Nevada June 17, 2015
These 12 Terrifying Places In Nevada Will Haunt Your Dreams Tonight
In Nevada, there are several haunted places where very strange, and even scary, things occur. Let’s take a look at 12 haunted places in Nevada that will either leave you terrified or completely baffled.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Mizpah Hotel - Tonopah
Built in 1907, this hotel is believed to be haunted by a few prostitutes from its early days. The most famous prostitute, "Lady in Red," is known to touch men's hair or rub up against them. Her ghost can sometimes be seen speaking to the ghost of a miner.
2. Silver Queen Hotel - Virginia City
Supposedly, this hotel is haunted by a woman named Rosie - a prostitute who committed suicide in Room 11.
3. Boulder Dam Hotel - Boulder City
This historic hotel is said to have many ghosts. Visitors have reported several ghostly activities here such as the feeling of a hand on their shoulder or hands coming through the floor and grabbing one of their ankles. The ghost of night clerk Tommy Thompson has also been seen haunting the hotel's lobby.
4. Goldfield Hotel - Goldfield
This historic hotel has been featured on several television shows and is said to have a lot of paranormal activity going on. Supposedly, Room 109 is haunted by a pregnant woman, and there's also a ghost that stabs people who visit the hotel.
5. Mackay Mansion - Virginia City
Several former residents of this mansion haven't been able to move on because their spirits can be seen hanging around.
6. Whiskey Pete's Hotel & Casino - Jean
Whiskey Pete is a former moonshiner and gas station owner. Many guests have reported seeing Whiskey Pete watch over his casino, and some guests have even reported returning to their car and finding it filled with gas. Strange!
7. Bonnie Springs Ranch - Las Vegas
This ranch is said to be haunted by a little girl in the schoolhouse. Witnesses have also reported hearing voices in the wax museum and seeing figures move on their own.
8. Piper's Opera House - Virginia City
In this historic opera house, many ghosts have been reported such as a man with a handlebar mustache, a young lady in a blue dress, and many ghosts have been seen sitting in the balcony seats.
9. Governor's Mansion - Carson City
The Governor's Mansion was first occupied in 1909 by the family of Governor Dickerson. The ghost of his wife, Una, has been seen roaming the mansion, and their daughter, June, has also been seen.
10. Old Washoe Club - Virgina City
What was once a bar for wealthy men, is now said to be very haunted. The ghosts that have been reported here include: a teenage girl who was killed in the basement, a blonde prostitute who was killed on the third floor, and the prostitute's killer who committed suicide on the second floor. Ghosts have also been seen climbing the spiral staircase.
11. Yellow Jacket Mine - Silver City
What led to the haunts at this mine was a fire that took place in 1869. This fire killed more than 35 miners, and not all of their bodies were recovered. Supposedly, the spirits of 11 miners stayed behind to haunt the mine.
12. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum - Las Vegas
Locals say this museum is visited by the spirits of several celebrities who are featured here.
Have you been to any of these haunted places? Is there a haunted place I missed? Let me know in the comments below!