Seattle August 02, 2016
These 10 Haunted Places In Seattle Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Seattle is a city of striking natural and architectural beauty, and yet, there’s something about the winter drizzle that evokes a darker, more chilling underbelly lurking just below the surface. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, learning about these haunted places in Seattle will surely get you thinking.
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1. Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market is not just a popular Seattle destination, it’s also highly haunted. It was built in 1907 and has a highly rich and interesting history. One of the market’s most famous spirits is Princess Angeline, the eldest daughter of Chief Seattle. She died in 1896, but has been spotted frequently over the years by onlookers who mistake her to be a real person only to have her vanish before their eyes. Another spirit is Arthur Goodwin, the nephew of the original Pike Place Market developer. His silhouette is often seen looking down from the window in Goodwin library or swinging a golf club in his old office. The “Fat Lady Barber” spirit was once a woman who sang lullabies to put her customers to sleep to steal their money. She died in the market when the floor gave way and maintenance workers have reported to this day that they can hear her softly singing lullabies while they’re cleaning at night.
2. University Heights
This school that was turned into a community center is believed to be haunted by a young boy who was once a student at the school. There have also been reports of children laughing when there were no children present.
3. Butterworth Building (now Kell’s Irish Pub)
The Butterworth Building used to be a mortuary, so you can see where this is going. While the building is now a bar, there have been claims that the building is haunted by several ghosts, and the building was even featured on an episode of Ghost Adventures.
4. Richard Hugo House
Named for the Seattle-born poet, the house is now a literary arts center, but it was once a mortuary and funeral home. There have been reports from ghost hunters of having all of their equipment inexplicably drained of power, EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recordings and even an infant’s coffin in the basement.
5. Spooked In Seattle Tours and Museum in Pioneer Square
Now the home of the Spooked In Seattle tours, the building was once a restaurant, where the staff reported seeing the ghost of a little girl talking and laughing in the staircase.
6. Comet Lodge Cemetery
It was said that the cemetery was uncared for and the city decided to move it. Many believe that while they moved the tombstones, the bodies never got moved along with them. Now, houses that are built where the cemetery used to be have reported ghostly activity, such as toys spread around rooms with no explanation of how they got there.
7. Seattle Underground Tunnels
The Seattle Underground Tunnels are allegedly haunted, and if you’re brave, you can go on a tour through them. Two spots where people have reported paranormal activity are at a former prostitute hangout and a bank vault, where some have reported that they can hear disembodied voices.
8. Sorrento Hotel
Guests at this hotel have reported seeing a ghostly woman on the fourth floor near room 408. People have also reported hearing disembodied footsteps and glasses moving mysteriously on their own at the hotel bar.
9. The Baltic Room
Legend has it that that the ghosts of a young couple who lived in the 1930s still haunt the spot. People have seen an apparition of the woman looking down from the balcony, and a man in a fedora walking around.
10. Central Saloon
This place was formerly the Watson Brothers Famous Restaurant. When it became the Central Saloon, it was a popular hangout for gold miners, and later, famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Soundgarden. Patrons and employees both have seen and reported apparitions and disembodied voices.
To learn more about the chilling and spooky hauntings in Washington state, check out These 13 Haunted Places in Washington Will Keep You Up At Night.