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Haunted Places in Wyoming

Wyoming Hauntings

 

Albany - Laramie - University of Wyoming - Knight Hall - Second Floor - Wailing sounds hear at night from outside the windows, faces can be seen within the windows. Basement - Beating drum sounds within the basement. Basement- Any possible light cannot penetrate the complete darkness lingering within the area.

 

Albany - Laramie - University of Wyoming - Knight Hall - South end of the West Wing - seen a young Indian Girl sitting there, then disappearing.

 

Albany - Laramie - University of Wyoming - Knight Hall - Third floor- feeling of always being watched after dark.

 

Burns - Burns High School - The Library, there have been many sightings of walls shaking and stuff falling off the walls.

 

Byron - Rocky Mountain High School - a ghost has been seen near the location of the old library.

 

Carbon - Medicine Bow - Virginian - A ghost is said to haunt the rooms and restaurant. Employees have reported items mysteriously moved around, and have reported sightings of ghosts through out the old hotel.

 

Casper - Ivy House Inn B&B - There is a spirit of a man, who sets off the alarms in the parking lot where a house used to be. There is a lady, a former owner , who goes from room to room. Small catlike animals run down the halls and up the stairs from time to time. There are cold spots in the house. Items have eerily moved. The original 1916 house had a traveling cloud in the sitting room, but after it was torn down for parking, any car parked where the sitting room now sounds off when set, usually after 2:30 am and late in the morning. Many pictures in the house with anomalies or vortices have been taken.

 

Casper - Natrona County High school - A junior who attended NCHS in the 1940's rumored to haunt NCHS auditorium. There are many stories of her death-most popular is she was auditioning for a play one night and forgot her bag on stage so she crawled thru a window to get it...not knowing how high it was she fell and broke her back and died. There have been many many experiences. The most eerie is a certain chair in the front row center, which is always down. The chair has been replaced many times, they've changed the springs, anything possible but it always goes down. Its rumored if someone sits in her chair during a performance something goes wrong in the performance. She has been known to lock doors, laugh, and apparitions are seen up on the balcony by the lighting booth.

 

Casper - Townsend Hotel - Many teenagers in Casper have visited the Townsend Hotel as a thrill. But all have said they have heard voices and when going to the higher floors where the coffee house used to be they smell fresh brewed coffee despite the fact that everything has been removed from the Hotel.

 

Casper - Wonder Bar -A report of a ghost coming down the stairs which a cleaning lady saw and she had her cat with her that night and its fur stood on end! Noises heard through out the building. Lights in the basement turned on when no one was present.

 

Cheyenne - Atlas Theater - haunted by at least two spirits.

 

Cheyenne - Deming School - a man killed in the furnace room. If you look in the window, you will see one more shadow that is next to yours, and is supposedly the ghost's. This only works at night. Also you will hear clanking if you listen closely and you will see lights flicker in other rooms. The building, which was built in 1945, looks like a German crematory.

 

Cheyenne - Francis E. Warren Air Force Base - This structure was built in the late 1800's. There have been many supernatural events surrounding the area such as cavalry soldiers walking about at night and ghostly activities in the dormitories. The spirit seems to enjoy assaulting many of the females on the security team.

 

Cheyenne - Plains Hotel - several ghosts are seen regularly including one that was murdered by being pushed out of a fourth floor window. Reports of feelings of dread, being watched, doors opening and closing, & even reports of being choked or strangled with the bed sheets.

 

Cheyenne - St. Mark's Episcopal Church - the ghost of a man killed during the construction of the bell tower haunts the tower.

 

Cody - Cedar "Spirit" Mountain - Cedar Mountain use to be called Spirit Mountain because people have been lost and never found in the caves that honeycomb this mountain and the surrounding area. The caves were closed to public access except that one can register with the forest service an explore these caves. Even the canyon that runs along side the mountain is considered haunted. People have heard footsteps behind them but when they turn around, no one is there. Also, some of the long time residents claim the mount is occupied by "little people."

 

Cody - Coe medical center - Two nuns can be seen floating down the halls, and weird noises are reported.

