I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Suicide Barn. This old abandoned barn was located twenty minutes
just outside of town in the 1930's. The Great Depression had hit the farming community of Kirksville hard
and most people just wanted a way out. Suicide became the answer. As the 30s went on, people from Kirksville
started to disappear. Most thought that they had simply moved away until one day a man came to the old
abandoned farm in the hope of buying the land while it was so cheap.
Apparently, he smelled something foul and walked into the barn, but saw nothing. The wind blew through the
barn and that was when he looked up into the rafters and saw about 50 bodies hanging from the rafters. The
abandoned barn became a popular spot to hang oneself during the Great Depression. The barn has since
been destroyed and its exact whereabouts remain a mystery.