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Colorado Ghost Tours, Cemetery Tours, Murder Mysteries, & Misc. Macabre Events!

Ghost Tours (U.S. States A-M)

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International Ghost Tours & Links

Ghost Links - (U.S.)

Colorado Paranormal Investigators

Colorado Ghost Books!

Haunted Colorado Inns For Sale

Haunted Denver ~ click here!........(but; if you are looking for Denver ghostly events - then click here)

Ghosts of Steamboat Springs

Murder Mystery Trains

Ghost Stories of The Hotel Colorado

Ghost stories of the haunted Miramont Castle

Does a ghostly sentinel guard Fort Garland?

Click here to see my ghost pictures of the Stanley Hotel (Estes Park)

More about The Shining and the Stanley Hotel

Boulder's Jane Doe (aired on America's Most Wanted on July 8, 2006)

Denver's haunted Peabody-Whitehead Mansion

The haunted Black American West Museum ~  (the historic Dr. Justina L. Ford House)

                      The infamous JonBenet Ramsey house is for sale .....yet again!

                                            ......Listed again in  March of  2014!!

                                                                                Click here for the details!
                                 Ghostly & Macabre Events!

                                       ........And even a few ghost stories sprinkled in......!

                        ******  Please check dates -  EVENTS, TIMES AND DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE  ******

Alphabetized by City

Click on each city name where you'd like to see events for:

Allenspark-  (Boulder County)

Arvada-(Jefferson County)

Aspen- (Pitkin County)

Aurora- (Arapahoe, Adams & Douglas Counties)- 3rd largest city in Colorado

Berthoud- (Larimer County)-North Central Colorado

Black Forest- (El Paso County)

Black Hawk- (Gilpin County)- "The City of Mills"

Boulder- (Boulder County)

Breckenridge - (Summit County) - Cemetery walks!

Broomfield - (Broomfield County)

Buena Vista - (Chaffee County) - The Upper Arkansas RiverValley/Whitewater Capital of Colorado

Canon City - (Fremont County) - "The Correctional Capitol of Colorado!"

Cascade- (El Paso County)

Castle Rock- (Douglas County)

Central City- (Gilpin County) - "The Richest Square Mile on Earth"-  Ghost Tours!

Colorado Springs- (El Paso County) - "Little London"

Craig- (Moffat County)

Creede - (Mineral County)- Southwestern Colorado- along the Continental Divide

Crested Butte- (Gunnison County) - "The Wildflower Capital of Colorado!"

Cripple Creek- (Teller County) - "The World's Greatest Gold Camp!"

Delta- (Delta County) - 'The City of Murals'

Denver- (Denver County)- "Queen City of the Plains"  & the "Mile-High City"- TONS of exciting ghostly events!

Dillon- (Summit County)

Dolores- Montezuma County- On the San Juan Skyway- In the heart of Mesa Verde Country in Southwest Colorado

Durango- (La Plata County)-In the Four Corners area!

Elizabeth- (Elbert County)

Empire- (Clear Creek County)- 35 miles West of Denver on I-70

Erie- (Boulder County) - Annual Ghost tours!

Estes Park- (Larimer County)- The famously haunted Stanley Hotel!  REDRUM!

Evergreen-(Jefferson County)

Fairplay- (Park County)

Florence - (Fremont County) - "The Antique Capital of Colorado!" .......Ghost Tours held in July!!

Florissant - (Teller County)

Fort Collins- (Larimer County)-North Central Colorado- Annual Terror Tours!

Fort Garland- (Costilla County) -In the San Luis Valley

Fort Lupton - (Weld County)

Fort Morgan- (Morgan County) NE Colorado

Franktown- (Douglas County)

Frisco- (Summit County)- Summer Cemetery Tours

Fruita-(Mesa County)-Western Colorado

Georgetown- (Clear Creek County)- 35 miles West of Denver on I-70- "The Silver Queen of the Rockies"

Glenwood Springs- (Garfield County)

Golden- (Jefferson County)- Where the West lives!

Grand Junction- (Mesa County) In the Grand Valley- Tour of the Tombstones

Grand Lake- (Grand County)- Annual Tombstone Tours!

