Nevada January 28, 2017
We Checked Out The 11 Most Disturbing Places In Nevada And They’re Horrifying
Nevada is a beautiful state to live but it’s definitely got its dark side. It’s known for its ghost towns, haunted places, spooky old cemeteries and a rough history during the “Wild West” days. Here are 11 spots in Nevada that are sure to disturb you!
Pyramid Lake is one of the largest lakes in the state. It's known for it's strange rock formations and the blue-grayish color of the water. The lake has a dark history though and was the site of the Pyramid Lake War of 1860 between Native Americans and white settlers. The death toll was the largest at the time between the tribes and settlers. It's also the source of many dark Paiute legends, who saw the lake as cursed.
This 900 foot mining tunnel was created back in the 1800's but supposedly hauntings were witnessed between 2013 and 2014. While the haunting may or may not be real, it's definitely a creepy place to be?
Metropolis Ghost Town
This ghost town differs from many in the state due to the fact it was a farming area instead of an abandoned mine. Settlers left the area after a series of misfortunes including plagues, fires and drought. All that remains now are the remains of a few building which have a spooky sense of foreboding. This historical marker is located near the town of Wells.
The Clown Motel
Nothing freaks people out more than the scariest creature of all - clowns. For the truly coulrophobic, this motel is horrifying. If an all-out clown theme wasn't enough, it's directly next door to an old cemetary full of early Tonopah residents who died from a plague. The motel has even been featured on the show "Ghost Adventures" and an independent horror movie.
This limestone cavern can be found in the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. There's a pool at the bottom of Devils Hole that is now completely fenced off as two boys died from diving into back in 1965. Charles Manson also had a fascination with the place and thought it was a way to get into hell.
Built in 1913, the saloon is one of the oldest operating businesses in Nevada. Located in Goodsprings, the building has a definite Old West feel to it and has been in several movies. The staff has told tales of several hauntings there, and they even host regular "haunted lockdowns" where visitors are locked in from midnight to 4 am. One of the reputed ghosts is of actress Carole Lombard, who died in a plain crash and it's said her husband Clark Gable spent three days waiting for her in the saloon.
Nevada State Prison
This gloomy prison in Carson City was the site of over 40 executions and is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of criminals who died there. It's yet another site that was featured on the Ghost Adventures TV show, as well as a news station in Carson City that had Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters investigate the place. The prison is now closed because of budget cuts, although the gas chamber has been used for executions since the prison was shut down. You can take a tour of the prison through the
Nevada State Preservation Society.
Bonnie Springs Ranch
Bonnie Springs Ranch near the Red Rock National Conservation Area and Las Vegas. It's an adorable Western themed park with family activities. Despite that the place has rumored to be the site of many creepy hauntings, especially in their wax museum and the ghost of a little girl has been seen near some of their rides and the schoolhouse.
El Dorado Pet Cemetery
This creepy little cemetery can be found near Boulder City. The cemetery is home to the graves of at least 60 pets, though there's a rumor going around that several victims of the mob are buried here. Another ghost that reportedly has been seen is that of a white cat who follows visitors around. The website Funeralwise.com calls this cemetery the most "haunted pet cemetery on earth."
US Highway 50
US Highway 50 is was called the "Loneliest Road in America" by Life Magazine, and AAA cautioned people not to drive it unless they had good survival skills. It's definitely a road that seems to go on to nowhere, with few towns far and between to visit. It's also near here where a mining accident occurred in the 1870s and several were trapped and died. Passersby on the highway report seeing glowing lanterns near the area where they died. The highway has also been featured in the novel Desperation by master of horror Stephen King.
Silver Terrace Cemeteries
Silver Terrace Cemeteries was started in the 1800's in Virginia City. The cemetery is worth a visit for the beautiful architecture around the grave site and at night it definitely can feel creepy. Residents in Virginia City say the ghost of the former groundskeeper haunts the cemetery grounds, along with several other ghosts.
Is there a chilling spot in Nevada you’re aware of? Share in the comments!