As Halloween approaches, many wanna-be ghost hunters come out to do investigations. Whether you are a believer in the paranormal or not, there are plenty of haunted locations within twenty miles of Weber State waiting to be investigated.

From Ogden’s Historical 25th Street to Salt Lake City, you can stop by many locations that are rumored to have spooky encounters. The Union Station, one of the oldest railroads in the West, as well as the 25th Street underground tunnels, have claimed many souls since the 1800’s. The Ben Lomond Hotel in downtown Ogden does not have a thirteenth floor because the builders were superstitious of the suspicious activity that had taken place in the past.

Even Weber State has its dark history. In 1993, a man in the Student Senate Room pulled a .22 handgun and open fired. The man was then shot by the campus police officer. Many late night Weber State workers have reported the feeling of uneasiness and instances of paranormal activity.

Gravity Hill in Salt Lake City is an attention grabber for those seeking a paranormal thrill. Legend has it that an a man was killed on the overpass, and to this day, if you put your car in neutral while facing down the hill, the old man will drag your car back up the hill. Jacob Moritz “Emo” and Lilly are two other souls you shouldn’t mess with. They haunt the Salt Lake City Cemetery, looking to frighten those who enter at night. Lastly, if you’re planning on staying at the Shilo Inn downtown, you better think again, or you may not check out the next day.

While watching ghost hunting televisions shows from the couch is enjoyable, if you are seeking a real thrill this Halloween, check out these haunted hot-spots in our local area.

Many years ago, a couple had an argument that ended with gunshots in the Weber State Social Science Building. To this day. around 1:30PM students have reported hearing sounds of screams and gunshots. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Many years ago, a couple had an argument that ended with gunshots in the Weber State Social Science Building. To this day, around 1:30 p.m., students have reported hearing sounds of screams and gunshots. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
After a man was shot in killed Student Senate Office, many still feel an uneasy presence in the room in the evenings. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
After a man was shot and killed in the Student Senate Office, many still feel an uneasy presence in the room during the evenings. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Sleepy Millcreek Hollow  Trail of Terror is located in Marriott-Salterville. This house was homestead by the family who currently lives there in 1852; many ancestors and evil spirits still live on the premise. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Sleepy Millcreek Hollow Trail of Terror is located in Marriott-Salterville. This house was homesteaded by the family who currently lives there in 1852. Many ancestors and evil spirits still live on the premise. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Ben Lomond is located in Downtown Ogden. The hotel has no thirteen floor because the builders experienced suspecious activity near the area; the hotel goes from twelve to fourteen. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Ben Lomond Hotel is located in Downtown Ogden. The hotel has no 13th floor (at least, it’s not called the 13th floor) because the builders experienced suspicious activity near the area. The hotel goes from twelve to fourteen. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Florence "Flo" Grange was sitting on the curb waiting for a ride when she was hit and killed by a vehicle. She still haunts the cemetery when you shine your lights on her grave at night. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Florence “Flo” Grange was sitting on the curb waiting for a ride when she was hit and killed by a vehicle. She still haunts the cemetery when you shine your lights on her grave at night. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Union Station is one of Utah's oldest railroad stations in the west. This sight has been featured on multiple ghost hunting television shows. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Union Station is one of Utah’s oldest railroad stations in the West. This sight has been featured on multiple ghost hunting television shows. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Ogden's Historical 25th street was considered the World's murder capital in 1800. Many spirits still linger around. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Ogden’s Historical 25th street was considered the World’s murder capital in 1800s. Many spirits still linger. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Lazarus Maze Interactive Theater, currently under construction, was once the Bellsire Mental Hospital, better know as the Institution of Horrors, is located just off of 24th Street in Ogden. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Lazarus Maze Interactive Theater, currently under construction, was once the Bellsire Mental Hospital, better know as the Institution of Horrors. It’s located just off of 24th Street in Ogden. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Layton Hills Mall, built on an ancient Indian burial ground, is said to be haunted by the Indiana who took residence there previously. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The Layton Hills Mall, built on an ancient Indian burial ground, is said to be haunted by the Indians who took residence there previously. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
The former navy base, Clearfield Job Corps is said to be haunted by many spirits, including an old military nurse.  (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Former navy base Clearfield Job Corps is said to be haunted by many spirits, including an old military nurse. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Steed Park in Clearfield, Utah has had many paranormal recordings. Many claim to hear whispers near the pond where many children have drowned over the years.
Steed Park in Clearfield, Utah, has had many paranormal recordings. Many claim to hear whispers near the pond where many children have drowned over the years. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Roy High School is haunted by a ghost named Mable, and many other ghosts who roam the entire school. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
Roy High School is haunted by a ghost named Mable and many other ghosts who roam the entire school. (Cydnee Green / The Signpost)
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