Denver ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Queen City of the Plains!

                                                        Early Denver- 1898 ~  (Photo by

Denver, the capital of Colorado, was established by a party of prospectors on November 22, 1858, after a gold discovery at the confluence
of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River. Town founders named the dusty crossroads for James W. Denver, Governor of Kansas
Territory, of which eastern Colorado was then a part. Other gold discoveries sparked a mass migration of some 100,000 in 1859-60,
leading the federal government to establish Colorado Territory in 1861.

Denver is exactly 5,280 feet in elevation- hence its most popular nickname, "The Mile High City."

Author event/ lecture:

       Castles of Colorado: Scandals, Hauntings, and Tales of the Past!

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

2 p.m.

Author event/ lecture: By author Ann Westerberg of book: Castles of Colorado: Scandals, Hauntings, and Tales of the Past

You probably know about Cherokee Castle and Richthofen Castle, but have you visited Bishop Castle in Beulah or Cano’s Castle in

Author Ann Westerberg spins stories about scandals and hauntings that are affiliated with these castles and the folks that built them.

Reservations are needed: 303/866-4686

Red Hot Sundays for Red Hat Ladies program ~~ $20 ($13 members) includes program at 2 p.m., refreshments at 3 p.m. and
admission to the Colorado History Museum.

     The Brown Palace Ghost Tours!

Held annually in October

The Brown Palace is accepting reservations for the free ghost tours which are being offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays in October 2008 at 1pm.  Interested guests should call 303-297-3111 x3104 to make a

For a spook-tacular afternoon, enjoy lunch or Afternoon Tea at the Brown Palace before or after the tour.

***Ask about the ghost of Ghost of Mrs. Louise Crawford Hill- (in Room 904)!!!

321 17th Street,    Denver, Colorado, 80202     303-297-3111 or  800-321-2599


            The Brown Palace  --  Sleep With a Ghost Package

You never know who you might bump into at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. Some of the guests have never bothered to check out of the
116-year-old luxury landmark located in the heart of downtown Denver. They visit from "the other side" whenever they wish.

As Halloween approaches, mortal guests can celebrate ghoulishly with these apparitions in a special overnight package called "Sleep with
a Ghost." Included in the package:

* Overnight stay for two mortals in a standard room * Reservations for two for the Historic Ghost Tour,  conducted throughout the halls by
the hotel's historian, or a self-guided walking tour
* Complimentary, overnight valet parking
* Commemorative edition of The Brown Palace Ghost Stories brochure
* Turndown delivery of "Spooky Cookies" from the Brown Palace bakery
* Cost is $179 (single or double occupancy). The package is valid on Thursday
through Sunday evenings on  a space available basis.

     Victorian Horrors at the haunted Molly Brown House Museum!

                                              Above photo taken by

Held annually every October

    Victorian Horrors 2009 at the haunted Molly Brown House Museum!

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street

The wicked writings of long-dead authors come to life in the dim, flickering candlelight as Edgar Allan Poe, HG Wells and others haunt you
with tales of the macabre.  This is the perfect activity for a group of friends or a date night.

Please note that tickets to events at the Molly Brown House Museum will be available at will-call and are non-refundable. The Museum and
the Museum's tea room are not handicapped accessible.

2009 dates: Friday, October 16th,  Saturday, October 17th,  Friday, October 23rd,  & Saturday, October 24th.

$16.00 /Adult $13.00 /Historic Denver Member
$13.00 /Senior (65 +) $13.00 /Child (12 and under)

The Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203

      All Hallow's Eve Full Tea 2008 at the Molly Brown House Museum!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street

Halloween was a Victorian favorite, come explore our traditional decorations, enjoy special tea treats and show off your costume.

This tea includes a tour of the Museum and the entire event lasts approximately an hour and a half.

Please note that tickets to events at the Molly Brown House Museum will be available at will-call and are non-refundable. The Museum and
the Museum's tea room are not handicapped accessible.

1pm and 3pm

Spirits will be close at hand on this day of the dead. Explore the Museum’s traditional Halloween decorations, enjoy Halloween tea treats,
and earn the chance to win a prize for best Victorian costume.


Call (303) 832-4092 or visit

1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, Colorado  80203    (303) 832-4092


Take a tour of this gorgeous old Molly Brown house- museum.....and ask about the ghosts!

There is also a ghost who lives in the carriage house behind the main house.........

                                                   The Emily Griffith Murder Mystery!

Sunday, October 19th, 2008


Beloved educator Emily Griffith was found dead in her Pinecliffe cabin on the morning of June 19, 1947. She was slain execution-style, as
was her older sister. The murders defied logic, offended decency, and shocked the nation.

The case remains unsolved.

By founding one of the first schools in the world to offer free public education to adults, Emily Griffith empowered people of all ethnicities,
backgrounds, and circumstances.