Greeley - (Weld County)- History Alive!  “Spirits of Greeley’s Past"

Gypsum - (Eagle County)

Highlands Ranch- (Douglas County)

Holyoke - (Phillips County) - On the beautiful high plains of Northeastern Colorado

Idaho Springs- (Clear Creek County)

La Junta- (Otero County)- On the High Plains of scenic Southeast Colorado

La Veta- (Huerfano County)- Stay at the historic and haunted La Veta Inn!!

Lake City- (Hinsdale County)- Ghost & Cemetery tours!

Lakewood- (Jefferson County)

Larkspur- (Douglas County)

Leadville- (Lake County)- 103 miles west of Denver- Ghost events!

Littleton- {Jefferson County}- Ghost tours of historic downtown Littleton- Held annually in October!

Longmont- (Boulder County)- Ghost tours- Held annually in October by Dori Spence!

Louisville- (Boulder County)

Loveland- "The Sweetheart City"- (Larimer County)-North Central Colorado - Annual Ghost tours every October by Dori Spence!

Lyons- (Boulder County)

Mancos-(Montezuma County)-Southwestern Colorado- Near the Four Corners

Manitou Springs- (El Paso County)- Emma Crawford'sVictorian Wake- Held annually in October!

Meeker- (Rio Blanco County)- Northwestern Colorado- In the White River Valley

Monte Vista - (Rio Grande County)- The largest city in Rio Grande County in beautiful Southern Colorado!

Montrose - (Montrose County)

Morrison- (Jefferson County)- Ghost tours!

Nederland- (Boulder County)-Frozen Dead Guy Days- Held annually in March!

Northglenn- (Adams County)

Old Colorado City- Annual Cemetery Crawls

Ouray- (Ouray County)- "The Switzerland of America!" SW Colorado - 80 miles North of Durango

Pagosa Springs- (Archuleta County)- Chimney Rock Archaeological Area- Full Moon Tours!

Paonia- (Delta County) - Western Colorado

Parker- (Douglas County) - Annual cemetery tour held every September

Penrose - (Fremont County)

Platteville- (Weld County)- 15 miles Southwest of Greeley

Pueblo- (Pueblo County) - "Steel City!"

Red Cliff - (Eagle County)

Red Feather Lakes- (Larimer County)

Redstone- {Pitkin County}-"The Ruby of the Rockies!" In the gorgeous Crystal River Valley! (186 miles SW of Denver)

Rico- (Dolores County)-Along the beautiful San Juan Scenic Byway-in the heart of the breathtaking San Juan Mountains!.

Salida- (Chaffee County) - On eastern slope of Rocky Mountains in Central Colorado

Sedalia- (Douglas County)

Silver Cliff- (Custer County)

Silver Plume- (Clear Creek County) - 35 miles West of Denver on I-70

Silverthorne - (Summit County)- Annual Coroner's Ball held every October!

Silverton~  (San Juan County)- Cemetery tours, murder mystery trains,and more!

South Fork- (Rio Grande County) -Southwestern end of the San Luis Valley

St. Elmo- (Chaffee County)- South central Colorado along the Arkansas River Valley

Steamboat Springs- {Routt County)- In the mountains of Northwest Colorado

Sterling- (Logan County) - Northeastern Colorado

Stratton- (Kit Carson County)- East Central Colorado- 150 miles east of Denver along I-70

Telluride- (San Miguel County)-Southwest Colorado ~ “To-hell-you-ride!"

Trinidad- (Las Animas County)- In the Purgatoire River Valley

Victor- (Teller County) - "The City of Mines"

Walsenburg- (Huerfano County)

Wheat Ridge- (Jefferson County)- The haunted Richards-Hart Estate!

Winter Park- (Grand County)- Fraser Valley- 67 miles NW of Denver
            *** The gorgeous and very haunted  Redstone Castle in Redstone is open for tours! ***

                                                    Tours began on June 1st, 2007   ~ ~ ~   Call:  (970) 963-9656 -or-  (970) 704-1842

                                                                        www.redstonecastle.us  ~ ~ ~  info@redstonecastle.us

                                                           The above gorgeous photos are from:  www.redstonecastle.us

                                                                                                  AWESOME NEWS!

