December 20, 2013

Truly Horrifying Government: Salt Lake City's Haunted City and County Building

Photos copyright grant_loy via Flickr.
One of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Salt Lake City is also reportedly quite haunted. The City and County Building has always been at the center of controversy in the area, from the time it was originally proposed in 1880 and even more-so when construction began finally in 1890. It was first seen as a symbol of the wasteful extravagance of the dominant Mormon church, but then was taken over by the Liberal Party in the area, who went ahead with construction so they could create a government building that would equal the Salt Lake Temple only a few blocks away. For reasons never recorded and that nobody remembers, the original build site had to be scrubbed and a new site selected, which lead to more controversy.

December 13, 2013

Ben Lomond Hotel - Utah's Haunted Hotel

Happy Friday the 13th! I thought I would share with you a little bit about a haunted location about 45 minutes from my home, since the subject is quite appropriate for the occasion.

There are some stories about haunted hotels in the state of Utah, although they're not as common as in some states (specifically Pennsylvania with all the crazy activity in Gettysburg). We do have one haunted hotel that is breathtakingly beautiful and offers tremendous amenities. I'm talking about Ben Lomond Hotel in downtown Ogden.