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4 Colorado ghost stories you need to know

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Colorado’s history is rife with ghost stories: from Native American tribes to gold rush miners, each group brought stories of their dead along with them. Today, some of the ancestors of the early settlers survive in stories of unusual paranormal activity around the Centennial State.
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1. San Luis Valley

This world’s largest alpine valley is not only home to some gorgeous landscapes of snow-capped mountains, but also has been the site of all kinds of paranormal activity. The San Luis Valley was once a settling ground of many Native American tribes and hosts many ancient burial grounds. The cemeteries are known for mysterious floating lights and Native American spirits have been sighted along the highway.

Mike Terry, The Gazette


2. Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Arvada

This Nepalese restaurant is located in an old Victorian home. The restaurant is said to be haunted by one of the uncles who used to live in the house. The diners have reported seeing objects moving, flickering lights, and doors closing on their own. Strange voices and clicking sounds were also witnessed. The place has a large menu and even a buffet, so if you chose to dine here, you might have a chance to say hi to the ghost.

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3. Gold Camp Tunnels

Colorado Springs locals will tell you to stay away from Gold Camp Road. Those who choose to visit the tunnels experience hearing voices, seeing ghosts, and even being groped and scratched. Many have seen children’s handprints on their cars. The stories are not just told to keep the children away.

Stanley Hotel

4. Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel was built by the inventor of the steam engine, Freelan Oscar Stanley, in 1909. Guests at the Stanley often report lights being turned on and off, unexplained opening and closing of doors, and their belongings being unpacked and put away. It was even the inspiration for Stephen King’s famous novel, The Shining.

Christian Murdock, The Gazette