THE HAUNTED HOTSPOTS OF UTAH
THE HAUNTED HOTSPOTS OF UTAH
American Fork - American Fork Canyon:
If you talk to anyone in Utah, you will know that AF canyon is very creepy at night. It has been reported that there is a ghost hitchhiker in the canyon. There is also a cemetery about half way up that has had sightings of apparitions in it. This canyon is deadly. Every year several people lose their lives due to auto accidents here. I have no doubt that spirits are roaming this place.Ever year several people lose their lives due to auto accidents here.
Bear River City - Cry baby bridge :
It is reported that a woman drove her car off the bridge killing her and her children. At times if you park on the bridge you can hear their screams.
Beaver Dam - VooDoo Caves :
A worker was killed in the underground pipe. It is said that when his spirit appears the water will flow backwards.
Benjamin - Old Arrowhead Swimming Resort:
A six year old boy drown in the pool and some guests have said that they have seen the shadow of a boy as well as a green mist on the stairs. In one of the upstairs bedrooms, if you are awake around one in the morning you are able to hear several soft voices. In the two downstairs bedrooms there have been sightings of an old woman and a very unpleasant presence. Some also tell of a "ghost cat" that wanders around the back of the house near the place that it was buried.
Benjamin - The Pump House:
There is an old pump house in Benjamin. It used to be used to regulate the arrogation flow to the farmers. It is said that there where two men working alone there one night, and one of the men got caught in one of the machines and died, the other man trying to pull him out got his arm caught and died from loss of blood. Needless to say they donít use it anymore, and all electricity to the place has been shut off. But when driving by after dark, on many occasions, through the cracks in the boarded up windows you can see light shining through, generated from an unknown source. Upon approaching the house you can hear people talking, and music playing in the background. but no one is inside. Authorities have been called by numerous residents claming to hear "trespassers" in the old pump house, but upon inspection, they find no one, and no evidence of entry.
227 South Main St.
In this tiny little tow ther is this cafe known as Betty's Cafe
formally known as The Brickhouse, used to be a home.
A ghost wearing a plaid shirt is seen frequently here.
Southern Utah University
351 West Center St.
There is a building known as the Old Main, this building is severely haunted and
as had several incidences involving the
supernatural. Most of the occurrences have to do with
electrical equipment. The lights in the building turn
themselves on and off, students have been trapped in the
elevators, and the elevators move on their own. The ghost
of a woman is seen wandering the third floor often. Most
students and staff refuse to spend time in the building after
Bountiful - Cemetery :
Voices are heard in the old wood cemetery along with strange smells and sounds. There is a tombstone that belongs to a temple worker for the salt lake temple. It is always warm.
Bountiful - the haunted museum:
There is an old building on eaglewood drive that once was used as a mortuary, a mink farm, and most recently a museum. The museum is abandoned, but still has many LDS "artifacts" and there has been dark shadowy people seen on the property with a very eerie presence felt.
Bountiful - Viewmont High School:
Ted Bundy abducted one of his victims from this high school. Reports of seeing her and his yellow VW bug still exist to this day.
Brigham City - Dove Creek Camp:
This abandoned labor camp was once used for Chinese immigrant workers that layed the first transcontinental railroad tracks. It is haunted by the sounds and voices of the Chinese workers who lived and died there, ghostly lights have also been reported.
Brigham City - Historic Train Depot:
Workers report the presence of a spirit that haunts this historic site. The Utah Ghost Organization has investigated this place and recorded EVP and filmed ORBS on video cameras. This is a very nice place to visit even if you are not looking for ghosts.
Brigham - Old Indian schools:
The sound of windows breaking, flying objects and ghost sightings are a few of the reported happenings. Doors will shut and open on their own. There are a lot of different buildings and a hospital. - November 2003 Update: The Indian Schools were originally built to house Indians in Northern Utah as sort of a dormitory/high school type of situation. In fact, up in the Brigham City Valley, there is a "B" on the Mountain for Box Elder and though faded, the "I" is still present as well. the school also served as a Hospital for wounded soldiers during WWII. As a precautionary measure there were many underground tunnels that were built to support the likes of an evacuation. Today many of the buildings have been remade into apartment housing and also are rented out as storage, but some are still closed to the public and are not being used for anything. The tunnels were boarded up at the end of the war. Today the buildings not in use stand deserted and boarded up. Kids from the area go inside sort of like a dare. Upon one of these instances it was discovered that the tunnels that were once boarded up now stand open to those daring enough to go inside. One of the rooms you can get to by use of the tunnels has been used for satanic rituals. Blood hangs on the walls; there is a pot in the corner and an "alter" in the middle of the room. Another room has paintings of demonic clowns with knives and other sharp objects painted on the walls. there have been speakers and lecturers brought in to speak on the subject at the college. One speaker said that Northern Utah was 2nd in the nation among Satan worshiping among teenagers. It is verified by police there is some sort of human activity and they warn not to go up there.
Brigham City - Idle Isle Cafe and Candy Co.
Voices and strange occurrences from the dining room have been reported after closing time. Objects fall off shelves, chairs are moved or knocked over. Several people have seen what they believe is the ghost of an old Native American man which haunts the Idle Isle and several other businesses on Main Street in Brigham City. One day a worker at the Idle Isle Cafe was cleaning behind the soda fountain. As she stood up, a Native American man was standing at the fountain. He startled the girl since she hadn't heard the front door to the cafe open. He asked for some dinner rolls. She wrote down his order, then looked up to ask if he wanted anything else, but he was gone. She asked everyone in the restaurant if they had seen the man leave or come in, but nobody had. In the basement of the Cafe is the Idle Isle Candy Company. It is here that the candy factory is located. A worker was mixing ingredients one day when she felt a hand push her shoulder, causing her to step back. She turned but saw nobody. There is also a woman who is occasionally seen roaming the factory and Cafe dressed in 1940's style clothing. Her description matches that of the current owner's grandmother, who died in the 1960's.
Byron - Rocky Mountain High School:
You can hear people in the weight room when investigated, it is always emoty. It is rumored someone hung themselves up there. Typing in the typing room has been heard and in the library there is a feeling of being watched.
Cedar City - Brick house:
The Brick house is now known as Bettyís Cafe and is located on Main Street in Cedar City. Employees have reported seeing a very active presence within the old home. The ghost has been spotted late at night wearing a plaid shirt.
Cedar City - Abandoned Retirement Center:
If you drive by the street at night, you will see an old lady staring out the window at you. Also there are weird lights on and shapes moving around. There is one room that is lighted red and the other half is lighted green.
Cedar City - The Depot Junction Ė Godfatherís Pizza:
A psychic come in and said that a worker who died in the basement (boiler room) was still present down there as well as some others. workers have witnessed countless strange occurrences. These include noises (moaning, screaming, talking, clanking) coming from downstairs, the television has turned on and off by itself, objects have moved around by themselves- pizza bags have flown out of their holders. They heard a little girl crying in the front one time. Lights also turn off by themselves. We also used to have a piano that would play the same notes over and over by its self. Overall strange feelings fill this place. When the psychic came in to eat, she instantly knew something was strange about it.
Cedar City - Southern Utah University Campus - Old Main:
Various incidences involving the lights of the building turning themselves on and off, students being trapped in the elevators. Elevators moving on their own, and the figure of a woman is often seen wandering around the third floor. Most students and staff refuse to spend time inside this building after dark.
Clarkston - Town Church:
In the ward house the chapel is upstairs. It has been reported that after hearing the organ playing, a man ran upstairs to see who it was because he should have been the only one in the building. He could not see a body, but organ was being played right in front of his eyes, keys and floor pedals. Soon the playing stopped and he saw a silhouette of a old woman drifting away from the organ.
Clearfield - Clearfield Job Corps Center - (formerly an old Navy Base):
Has reports of different haunting's all over the campus.
Clearfield - Clearfield Job Corps Center - Dorm L:
It is haunted by an old military nurse. Not sure if it's the same one that is in the TB dorm but this one walks down the hall. E dorm (the dorm I am in) is haunted by three spirits. One of them is a little girl, between 5-6 years old, who stands by the doorway of the entrance to the dorm. Others have experienced this girl walking down the hall bouncing a ball. The other ghost is possibly a former RA (residential adviser). You can see him walking down the hall making sure all the students are in their dorm. The third one is an unknown spirit, possibly an old student who died in that dorm about nine months ago."
Clearfield - Clearfield Job Corps Center - Dorm M:
believed to be a spirit that sticks around the fire exit. They say he hung himself.
Clearfield - Clearfield Job Corps Center - Movie Theater:
The movie theater on campus used to be the old military morgue. It is said to be haunted. Many things happen. The projector sometimes won't work.
Clearfield - Clearfield Job Corps Center - The TB dorm:
Is haunted by an old military nurse.