Explore the mystery of Griffith's bizarre death as historian Debra Faulkner takes you step-by-step through the crime investigation and
ensuing manhunt, and proposes an alternative theory of whodunit.

Presented by the Colorado Historical Society

1300 Broadway * Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-4584

Red Hot Sundays ~ The Red Hat Society

$13 for members/ $20 for nonmembers

Includes: A program at 2pm; refreshments at 3pm; and admission to the Colorado History Museum

                                    A Haunted Evening at the Oxford Hotel!

The Annual Haunted Denver/ Halloween Tour (LoDo and the Oxford Hotel ghost tour!) - 2008

Cost: $25/person


Call to schedule this tour: 720.234.7929

Back by popular demand, Denver History Tours takes you on an exclusive tour of the Oxford Hotel, from basement to attic, as you hunt for
the ghosts of the past. Ghost Hunter Magazine called the Oxford the most haunted building in Denver. Come see why. Visitors will also get
to learn the stories of yesteryear as they learn about creepy room 320 and its angry if insubstantial inhabitants. Round out your tour as
you explore Lower Downtown and Market Street hearing the sordid and often tragic history of this bawdy strip, where the ladies of today
might just feel the touch of a ghostly suitor from the past!

     Capitol Hill Ghosts Walking Tours- from Denver History Tours!

Haunted Denver Tour (which runs through Capitol Hill)~~ this tour runs throughout the year!

Cost: $25/person


Call to schedule this tour: 720.234.7929

Come learn the stories of what was once Denver's premier neighborhood. The few mansions that still stand have tales to tell. We will walk
past spooky roosts of spectres and souls, seeing homes and learning about whom and what still haunts these places. Homes along the
tour include Denver's most haunted home: the Croke-Patterson-Campbell Mansion, where its best not to have someone pet-sit your dog!
Once you see this mansion, you'll understand why it is Denver's most haunted home! We will also learn about the Peabody Mansion, the
Sheedy House and the Molly Brown House, among others. We don't get to go in, unfortunately, but once you hear the tales you won't want
to! Join Denver History Tours for this walk through the wandering wraiths of the past.

                    Castle Marne B&B - Picnic in the Cemetery Special Package!

October 2008

Get in the mood for a haunting good time in the John T. Mason room.   It has a queen-size bed and is complete with a jetted tub in the
room. At dusk following afternoon tea, receive a private tour through one of Capitol Hill's famous haunted homes, the Melheim Mansion.
The next morning after breakfast stroll through the haunted Gardens of beautiful Cheeseman Park. (just 4 blocks from the Castle Marne)  
After checking out, enjoy your private gourmet picnic lunch for two, "graveside" at Denver's oldest and most haunted Riverside Cemetery.
The price is $325.70, tax and gratuity is included.  Add $21.95 and receive an autographed copy of local Denver author and historian, Phil
Goodstein's book "Ghosts of Capitol Hill".  *Must make reservation two weeks in advance to schedule private tour of Melheim House.  We
will discuss the menu for your picnic at that time as well.

The same package is available in the Col. Platt Room.  Wonderful, cozy room with standard double bed (4’ smaller than a queen-size
bed), and a private hot tub on the private balcony. Price of this package is $295.93.  Includes tax & gratuity.

Castle Marne
1572 Race Street    ·   Denver, Colorado (CO) 80206
Tel. 303.331.0621
Tel. 800.92.MARNE (800.926.2763)
Fax. 303.331.0623

                                                       Auraria Ghost Tours!

October 30th, 2008


2008 Haunted History Tour
Metro State Crypto Science Society
2008 Haunted History Tour.
Will meet at the North end of Historic 9th St. park.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!  - Contact Jason Cordova for more info

Presented by the Crypto Science Society @ Metro State College / Denver

                 Gunslingers, Ghosts & Gold ~ LoDo Ghost Tours!

With Walter Keller (owner of the haunted Lumber Baron Inn)

SUPERB ghost tours!!  Highly recommended! Very extensive list of haunted places on the tour.

Saddle up for a 2-hour adventure through the haunted landmarks of lower downtown Denver.

The Gunslingers, Ghosts and Gold Posse tours hotels, saloons, and wild west haunts as we bring history to life with levity and spirits.

Call 303.860.8687 for tour schedule and information. Or contact via email.

Tour starts at the historic Union Station at 17th and Wynkoop Streets. Gather 10 minutes in advance of tour time. Tour leaves 5 minutes
after–don't be late!

** New tour host: Walter Keller (of the Lumber Baron Inn). (The Lumber Baron Inn is currently for sale)


Note: (The previous tour hosts were Dee Chandler and Beaux Blakemore- who have relocated to Wyoming)

              History and Mystery Night Tour at Riverside Cemetery!

