Murder, Tragedy, and False Prophets
Salt Lake City is famous for being a promised land for the Mormon people, with the city’s layout built around the Mormon Temple. It’s also infamous for being haunted by dark presences – the ghosts of those who came looking for a better life but found only horror. The gruesome underbelly of this city featured fraudulent prophets, greedy profiteers, and strict religious codes – making it a breeding ground for lost souls.
Mormon emigrants came looking for a prophet’s promise of freedom but found a harsh land with even harsher rules. Those who challenged these strict beliefs often met horrifying ends, and their tortured souls linger to this day.
Follow us on a thrilling ghost adventure after dark, and see the city from a chilling new perspective. Expert local tour guides will lead you through Downtown Salt Lake City’s historic streets, from the Federal Courthouse where the menacing spirit of an overbearing judge still demands punishments, to the infamous Whiskey Street where the bars are still inhabited by their ghostly patrons forever drowning their sorrows.
You’ll hear authentic excerpts from Salt Lake City’s history and uncover the secrets behind the transformation of its hopeful beginnings as a religious mecca to its inevitable descent into a city overflowing with sinful secrets. The greed of the gold rush and the debaucherous backlash against Mormonism’s strict rules created an undercurrent of wickedness not often talked about in history books. Hear the stories of its casualties firsthand and explore the haunted locations where it’s tortured lost souls continue to haunt the righteous and unrighteous alike.
Why do the dead still haunt Salt Lake City?
Supposedly, there’s no such thing as the afterlife in Salt Lake City. In Mormon beliefs, individuals don’t go to heaven when their lives come to an end. Instead, the spirits of the dead stick around, endlessly wandering the streets amongst the living. There’s no rest for these cursed souls, and perhaps that’s why Salt Lake City is home to so many terrifying tales of the utterly unknown.
The gold rush of the 1850s brought new emigrants to Salt Lake City – those who were greedy for financial gain and believed more in booze and gambling than they did in God. Instead of going to a hell like that which Christians believe in, these sinful citizens are eternally trapped in a state between the living and the dead.
Hear the gruesome true story of how cult leader Immanuel David, who believed he was God, killed himself to escape charges of fraud – and how his devoted family of 8 followed his lead. Visit the famous Orpheum Theater, where a catastrophic fire took the life of an innocent theater usher trapped in the basement. These dark entities whisper their fates to the living, and if you listen closely enough you might hear them yourself.
Experience the horrific history of Salt Lake City and The Ghosts It Tries to Hide
Get ready for an experience of the unknown that you won’t soon forget. Join us tonight after the sun has set for a bone-chilling walk through the shadowy streets of Downtown Salt Lake City in this once-in-a-lifetime tour of the menacing and macabre. Visit multiple haunted locations with horrific backstories that will stay with you forever – historic buildings where unbelievably dark deeds were committed.
Visit the location of the pipe bomb killing of Steven Christensen, a businessman who uncovered a fraudulent secret in the Mormon church, on the most infamously haunted spot in the city: Whiskey Street. This notorious thoroughfare is where the Mormon prophet Brigham Young joined the common crowds in their nightly revelry and whiskey drinking. At Whiskey Street Cocktails and Dining, patrons and employees have consistently reported ghostly activity and hauntings, including the appearance of a little girl who comes out to play by obnoxiously breaking bottles of liquor.
Salt Lake Ghosts will give you opportunities to commune with the lost souls of Salt Lake City in a way you never thought possible. Many of guests have even captured strange phenomena in the pictures they’ve taken with their phones. Just don’t stray far from the group – you don’t want to find yourself alone with a malicious spirit.