Clearfield - Holt Elementary School:
In the late 80's a fifth grade boy died in the late Spring/early Summer after school one day. He went swimming in nearby Steed's Pond and drowned. Teachers, students and visitors to the school have spotted the boys ghost wearing a wet white T-shirt and shorts. He is most frequently seen at the back steps of the school, which always have puddles of water or wet footprints on them. He often waves before vanishing. Frequently the back door is mysteriously locked or unlocked.
Clearfield - Steed's Pond/Train Tracks:
There have been many drowning of children at Steed's Pond over the years. Cries for help can be heard there and occasionally at night a sinister whispering of "come here." Also, whispering can be heard at the train tracks by the pond. People have heard crying along the tracks. More people have been run over by trains in this location than any other in Utah.
Clearfield - (old)north Davis jr. high :
a lot of deaths have allegedly happened in the school or are related to the school a story of to boys skipping class and jumping about ten feet in to the basement when nobody could here them because they were so deep down they starved and died another is a ghost a girl in the gym locker room and bathroom they say when you walk by the locker start opening a bit and when you walk back out they close quietly and they say you can hear her cry in the bathroom or the story of a teacher who killed himself because nobody respected him or and the girl who his spirit supposedly pushed her down the stairs her friend was blamed and sent to prison for her murder janitors reported hearing people running up and down the main stairs and vacuums running on the top floor others are told but only a couple can be backed up north Davis was torn down a few years ago but some say the ghost moved to new north Davis and supposedly photos of them moving in the parking lot (which was built right on the north Davis old spot the school barely moved.
Coalville - North Summit Middle School / High School:
The middle school and high school are right across the street from each other. The middle school has an apparition of a man that is often seen in the arts and crafts kiln room. There is an opening to an underground tunnel in this room as well. While building the pool, an old indian burial site was dug up and the University of Utah was called in to collect the remains. The pool area has since had many strange things happen. Voices have been heard when no one is around. Apparitions have been seen walking the halls of both schools.
Draper - Old City Hall:
At one time this old building was once a school house. It was later turned into the city hall. It is located next to the city cemetery so this may help feed the paranormal activity to the building. The police station was in the city hall and some of the officers have reported that late at night they have heard voices echo in the hall as well as foot steps, but no one was found inside. Lights have turned on by themselves and on the top floor where there is no air conditioning, a former employee reported a chilling drop in temperature and as he looked down the hall, he saw an apparition of a woman who disappeared in thin air.
Dugway - Clinic:
Located on U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, a remote Army post west of Salt Lake City in the desert.- It is closed to the public. Trespassers will be prosecuted under federal law. Do not attempt to sneak on or you may find yourself staring at the business end of an M16 rifle.
Dugway - Photo Building at Ditto Area:
Building constructed in the early 1960s on or near the site of German P.O.W. barracks of World War II. No indication of German ghosts, as the P.O.W.s were very well treated. However, the Photo Building is haunted. Most activity occurs at night or after hours, when the building is quiet. There is a long history of this building being haunted, going back 30 years or more. The haunting is not harmful, just unsettling. Running feet, indistinct whispering, unintelligible talking at a distance and footsteps are heard. No reports of missing or moving objects. A few instances of very loud crashes, like a wall full of items fell to the floor. Upon investigation, nothing is found. One photographer saw a fleeting figure run out of the old developing room, across the hallway and into a cinder block wall. Figure was tall, black pants, white shirt and dark hair. Matches description of a photographer who died of natural causes at home years ago. Speculation that he's back, because he enjoyed working there so much. All activity occurs in the front half of the building, which is the oldest. An addition was built in the early 1980s, doubling the size of the building. No activity reported in this new addition. The older, front portion of the building is scheduled to be refurbished in the near future. This will mean tearing out some walls, redoing the rooms and a major makeover. How this will affect the current strange activity remains unknown.
Echo - The Kozy Cafe:
Since the Owner of the Cafe (Fat) passed away, waitresses have heard from the bar, someone order a refill on coffee after hours while they are closing. They have also heard the bar stool squeak as it turned and old cowboy boots scuff across the floor to the jukebox, shortly afterward that Johnny Cash song (Fatís favorite) will start to play and the volume will go up. But there is no body there.
Ephraim - a small house near the elementary school:
Witnesses report a black shadow in the back yard and sometimes the door bell doesn't work and other times it does. You can hear strange noises inside.
are roaming this place
Gothic Green Canyonn
There is a certain area where
horses refuse to go and there is absolutly no sound of birds
chirping and no animals can be seen here. Many a strange and unusual
things have been reported. When you enter the area,
you get a feeling of despair, depression and hopelessness.
Many people get the feeling that something evil has been done
Grafton - Southern Utah
A private home - Witnesses report hearing footsteps, pacing on the floor boards, feeling warm breath in their faces and feeling whisks of air as though someone had just passed them. A little info- The town of Grafton was settled by Mormon pioneers who were raided by Indians and most were killed.
Helper - Spring Canyon - The White Lady:
Spring Canyon Above Helper Utah is the site of several Ghost Towns including Latuda and Standardville which were coal mining communities. Many old homesteads built out of rock still stand as well as stores, the old jail and such. One of the homes is where the white lady ghost has been seen. She is dressed all in white and is searching for her child.
Herriman - Herriman Cemetery:
Reports of apparitions.
Herriman - The Round House:
Located up Rose Canyon Road by Yellow Fork Canyon, this house sits on the south side of the road. It is a vacant dome shaped house that has been vandalized. Satanic graffiti is all over the interior walls. Folk lore claims that a murder occurred in this house. Reports of strange lights and hearing voices are reported by people who have paid a visit.
In October 2004, after hundreds of visitors in the middle of the night, the families around this house contacted the media to have something done about the abandoned house. It was torn down weeks later.
Highland - Alpine - Alpine Cemetery:
The figure of a young girl runs across the grass.
Highland - Chidester reservation:
Apparitions of a man working in the fields in the middle of the night.
Highland - Talking Tree Cemetery:
There is a rock chair that is located within the highland cemetery. If you sit in it at night, you hear the souls of the people buried there whispering things.
Huntsville - Hokens hole - Shooting Star Saloon:
Employees report shadow figures and cloud like mists that frequent this bar that was built in 1879 when the mining in this area was a booming business. There have also been reports of the ghost of a woman that sits at one of the tables at closing time.
Huntsville - Old Dairy Farm House:
A viewer writes;
The house has a lot of history. It is about 130 years old now and sits right on Pineview dam. It used to be a dairy and the foundation of the barn still lies in the back. The barn was moved a short distance and became a hotel called the Jackson Fork Inn. (I would be curious to know if the employees had ever experienced anything). To start with the back bedroom, which seems to have been the master at one point, was always very cold no matter what time of year. My parents originally used it as their bedroom and my mother soon became very ill. Moving to another bedroom at the opposite end of the house seemed to fully remedy this. There were bizarre noises throughout the house, and doors and windows seemed to have a mind of their own. Previous owners had used it as a summer home. Their son went to the home in the winter, to study for school without being disturbed, and one year he killed himself in the house. As time went by things more and more happened.
We often saw the figure of a young man walking through the house in our peripheral vision but when you turned to look directly at him nothing was there. My father once saw him so solidly that he thought it was my brother and yelled "I'll be off the phone in a sec". The young man walked over to the couch in the adjoining room and sat down. When my father walked in to the room no one was there. He called my brother to ask why he had left and of course the answer was "I've been home the whole time". This is pretty much the extent of my memory of the experiences. I was very young.
The older couple(with no children) who bought the house from us is a whole different story. For this reason I feel that the suicide of the boy may have had something to do with anger at his parents. I can not remember all the incidents exactly as described to me but I will try. Everything started out similar to us, funny noises, strange chill, doors miraculously unlocking themselves. Soon the wife had become very ill in the same back bedroom with like symptoms. Again moving the location of the bedroom helped this. Soon after they were awoken to a violent earthquake. Objects fell from the walls, the bed bounced on the floor and the house sounded as if it would collapse. Upon speaking with the neighbors, no farther than a small town street's width away, they learned they were apparently the only home affected by this local earthquake.
Being collectors of interesting antiques, the couple one day brought home a beautiful crystal chandelier. They meticulously cleaned the chandelier, taking each dangling crystal off to be washed separately. After washing, the crystals were replaced and each clasp inspected to make sure they would not fall off as it was hanging. They were shocked to find it the next morning, crystals removed and set neatly in a circle on the floor, clasps still closed. This is everything I remember. Hope you enjoy. I'm sure he is not the only spirit residing there. - kate Hardy
Kamas - South Summit Middle School:
The ghost of a girl haunts the pool area.
Kanab - Best Friends:
An animal sanctuary, people have seen Skin Walkers, (Navajo Spirits in dead animal skins) and feelings of people watching you.
