Utah February 17, 2017
Here’s The Perfect Weekend Itinerary If You Love Exploring Utah’s Haunted Places
Do you believe in the supernatural? If so, Utah is a great place to be. We have many supposedly haunted places, located all over the state. Even if you’re a non-believer, the stories behind these historic Utah places are really interesting and the ghost stories are fascinating. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend that’s beyond the typical brunch and a movie, consider this weekend itinerary.
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Do ghost stories intrigue you? Give you chills up and down your spine? Spend your next weekend with this ghost adventure itinerary.
All of these supposedly haunted spots are in the same general area around Ogden, so feel free to alter to order of the itinerary to suit your needs.
If you're traveling north on I-15, your first stop is Layton Hills Mall (1201 N. Hill Field Road, Layton)
It might seem strange to start this itinerary with a shopping mall, but Layton Hills Mall is supposedly haunted! Many store employees and even shoppers have reported paranormal activity here. Things fall off shelves when no one is near, and some people report strange cold spots throughout the mall. Store employees report mannequins being moved around, and merchandise left in disarray - though the security cameras show no one around. The mall is located right off I-15 at the Hill Field Road Exit.
Ogden's Historic 25th Street
25th Street has a rich history and a somewhat violent past. The street was once filled with bars and brothels, and was often the site of murders. There is a tunnel system that runs beneath this street, and connects many of the businesses to each other. The tunnels are apparently very haunted. The best way to get down there? Contact a paranormal investigator for a tour.
Making Scents Emporium (290 25th Street, Ogden)
The basement of this shop is reportedly haunted by a child named Sarah. If you bring a toy with you and place it on the floor and say hello, she's said to move the toy.
Ogden City Cemetery (1875 Monroe Blvd., Ogden)
Ogden City Cemetery reportedly has many ghosts, but the most famous is Flo. Florence Grange was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up one dark night, but another car hit and killed her, then drove away. The rumor is that if you park your car facing her gravestone at night, then flash your headlights three times, you'll see her ghost coming toward you.
Spend the night at Ben Lomond Suites, if you dare (2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden)
Ben Lomond Suites might be the most haunted place in the entire state! The hotel's elevator is said to be haunted by a worker who fell into the elevator shaft early in its history. The elevator moves by itself from floor to floor, without human intervention. If you want to observe some paranormal activity, try staying in room 1102. A woman on her honeymoon drowned in the bathtub there years ago. Guests report that the bathtub faucet turns on all by itself, and they hear voices and feel cold spots in the room. Later, the woman's son came to retrieve her things and stayed overnight in room 1101. Distraught over his mother's death, he committed suicide there. Guests in room 1101 report cold spots and even see an apparition.
Union Station (2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden)
Some believe that a woman haunts the upper floor, and people claim to have actually taken photos upstairs in which her full silhouette is visible. Another mischievous ghost rides the elevator up and down without human intervention. He's also said to have opened a window that no one could easily reach. The window stayed open for weeks, then mysteriously closed on its own.
Idle Isle Cafe (24 S Main Street, Brigham City)
This little candy shop and cafe is reportedly haunted by a Native American man who appears as a full-bodied apparition to both customers and staff. He's even been known to order a meal, then disappear into thin air! Staff reports finding all the furniture rearranged when they open up in the morning. Customers report talking to the apparition, assuming that he's another patron.
Ben Lomond Cemetery (526 E. 2850 N., Ogden)
Visit Ben Lomond Cemetery to see if you can spot any of the resident ghosts there. People walking through this cemetery report seeing a little girl crying. When they approach to help, she disappears. A young woman wearing a white dress is often seen sitting under a tree; she's believed to have died in a car accident during spring break.
Ogden River Parkway Trail (Ogden)
The parkway stretches from Rainbow Gardens at the mouth of Ogden Canyon and ends at the 21st Street Pond, for a total of 4.4 miles. Take a stroll along the northern portion of this trail, and you might hear footsteps following you. Turn around...and there's no one there. People report hearing laughter and feeling a distinct sense of being watched on this trail.
What are your favorite haunted spots to visit in Utah?
For more haunted fun, take our longer
Southern Utah Haunted Road Trip!