Idaho March 09, 2017
The Creepy Town In Idaho With Insane Paranormal Activity
Ghosts, paranormal activity, and eerie haunting legends are everywhere you turn in Idaho – most people are walking right on top of decades worth of spooky history as we speak. But sometimes… otherworldly activity seems to concentrate itself in one particular area. We did some digging and discovered that most of Idaho’s reported hauntings take place in one city: Pocatello.
From the Native American peoples who first inhabited the land to the gold rush masses who flocked here in the 1860s, Pocatello’s legacy is overflowing with fascinating historical figures and colorful characters… the restless of whom refuse to fade quietly into history.
With such a dark history, rooted in speakeasies, opium dens, and underground tunnels, there are more than a few things that make this city the perfect supernatural hotspot.
Pocatello High School is especially famous for its eerie manifestations, many of which began after a swirling inferno turned the original school into little more than a pile of ashes.
Having stood in this location for over a century, this long-lasting brick building is the stuff true hauntings are made of. Apparitions--of one young girl in particular--have been seen walking the halls at night, according to custodial staff. Locals say that the teen was a victim of suicide back in the early 50s, drowning herself in what was once an Olympic swimming pool, but is now a gym. Faint late-night music coming from the auditorium, and even the distant ringing of a vintage schoolbell, can be heard if you listen closely.
Then, there are the downstairs toilets that flush in unison. The love-struck librarian who hanged herself on a chandelier, who can be seen peering out of the library window. The mysterious sensations in the old trophy hall...
The historic Brady Memorial Chapel at the Mountain View Cemetery is definitely not a place to be visiting at night either...
But Ammon Park is one site that has gained a particularly spooky reputation.
The infamous "Girl in Blue" still gives locals and visitors alike the chills. For such a popular destination, there’s a lot of darkness surrounding Pocatello’s Ammon Park, even when sightings of the ghostly little girl, who wears a blue dress and often swings alone, are far in between. The whole park teems with a paranormal presence under the cover of nightfall.
However, Cherry Springs Nature Trail is an overlooked ghostly haven.
Ordinarily known as a place for first date walks, senior photoshoots, and family outings, this popular trail is surprisingly eerie, and pulses with otherworldly vibes... especially at night. Electromagnetic spikes have been reported here, and even a few apparitions have been caught on camera.
Even the eerie presence of legendary "Water Babies" can be found here.
One of the most feared supernatural stories of all time, Water Babies were known for kidnapping children and devouring them in cold blood. Legends surrounding these creatures revolve around Massacre Rocks State Park and the Fort Hall Bottoms--which is off-limits.
The story goes that a group of Native Americans living near the Snake River were going through a terrible famine. To spare their children from starvation, they collectively drowned their children in what they thought was a mass mercy killing. Others claim that white pioneers performed the deed on their way across the hot, barren deserts of Idaho.
Scout Mountain is the site of its own bevy of eerie legends, from Bigfoot to haunting, disembodied sounds.
From the stories of a Shadow Man haunting the theater to mysterious lights in Frazier Hall, Old Poky has hundreds of tales from the other side!
Not convinced? Check out this CC footage from a few years ago, which captures “something” in the halls of PHS.
What do you think? Is Pocatello the most haunted city in Idaho, or do you know of a smaller town that is teeming with the supernatural? Let us know what other spooky haunts you’ve encountered!