The Killough Massacre of 1838, by Cherokee against the Killough family of settlers, is said to be the largest Native American raid of its kind in East Texas, with 18 settlers, including several members of the Killough family, killed or abducted. A pyramid-shaped monument was created many years later, but the atmosphere of stark fear and panic that must have infused the area is said to remain. Some say they have seen the spirit of a Cherokee brave in full battle dress, while others report a mysterious fog enshrouding the memorial. Paranormal investigator Mitchel Whitington says he felt "an overwhelming sense of fear" when he first explored the site. "I simply couldn't explain the feeling I was experiencing, and the longer I stayed the more intense it became."
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