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

7 p.m

History and Mystery Night Tour at Riverside~~
Meet at the Riverside Chapel. Experience the mystery of nighttime in this historic cemetery!
.Bring your flashlight on this walking tour!
Admission is $12/adults; $8/children. Refreshments following tour.

Riverside Cemetery
5201 Brighton Blvd.Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 293-2466

Colorado Historical Society’s 21st annual Halloween Cemetery Crawl ~

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Mount Olivet Cemetery, 12801 W. 44th Ave., Wheat Ridge. Join Dr. Colorado and a host of ghosts to guide you through Colorado’s
second largest and most illustrious Necropolis. You will meet underground celebrities exhumed for this creepy, once-in-a-lifetime occasion,
such as Horace and Baby Doe Tabor, Gov. William Gilpin and inspect the most elaborate private mausoleum in the Rockies. Free grave to
grave transportation in a horse drawn wagon or a fleet of Model As.

Information: $25 members/$30 non-members; 303-866-4661 or

Make reservations with Bobbie Hultin:


            Haunted History Tours by Denver historian Phil Goodstein:

                                                                  Ghost Walks On Capitol Hill ~ 2009!

CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant

Ghost Walk: On Capitol Hill
Spooks and spirits haunt Denver. Many hover near the Capitol. Come try to invoke some during a pleasant, relaxed two-hour stroll around
parts of Capitol Hill. In addition to ghostly embodiments, we'll also explore some of the architecture, history, and sex scandals of the region.
Be advised: Salty language will be used to describe seamy behavior. Phil Goodstein.
Price:                $31 Non-Member  ---   $19 Member
Class # Class Dates Area of town

4111CT    One Sat.,   7-9 p.m.    6/27/2009     CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant
4111CU    One Sat.,   7-9 p.m.    7/25/2009     CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant
4111CV    One Sat.,   7-9 p.m.    9/19/2009     CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant
4111CW   One Fri.,    7-9 p.m.  10/23/2009     CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant
4111CX    One Sat.,   7-9 p.m.  10/24/2009     CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant
4111CY    One Fri.,    7-9 p.m.  10/30/2009     CENTRAL DENVER: Colfax & Grant

(303) 399-0093

                                                          Haunted Halloween 2009!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

4106BW : Haunted Halloween
Registrant: [To be determined]   

The ghosts of Denver are omnipresent. Who are they and what did they do? Where do they haunt and what do they want? All this and
more will be featured on a bus tour of Capitol Hill's haunted houses. Stories include tales of the floating heads under the Capitol, the
parking lot that glows in the dark, the murdered hippie boy, and a changeling. None of the haunts will actually be entered (for fear
someone might disappear). Phil Goodstein is the author of The Ghosts of Denver. These tours are X-rated, not for children or the faint of
heart. And, don't be late! The tour leaves promptly at the appointed time and will not stop to accommodate stragglers. Because of
problematic spirits in the past, no alcohol is allowed on the bus.
There are still openings in this class at this time.

Instructor:  Phil Goodstein
Area of Town:   CENTRAL DENVER: 16th & Race
Schedule:  One Sat., 6:30-8:30 p.m. 10/31/2009
You will be able to log in as a member, or become a member, when you get to the payment form: DENVER:
16th & Race&bannerGroup=0

Fees:   $38 Non-Member $29 Member
On-line registration not available for this class. Please call 303-399-0093 to register.

                                                 The Ghosts of Cheesman Park ~ 2009!

There are more than 2,000 bodies buried in Cheesman Park! The location of the Changeling is adjacent to it. Bizarre events sometimes
occur there late at night, and supposedly there is a spot in the park where an object never casts a shadow at high noon. Exactly what is
going on, the history of the park, its spirits, and nearby houses are featured on this walking tour. Phil Goodstein.
Price:          $28 Non-Member  ----  $19 Member
Class # Class Dates Area of town
4114AR    One Sun.,    11 a.m.-1 p.m.      9/20/2009      CENTRAL DENVER:    Cheesman Park
4114AS    One Sat.,     11 a.m.-1 p.m.    10/17/2009      CENTRAL DENVER:    Cheesman Park


                          Capitol Hill Horror Stories & Governor's Mansion Tour ~ 2009!                     