Kaysville - Kay's Cross:
An old memorial built by a man who's family was murdered. In the middle of a wooded area, there are reports of people in black cloaks and "dog men" chasing people away. An eerie mist also appears at times.
Kaysville - mansion:
A man was killed in the mansion and now you hear moaning and footsteps through the halls. The lights flicker on and off.
Kearns - Kearns JR High:
In the middle school, students report the ghosts of a family standing at the top of the stairs looking at you and walking away really slow. The shadows of what the middle school students speak of is a mother, a father, 2 girls and a boy.
Layton - Layton Hills Mall:
It's rumored that the Layton Hills Mall was built on "ancient Indian burial ground.". The night security guards and cleaning crew frequently encounter "shadows" and hear strange noises. The potted plants are occasionally uprooted but nothing shows up on the security cameras. A former employee reports the Mannequins in store windows would move overnight. Other weird stuff has happened there as well.
Layton - Hobbs Hollow:
In Layton near the highway 89 turn off going to Ogden there is a secluded neighborhood, there is a hidden trail that leads to a very large hollow. On one side is a small forest area and on the other is a fairly big lake. it seems like a great find for a good summer swim, but one night in the late 70's the undertow from the water began to mysteriously get violent and some people went there drunk and drowned. If you go there at night you can hear screams of people calling for help, and you can also see weird things in the reflections of the water.
Layton - The Gentile houses:
There are a couple of houses next to each other that locals call the Gentile houses. Reports of unexplained noises, voices, and feeling of being watched are common.
Layton - Bell Printing:
Bell Printing purchased this building about 3 years ago. A former employee reports the feelings of being watched, apparitions, strange laughing and employees hair being touched.
Lehi - Lehi Historical Hospital:
This hospital is over a hundred years old, the windows are broke and the back stairs have collapsed. At night there have been reported sights of a nurse that is hanging from a steel flag pole. the story is that she was working late in the ward and a doctor went crazy and hung her out there. Recently this building was turned in to a halloween haunted house.
Lehi - Porter's Place:
Porter's Place is dedicated to the late Porter Rockwell, who was LDS prophet Joseph Smith Jr.'s body guard. The theme of the restaurant is set in the 1800's Old West. Workers there say they have had things go missing. (EX: silver wear, food, jackets, books, etc.) One worker says while working in the back, a man in dark brown leather boots walked into the room through a solid wood wall. When the worker turned around to see who it was, there was no one. The ghost is said to be an older male and usually out in the back (blue) dining room. There are even pictures of Porter Rockwell's grave stone! Workers don't believe the ghost to be Porter Rockwell, himself.
Lehi - Lehi high school:
When you are walking around the school at night the teachers say that there are ghosts in the halls running a talking to each other. They get the feeling that things are watching them and breathing on their necks.
Lindon - Geneva steel:
since the factory has been abandoned, several groups of people have had strange experiences in the locker room. They report hearing footsteps behind them and the showers turning on by themselves.
Logan - Cemetery:
In the center of Logan Cemetery stands the memorial to the mother of the Crosquist family, who were early settlers of Cache Valley. The story goes that after suffering the grief of losing all her children, Mrs. Crosquist attended their graves ceaselessly. Eventually her health deteriorated and she passed on herself. Her husband had a memorial placed among the graves of her children so she could continue her watch over them. On a moonless night, you can reach out to the statue's face and feel wet tears on an otherwise dry stone.
Ellen Eccles Theatre:
The director was in the theater alone, when an overhead spotlight turned and shone on her as she stood on stage. Seamons also said a lighting technician named Mark was in the theater alone when he saw kids playing in the balcony. There have also been reports of children asking directions in the theatre.
Logan - Grapevine Restaurant:
Former employees report dishes flying against the walls and breaking, brooms being moved from one room to another as if being carried by an invisible entity.
Logan - Green Canyon:
There is a certain area where strange things have been reported. When you enter this location you get a feeling of despair, depression and hopelessness. You get a strong feeling of evil, and not a sound is heard.
Logan - Nunnery, Logan Canyon:
Another well-known haunt is St. Anne's Retreat in Logan Canyon. What is known is that before it was purchased by the Catholic Church, it was used as a hotel for movie stars. After purchase, it was renamed St. Anne's and was used as a summer vacation home for Catholic nuns and priests. Despite this innocent past, there have been rumors of murder in the 1940s and that the nunnery was formerly an abortion clinic for unwed teenagers. Local rumor has it that the spirits of these aborted children still walk the grounds.
Many USU students have been caught at St. Anne's by security guards and issued citations for trespassing. Although it may seem like the perfect place to catch a case of the creeps, it is an unsafe area and should be avoided.
Magna - Cyprus High School:
The schools auditorium is haunted. The stage lights go on and off mysteriously. Also, there is a man dressed in 1930's period clothes. The school has burned down once and was rebuilt twice since it was constructed in 1910.
Magna - Webster Elementary:
Many ghost hunters have been there and have seen the ghosts on camcorders. Kids laughing, screaming and crying can be heard in the classrooms. This school is abandoned now.
The webster school fell victim to arson. The school burnt to the ground June of 2004.
Magna - Pleasant Green Cemetery:
This historic cemetery is located high above the foothills of Magna. There is a place in this cemetery that has a green glow at night. Many people believe this to be a haunting but it is actually mineral deposits that are glowing. There have been reports of ghosts and other strange occurrences happening there.
Marysvale - The Pine Hotel:
The ghost of an older lady and two children are seen roaming the hotel.
There have been many people who have died in the
river here after the rainy period causes runoff.
If you go in early May, and go close to the river, screaming can
be heard. Count to three and look in all directions and
you will see figures watching you through the trees.
Midvale - Big Cottonwood Canyon:
A lot of people have died in the river. Some times a ghost is seen walking along side of the road.
Midvale - Union Middle School:
There is a big black shadow that haunts the halls and when every one has gone home, it takes things from teachers.
It is said to be haunted by a mysterious lady dressed in black. She was very rich and was crossing the country with some men. The lady had a feeling the men were going to steal her money so she hid it somewhere down by the creek. When the lady wouldn't tell the men where she hid the money, they killed her and the money was never found. To this day, people go to the creek in search for the money, but they never find it. People have said to have seen her roaming the creek, keeping people away from her money and scaring people away from the haunted creek. Nobody knows what would happen to them if they found the money.
Mount Timpanogas - Caves:
The skyline for Mt. Timpanogas looks like a woman lying on her back. According to local (Native American) legend Timpanogas was a beautiful girl who wished to marry her lover from an enemy tribe. Instead of allowing her to marry the young brave, her father, and the chief killed him. When Timpanogas found out she was so heartbroken, she ran to the top of the nearest mountain to jump and kill herself. She will wake up when her father allows the marriage in the spirit world. The caves are part of a guided tour and many strange phenomenon have been reported there; including the sound of crying, etc.
Mountain Meadows:This is the site of the infamous "Mountain Meadows Massacre" that occurred in 1857. 120 men, women, and children, on their way from Arkansas to California, were murdered at this spot by a band of Mormon Militia. To this day, the reasons behind the slaughter are unknown. Many have reported that when they approach the creek below the monument, they can hear voices of the dead calling out to them.
In this region in southeastern
Utah its a place that is filled with sacred sites.
This is the area of the
of the Goddess and the Valley
of the Goblins From the surreal landscape of Bryce
Canyon to the garnet Cliffs of Kolob
Canyon, this thirty-thousand-square-mile beckons to all
seeking natural spirituality. Many new-age enthusiasts
travel to Chesler
Park to meditate among the bizarre columns of
sandstone. The thirty-square-miles of mazes
is a twisting series of rock canyons that are said to change
ones state of consciousness - if you can survive the treacherous
trip. The phantoms of wild mustangs haunt
Horse Point, where cowboys fenced off hundreds of the
animals and left them to die of thirst
Rock State Park
White settlers named this
giant boulder Newspaper
Rock fore it contained hundreds of ancient symbols and
writings. Some of the pictographs show animals while others portray six-toed
feet They are mystical symbols. Unfortunately,
no one has ever been able to translate the pictographs, although they
appear to have a great deal of spiritual significance
eola - Union High School:
The school was built on top of an old Indian burial ground. The Auditorium is haunted by a ghost named Edwin who has played mean tricks on people such as hanging costumes in the curtain tracks and turning off the lights on unsuspecting people in the auditorium. Also he pushed a coffin off the stage with a person inside it during the production of Dracula.
Nephi - Men's State Correctional Facility:
The current men's state correctional facility sits on the site of a former WWII German prison camp. During the war, one of the guards at the camp had two of his brothers killed in combat in France. The day he found out, he went to work, climbed up the guard tower and started shooting before he was eventually shot and killed by another guard. According to inmates and staff at the current facility, strange sounds, and electrical disturbances along with other phenomenon occur frequently.