The Redstone Castle is currently undergoing renovations in preparation for the highly anticipated opening of
..... Redstone Castle Resort & Spa....!!!   

Planning is still in the beginning phases.  

However, our plan, subject to appropriate approval, is to operate a luxury resort including a full-service spa, pool, conservatory, fine dining
restaurant and upscale bar.  Unfortunately, we do not yet have a set opening date.  We encourage you to continue checking our website for
updates on the progress of renovations.


                                          HAUNTED REDSTONE CASTLE

The historic manor is haunted.

"I can attest to that," said Sue McEvoy.

For the past nine years, McEvoy has been curator for the castle in the mountains above Carbondale.
She says guests have reported strange incidents. There's also a legend that spirits hover in a secret passageway that connects the nursery to the
servant's quarters. But what spooks McEvoy, who has lived on the property for six years, is the ghostly cigar smoke.

A turn-of-the-century robber baron, John Cleveland Osgood, completed the 42-room English Tudor manor in 1902 for the then-outlandish sum of
more than $2.5 million. He reportedly wanted to impress fellow industrialists such as J.P. Morgan, Jay Gould, John D. Rockefeller and President
Teddy Roosevelt. Osgood, who made his fortune in coal and steel, died in 1927. But McEvoy thinks he's still floating around. She believes she has
smelled his cigar smoke. "The door to his bedroom was closed, the windows were open, I could smell cigar smoke, but no one else was on the
property," she said.
Redstone Mansion Opens After 3 Years Of Litigation

(AP) REDSTONE, Colo. The century-old mansion of steel magnate John Cleveland will reopen to tourists on June 1 after being closed for three
years after the Internal Revenue Service took it over during an investigation of an alleged multimillion-dollar fraud scheme.

"We think having the castle open for tours will bring a lot of people to Redstone," said Sue McEvoy, the castle's caretaker for eight years and an
employee there for 11. It will be open Monday through Friday.

It can't come soon enough for nearby businesses -- the ones that weren't forced to close.
"We need tours for business," said Bob Stifter, owner of the antique shop Tiffany's of Redstone, one of several businesses that will sell tour
tickets.  "It's almost a bust in town. We need them bad. You can see all the shops closed up. We need the tours. Everyone that comes in asks
about the tours. Everyone wants to know how they can see the castle," he told the Aspen Daily News.

California businessman Ralli Dimitrius bought the Tudor castle, also known as Cleveholm Manor, at an auction in March 2004 for $4 million.
Although he said he was anxious to get it open, extensive upgrades to the aging building have delayed its opening.

Stifter said every time he saw Dimitrius he would beg him to get the building open. "Maybe he listened to me," Stifter said. "I don't know. Maybe
other people asked him, too. Maybe I did some good."

The repairs have been extensive, including fixing the boiler for the 20,000-square-foot mansion. Some issues remain unresolved, such as whether
to connect to the town's sewer system.

Five rooms inside the building and its exterior cannot be changed because they are covered by a state historic foundation easement.
Click here to view past Halloween events from  2008
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**** Click here for more info and the history behind the haunted old Redstone Castle!   ....("Cleveholm Manor.") ****
.......VERY eerie photo taken by Jamie Calhoun of the Stanley Hotel in May 2009! Jamie took this picture from outside looking up at the room in
which she and her husband stayed: room # 408. Although they didn't experience anything paranormal while they were staying in room #408; this
haunting photo shows that they may not have been alone in that room after all......!

*** Thank you, Jamie, for this FANTASTIC photo!! ***
Click HERE to view past Halloween events from  2009
Click HERE to view past Halloween events from 2010
                                                      .....More Haunted Real Estate!

......Are you looking for a haunted house to live in....?   .......A REAL haunted house....?   Look no further!

Contact Real Estate Agent & Paranormal Investigator Paul Hill at: paulh@ourcoloradohomes.net  - or call him at: (303) 927-9134!

            Paul's websites:
www.ourcoloradohomes.net   ~    www.lightinthedarkparanormal.wordpress.com

     .....Do you have a haunted house for sale?     Realtor Paul Hill has a client who is looking to buy one!
                      .....{Actually.....probably MANY clients who are looking for haunted homes to live in!!}

 Paul says:  ".......hauntings are my first priority, and will drop everything if I can to check them out."

