Portland January 31, 2017
We Checked Out The 7 Most Terrifying Places In and Around Portland And They’re Horrifying
If you enjoy being scared, here are the seven best places around town to try your chances at seeing a ghost. All said to be haunted to one degree or another, these places around town are sure to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, especially if you are the lucky one to be on the receiving end of a visit from a ghostly presence.
Tryon Creek State Park
It has been said that you can hear men and their horses along the water early in the morning, supposedly getting ready for a day's work. Once a logging area worked by men, the sound of these men is creepy and will have you walking really fast on the trail.
White Eagle Saloon
One of the older bars in town, this McMenamins property is thought to be haunted, possibly by a former employee. Doors shutting on their own are just par for the course at this classic saloon.
Another McMenamins property, Edgefield has had many ghost sightings, and they actually keep a log of them at the desk for guests to add to. From children screaming, crying and other creepy things, this hotel is sure to get you scared.
Tour the underground tunnels below Old Town Chinatown for a look into the darker history of Portland. These creepy tunnels functioned as holding cells and opium dens at the turn of the century, where unsuspecting people were sent out to sea as laborers on ships connecting to the tunnels.
A horrifying murder took place at the site where Cathedral Park now stands, and the ghost of the victim can supposedly still be heard screaming at night.
This creepy abandoned structure in the woods of Forest Park has been a place of great fright for years. Once a ranger station for the park, the structure now is in disrepair and is said to be haunted by the ghost of the state's first legally hung man.
Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
Home to a mental institution established in 1883, the halls of this hospital are creepy to say the least. Head down to Salem to tour the museum to see its controversial past.
Have you been to any of these haunted places in Portland?