Idaho’s Haunts

Speculated Haunted Places

These are all rumored, once we investigate we will post our findings.

American Falls - Hospital
The hospital is also a nursing home and many have died there. The night staff has hadcall buzzers go off in the nursing home; the hospital is so old thatthe buzzers cannot be reset at the nurses station and have to be resetin the room. The buttons have been pushed in the men?s and ladiesrestrooms and the patients aren?t able to go and push the buttonwithout being moved by staff, in other words they aren?t mobile. Alsothe doctor for whom the hospital is named visits sometimes and leavesbehind a smell of cigar smoke. As well as various elderly residents whoappear as a flicker from the corner of your eye or seated in a chairdown a long dark hall. There is also a tall man who seems to like tostand near the entryway and monitor that everyone is doing their job.

Athol - The Brig at Farragut State Park
This location was said tobe the site of a homicide and at least one suicide during World War II,when Farragut Naval Base was home to more than 300,000 servicemen. Theformer brig, which is the only original building remaining on what isnow a state park and camping area, has been the scene of severalapparitions, all described in detail by at least half a dozen stateemployees. These employees worked in the brig building, which was formany years used as a state parks maintenance building. All of theemployees who encountered a ghostly visitor talked about a balding manwho might have been in some kind of uniform - possibly prisoner's garb.Others, who did not see the apparition, talked about hair-raisingexperiences with large objects being mysteriously "relocated" orobjects flying across the cells - which still exist in the building,bars and all.

Arco - Old Cafe
Sometimes if you walk into the cafe in mid afternoonand find a piece of paper and a pen laying beside each other knock themoff of something. Come back about fifteen minutes later and sometimesyou will see writing, Write, ?what is my name? hold the piece of papertightly to your chest and hold the pen out as far as you can in frontof you. Chances are it will say your name.

Baker Creek - The WoodRiver Camp
Is supposed to be haunted by a wellknown immigrant miner some call Russian John. The sightings of theapparition began in the 1920's.

Boise - Boise State University Dorm Room
A young girlhung herself after finding her love with someone else. She is said tostill make her presence known.

Boise - Boise StateUniversity The Murder House
The house, located off of Broadway and Linden had a brutal murder about 30 years ago. A man cut up a number of people and dragged their mutilated body parts around theneighboring area. Bloodstains on the walls can still be seen, andblinds on the front window will open and close randomly. Sometimes ifyou go at night, and the blinds are open in the front window, you cansee a lady standing there, looking out the window. The house is now aFrat house for Boise State University.

Boise - Centennial Golf Course
This golf course is one of the oldest inIdaho. It has been around since prohibition times. As my wife wascleaning the upstairs of the main office area there was a presencefelt. There was also a shadow that would follow her around.

Boise - Cottonwood Cemetery
Reports of children buried in thecemetery roaming around the area. Also the ghost of a woman has beenseen in the cemetery and in the school near the cemetery.

Boise - Discovery St. & Chinden
In the area of Joplin Cemetery onChinden rd, and the surrounding six block radius, there has beensupernatural presences seen and felt around that area. some of thespecters there may even be related to me. my friend used to work inthat area and has also reported odd things happening after 9 o?clock.

Boise - Dry Creek Cemetery
Any time past 2:15am,if you walk to the edgewhere the canal is on the high cliff, you can hear a horse running onthe canal bank but cannot see it.

Boise - Loon Creek
Ghost of Manuel Sato haunts the hills around thecreek.

Boise - Night Moves Gentlemen's Club
Employees and patrons of thisclub have reported many sightings of apparitions, cold spots, ghostlymischief such as swinging chandeliers, thrown objects, and evenappearing in photographs. Managers refuse to talk about the spirits;they have been scared too many times. It is believed several spiritshaunt this club, including a little girl. Supposedly the building siteis a former warehouse. The club is located at 4348 W. State Street.

Boise - Old State Penitentiary
Me and my friends go out there atnight and climbed under the fence so we could explore. Witnesses havefelt strong feelings of uneasiness and also felt presences. And reportsin a room and there was no way any light could have come in but therewere flashing lights.

Boise - The Field
The Field is located on Fairveiw and MilwaukeeStreets. It contains unmarked graves and people have claimed to hearstrange laughing here during the night. Local myth says that the skullsof people cremated, that do not burn all the way, are stored in a roomwith boarded up windows. Many strange things have occurred here.

Bonner County - Colburn Creek
Once in a while, usually duringthe summer nights, you can sometimes see a shadowy figure walking alongthe train tracks near the creek. The figure seems to be carrying alantern. You can never get to close to him though, because hedisappears.