                              Paul is also currently working on a prospective cable show re: haunted real estate!

                                               Paul also sells regular, non-haunted real estate as well.  
Although haunted homes *are* Paul's top priority ~ he says that he doesn't sell haunted real estate exclusively....as there aren't enough such
properties for sale.....

* Personal Note from Haunted Colorado.net:  I think that there are a lot more haunted homes out there on the market than most people realize.  
..Especially the old, historic homes that have had a century or more of: memories, of history, and of people living there confined within those walls.. I
think that most sellers are probably very hesitant to disclose that their home is indeed haunted ~ for fear that if they do so, then that would scare
potential buyers away, or they could lose a potential promising sale. But if sellers only realized that there IS a huge market out there for people
specifically seeking out - and wanting to buy - haunted homes - then I feel that sellers should market their house as such.

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.....So, whether you are looking for a home.....either haunted - or - non-haunted....Paul's the guy to call!  (303) 927-9134

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The Property Owner's Network ~ Our Colorado Homes
P.O. Box 295
Windsor, CO  80550
Paul Hill  
Inspections of Paranormally Affected Buildings, Listings, & Sales of Haunted Properties  
    The haunted and historic Forest Queen Hotel in Crested Butte is now open for business!

                                                          129 Elk Avenue

                                                                           Above photo from:  www.forestqueenhotel.com

                          The FOREST QUEEN HOTEL.......RE-OPENED & NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!

                                 (Reopened since 2007    ...although the ghosts have always been there...)

Located in Crested Butte......in the heart of the Elk Mountains......in the heart of The Rockies!

Settle in with us - Crested Butte's oldest and only hotel on Elk Avenue - the "Main Street" of Crested Butte.

Since 1882 the Forest Queen has hosted guests and locals alike. With the hotel upstairs and restaurant on the main floor, guests feel right
at home.

                                                    ...........Come be a part of the Forest Queen’s history!

Forest Queen Hotel

(970) 401-5116

                                                              Marcie Telander’s Forest Queen Poltergeist

                                                           The haunted Forest Queen Hotel

Marcie Telander, local psycho-therapist is a collector of stories and legends. Preferably those that are spun by the elders about the early
settlers here in our valley. One story of particular interest to me was about a lady of the night named Elizabeth or more commonly known as
Liz. Liz had purportedly fallen in love with a transient gambler, and gave him her life’s savings for an all-night gambling event. The story
goes that he won big, and left town with his ill-gotten booty and all of Liz’s savings. Soon afterwards, she threw herself from a hotel window
into the icy waters of Coal Creek. Marcie told me about reports of Liz banging around and slamming doors in the Forest Queen Hotel, and
even keeping hotel residents company late at night. But Marcie’s own experience is perhaps, the most entertaining-and she didn’t even see

One morning while indulging in the Forest Queen’s former and famous breakfast plate, The Baggins, a man came running down the stairs
screaming “I’m gettin’ outta here!” Later, Marcie found out that he was a Poltergeist hunter. “He must have gotten up Liz’s nose,” she said.
Nevertheless, he was scared away by something. I don’t know if the girl’s spirit had been hushed by time or some other force, but keep your
eyes and ears open in the Forest Queen. A lovelorn lady could be roaming the halls.

Source: Crested Butte Weekly
Ghosts: By Chris Kelly
                                                                            You can E-mail me at:   Lindy1104@aol.com

.......Also, please knock on the door below ~ which just so happens is the door to Room #217 of the Stanley Hotel.....
......& by doing so, you can also sign the HAUNTED COLORADO guestbook ~ as well as share your own personal ghost stories!

...Incidentally, Rm. 217 is the exact room where Stephen King stayed when he got oh so inspired and wrote The Shining...!!
...& now you
can also
                                  .....Solving the American West's Greatest Mystery:

                                     Was Alferd Packer Innocent of Murder?

                                                                     ...Colorado's Cannibalistic Murder Mystery!

