This Wyoming Museum Is One Of The Most Haunted Spots In The Country
Some places seem to be more prone to hauntings than others. Museums are perfect examples. Spots where time stands still, they’re places filled with history and memories — and some of those memories are traumatic.
It could be that the back story behind the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center in Wyoming is the reason for its reputation as a hot-spot for paranormal activity. Constructed during World War II, it served as a prison camp. The heartbreak and trauma suffered by those incarcerated there undoubtedly left its mark. Many visitors experience a chilling, uneasy atmosphere at the museum, and some have reported frightening incidents.
The Heart Mountain Interpretive Center is located at 1539 Road 19, south of Powell.
It's the location of a dark part of U.S. history.
In the summer of 1942, the Heart Mountain Center was constructed as a detainment camp.
Thousands of Japanese Americans were forcefully removed from their homes in Washington and California and sent to live at the Heart Mountain site.
A barbed wire fence and armed guards ensured that no one would escape.
Detainees were housed in barracks-style buildings.
Each person was provided with a cot and two blankets and brought with them only what they could carry.
The camp was open for three years, housing more than 10,000 people at one point.
Most of the people detained at the camp were American citizens, and it is from that fact that the heartbreak stems.
Having been robbed of their dignity along with being taken from their homes and losing jobs and businesses was an unimaginably traumatic experience.
Today, the abandoned remains of the buildings emanate an eerie, sorrowful energy.
When investigators measured areas of the camp where the deteriorating ruins of the hospital, school, and barracks stand for paranormal activity, the meters registered readings over 85.
Only a few other haunted spots in Wyoming registered higher than the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center.
Visitors have reported hearing footsteps and whispers, and some say they've had the uneasy feeling of being watched, certain that spirits are hiding in the shadows.
Stories of entities lurking in darkened corners have become so frequent that they're now referred to as the "Shadow People."
Have you had an eerie, haunting experience at the museum at Heart Mountain?
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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, 1539 Rd 19, Powell, WY 82435, USA