North Salt Lake - Carpenter Paper Company:
Carpenter Paper Company is located on Overland Street, just west of I-15 in North Salt Lake. According both present and past employees at CPC, there is a ghost named George that roams the warehouse. George is a friendly ghost who generally makes no noise, but has reportedly been seen by several employees darting between the aisles of the warehouse floor for the past 30 years or so.
Ogden - 25th Street:
In the late 1800's Ogden was one of the epicenters of the West. It was also the World's murder capital. Most of the business along historic 25th street were brothels. The "stores" were all connected beneath the street with a system of catacombs or tunnels. On the rare occasion that law enforcement attempted to arrest the prostitutes and clients the simply hid in the tunnels or crossed the street to avoid imprisonment. Apparently, several people died in these tunnels and 25th street is haunted to this day.
Ogden - Bellshire hospital :
it was the old mental hospital and the doctor running it would torture the patients and many ghost hunt's have been there and there a girl coming down the stairs has been seen, there have been screams, and people seen from the windows, as well. It was turned into a October haunted house called "Lazarus maze" in 2006.
Ogden - Ben Lomond Hotel:
November 2003 Update: There is no floor 13 because back when it was built, the builders were superstitious so they built from 12 to 14 with no 13. The Eccles' were a very prominent family in Northern Utah pre-WWII era. Mrs. Eccles lived in the Ben Lomond, she was awaiting the return of her son from WWI. He was killed in a train crash and when she heard of the news she didn't eat and couldn't sleep and let herself waste away in her room. She is one of the ghosts; there were also two brothers that committed suicide by jumping out one of the top floor windows.
Ogden - The Book Shelf:
This book store has books fly off the shelves when the store has been closed. Voices can be heard and at times, Employees hear peoples voices and objects in the basement being moved around.
Ogden - The Creston Plaza:
This office complex has several ghostly visitors who walk the halls and offices. The Utah Ghost Organization has done an investigation at this location. The employees report that they hear children playing in the restroom on the third floor late at night. The elevator doors open and close by themselves. Several voices were recorded on tape in this building.
Ogden - Dead Haven:
This is a real haunted house. At Halloween, this is a public haunted house that donates the money to charity. It also has real ghosts like that of an elderly woman who is often seen. Ghost groups in the area have recorded tons of EVP and taken numerous photos of apparitions and orbs.
Ogden - Egyptian Theater:
The ghost of a young girl frequents the theater since its renovation in 1997. The pre-teen ghost with shoulder length hair is spotted most often near the stairs leading up to the private seating boxes.
Ogden - Ogden Canyon - Gray Cliff Lodge:
Several ghosts frequent this resort. Ghosts of early American Indians have been seen. A figure of a man also walks the halls and children's voices are often heard. Other reported activity includes doors and windows opening by themselves.
Ogden - Hi-fi Shop:
In the 1970's there were gruesome murders committed at a hi-fi shop at 2323 Washington Blvd. The victims of the robbery/murders were raped, and brutally tortured including forced to drink Drano before being shot. Anyway, when you go into the store you can smell blood and smoke. Sometimes you hear a women crying and mirrored tiles fall to the ground and break for no apparent reason. The Ogden City Mall was built over this site. And now there are condoís built over the very site of the murders.
Hill Air Force base - BLDG 1205:
Many employees have reported seeing a figure late at night roaming the halls wearing sandals. When anyone tries to speak to this figure the only thing that is said is "Chonklas"
Ogden - Historic Radisson Suite Hotel:
There is a ghost named Mrs. Eccles. She stops the elevator on the 5th floor. Most people don't see her. But you feel her as she walks past you and smell her perfume.
Ogden - Highland Middle School:
has been said by eighth grade girl students that Highland is haunted. The bathroom on the H-hall when girls go in there the lights flicker on and off, and the sinks turn on. They claim to see a little girl saying Help me in the mirror. They try to run out, but they get locked in for at least five minutes.
Video Production Room - in the video production room there is a ghost her name is Wilma this one day she stayed after school to make a movie and she died of a panic attack because she locked her self in the room and since then she haunts people and many people say if you lock the door and stay in there by your self you can feel her grabbing at your ankles.
Ogden - Ogden City Cemetery:
There is a girl name Florence "Flo", in the Ogden City Cemetery, who was sitting on the curb waiting for her ride. She suddenly got hit by a car, and died. If you go by her grave stone and blink your lights three or more times then she will appear as a green light, but then she will appear to be a young girl and start to float towards your car because she thinks your her ride.
Ogden - Pizza Hut:
For many years the owner and employees report seeing several different apparitions and the juke box plays all by itself. Even unplugged from the power.
Ogden - Smiles:
Orbs and ghostly shadows appear in this photography studio, If you ask employees they might show you some of the pictures.
Ogden - Thoughts Continuum:
People have said that when they go there that they have seen books fly off of the shelves and have felt entities there.
Ogden - Tinsletown Theaters Newgate Mall:
Several people have committed suicide that had worked for the previous theater company before Tinsletown bought the location. In the concession area and old theater section, management, employees, and movie goers have seen two black shadows, moving chairs, heard growls and other unexplained activity. Many times the projection room doors lock and the people inside working the projectors can't get out.
Ogden - Union Station:
One of Utah's oldest railroad stations at the west end of 25th Street, is the site of continuing unexplained activity and apparitions. The site has been investigated and was featured on national television. The site is now a local museum and if you are lucky, you may be able to speak with the maintenance folks who will share their stories with you!
Ogden - Weber State University:
Student Senate Room - In 1993 a man pulled a .22 caliber handgun and opened fire. He was subsequently shot by a campus police officer. One witness performing first aid said the gunman bled heavily and when paramedics arrived, stopped breathing. Faint lights have been recorded in the room on a video camera by a local ghost hunting group.
Radisson Suite Hotel
The Radisson Hotel is home for the ghost named Mrs.
Eccles. She stops the elevator on the fifth floor.
While most people don't see her, they feel her as she walks
past, and smell her perfume.
Residing in the cemetary there is a girl named Florence
"Flo," who was sitting on the curb
for her ride when she was suddenly hit by a car and
killed. If you go by her grave, and blink your lights 3 or
more times, she will appear as a green light and then change
into the form of a young girl as she floats toward your car for
- Union Station is one of Utah's oldest railroad
stations. The Station is the site of continuing unexplained activity and
apparitions.Union Station has been investigated and was
featured on national television. The site is now a local
museum and workers will share their ghost stories with
Orem - Scera movie theater:
In the basement of the Scera family movie theater is a ghost we like to call "Eleanor", as we lack any information about her or her true name. She walks around in the basement and occasionally up elsewhere, basically all around the older part of the Scera. Eleanor, a middle-aged woman, usually glows green or blue. No harm has been done by her. Many of the employees but few or none of the volunteers have seen her. She usually appears on Wednesdays. Some think she once worked there every Wednesday and died before she came to work one day, and, not knowing she's dead, still goes to work every day.
Orem - The Old bomb shelter:
People have heard the sounds of a girl crying out for help and the sound of a man's muffled voice. Rumor has it that years after the shelter was abandoned from the war, a girl was raped. Inside it is dark and wet and always chilly.
Park City - the Snowed Inn:
Was built as an upscale replica to the owners distant grandmothers home. Grandmas spirit now lives in this Victorian mansion and likes to make her presence known to individuals staying there. The rooms are theamed around the original home and grandma likes to occupy the bedroom theamed after her own. Her mist has been seen ascending and descending through the floors, and she has also shown up in pictures taken by the staff of the Victorian hotel.
Park City - Old Jail:
Even though there are dummies inside, people who have put on the old ball and chain around their ankle described having a hard time removing it due to a force in the atmosphere. The echo's of cell doors slamming can be heard on occasion.
Park City - Park City Silver Mines:
The Mines were created over a hundred years ago. They operated for several decades. There is quite a history of murder and accidents over the course of the mines operation. Apparitions seen and heard in several of the inter linking mine shafts by miners and caretakers. The mines are no longer in operation.
Pleasant Grove - Alhambra Theater (now The Grove Theater):
In 1999 prior to its reopening as a new dinner theater. After rehearsal the submitter double checked that all the doors were locked and that everyone was out of the building. While painting the stage floor about 1 am, they heard strange noises upstairs as though someone was walking around. they also heard doors shut and voices. When they looked towards the front of the theater, they saw movement. they yelled "who is there" with no response. They went up and checked the lobby where They heard the voices, nobody was there and the doors were still locked. They went upstairs to see if or who was up there and there was nothing. When they went to finish painting they heard and saw the same things. The theater was one of the first buildings built on main street in PG. It has always been a theater of some sorts. Many people who have worked there have witnessed strange things in one form or another.
