Colorado September 20, 2016
The Most Terrifying Ghost Story To Ever Come Out Of Colorado Is Truly Chilling
With Halloween a little more than a month away, it is the perfect time to begin telling spooky, frightening, and sometimes downright disturbing ghost stories. If you are in need of a new tale to tell that hits close to home, listen carefully to one of the most terrifying ghost stories to ever come out of Colorado:
The year was 1877 and the newly incorporated town of Georgetown was growing in popularity with both the nearby silver boom and railroad stops. It was also the year Robert Schamle went on his infamous robbery and murder crime spree.
As described by witness accounts, Schamle had been arrested in Las Animas before admitting to the murders of both his boss and Georgetown's beloved butcher, whom he then robbed for $80. Schamle was then transported back to Georgetown, where a grizzly fate awaited him.
Once the citizens of Georgetown learned of Schmalz's crimes---and the fact that he was now residing in the town jail--- they decided to take the law into their own hands...
...by breaking him out of his cell and hanging him from the frame of a nearby dilapidated building.
As his body remained hanging throughout the next day, hundreds of Georgetown residents merely passed without showing any emotion for the alleged cold blooded killer.
The next time you visit the charming and colorful mountain town, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a thin and ghostly man, who has been reported around town as being there one second and gone the next.
Could it really be the ghost of Robert Schamle? You decide.
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