There are a large number of locations that are reportedly haunted in Oregon. In fact, some of America’s creepiest haunts can be found in this state, particularly in Southern Oregon, Portland, and on the Oregon Coast. However, not many people would think to include the ever-beautiful Crater Lake on this list. Located in Klamath County, within the Cascade Range of Southwest Oregon, Crater Lake is steeped in mysterious legends. Despite its serene surface, the lake has a dark history filled with strange phenomena and chilling stories.
Crater Lake is open all year round. Visitors can drive around the lake and stop at numerous breathtaking vistas, or take the guided trolley tour around the rim. There’s also a boat tour to Wizard Island. Just make sure to watch out for the lake monsters!
Have you paid a visit to the majestic Crater Lake? Did you witness any strange phenomena? Share your experiences in the comments.
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What is the Legend of Silent Rock?
The Legend of Silent Rock is as follows:
Silent Rock at Mt. Hood is located next to Highway 26 and has been the site of many fatal automobile accidents. Locals turn off their radios and remain silent when they pass to not incur its supposed curse. It is said that if they don’t they will have vehicle problems or even a horrible accident. Theories about how this started include a crash in the 1970s where a semi-truck crashed into several cars, causing them to careen down the mountain.
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