Wyoming’s Best Ghost Story [POLL Results]
For a state with the lowest population in America, there sure are a lot of ghosts here in Wyoming.
Last week, we asked you to pick the best ghost story in the Cowboy State.
The results are in and the winner is...
1. Heart Mountain Shadow People - With 22.41 percent of the votes, the shadow people tops our poll.
The former World War II Japanese internment camp is a hotbed for paranormal activity. During the daytime, witnesses have reported a friendly spirit guiding them around the area. At night, the so-called Shadow People come out to keep a close eye on visitors.
2. (Tie) The Ghost of Room 35 at the Irma Hotel - 17.24 percent of our voters picked this apparition as the creepiest ghost in the Cowboy State.
Buffalo Bill Cody named this hotel after his daughter, Irma. Her ghost has been in Room 16. But the most popular story involves the spirit of a former confederate civil war officer, who is said to haunt Room 35.
2. (Tie) The Blue Lady at Kane Cemetary - Another 17.24 percent chose this legend as Wyoming's greatest ghost story.
Most of Kane, Wyoming, is now covered by the Yellowtail Reservoir. However, when water levels are low, the old Kane cemetery can still be seen. It is reportedly haunted by a Blue Lady. Legend has it, her children were drowned by her abusive husband and she is frequently seen searching for them.
2. (Tie) Gus Quarters at F.E. Warren - Old Gus claimed 17.24 percent of the votes as well, to finish in a three-way tie for second place.
According to local lore, an officer returned from maneuvers one day, only to find his wife in bed with Gus. Gus tried to escape by jumping out of a second-story window. Sadly, Gus accidentally hung himself on a clothesline as he fell.
For over a century, soldiers in the barracks have reported Gus’ ghost attempting to open cabinets and moving objects around the living quarters, leading some to believe that Gus is still searching for his pants.
5. Mrs. White and her cats at the Ivy House Inn - With nearly 7 percent of the votes, this cranky old cat lady cracks Wyoming's five favorite ghost stories.
Mrs. White lived at the Ivy House Inn until she died in 1995 at the age of 93. When new owners tried to renovate the old house, she wasn’t very happy. During the renovations, her ghost would reportedly move and unplug tools, with some help from her two cats, who have also been seen in the house with her.