I freely admit that I am a total wimp and have no desire to take one of my local ghost tours at Halloween or any other time of year. But if I wanted to test my courage in a few allegedly haunted places, these five would make the list:
The Northern Hotel
Ghost: A mother searching for her five-year old daughter who died in the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918.
Ghost: Old West Gambler Jack Cassidy, who died in solitary confinement after being locked up for cheating at cards.
Ghost: Longtime area resident Frank Miller, a colorful artist, photographer, and marksman who traveled with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.
Ghost: Businessman Ed Trimble, who built the Opera Galleria building in 1881 to house various cultural and civic events.
Old Railroad Station
Multiple ghosts include Annie, the mixed-breed dog adopted by the railroad employees, who greeted passengers from 1934-1948.
I’ve been to all these places, but not after dark…with ghost hunters…in shivery late October.
Hope you’re enjoying your local spirits of the season, if that’s your thing! Have a great weekend.
|Interior of Northern Hotel|