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Meet 5:30-6 at the Grant Humphreys Mansion, 777 Pennsylvania Street, for Halloween eve refreshments and tales in this haunted
mansion. First Lady Jeannie Ritter will give us a tour of the Governor’s Mansion and look at the skeletons in its closets. Storytellers include
Dr. Colorado (Tom Noel), Mark Twain (Hugh Bingham),  Mrs. Tom Croak (Amy Zimmer), Edgar Allen Poe (Dennis Gallagher), Emily Griffith
(Debra Faulkner), Mr. And Mrs. J.J. “Unsinkable” Brown (Breck and Mary Lynn Grover), and state Historian Bill Convery, Mattie Silks
(Charla Stilling). First Ladies Gilpin (Debra Faulkner), Evans (Cherie Ostrander), Morley (Kim Field), Carr (Evelyn  Waldron), and
McNichols (Lauramay LaChance) will share with you their tales of ghosts in the gubernatorial closest!   

Information and Reservations: $35 Members/ $45 Non members; 303-866-4686 or

Back by popular demand! Join Professor Tom Noel, and a host of entertaining storytellers for an evening of conversation, stories, and
mysteries highlighting famous acts of murder, mayhem and paranormal activity.  This promises to be a spirited, illuminating, and most
entertaining evening. Wine, beer and light hors’ de oeuvres included.

Cost: $45 members; $60 nonmembers

Make reservations with or call 303-866-4641

            A Case for Ghosts: An Objective Look at the Paranormal ~ 2009!

Ghost Hunting 101: Searching for the Paranormal

Ever wonder what equipment ghost hunters use and what they do? Curious as to what ghosts are and how one might communicate with
them? Join author/investigator J. Allan Danelek in a fascinating and balanced look at the remarkable world of the paranormal designed to
answer your most basic questions. A must for both the novice ghost hunter and those who just want to understand more about an
increasingly popular and always mysterious subject. Signed copies of the book A Case for Ghosts will be available for optional purchase
after the lecture.

Price:                $46 Non-Member $34 Member $14 optional materials fee payable in class
Class # Class Dates Area of town
4115R One Fri.,   7-9:30 p.m. 7/10/2009     EAST DENVER: Near 1st & Quebec
4115S One Sun., 1-3:30 p.m. 11/1/ 2009    EAST DENVER: Near 1st & Quebec

303-399-0093 or 1-800-333-6218

You will be able to log in as a member, or become a member, when you get to the payment form.

Fees:   $46 Non-Member $34 Member $14 optional materials fee payable in class


                   Denver Firefighters Museum ~ ~ ~  Firehouse Ghosts!

October 24th, 2009 - Firehouse Ghosts for Families
Bring your sleeping bag and learn why at this Fire House things still go bump in the night. This old fashioned sleep over includes a
traditional firehouse spaghetti dinner, ghost stories, Halloween crafts, spooky movies and a ghost tour of haunted Old Fire Station No. 1
and a light breakfast. The evening is appropriate for ages 4 and up. Reservations required. $25.00 per person. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.

**** NEW!  October 31st, 2009 – Firehouse Ghosts with the Ghost Hunters!! ****
Special evening designed for adults. Visitors will enjoy a traditional firehouse spaghetti dinner, participate in a presentation by the Ghost
Hunters that have been investigating Historic Station No. 1 for three years and then pair up for a night of ghost hunting with professionals.
Bring your sleeping bag, a flashlight and camera. A light breakfast will be served. Reservations required. $30.00 per person. 7:00 p.m. to
8:00 a.m.

***Note: This place is rumored to be really haunted

1326 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80204
Phone/Fax: 303-892-1436

Held annually in October (around Halloween)

                               Spook and Ladder  ~ Firefighters Museum toasts ghosts     

Keep your eyes peeled for paranormal behavior at the "Meet the Fire House Ghosts" at the Denver Firefighters Museum.

"There is some definite poltergeist activity going on around here," says the museum's executive director, Carey Southwell.

Built in 1909 as Denver Fire House Number One, the station, at 1326 Tremont Place, served as a working firehouse until 1975 and was
converted into a museum in 1978.

"The psychics that we've had come in tell us that they've seen ghosts doing everything from feeding horses to washing the fire trucks,"
says Southwell. "There was such a camaraderie among these men that this was their real home; this is where they chose to haunt."

To celebrate the spooking season, psychics Debra Vacano and Connie Dixon will give guided tours and tarot-card readings, and author
Phil Goodstein will share tales of resident ghosts inhabiting some of Denver's best-known historical properties.

"You get used to having them around," says Southwell of her supernatural co-workers. "It's not really scary."

The public hauntings will take place today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum. The free event is appropriate for kids ages three and up.


The building that houses the Denver Firefighters Museum was constructed in 1909 as a station for Engine Company No.1.  Glen W.
Huntington, a noted Denver architect, designed the building which was one of the largest fire houses ever built in Denver. Station One
housed men, fire engines and the horses to pull them.  Horses were stabled at the rear of the building while the firemen ate and slept in
the dormitory on the upper floor.