Caldwell - Canyon Hill Cemetery
When you park between the treesfacing the cemetery the midnight jogger will appear and tap on yourwindow. She's runs around the cemetery at night but has no legs andjust seems to hover there.

Caldwell - River Road Bridge
A long time ago a woman hung herselfand if you drive out there at night, and turn off you car lights beforecrossing over the bridge you will see her shadow up on the side of thebridge. Also many people have jumped off the bridge and you can heartheir splashes, but you wont see anything. There is also a light on theisland out there that comes on at 7:00 pm every night, but there is nota house or even power lines going out there.

Caldwell/Nampa - Lake Lowel
Various shadows, sounds, and presences

Caldwell - Old Saratoga Hotel/Restaurant
It is said thatthe upper floors, the restaurant and bar areas were haunted. Reports ofa chilling cold feeling upon opening doors to some of the guest rooms.Many nights, employees that were left to close up after hoursexperience moving chairs, swinging glass racks, and footsteps. Afterdemolition of the ruins, a new office strip mall was built and manyemployees complain of strange noises.

Colburn - Colburn Cemetery
Ghost of an old woman hasbeen seen since the 1920s.

Couer D'Alene - The Bates Motel
Most of the rooms haveshown some level some level of activity. Rooms #1 and #3 seem to be themost active with ashtrays falling off tables, lights flickering on andoff and items left on tables changing positions. People have oftenreported "creepy feelings" in these two rooms. All activity seems to benon-threatening and somewhat benevolent. Before being turned into amotel in the early 50's it was an officers quarters for the FarragutNaval Base.

Couer D'Alene - Couer D'Alene High
This is haunted by a strangeapparition that haunt the auditorium of the school right before we turnout the lights for a play. After clean up from a production and rightbefore; at the back of the auditorium is a ghostly figure that walkspaces behind the last row of seats. The next day storage room doors areopen and things are strewn about.

Coeur D'Alene - Senor Froggy
March 2008 update: Has been torn downto make way for town homes. - This favorite "OldTown" Mexican restaurant is built around an original structure thatstood in the original "old town" of Coeur D'Alene near the lake.Restaurant workers often see "shadows" and feel a strange, "coldpresence" while retrieving supplies in the cellar. Rumors have it thata construction worker lost his life when he fell while the foundationwas being poured. His saw was left between the wall where he is said tohave fallen. Last sighting was 7-06-2002. Public restrooms are acrossthe basement hall from the stockroom where the shadows are spotted atany time of day. Guests will often be seen making a running exit up thebasement stairs without any explanation. The most common remark to therestaurant manager is: "You know, that basement is really creepy!"

Emmett - Emmett Middle School
A former music teacher has, supposedly,manifested himself several times in various parts of the school.

Emmett - Plaza Bridge
Reports of strange sounds like a woman being dumpedoff the bridge by a mysterious old truck with no lights. Also babiescrying and their mother looking for them and trying to shush them.There has also been reports of fingernails tapping and scratching oncampers tents and partiers cars when they are sleeping in them downnext to the bridge.

Fort Hall - The River Bottoms
Reports of hearing babies crying &report seeing a woman in white, with no face.

Genesee - Joyce Building
Numerous spirits have been seen in this building.

Glens Ferry - Old High School
Ghost of old school-worker who diedwhen she fell down the stairs haunts the school. There have beensightings and sometimes very late at night you can hear her screams.

Grangeville - Forest Service Building
There was a very old house onthe site where the present day forest service building is. Witnessesheard footsteps, a voice singing, and someone speaking in a foreignlanguage. Also reports of a shadow of something that walked right infront of them. It was darker than the room they were in. 1 witnessswears that someone pulled his hair. Rumors that numerous Chinese slavelaborers had been killed in the old days of the railroad being put intothe area.

Idaho City - Boot Hill Cemetery
Many of the people who met violentdeaths and were buried here, still walk the grounds.

Idaho Falls - Ammon Cemetery
Many believe that it is a girl butafter visiting the location several times in the last six months, thereis no doubt that that is a boy in the tree. If you stop the car or getout you are not able to see him. But if you drive slow enough he willwave at you and sometimes get out of the tree and run up to the fence.We have never seen him past the fence. Legend has it that the ghost ofa little girl haunts a tree in the cemetery. This tree is close to hergrave and is a perfect climbing tree. The little girl reportedly sitsin the tree and waves to passers-by. The little girl was an avidtree-climber and loved to play with the neighborhood kids before herdeath. Most accounts list her cause of death a drowning. Many peoplespeculate that since she was so open and friendly in life, and herdeath was such a lonely one, she feels lonely and tries to make friendsof the people who drive past on their way to or from the hillssurrounding the town.

