Friday, June 19, 2009

Ogden Union Station - Ogden, Utah - Scores a weak 3/6

Wow, I can't tell you how hard it is to find haunted spots in the volcanic west. There's certain states like Idaho and the area around it that just simply has almost no hauntings and when they do have them, 80% of the time they're haunted canyons, mountains, streams, cemeteries, and other outdoor features, almost never buildings. This is intriguing to me. I'm finding volcanic areas to be rather incompatible with haunted buildings but more compatible with strange outdoor phenomenon like lights.

I finally found one place that had reports of hauntings in Utah and that sounded promising, the Ogden Union Station. When researching it, though, here's its scoring:

1. It's older than 50 years.
2. It's right on tons of train tracks.
3. It's made of stone.

It's missing these features; waterways, death, and good land. Potentially, it might be a future haunting places, but what I'm seeing so far, the land is just not good for it. I think having volcanic land might just knock it down a point eventually when I get the research done and can figure out how much weight each characteristic carries.

Keep watching. Next will be some familiar haunts.


  1. That's so interesting, I'm curious to see what else you find out.

    Did you catch the new show The OtherSiders, I think that's what it's called. If you did, what did you think of the human form that walked past the camera?

  2. Oh boy! I missed it. Darn. I thought it'd be kind of fun to see what they give the rugrats to use. Since I don't usually watch cartoon channel, I missed the start of it. I'll have to mark it on my calendar. I watched Zak "baggypants" last night on Ghost Adventures. Lame-o. The evidence is always weak. Makes me wonder if Jason and Grant's folksy "sit down and have a talk" attitude gets them a lot more evidence.

  3. no death? this was used as a morgue!

  4. Did you check out the Ben Lomond Hotel just up the street from Union Station? From what I understand several people lost their lives there and it's now considered one of Ogden's most haunted.

  5. I'm quite sure the Union Station is haunted. I haven't had the most grand paranormal or supernatural experiences there, however, I have witnessed some odd happenings and felt some very strange things there. Once, I was in a hallway during a dance, admiring the place, and I felt someone touch my head, as if to pet me. When I was a little girl my parents took me to a special exhibit that was held inside the building. A little boy kept following me. Thinking it was a game, I tried to catch him but when I touched him, he vanished and the room became cold and dim.
    The Ben Lomond Hotel is haunted. I was there for three days for work related training and had some "interesting" experiences. Lights would flicker, the elevator would stop on random floors, etc. In the elevator, on about the 4th or 5th floor you can smell a woman's perfume and get that odd feeling that you're not entirely alone... The most frightening thing that happened was this: I went to the Ladies restroom on the top floor, and when I went to leave the door would not open. Then the lights went out (and because there is no window in this bathroom, it was pitch black). I stood by the door for a moment, trying to remain calm, and then I heard someone crying. Moments later, I heard small foot steps, and then a loud bang on the door... And then it opened.
    I hope this may be of any assistance or interest to you.