The Legend of Betsy Beaumont
Simon, MO, USA
This story is an old tale that’s passed on from scout to scout at a Boy scout camp out in the boondocks of Missouri.
This tale tells of a young woman, Betsy, who was married to Joe (I have no recollection to the acutely name of him) Beaumont.
Betsy apparently had dreams of being a great singer and hoped to make into the lime light some time in her life, that dream was cut short. She was driving down a country road one day when a deer wandered out into the middle of the road, she had no time to avoid it. The crash was fatal to say the least, Betsy was horribly mangled and was only recognized by the distinctive ring her husband had bought her for their first anniversary. Joe was grief stricken and moved out into the country and started a camping ground and estate called Beaumont.
After Joe died he left his estate to the Boy scouts of America. Betsy never liked boy scouts much. People say Betsy’s spirit still wanders around the park, catching and mangling any unfortunate scout who makes the mistake of getting in her way. If you see her what your supposed to do is take a good look at her eyes, if they are blue, she is in a good mood and probably won’t even notice you, but if they are any shade of red or orange, she’s angry and that’s when you should be scared. There are many stories of children going into the mess-hall late at night for a snack and all that is found of them in the morning is a few bloody body parts, if anything, this is because Betsy has a taste for scouts. Betsy also likes to practice her singing voice late at night and some nights you may wake up to her wails and shouts. It is said that if you are to close to her singing you will go deaf or the noise will kill you. Also Betsy doesn’t like any one commenting on her singing voice and will horribly maim you or kill you so you can never do it again. So if you ever hear her singing it is best to just remain silent and pray.
Well that’s the story as it was told to me and I would welcome any other version if you know them or if you have had any experiences with her.