Idaho Falls - The China House
In the 1940's, a china couple moved inthere. The husband found out that his wife had cancer. Later she diedand it broke the husbands heart. In a rage, he lit the house on fireand hung himself on a tree next to the house. Reports of hearingfootsteps and a man crying at night.

Idaho Falls - Eagle's Lounge and Rio Theater
Both right next to each other and part of one building more than 100 years old. The basement ofthe Eagle's Lounge was a mortuary and the very top floor was once aballroom many many years ago. Many people claim that very strangethings happen in both the theater and the ballroom.

Idaho Falls - The Lot
Legend has it that a house once stood on the spotwhere now is only a deserted lot, fenced in and hidden by theovergrowth of trees. There is no longer power or water service to thislot, but many people walking by have heard the sound of running waterand seen the leaves of the trees light up as if the house were thereand the rooms were lighted. Several witnesses have been inside and havereported that there are spirits of a family murdered by the fatherroaming around the yard. After roaming and exploring, a young man andhis brother were spooked by sudden screams and tried to leave the lot,he knocked the ladder over and tried to climb the inside of the wall.He felt as if there were nails hammered through to the inside and hewas being scratched. When his brother righted the ladder, they bothclimbed over the fence and escaped. The young man still has the scars,but there are no nails or nail holes in that fence and none of theneighbors had heard a thing. Also on several occasions that the'apparition' of the house that stood there would appear with lightedwindows. Upon further surveillance, figures could be seen passing bythe windows and opening the front door. Children could be heard playingin the front yard, but could not be seen because of the high fence.

Idaho Falls - Rose Hill Cemetery
There are two stories associated withRose Hill cemetery, the first is in regards to a large square monument.Rumor says that if you knock on this large above ground tomb, that theinhabitant will knock back at you. The second states that there is amonument that says the name Wolf and has a large bite taken out of it.It is rumored to be the grave of a werewolf. May 2005 Update: A visitor investigated this site and reports,"concerning the tomb we only found one that matched the description ofthe tomb of which we knocked on but sadly there was no reply secondlyafter looking through the cemetery we could not find any stone withbite/scratch marks, though we didn?t look through all of it, so thewolf headstone could still be real" - April 2008The description of the warewolf haunting comes as a result of 2 gravesside by side in the Rose Hill Cemetery. One of a gentleman by the lastman of Wolff and the other a gentleman by the name of Wear. Thecemetery has since removed one of the headstones to a new location inthe cemetery.

Kimama - Old Town Site & Desert
Late spring, summer and fall, when inthe desert, you can sometimes hear whistling and singing. It soundsRussian. The desert is very quiet there. Watch out for snakes!! The oldtown was a water stop for Russian-Germans coming from South Dakota atthe turn of the last century.

Kimberly - Stricker Ranch
Stricker Ranch was at one time part of the Oregon Trail where many people died because of the long journey. Thereis still today this day a small cemetery out in an open field. Where atcertain times of the night people have sited ghosts running through thefield. There is a particular cabin that people have sited the doorsopen and lights flickering inside. As soon as you are on the propertyyou can immediately feel the presence of the people that once diedthere.

Lapwai - Nez Perce Head Start Program
It is a two story, red brickbuilding, with a 100 x 50 foot courtyard in the middle. It is locatedon the west side of an open field, which is about the size of afootball field. Directly across from this building (on the eastern-mostside) used to stand an identical building, which burned down about 20years ago. Finally, on the northern-most part of the field is anotherbuilding, which was part of the other two, which has since beenremodeled into the local school districts office. The point behind allof this, is that these buildings were once used as offices, dormitory'sand also a TB hospital and sanitarium by the U.S. Calvary during theearly settlement days. This area was called "Ft. Lapwai". The buildinghas now been remodeled-extensively- and contains a total of 11 headstart classes, with 4 of those classes for the ages of 0-3 years. it is these downstairs, baby rooms that have some of the most "activity" oneparticular incident occurred about a year ago, conveniently aroundHalloween! The last persons out of the building are usually thejanitors. They usually run a check thru to make sure all of the night.early the next morning, the first person downstairs in the morning isthe lead teacher. When he arrived in the morning, there was children'sreading books, put into two separate lines on the floor, side-by-side,leading from one room to the office. No one had been in the building,nothing was missing, toys are often found as if they had been playedwith-after they had been put away, lights have been witnesseddownstairs, apparitions have been seen, rocking chairs move withoutanyone in them, and other strange occurrences. Other rooms also haveactivity, but one room seems to have the most.

