I visited the fascinating
in April, 2007, enamored with its many historic buildings. While, I
don't consider myself a ghost hunter, it seems, that I frequently "run
into" them, whether it's a story or tale I read or hear about, or, on
a rare occasion, a "glimpse" of one. In any event, we had roamed the
Ruby buildings for about an hour and as we
made our way back out, we stopped at the old Ruby
school along the way.
A fascinating building that still holds
its historic chalk boards, as well as some furnishings, I was
immediately hit "in the chest' with a feeling of a presence. When I do
"glimpse" a ghost, this is usually the way it first portrays itself -
with an extremely heavy feeling in the chest. I walk into the next
classroom where Dave is snapping photos, when we hear footsteps in the
other room. But, when we quickly return, there is no one there.
Suddenly, the footstep sounds begin again in the the room we just left.
Again, no one there.
Because, my focus is not the ghosts, but
rather, the ghost town,
I would ordinarily let this drop. However, the feeling is so intense I insist on going back and
talking to the caretaker. Have they heard of a ghost in the school
house? Dave argues, "they're going to think you're crazy." Oh, well. I
forge forward. No stories of ghosts in the school house. In fact, the
only thing that has been heard, is a story of a long dead old miner
that has made himself known.
But, I am sure that something unnatural
was in that schoolhouse, which happens just happens to be close to the
old Ruby Mercantile. The presence; however,
didn't feel "malevolent," just there.
In any case, it was interesting and I'm
now wondering if anyone else has any tales of Ruby
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