Pleasant grove - Kiwanis Park:
Years ago there was a battle between Indians and pioneers. There is a memorial there for all the lives that were lost. Many things happen there. If you go up at night, some have said that they see shadow's running around them. A few accounts say that there is a arch way of tree's that are almost like a spiritual pathway. people that have walked thru the pathway say that instantly they hear screams and smell horrible horrible smell's.
Pleasant Grove - Pleasant Grove High School:
In the theater/auditorium under the stage is a door that is kept locked with six heavy-duty padlocks. Every morning the padlocks would be blown off the door and the door would be wide open. Everyone was given strict instructions to let the janitor know if the locks were removed. Every morning, the janitor was told the locks were gone and he would replace the locks.
Provo - Airport - Millionaire:
Photos by Nick...
Next to the UVSC building is a company called Million Air. One of the guys that works there was on a call out by himself. He was finishing closing everything up when he thought he caught a glimpse of the chairs in the pilot's lounge moving. He walked in the room to get a further look when he noticed that all 3 chairs (very heavy, lazy-boy leather recliners - which were facing the entranceway) were rocking. He then took a picture with his camera cell phone and in the picture the chair on the far left was leaning on its side. A few of us played around with the chair and there was no way one could simply put the chair on its side without it tipping over immediately. He said before and after he took the picture, the chair was sitting as if it never had moved.
Also, he saw a shadow in a hallway immediately after taking the picture of the chairs. He looked through his cell phone camera and used it as his eyes until the shadow went away. The shadow is about 10 feet away from him and is the shape of a finger/body and about 5'8". The hallway is somewhat well-lit.
I've heard other stories from friends that work there. One friend was also on a call-out not to long ago and was finishing the closing the airport down when the phone started ringing. As he was walking towards the phone, he heard a voice right behind him say, "The phone is ringing". Also, the Million Air manager's daughter who also works there has seen a middle-aged man a couple of times when no one else is supposed to be there. A number of people have died at or near the Provo airport in the last 10 or so years. -Mike Marino
Provo - Brigham Young University:
Library-Music Section - In the Reading Room of the Music Section of the Library there is always a moaning noise that sometimes sounds like voices. Also, the room is always extremely cold or extremely hot. In another part of the Music Library is the Harp room where there is a mysterious chair, called the "ghost chair" that appeared out of nowhere and the librarians can't account for where it came from. There is also a room called the Music Recordings Archives where rows and rows of old records lie practically untouched and students often get scared or spooked in this room.
Provo - Old Mill Apartment Complex:
There have been sightings of a previous tenant who mysteriously died at 27 and was discovered in the pool shed. He has a football players' build, and always lurks around the girls' apartments.
Provo - Rock Canyon:
The history on this place is that dozens of rock climbers have died right at the mouth of the Canyon, where the huge rocks start. There has also been one or more killings up there and some satanic rituals have been performed up there. People have heard noises, and have actually seen a 70's/80's dressed man standing on a rock peek, then proceeding to run/glide down the ROCK mountain at a faster then normal pace. When leaving you can feel a presence trying to follow you.
Provo - The old Utah County Jail:
Voices and footsteps fill the air of this abandoned jail. Cell doors can be heard slamming shut and the presence of the prisoners is still in the air. The Utah Ghost Organization has done several investigations here and it is a strange feeling you feel as you wonder through this place.
Provo Canyon -Bridal Veil Falls:
A ghostly woman hitch-hiker has been seen in the area. The old restaurant at the top of the old tram had reports of ghostly activity. Due to a fire they no longer exist.
Riverdale - Cotton Wood - Weber River:
Reports of screams and cries of agony of a man, and a cold evil presence near by.
Riverdale - Amy's Cage:
There is a small yellow house that locals refer to as Amy's cage. It is said that a little girl was held captive in a cage in this house. After years of abuse she died and her ghost still haunts the house.
Riverton - old Riverton Elementary:
Late at night you can hear childrenís voices. You can also hear footsteps behind you. In the boiler room you can hear a little girl crying, because she fell down a shoot.
Roy - Roy High School:
The first ghost is of a girl by the name of Mable. No one knows how she died but she stays in the large auditorium around back stage, and the winding stairs. Most of the time, she plays tricks by turning lights off or on, moving props, making props disappear, scarring people, and making her presence known. The second ghost is a lady in a purple hat. She's also on the large auditorium stage a ways away from the wood pile. She tries to get people to follow her there but no one will since she gives off an eerie and evil aura. The third ghost is a only a floating head on the left upper balcony but, sometimes it seemed more then a head up there. It sounds as if someone is moving the lights along with cords. The fourth and last ghost roams the entire school but mainly the halls. When someone is walking alone, they feel as if someone is watching them. . It has been said that he was hit by a train walking to school.
Roy - Roy Junior High School:
Their is a story of a kid that died there in the shop class in 1980 and they say he died on a table saw and now if you are in the shop class, some times you can hear the new table saw start by itself. You can also hear it get jammed and hear faint screams for help. In the cafeteria you can hear a newborn baby girl crying. She is believed to be there since she fell off the stage and died.
Roy - Sand Ridge Junior High:
There are nine ghosts and one is a little girl who can be heard talking to people on tape recorders. Then there is a boy from Roy High who walks back and forth from each school. The schools are right next to each other. One of the boys got struck by a moving train on his bike. A couple of them were in car accidents. Teachers after school can hear children playing in the gym and hear the sound of breathing. Orbs and floating wisps are seen in the auditorium, and cold spots and strange activity happen.
Salina - Scenic Quick Stop:
When you first walk into the back room, where you go into the cooler, you feel like something is watching you right away. This ghost will throw things, move things, sometimes you catch it in the corner of your eye, and turn and no one will be there. Also reports of hearing voices, knocking things off walls.
In the 1800's many people have died at the Salt Flats trying to travel either to Oregon or California. Also, police have reported finding many murder victims dumped there. To this day, the Salt Flats often make people uneasy. The intense heat and other factors--possibly haunting's, have caused people to have auditory and visual hallucinations of "dead" people walking around in the Salt Flats.
The Great Salt Lake:
The ghost of a man named John Baptiste is sometimes seen on the south shores of the lake. A grave digger that was caught robbing graves, he was tried and convicted and sentenced to be exiled on Fremont island. A few weeks later, when the sheriff went to check on him he had vanished without a trace. Unknown weather he took his own life or managed to escape the island but his ghost has been reported there.
Salt Lake City - Alta Club:
The Alta Club, a private club, once held hotel style rooms on the top floor in which member's could live in. In the early 50's, one member, who had been living there for years, fell asleep on his couch with a burning cigar in his hand. It proceeded to start a fire; evidence of the soot can still be seen today above the outside windows on the top floor, which consumed most of the top floor as well as taking the man's life. Several people have seen a man matching his description, per a previous photo, walking on the top floor. He usually is seen walking down the hall to where his room had been or disappears upon a second look. Also, in the basement, several workers have reported smelling a lilac perfume and some even feel a gentle touch on their shoulder.
Salt Lake City - Area 51 (Dance Club)
In the middle stall of the upstairs women's bathroom, a young woman either accidentally or intentionally overdosed on cocaine and died. The door to the stall, although replaced and worked on constantly has problems staying shut. The toilet has been known to flush itself. Crying is heard there and people who have NOT been drinking report feeling nauseous and light-headed when the walk into the bathroom.
Salt Lake City - Armstrong Mansion :
Many guests of this bed and breakfast in downtown Salt Lake City have reported odd things happening, such as the light fixtures shaking in the rooms, and seeing images of persons in the mirrors. Some have reported being locked in their rooms.
Salt Lake City - Big Cottonwood Canyon - Silver Fork Lodge:
Located up Big Cottonwood Canyon, The employees report that voices and moans have been heard. Shadowy figures move about and things end up missing.
Salt Lake City - Cassadys Bar:
The spirit of an older man has been frequenting this bar for several years. The owner says he has seen him and had a glass thrown at him from the ghost. Several patrons have reported ghostly occurrences with him as well.
Salt Lake City - Charleston Apartment Building:
Located just below the University Campus, This historic building has a history of haunts. Several reports of ghosts have been seen all through out the building. Beds have been unmade, object are missing from apartments and then reappear later. foot steps fill the halls at night when no one is around.
Salt Lake City - City County Building:
Reports of 5 Ghosts in this Building. Two Children, a brother and sister who were killed during the building of the structure. A woman who is believed to be the mother of Children. A Pioneer era Judge can be heard walking the halls with his wooden leg. An old Mayor of Salt Lake is often seen in the halls of the third floor. The Building is 5 floors and the Ghosts haunt all floors. There are also tunnels under the city that can be accessed from here. UGO has been in these tunnels and seen apparitions and recorded voices.
