Whether you believe in ghosts or not, some of the legends have been circulating around our state for a long time.
1. The Civil War Soldier at Fort Douglas.
People see a soldier with dark hair and a beard, wearing a Civil War uniform, wandering the grounds around Fort Douglas. Visitors also report feeling a warm breath on the backs of their necks.
2. The Painter at Trolley Square.
Visitors report seeing a man near the north doors who appears to be a painter or workman. The story is that he died while on the job at Trolley Square in the 1920s, and he haunts it to this day.
3. Charlie haunts the Masonic Temple.
A ghost named Charlie wanders around the Masonic Temple in Salt Lake City, according to some.
4. The Grave Robber on the Shores of the Great Salt Lake.
Jean Baptiste was a grave digger in Salt Lake City in the late 19th century. He was accused of robbing over 300 graves (mostly taking the clothing of the deceased). Family members were furious, so local police moved Baptiste to Fremont Island, where he could be kept safely until his trial. Baptiste mysteriously disappeared from the island. Some say he wanders the shores of the Great Salt Lake, carrying a bundle of clothing.
5. The Lady in Purple at the Rio Grande.
The Rio Grande Train Station is reportedly haunted by a woman wearing a purple dress. The story is that she accompanied her fiancé, a soldier going off to war, to the station. The two got into a terrible argument and she called off the engagement. The angry soldier threw the ring onto the tracks. Distressed and crying, she went to get her ring back and was hit by an incoming train. People see her in the restroom or wandering through the station.
6. The Young Usher at Capitol Theater.
The Capitol Theater is said to be haunted by a seventeen-year-old usher named Richard Duffin who died there in a fire in 1949. Theater staff nicknamed him, “George,” and he apparently loves to play tricks on them. He’s also been accused of flushing toilets, moving the elevator, turning house lights on and off and making equipment malfunction.
7. The Little Girl at the Devereaux Mansion.
Visitors to the Devereaux Mansion report seeing a friendly little girl of about five years old waving to them at night. Kitchen staff says that she plays tricks on them during their shift, moving items around and turning lights off.
8. The Girl at the Egyptian.
A young girl haunts the Egyptian Theater in Ogden. Visitors report seeing a girl of around twelve years old, with shoulder length hair, who appears but then suddenly vanishes into thin air.
9. The Children on Cry Baby Bridge.
The legend goes that a woman drove her car off the Bear River City Bridge many years ago, killing herself and her small children. Some say they can hear the children crying or screaming.
10. The Woman in the Wedding Gown at Memory Grove.
Legend has it that a woman was killed right before her wedding. She’s said to wander through Memory Grove and has also been spotted in nearby City Creek Canyon.
11. Florence at Ogden City Cemetery.
It’s said that Florence was sitting on a curb waiting for someone when she was hit by a car and killed. If you go to the Ogden City Cemetery and blink your lights three times, Flo will think you’re her ride, and she’ll float toward your car.