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

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Established in 1883, the Alta Club was named after the Alta Mining District. According to Dunning, there are a couple of spirits that reportedly remain at this location.

One of the ghost stories tells of a man who fell asleep in his room on the third floor with a cigar burning. The cigar started a fire that burned the third floor, with signs of the fire still visible today. The man who started the fire died, and guests of the club have reported seeing a man in 1950s attire smoking a cigar while sitting in a couch or chair.

The second ghost is known as the "lady of the evening," Dunning wrote. There have been reports of people smelling lilac perfume, followed by a cold touch on the shoulder.
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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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