Molly's Hollow - Jackson Park

South 6th Street, Atchison, Kansas

The origins of the haunting known as Molly's Hollow in Jackson Park vary. What is known is that around midnight people have reported hearing a terrible shrieking voice continuously crying out "Molly!". Often the horrible screaming is accompanied by the apparition of a woman hanging in a tree.

The most popular history of Molly's Hollow states that a beautiful young woman known only as 'Molly' got into a fight with her boyfriend in the park on prom night. Her boyfriend drove off and left her in the park. The next day Molly was found hanging in the tree, her clothes torn. It is unkown if her death was a suicide or murder.

Another history of Molly's Hollow states that Molly was an African-American girl that was lynched by a white mob years ago.

Today, Molly's Hollow is popular place for 'parking'. However, some have been driven permanently away from this area after witnessing the horrific haunting.

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Apr 7, 2008 8:54am [ 1 ]

Hi, Im alyssa and im into paranormal stuff. I think its really cool. I would really like to see videos...real videos of people seeing molly or hearing her scream... because the only way i can believe this story is to see it. And i would love to go to Molly's Hollow but i have no friends to go with and i dont want to go by myself just in case if it is scary. All my friends are scared. So is there any thing that you can show me like pictures of molly or videos..

~Alyssa~

Katryna
May 10, 2008 4:07pm [ 2 ]

I'm saving up my money to make the trip down to see Molly soon. I can't wait for a good scare :D

Keaton
Jun 17, 2008 2:00pm [ 3 ]

Hey people i have personally been to molly's hollow and it is true that if you go down there at midnight you can not always but occasionally hear the screams the the late molly and you can see an apparition my moms fiance bill used to live in atchison very close to the park and him and his friends used to sneak down there after dark and he told my mom that on one of the nights they went there they actually went INTO the woods to see if anything would happen and they found themselves hightailing out of there when they heard a blood-curdling scream...

dakota arndt
Oct 11, 2008 11:49am [ 4 ]

i am a clairavoyant and i have been doing this kind of research and i would love to see molly and hear her blood curdling scream that would be amazing to do this atchison kansas seems like a horrifying ghost town which is just what i need to visit to prove this scientific paranormal sightings and hearings aswell as feelings

i have lived with a ghost named tom dule and another named lila malin lila was killed by tom who was her own stepbrother

jordan
Oct 12, 2008 2:18pm [ 5 ]

i think its really scaryand i will never go there

Ivett cabrera
Nov 16, 2008 1:33pm [ 6 ]

hi am ivett i have seen this thing about molly's hollow on travel channel and i think it's real.i even heard her scream on tv.that was so cool :D

Nov 16, 2008 1:45pm [ 7 ]

hi am melany and i have been to molly's hollow for my birthday.there was a group about 10 of us that went there since i was the only kid there it was pretty scary cause after midnight we went walking through the buches and the trees and then we heard a scream and footsteps steping on sticks making the sticks crack,we made a step to the right because we thought she might pop out of the trees.so right now am 13 years old that was when i turned 12 so it was last year.i loved the experience.love u people who read this.:D

Apr 28, 2009 2:50pm [ 8 ]

hey peoplez wat up???? i really wanna go and hear molly scream. itz also heard that molly was an african american girl, got in trouble for having an affair with a whiteman and so was hanged.

Stacie Hecker
May 20, 2009 1:24pm [ 9 ]

I used to live in Atchison and I am so glad I left. There was lots of freaky tales (gargoyle house, Sally the man hater) and 90% of them were for real. I have heard Molly scream but I have not seen the apparition. (btw, the Bloody Mary stories down there are fake. Funnily enough, I knew Bloody Mary's niece and the real Mary lived in NE)

Bob
May 21, 2009 12:24am [ 10 ]

wow i wish california had cool places like this

victoria
Jun 7, 2009 12:54pm [ 11 ]

Hello, anyone who has been there, can you tell me how to get to the tree where she was?

Jun 19, 2009 7:48pm [ 12 ]

HOLY CRAP I WANNA GO THERE NOW!!!!!!!!! Would anyone want to come with me i got 10,000 dollars? just kidding but not about the coming with me part!?!?!?!?!?!

Lacey
Jun 26, 2009 4:33pm [ 13 ]

hopefully i will go to JACKSON PARK in 15 mins. or so!!!!!!!!i luv scary stuff and want to go and hopefully drive by sallie's house 2!!!!!my friend nikki is goin' so hopefully i will see her there 2!!!!!!!!!!!!i think it will be fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!foer!!!!r all that r there at 4;40 or was there hope 2 c u there and on the 26 of june hi if i diint c u!!!!!!!!talk l8er!!!!!!!!

lowell
Jul 13, 2009 7:13pm [ 14 ]

i've been there! there is a big opening and a hill, with concrete slabs, and a huge tree , well actually alot of trees

Trevan
Jul 21, 2009 4:23pm [ 15 ]

when i went down there i was down in the woods from 12:00AM til 3:30am and the only thing we saw was a park and a lot of woods so after we were in the woods for 3 hours we went to the park and played for a long time so i really dont think that it is true.

