Sometimes living in Nevada means that you tend to feel like there’s a greater population of ghosts than there actually is of living residents. Recently we talked about how our stretch of Highway 50 has been deemed the
Loneliest Road In America, but did you also know there are a ton of eerie stories surrounding it too?
Stretching across 400 miles of Nevada, Highway 50 is downright creepy.
Life magazine declared our section of America's highway the loneliest road in the country, we embraced the negative name. Now all across Highway 50 you can see signs reminding you that you're driving across the loneliest road, an often chilling sight to see. With nearly nothing to see but open spaces, the drive along this road can often feel haunting.
In the 1870's, a tragic accident took place at a mine in Robinson Canyon, resulting in the death of a group of miners.
The story goes, that a small group of Chinese miners were inside one of our mines when they became trapped, never to leave the cave again. In the late 1980's, miners in a nearby area would discover the remains of the group, removing them to finally be laid to rest.
In current times, those traveling along Highway 50 are said to have seen glowing lanterns and the Chinese miners crossing the road. Where are they headed you might ask? Legend has it that the miners make their way across the road every night, trying to find their way home.
In the world of entertainment, Highway 50 found its way into Stephen King's 1996 horror novel
After taking a cross-country road trip, famous author Stephen King would stop into our city of Ely. After hearing about local ghost stories and legends, King became highly intrigued by all that had supposedly taken place in our haunted state and on Highway 50. He would go on to write the horror novel about people getting abducted along our stretch of the road, a true terrifying read!