In 1975 the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The museum was opened to the public in 1978. The Denver
Firefighters Museum was founded in 1975 and opened to the public in 1978.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the
Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents dating from 1866 to the present which are associated
with firefighting in Denver.  Educational programs focus on fire safety and prevention with hands-on activities for children and adults.  The
Museum’s gift shop features specialty items related to firefighting.

                        Peter Boyle's annual Halloween radio show:

For over the past 15 years, Peter Boyles has broadcasted live from a haunted location around Colorado.
This is a very entertaining radio event and is not to be missed.

Here is the past event from October 30th, 2007:

Peter Boyles 2007 Halloween radio special -  Live from the haunted Dunafon Castle

Be sure to catch both shows -- the haunting on October 30 from 7-10pm and the recap the next morning from 5-9am!

630 am KHOW

The Hallow's Eve show

This Halloween, Peter will be broadcasting live from Dunafon Castle, a haunted castle up in the mountains west of Morrison. Peter will be
joined by paranormal experts from Rocky Mountain Paranormal and residents of the castle to hunt for haunts.

Lyle, a maintainance man for the castle, shares his thoughts on how he came to the castle and its spookier elements:

"Mike Dunafon and I met in the old Hardware Store of Evergreen. He heard me talking to another patron about his heating system and
decided he wanted me to work at his castle.  My first thought was, 'ugh, another old system to bust  my knuckles on', but there was a pull
to go see something, whatever it was to be.

On arrival, Mike gave a tour of the place and talked about some of the things he wanted done, and when we walked into the main floor
living room, I was astounded to see all the energies packed horizontally from floor to ceiling;  Thin like layers of rock, and multicolors.  I
don't ever remember seeing energies in that form before. While working in the house there was always an awareness of more than one
energy watching and coaching on what/how to do the work.  That occurence is not uncommon in buildings where the builder or former
occupant put their heart, or soul if you will, into the house.

I noticed that over time as the castle came alive again with Deb and Mike there and the multitude of workers around, the energies were no
longer packed in the living room as they were the first time.  The vortex had been reopened and many were given passage to where ever
they were supposed to be.  If one is open to the awareness, and feels the energies, (I don't call it 'paranormal,' I think of life as one lives
with his or her awareness, and whatever possibilities are allowed for can be observed with awareness.  Much like being a radio with infinite
bands but if you can't find the tuner knob-- you're stuck on and limited to only one frequency.) back to energies, the building and the area
around it is of a high energy vibration.  One can just sit as in meditation and find your body and it's energy invigorated.

You probably know the feeling of people looking at you as if you have two heads when having these discussions.  My teacher once said:
"The masses go around being crazy and call it normal.  So if you are a seeker of the truth, you will not be of the masses, and you will be
called crazy."

Be sure to catch both shows -- the haunting on October 30 from 7-10pm and the recap the next morning from 5-9am.

(Past Event)

LoDo Cocktail Hour Ghost Hunt

Sat., October 27th, 2007
Price: $15-$20
Haunted Happy Hour~~ Hunt for ghosts in LoDo.

Venue: Corridor 44 ~~~ 1433 Larimer St.
Denver, CO

The story goes like this: Corridor 44, at 1433 Larimer Street, was once a brothel owned by a reformed showgirl and her ornery husband.
When the couple's daughter began dallying with a city lowlife, the irate father sent a hit man to rub out the boyfriend — except the plan
went wrong and the daughter ended up dead. Her mother was so distraught that she hung herself in the brothel — but her grief didn't end
with her death. There's a framed photo of the former showgirl in Corridor 44's basement featuring glass that shatters on its own. Hallways
creak mysteriously, and unexpected whiffs of perfume linger in the air. Sometimes the activity occurs down the block. Gelazzi, at 1411
Larimer Street, was terrorized on a recent Father's Day when gelato cups flew across the room.

Maybe the occasion made the troubled mother remember her bloodthirsty husband. Or maybe she didn't like her ice-cream cannoli.

This is just one of the tales related on the LoDo Cocktail Hour Ghost Hunt, which begins tonight at 5 p.m. with appetizers and anecdotes at
Corridor 44. The three-hour expedition includes visits to the Sugar Building and the vault in Union Station's basement, plus hors d'oeuvre
stops at the Oxford Hotel's Cruise Room and Mattie's House of Mirrors — another former brothel, and supposedly the most haunted place
in Denver. "Sex and liquor add up to bad things," says tour guide Terra VonDrehle. That and gelato cups.

Tours continue through October
Tickets are $20, $15 for students.

For more information, call 303-902-8620 or 303-931-0299.


Article from the Met Online
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Volume 29, Issue 10
October 19th, 2006

  Bring out your dead

   Amateur historians lead haunted jaunt through downtown

By Nicholas Dewart

A rancid smell fills the inside of a locked underground Union Station vault. A tour guide explains that this is the smell of a room that’s been
sealed for more than 100 years.

