Adair Village - Camp Adair POW hospital - Near the village - Now abandoned and
dilapidated, the POW hospital buildings of 1940s Camp Adair housed injured/ill
German and Italian POWs during the Second World War. A number of POWs perished
before the end of hostilities. Phenomena include EVP recordings of squeaking
bedsprings (none are housed in the hospital), footsteps, and an intense sense
of being menacingly observed by unseen eyes from within the buildings.
Albany - Herford Steer Restaurant - The ghost is of the owner who was
accidentally killed in his establishment by police. He is known for flipping
hats off of employees, turning wall pictures upside down and sideways, turning
non-burning table candles upside down, and sending everything on tables to the
floor. This restaurant has since been torn down, and as of yet, the site is
still just a vacant piece of land.
Ashland - Lithia Park - Story of a ghost of a girl who was raped and murdered
there in the late 1800's. As witnesses passed a duck pond, they noticed a
glowing blue mist floating directly over the center of the pond. They watched
it for about thirty seconds, at which point it flickered and vanished like a
flame being blown out.
Astoria - Flavel House - Old Victorian era home now a museum, is said to be
haunted by former inhabitants. Things like lights being turned off when left on
by caretakers. Phones ringing when not plugged in. Drapes being pulled closed
or open by themselves. Basic haunted house stuff.
Astoria - Liberty Theater - Old movie theater said to be haunted by a woman who
is mainly seen in the upstairs women's bathroom, wearing Victorian era
clothing. Is usually visible when looking at yourself in the mirror. She likes
to stand behind you and look into the mirror as well. But when you turn around,
she's gone. Reports from former managers of popcorn being made when they open
up, and the soda fountain running. The managers were always the first to arrive
and the last to leave. Supposedly a man was murdered in the downstairs
bathroom, and another was pushed off the balcony as well. The theater was
closed in 1998 for renovation. It is now a performing arts theater.
Athena - Old Gem Theater - Second story of theater is now used as a home and
the first floor is the abandoned theater. Reports of hearing foot steps in the
hallways, doorknobs turning when there is no one on the other side. A whitish
figure wonders about the theater seats.
Baker City - Baker Hotel - Reports of parties on the second floor, especially
in one room. Ladies of the evening are showing their ghostly appearance coming
down the long stairway.
Bend - Congress house - Many people have seen ghosts that inhabit this house
that is from the turn of the century. In fact, there have been a few families
that have lived there that have either died or somethi ng tragic has happened
to them due to living in the cursed house.
Bend - O'Kane building - Many people have reported seeing ghostly smoke, weird
lights, footsteps, and voices. On the ground floor, in a restaurant, people
have reported a ghostly voice (maybe of a long-dead waitress) shouting names
and orders. The basement of the building is also haunted by the ghost of an old
Bend - Old Mt View Hospital - Is now an apartment building next to Drake Park,
a man died of old age in one of the apartments in the basement. People have
heard creaks in the floor like he's walking around.
Bend - Old smoke stacks- teens sneak in there at night to see if it is really
haunted and it is said that there are ghost walking around and moving things
Bend - Pilot Butte Cemetery - Reports of blue orbs.
Beaverton - Shilo Inn - The upstairs sports den and Canyon room are rumored to
be haunted. Many employees and guests report here footsteps and a conversation
between a man and women but upon further investigation no one is ever there. On
occasion things will be moved about on their own, cups, chairs, ect.
Beaverton - Valley Theatre - This old discount theatre has had strange
poltergist activity for years. In 1994 during renovation work crews were
"persued" by a ominous creature that liked to play evil pranks and
stalk the workers. Several workers quit due to the strange happe nings around
them and refused to come back to the location. And to this day strange
occurances still happen to workers and visitors at this old theatre.
Beaverton - Westgate Cinema - A shadowy figure has been reported lurking in the
upstairs projector room that was formerly a living quarters. When chased, the
shadowy figure vanishes down a hallway that leads to double-doors that never
opened. - June 2005 Update – Act III shut it down a couple of years ago, and it
sits empty now. They are going to build a new cinema in the newer, "Hipper",
part of town.
Burns - Ye Olde Castle Restaurant - This restaurant was previously a house in
the 1800's. Restaurant employee's have seen and talked about the lady in the
blue dress for at least 20 years. Any time the Restaurant is painted or
repaired she appears. Mostly she is seen out of the corner of you're eye. She
stares at you but when you look directly at her she disappears, although you
can still feel her presence. She is kind and motherly. It is thought she is
either the friend of the owners. This friend died early of cancer and was very
close to the owner and taught her to run the restaurant. In the same token it
could also be someone who died when it was a house.
Canby - Old pioneer cemetery on Knightsbridge Road - An old man dressed in a
black suit with a brown leather hat holding a leather pouch can be seen on some
nights just standing in the graveyard. We l ived right next door to the
graveyard and on more than one occasion observed him standing in the same spot
just staring straight ahead. One rainy dark night we watched him as he slowly
walked away and down the street, we decided to follow him, got in our car and
drove around the corner where he had just went a moment before; he was no where
Cannon Beach - The Argonutua Beach House - Some people claim that this beach
house is haunted by the ghost of Ghengis Hansel, a man who mysteriously
disappeared there after the storm in 1952. People who have stayed in the house
have felt a foreboding presence, especially around the many secret doors and
compartments, all of which are locked tightly shut.
Cannon Beach - On the short approach road from Highway 101 to Cannon Beach -
there is a phantom of a mummy known to locals as "Bandage Man." It
jumps into the back of vehicles at night. The mummy has even been known to
attack at times, leaving bits of his bandages behind. Bandage Man is said to
eat dogs and has even murdered several people. Many believe him to be the ghost
of a logger cut to pieces in a nearby sawmill. - June 2005 Update – Some believe
the haunting is limited to "The short approach". There are stories
about possible Bandage Man sightings from Lincoln City all the way to Seaside
(about a 90 minute to two hour stretch of road). It has also been said that
Bandage Man was once a criminal who was shot multiple times by police. Once he
was being transferred from the Hospital to the jail, he escaped, ran into the
woods, and hasn't been seen since. This would explain the bandages, as he was
still covered in them.
