The Eerie State Park In Utah Where Ghosts Supposedly Wander
Do you believe in ghosts? It’s said that they often roam in places where they have some connection – either the place they died, or places that had some significance in their lives. Camp Floyd State Park has a long history, and it’s said that spirits wander the land here.
Camp Floyd was established in 1858 when the U.S. Government sent the army to defend against the Mormon Rebellion that was rumored to be imminent.
Troops lived and worked here for three years, but the rebellion never happened. As many as 7,000 people (both soldiers and civilians) lived here until July, 1861, when the troops were recalled to fight in the Civil War.
A 40-acre plot of land that included the area where Camp Floyd State once stood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today, it's a state park.
You'll find Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park at 18035 W. 1540 N.
The only part of the fort that's left is the cemetery and a commissary building. Several graves stand here in this lonely place, and some believe that the ghosts of soldiers roam here.
People who visit report hearing strange noises including whistling and footsteps when no one else is around.
Not all who are buried here are named on the headstones...
...but it's possible that some may have been soldiers who died of accidents or illnesses.
On a quiet winter day, the cemetery has a quiet, eerie feeling, and visitors feel as though someone is watching them.
The other remnant of history on this land is the Stagecoach Inn. It served as a Pony Express stop from 1860 to 1861, and as a hotel until 1869, when the stagecoach no longer stopped here.
The Stagecoach Inn is also said to be haunted by several spirits. Some people have reported seeing a dress floating in thin air, and others say they've heard footsteps, singing, and voices.
If you'd like to explore Camp Floyd after dark, sign up for one of the ranger-led lantern tours offered once per month. In October, you can even participate in a paranormal investigation!
Register for the lantern tours or paranormal investigation by calling (801) 768-8932 or emailing email@example.com.
For more information about Camp Floyd State Park, visit its
website, and follow its Facebook page.
This isn’t the only historic military installation that’s supposedly haunted. The story behind
this haunted fort is truly creepy.
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