Creepy April 13, 2021
Port Gamble Is Allegedly One Of Washington’s Most Haunted Small Towns
If you’ve never heard of Port Gamble, you’re certainly not alone, even if you were born and raised in Washington. This sleepy little
Kitsap Peninsula town is situated on the shores of scenic Hood Canal, and on most days, not much happens here. But Port Gamble not only has an important history, but it also happens to be home to the most haunted house in Washington, if not the entire West Coast.
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Port Gamble is a former mill town, and the industry certainly shaped its history.
The sawmill that William Talbot and Andrew Pope founded in the area in 1853 remained in operation until Dec. 1995. At the time, it was he longest continually operating mill in the United States. The mill is long gone, but the little town that grew up around it offers visitors a glimpse into the past.
These days, you won't find much in Port Gamble, other than a general store, a few shops, and a delightful New England vibe.
This is still considered a company town. In the summer, couples come to town to get married in the charming New England church.
But Port Gamble is also known for something else: its hauntings.
Port Gamble Paranormal is an organization that hosts an annual paranormal conference in town. They take guests on organized walks, leading them through the many haunted buildings. But they'll all tell you the same thing: the Walker-Ames house is the most haunted of them all.
The Walker-Ames house was once the most expensive home in town.
It was was built in 1889 for William Walker, the local saw mill's master mechanic. The house has been "empty" since the mill shut down in 1995.
It isn't clear why this house is so haunted. While there are numerous rumors and legends, there isn't much that can be proven.
However, there is no denying that something is happening at the Walker-Ames house. People have complained of suspicious sounds, physical touching, odd smells, full-on apparitions, and even photographic evidence. Sometimes, people walking by will look up and see people in the windows looking out at them, even when the house is supposed to be empty.
The Walker-Ames house has brought national attention to Port Gamble, and many a ghost hunter has tried to catch an apparition.
And considering that isn't even the only house in town, it's safe to say that Port Gamble is haunted.
Have you ever visited Port Gamble?
Address: Port Gamble, WA 98370, USA