Believe it or not: 10 haunted places in Salt Lake City

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Located just east of the University of Utah, Fort Douglas was originally established as Camp Douglas in October 1862. The post was renamed Fort Douglas in 1878 and was used primarily to guard mail and keep an eye on the Mormons in Salt Lake City and any Native Americans in the area.

A portion of the fort is now used as a military museum. Like many other forts in the U.S., Fort Douglas is believed to be haunted. This haunting is done by a ghost named Clem, who was reportedly given the name by a local Boy Scout troop after they spent the night at the museum, according to Legends of America.

Clem is believed to be a soldier who died at Fort Douglas. Some people have reported feeling breath on their necks and seeing objects move. Some people have also reported seeing an apparition of a man dressed in a Civil War Union uniform with dark hair and a beard, according to Legends of America.
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Black Shirts
Mckinney, TX

I worked at the Hotel and delivered room service to this family a few times. The father would hide his family when I delivered food. It was the 11th floor and the Alta suite, which is the middle room facing east.

Salt Lake City, UT

Speaking of haunted locations, I had hoped the Salt Lake Masonic Temple would make the list. It's believed there is a ghost we call Charlie. No one is sure of Charlie's origins, but he is well known in the building. Charlie likes to haunt the elevator, stopping it on the wrong floor. He likes the third floor. We think it's because that is where the ladies tea room is located. Maybe he likes the view of the great Hall. Sometimes he sends us to the sixth floor, which is mostly unused but does lead to the roof where there used to be dining and dancing. Elevator Technicians have found nothing wrong with the controls or any other reason for the unplanned stops, yet the elevator would stop at these locations going up or down.

Red Corvette
St. George, UT

I don't believe in the supernatural or ghosts either one, holy or not.

Manti, UT

At the time, about 12 years ago, we drove to Salt Lake City from another state. I had booked a room at the Shiloh Inn because of the good reputation of that hotel chain. Our room was on the eleventh floor, I believe. We walked in the room, exhausted from our long trip. We had just driven over 300 miles that day. The room seemed to close in around us, and there was such an extremely oppressive feeling there it felt deadly. We walked to the Salt Lake temple, then after attending a session, we went back to our room. That horrid feeling was still there and I was compelled to open the window. The windows were all bolted shut; there was no way to open them. Even though we were booked at the Shiloh Inn for three days we checked out the next morning because we couldn't live with that horrible feeling. Much later we found out the Shiloh Inn had been renamed from the International Dunes Hotel where all those people lost their lives by murder/suicide. So sad that feeling of terror, of immanent death was still there.

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