"A Mystery in Kansas" Le Hunt by light310

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The Basics

This little ghost town is located just a few miles outside of Independence, Kansas. It formed around a cement plant, which was the heart of the community. Eventually, the cement plant went out of business and the town was abandoned into decay and ruin.

Modern Day Le Hunt

Only a small handful of people still live in the Le Hunt area. The path to the main town (including the abandoned cement factory and the graveyard) is now blocked by a locked gate and not open to public vehicles. I am told that it is possible to drive up to the gate, then go the rest of the way on foot... but the gate is a considerable distance from the rest of the town, so most people don't bother. If you do plan on going, go during the winter. At other times of the year, the dense foliage will make it difficult to find anything interesting.


I have heard a few rumors about this town.

Underground Tunnels - I have heard many times that there are underground tunnels scattered around the Le Hunt area. They are said to be quite expansive, but in poor condition and dangerous to explore. Just today, a local explorer told me that he had found what might have been tunnels, but that they had all been filled in by runoff.

A Dangerous Place - I have been told that vandals and Satan worshippers sometimes have gathered here in the past and have trashed the place, defacing grave stones and doing other things. Since the path has been blocked, I would assume that this doesn't happen any more....

Accident - Some people say that as they were building the cement plant, one of the workers fell into the forms for one of the walls and was buried alive in the cement. As a tribute to him, they placed his shovel and other equipment into the wall as well. Unfortunately, punk kids are said to have defaced the memorial.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting town history and rumors.
  • Cons:Hard (and possibly illegal) to get to areas of interest.
  • In a nutshell:An intriguing enigma.
  • Last visit to Le Hunt: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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