The Haunted Truth Of Bertha Gifford
Who was Bertha Gifford? Even today, the name brings up bad feelings in the small rural community of
Catawissa, Missouri, by people who weren’t even alive when the tragic events happened. It was a sordid
chapter of a past that only a few really know and what really happened back then will never fully be
explained. It can’t be. Too much time has passed. We can only tell what we know and speculate. What you
will find here is everything I’ve accumulated since 2002, when I first heard the story of Bertha Gifford.