 

Cody - Irma Hotel - There have been sightings of a soldier dressed in an 1800's style uniform in the main dining hall near the cherry wood bar. Also seen, Irma (Buffalo Bill Cody's daughter)- “The Lady in White” roams the halls of the second floor where the suites and rooms are, as well as an aggressive presence in the kitchen.

 

Crowheart - Wind River mountains- Often there has been a man riding his horse off the mountain side that was supposibly up sheep hunting and fell in a hole that is in a cliff top! But no one has ever been able to figure out the real story behind the mans death.

 

Encampment - Battle Lake/Slaughterhouse Gulch - There is an area between Encampment and the old mining ghost town of Battle known as Slaughterhouse Gulch. An explosion in a mine near the area killed a miner. There wasn't enough of him left to bury properly. So it was said he walked and roamed through Slaughterhouse Gulch. Dorothy Peryam and her first husband, Horace Quivey, her brother John and his wife, Eda, were camped in the area in 1918. The men were marking timber there for the Forestry Service. It was dusk and they had made their campfire. Dorothy and John were standing close to the road when they heard a hollow cough and looked up to see a man walking down the road toward them. He walked past them, not looking to the right or left, or at them. They could not hear his footsteps as he walked by. It was very peculiar in those days for a stranger to be alone in the mountains at dark without a horse or supplies. He would have approached the fire to talk. But this person acted as though they weren't there. Charles M. Scribner ran a stage line between Battle and Encampment. One of his drivers quit because on one occasion a man approached his team of six horses, walked right between them and disappeared. The horses reared and bolted and it was all the driver could do to control them. He was sure it was the "Ghost of Slaughterhouse Gulch."

 

Ethete - Ethete's Old Faith Hall - The ghost of a little girl wanders around this structure. There have also been reports of pow-wow songs and ghostly figures people dancing about.

 

Ethete - The Esthete tribal office - Haunted by many spirits, mostly a little girl who only appears in the early morning hours.

 

Evanston - Old High School - A teachers died in one of the classrooms so now if you pass by it at night the lights will go on and off and you could hear really loud moaning.

 

Evanston - Wyoming State Hospital - A single sheet hangs in a room window facing the interstate. Authorities thought it necessary to place it there because of repeated sightings of a young girl reliving her death (caused by hanging) every night. Many people have born witness to this disturbing occurrence. There is no power and lights will be on at night, a rocker that will be rocking, howling noises, strange floating lights are all reported.

 

Fort Bridger - Cemetery - There is an old phantom that roams the graves.

 

Fort Bridger - Fort Bridger State Historic Site - Ghosts in almost every standing historic structure. One in the museum building that likes to play with copiers. One or more animal ghosts, particularly that of a dog that was decorated for heroism for saving a young boy. Most ghosts seem to be rather harmless. Most are soldiers that died while stationed at the site in the mid to late 1800's.

 

Fort Laramie - Old Officer's Quarters - No electricity runs into this building; however, late at night, after the staff goes home, bright lights can be seen inside the facility.

 

Fort Laramie - Various reports of sightings and occurrences involving past inhabitants.

 

Gebo - Cemetary - Mine - Sound of babies/children crying at cemetary, and moaning at mine. Feeling of being followed and watched while in Ghost Town of Gebo.

 

Gillette - Kost Kutters - Reports of shuffling footsteps, clicks, faint breathing, and items move.

 

Green River - Green River Library - You can hear strange noises and books fall off the shelves at night.

 

Daily Rocket - Miner Reporter stayed the night in the library. Had many different eerie feelings. But didn't see anything until he remember his recorder recording in the conference room. It had several unexplained clicks on it. Then about halfway through someone breathed into it. Then on the other side of the tape, a small girl yells out, "HELLO!" And he and another reported were the only ones in the library! One night the janitor was vacuuming and the light came on upstairs so he ran to turn it off, but when he returned the vacuum was gone and then he heard someone upstairs vacuuming and when he went up there nobody was there!