“We acquired the code through a third party and … the security guards had never seen this open before we actually got in here,” tour
guide Terra vonDrehle said. “You guys want to squeeze in here? Do not shut the door. If the door shuts, we will be locked in here because
nobody on the outside has this code.”

The crypt contains the phantoms of Denver’s seedy past, the unvarnished history of the city many would rather forget.

Union Station was only one of the sites visited during the LoDo Cocktail Hour Ghost Hunt, a tour of the city that seeks to unearth Denver’s
skeletons for an eager crowd.

The Ghost Hunt is a walking tour of one of the city’s historical districts, offering a haunted vision of the city’s bawdy past. LoDo’s decadent
and brothel-filled history comes to life as the guides make appetizer and cocktail stops along the way.

The tour sprung from Heidi Manning and vonDrehle’s common fascination with the paranormal. Metro history professor Kevin Rucker, who
leads his own tours through the city and highlights its lascivious past, had vonDrehle in a class. A class project titled “Haunted Colorado”
piqued her interest in starting a tour of her own, but it was seeing Rucker’s LoDo tour firsthand that really got her working on an
independent project with Manning.

“It was (after) our first tour (with Rucker) that we decided to go ahead and start this,” Manning said.
The nearly three-hour tour began at Corridor 44, 1433 Larimer St., the site of one of Denver’s former brothels. Appetizers were served in
a dark setting that accentuated the tour guides’ tale of murder and suicide.

This was the brothel owned by a former showgirl and her husband who were displeased with their daughter’s boyfriend. Though her
parents hired a hit man to kill only the boyfriend, their daughter was murdered in the assault. After hearing the news of the grisly mistake,
the mother hung herself in the bathroom, which has been the location of strange occurrences ever since.

“In the women’s bathroom … the mirror would break,” said vonDrehle.

Much of the tour focused on the racial issues that haunt Colorado’s history. The Great Western Sugar Company built the Sugar Building,
at 1530 16th St., in 1906. This was where the Ku Klux Klan regularly held its meetings.

“In the basement of this building is where the KKK meeting place was and where they performed many of their heinous crimes and acts
against humanity,” Manning said of the Sugar Building. “There are said to be ghosts and spirits in the basement and possibly some

Because of its gruesome past, Manning said, the elevator will not go to the basement, which is restricted to the public.

According to vonDrehle, former Denver Mayor Robert Speer was actively involved with the KKK. While he was in office, Colorado housed
the second-highest population of Klansmen in the United States. Pictures of female KKK members dressed in white robes were passed
around by vonDrehle.

“There were just as many female members in this state,” vonDrehle said.

The fourth stop was the Oxford Hotel’s swanky lounge, The Cruise Room, at 1600 17th St., where the tour sampled appetizers and drinks.
The appeal of the 1930s art-deco-styled room and the dimmed lights made it a fitting part of the haunted tour, evoking images of The
Shining. The stop allowed people to talk and enjoy a little of the LoDo nightlife while still learning about the ghastly past of the bar.

Stopping at Blake and 20th streets, vonDrehle explained how this one-time-brothel district was the epicenter of a riot. At the time, she said,
the Chinese had opened various opium dens in the LoDo area, which angered many of the Colorado residents. According to vonDrehle, a
cowboy and a Chinese man began a fight. When the Chinese man emerged victorious, many of the citizens rioted and tried to round up
and kill Chinese residents, as well as destroy their houses and businesses. Fleeing the angry mob, many of the Chinese men were able to
escape to
the brothels.

“It was actually the ladies of the night that ended up protecting them,” vonDrehle said. “They had champagne bottles in one hand and high
heels in the other. These women stood at the door and made sure these men were protected.”

The last stop on the tour was 1946 Market St., or Mattie’s House of Mirrors. Mattie Silks was one of Colorado’s most notable brothel
owners at the turn of the century.

According to the tour guides, workers once set up the banquet hall for a large party. They had left the room, and upon their return all the
chairs had been returned to their original stacked positions. The tour’s purpose is not to make those who don’t believe in ghosts become

“We know that not everybody believes in ghosts and hauntings,” Manning said. “We are not here to change your minds or convince you.
We’re just here to have fun and let you know a little bit about the history of some of these places we are going to stop at.”

The LoDo Cocktail Hour Ghost Hunt will take place Oct. 21 and 28 and is open to those 21 and older. It begins at 5 p.m. at Corridor 44,
1433 Larimer St. The cost is $20 or $15 for those with a student ID.

1 – Corridor 44, 1433 Larimer St.
2 – Metropolitan Mudd Coffee Co., 1516 Wazee St.
3 – Sugar Building, 1530 16th St.
4 – Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St.
5 – Union Station
6 – Mattie’s House of Mirrors, 1946 Market St.