Cave Junction - Oregon Caves National Monument - The Oregon Caves Chateau has a
ghost named Elizabeth that roams through the rooms and halls. The story goes
that she hung her self on her wedding night after catching her husband with
another woman. She has been seen roaming the halls at night.
Central Point - Central Point Elementary - Central Point Elementary was rebuilt
in 1908 after a fire was the cause of death fro many teachers and students.
Stories tell of many different hauntings. A janitor was working the late shift,
when he heard what sounded like the laughs of children, but upon turning to
investigate, no one was there. He continues walking and hears the laughing
again. The janitors employers found his body torched as if it had been set on
fire. Another story was also about a janitor, supposedly himself or someone had
hung him from the pull rope of the old bell in the tower, Stories of every
night at midnight the bell would ring, this was before the timer was installed,
when the bell was rang at recess by the sixth graders. Students have heard
footsteps behind them while alone in the bathroom.
Clackamas - Harmony House - This restaurant has had many sightings mostly by
workers but also some customers. A worker has been trapp ed in the supply
closet and then just let out. Also two workers were closing and talking when
they heard an older man clearing his throat and when they approached where the
sound was coming from they saw smoke and smelled pipe tobacco. There has been a
girl laughing and things moved from one place to another. This restaurant
defiantly has personality and had an article written about it in The Oregonian
Corvallis - Cheldelin Middle School - A janitor died from a heart attack in the
upstairs gym. When the doors are shut and locked, he can be heard whistling,
pushing his broom, the sound of his keys jingling as he walks. The lights
mysteriously turn on by themselves.
Corvallis - Crescent Valley High school - The costume room is haunted by a
cold, un-welcoming presence. The costumes shift on their own and the ladder
creeks as if someone were climbing it. The stage is also haunted. Strange
drafts, uneasy feelings of an unknown presence, the curtains shift, and chairs
move across the stage as if pushed.
Corvallis - OSU - Sackett Hall - In one of the rooms is the sight of numerous
disturbances including fire starting and things be thrown around the room. It
is said that a girl was killed in that room. Her name was Brandy and she lived
in room 121. She was known to be very loose particularly since it was the
1950's and one night she was killed by accident by a drunken frat boy. She
still roams B-long, her physical body20having been turned to dust ages ago all
that remains is her angry spirit which is seen at times to be a swirling cloud,
twisting and turning in constant eternal anguish for a unpunished crime...very
few have seen her.
Cottage Grove - Mt. David - Said to be a some kind of "spirit" that
will chase you off of the hill at night time. Around the graveyards there are
said to be many apperinces of the ghostly kind. Beware of the "thing"
that will chase you off the mountain at night time.
Cottage Grove - Rogers paint and body repair - Footsteps going up and down the
stairs, feelings of a presents among you, tools being moved around the
building, and slamming doors when no wind.
Culver - Old hwy. 97 between Culver and Crooled River Bridge - Many freaky
myths in the high desert of ghosts walking the road at night. Cows all the
sudden appear in the road with glowing eyes, and the vehicles travel right through
them. This stretch of road is very windy and treacherous, There has been many
deaths due to car wrecks.
Dayton - Ebenezer chapel - Sightings of spirits in the cemetery and chapel.
Very odd things go on there.
Damascus - Old Pioneer Cemetery - The Old Pioneer Cemetary in Damascus, Oregon
is crawling with eerie ghost activity. Many strange sounds as well as shadows
can be seen and heard whenever visited. Talk to anyone who has ever taken
pictures there and they will all say that their20film had at least a few extra
visitors floating around in it.
Elgin - Elgin High School - Custodians, teachers, and students have all heard
the sound of running and basketballs late at night in the gymnasium. One year,
to a basketball game, two high school lovers were killed in a car wreck, never
making the game. At night in the old school, you can hear the sounds of
basketballs and running echo throughout the school.
Elgin - Opera house - haunted by two ghost. In the late eighteen hundreds there
was a gun fight over one of the local young woman that lived in town. The two
men are seen fighting on the front steps with there big six shooters firing at
each other. They are both seen holding there chest and falling to the ground.
Enterprise - old Graingroers - Every night at 12:30 you can hear a man yelling,
“I am going to die” and then a and you can see a flash from a flashlight and a
cop car drives by.
Eugene - Fox Hallow Elementary School - Many people have spotted a ghosts named
Opal there. At night you can always hear someone saying "Opla" over
and over again. The playground shakes as if someone is playing on it.
Eugene - French Immersion School - Reports of a weird presence, lights turn on
and off at random times, a man seen walking through the handicap gym, when no
ones there, doors opening, everything always looks abandoned as if nothings
been touched for years.
Eugene - Kmart - Janitors working over night tell stories of doors in the stock
room opening and closing by themselves. They also reported seeing signs hanging
from the ceiling swaying back and forth like they were being tapped in a row. A
night stocker witnessed a 10-foot section of talking Elmo’s all begin talking
and moving at the same time. They are not sound activated. And there is an
ominous presence that can be felt in the closed auto service center.
Eugene - Lane Community College - The elevator in the center building is
haunted by a janitor that fell to his death in the sixties. You can hear his
yells for help at sunset. He likes to play tricks on the people that use the
elevator after sunset by taking people to the creepy basement.
Eugene - Sheldon High school - In the courtyard there have been several
sightings of a women dressed in white calling for her daughter
"Francis". Often do bushes and trees move when she gets mad that she
can't find her.