 

Green River - Sweetwater County Court House - On the Morning Watch shift in the Sheriffs Office, you may see a tall figure walk past the windows in between the offices. You expect someone to walk into the dispatch center and no one does. This tall figure has also been seen to follow people in and out of the building. On a rare occasion you can feel someone touch your hair or hear a voice. In other locations of the court house there is known to be other hauntings. In the jail kitchen, a coffee pot spilt by itself, or mixing bowls fell off the counter. Downstairs in other offices people have reported a hand on their shoulder or a general "uneasy" feeling. No matter where you are in the court house around 3am, chances are the hair on the back of your neck will stand up...if you are really paying attention.

 

Kemmerer - Fossil Country Museum - A dance team practices there in the late afternoon. They always hear thumps and bumps. They are the only ones in the museum at the time. In the museum part of the building you can feel a presence. It is very creepy.

 

Laramie - Laramie Civic Center - In the original part of the building built in the mid 1800's, ghost are known to turn on radios, scatter items about the old class rooms, cause the phones the ring, and open windows. The original building was built on a graveyard. It is said a music teacher hung himself in newer north part.

 

Laramie - Wyoming Territorial Prison - This Prison, built in the late 1800's, is inhabited by the resident ghost Julius Greenwelch. He only makes himself know with a group less then four people and when people are TRYING to sleep. Only a few have seen him in complete form without any devices.

 

Laramie - University of Wyoming - prep school - elementary to 9th Grade - repots of locker doors slamming, the felling of being watched in the library and felling that you are not alone in the girls bathroom on the second floor.

 

 

Lovell - Cane - A figure of a blue glowing woman, who looks beautiful far away but when you approach her you see that she is a very ugly being. She hopelessly searchers for her children who drowned because of her abusive husband. She is constantly trying to find them and will take you in place of them.

 

Lovell - Motorcross - There was a young man in the 1970's that was killed in a motorcycle accident. He ramped his motorcycle and flew out of control and landed on his head, killing him on impact. Now there have been reports of the sounds of a motorcycle engine replaying the incident. There is also red dirt where the kid landed and bashed his head open.

 

Lovell - Shoshone Bar - apparitions, noises and voices are all observed here.

 

Lusk - Silvercliff Motel - Eerie feelings at this 19th century motel. The place is abandoned, but you can feel someone's presence when you enter it.

 

Lusk - The Yellow Motel - The motel was a brothel during the latter part of the 19th century into the early 20th century. Strange lights have been seen. Voices and overall strange feelings overcome you in the building.

 

Medicine Bow - Virginian Hotel - Numerous cold spots and ghostly music in this virtually abandoned hotel in south-central Wyoming.

 

Park County - Meeteetse - Cowboy Bar - Footsteps, when no one in there. Glasses falling, full from the bar, and not spilling a drop. Seeing and hearing someone order a steak. Bottles flying of the shelves. Bullet holes in walls, a wake held, with the dead man laying on the bar, Several murders in and around the bar.

 

Powell - Northwest College - Residents have reported hearing footsteps in the shower and seeing no one in the shower, heard noises such as chairs scraping, cabinets opening and closing in locked rooms in the residence halls. Other "interesting" phenomena has occurred in the residence halls such as the oven being turned on as high as it will go (including all four burners) around 2am, a general temperature decrease in one of the wings of the residence halls (rumor says a resident committed suicide is still there), summer crew have reported funny smells and buckets of hot water turning cold and going back to hot for no real reason.

 

Powell - Northwest College - Auditorium - Shadows have been seen. At night you can see the shadows acting out a play. There is also been sightings that the fold up seats have been down and the janitor has said he tries to put them back up and they are heavy and don't go back up.

 

Rawlins - Ferris Mansion - It is said that during the building of the house, at least two men were killed in construction accidents, and in the late 1800's the youngest son of the Ferris family, Cecil, was accidentally shot and killed by an older brother who was playing with a gun. Ever since then, there has been mild poltergeist activity, strange sounds, electrical malfunctions that cannot be explained, and many apparitions including Cecil and a woman in a long flowing nightgown that appears in the kitchen area. It has been owned by many families since the Ferris', and all have reported sightings and other strange occurrences. At this time it is a bed and breakfast, where guests still report sightings and noises in the night.