Sean
Sep 7, 2009 5:42pm [ 16 ]

Molly's Hollow is now the par 5 8th hole of the Jackson Disc Golf course.

Craig
Oct 27, 2009 6:00am [ 17 ]

hey i live in nebraska and would love to stop in and visit this town!! Can't wait to see if it's real for myself!!

terry
Nov 2, 2009 12:17pm [ 18 ]

i used to live in Atchison and when i was there, the area was bare except for the one tree that supposedly Molly hanged herself in. there is a lot of strange things that have occured in Atchison one just a block from where i used to live!! the gargoyle house is still there.

Danielle Mann
Nov 3, 2009 10:58am [ 19 ]

Today is 11-03-09 and this saturday me and my group for a class at school have to make a documentary of Mollys Hollow. I have never been outside at Molly Hollow in the night, just in a car so im very scared beacsue i have lived in atchison for 17 years and never walkd through there. We are taking a bunch of people with us because it would be just me and two other girls, so that we wont be as scared. Wish me luck!

Katie
Nov 8, 2009 11:31am [ 20 ]

I live In Kansas and i want to go hear her scream ivi been to jackson park before but i never knew it was haunted. it sounds really facinating

Kim
Dec 6, 2009 7:39pm [ 21 ]

My hometown is Atchison and I've been to Molly's Hollow, Sallie's House, and the haunted dorms of Benedictine many many times. I have to say that the dorms in Benedictine are much scarier, however five years ago about a month before I moved out of my parent's house for college; my best friend and I went down to Molly's Hollow. (When visiting Molly you are supposed to turn you car off and wait for her to appear, when she does if you try to start your car it's supposed to stall for a couple of minutes so that you are stuck looking at Molly and/or hearing her screams.) Although my friend and I never heard any screams, we did see a small flash of bright white light that only lasted for a second. My friend was driving and she started screaming trying to start her car and it actually stalled! I have been down there many times growing up but that it the only time I ever experienced anything...I guess Molly was giving me a moving away present.

kaci
Apr 24, 2010 5:46pm [ 22 ]

i have been to jackson park down in atchison..i was with some friends when we decided to go to the park and stop at the parking where its said back behind the parking and we stopped and we heard a loud screaming it was very clear when we heardit we got in the car and left

Hi we've heard alot about Molly Hollow and we really got freaked out watching one of the videos.We all believe and we're at Madisons house for a sleepover,we will be thinking about this scary experience and the tree hanging experiment..Thanks Love,Jaycee,Madison,Kaelyn and Brooky

May 15, 2010 10:40pm [ 24 ]

I'm working on our new Facebook page for "Haunted Atchison's Sights and Sounds" - click my name and check out our page. We would love to have you share your stories under our "review tab". We took a trip to Jackson Park today, and got some spooky shots! :o)

W. B. H
Jul 11, 2010 6:37pm [ 25 ]

Hello all!

I have been into the paranormal since I was little (probably starting around the age of six) and I find myself watching ghost/paranormal shows and specials constantly. One day my sister and I were watching Travel Channel and we saw the "Haunted Town" special. We had just moved to Kansas a year prior and we were both immediately drawn to the stories depicted on the show.

Right now, my family and I (me, my sister and her boyfriend, my mom, and my dad) are saving up to take a weekend trip (Saturday and Sunday) to Atchison this August. I plan to take many pictures and videos, along with (possibly) some EVP sessions. This, however, wouldn't be very wise. Either way, I would love to go to Molly's Hollow at midnight and see what I find!

Hopefully, we will also be returning in October around Halloween time~

Stephen Prosapio
Nov 11, 2010 1:29am [ 26 ]

Hello! Great site and great comments! I've been to Jackson Park and loved when the Haunted Trolley went through it in the dark...going the wrong way!

Anyway I'm writing a paranormal novel based in Atchison. I just went to describe the "Jackson Park" sign and can't find a picture on it anywhere on the web. If anyone could point me in the right direction, please write here or find me on FB or twitter...I'd appreciate it.