From the words of David Bailey, 2002

Curator of History at the Museum of Western Colorado in Grand Junction

"In 1994, one of my main objectives as Curator of History was to photograph, document, and obtain the provenance or associated history of the
firearms in the Thrailkill collection. The Thrailkill collection has an amazing assortment of pistols, rifles, carbines, and swords owned by the famous
and infamous figures of the Wild West, such as Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill, and outlaw members of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.

Many of the firearms had fascinating histories that were well documented and verified by firearms experts. Several had little or no historic
information, but a few had tantalizing bits of information that connected them to important events in Colorado history. One of the most intriguing of
these was an 1862 Colt Police Model pistol. The pistol was in poor condition, the grips were rotted off, the main spring broken, and the rusted
cylinder of the gun still had .38 caliber bullets in three of its five chambers. The yellowed accession card with the gun cryptically stated, " This gun
was found at the site where Packer killed and ate five of his traveling companions."

The card referred to one of the most infamous incidents in the American West. In the winter of 1874, Packer and five prospecting companions tried
to cross the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado in order to reach the Los Pinos Indian Agency, 75 miles from present day Lake City.
The famous Ute leader, Chief Ouray, advised them not to attempt this dangerous passage in winter, but the prospectors, anxious to get to a gold
strike in Breckenridge, ignored his warning. In April of that year, only one man ventured out of the mountains, Packer. Suspicions were aroused
and Packer was arrested after his companions were found murdered and partially eaten. Fearing that he would be lynched and hanged, Packer
escaped from jail and stayed on the run for eight years. He was eventually arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming, tried, and after several changes of
venue, was sentenced to forty years in prison. During the trial, he told the jury that his prospecting companion, Shannon Bell, attacked him with a
hatchet after killing the other members in the party. Packer then fired his gun at Bell and killed him. After much hesitation, Packer admitted to
"eating the flesh of his fellow man" knowing that he was on the brink of death from starvation. Packer later claimed that it was cannibalism that sent
him to jail not murder charges. However, in 1901, Packer was paroled after sixteen years in prison due to the public outcry that he was convicted on
flimsy circumstantial evidence. He eventually died in 1907, claiming to his last breath that he was innocent of murdering his traveling companions.

To think that this rusted relic could actually be the pistol that Packer used to shoot Bell intrigued me and I decided to find out whether or not this
gun had actually been at the murder site. While researching the pistol's origin, I found out it had been issued by the Colt Firearms Company as a
cap and ball revolver in 1862. The gun was later re-released in 1873 and converted to fire .38 caliber rimfire bullets. This conversion pistol was
popular with prospectors because it was inexpensive and this is why it accompanied the ill-fated Packer expedition. Even more astoundingly, while
working with archaeologist Phil Born in the Museum collections, he noticed the pistol and recalled seeing a photograph of it taken by his cousin, Jim
Harris, many years ago.

On April 14, 1994, I contacted his cousin in Texas and found out how the pistol came into the Museum's possession. A young Western State
College historian, Ernest Ronzio, had unearthed the pistol in 1950. Mr. Ronzio was a student of C.T. Hurst, the father of Colorado Archeology. After
the pistol was found at the Packer massacre on Cannibal Mesa, near Lake City, Colorado, it was brought to Jim Harris, then a member of the
Uncompahgre Archaeology Society, to be photographed and studied. The pistol later went on display at the Western State College (WSC)
Museum. I verified that the pistol had been in the Museum's collection when I noticed an old accession number on the backstrap of the gun. I called
the librarian at WSC and she found the old museum record book indicated that the accession number on the gun matched an entry in the book.
This entry described the rusted condition of the pistol and that it came from the Packer site on loan by Ronzio. Eventually the pistol was purchased
by Audrey Thrailkill and given to the Museum of Western Colorado.