 

Rawlins - Old Pen - You can smell burnt flesh in the electric chair tower , hear people in the abandoned cells , see mists all over the building and see mists on clear nights just as you are driving by

 

Rawlins - Old Wyoming State Penitentiary - The "Old Pen", as it is affectionately called by citizens of

Rawlins, was put out of use in the early 1980's. Now the Old Pen is a tourist attraction, a historical site, and the subject of many tales of paranormal activity. Members of tour groups often report hearing strange voices in cells, seeing people disappear around corners, and feeling hostile or tense presences. Employees have also reported apparitions and sounds. There was recently an investigation by a group of paranormal experts, but specifics were not revealed except in vague terms. There are several hotbeds of activity in the prison, including the showers, Death Row, the Gas Chamber, and the Hold (isolation area), and certain specific cells, including one filled with the artwork of an inmate. Only recently restored were the Chapel and women's facility, also suspected of paranormal activity. Public functions are now held in the prison, including bazaars and Halloween "haunted house" tours. During the bazaars, booths were set up on ground level, near the shower area. The shower area was always inexplicably cold, with a sense of malice. Many inmates were attacked in the shower area. There are also tales of an inmate being unsuccessfully hanged a first time by fellow prisoners, and having to be thrown off the rails again. there's a book called Ghosts on the Range, or something of the like, which includes a more complete set of experiences.

 

Rawlins - Rawlins High School - The High School is less than two blocks from the middle school, and may be on the same ground. There have been sightings and sounds throughout the building, but the worst area seems to be the auditorium. When it was being built, a worker fell from one of the catwalks and was killed when he landed on the chairs below. There have also been a few other deaths reported in the area. An area under the stage where props and sets are kept, called "Siberia", is a hot spot as well. Lights turn on and off by themselves, things move around, and you can hear voices when no one else is down there. Interestingly, it is also the part of the school that is closest to the middle school.

 

Rawlins - Rawlins Middle School - There is a 2-3 acre area, including RMS, which is supposedly an Indian burial ground and passage of an old pioneer trail. Almost all of the houses in this area have reported sightings, both of Indians and old-fashioned people. A janitor at the Middle School was working one night when a short, well-dressed man approached her. She asked him his name, and he bolted. She chased after him, and as he turned a corner, she could see that he no longer had a head. All of the janitors that have worked there have similar experiences, including strange noises and moving objects. In two houses in particular, about 2 blocks away from RMS, the activity is especially bad. They have reported apparitions, moving objects, and have even recorded clear voices on a cassette tape hidden in an upstairs bedroom while the family was away.

 

Riverton - Acme Theater - A man often felt but rarely seen often likes to be in the balcony during the late evening shows. When he is seen he is most often wearing clothes that would be related to the costuming of the vaudeville era of performance theater. It is thought by those that have seen him that he probably performed in the theater at that time in it's history.

 

Riverton - The Broker - A female ghost haunts The Broker's second floor. She has also been seen out of a few other windows on that block. Anyway...she has been seen from time to time sitting in the window sills looking down on the people so sad and lonely.

 

Riverton - The Old Hosptial - You can still hear nurses saying "Doctor we are ready for the surgery" and you can here walking and breathing and talking

 

Riverton - Splitrock Coffee & Bagels - The customer bell rings when there is no one there. Heavy footsteps and doors closing heard.

 

Riverton - St. Stephen's Indian Mission - You can still hear the whispering and screaming of two nuns that died by hanging themselves, and see them on occasion.

 

Rock Springs - County Offices Building - there have been many strange and unusual happening in the building, mostly at night when a lonely deputy is on duty making copies in the office or just simply sitting down and having a cup of coffee, Report seeing people out of the corner of their eye when the building is empty. He shook it off again and went back to his reports when suddenly he turned around and there standing in front of him was an old man wearing a blue bathrobe and blue slippers. He said the old man just looked up at him and turned around and walked out.. The deputy, not realizing what had just happened, followed the man out the door, but when he reached the hallway, there was no one to be found! Another unexplained happening happened around the same time when the Emergency Management Director was sitting in his office early in the morning and was drinking a cup of coffee when suddenly someone slapped the back of his chair and sent him flying up on top of his desk! When he turned around to investigate, he realized that no one was in the room with him, let alone, no one was even in the building at the time of the event!