Salt Lake City - The Deveraux Mansion:
There has been sightings of an eight year old little girl who you can see in the upstairs window. People say you can hear her humming, singing, or even talking to herself sometimes. Others say that she can be seen in pictures taken by visitors and they say she looks like pictures on the walls that were taken in the 1850's. They say that when she gets mad she throws things on the ground and she even shuts doors when they are left open. Workers say they feel cold spots sometimes when they walk in certain places.
Salt Lake City - DMA Building:
West temple - There is an open well in the basement that still exists today. Samples of the well have been tested and you get the feeling that when you go down there... something just isn't right. Employees will not stay late into the night - and no one will go down there alone. A young girl's voice as well as a feeling of malady has been reported numerous times...
Salt Lake City - Deseret Village - Forrester Farm House:
Strange activity and multiple sightings of a woman in the house may mean the ghost of one of Brigham Young's wives is still occupying the original historical structure.
Salt Lake City- East High:
The Drama department is where ghosts have been seen by students for many years.
Salt Lake City - Fort Douglas:
Museum - A civil war era soldier named "Clem" guards the museum. The employees say he's not a mischievous spirit but acts as sentry. Possibly a position he held during his life as a soldier.
Hospital - Security guards report that they have seen apparitions and heard voices in this now vacant building. One guard even claims she felt someone or something put its arm around her.
Country Club: The ghost of a woman in a blue dress makes her appearance to visitors frequently at the Ft. Douglas Country Club.
Barracks - Dorms: From footsteps to apparitions, many strange things happen in the old barracks buildings which some are now dorms for the University students.
Salt Lake City - Gravity Hill:
Legend has it that a man was driving his tractor over an overpass over the interstate and he fell off and died. To this day if you put your car in neutral on the incline of the hill it will hold you in a stopped position you will not roll backwards. When you get to the start of the overpass you will be pulled over the overpass when in fact you should be rolling backwards.
Salt Lake City - Hansen Planetarium:
Starting as a library in 1898. This building turned into a planetarium in 1965. Various employees report ghosts being seen in the basement. During shows a black shadow of a person has been seen walking through the audience. The vacuum cleaner has been reported to run all by its self. It is reported that a library employee hung himself in the basement of this building many years ago.
Salt Lake City - Hotel Utah:
Ghosts of past guests and employees still roam the halls of this historic hotel.
Salt Lake City - The Judge Building:
This building is where convicted bomber and document forger Mark Hoffman set off a bomb to kill a person who was about to blow the whistle that documents about the Mormon church purchased from Mark Hoffman were fakes. It took a lot of repair to fix the damage from the bomb. Employees in some of the offices report that they hear footsteps walking the halls after hours as well as elevators that move by themselves.
Salt Lake City - Library- Chapman branch:
KSL-TV reported October 28, 2004, that Circulation Specialist Andrea Graham saw a ghostly form as she opened the 1918 Carnegie library one morning, and she also watched a puppet launch itself from a window ledge.
Salt Lake City - Masonic Temple:
A ghost they call "Charlie" is often seen by it's lodge members. Other ghosts haunt different locations in the temple.
Salt Lake City - Memory Grove:
The ghost of a woman in a wedding gown has been seen by hundreds of people over the years. Legend has it that she was killed just before her own wedding was to take place. There are several different scenario's on how she was killed but her apparition has been seen also in city creek canyon which is north of the grove. Memory grove has always been a site where weddings were a common occurrence.
Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City Cemetery:
It is on the south side a little above 1150 East and 335 North inside the Salt lake city cemetery. It's lady Lilly's tombstone that says, "Victim of the beast 666" You get the chills when you read it for yourself.
Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City Cemetery - Emo's Grave:
Legend says if you circle Emo's grave three times chanting "Emo, Emo, Emo," when you approach the door to this mini mausoleum and look in the window, you can see Emo's face looking back at you. Its actually the grave of Jacob Moritz and the urn was shattered years ago by vandals. A large chunk of the urn is all that's left.
Salt Lake City - Salt Lake Jet Center:
All faucets in the bathrooms will turn on automatically when no one is in there, All the toilets in the men's bathroom flush at the same time. Hallway lights will go out when you walk down them. Noises like people whispering are heard behind you .
Salt Lake City - Shilo Inn:
There is strange echoing laughter in the indoor pool next to the Lobby. The Pinball machine by the exit to parking on the upper level played by itself on several occasions. The mother and one of the daughters helped throw the other children off the balcony. They then jumped. One child survived. The father, thinking he was Jesus, took his own life (hose in the tailpipe) in one of our canyons around the same time as the children's deaths.
Salt Lake City - The Capital Theater:
Reports of malfunctioning equipment & the elevator has been known to open without anyone pushing it, and taking you to a level you did not push. Many ghosts or spirits have been verified at the Capital Theater but the most legendary is "George". Reportedly once an usher there who died in a fire in the 1940's. Several employees and security guards will testify to the strange occurrences they have witnessed there.
Salt Lake City - The McCune Mansion:
The mansion is haunted by a little blonde girl, about 11 or 12 years old. She has been seen walking in and out of the big mirror on the west wall. She has been seen walking the rooms and been known to rearrange items and indeed lock doors. People that have seen her say that she looks like a young girl depicted in a painting hanging in the house. Lights come on at all hours of the night and witnesses have seen footprints that begin and end in the middle of the room.
Salt Lake City - The Old Mill:
Ghosts of two vagrants and their dog who died in a fire still haunt the building.
Salt Lake City - The Old Utah Theater:
In the costume room: shadowy figures. Boy's Bathroom: shadowy figures in mirror.
Salt Lake City - The Rio Grand Train Station:
It has been told that you can here a lady in the girls bathroom and the government has been getting phone calls from the elevator in the Rio Grand which is now a restaurant. The lady is called the "blue era" she got hit by a train when her husband threw her wedding ring out on the tracks. The story is told on the back of the Rio Grand menu.
Salt Lake City - This is the place state park:
It has a compilation of historical buildings, some original some reproductions ("repop's") spanning from 1847 to the early 1900's. The amount of paranormal activity in the village leads me to believe that it seems to have become a "hub" for 19th century spirits. Throughout the many buildings you come across several different stories about people that have lived in the homes, and of people that have "migrated" to the Park.
The first is the repop of the Social Hall from downtown Salt Lake City. Dancing and singing can be heard occasionally from the second floor, along with the smells of cooking coming from the kitchen.
Second, the historical SLC blacksmiths shop has a mischievous little ghost that likes to leave things leaning against the INSIDE of the security door. In other words, at the end of the night, the volunteer leaves out the back door. All the other doors are barred from the inside, and the windows sealed shut. When he comes in the next morning, things will be leaning against the inside of the door he exited from the previous night.
Third, at the Brigham Young Forest Farmhouse, there has been several incidents where volunteers have seen women, children, and other spirits in the home. A few years ago there was seen in soot, up a two story wall, a young child's hand prints all the way up to the ceiling.
And finally, Mary Fielding Smith. Mary's original, small adobe house has sat in the park for over 20 years. Since that time, many staff members and volunteers have seen her in, and around her house, and also around the village, seeming to keep an eye on all activities present.
All of this, on top of reoccurring electrical failures, maintenance malfunctions, and other unexplained activities have made certain people call it, Utah's most haunted Place.
Salt Lake City - Trolley Square:
First a trolley depot, then a bus depot and now a retail mall. This place is full of Utah history and ghost of all kinds have been reported to roam the many shops and restaurants. Shadow figures are seen to run across the halls. The sound of the old machinery are reported to be heard at times as well as the voices of spirits. In the old theater, a ghost they call "Walt" has been seen. They think he was an elderly doorman at the theater. Walt throws things and moves objects.
Salt Lake City - The West Temple and 2nd South Area:
Banks, hotels, and The Capitol Theatre have all witnessed ghosts and have had poltergeist activity. The area has been the location of several murders including the deaths of the Emanuel David Family where a woman threw her children off the 12th floor of an Area Hotel. People have heard the screams of a little girl saying "Mom don't make me do it."
Salt Lake City - Villa Theater:
This historic theater is now closed. Located on Highland drive, this place has been a haunted hot spot. Employees report that apparitions have been seen and heard walking behind the theaters big screen late at night after the final showing.
Salt Lake City - West High School:
The oldest high school in the state. people have seen shadows in the hallways and in the class rooms. catacombs run under the school to the temple and to the fair grounds reports say. A menís restroom is bricked up so no one can get it to. At least four students have committed suicide while at west high. the basement has a cold and dark fleeing to it, its like your being watched.
This is an update of west high school: there is a new ghost in the new gym of a student basketball player he is seen wearing a west high school uniform. there are also ghost in the basement of the filed house in the men's locker room and as well as the weight room that is closed. in the yellow stairway a ghostly figure walks past you when the power is off or its dark in the stairway
Salt Lake City - Westminster College:
Hogle Hall - 3rd floor, bathroom sinks go off and on, as do the lights. Also, a student committed suicide by hanging himself on the 3rd floor, reported haunting of that room. 2nd floor little boy behind the water fountain on Thursdays, will laugh and giggle when you walk by. 1st floor, a student died in the showers from a seizure or something. supposedly haunts the bathroom and floor.
