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Founded by Mormon pioneers searching for a New Jerusalem, dark secrets stir beneath the surface of Salt Lake City. Uncover the haunted history of the City of Zion on a Salt Lake Ghosts tour and find out why the dead can never rest.
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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.
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.
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.
* This is a walking tour and we do not enter privately-owned buildings or private property *
The most haunted location in Salt Lake City, the City and County Building is home to at least five different spirits, including a former mayor with a wooden leg and regretful judge who sentenced an innocent man to death.
Rita Hayworth and stacks of film canisters are responsible for the haunting of this 108-year-old movie house. Listen closely and you might hear Ragtime music being played on the old piano, though never touches it.
Named for its abundance of taverns and saloons in the 1800s, Whiskey Street is still home to several well-attended bars and breweries – and the spirits attached to them. Learn why one particular bar keeps losing their top shelf liquor to a ghost.
Sure, you’ve heard the history books’ version of Salt Lake City’s past. From god-seekers to gold miners, people in history have taken grueling journeys to get to this promised land in the desert. But what you know about the history of Salt Lake City is just the details they wanted you to hear. Deeper into the darkness there are true stories that will shock you to the core.
If you’re anything like us, you get a thrill out of being shocked – that rush of adrenaline in your blood. You seek out the strange and the scary just to get that kick of excitement you can’t get enough of. If you have a whole collection of horror flicks and murder mystery books, Salt Lake City Ghosts is the perfect choice for you. Just be warned: what you hear on this tour could haunt your dreams forever.
Experiencing new things brings a spark of inspiration to your life. Get outside your comfort zone and do something that scares you! Salt Lake City Ghosts is a one-of-a-kind adventure that takes you out of the ordinary and tests your bravery. So when you’ve seen Temple Square and the Utah State Capitol, our Salt Lake City Ghost Tour will open your eyes to something new.
When you’ve taken the Salt Lake City trolley tour, the breweries tour, and the foodie tour, so what more is there to see, right? Well, it turns out you haven’t seen the full picture. There’s a morbid underbelly to be found if you look deeper than surface level – the spirit world where the dead wander through the crowds of the living. Salt Lake City Ghosts gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to try to make contact with the other side.
Salt Lake City Ghosts isn’t just for people who believe in the existence of the afterlife – we strongly encourage skeptics to come along for the most terrifying ride of their lives. After this unique adventure, you’ll be questioning what you thought to be real, and you might even capture some proof of the spirit world. Many of our guests have captured unexplainable phenomena with just the camera on their phones!
Everyone talks about the history, the religious practices, and the traditions of the people of Utah and Salt Lake City. However, you’ve listened to the podcasts and watched the Netflix series detailing the untold stories and secrets of Utah’s capital and you want to witness it firsthand. Reading and listening to the facts of the case and the documented history isn’t enough. You want to visit the sites of the crimes and investigate for yourself and see the truth behind the cover-ups. While you’re there, you know you’ll encounter the result of crime, violence, and tragedy–ghosts and the hauntings they’re apart. Be careful how deep you dig. Walking the streets where the evil and unspoken happened is worlds away from reading it in a book. You never know what kind of memories and experiences you might bring home with you!