 

Sheridan - The Historic Sheridan Inn - The Historic Sheridan Inn is haunted by the spirit of a woman who was a caretaker, seamstress, waitress, and many other things from the time it opened at the turn of the century until her death in the late 50's or early sixties- "Miss Kate" has made noises, startled guests, turned lights on and off, and even set the fire alarm off several times one night to warn of a soon to happen fire in the kitchen- Her ashes are behind the wall of her third floor room, and you can sometimes see her rocking chair rocking by itself. Other ghostly inhabitants include a little girl, and the spirit of the son-in-law of Buffalo Bill Cody, the man who built the Inn. He shot himself in one of the rooms.

 

Sheridan - Kendrick Mansion - It has been said that during night surveillance by the local police department that the cameras show a ghostly being in a room, and when an officer goes to check he calls in that the room is empty. It is also said that the ghost likes to make the rounds with the officer, and when radioed about who is with the officer his answer is that there is no one there except him regardless that the cameras are showing another person in the room.

 

Sheridan - Public Cemetery - noises and generally bad feelings such as children and then "it" if you are lucky will visit you.

 

Sheridan - Sheridan Inn - A maid that was with the motel when it was first built by William F. Cody is said to have her ashes cremated in her room that was her home until she died. Her original furniture is also in her room and if you go to visit you may see her rocking in her old rocking chair.

 

St. Stephen's - St. Stephen's Mission - The Keil Gym - Strange sounds and gym equipment taken out and being thrown all over the gym floor, such as basketballs, soccer balls, etc. Sometimes sightings of ghosts of people who used to go to school there in the early and mid-1900's

 

Sweetwater - Sweetwater Co. Library - The Sweetwater County Library was constructed on an old Indian cemetery. Items move by themselves. Apparitions have been seen.

 

Thermopolis - The County Library - Every morning when the librarians come in they find books every were. They also have witnessed shadowy figures and strange noises in the evening. The janitors rarely keep their jobs for over a month because the library at nighttime, it just creeps them out.

 

Thermopolis - County Museum - There have been reports of people in old dress walking around when there are no shows in the theatre. Also there are strange orbs of light that float around some nights. Also, reports of a woman sitting in on of the displays' chairs she was wearing a dress that was as accurate to the turn of the century as in the museum.

 

Thermopolis - Kwik mart - a man died of a robbery that took place at the bank that used to stand there. He is always moaning in the bathroom.

 

Thermopolis - Old middle school - Building now torn down; footsteps used to be heard in the halls by the janitors when the school was locked up and basketballs would constantly dribble by themselves in the gym.

 

Upton - Old High School Site - Reports of creaking floorboards, ghostly moaning, trophies flying, chairs moving. Also in room 113 a younger kid broke in through the window and fell through the floor into the basement breaking his neck. The main stairwell is reported to have footsteps going up and down. Laughter, crying. NOTE: The High School was torn down on 9/15/02. But the site is still haunted.

Wind River Reservation - The Reservation - The A little black Ghost or spirit appears to follow you at night when you are by yourself or `outside at night. Sometimes things whisper your name or bother you.

Wind River Indian Reservation - St. Stephens School Keil Gym - the old convent is haunted. you can hear and see the nuns and cheerleaders that committed suicide from hanging themselves and the ball's, lights, and showers turn on by themselves.. Some of the modern sisters see the nuns floating and when you look down they had no feet and no faces scary stop there sometime and check it out it's over 100's years old

 

Yellowstone National Park - Old Faithful Inn - The hotel is about 95 years old. Various apparitions including a man in a big black hat and a bride that was beheaded on her wedding night by her new husband. There was also an incident where two guests woke in the middle of the night in a steamy hot room with their night clothes completely removed and folded neatly at the foot of their bed. The radiator in

their room was stone-cold.