Wyoming August 09, 2018
Here Are The 9 Best Places To Spot A Ghost In Wyoming
Wyoming is a state with a lot of lawless history – from the exploration of the Frontier to the outlaw battles in our bars, there’s been plenty of fights, scuffles, and violence. Now that Wyoming is one of the most peaceful states, there are still reminders of our turbulent past. Here are a few haunted spots in the state where you’re likely to see a ghost or feel a spirit, serving as a reminder that things weren’t once so relaxing out here.
1. The Sheridan Inn
In 1893, the historic Sheridan Inn was built in a rural Wyoming community. It became a popular destination, and one employee loved it so much that she refused to leave. Guests still see her spirit, hear unexplained noises, and feel her presence during their stay.
Read more about Wyoming's most haunted hotel here
2. The Occidental Hotel and Saloon
This 1800s era hotel was a favorite vacation spot of Teddy Roosevelt, a watering hole for Frank Canton, and a saloon well loved by Buffalo Bill. There were numerous outlaw shootouts in the bar, and one young woman was killed in the hotel. Now, it's rumored to be one of the most haunted places in the state.
3. Knight Hall
When workers broke ground for Knight Hall at the University of Wyoming, they discovered sevearl bodies buried in the dirt. The construction was delayed while the corpses were moved to a local cemetery, but their spirits seem to have stayed at the school. Residents see and hear things that raise the hairs on their neck, and there's insane paranormal activity here.
4. The North Platte River
The North Platte River is home to a Ghost Ship! This is by far one of the most fun ghosts to look out for in Wyoming - go on a foggy night, and you're sure to have a fright even if you don't see our own haunted schooner.
5. The Wyoming Frontier Prison
Gebo is a weird, eerie ghost town where you can still hear the sounds of those who once lived in these shuttered buildings and dusty streets. I think the former residents took the term "ghost town" a bit too literally, and returned to haunt their homestead.
7. Heart Mountain Museum
Heart Mountain was the site of a Japanese Internment Camp during World War II, which was one of the most shameful periods in American History. Since then, a museum has opened up at the site to remind America that fear is no reason to torment humans. Though the museum's intentions are good, those who were subject to cruel internment have returned to haunt the site, and it's recognized around the country as a hotbed of paranormal activity.
Kirwin was a mountain resort and mining town before an avalanche caused enough destruction for the town to be abandoned. Several miners were killed, and their spirits are said to haunt these grounds to this day.
9. The Wonder Bar
This bar in Casper is nearly 100 years old, and if these walls could talk they would have a lot to say! The history is full of shootouts and bar fights, with the most recent one taking a life in 1980. Regulars are happy to talk about their unexplained experiences here over a pint.
What’s your favorite Wyoming ghost story? Were any of your childhood homes haunted? Tell us in the comments!