Wyoming October 01, 2018
The Tiny Town In Wyoming With A Terribly Creepy Past
Wyoming is full of pioneer towns where strange happenings were the norm as people settled into life way out west. One town in particular has a strange history that many have never thought about. Have you ever wondered just what happened to all of those emigrants who lost their lives in their new hometowns?
Laramie, Wyoming was a frontier town - and as people began to settle down here, they built their lives on the plains.
As time went on, pioneers died - either from natural causes or from the rough life out here in the middle of nowhere. Because the town was small, Wyomginites began to bury their dead just on the outskirts of town, in frontier cemeteries.
As the town expanded, these cemeteries had to be moved to accommodate new homes, ranches, and buildings.
Back in the day, the record keeping wasn't that great... so many of these cemeteries were moved, but nobody knows where they ended up.
That means that throughout Laramie, homes, stores, offices and more may be built right on top of old graveyards.
While efforts were made to move entire burial plots, many were just left in place, or hadn't been demarcated well enough to be moved.
Think about that the next time you walk through historic downtown Laramie...
... you never know what's below your feet.
Or if you go to buy a home.. be prepared for a few uninvited guests.
Oh, of course Fort Laramie is super haunted, too!
The historic post was a spot along the Oregon Trail, and many who were stationed here to help support and resupply emigrants seem to have never left! The "Lady in Green" is Fort Laramie's most famous resident -
read her story here
Have you ever had a weird, paranormal experience in Laramie?
It's not unusual for residents to see orbs in photos, walk through cold spots on the street, or hear things that just can't be explained.
Tell us your favorite Laramie ghost story in the comments below! If you love reading about haunted history, check out
These 8 Haunted Cemeteries In Wyoming Are That Are Not For the Faint of Heart.