Skip to comments.Utah Ghosts [The OTHER World Series...Haunted Utah]
Posted on 10/28/2011 12:45:43 AM PDT by Colofornian
...North of St George - Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial
...a bizarre and twisted tale of a group of Christian pioneers from Arkansas who...were slaughtered by a group of Mormons painted to look like Paiute Indians. Investigators said...there were actual Paiute Indians participating...the tribe officially dismisses this. Brigham Young, some sources say, gave the order to carry this atrocity out, in which 120 men women and children were brutally slaughtered and left to the desert critters...Several under the age of 7 or 8 were allowed to live, because most likely it was felt they wouldn't be able to give an account of the murders (they were recovered from several Mormon homes a few years later)...it was reportedly a bloodbath scene of Biblical proportions. A monument was erected by Army Brevet Major James H. Carleton, on which he had inscribed "Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord". It lasted just long enough for Brigham Young to have it torn down again. This cycle has gone on for over a century, with monument after monument being desecrated...Anyway, on to the ghosts...visitors report the mumblings of phantom voices from the nearby creek. Website
...Cedar City - Godfather's Pizza
...TV and lights that turn themselves on and off, things that move themselves or fly off shelves, the sounds of a little child crying, as well as unexplained talking, screaming and moaning...
Lehi - Porter's Place
Maybe the oddest yet of theme restaurants...themed around the life of 1800's era bodyguard to Joseph Smith Jr., Porter Rockwell. There are reportedly photos of his gravestone to add to the 1800's wild west decor. If that wasn't bizarre enough, employees have reported seeing a middle aged man in brown leather boots walk through a wall in the blue dining room, and claim items often go unexplainably missing...
(Excerpt) Read more at ghosttraveller.com ...
From the Web site re: location of Mountain Meadows Massacre: ...on to the ghosts...visitors report the mumblings of phantom voices from the nearby creek.
Well, the sounds are at least echoes reverberating thru the generations of a still bone-filled meadow.
FREEPER poster Livius told an account in a Sept. 10, 2010 post: I was driving across the country once many years ago and we arrived at a park with a campground in the late evening and decided to stop there for the night. We set up camp and went to bed almost immediately, because the place was somehow unpleasant. My kids didnt sleep at all and I had to keep getting up and going to them, and in fact none of us could sleep. I woke up in a real panic in the middle of the night, something that never happens to me because I love going camping and I am not nervous at all. As soon as the faintest dawn broke, we got up and packed up and drove out of the camp. At the gate, we stopped and read the sign: Mountain Meadows. There was a brief description of what had happened on the site, but it wasnt until later that I read the full story. However, that did explain our horrible night (and Im not even a very sensitive person). It must have been awful.
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Livius added in post #22: It is a very creepy site, and I knew nothing about it when I arrived, so it wasn't creepy because I somehow expected it to be so. I was in one other place once that had the same effect on me, and it did indeed turn out that someone had been murdered there by someone else who lived in the house and had never been brought to justice. So yes, I think the blood does cry out from the ground.
Per another FREEPER, Ruy Dias de Bivar: It is interesting that after the Mountain Meadows Massacre, many mormons believed the meadows were haunted and the spirits of the dead gathered there each night and re-enacted the massacre. Some Mormons were so overcome with guilt they took to drink to relieve their guilt and told others of their torments because of their part in the MMM. A young school teacher at St George named Spencer wasted to a skeleton and died after writing to his bishop and Brigham Young, pleading for some assurance that could drive away the tortures of remorse that haunted him. Escaping mormons who fled Utah were quick to relieve their guilt-laden souls by confession.
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Ping to post #1...both of you are mentioned re: your previous posts