Having established the proper time frame and location in conjunction with the Packer massacre, I began a search for every document related to the
Packer case in hopes of connecting the pistol to the crime. From 1994 to 1999, I combed through archives, research libraries, old diaries,
depositions, and hundreds of pages of the Packer trial documents. The evidence that emerged was astounding because many of the documents
were proof that Packer was innocent. I found much of the testimony given by the witnesses against Packer directly contradicted later interviews they
gave to the press and other private sources. Other 1873 documents indicated that, although the bodies had been exposed to the elements, each
of the dead men was identifiable by their clothes and physical features. A Civil War veteran that visited the crime scene stated that Shannon Bell
had been shot twice and the other victims were killed with a hatchet. Upon careful study of Bell, he noticed a severe bullet wound to the pelvic area
and that Bell's wallet had a bullet hole through it. He also stated that only two shots were fired at the murder scene, both at Bell. This passage
caught my attention because the rusted 1862 Colt pistol found many years later at the scene had two chambers empty and three loaded.

The facts from the 1873 investigation of the murder scene seemed to mesh with the physical evidence, the 1862 Colt pistol. Packer stated
numerous times during his trial that he shot the real killer Shannon Bell, but his testimony failed to convince the jury. What is even stranger is that
visitors to the crime scene failed to report their findings on the witness stand, and in some cases lied about what they discovered.
My case to prove Packer was innocent came to a stand still in the spring of 1999. Even though I had physical evidence that matched Packer's
story, there was still no way to scientifically tie the gun to the murder scene. The pistol never was introduced as evidence because it was lost after
Packer's desperate fight with Bell in a snowstorm in 1873 and not recovered until 1950 by Mr. Ronzio.

As with many historical investigations, my chance to prove my case came unexpectedly during a visit to the Lake City Museum in October of 2000.
The Museum of Western Colorado and the Hinsdale County Historical Society had just finished a joint exhibit on Packer. I asked Grant Houston, the
Hinsdale County Historian, about the exhumation of the Packer party victims by Dr. Starrs and a forensic team in 1989. He explained the team
proved the bodies had been cannibalized and had met violent deaths. Each of the skeletons had been marked A through E for scientific
identification and then photographed. Skeleton A had a hole in the pelvic region and therefore must be Shannon Bell. Mr. Houston shocked me by
mentioning that forensic samples had been taken from under the skeletons and were now in possession of the Historical Society. I then asked if the
Museum could borrow the samples from Skeleton A (Shannon Bell) for testing. Hopefully, there would still be gunshot residue in the samples to help
prove Packer's story that Shannon Bell had been shot at close range.

After receiving permission from the Historical Society, I took the samples to Mesa State's Electron Microscopy facility in Grand Junction. A team of
scientists led by Dr. Richard Dujay, the facility manager, began to examine the bits of wool fabric, old buttons, and soil for the traces of residue with
the electron microscope. Dr. Dujay knew the task of finding gunshot residue would be difficult and stated, "It's as if 127 years ago someone hit a
baseball in the U.S. and now you're asking to find it."

However, on February 10, 2001, we found the baseball, a 50-micron piece of lead. Dujay and other scientists discovered that the fragment was
man-made, because of its structure, size, and composition. He next used an X-Ray spectrograph to analyze the elemental makeup of the object.
Dujay found that the object was consistent with lead used for bullets during the post-Civil War era. The scientists next took a small sample from a
bullet still in the gun and compared it with the lead fragment underneath Skeleton A. The X-Ray spectrograph showed an exact match!
Finally I had proof that linked the gun to the murder scene.

Although this new information was over a century too late to help vindicate Packer, it is never to late for the truth.

As the fall 2001 semester begins the "Alferd Packer Project" is still going strong at Mesa State College. Two students (Chad Williams and Matt
Marvin) will be working their way through 80 plus specimen stubs using the Scanning Electron Microscope, located in the Science Lab Building, and
supervised by Rick Dujay Ph.D. Chad has already found an additional lead fragment, slightly smaller than the first, using Energy Dispersive
Spectrography (EDS). The particle's composition has yet to be compared to the bullet lead sampled from Alferd Packer's gun, but the theory is that
a consistency will exist between the two. Matt will begin his search beginning the third week of the fall semester.

The Packer research team will take a trip to Lake City soon to gather more soil samples and survey the murder site. Publications on the project will
be forth coming with the completion and release of David Bailey's book on Packer, followed by scientific and possibly forensic publications
concerning the work performed at Mesa State College.