Eugene - South Eugene High school - A Student was in the high school
auditorium. He went up onto the catwalks, fell off and died. His spirit has
rarely been seen, but often you will hear the sounds of someone walking when no
one is there.
Eugene - Toys R Us - In the back room the upstairs is haunted by
something...You are only allowed to go back there in a buddy system because of
the strange happenings. Thi ngs such as boxes being thrown a you from the
second floor...the lights going out in the middle of your shift radio's being
turned on and off.
Eugene - University of Oregon - Stafford Hall - Outside of room 101 of the
Stafford Hall (resident hall) at the University of Oregon, a young black male
has been sighted several times. Most often he was seen looking into the room
with a curious look or darting around corners. He has also been seen across the
street from the pioneer cemetery (less than a block away from the residence
hall) standing on the corner late at night. He has only been seen late at night
when the campus is quiet or empty.
Eugene - Woodland Park - A young boy was shot on the playground. And whenever
any one goes there after 12:00 they are approached by a ghost child, Who warns
people to stay away.
Florence - Heceta Head Lighthouse - Many stories abound around the haunting
here, the most widely heard is probably the story of an old woman who haunts
the place, the wife of a lighthouse keeper. You can stay here and see for
yourself, it's now a bed & breakfast.
Florence - The Lighthouse Keepers residence - haunted by a little old woman
named Abby. She can be seen looking out windows and floating above the floor
throughout the house. She is believed to be the wife of one of the lighthouse
keepers room the early years of the light.
Forest Grove - Forest Grove woo ds - The woods around Forest Grove are said to
be haunted by a burley man who beats anyone who dares to venture deep enough
into these dark woods. This dangerous ghost is linked to numerous deaths in the
Washington County area surrounding Forest Grove.
Forest Grove - Pacific University - Knight Hall -which used to be the music
programs classroom facility is haunted by two spirits. Activity has been observed
by hundreds of faculty and students since the 1940s.
Gales Creek - Agaard Road - Agaard road is on the right side of highway 6
heading to Tillamook from forest grove. between the times of 2 am and 5 am on
most mornings a man named Lazlo in flannel fishing wear can be seen where the
creek runs under the road. he fishes and smokes his pipe and doesn't harm
anyone. just sits there. across the road his wife Helen waits for him with
hands on hips and an annoyed expression on her face. during this time smoke is
sometimes seen rising from the house in which the couple used to live. lights
can also be seen in the windows. the electricity in the hose has been turned
off since the late 90's. Also the apparition of a young boy in blue shorts and
a striped t-shirt can be spotted on the highway side bank of the creek. he is
blue in the face and has water dripping from him (the water never makes spots
on the rocks). he has been named Joey. he is usually seen in the late summer in
mid- afternoon by the swimming hole. he whimpers and crie s for his "mommy
and daddy". sometimes Joey is only heard calling for his parents. when
someone tries to follow hi he leads you up the side of the bank and disappears
before the highway.
Gates - Outpost Village Resort RV & Mobile Home Park - Former landlord shot
and killed a man in the Jacuzzi over a betting debt. The Jacuzzi and house were
burned down by the local fire department in 1998. People report seeing a
ghostly figure wandering around the property. The former property manager (me)
had to do a spirit releasement on some of the tenants and friends living in the
Gold Hill - (Near) Oregon Vortex - Several visitors to the vortex have seen
John Lister, the Scottish scientist who discovered the area, standing at the
top of the sloping floor of the old log cabin. He is usually seen resting
against the wall, laughing and plucking his eyebrow. The visitors have asked
the guide the identity of the man who somehow got ahead of the tour. One tour
guide looked inside and recognized Lister from an old photograph. After the
quick look, Lister disappeared. When the other tour guides looked inside the
cabin, there was no one there. Anyone leaving the cabin by the back door would
have been seen. Also, Native American legend says that horses would not come
into the affected area known as the "Forbidden Ground."
Gold Hill - Rock Point Cemetery - Many stories have been told of a strange dark
hooded "ghost" that carries a lantern20and wonders through this
cemetery vanishing into thin air when approached. Many other stories of strange
lights, sounds and visions of fire leaping from the crypts. A greenish fog is
often seen floating through the area and has said to have broken windows of
cars that pass through it. Some have said that the "hauntings" are a
result of the Oregon Vortex, which is, located close by.
Gervais - Gervais high school parking lot - once, back in the late 1800's the
place where the school used to be was where the native Americans buried their
dead. if you go there at night, when the moon is full, there are reports of
Indians yelling, and a group of Indians will crowd around you, scratching you.
the school is built right on top of the site. another haunting is of the
parking lot, at night, a priest was murdered while getting into his car. you
can still hear him scream, but only on certain nights.
Helix - Griswold School - Haunted by Dr. Griswold, the founder of the school,
and his wife. They can be seen looking in the left window in the gymnasium,
although Dr. Griswold has been seen more often.
Hermiston - The Dollar Tree Stare - there a few different ghost the plays with
the toys and talk. A worker took her digital camera and took some pictures and
they claim it showed faces of like five different ghosts.
Idanha - The Rock Piles - This place has been said to be inhabited by loggers
and other ancient sp irits. Many people have seen a woman hanging, a skinless
dog, a headless logger, and even a little girl in white.
Jacksonville - Herman Helms House - 2 crying ghosts dwell here, and old lady
and a young girl.
Jacksonville - McCully House - Many guests have reported seeing a women in a
white gown wandering the halls late at night.
Jacksonville - Wagon Trail Road - Cupboards opening and slamming shut, Doors
open and shut, Animals going insane, Evil presence, Beating on homes on all
sides at the same time, Lights in homes, Footsteps on the hill(no one was
there), Voices, Something touched a witness’s wife’s side,
Keizer - McNary high school- in the 80's a student died in a crash. he said to
now haunt the school auditorium. Students have report to have seen him and he
has been seen during a play.
