On Saturday the 3rd of May 2014, some of the WHPS members made a day trip out to Jacksonville, Texas. This is the site of one of the largest attacks and last attacks on white settlers by Native Americans in East Texas. The massacre took place on October 5, 1838. The massacre involved the Killough family who settled there and built a home.
The monument was supposedly built in the same place the house was located, with the graves of the family members surrounding it. The monument itself is a brick pyramid formation on a concrete foundation. The foundation is approximately 4 feet tall and the pyramid is about 1518 feet from the ground to the top.
Eerie feelings have been reported around the monument, and some people have reported seeing a Cherokee in the woods. If you visit Killough Monument, please remember that is a memorial to a family who died in a very tragic way. As with any cemetery or sacred ground, please be respectful.
The WHPS team members who did visit this location did have personal experiences which included feeling like they were being watched, feeling like there was someone standing nearby or beside them. One guest investigator started to get an overwhelming feeling of sadness.