Alferd Packer T-shirts are available at the Museum of Western Colorado and may be available soon at Mesa State's campus book store.
The T-shirts boast the cooperation between the Museum of Western Colorado and Mesa State College with the names of the research team
members, including MSC students, listed on the back of the shirts.

                 Haunted Real Estate in Colorado......and Disclosure Laws



                                                                                 Above photo from www.zillow.com


What if a broker thinks that a home for sale is haunted?   Does she have a duty to tell the buyer?

Colorado real estate law does speak to this issue:   Under Section 38-35.5-101 of the CRS statutes:

Nondisclosure of Information Psychologically Impacting Real Property

we note in Paragraph 2...

No cause of action shall arise  against a real estate broker ... for failing to disclose such circumstance occurring on the property which might
psychologically impact or stigmatize such property.

In other words, Colorado law makers didn't want brokers to be able to inadvertently stigmatize a property by saying it was the scene of emotionally
violent acts like murder or suicide, let alone haunted (see
Related Story for a different state's interpretation).

On the other hand, you as a buyer would certainly want to know this before you inherit some things in the house you may not want.  What if a
property is known to be haunted, like
Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs?  Since its known to be haunted, I as a broker would disclose that fact
to an uninformed buyer (
Better to Disclose), should it be for sale.  It would be hard to stigmatize a property that has already been stigmatized.

But what if that property in Colorado* did not have such a reputation, and you were shown it as a buyer?  What if you sensed something wrong?  
Even if you were convinced it was haunted, and the broker showing it agreed, the next time he showed it to a different buyer he would not be
required to disclose his opinion.

Haunted Houses are part of the real estate market and part of our modern culture, regardless of what you may or may not believe.  Whether
you're buying or selling, it doesn't have to be Halloween to sleep well in a haunted house!

Paul Hill
All Rights Reserved

*Each state has its own law regarding disclosure of paranormal properties.  Consult your local broker or department of real estate for details.

CONTACT Paul Hill for:
Inspections of Paranormally Affected Buildings-
Listing & Sale of Haunted Properties

Paul Hill & the Property Owner's Network - Our Colorado Homes

                                                               The Changeling House

                                                                                     The Henry Treat Rogers Mansion

                                                                         1739 East 13th Avenue  ~
 (No longer standing)

                                                     {Above Photo from the Denver Public Library Western History Photo Collection}


Moviemaker's tale is stuff from which horror flicks sprout

By Frances Melrose, Rocky Mountain News

Published: October 26, 1986

Now comes the time for ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night.

Colorado has had its share of weird tales, from the ghostly glimmers in the old cemetery at Silver Cliff to any number of "haunted" houses.
We told the story of the Hindry House, one of Denver's most celebrated haunted houses, on Sept. 21. But there are many more.

Moviemaker Russell Hunter, who filmed the Changeling, an edge-of-the-seat horror picture, a few years ago, said in an interview in 1980
that the strange events depicted in the movie happened to him while he lived in a mansion that stood on the edge of Cheesman Park. The
house since has been torn down.

Hunter, then a musical arranger for television, moved from New York to Denver in 1968. He said later that he had rented the house for the
"unbelievable price of $200 per month, because no one else wanted to live there."

Slightly more than a week after he moved in, strange things began to happen, he said: Banging and crashing were heard regularly,
apparently coming from a bedroom fireplace. One morning, Hunter yelled "Stop it!" and never heard the noise again, he said later.

Next, doors began to open and close mysteriously by themselves, he said, while walls vibrated and threw paintings to the floor. A woman
he met at a bridge game told Hunter he undoubtedly had a poltergeist in the house.

At another social gathering, he said, Hunter met a man whom no one later could identify. The man told Hunter the house had a third floor
which could be reached through a secret stair concealed in back of a second-floor closet.

With help, Hunter broke open the back closet wall and discovered a narrow stairway, covered with the dust of years.

In the attic, Hunter discovered a child's trunk that obtained the diary of a 9-year-old boy whose family had hidden him in the attic because
they were ashamed that he had been born a cripple. The journal mentioned that the boy's favorite toy was a red rubber ball.

Not long afterward, according to Hunter, the red ball began to appear in the house and was seen by more than 30 people.

