Most Haunted in Wyoming Oct 20, 2016 15:34:21 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 20, 2016 15:34:21 GMT -5
Most Haunted in Wyoming
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for ghosts, there’s plenty of haunted history in Wyoming and these five seem to be the Cowboy State’s most haunted:
Occidental Hotel (Buffalo). The Occidental (above) is a legendary Old West saloon and former bordello haunted by the daughter of a prostitute who died on the upper floor. Those who have seen the wraith describe a girl with long, dark hair dressed in white. Guests feel phantom taps on the shoulder and strange lights, phantom voices and laughter have been reported on the upper floor. The spirit is also accused of moving furniture and baggage. Because the ghost is very active, the Occidental is considered the most haunted place in Wyoming.
Warren Air Force Base (Cheyenne). Known as Fort Russell when it was founded in 1897, several locations on the base are reportedly haunted by phantom cavalry soldiers from the late 19th/early 20th century.
Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Powell). This World War II Japanese internment camp is said be a hotbed for paranormal activity. In the daytime, witnesses have reportedly been guided around the location by a friendly spirit. At night, however, people hear phantom footsteps and catch fleeting glimpses of “Shadow People.”
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Cheyenne). This historic house of worship (above) is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a man who fell to his death in the church’s iconic bell tower. After construction was completed, people reported hearing voices and banging sounds from within the tower. Years later, one of the construction workers finally came forward and admitted a stonemason had fallen to his death, but he had not reported the incident. Instead, because he feared he might be somehow blamed, he sealed the body into an unfinished wall of the tower.
Kane Cemetery (Lovell). Kane is an old ghost town just outside present-day Lovell. Most of the town’s buildings are now covered by the Yellowtail Reservoir, but when water levels are low, the old Kane cemetery can still be seen. The burial ground is haunted by a glowing "Blue Lady," who appears to be a comely young woman from a distance, but when seen close up, her face is that of an ugly old hag. According to legend, her quick-tempered, abusive husband drowned their children in a fit of rage and she is still searching for them in the cemetery.
Source: Rick Roddam, KING 101.9, September 29, 2015.