Klamath Falls - The Old Hospital - Rumor is this was the first hospital in
Oregon. People could rent rooms in the place before it was turned into a
historical landmark. Apparitions of people where reported, especially by
Klamath Falls - Linkville Cemetery - This cemetery is over 150 years old and is
said to have a grave that glows a bright green on every full moon. Strange
noises and other odd lights have also been reported.
Klamath Falls - Linkville Playhouse - An extremely dedicated and involved
actor, simply known by many as "Ralph", die d in 1994. His spirit has
been spotted on several occasions. A beginning actor was alone one night, and
spotted a man sitting in a chair, smoking a pipe. He later told a seasoned
actor and friend of his, who brought him to a picture of Ralph, asking him if
that was the man he saw. He promptly said yes. Another actor reports during a
dress rehearsal where they did absolutely no technical things whatsoever, the
cast was on stage when suddenly Greensleeves began to play out of nowhere. They
ran up to the soundbooth, which was empty, and tried to turn the CD player off.
Before they could, the song changed right before their eyes! Others have
witnessed in the costume attic by the light of the "Ghost Light"
which is left on every night since the first sighting.
Klamath Falls - Mazama High School Football Field - There is a legend that
there is a graveyard under the football field which is why it's so high off the
ground. After lost football games you can hear murderous cries from under the
Klamath falls - old OIT - three Dominic screams people being skinned alive,
animals mutilated, Dominic figures, blood on the out side walls its a rumor
that the occult practices there and on a full moon you can see them practice
its a really evil place!!!
La Grande - Candy Cane Park - A.K.A. Hatchet Park - Reports of the
merry-go-round being haunted and cursed by a woman.- December 2003 correction:
a woman was killed in the park years ago. She was found in the grass, still
alive but someone had tried to chop the top of her head off- with a hatchet.
That park doesn’t have a merry-go-round anymore, but it's said that you can see
her sitting on one of the benches or swings at it. - February 2004 Update about
Merry-go-round. Another submitter reports there used to be a merry-go-round
until it was removed a short time ago. The woman did haunt the merry-go-round
throwing people off and making it spin out of control. Since the removal of the
merry-go-round, the woman is said to haunt the park benches.
La Grande - Hot Lake hotel - It was a resort built in 1907 considered the
"mayo clinic of the west" because of the hot springs, it burned down
in 1934 all except the brick portion, after that it was used as a hotel and
then an insane asylum and finally a nursing home in the 1970's. Reports of a
piano playing when there isn't a piano in the building, and clattering
footsteps roaming the halls. many people have ventured in to this hotel which
was once a hospital many people have said that a gardener once hung himself
behind the hotel and say that to this day he haunts the grounds there have been
many reports oh chairs falling of the walls and doors opening and closing them
when no one is around - December 2003 correction: The piano that is said to be
heard is believed to be the original piano that was acquired when the hotel was
built. It belonged to General Robert E. Lee's wife,20and was said to be haunted
and played by itself even before it was given to hot lake. The piano was
removed by a former owner who later killed himself, but the music remained.
Also, there is a gazebo just outside at the side of one of the lakes, and there
have been reports of ghosts walking along the water and voices in the gazebo.
Also, many strange happenings year around on the highway that passes hot lake.
Many accidents have totaled cars with none hurt, and figures seen in the thick
soupy fog that sometimes drapes the highway. The ghosts of the hotel are said
to be the souls of many who died as a result of experiments performed when the
hotel was an insane asylum.
Lafayette - Lafayette Cemetery - The witches' grave is haunted by the witch
that was hung. Before she died she cursed the town and said that the town would
burn to the ground 3 times. So far it has burned completely to the ground
twice. If you go to her grave at night, usually you can see her standing
around, or walking through the cemetery. Many people have reported being chased
by the witch, and some still have scars on their backs from being scratched.
The marks look like razor blades have been sliced down their backs. This is all
true and factual, Just ask anyone that lives or has lived in that town.
Lime - Cement Plant - This is the old plant, numerous unearthly growls have
been heard. Apparitions wonder the grounds following people. There is always
something chang ed, things move after you walk by so when you go back it looks
different. Hand drawn pictures of depression can be found scattered through out
Mary Hurst - Christie School Administration Building - Many years ago, when
Christie School was an orphanage for girls, several children died of various
diseases. Now, the fourth floor where the children lived is said to be haunted
by these children. People have claimed to hear children singing and making
other noises. There is also a voice of a woman that has been heard. Recently,
four people went to the fourth floor at midnight. There was a cold draft and
the sounds of children talking.
Medford - Justice Building - The Justice Building in Medford Oregon, located
downtown...every person who has ever worked for any of the janitorial companies
to do cleaning in that building has experienced some sort of incident on the
4th floor...the cleanings would take place after 1:00 a.m. and the workers
always worked alone and were in the building alone. Lights would get turned
off....the worker would hear someone calling his or her name. doors would
mysteriously slam shut and chills would run up and down your spine!
Molalla - Dibble Cemetery - Strange howling can be heard coming from no where.
Mt. Angel - Providence Benedictine Nursing Center - Passed residents walking up
and down the halls, standing in their old rooms, or sitting on their old bed.
There's a story that a nun walks20the halls at night, but some have never seen
her. Feeling taps on your shoulder and hearing "can you help me?"
Only to turn around to find that no one is there.
Mt. Hood National Forest - Little Crater Lake - Lots of people camp at Little
Crater Lake Campground. Some have reported hearing crying at night and white
cat that disappears every time you go close to it. People hiking by the lake
have seen 3 teenagers swimming, yet no living people could handle water that
cold. They say that there is one girl and two boys that reach there hands out
of the water as if asking you to save them.
