This Eerie And Fantastic Footage Takes You Inside Colorado's Abandoned Town Of Gilman
Have you ever heard of Gilman, Colorado? Once upon a time, Colorado was chock full of mining towns. The mountains and Western Slope were full of gold, silver, and other minerals, bringing thousands of new residents to the state. As the mines in Colorado dried, so did these hundreds of mining towns and camps, rendering them abandoned. While some of these towns are well-known and loved (St. Elmo, anyone?), others are little-known and overlooked, including the historic Gilman ghost town.
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Where are the creepiest places in Colorado?
Within its over 100,000 square miles, there are definitely some creepy places in Colorado:
- Cheesman Park: Located in Denver, this 81-acre park is known for its picnicking, jogging, and walking opportunities. And also its hauntings. The park was built over Mount Prospect Graveyard. Aside from reported haunts, actual skeletons have also been found.
- Museum of Colorado Prisons: Located in Cañon City, the former women's prison opened in 1935. Now a museum, visitors have reported some strange occurrences, like doors unlocking, tobacco smells, and cold spots.
- Molly Brown House: Molly Brown is one of the 706 survivors of the 1912 Titanic disaster. She was also an extremely charitable woman. Her home (now a museum) is reportedly haunted by her and her family.
Are there any urban legends in Colorado?
There are many urban legends in Colorado. Here are just a few of the most interesting:
- The Ghost of Jogger’s Hill: This Denver legend involves a hit-and-run on Riverdale Road. The victim is believed to haunt the road and leave their handprints on car windows.
- Third Bridge: This bridge goes over Kiowa Creek in Aurora. From deaths resulting from a Native American massacre to car accidents, it has reportedly seen a lot of tragedy. Visitors report ghost sightings as well as hearing screams, drums, and even horse hooves.
Are there any haunted hotels in Colorado?
Make your ghost hunting an overnight trip by checking into one of these haunted hotels in Colorado:
- Oxford Hotel: This hotel can be found in Denver. It was built in 1891 and aside from rumored hauntings and ghost sightings, has had its share of actual terrifying stories, like the 1898 murder-suicide that took place in one hotel room.
- Stanley Hotel: Of course the very spot where renowned horror author Stephen King got his inspiration for his infamous novel, The Shining is haunted. Opened in 1909, King stayed only one night (he was the only guest) in 1974 and suffered terrible nightmares, including one that involved that notorious firehose.
- Hand Hotel B&B: The reported hauntings at this 1922 hotel are not garden variety. Tales of a demon dog in the basement and actual burning sensations from contact with a ghost are just a few.