Restless Spirits: Utah's Small Town Ghosts

Restless Spirits: Utah's Small Town Ghosts

by Linda Dunning


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Restless Spirits: Utah's Small Town Ghosts by Linda Dunning

I saw the bones begin to wiggle. They began to change position and to take on a different color. Within a minute there lay a beautiful little skeleton. Then I saw the inner parts of the natural body coming in. I saw the flesh coming on and I saw the skin come onto the body. A beautiful head of hair adorned the top of the head. The child rose to her feet. She looked at me and I looked at her, and for a quarter of a minute we just looked at each other smiling.

A Resurrection Witnessed, skeletons unearthed from the cellar of a saloon, and a ghostly apparition searching for her lost child–these stories and more will chill your bones, curdle your blood, and make even the most confident skeptic believe in the supernatural! You will read about,

Strange voices, sounds, and glowing orbs recorded and photographed in a Utah cemetery

Levitating light bulbs, unaided by human hands

Floors bulging several feet high and coming back down again with no reason or explanation

Glasses hurtling form their racks and smashing to the floor

The ghost of a famous outlaw hermit, and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599552712
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 419,496
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Book 1 Cache Valley to Uintah County

Strange Tales of Northern and Eastern Utah Logan 3

The “Peepstone” Lady 4

The Bluebird and Grapevine Restaurants 5

Logan Cemetery 6

River Heights 8

St. Ann's Retreat in Logan Canyon 9

Green Canyon 11

Mendon 12

Honeyville, Deweyville, Bear River City, Crystal Hot Springs (Madsen Hot Springs), Hensley's Crossing, and Empey Ferry 14

Bear River City 18

Ogden City, the Oldest Settlement in Utah 19

Ogden City Cemetery 23

Jackson Street Victorian Mansion 26

The Bookshelf, an Ogden Bookstore 27

The Pizzeria (Godfather's Pizza) on Harrison Boulevard 29

Shupe-Williams Candy Factory 30

Weber State University Tales 31

Newgate Mall Tinseltown Theaters 31

Dead Haven 32

Creston Plaza 35

Bountiful and Centerville 35

Woods Cross Old Auto Auction 37

Farmington 38

Clearfield 39

Layton 41

Kay's Cross in Kaysville 42

Suicide Rock and the Witch of Parleys Canyon 48

Park City, Heber, Coalville, Cache Cave, Wahsatch, Echo, Neola, North Fork of the Bear River, Kamas, Myton, Tabiona, and Dinosaur National Monument 54

Park City Cemetery 54

Ike Potters Ghost 54

The Spirits of Cache Cave in Echo Canyon 55

Skeletons in Echo's Saloon Cellars 56

Johnny Cash and the Kozy Café 57

Railroad Spirits of the Wahsatch Tunnels 58

“Hynim Smith,” the Old Miner Campfire Stories 59

The “Sweddish Logger” Story and the Boy Scour Camp 60

Edwin, the Neola High School Ghost 61

The Lost Pioneer Graves of Kamas 61

Myton's Curse 62

Stone Face, Tabiona 64

Dinosaurs, Petroglyphs, and Hermit Outlaws 65

Book 2 Salt Lake County to Northern Utah County

Strange Tales of Central Utah Sandy City

Sandy City Cemetery 71

A Mayors Story: The Young Man on a Board 75

Millcreek, Murray, Kearns, and Magna Haunts

The Cranky Cowboy of Cassady's Bar 81

Murray's Haunted Mansions, Homes, and Schools 83

The Malevolant Murray Cemetery 87

Spirited Hijinks in Kearns 87

Haunted Schools in Magna 88

Ghost Builders of Riverton and Herriman 90

Riverton Elementary School 91

Page-Hanson or “Rollies” Store 92

The Heb and Mary Crane House, now Riverton Museum 95

The Herriman Cemetery 102

Ghosts of Grantsville 102

Orem, Pleasant Grove, and Provo

Orem Tales 111

The Planted Earth 112

Pleasant Grove 113

Pleasant Grove High School and Kiwanis Park 118

Provo Haunts

Spirits, Myths, and Legends 119

Provo Canyon Tales Bridal Veil Falls 124

Lost Bride 124

M. C., the Witch of Provo Canyon 125

The Lost Gold Mine 126

Brass Plates 126

BYU Stories and the Museum of Peoples and Cultures 127

Old Utah County Jail 129

Hotel Roberts 129

Other Possible Haunts in the Provo Area 130

Geneva Steel 132

Book 3 Southern Utah County to Grand County

Springville to Moab Springville

Springville Museum of Art 137

Grant Elementary School and the Reynolds Mansion 140

Springville Cemetery–A Sexton's Musings 141

Santaquin 143

Payson 145

Payson Canyon and Santaquin Creek 149

Benjamin 150

Spanish Fork 151

Parowan 152

Helper 155


The Thistle Mud Slide Ghosts 158

Fairview 160

Manti and Spring City 164

Richfield, Glenwood, Sigurd, and Fillmore 172

Richfield 172

Glenwood and Sigurd 173

Fillmore 176

Book 4 Iron County to Kane County

Cedar City to the Grand Canyon Cedar City

Cedar City (Coal Creek) Apparitions 181

Old Brickhouse and the Dragon King Restaurant 182

Adrianna's Restaurant and the Garden House Restaurant 183

Leigh Mansion 184

Old Main Bell Tower 187

Other Haunts in Cedar City 192

Blanding 193

Zeke Johnson's 1908 Witness of a Resurrection 193

Recapture Creek 196

Monticello 198

St. George 200

The Devil's Saddle 202

The Winter House 203

St. George Opera House 203

Old Dixie Hotel 203

Other Possible Haunts around St. George 203

Hardy House 204

Penny Farthing Inn 205

Seven Wives Inn 207

Washington City

Washington Cotton Mill 208

John D. Lee Mansion 209

Kane County 210

Glendale 212

Freedonia and the Roll Away Saloon 214

Pipe Spring 215

Kanab's History 216

Haunted Canyons and Lakes 219

Paria Movie Set 222

Moqui Cave 223

Kanabs Spirits 225

Jacob's Lake Inn 228

Grand Canyon 231

About the Author 243

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