You’re a busy person. You don’t have time to be wandering around a graveyard, tripping over gopher holes and looking for a ghost to terrify you. So, we rounded up the 5 most haunted spots along the Wasatch Front. Get in, scream like a little girl, get out. (Editor’s note: I picked some uber scary spots that aren’t always the first ones you hear about. They’ll just creep up on you.) It goes without saying: please do not trespass on private property, be polite, leave everything in better condition than they were before.
The Rio Grande Railroad Depot: The old Rio Grande Railroad Depot may been been restored to its former glory, but security guards and visitors say the spirits weren’t scared off by the remodeling. The cafe and the ladies room on the main floor are prime spots to see the beautiful, dark haired spirit said to have been run over by a train at the Depot. There’s also a shadowy apparition that’ll begin to approach you on the main floor- then vanish.
96% on the Creep-O-Meter.
Old Bountiful Museum: Frankly, the place just looks creey enough by itself, but the old mink farm turned museum turned abandoned building still has piles of discarded artifacts that perhaps brought their spirits with them. Ghost hunters report terrifying encounters with dark spirits and strange, flashing lights on both floors.
84% on the Creep-O-Meter.
The Kirk Hotel in Tooele: Guests and housekeeping report items floating through the air on their own and doors opening, then slamming shut. If you’re an orb freak, this is your place.
83% on the Creep-O-Meter.
Ben Lomond Suites in Ogden: Rooms 1101 and 1102 are notorious for ghostly activity. Legend has it that a bride drowned in the tub on her wedding night, and when the groom came searching for her, commited suicide in his grief. Visitors report that the water turns on by itself in the tubs in those two rooms and broken-hearted sobbing. The elevators in the hotel are often said to work on their own.
85% on the Creep-O-Meter
Rock Canyon Trail in Provo: If you’re willing to rough it to get scared spitless, you’ll encounter anything from the apparition of a miner angrily swinging his pickaxe to the spirit of a man in 1980’s style clothing who falls off a cliff and disappears. The creepy part here? Sometimes, the entities follow you out of the canyon.
72% on the Creep-O-Meter
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