Lewiston - Lewiston Civic Theatre
Several years ago two girls weremurdered in the theatre which used to be a church. Also that night thejanitor disappeared and they still can't find him to this day. At nightyou can see the youngest girl climb up the stairs. She will also playtricks on you. There is also a phantasm there of a woman who was leftat the altar when it was a church. You can see her roam through theseats crying. Also one of the old directors who passed away willsometimes come in late at night and sit down to watch a play. Strangefeeling can be felt all around. September 2004addition: there are, at any given time, no less than 70 spirits in thetheatre. There's a trap door in the light booth that goes up to therafters that has opened on its own. Lights turn on and off on theirown. The chandelier spins in one direction for ten minutes, stops forfive, and starts spinning is the same direction. Visitors lit candleson stage. Some blew out on their own. The ones that didn't blow outdidn't burn when you put your hand in the flame. There was wailing thatstarted from stage right and moved inhumanly fast to stage left.Floorboards move inexplicably. All the spirits there are harmless, ofcourse, but it's still an exhilerating experience.

Lewitson - Waha Lake
An old Native American woman wanders around along theshore of the lake. When approached she recedes into the lake anddisappears into a whirlpool.

The Malad City - Idaho Cemetery
Has been know for years to have anold man walking around at night, at one time an old man had workedthere for many years when released from his job he killed himself atthe cemetery, some folks still see him at times pulling grass, or doingother things to make the cemetery look up kept. Also it has been knownthat a young woman walks around the cemetery at night, she is wearing ared dress.

Marsing - Homedale Marsing Cemetery
Apon entering the cemetery at night afeeling of being closed in and severe saddness comes over you. Flashesof dancing lights appear over the headstones.There are alot of youngpeople buried there. Eighteen years and younger.

McCall - Devil's Pond
Spirits and apparitions have been reported at thissite.

Meridian - Kit Kat Klub
Workers report seeing apparitions, hearing strangepounding sounds around the moments of the sightings.

Mullan - Pavilon
If you are down stars swimming you will hear peopleplaying basketball or running when no one is there. Sometimes you canhear people from the locker rooms. some say there was a funeral heldthere for a kid that died from drinking and driving. some say a kiddied in the pool down stars.

Murtaugh - Sidewinders Bar & Grill
Sidewinders was built in 1908.?Murtaugh, its townspeople, nearby Milner damn and irrigation workers,as well as Union Pacific workers suffered losses and unimaginablehardships back then.? For most of its existence this historic buildingserved as the towns main gathering spot, message center, watering hole,gamblin' joint, not to mention, place of ill repute.? Through theyears, many have witnessed a passing shadow, heard laughter, or tunedin to the saloon's piano playing at a distance.? These experiences mostgenerally happen at different times, when patrons clear, leaving onesometimes two people to witness.?? Most notably and occurringfrequently, the volume of the stereo or jukebox will peak to the maxwithout warning or help from anyone close by. Rich in history andrevered as a place to unwind, visit, and relax, no haunting experienceat Sidewinders has ever been deemed threatening, violent, orharmful.???

Nampa - Gots Point Lake Lowell
It is legend that a girl was killedwhile skiing here in the late 1970's. Many people have said to see herghost sitting on the rocks of the shore, watching the water. Uponapproaching her she disappears.

Nampa - NNU
A building now owned by the school used to be ahospital. There are some strange goings on that happen thereoccasionally.

Pierce - Bars and Cafes
In this old mining town there seems to be a lot ofspirits still stopping by for a visit, almost every one of the old barsand cafe have there own tales. some are at the Timber Inn, Cedar Innhas spirits and sounds of footsteps, Cedar used to be the Key Bar. TheFlame bar has a couple ghosts also.? One of the most haunted seemed tobe the Clearwater Hotel and bar, many customers have mentioned strangenoises and seeing things.? The Clearwater is?now gone, but the ghostsstill seem to hang around.

Pocatello - Ammon Park
The Idaho Ghost Hunters say that Ammon Park is hauntedby a young girl in a blue dress that swings on the swings late atnight.

Pocatello - Idaho State University - Frazier Hall
This building, which houses the speech and theatre departments, issupposedly haunted by a ghost the locals call Alex. Stories includephantom piano players, spectral audience members, and footsteps up anddown the hall on the 4th floor.

