The Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Utah
Utah is renowned for having spectacular hiking trails, mesmerizing nature scenes, and tons of fascinating history. But what many might not know is that there are also quite a few haunted places in Utah, too. Anyone looking for the ultimate thrill might visit one of Utah’s historically haunted houses or hike one of the creepy haunted trails. But there is so much more to learn about the most terrifying places in Utah than you may realize. Care to take a deep dive on the creepiest, most haunted aspects of the Beehive State?
5 Creepy Facts About Utah
Some might consider Utah State Prison to be Utah‘s freakiest haunted prison. Why? Because it was where Ronnie Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad in 2010 after killing his attorney and wounding a court bailiff during an attempted escape from being tried for the murder of a bartender in Salt Lake.
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Depot is rumored to be one of the most cursed buildings to this day. A woman was killed on the tracks not long after the depot opened, and it’s believed that she still haunts the area. The woman is known as the “Purple Lady.”
September 11, 1857, is said to be the date of one of the most horrific massacres in U.S. history. A wagon train consisting of men, women, and children from Arkansas was attacked by a group of Mormon Militia and between 120 and 140 bodies were uncovered from the gruesome scene.
Back in the 1980s, a serial killer roamed the streets of Salt Lake targeting young boys. Gary Bishop (aka Roger Downs) confessed to the kidnapping and killings of at least five people and abuse of over 50. He was convicted and sentenced to death.
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