Attractions August 23, 2018
You Won’t Want To Drive Through The Most Haunted Town In Idaho At Night Or Alone
Idaho is definitely a haven for paranormal enthusiasts. Haunted places and attractions can be spotted all over the state. In fact, we even compiled a
road trip that takes you to the best of them. However, the destination featured below might just be the creepiest of them all. If you’ve ever wanted to see a ghost, this is the place for you. Driving through this haunted town isn’t for the faint of heart so prepare yourself. It’s likely you’ll come across something that will make jump!
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The little town of Albion is located in the very southern region of the state. By day it's a delightful little town of just 267 people. But by night, it turns into something else entirely.
The small town has a total area of just 0.47 square miles so driving through it takes almost no time at all. However, this also means it's almost impossible to avoid the one place that has given Albion its reputation for one of the most haunted places in Idaho: the Albion State Normal School.
The Albion State Normal School was constructed in the late 1800s and it was considered one of just two teaching colleges in Idaho at that time. The school was officially shut down in 1951 and the campus was placed on the National Register of Historic Places 30 years later.
Today, the campus is comprised of just a handful of brick buildings that have withstood the test of time. In the daylight these buildings are actually quite beautiful. However, you definitely don't want to be around them after the sun sets. That is, unless you're trying to experience a ghostly encounter.
The campus has long been one of the most terrifying haunted attractions in the Gem State. In fact, the campus gained national attention when it was featured on Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures". There's pretty much no doubt that something about this place is
The spirits who linger in the empty brick buildings reveal themselves in unexpected sounds such as racing footsteps or disembodied voices. They've also been known to cause unexplainable smells and sensations. The smell of dough was once reported in a kitchen that hadn't been used in decades. An employee once experienced being pushed against a wall by an invisible force.
Just driving by these old buildings at night is enough to scare you, but if you really want a thrill then you are welcome to visit them up close. Today, the campus is primarily used as a family retreat center. Families or large groups can rent out the beautiful Miller Hall which contains 15 bedrooms and plenty of on-site activities.
Alternatively, you can always visit during the month of October when the campus turns into the Northwest's largest indoor/outdoor haunted attraction. It's during this time that the buildings are dressed up like something from your darkest nightmare, complete with actors who will definitely give you a scare. And you may even come across a
real ghost, as well.
Albion is a delightful little town during the daytime, surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys. It's a quintessential small Idaho town. However, if you're not a fan of haunted places or paranormal entities, you might just want to stay away.
Have you visited this haunted town? This place looks absolutely terrifying!