Mar 28, 2011 9:31am [ 27 ]

For those of you who are lovers of Atchison's haunted history - come and check us out! :)

Celia
Aug 6, 2011 5:42pm [ 28 ]

Hy I'm Celia n i like paranormal stuff too.. Bt when it comes to paranormal stuff i like to know the whole story.. It's for of wired that something is screaming Molly.. I dont get who that can be.. Maybe a friend that found her or maybe Molly is taking revenge if that really did happened about her n her boyfriend gettin in to a fight n he ends up killing her.. But i wat to know wat they were fightin bout n if it was really her boyfriend that killed her.. Maybe she was about to walk to her house when some other person saw her n try to take advantage of her n killed her.. Or maybe some sick person just wanted to kill someone n saw her alone n took advantage n to rape her but to kill her n make it look like they tryed to rape her or something... I'd like to know the whole thing.. N the whole truth.... :/

Micayla
Aug 9, 2011 6:21pm [ 29 ]

I was born and lived in Atchison for 16 years, i lived only a few blocks away from Jackson Park and would walk there all the time to hang out with friends and walk the trails, my friends and i never really stopped and thought about Molly's Hollow.....its weird looking at all the comments about it and how famous it is.

katie
Oct 10, 2011 12:58am [ 30 ]

Me and a bunch of my friends are planning on going down so yea I'm pretty excited about things(:.

Michael D ghost fanatic
Oct 10, 2011 1:04am [ 31 ]

Hello, im michael im going on the trip with the girl katie above ive always been into the whole emp sessions and recording stuff so we are planning on investigating mollys hollow we live in topeka ks we will let you know what we find and anyone on the area is welcome to tag along C:

Darrion Poppen
Jan 24, 2012 3:56pm [ 32 ]

I've known about Molly's Hollow for a long time, and ever since I have heard about it while watching a TV show, I have always wanted to go there. I have already recorded two ghosts on tape, and I really want to catch Molly's scream on tape too. I'm hoping to be down there some time too. I just love the rush I get when it somes to tracking down ghosts!

Chris
Jul 9, 2012 9:34pm [ 33 ]

I'm living in atchison now and while I've never been to Molly's hollow my old baby sister was with a child that couldn't walk she/he was so young. When she LEFT THE ROOM she came back in and all the toys that had been scattered around the baby where now in a perfect circle around the kid and the kid was now in the very center of the room

Anna
Oct 4, 2012 10:30pm [ 34 ]

I live in Atchison and yes there are several haunted places here.Molly's Hollow is one of them.I do know the tree that she was hung from is no longer standing.My son and his friend went there at about midnight and yes he did hear the scream.He said he will never go back there because it was like she was right by him when it happened.I live with a couple of ghosts too.They are not a nuissance thank goodness.Talk to some of the people who live in old houses here and most have ghosts.

Holden
Apr 2, 2013 6:14pm [ 35 ]

She lives in jasanpark in the woods.

Jared Hundley
Apr 5, 2013 8:04am [ 36 ]

I am From Atchison, KS and ive been to Jackson Park and seen Molly many times.

oompa loompa
Aug 22, 2013 3:50pm [ 37 ]

So a few friends and I were at Jackson Park last night, and we had driven by her tree, and we could hear her faintly scream, and a couple guys, that were talking to each other, then ahead of us was a light that looked like someone was running with a flashlight, swinging it. We went up to the shelter house, and we were talking about how Molly doesn't like guys, and we mentioned her not liking black guys and we heard a clear as day knock on the shelter house wall.

Michael warnke
Jun 25, 2016 11:50am [ 38 ]

Hello. My name is mike warnke, I am a part of a paranormal team based out of salina, we are call pulse paranormal, you can look us up on facebook. Anyways, I would love to take my team out and investigate, we are highly professional, and have various equipment. Would I have to get ahold of someone to get permission to come out? Please let me know. Thanks and have a great day..

bobby
Jan 27, 2017 4:06pm [ 39 ]

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MY NAME JEFF
Jan 27, 2017 4:09pm [ 41 ]

South 6th Street, Atchison, Kansas

The origins of the haunting known as Molly's Hollow in Jackson Park vary. What is known is that around midnight people have reported hearing a terrible shrieking voice continuously crying out "Molly!". Often the horrible screaming is accompanied by the apparition of a woman hanging in a tree.

The most popular history of Molly's Hollow states that a beautiful young woman known only as 'Molly' got into a fight with her boyfriend in the park on prom night. Her boyfriend drove off and left her in the park. The next day Molly was found hanging in the tree, her clothes torn. It is unkown if her death was a suicide or murder.

Another history of Molly's Hollow states that Molly was an African-American girl that was lynched by a white mob years ago.

Today, Molly's Hollow is popular place for 'parking'. However, some have been driven permanently away from this area after witnessing the horrific haunting.

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Jan 27, 2017 4:11pm [ 42 ]

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