Isn’t Denver a wonderful place to live? The sights are fantastic, the people amazing, and the haunts are always out in full force! Wait a minute… haunts?! Zoiks! It’s true; in fact, Denver is home to several alleged hauntings, including these notorious 12:
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1.) Molly Brown House (Denver)
Poor Molly Brown just can't catch a break.. first, the Titanic (which she survived, earning her the nickname "Unsinkable" Molly Brown), and now her beloved home is haunted! Several employees at the Denver landmark have reported dark shadows running about the rooms, piano keys moving on their own, and the smell of fresh cigar smoke, believed to be that of Mr. Brown.
2.) The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa (Denver)
The Brown Palace (no relation to Molly Brown) is the second-oldest operating hotel in Denver and hosted its fair share of guests over the years. Since its grand opening in 1892, the hotel has never closed for a day, which could explain the eerie phone calls from vacant rooms, strange voices when no one is around, and the sightings of a mysterious man dressed in old-time train conductor garb.
3.) Buffalo Bill’s Grave (Golden)
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody lived a busy and fulfilling life, so it should come as no surprise that he lives the same way in his afterlife! Legend has it that souvenirs at the Buffalo Bill Museum fall off the shelves without any coaxing and that a man resembling Cody has been seen wandering around the gift shop.
4.) Cheesman Park (Denver)
Here's something to think about the next time you toss a Frisbee around the iconic neighborhood: What is now a popular park was once a corrupt cemetery that mistreated the bodies of the deceased. Today, the entire Cheesman Park neighborhood is said to be haunted by the spirits of those laid to rest at the former City Cemetery.
5.) Riverdale Road (Thornton)
Also known as "The Gates of Hell," Riverdale Road is the alleged site of several manic instances, ranging from an insane man who murdered his wife and children by setting their mansion on fire, to the grizzly lynchings of former slaves, to the mysterious underground chicken coop that was home to conjured demons and spirits. Several visitors of Riverdale Road have reported hearing a distressed woman’s screams, the creaking sounds of swinging rope and the heavy breathing of supposed seized spirits.
6.) Fitzsimons Army Hospital (Aurora)
I have said it before and I will say it again: Every deserted hospital has to have some sort of paranormal activity, and Fitzsimons proves just that with reports of angry spirits, sightings of deceased military, and various unexplained noises.
7.) Littleton Cemetery (Littleton)
The fact that notorious cannibal Alfred Packer is buried here is frightening enough!
8.) Red Rocks Amphitheater (Morrison)
The next time you're jamming out to Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Red Rocks, keep an eye out for the Amphitheater ghost; an older gentleman with longer hair and a beard who can be spotted behind the restricted area wearing his recognizable prospector clothing.
9.) Buckhorn Exchange (Denver)
The oldest restaurant in Denver (and former trading post) is also the most haunted with the spirits of deceased traders, miners, and cowboys making noises and moving tables when the restaurant is vacant.
10.) Patterson Inn (Denver)
Who says that all ghosts are mean? One of the many stories to come from the famed B&B is the story of a pregnant woman who was unable to roll over in bed until a mysterious shadow, who called herself "Kate," gently helped her. (Thomas and Katherine "Kate" Patterson were the original owners of the mansion.)
11.) Denver International Airport (Denver)
The capital of Colorado conspiracy theories is said to have been built atop sacred Native American ground, resulting in reports of strange sounds and sightings from employees and travelers alike.
12.) Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens (Denver)
Another elaborate mansion-turned-bed-and-breakfast... are you noticing a pattern? In this particular case, the home was the site of a particularly gruesome rape and murder of two teenager girls who can still be seen roaming the halls nearly 50 years later.