                          The Denver Haunted Hunt

Spooky clues lead teams from Downtown Denver hotspots to some of the city's most haunted corners.
Learn about Denver's ghostly past!

$20 for adults

$15 for Children under 16  

As you and your team decipher haunted riddles and earn chances to win the super prizes, you will also be traveling in the path of some of
Denver's most infamous ghosts.  In the end you will have treasured mementos and the satisfaction of completing a challenging adventure.

The Hunt takes about 1 and 1/2 hours-3 hours, contestants go at their own pace.  No one has to decide where to go next, the clues are
your guide.  Recommended group size 6 people no groups of more than 8 allowed.

In the end you will have treasured mementos and the satisfaction of completing a challenging adventure. The Hunt takes about 1 and 1/2
hours-3 hours, contestants go at their own pace.

No one has to decide where to go next, the clues are your guide. Recommended group size 6 people no groups of more than 8 allowed.

(303) 875-7603
The Denver Hunt
PO Box 7157
Denver, CO 80207

  The Lumber Baron Inn

The Lumber Baron Inn is Currently for sale as of April 2008.

Murder Mystery Dinners are killer fun!!!!  Our murder mystery dinnersare presented by Marne Productions and are always sell-outs.
We've been featured in the Rocky Mountain News! Treat yourself to an evening of mystery, intrigue, and gourmet dining for only $37 per
person. We offer a special 2-for-1 rate for overnight guests. Cocktails start at  6:30 pm, and the buffet dinner will start  at 7pm. Laugh
along with the hilarious cast of characters,inspect a few clues and see if you can solve the mystery! Dinners include a full buffet and are
perfect for private parties, office parties, families, or a fun evening with friends. To purchase tickets, call Carlos at: (303) 995-7283.

Call 303.477.8205 for special Murder Mystery Dinner Package room rates.

The Lumber Baron Inn & Gardens
Owner- Walter Keller
2555 W. 37th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80211-2850

 Adam's Mystery Playhouse murder mysteries!

Murder at an Irish Wake

September 2008

Mr. Limerick has died and we are there for his wake, with singing and dancing and lots of Irish merry-making. But, things take a turn for the
worse in the middle of the wake, and the next thing you know, you're solving a crime!

Murder Mystery Dinners every Friday and Saturday night
Selected week nights and matinees added based on demand
Purchase tickets at (303) 455-1848

Call 303-462-3400 to book your own Private Show or Mystery Teambuilding Event at Adams Mystery Playhouse, or we can bring “Murder
at an Irish Wake” to a venue of your choice.

Open a public night not on our schedule by calling 303-455-1848.

Oct. 3rd, 2008 - Nov.1st, 2008:        Welcome…to Murder Mortuary

Dr. Burgess Orlock has just been released after 25 years in prison, for the crime of conducting questionable “medical experiments” at the
mortuary. You are cordially invited to the mortuary for the Doctor's “Welcome Home” Masquerade party, and costumes are encouraged.
There are those who would never dare attend such an event due to strange occurrences at Orlock Mortuary. Some say the building is
haunted by tormented souls of the dearly departed. But never fear - you are in no real personal danger. While he's been in prison, his
mortuary has been closed for business. however, it has still been occupied by Mrs. Prattle, his cook, and Renfeld, embalmer's assistant,
grave digger and general henchman. Tonight, you'll meet these bizarre characters one-on-one: Sebastian Pádell, local investigative
reporter who has come to the party in hopes of unearthing a sensational story on the Doctor and perhaps even send him back to prison;
Abelinda Dumont-Asta, well-known party girl and heir to the Dumont-Asta cream-filled sponge cake fortune; Mrs. Prattle, Renfeld and…or
course…Dr. Burgess Orlock. As the party starts, you may ask yourself - Is Murder on the Menu?

Adams Mystery Playhouse
2406 Federal Boulevard
Denver, CO 80211

Information and Tickets for Public shows: (303) 455-1848   |

Information and Booking for Private Events: (303) 462-3400   |


New Adam's Mystery Playhouse-located in a historic Victorian funeral home!

The Adams Mystery Playhouse, located at 2406 Federal Boulevard in the Historic Highlands, is proud to announce its Grand Opening on
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 with a night of Halloween entertainment.

2406 Federal Boulevard was the location of Day Mortuary from 1934-63. The mortuary changed hands and names many times before
closing the doors as a funeral home permanently in 2005. Adams Mystery Playhouse (AMP for short) has rescued this
historic Denver
Victorian funeral home
with the goal of fostering a spirit of achievement in the arts, restoring this beautiful landmark Victorian Mansion
and strengthening local history, tourism and the arts community in Denver.