Following the suggestion of friends, the moviemaker called in a widely known medium who conducted a seance in the house.

A strange story unfolded as the medium spoke in a trance. The crippled child would have inherited a great fortune from his grandfather,
but the child died before he could inherit. He was buried secretly, and the family acquired a similar-looking boy from an orphanage and
palmed him off as their own in order to collect the inheritance.

The second boy graduated from a leading university and became a successful industrialist, said the medium.

The spirit of the crippled boy would not rest, according to Hunter. The medium, speaking as the child, said his body had been buried
seven feet under the closet sill of a bedroom in a designated house in South Denver.

They would know it was he, the medium said, because they would find a gold medal with his name and birthdate on it. What's more, the
medium said the spirit threatened harm to the children of the house where he was buried if the owners of the house would not give
permission for the search.

After a couple of warning incidents affecting their children, the owners of the house gave permission for the excavation under the
bedroom. The gold medal was found.

But Hunter still had no peace. Back in his own house, some glass doors blew up as he approached them and shards of glass cut an
artery, he said. Bedroom wall shook.

Not long afterward, the house was demolished on order and, during the work, walls of a bedroom exploded and crushed a man operating
the bulldozer, said Hunter.

Hunter moved to a house on Kearney Street, but the poltergeist moved with him, he said, continuing its mischievous pranks.

Again, urged by friends, the moviemaker called in a priest from Denver's Epiphany Episcopal Church to perform the rites of exorcism.

The priest, who asked that his named not be used, said of Hunter:

"He did seem to have a problem. We performed the rites of exorcism in his second house, on Kearney Street."

The rites apparently worked, the priest said. At least, the priest heard no more from Hunter.

                                                River's Inn Bed & Breakfast

                                                                    Antonito, CO



Henry Jordan is the primary ghost who haunts the inn. Henry is an older gentleman who frequently smokes cigars. You can periodically walk
through the halls and rooms and smell the smoke.  There are also two more spirits present. The innkeepers believe that one of the ghosts is
Henry's wife; and the other ghost is possibly a small girl relative, like a daughter or granddaughter.

River's Inn Bed & Breakfast
317 River St.
Antonito, CO, 81120, US
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              The famously haunted & historic Stanley Hotel    ..........    in beautiful Estes Park     

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   The haunted & historic....
                                                    Hotel St. Cloud in Canon City....                       

 Photo from the Canon City Daily Record

                               .... is currently being renovated; and will reopen at some point in the future!


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One of the oldest hotels in the state, the 1890s St. Cloud Hotel in Cañon City was recently threatened with demolition before The Future of
Yesterday Foundation formed after public outcry halted the razing.  As part of the Cañon City Downtown Historic District, the gorgeous Second
Empire building is characterized by its mansard roof with dormer windows, segmental arched windows, and rough cut stones that mark the
building’s edges.  With a grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund, The Future of Yesterday Foundation will rehabilitate the roof
of the deteriorated but revered building that was once a home-away-from-home for the rich movie-making industry of Cañon City’s history.

From: www.historycolorado.org/content/grants-2014-round-2#fn

Hotel St. Cloud located at 627-631 Main Street, Canon City, Colorado. Originally built in Silver Cliff in 1879, the structure was later moved
brick-by-brick and reassembled in Canon City in 1886. The three-story red brick structure is distinguished by its fourth floor mansard roof,
elegant interiors, and also contained the city's first elevator.

From: Denver Library Western History/ Digital Photos Collection
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                            Ghostly Tales: Haunted History Tours of Breckenridge!

                                                                                     Presented by Breckenridge Tours

Presented by Gail Westwood; Breckenridge's leading ghost expert!

Formerly with Breckenridge Heritage; Gail devised and implemented the ghost tours for the historical society.Gail's Ghostly Tales Tours start at
7.30 pm, every night except Sunday, year round!

Price is $15, children $10.Here's how to contact Gail to take one of her Ghostly Tales tours:Phone: (970) 343-9169 or (970) 485-2894



Breckenridge Tours is located at: 411b South Main Street in Breckenridge.  (It is a kiosk in front of The Hat Company.)

Gail Westwood c/o Breckenridge Tours
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