Myrtle Point - The Hurst Home - mysterious appearances of a ghost named Mikey
experienced by many.
Newberg - Newburg Grafic - this small newspaper is housed in a extremely
haunted location. Over the years employees have experienced strange time lapses
and sightings of many apparitions.
Newport - Yaquina Bay Lighthouse - The lighthouse is haunted by a ghost named
Muriel Trevenard. She was visiting the lighthouse with some friends from the
valley. They looked around. Then left. Muriel then realized she left her
handkerchief in the kitchen. She told her friend Harold she'd be right back and
come out through the kitchen. He let her go. Then he heard her scream he ran to
the kitchen door, but it was locked. he went to the front of the house and ran
to the kitchen. Muriel wasn't anywhere in sight. - March 2005 Update/Correction
: When you visit the lighthouse, it is stated that the story of the haunting is
a work of fiction. For more information please visit Yaquina Bay Lighthouse,
North Bend - North Bend High - There used to be an old pool underneath the sophomore
hall of North Bend high school. A young man died in the pool of an unexplained
drowning. The hall has been rumored to not only have students wandering the
halls. It is believed by some to be the home of a long lost soul that died
there so many years ago. There have been flashes of light, doors opening and
closing, strange gurgling sounds, and even items being tossed across the room.
The staff at North Bend don't like to talk much about the rare, yet most
strange occurrences. But they have been talked about by the students for many
Nyssa - Underpass near the sugar factory - It is a fact that many townsfolk
will not admit too. After dark, anytime after dark, when you pass through the
underpass, under the rail road tracks, if you don't look directly left or right
you can see "feetless" figures lining the walkway on either side of
the underpass. Many people refuse to walk through the underpass day or night
because they feel weird doing so. It has also been reported that on winter
nights an "entity" described as being 7 foot tall with no feet and
red eyes knocks on windows to awaken the people asleep inside. Strangely enough
some photographs have been captured of the figure and his footsteps left behind
in the snow.
Ontario - Malheur Butte - Malheur Butte is a dead volcano overlooking Ontario,
Oregon (the extreme edge of eastern Oregon). According to legend, it once was a
popular meeting place of witches. The Snake River is also in the vicinity and
supposedly draws wicca ceremonies due to the fact that it flows south-to-north.
Near the Butte (and in the outlying areas, as well) many people have spotted
small, shadow-like creatures after dark. A witness claims she was chased to her
car by something she couldn't see very well. Whatever it was made noises and
was about the size of a dog. Even though she doesn't spook easily, she was
terrified by the incident. A few years prior, another witness claimed to have
seen a similar creature at a nearby park one night. Other sightings have
occurred. In addition to these alleged 'imps' the entire area surrounding
Malheur Butte emanates a creepy vibe that is unmistakable.
Oregon city - McLoughlin house - the McLoughlin house is a historical house
turned into a museum it is haunted by Dr. John Mcloughlin and his wife.
Pendleton - Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute (EOCI) - Formerly a State
Mental Hospitol - Guards have stated hearing people down below yelling:
"help, help, help." - March 2004 Update:Before being converted to a
correctional institution, it was a state mental
hospital. It was converted possibly sometime early in the 1990's. This might be
the root of the "help, help,=2 0help" cries.
Pendleton - Pendleton Arts Center - Used to be a Library - Haunted by old
Librarian who ate a whole bar of Lye soap in the basement over a love affair.
She has been seen often at night in the windows looking out, and when it was a
library she used to knock books over with a violent push. The basement is now
rarely used and only during the day by employees.
Pendleton - Old Building in the center of town - It is said that a violent
murder in this small town in an old abandoned building. The murderer murdered a
young girl from the town, very brutally. The killer chopped off her fingers,
then he chopped her up and her body is hidden in the walls and all along the
roof. She still haunts the place where she was killed and is mostly on the roof
and inside the building waiting for someone to find her and her body.
Pendleton - Pendleton High Auditorium - Ghost of former student resides there.
Has been seen in the light loft and in seat J-26. Ryan has also been known to
run across the stage. During shows, pieces of scenery ha e moved and maniacal
laughing has been heard.
Pendleton - Pioneer Park - It was once a old cemetery until they built the
park. A few graves still rest there. When you go you get an eerie feeling that
someone is watching you when you do not see anyone. Some cold breezes go
through when it is not windy.
Portland - Cathedral Park - In20the summer of 1949, 15 year-old Thelma Taylor
was murdered under the St. Johns Bridge, also known as Cathedral Park. In the
present day, disembodied screams can be heard late at night during the summer,
and the police have been dispatched numerous times to the area without finding
any evidence of foul play.
Portland - Burger King downtown - Haunted by an unknown entity.
Portland - Buttertoes Restaurant - this ghost, "Lydia", has been seen
by numerous people.
Portland - Columbian Cemetery - former Love Cemetery and Columbia Cemetery-
this ghost, "Lydia", has been seen by numerous people.
Portland - ComedySportz - ComedySportz is haunted by an unknown female entity.
When the building is nearly empty, employees and performers have heard a woman
talking or laughing-sometimes quite loudly- in the back room where costumes and
equipment is stored. The ladies room toilet has also had problems and flushed
endlessly with no explanation. Employees have also seen lights in parts of the
building, only to go back to turn them off and discover that no lights were on.
Portland - Fairmount Apartments - Manvelant and benevolent hauntings. This is a
building that is located on the corner of NW 26th and Vaughn Street in
northwest Portland. This is the last building standing from the centennial
celebration of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1905. It was once a grand
hotel and it now an apartment complex. Some of the residents o ver the years,
have reported seeing apparitions late at night, while others have felt somewhat
of a threatening presence mostly on the lower floors especially in the halls.