Halloween evening begins with doors opening at 6:00pm for cocktails, tours and palm readings followed by a 7:30pm performance of
“Death at Adams,” (where events and clues will have you solving the crime) concluding with music and dancing. Historian Dave Cole will be
on hand offering free tours and sharing historical information about this great building. Guests are encouraged to attend in costume.

Tickets for “Death at Adams” are $37.00 and include two free drinks and light hors d'oeuvres.
Seating is limited and reservations may be made by calling 303-455-1848.
Adams Mystery Playhouse is the ONLY theatre in Colorado specializing in Interactive Comedy Mystery Dinners!

Our Mission is to provide our Guests with outstanding interactive entertainment combined with excellent service at an affordable price.
For over a decade, our Murder Mystery Dinners have become a mainstay for Denver theatre-goers. Adams Mystery Playhouse is proud to
be the only theatre in Colorado specializing in Interactive Dinner Mysteries. With a track record of over ten years of sold out houses at the
Lumber Baron Mansion, we are very excited to continue these popular Mysteries at our NEW Adams Mystery Playhouse…for many years
to come!
The Adams Mystery Playhouse is located at 2406 Federal Boulevard, in the Historic Highlands—the heart of central Denver, and less than
five minutes from Downtown.

The staff at Adams Mystery Playhouse can provide for all your event needs, including: catering, bar service, casino nights, valet parking,
wedding and party planning, as well as booking any type of entertainment, such as bands, DJ's, Comedy Improv Shows, Magicians,
Children's Entertainers, and of course, OUR signature “Death For Dinner”™ Mystery Dinner Theatre Shows, Colorado's hot, new
INTERACTIVE entertainment.

Adams Mystery Playhouse can accommodate groups of 10 to 200 . The Mystery Theatre seats 150 for dinner, while the adjoining Parlor
and Séance Room comfortably hold 50 guests. And, don't forget the "Haunted Alley" children's area, where your young folks can have
their own party (complete with their own mystery show and entertainers), while the adults are upstairs enjoying the party. The Haunted
Alley holds 80 kids, making Adams Mystery Playhouse perfect for your company, church or family & friends get-togethers.

Please call us for more information about upcoming public shows, or to book your private gathering, corporate event or holiday party at
the Adams Mystery Playhouse.

Call us at 303-455-1848 for more information


Faith Ranoli c/o Historical Insights- Denver historic home inspections/ and histories

For a mystical home historian/ inspection (If someone feels a particular presence in their historic Denver home)....Our mystic home
inspections utilize a very experienced psychic who specializes in realty to uncover the stories that remain untold
Denver- Historic Home Inspections~ Historical Insights!

.......Old homes are loved not in spite of their years, but because of them. Character and mystery emanates from the walls, whispering a
thousand small stories of lives, loves, hopes, and struggles. Curiosity in such spaces is natural. We wonder about the people, what they
did, and how their experiences reflected and changed the larger world. In this way, tales of everyday workers meld seamlessly with news of
prominent leaders, each story inscribed within the walls.
Historical Insights uncovers the value in the past, both mystical and measureable. Whether you market a home for sale, gain tax credits, or
support a historically sensitive renovation -- you can save money by resurrecting your home's history. And when it is treasured a
housewarming gift, anniversary present, or simply a gift to self, it celebrates both the home and its owners.

Dave Burrell- Chief Historical Officer and historic home inspector- Historical Insights
323 Lincoln Street
Denver CO 80203


           The Queen Anne Bed & Breakfast Inn

In the past - the innkeepers of the historic Queen Anne have had telepaths, tours, and graveyard trips since they head up the Augusta
Tabor Remembrance Society.

2147-51 Tremont Place Denver, Colorado 80205 USA
Tel. 303.296.6666
Tel. 800.432.4667 (USA/Canada)
Fax. 303.296-2151
E-Mail =

"Searching for Augusta" event- -(at the meeting of the Augusta Pierce Tabor Remembrance Society on Halloween nights.)

Augusta Tabor was the first wife of Colorado mining magnate, H. A. W. Tabor, and the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast Inn is the former
home of Augusta's brother, Edwin Pierce.

Last year's celebration included an after-dark visit to Augusta's grave at Riverside Cemetery. Innkeeper Tom King has promised an
equally spooky evening this year. The affair will conclude with delicacies served in the inn's parlor where Augusta lay in repose following
her death in 1895. Included will be items that might have been offered to guests at the home more than 100 years ago.

The inn has 14 elegant guest rooms, all with private baths. My choice?
The Tower Room where previous owners claimed to have
seen a ghost. (Augusta, I presume.)

Participants are asked to contribute $5 that will be given to the Riverside Cemetery for perpetual care of Augusta's grave. Rates:
$85-$165. Includes full breakfast. Reservations required. Call 296-6666.


The haunted Queen Anne is for sale!

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