Spooky Places In Salt Lake City

Not just a ghost or two, listed here are places most feared and haunted in SLC. Definitely not for the faint hearted!


In a place like Salt Lake City UT, which has so much history, a sure thing is the stories of spirits. Yes, some tales have been passed over generations, and they will send shivers down your spine too. So if you are packing bags the next holiday season, be ready for Salt Lake City’s spooky side. Not just a ghost or two, here are listed places amongst the most feared and haunted in SLC. Definitely not for the faint hearted!


McCune Mansion


There are too many points of note for this mansion. Not only did it cost a whopping million dollars to make way back in 1901, it is also said to house not one, but two ghosts that make their appearance in this venue, but it is still used for marriages and parties. The little girl and the man in a cape have also divided their times for appearing. While the girl prefers marriages, our caped ghost shows up during Christmas according to many witnesses.


The Brigham Young Farmhouse


While the legendary Brigham Young family may not have used this as his personal residence, they sure have made their presence felt even long after their deaths. It is known to be one of the most famously haunted places, not just in Salt Lake City, but in entire Utah. Apart from hearing noises and chattering of children, the legend himself is said to have paid a visit, in his attire from the 1800s to the people who restored this place and has had a conversation with them. His true form was detected once they took a photograph of the three of them. He was missing in the photo once it was developed!


Trolley Square


People have heard of children’s playgrounds, but Salt Lake City has its own personal gathering grounds for their friendly and not so friendly ghosts. The not-so-funny bit here is the bus barn painter who died on the job.


Fort Douglas


This was built in the year 1862 with the prime purpose of keeping a watch on the native Americans and Mormons and also to guard mail. It is located on the University of Utah campus and the main resident ghost is a former soldier who has been named Clem. Various people have seen “Clem” who has instantly disappeared upon being spotted. Every year in October, the museum holds a gathering where tales are told of the spirit by various people said to have been in a chance encounter or people who are ghost hunters and the like.


Rio Grande Train Depot


Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Legend has it that a couple-to-be got into an argument before the groom-to-be was leaving for one of the two world wars, and took of his engagement ring and hurled it in anger. It fell on the train tracks and his fiancé was killed by an oncoming train while trying to recover it. Popularly known as the “The Purple Lady” (at least a change from the regular white), she has been spotted by one rather shocked lady who was using the restroom. There are some stories which even say she was pushed by the irate soldier.


Capitol Theatre


Not often does one get to hear about a cheeky and mischievous spirit roaming around in a theatre. A young usher had died in a fire previously and he is known for playing tricks on guards. He is also famous for his liking of the “Nutcracker”, a time when he is more or less guaranteed to show up.


City County Building


If only ghosts had 5-a-side football tournaments. This building would have a team made up of a mayor, two children who died playing here and their stricken mother and a judge. Nice mix one would agree.


Devereaux Mansion


The two resident ghosts here seem to differ in nature completely. While the little girl loves playing tricks on the kitchen staff and waving to people, the other not-so-friendly resident is a lady who is known to get quite aggressive with people causing any sort of harm to the property which is nowadays used for marriages and functions.


Now that’s enough to put your heart through in a single tour! A visit to SLC also comes with great spooky hotels, and some of them are quite popular during season. Visit here to know the things to do in salt lake city Utah.


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