Upstairs, the presence is not as threatening.
Portland - Hollywood Theatre - Built in the twenties at least 4 past managers
have actually SEEN the spirit of a man in a white suit in the upstairs lobby.
Rattling pipes backstage is also a common occurrence.
Portland - Kennelworth park - said to be a young girl was raped and killed
there, often walking in the park at night you can hear trying to scream or see
her walking around the area.
Portland - KWJJ Radio Station - In 1990, the station was at a building called
The Wilcox Mansion. It actually went there on career day back in 1986. It was a
beautiful mansion that used to be a living area, but has since been turned into
offices. Some of the stories are the grand piano being played when no one but
the graveyard DJ is there. Also stories of the massive chandelier swinging for
no reason, and this was a massive thing that you usually see in movies. DJ's have
been spooked so much in the past, that they had been known to have locked
themselves in the DJ booth while working the graveyard shift. KWJJ moved out of
the building a few years back.
Portland - KUPL Station - There has been sightings of a man's face in the
window. Also CD's that have been set out mysteriously disappear after t he DJ
Portland - LOTUS-nightclub downtown - Reports of something VERY creepy in the
basement - has scared employees so badly, they refuse to talk about it. a
bartender, alone after closing had finished cleaning the bar-i.e. no glasses
were left out, etc. and went downstairs-to the creepy basement?-and heard a CO2
canister activate. A very distinct sound and not made when not in use-that is
to say there is no pressure release on CO2 cylinders. Upon coming back upstairs
the bartender found an upside-down shot glass on the bar.
Portland - Lewis & Clark College - Find your way to the center of the
campus, around 1:00am and you will likely feel someone or something there with
you. On many occasions you can hear screaming and Yelling as if a mob is
chasing someone through the old campus. On rare occasions you will see multiple
apparitions come running through the campus center, one being chased by a group
Portland - Marshall High School - a former night janitor said she herd strange
sounds and once something said her name. She always works alone.
Portland - Oaks Park - This amusement park built in 1890 has been plagued with
a ghostly apparition of a lone child in 70's style clothing for over 20 years.
Portland - Old OMSI building - This science museum was shut down in the early
90's and moved to a new location, but people visiting the surrounding parks and
zoo hear odd noises and see strange lights coming from the abandoned empty
building. - July 2005 Update: This building was remodeled and opened as the
Portland Children's Museum in 2001. www.portlandcm2.org.
The building used to be rather creepy, most especially in the downstairs areas
near the gem room. Those areas are employees-only now.
Portland - Old Town Pizza Company - The place of an old pizza parlor, still in
business. Very eerie and not very welcoming. The lights are dark and the
atmosphere is spooky. The basement is said to be haunted by someone. There have
been reports of things moving and things being replaced. Many of the workers
won't go downstairs because of eerie feeling. Said to be a spirit who lurks
Portland - Scapponia Park - North of Portland - There is said to be the ghost
of a man and his dog. In the late 1800's there was a horse thief who lives in
an old cabin in the area of Scapponia Park. One night an angry mob took the man
and hung him and shot his dog. It is said that they are buried together under a
large oak tree in the camp ground.
Portland - Shanghai Tunnels - The shanghai Tunnels were used for kidnapping
able men to work on boats. Now are said to be haunted by the men.- June 2005
Update/Additional Information – This is a rather infamous part of Portland as
the name suggests. Men would be shanghaied, beaten up to awaken aboard a ship.
Also, women would be kidnapped and sold into the sex business. This form of
slavery is something that has been both remembered and forgotten (usually at
the same time) by Portland natives alike. It is said that the spirit of
"NINA" has been known to haunt the halls of the tunnels. The spirit
has been seen as that of a woman in white, which matched the description of a
girl named Nina who died in those tunnels. In fact, the apparition has been
known to stay pretty close to where her name "NINA" has been carved
into the brick in one of the passages there. It is an original carving that was
put there back in the day.
Portland - Tryon Creek State Park - When the conditions are right, generally
right before a major storm, if you are out along the North Rim Trail you will
hear the sound of horses in harness and smell fresh cut timber, even though the
last time the area was logged was in the late 1800's. Down by the creek you can
hear in the early morning, the sound of men getting ready for a day of work in
Portland - University of Portland - Franz Hall - A janitor was said to have
been cleaning the second floor when all of the mechanical doors (which can only
be opened and closed by pushing the master button that is locked in a box in
the wall that the janitors have the keys to).
Portland - University of Portland - Theater - there is a ghost of a young girl
who haunts the theatre. She is said to be seen in the basement storage, on20the
stage, and in the draft room late at night while students worked. She often
tries to touch students and changes the station or volume on the radio when
students are drafting should she dislike a station or like a song. She has
often "hung out" with students while they worked late at night. She
is dressed in a Victorian 1900's or so dress and hat with lace trim.
Portland - Villa St Rose School for girls - It was said that before Villa St
Rose was a school for girls, it was an orphanage run by Catholic nuns. In the
gymnasium you can often hear little kids voices, running of little feet and
laughing. Many students and some of the nuns have reported hearing this.
Portland - White Eagle Tavern - A stairway is haunted in the kitchen area off
the office area. The manager has gotten trapped there by various cleaning
Portland - Willamette - Mansion - This massive mansion directly across the
river from Waverly country club is still unfinished. The foundation is the
remains of the city's water pump house. A number of years after its
construction began the owner/builder hung himself in the elevator shaft. It has
remained under slow construction and is haunted by this mans spirit. Doors
locked behind us, brooms fell, lights turned on without us turning them.
Portland - Willamette River - For the past two years a phantom rowboat has been
sighted along this river. It has no one on the boat but when th e coastguard
goes to retrieve the boat it disappears right in front of there eyes.
