was inexpensive and the cattle had ample grazing lands. Because of this fact, the pioneers moved here in droves. Population exploded and the riverboats transported supplies all up and down the Mississippi River. The railroad was being built from the east to the west. With the massive growth, the pioneers forced the natives to move further west. Those who stayed in here, settled near the Mississippi River. A melting pot of people moved in from the north and the south, so Missouri became a split state during war. Slavery was not a major industry in Missouri partly because they were costly and many of the Missourians were from the north. During the Civil War, when the call for soldiers came, Missouri divided its armies of soldiers. The Union Army received 110,000 soldiers and the Confederate Army 40,000. With the state being split, this divided cities and towns, neighbors and families, fathers and sons, and even brothers. Missouri saw as many as 1200 individual battles on their own land. The stench of death hung in the air as thousands of lives were lost fighting or starvation because you had to leave your home moving deeper west into the more remote areas. Many soldiers died in battle, of bloody dismemberment, infection, starvation, dysentery and brutal accidents. These violent battles of the war were over the brutality of slavery and had grown to epic proportion. The Civil War was brutal and most times fatal. From the inner turmoil to the numerous violent battles, the souls left behind to complete missions, lost between life and death now roams Missouri. Missouri is well known in the haunt world for its portals of hell and the revengeful souls who live within its confines. The intense energy these souls expel, helps the living keep they at bay for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, they must return to do their bidding as part of their mission in purgatory. Demons and messengers of the under-lord return to experiment and do research in their dungeons and chambers in the chill of the fall during the season of Halloween, under the spells of pure wickedness. Missouri is home to many haunted attractions that are well known in the haunt world. These haunted houses are well worth the trip. These attractions have been seen on many of the local television and radio stations, magazines and newspapers. Visit this haunted world of twisted and deranged: haunted houses, forests, trails, farms, mazes, hotels, asylums, prisons, indoor and outdoor attractions. Missouri is a state at the top of the haunt world and considered the area’s best for haunted attractions. Find the most innovative animatronics, scary monsters, creepy zombies, demented demons, creatures from the depths of the underworld, cutting edge technology and have your nightmares brought to life right here in Missouri. When searching for haunted houses online, Missouri is just a click away. Don’t wait for a review, check them out for yourself.