Nunemaker - Used to be a church, many weddings have been held here. Supposedly, a woman walks up and down emigration creek in her wedding dress. Security has seen her more than once.
Sugarhouse - The older dorms are supposed to be both haunted.
Salt Lake City - ZCMI Department Store:
The store downtown has been known for the cook who worked in the store's exquisite restaurant, who passed away a few years back, is still preparing meals and the sort for groups of women (who have also passed on) in the store's restaurant.
Santaquin - Family Tree Restaurant:
Before the building was redone and turned into a restaurant, a little boy drown in a canal that ran through the back. People see and hear things on a monthly basis. Whether it be the doorbells sticking and ringing or a lady in blue walking into the backrooms. If you are lucky you might even hear or see a pot slam into a wall.
Santaquin - Santaquin Canyon:
Strange noises, cold spots, and strange lights are just a few of the reported occurances.
Silver Reef - Just outside Leeds-Southern Utah - Old Catholic cemetery:
A young girls ghost is seen. Voices of children asking to be taken home. Several people have had the feeling of being watched, and heard footsteps in the old cemetery at night.
Smithfield - The Main Theater:
After hours there is a feeling of an evil presence. One night an employee was working in the projector booth and heard the door open and slam and glanced to see and hear some feet running past and into the restroom. Upon looking in the restroom, no one was there. At another time, 2 employees were cleaning the theater and saw several people on the balcony laughing at them. Believing they were customers, they yelled at them to get out. They disappeared. There is also a ghost of a little girl who huddles in corners of the theater.
Spanish Fork High School -
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The Spanish Fork High School
"Little Theater" is known to be haunted by a custodian that used
to work there; After the school was first built, and the
little theater was finished, the custodian was standing on the
catwalk about the stage installing the light bulbs for the spot
lighting when he slipped and fell; Since he was alone at
the time, he died soon after fallingis said that you
should never go alone into that theater, only in groups of five
or more. The Drama teachers still practice thisIf
you are in there by yourself, its said that the curtains will
rise or fall by themselves, the sound effects will start
playing, and the stage lights will begin to flicker on and
panish Fork - Spanish Fork Cemetery:
In the Spanish Fork Cemetery. There is a headstone statue of a woman. She is crouched down with one arm extended and the other near her face. She is known as the Weeping Willow or Widow, depending on whom you hear it from. But if you go there after dark, it is said that the statue will actually cry, tears stream down her face. There are old water markings still on the statue. And sometimes you can hear her crying and calling for her baby.
Spanish Fork - Spanish Fork High School:
The Spanish Fork High School "Little Theater" is known to be haunted by a custodian that used to work there. After the school was first built, and the little theater was finished, the custodian was standing on the catwalk above the stage installing the light bulbs for the spot lighting and he slipped and fell. He died soon after falling. It is said that you should never go alone into that theater, only in groups of five or more. The Drama teachers still practice this. If you are in there by yourself, itís said that the curtains will rise or fall by themselves. The sound effects will start playing. But more commonly the stage lights will begin to flicker on and off.
Springville - Grant School Elementary:
The ghost of a former Band teacher that died in a car accident on the way to school one morning, is sometimes heard playing the piano in the cafeteria which also serves as the auditorium.
Springville - The Springville Art Museum:
This museum is said to be haunted because of strange unidentified noises and lights being turned on by themselves after they had been off for about five minutes. There have also even been shadows spotted of a women in a long dress and a small boy.
Springville - Tree on El dorado Drive:
This is a new neighborhood still currently under development. The first house that was built experienced, "constant "noise" in my house, my picture and clock both flew off the wall. For no apparent reason, cupboards would open and close, and glasses would move across the countertop by themselves." Another homeowner can't go down in her basement alone without getting all spooked out, and her dogs won't go near it. There is a very old tree that was going to be removed, but when it became apparent that it was going to stay most of the phenomena quieted down.
St. George - Hardy House Restaurant:
A shadowy ghost has been seen here.
St. George - The Val A. Browning library:
located nearly in the center of campus, is said to have a friendly ghost who visits at night.
Bonnie Percival, a librarian at the library, said she has heard talk about a "nice little lady" with a long sleeved, high collared white shirt and black skirt who sits at the reference desk sometimes late at night.
Taylorsville - Taylorsville High School:
In the fall of 2001, a senior shot himself at school. Students have reported seeing strange things and feeling cold spots in certain areas of the school. Is it the ghost of the senior, or some other apparition?
Tooele - Kirk Hotel:
Things are moved around, doors and cupboards open and close. Ghostly figures have been reported to appear in many of the rooms.
Tooele - The old hospital:
Spirits of dead patents still roam the halls of this old hospital. Shadow figures are seen crossing in the halls. A ghost of a small girl is seen in the lobby. The hospital is now a halloween haunted attraction called Asylum 49.
Tooele - Lake point:
Witnesses report seeing a lady in a black nightgown crossing the road in front of them.
Utah & Arizona state line - Lake Powell:
Lake Powell is an artificially created lake. Prior to it's being damned, it was an ancient riverbed canyon with Prehistoric Native American figures etched into the rocks. It was sacred to many different tribes and reportedly many people had died and been buried there. After the canyon was turned into a lake, many people have drowned or died in mysterious ways while at the lake. It is also said that flute music can be heard playing, along with laughing and crying.
Wasatch - Chinese Tunnels:
Rumor has it that while the railroads were booming in the late 1800's to early 1900's, many Chinese workers were used to help build tunnels. When they died, the foremen would bury the bodies in the walls. It is always freezing cold inside due to the ice that is always in the middle of the tunnel. The locals say that you can hear crying, the ghost trains and whispers in the middle of the night.
Washington Terrace - The Whole Area:
Washington Terrace was originally built in the 1940s as a POW camp. It housed Chinese prisoners during WWII. The Chinese were given considerable freedom in Utah during the war, and some even decided to move their families here. Some of the original buildings were converted into houses. These houses in the Terrace tend to have odd occurrences, such as unexplained noises and voices and objects moving without apparent cause.
West Valley - Glen Weaver Park:
There was a man that would take girls in the back of the park near the back of the baseball field and he raped and killed them. A man named Glen weaver was walking there one night and witnessed one of the girls being raped he got killed trying to save her. The park was renamed after him. The other guy was executed later that year. Girls that go into the park often feel uneasy when going toward the back of the park and later feel like someone is protecting them. At least 4 reports have been made about men that have had a history of hurting women have things like being cut and burned for no apparent reason while at the park. And two accounts of men being possessed and acting violent while at the park and not remembering it later after leaving.
Golden Spike National Historic Site
32 miles West of Brigham City on Hwy. 83
The Dove Creek Camp sits abandoned
It was once used for Chinese immigrants that worked laying the
First Transcontinental Railroad tracks.
To this day you can still hear the sounds and voices of the Chinese workers who lived and died
there. There are still existing the sink holes that were left by the workers huts
can still be found throughout this area. There have also
been reports of strange lights That are believed to
be phantom headlights from old steam engines that traveled the
tracks a long time ago
Job Corps Center
West 1700 South
The entire Job Corps Center is
filled with supernatural pnenomina
The job corps is the site
of an old Navy base. The dorm room building is haunted by three spirits. The
most active is a little girl, of about 5 or 6, who stands by the
doorway at the entrance to the dorm. The girl walks up and down the
halls bouncing a ball. Another ghost, possibly that of a
resident adviser, can be seen walking down the hall checking on
the students in their rooms. The third ghost is
unidentified. It is believed to be a student who has died
recently. This area is haunted by an old military nurse. She
could be the same one that haunts the TB Dorm. She walks
up and down the halls. The Movie
Theater: - This area used to be the military morgue.
Like all morgues, it is said to be haunted.TB Dorm - These dorms are
haunted by an old military
Since the owner of the
cafe, passed away, a phantom voice orders refills on their
coffee while employees are closing. When the cafe is
pretty much empty, right before it closes, the sounds of
barstools squeaking and boots moving to jukebox music have been
heard. The occurrences are most common after the ghost's
favorite Johnny Cash song plays. When this song plays the
volume tends to go up all by itself
Hovenweep National Monument
This are near blanding is a sacred site is a group of
six Anasazi ruins shaped like castle towers. The
Square Tower Group, Hovenweep Castel, and Unit
Type House were used as astronomical observatories to
determine when certain religious ceremonies should take
place.At Holly Group, on the morning of June 21 (the summer solstice)
rays of light can be seen illuminating the drawings of the sun, a snake, and a human twin
figure. Different patters of light illuminate the symbols
at the spring and fall equinoxes.(March 21 and September 21) The Ancien Ones' deep
reverence for nature and the mystical heavens is easily felt in
this serene National Park.