Redmond - New Redmond Hotel - people have claimed to here foot steps walk back
in forth in the halls. There have been pictures taken and in the pictures there
are clearly orbs in the lobby hall. Feelings of a strange presence in the rooms
in the middle of the night. Apparitions of a woman have been reported.
Salem - 23rd and 24th St off State - shadow/orb that manifests between 23rd and
24th Streets off State that will go between a body piercing shop and Sybillis
Salem - Bush House - The Bush House is now a Art gallery has a ghost from the
tern of the century, she was a young woman who suffered from schizophrenia, her
family kept her in the basement in shame. She died there. She now haunts the
house. The owners have residents who live in the upstairs they say the ghost of
the young woman will play with the thermostat.
Salem - Capital Building - The capital was burned down twice by fire. One of
the elevators shows its history when the carpeted floor mysteriously smolders.
The capital has had to be evacuated once because of this unknown fire.
Salem - Croisan Creek Rd - Many years ago, little girl was hit and killed by a
speeding care. Speeders going around that corner (near Kubler) report seeing a
ball rolling into the road and a little girl chasing after it. It usually
occurs on Friday20nights.
Salem - D Street – Cemetery - Strange anomalies have been reported to be
captured on film.
Salem - Denny's Restaurant - an evil entity is said to haunt this location.
Salem - Fairview Training Center - This place was home to Salem’s
Developmentally Disabled. Stories of brutality and murder about from this
location. Many have said to see people walking across the lawns at night even
though the place has been locked up since 2000. The cemetery there was built
over by a building in 1930's and the bodies were not moved when the building
was torn down no one could account for the missing 12 or so bodies. Former
employees have said that they have seen the walls bleed and chairs move by
Salem - Footlocker Downtown - The footlocker in Salem center, used to be a
parking lot where a little girl was killed, and now employees say that they
have heard and seen her ghost back in the shoe room.
Salem - Hayesville Area - Reports of a ghostly semi-truck is said to drive
around here and pass you at very high speeds at night then its lights fade
right before your eyes! It will also chase away hitchhikers blowing its air
horn. A wraith is also seen walking in the filbert trees.
Salem - Leslie Middle School - Believed to be haunted by the founder of the
school, Mr. Leslie.
Salem - Mission Mill - Once a thriving woolen mill, i t is now a museum and
home to businesses such as the Salem Art Center. Also on the grounds you can
find the original home of Jason Lee, the founder of Salem, and several other
historical buildings that were transplanted to the grounds. Employees have had
experiences of a young woman running across the bridge (from her spouse; she
was rumored to have been murdered on the bridge), meetings with Wayne the
groundskeeper (who, after death, is still caring and watching over the
grounds), and can sense extreme anger and pain from the turbine room, where a
male employee lost his life while maintaining a turbine - while it was still
on. Some people can also feel the vibrations of the old machinery running and
weaving wool on the top floor of the museum; a room void of machinery and often
rented for parties and receptions.
Salem - Oregon State Hospital - When walking in the old sections of the tunnels
that run under the various buildings, you can sense that you are not alone. On
the older section of the building (Administration Building) You at times will
catch a site of figures in the windows, This building is also the site of which
One flew Over The Cuckoos Nest was filmed. The building is condemned, however
still has tormented spirits that occupy its halls and rooms.
Salem - Oregon state Penitentiary - Due to fact this institution is a
maximum-security prison which has been standing since the 1800's, there are
many stories of hauntings. One is of an deceased inmate in D Block who walks
the tiers and landings at night. His footsteps can be heard on the metal stairs
and floors as he walks up one side of the stairs and down the other. If you try
to catch him, he only speeds up. He has also been seen standing outside of
cells causing graveyard officers to rush to the cell, only to find nobody
there. The furniture factory and woodshop is also a hangout for the spirit of
an inmate who were murdered there. There is an intercom in one of the towers
where if you listen closely you can hear the chanting of an inmate who
committed suicide. He repeats the same words over and over again in almost a
whisper.. the inmate bled to death in his cell.. from that day on the chanting
continued through the intercom box which is outside next to the building where
Salem - Pentacle Theatre - A ghost called "Shelia" roams this
theatre. She seems to be benevolent, and there is some disscussion as to wether
or not she was one of the founders of the theatre.
Salem - Zena Church - This church is known as the "backwords" church,
because it faces the opposite way of the sunrise. It has been known that there
are ghostly spirits that roam the cemetery and church property at night. The
name Zena is also a "name for a witch" which also intesifies the
freakiness. There has been stories of a man on a bike that rides back and forth
on the street this church is located, although, he wears a cloak and no one has
seen his face. Also, there are a few graves that do not have grass growing over
them, which means that there are truly evil spirits that lye beneath that
ground (in the grave).
Sheridan - NE Center St. - There is a house on Center St. haunted by the spirit
of an old woman (witch?) She is seen wearing rags. There are strange choking
chemical smells. Loud metal banging crashing from the abandoned house next door
in the middle night.
Whimpering moaning dog sounds from the other abandoned house also next door.
TV’s will turn themselves on in the middle of the night full blast. Cupboards
will bang in an empty kitchen. Footsteps are heard walking around the house/in
the house at night. Strange break ins with no one being seen. The front door
will unlock itself at night. Game systems (Nintendo, Playstation) will lose
their memory. Shadows running around the house in the day. Yard gates unlock by
themselves. Earthquake like rumbling in the day. Banging on the bedroom door at
night. Sound of the front door opening/closing with no one around.
Sheridan - Sheridan city park - a male in black cloths running between the
trees and sitting on a bench on far side of park
Sherwood - Chapman Road house - This 4 bedroom home built in late 1999 has been
the scene of horrifying ghostly manifestations. This home is set next to the
family's vineyard. The family has lived on this property for years. Up until
1998 they had lived=2 0in a older home on the same site but decided to demolish
the old house and build a new one. Before the new home was built there were
never any problems.
