The Stories Of This Haunted Utah Building Are Downright Hair-Raising
In the heart of Salt Lake City, you’ll find a beautiful, immense building that looks more like a Gothic castle than a place that houses government offices. The City-County Building was completed in 1894. The building has such a long history that it’s no surprise that many people think it’s haunted.
The City-County Building is enormous. Five floors include more than 100 rooms.
Security guards work at this building 24/7. During the day, they help local citizens locate the offices they need. At night... they patrol the empty halls alone.
The folks who are charged with keeping this building safe and secure at night have some interesting stories to tell.
Most employees here make sure they're not working by themselves after dark.
People working here have reported hearing noises, including laughter, moaning, and footsteps. They've also experienced something brushing up against them or grabbing their arms. Many have seen actual apparitions.
It's hard to say how many restless spirits roam these halls, but at least five are often seen or heard here.
These include two children, their mother, a judge, and a past mayor.
Many people believe they've seen the apparition of past Salt Lake City Mayor George Montgomery Scott on the third floor.
He's also been spotted by people on the grounds, looking down from a window.
During the building's construction, two children were playing here and fell to their deaths. They're said to haunt the building.
Many security guards throughout the years have claimed to hear the children laughing and running up and down the stairs.
Ask people who work in the offices of this building, and many will tell you stories about the spirits they see regularly.
Visit Room 406, and you might see the ghost of a woman, believed to be the mother of the two children who died here. She's often seen peering around the corner of the office.
During an exploration of the building, a Salt Lake Tribune reporter took video of several areas, including Room 406, which may show the woman's face.
What do you think? Does that look like a face?
Others have seen a figure wearing the robes of a judge, and believe that a past judge also roams these halls.
The trial of Joe Hill took place here in 1914, and he was sentenced to death in this very building. Perhaps the judge was never able to find peace afterward?
While the City-County Building is a true gem in Salt Lake, you probably don't want to wander these halls alone at night.
You never know who —or what — you might run into.
In 2012, a Salt Lake Tribune reporter accompanied some paranormal investigators for a nighttime tour of the building. Check out this video of the tour, posted on YouTube.
What do you think? Is the City-County Building haunted?
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