Adults sleeping in the house have said that
they will awake in the night to find the "heavy set” Chinese woman sitting
on them. Feeling suffocated, one woman fought so hard that she
ended up on the floor. Others have reported seeing the bedroom door
opening and closing on its own.
Gregory House is also said to be haunted by the ghost of an old woman. Guests and staff have reported seeing her sitting in a rocking chair,
knitting an afghan. At other times, the rocking chair has been seen
rocking on its own accord.
House is called home to several friendly ghosts. One is thought to
Mrs. Mendocini who loved to cook her Italian food. Rangers report
today that they often smell the delicious aroma of her cooking when they
enter the house. Others have reported party-like sounds coming from
the next room and children’s laughter of children.
At the Dechambeau House, visitors have seen a
woman peering from an upstairs window.
Cemetery is "The Angel of
three-year old child that was said to have been accidentally killed when
she was hit in the head by a miner’s pick. Her grave is mounted with
a white marble angel and on one occasion a man visiting the cemetery with
his little girl, noticed that she was giggling and seemingly playing with
an unseen entity.
one of the largest and best preserved
ghost towns in the
West. Its over 200 buildings are maintained in a state of what is termed
"arrested decay." Many original items are displayed in these old
buildings. When people moved out after the fire of 1932, they
packed what they could get in their wagon or truck, and the rest was
just left behind. Only about 10% of the original buildings still
stand; however what is left looks much the same as it did over 50
years ago when the last residents left.
There are no permanent residents in the
town except park employees. In this original
town you will find no tourist traps, restaurants, or recreated
saloons. The only business is the
Museum, which is free to the public and offers books, postcards and
Along the west slope of
Bluff, you can see the Standard Mine and Mill. Most of the inner
workings are still intact, some of which the public can see during a
guided mill tour during summer months.
State Park is open year round weather permitting. At an
elevation of almost 9,000 some connecting roads may be closed in the
Museum, located in the old Miner’s Union Hall building, is open from
May through October.