Utah February 04, 2016
This One Creepy Ghost Town in Utah is the Stuff Nightmares are Made Of
Utah has several cool ghost towns, but the town of Latuda was the site of several deaths. It’s reportedly haunted by at least one ghost.
Latuda was founded in 1914 by Frank Latuda, owner of Liberty Fuel Company. He opened his coal mine and equipped it with some of the latest technology available.
By 1918, 20 homes existed in the town. By 1923, the town had 300-400 residents.
On February 16, 1927, disaster struck. Two large avalanches ripped down the mountain, wiping out a row of homes and killing several people.
After the tragedy, the miners rebuilt their homes and the town continued to thrive until the mid 1950s, when production at the coal mine began to decrease.
In 1966, the mine closed, and by 1967 the last families had moved away, leaving Latuda a ghost town.
Some of the buildings have been demolished, but bits of the mine, such as this trestle, remain.
An old abandoned truck sits amongst the ruins.
Some say that one “resident” remains to this day. The “White Lady of Latuda” is said to haunt the ghost town. Witnesses say that a woman wearing a white dress is seen wandering through the abandoned buildings and around the area. It’s rumored that she’s the widow of one of the miners who died in the avalanches of 1927, and that she later committed suicide.
Whether you see the White Lady of Latuda or not...the town has an eerie vibe.
Do you have any stories about Latuda?