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Friday, October 31, 2014

Utah's Best Ghost Towns and Haunted Places

Bullion City- not on the ghost town list

Happy Halloween!

Utah media have caught the spirit of the holiday and are publishing some interesting items. Here's a fun one from the Deseret News:

The photo essay shows multiple shots of many, but not all, of Utah's ghost towns, plus a few from neighboring states. Here's a list of the places featured:
  • Eagle City in the Henry Mountains
  • Frisco, in Beaver County
  • Giles, along the Fremont River in Wayne County
  • Gold Hill, in Tooele County near the Utah/Nevada border
  • Grafton, just outside Zion Park, appeared in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Hiawatha, in Carbon County
  • Kelton, just north of the Great Salt Lake
  • La Plata, near Paradise in northern Utah
  • Latuda, in Carbon County
  • Old Irontown, west of Cedar City
  • Ophir, west of Lehi
  • Osiris, near Antimony, north of Bryce Canyon
  • Paria, along the Paria River in south central Utah
  • Richville, south of Morgan
  • Sego, east of Green River
  • Silver Reef, north of Leeds (east of St. George)
  • Thistle, flooded by the Spanish Fork River
  • West Dip, in remote Tooele County
  • Widtsoe, just north of Bryce Canyon
  • Woodside, along Hwy 6 between Price and Green River
Many of these are fun spots to visit. We could write pages...

Salt Lake Tribune has this article:

  • Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City, haunted by “The Purple Lady”
  • Ben Lomond Hotel, Ogden, haunted by “a woman who drowned in the tub of room 1102” on her honeymoon
  • Southern Utah University, Cedar City, old buildings were constructed from rocks where a woman's brutally murdered body was found
  • Moon Lake, Uinta Mountains, haunted by a “dripping wet girl,” plus a giant serpent lives in the lake
  • Mercur Cemetery, west of Lehi, a phantom horseman gallops across the graveyard


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