Pocatello - Kraft Building
It is believed that a woman was tied up thereand tortured and raped, and now in present day it is said that anoccult forms there and sacrifices animals. So the city of Pocatello hasclosed it off to all visitors and public. - November 2003 Update: they have torn down most of it, and what was leftof it has been renovated into offices.

Pocatello - Pocatello High School
While working late at night teachershave heard an alarm go of at the stroke of midnight, lasting for about30 seconds in the vicinity of the old gymnasium. Janitors andadministration have no explanation as the alarm sounds different fromthe modern motion detector alarms installed in the buildings.Apparitions have also been seen.

Pocatello - Stanfard Mansion
Is haunted by a girl who was locked inthe tower of the mansion when she fell ill. My friends and have seenapparition of a man on the side of the front porch and a young boy inold century clothing sitting at the dining room table eating.

Potlatch
Old woman (ghost) seen walking around town lost in the middle of the night.Story- an old woman was declared missing about six or seven years agoand her body was recently discovered outside of town. They had to use aphysic to find the body. She also wanders around the town park tryingto find her home.

Preston - Bear River Massacre
There was a huge Indian massacre atbear river in the winter. The US Calvary killed men, women, andchildren as they starved to death. Now in the winter you can seefootprints and hear babies crying.

Rexburg - Ricks College
Near the hart building, there was a little girlmurdered. She still walks from the east door of the hart building tothe Romney building, and then back to the hart again. She gets mad ifyou get in her path.
Roberts - B.J.'S BayouRestaurant - Numerous spirits evidently inhabitthis old building that once was a hotel. The building was flooded andabandoned after the Teton Flood of 1976. It was purchased and renovatedin the 1980's and now houses a Cajun restaurant, bar, and residence ofthe owners. The owners report seeing and hearing evidence of hauntingall of the time. They report the appearance of the spirit of a younggirl, and the spirit of an old gentleman, possibly in a uniform.

Rupert - Kelly Bean Inc
Witnesses report while they were working theysaw and felt a strange presents and saw a black figure out of thecorner of their eyes every night. They would see this between 7:00 and9:30. This happened in the bean sorting room across the street from themain warehouseman other times they could smell food cooking when therewas no way to cook in this room, There was nothing cooking out side ourbuilding or any other building close by.

Soda Springs - Enders Hotel
The hotel is very old but has had atleast 4 million dollars put in for remodeling and such. Many go to thehotel not knowing of it's haunting history, but some people experienceand others don't! The thing about the place is that there was aprostitute murdered in room 207... (women don't leave your husbandsalone!), they say she wanders the halls at night looking for singlemen. And there is also a MEAN!!! ghost in the basement... NO BODY GOESIN THE BASEMENT!!! They say he was also murdered.

Soda Springs - Hooper Springs
There is a park with a pavilion, teeter totters, and some swings. The parkuse to have a set of swings on the north side of the pavilion and aswing with a big clown on. If you were to go out on certain nights theswings would be swinging so hard they would rap themselves around thetop pole also if you were to drive around the pavilion three times,shut your vehicle off and flash the lights a few times and weight youwould see a ghostly figure walk back and forth across a bridge

Shoshoni - Ice Caves
Employees and tourists have heardstrange voices and footsteps inside the caves.

Twin Falls - River Canyon Near Singing Bridge
Multiplehand carved stairs down to a platform where there is a hand carvedstatue 0f the "devils Henchman" and carvings of 8 abducted children?sfaces in the cave behind the Henchman.

Twin Falls - Twin Falls Brewing Company
An old building,listed on the national historical register, now a brewery, pub andrestaurant, used to be an old flour mill. Employees mentioned hearingfootsteps and other strange noises. Reports of presences felt andunexplainable apparitions and disturbances also took place here. thisactivity has been given a the name of Flour Fred. There is a mythsuggested about an occupational accident responsible for the lingeringpresence.

Wallace - Ghost Town
In the old mine there was a bigrock fall in 1890. 78 miners died in the incident. Miners often say therock fall was caused by a man with a load of dynamite seeking revengewith a person in the mine. After the event was over the mine was shutdown for about a year. After that they figured it wouldn't happenagain. Miners claim to have seen figures in windows looking out atthem. They describe the figure as a middle-aged man with a trucker hat.His skin is a dark gray. In some cases miners have heard a screechingsound and then seeing flashes of gray and black and a high-pitchedscream. Also, miners claim to have been hit hard across the head with a hard rock.

Courtesy of Shadowlands