Lehi Historical Hospital
East State St.
This hospital in Lehi is over 100
years old The windows are broken, and the back stairs have
collapsed years ago. At night there have been reported sightings of
a nurse that is hanging from a steel flagpole.The story
is that she was working late during the war, and a doctor went
crazy and hung her.
North 100 E
At this resteraunt,former employees talk about
strange things happening while they are working; These include: dishes
flying against the walls and breaking and brooms being moved
from one room to another as if being carried by an invisible
entity. To put a stop to these things, they had to speak
sternly to the entity saying "'stop it" or "knock it
Highway 224 in Park City
The Inn was built as an
upscale replica to the owners' grandmothers Victorian
mansion. Grandma's ghost now lives in this
Victorian mansion and likes to make her ghostly presence known to
those staying here. The rooms are themed around the
original mansion, and grandma likes to occupy the bedroom themed
after her own room. Her mist has been seen ascending and
descending right through the floors.Grandma has also shown up in
pictures taken by staff and visitors.
Old Utah State Prison
Those who have tried on the
old ball and chain as a joke have described having a hard time
removing it due to a force in the atmosphere.
Park City Silver
The silver mines of Park City were created over
100 years ago. The mines operated for several decades, but are
now closed. The mines have a long history of murder and
accidents over the course of the mines operation.
Apparitions have been seen and heard in several of the
interlinking mines by miners and other workers.
Pleasant Grove High School
East 200 S
In the theater/auditorium of pleasan grove high school,
under the stage is a door that is kept locked with six heavy
duty padlocks. Every morning in the theater the padlocks would be blown
off the door and the door would be wide open. Everyone was
given strict instructions to let the janitor know if the locks
were removed. Every morning, the janitor was told the
locks were gone and he would replace them.
The Haunted history on this place is
that dozens of rock climbers have died right at the mouth of the
canyon, where the huge rocks start.In the canyon there has also been
killings up there and some satanic rituals have been performed
there. People have heard noises, and have actually seen a
man in his 80's standing on a rock peek, then proceeding to
run/glide down the rock mountain at a faster than normal
pace. When leaving you can feel a spiritual presence trying to
Riverton Elementary School
Late at night in the Riverton Elementary school there have been
reports of children's voices, and of their footsteps following
people. In the boiler room you can hear a little girl
crying, because she fell down a shoot.
West 4800 S
At Roy High School,The ghost that haunts the school is of a girl
by the name of Mable. No one knows how she died but she
stays in the large auditorium around back stage, and the winding
stars. For the most part, she plays tricks by turning
lights off or on, moving props, making props disappear, scaring
people, and making her presence known. The second ghost is
a lady in a purple hat. She's also been seen on the large auditorium
stage a ways away from the wood pile She tries to get
people to follow her but no one will since she gives off an
eerie and evil aura. The third ghost is a floating head on
the left upper balcony. Sometimes it sees more than a head
up there, it sounds as if someone is moving the lights along
with cords. The fourth and last ghost roams the entire
school but mostly the halls. When the school is empty or hardly
anyone in there or someone is walking alone, people have
reported that they feel as if someone is glaring at
them. He walks right next to you but if he were alive, you
would feel his breath on your skin or smell his shampoo.
It has been said that he was hit by a train walking to
Sand Ridge Junior High -
2075 West 4600 S
At Sand Ridge Junoir HIgh there are nine ghosts that
haunt the school. One is that of a little girl who can be
heard talking to people on tape recorders.This is called EVP or Electronic Voice Phenomina and when you play back the tape you can hear ghostly voices. Then there is a
boy from Roy High, which is right next door, that walks back and
forth from each school to the other. One of the boys got
sucked into a moving train with his bike. A couple of them
were in car accidents. Teachers after school can hear
children playing in the gym and feel breathing on their
necks. Orbs and floating wisps are seen in the auditorium,
and cold spots and strange activities also happen here.
Scenic Quick Stop -
54 off of I-70
When you first walk into the
back room, where you go into the cooler, you feel like something
is watching you right away. This ghost of the quick stop will throw things,
move things, sometimes you catch it at the corner of your eye,
and when you turn and look you will find that no one will be there. Also there have been
reports of hearing voices, and things falling off walls.
alt Lake City
East South Temple
The Alta Club, a private club,
once held hotel style rooms on the top floor in which member's
could live in. In the early 50's one member, who had been
living there for years, fell asleep on his couch with a burning
cigar in his hand. It started a fire; evidence
of the soot can still be seen today above the outside windows on
the top floor, which consumed most of the top floor as well as
taking the man's life.  Several people have seen a man
matching his description, per a previous photo, walking on the
top floor. He usually is seen walking down the hall to
where his room had been or disappears upon a second look.
Also, in the basement, several workers have reported smelling a
lilac perfume and some even feel a gentle touch on the
in Downtown Salt Lake City
in the Downtown City and County Building there have been reports of 5
ghosts in this building. Two children, a brother and
sister, who were killed during the building of the structure; a
woman who is believe to be the mother of the children; a pioneer
Judge and an old Mayor of Salt Lake City. The building has
5 floors, and the ghosts haunt all of the floors.
of East Capitol St. and North State St.
At the Deveraux Mansion There have been sightings of an
eight year old little girl who you can see in the upstairs
window. People have reported that you can hear her humming, singing, or
even talking to herself sometimes.; Others say that she can
be seen in pictures taken by visitors and they say she looks
like pictures on the walls that were taken in the 1850's.
They say that when she gets mad she throws things on the ground
and she even shuts doors when they are left open. Workers
say they feel cold spots sometimes when they walk in certain
North Main St.
There have been many reports of
doors locking that do not have locks on them, cold spots, and
lights turning on and off in the unoccupied mansion The
mansion is haunted by a little blonde girl, about 11 or 12 years
old. She has been seen walking in and out of the big
mirror on the west wall.; She has been seen walking the
rooms and been known to rearrange items and indeed lock
doors. People that have seen her say that she looks like a
young girl depicted in a painting hanging in the house.
Lights come on at all hours of the night and witnesses have seen
footprints that begin and end in the middle of the room.
Sunnyside Ave (located in This Is The Place State Park)
Visitors and guides to Old Deseret have reported dozens of ghostly encounters in
recent years. The buildings were part of the original
colony established byBrigham
Young the great prophet of the Mormon churh who led Mormons west after their leader, Joseph
Smith, was assassinated by an Illinois mob in 1844. Before
Young's forest farmhouse was moved to the historical park,
his ghost haunted his residence for fifteen years. After
it was moved, the house was taken over by his nineteenth wife,
Eliza Webb Her petite apparition, dressed in black,
is seen peering out of the dining-room window of the
house. After Ann Eliza divorced Young, she toured the
country denouncing him and the Mormon Church. At nearby
Home the ghostly sounds of children at a party are heard,
and the apparition of Mary
Fielding Smithhas been observed many times standing in the
doorway of Smith
House Sometimes Mrs. Smith is seen wagging her finger
angrily, perhaps because her house was set facing the wrong way
when it was moved to the park.
There is a strange echoing
laughter in the indoor pool next to the lobby in the Shiloh Inn. The Pinball
machine by the exit to the upper level park has playing by
itself on several occasion; A man pushed his wife and
children out of one of the upper level windows and then leaped
out to meet his own death here at the hotel. It is rumored that this
family is responsible for the supernatural disturbances.
Utah State Historical Society
South Rio Grande St.
The state's historical society
is housed in a former railroad station full of spirits. The
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot, built in 1910, was
considered to be haunted by the 1940s The spirit of a
black haired lady wearing an old-fashioned purple dress haunts
the ladies room and the Rio Grande Care inside the depot.
She was struck by a train in the station when she tried to
retrieve an engagement ring her boyfriend had thrown on the
tracks.; In 1980, two people heard footsteps and saw the
ghost of a man on the ground floor. the invisible presence of a ghost
who walks the balcony and lobby in the late evening hours has
been detected by security officers. Once, a whole group of
ghosts having a party in the basement of the building was
interrupted by a security guard getting off the elevator.
Zion National Park
Native American Indiansconsider this
229-square-mile sacred site a colossal temple in which to
worship, meditate, and talk to the gods and godesses.; Modern psychics
believe the park is a door to the ethericrealm through which are
channeled the energies of the earth's Light Towers, such as thePyramid
of Giza,Mount Sinai,Ayers
Rock(Austrailia)Mount Shasta They believe the crystalline peaks in Zion
contain the coded matrix for the future evolution of the human
spirit.The Smithsonian at Butte Back Country Byway passes through some of the most
sacred sites, including the peaks of the East and West Temple,
and the rock formations North Guardian Angel and The Watchman