Masonic Cemetery is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a woman wearing a
black satin dress. She is seen placing blue columbine flowers on the
grave of young John Edward Cameron, who died unexpectedly on November 1,
1887 of heart paralysis. This beautiful lady in black appears
twice a year - on April 5 and November 1 - and places the flowers
on Cameron's grave. The town residents, who have been well aware of her
from the beginning, originally had no idea who she was, and by 1899, she was
well known locally as a phantom. That year, over a dozen people
gathered on November 1 to observe the apparition - and sure enough, she
appeared around sunset. While she was placing the flowers, two of
the men made an attempt to capture her, but she quickly vanished. Since
that time, many more attempts have been made, but all have met with
City is 20 miles west of Golden on Highway 119.
Cemetery is located north of the city on the hillside and is surrounded
by other historic cemeteries from the 1800's. This is a great site to
Helen Hunt Jackson was a successful 19th century author and Native American activist. The
Helen Hunt falls now bear her name and are reputed to have a plethora of
spirit activity. Due to human error and rugged terrain, many
people have died here - an average of 5 per year at this
writing. It is said that supernatural
phenomena occur as you drive or walk through the tunnel, and psychics
have reported fairly strong activity here.
Hunt Falls is located in the southwest corner of Colorado Springs.
Park is built on top of the Mount Prospect graveyard, which was known as
Boot Hill in the 1850's. In 1873 officials renamed the site City Cemetery,
and began burying only transients and criminals there. In 1893 the
city gave notice that all the buried bodies had to be removed from
the cemetery, but nobody claimed most of the remains, and a large
number of graves were left untouched. As a result, an undertaker
was hired to remove the remaining 6 to 10 thousand bodies. His
instructions were to place the bodies into 1 foot by 3.5 foot pine boxes
and deliver them to Riverside Cemetery for reburial. Workmen had to
break the corpses down to fit them into the miniature boxes, and as a
result, body parts were scattered over the ground and inadvertently
mixed together. Needless to say, this was a gruesome sight!
Psychics had warned that the dead would return if a prayer was not
said upon removal of each from his grave. However, workers
disregarded these warnings and freely looted the disinterred bodies.
residents in the surrounding neighborhoods started making claims of
spirits wandering into their homes and appearing in their mirrors.
Finally, one graveyard worker was found hysterically running from the
graveyard, claiming that a ghost had jumped onto his back. The
Mayor ordered all work stopped until an investigation could be
conducted. This investigation revealed that the graveyard was a
hopeless mess of intermixed body parts, and the entire area was finally
plowed over and planted with grass and trees. Even today, many
people visiting this site report a strong feeling of sadness and
confusion, and as you stroll the area, you can still feel soft areas of
sunken graves under your feet.
Park is located in Central Denver in the Civic center area near
are reports that the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" and her husband
still roam through their former home, built in 1889. After Molly passed
away in 1932, her home was turned into the Molly Brown House Museum, which
she and her husband still seem to inhabit. Employees working at
the museum to this day report intermittent sightings of one or both of
Molly Brown House Museum is located in Denver, CO near the corner of
Pennsylvania and 13th Street on Capitol Hill.
Baldplate Inn is believed
to be haunted by Ethyl and Gordon Mace, the couple who built it in
1917. This Inn also houses the "largest collection of keys in
the world" including the key to Edgar Allan Poe's dorm room. The
most active areas for ghostly apparitions appear to be Ethyl's bedroom
and the "Key Room". Many employees and guests have
reported seeing Ethyl and Gordon wandering hallways of this fascinating
and well-known place.
Baldpate Inn is located in Estes Park, seven miles south of the city on
highway 7. *Be on the lookout, the lodge is on a dirt road off of
ghosts of the the previous owners, Stanley and his wife Flora, are
still reputed to haunt this spectacular Hotel. At times you can
hear the piano playing by itself in the music room, which was Mrs.
Stanley's favorite room, or you may feel the presence of Mr. Stanley in
the lobby or in his favorite spot, the Billiards Room.
The Pinion Billiard Room is home to many ghosts,
who appear in the mirrors of the room. Above the main staircase on
the second floor, visitors and employees at the hotel have repeatedly
reported ghostly presences that follow them down the corridor. The
fourth floor is where the servant's quarters were, and it is not
uncommon to hear the sounds of children playing in the hallway near room
418, even when there are no children staying at the hotel.
Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for the writing of Stephen King's
"The Shining." He noticed a sign in the vicinity of the
hotel that said "road closed in winter, and strolled the
hallways, he envisioned what it would be like to be trapped inside this
massive hotel with means of escape.
Stanley Hotel is located in Estes Park, Colorado, 333 Wonderview P.O.Box
1767 Estes Park, CO 80517 970-586-3371 1-800-976-1377
waters of Manitou Springs were believed by the Indians to hold magical
powers, and they worshipped this site. The word Manitou is
Algonquin for "Great Spirit." Today, psychics retreat to
Manitou Springs to take part in the spiritual energy that is believed to
rejuvenate the body and mind.
Springs is located on exit 141 off of I-25. Turn West on highway 24 and
drive 4 miles to Manitou.
apparitions of the Anasazi Indians to this day appear in the ruins of
Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde. They are most commonly seen near the kivas
(pit houses) at the base of the canyon. Tunnels and hidden passageways
connect many of the chambers, and each of the ceremonial buildings has a
hole in the floor that was used as a spirit gateway.
Verde is near the Sand Dunes and makes a wonderful trip whether you are
ghost hunting or just site seeing.
is located West of Durango on Highway 160, between Mancos and Cortez.