St. Helens - The High School Auditorium - The high school auditorium is haunted
with a women's ghost that died there. People have seen her in the lighting
booth and sitting in the chairs.
St. Helens - Kinder Cemetery - an old cemetery located on the north side of
highway 30, in the northwestern most corner of the cemetery there is the spirit
of an old man name George, when he is angry, you actually can feel the
temperature drop dramatically. George has also been known to push and slap when
St. Johns - Roosevelt high school - The is a 16 year old boy who committed
suicide and now is haunting the Roosevelt tower and night.
The Old Clatsop Hospital - It is now a nursing home\assisted
living center, but it was a hospital built in the early 1900's. The old
elevator is still in use that goes down to the morgue. One night the employees
there saw a beautiful blonde woman in an old fashioned nurses uniform with a
laundry cart get on the elevator, the two employees ran down the stairs to find
out who she was and why she was taking their laundry cart. When they reached
the ground floor by the entrance to the old morgue, the elevator came down.
They opened the old cage door only to find the laundry cart, but the woman was
gone. Other s say they have seen her walking in the halls. Nobody really knows
who she is, but it is suspected that at one time she was a nurse there. She has
been seen by most of the night employees
Tigard - Canterburry Cemetery - Ghostly lights and apparitions have been
sighted from the highway below by passing motorists. This historic cemetery in
located atop Canterburry hill in this suburban area. The lights are usually
small greenish balls that move about in the trees. They don't seem to get close
to people; they stay in the distance. Newer homes and apartments have been
developing around the cemetery since the 1970's and residents in the area have
also heard unearthly howls and screams from here. There is a large malevolent
presence that comes and goes from there. And one of the condos built near the
cemetery is the sight of ghostly phenomenon linked to the cemetery.
Tigard - Tigard High School - Deb Fennel Auditorium - Stories of a ghost that
inhabited this part of the school. It is said to be that of a former male
student that went to the school who died during his senior year and now haunts
this Auditorium. There are rumors of hearing things and seeing ghostly images.
Most of the hauntings are in the "general mischief" category, such as
lights being turned on, papers moved around, etc. When ever something strange
would happen, the students blame it on the ghost.
Tigard - Washington Sq. Cinemas - There is a ghost known to whistle,=2 0produce
light, start movies in the middle of the night, and push his image through the
movie screen. The theater has an ominous presence and you can feel your hair
rising from your skin.
Troutdale - Edgefield - This complex is now owned by the Mcminamin Brothers and
they run this as a vineyard / brewery / restaurant / B&B. However it's
original use was that of a Poor Farm and then later as a nursing home. It is
said to have strong activity above the wine cellars (which was once the morgue)
and in the cellars themselves. McMinamin's even posts some of the hauntings in
their pubs/hotels on their website.
Troutdale - Springfield - A Dark man that stalks the brick buildings on a basic
basis. claims to be a man named Paul and states that he died at the hands of a
monastery gathering. some believe others don't yet for r 28 year old Ben
Yakarii the experience is all but a tall tale. when Ben first stepped foot onto
the old grave grounds he felt nothing but coldness. two weeks after his stay
with a group of five friends he was awoken by a freezing chill and noted that
all windows had been securely shut. two days latter Ben found one if his
friends in his room talking in his sleep and asking for lights to be turned
off. Ben latter that day said that he saw a dark man or the out line of a dark man
standing over him. Ben awoke two days latter in a Portland hospital and was
told that his friend John had been found dead hanging=2 0from a railing of a
flight of stares.
Umatilla - Hermiston – Echo - Wal-Mart and all of Echo - Reports of a ghost
being seen and heard in what is now the Garden Center before the remodeling.
Union - Carnegie Library - one of the storage rooms in basement has not been
refinished, you can hear strange noises, and the feeling of another presence.
Also, upstairs in the main library, there is always an eerie feeling right
behind you. the giant portrait staring down at you with conviction at the front
desk doesn't help either.
Vale - Skerjanec Ranch - A man is constantly seen sitting on an old stump,
walking around. An electric keyboard comes on and off. At night, You can see a
green mist from behind the shop. You can hear big thumps in rooms, you'll go in
there and nothing will be there.
Veneta - death hill - It is said that the ghosts of some loggers that were
killed there are still roaming that place.
Warrenton - Stevens State Park - Battery Russell - The bike path is haunted by
a man in his twenties holding a flashlight looking for enemy soldiers. The
Battery itself is also haunted, strange sounds can be heard in the deep dark
places that go into the hillside. And cold spots are everywhere. The bunkers on
the far hill are also haunted. Supposedly by a menacing figure in fatigues
holding a large knife. Very creepy place to be even in daylight.
Wilsonvil le - Damish Hospital - Damish is an old insane asylum that has
reports of seeing a man walking around with mo flashlight in the middle of the
night. There were also reports of people being raped while staying in the
Wolf Creek - Wolf Creek Inn - Owner, workers and guests at this lovely
Victorian inn built in the late 1800's have all seen the apparition of a
vampire creature with blood dripping from his mouth. And passing motorists on the
old country freeways have seen him as well. One such story which made national
news was when two hikers in the area witnessed the vampire while hiking around
the wolf creek area, then later that night at the hotel they were bitten on the
neck by the creature when they were in bed and it left strange unidentifiable
bite marks on their neck.
Woodburn - Carl Road - If you drive down Carl Road and drive down until you see
an orchard and get out of your car, you can feel a strange presence. If you go
into the orchard and walk a little ways you'll hear leaves crunching behind you
and when you look behind you, you'll see a white shadowy figure walking from
one tree to another and then disappear. If you stay longer you can feel
pressing against you.