Discover why Seattle is a hotspot for paranormal activity amidst ancient burial grounds and the ghosts of greedy undertakers and gold rush prospectors still hunting for their fortune.
Echoes Of A Violent Past In The Emerald City
Beneath the world-famous Space Needle and Pike’s Place Market, behind the moody music scene and the booming breweries are ancient burial grounds and a past of violence and tragedy. Discover the brutality that built Rain City and the violence that still lingers in the shadows.
Seattle is a city of unfinished business and once it’s gotten ahold of you, it will never let go. The city was founded by a group of white settlers on a mission to create a Christian utopia and their vision was never realized. To establish their settlement, they made treaties with local Native American tribes that weren’t fully honored. Prospectors flocked to the area only to have dreams of fortune left unfulfilled.
Seattle is filled with chilling stories of ghosts and hauntings that date back as far as the original Native American tribes that settled in this state.
It’s no wonder the dead linger in the shadows of Cascadia City, watching the living and pining for validation, fortune, and fame. Cursed burial grounds and a violent past have left a legacy of restless spirits that prowl in the night, seeking justice, vengeance, and revenge.
Get ready to visit some of Seattle’s most haunted buildings and places that still resonate with violence, greed, betrayal, and murder. Underneath dark clouds and never-ending rain showers is a city built on the blood of prospectors, prostitutes, and preachers with the echoes of their violent deeds left behind for eternity.
WHAT WILL I SEE?
Discover Why Native American History Lingers in Seattle
Before Seattle was the moody, artistic, and culinary hotspot it is today, the land was home to the Coast Salish Native American tribes. The seeds of Seattle were settled in the winter of 1851 when Arthur Denny and a group of 22 white men declared it would be the home of their new Christian utopia. While all was peaceful for a while between the local tribes and Denny’s men, small skirmishes turned into a brief war, forever scarring the land with innocent blood and tragic death.
Discover chilling and true accounts of ghosts that stalk ancient Native American burial grounds under popular Seattle tourist attractions, places where the disrupted graves of the dead have led to restless spirits stalking the night. Hear spine-tingling stories of encountering Kikisoblu, the daughter of a local chief whose spirit still walks the streets of Pikes Place in her red shawl.
As tensions escalated between local Native Americans and Denny’s growing settlement, it was Kikisoblu’s father Chief Sealth who stepped in to protect white settlers from angry tribesmen. His protection was so valuable that the settlers named their new town after the chief, despite his desperate pleas for them not to. Uttering the name of the deceased after they are dead was taboo in his culture because it disturbed the dead’s peaceful rest.
Unearth bone-chilling stories of Chief Sealth and other tribesmen who cannot rest because their names keep being uttered by the living, the annoyed and vengeful souls who want nothing more than to find a peace the living won’t allow them to attain.
A Serial Killer’s Paradise
Seattle has become a famous stalking ground for serial killers like Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway, both of whom left trails of brutalized victims across the city. And they’re not the only monsters who have roamed the Seattle night, hunting for the innocent. The victims they’ve left behind also haunt buildings and shops, caught in an everlasting search for justice and peace.
Linda Hazzard was a self-proclaimed doctor who may still haunt the LaSalle Hotel, where she abused victims in a stringent program billed as a gateway to health but resulted in death. Linda would entice victims into her program, weaken their minds and bodies and then convince them to sign over all assets. Then she would let her victims die. Linda Hazzard inherited her victims’ assets, and rumor has it her property inherited their spirits.
Uncover hair-raising true accounts of shadow figures that haunt the streets and sidewalks near LaSalle Hotel, including one that beckons you to follow it straight to the front door of LaSalle.
Disturbed Burial Grounds Created Restless Spirits
Native American burial grounds aren’t the only cemeteries that lie underneath the streets of Seattle. Many small cemeteries have been moved over the years, or just built over as Seattle’s population swelled. Spirits who were laid to rest in those grounds have been disturbed and while their bodies were relocated, many ghosts still stalk the night looking for their lost bodies.
One of those burial grounds was once under the Moore Theater, one of Seattle’s most famous entertainment venues and hotels. Settlers were buried here from 1853 to 1860 and most of the bodies were relocated a couple of decades later.
Discover why apparitions and phantom cigar smoke still haunt the Moore Theater, as well as disembodied voices and mysterious figures watching in the night. Hear bone-chilling stories of an unfinished seance that could have opened a portal to the other side, one that was never closed.
After the Moore Theater was built, it was discovered the land was also home to a Native American burial ground. Grave robbers flocked to the area to loot any graves they could find and disturbed many burial plots in the process. These restless spirits mingle with the unearthly and paranormal forces in the Moore Theater and Hotel, ensuring every step you take near this building will be watched by ghostly eyes.
WHY IS SEATTLE SO HAUNTED?
Unfinished Business Ties Souls To Seattle
Life was violent during Seattle’s early days. To fund his vision of a pure and perfect utopia, Denny turned to the surrounding natural resources and began shipping lumber out of the area and to San Francisco. This attracted a population of workers in direct conflict with Denny’s vision, rough sailors, hard-boiled lumberjacks, and later, Gold Rush prospectors, who all lived in a world of human vices Denny despised.
Visit the dens of sin that evolved to accommodate Seattle’s rough and renegade population and unearth bone-chilling stories of the ghosts they left behind. See the Can Can cantina, where sex workers endured hard lives that came to miserable ends and mysterious burlesque dancers have disappeared in the middle of their acts.
Seattle Ghosts will take you on a tour of the bloody history that built Cloud City and introduce you to a blurry world of mystery where the echoes of rape murder and violence still echo in the streets and victims’ ghosts still search for revenge.
Portals Of Mass Suicide Linger In The Streets
While America’s largest mass suicide event took place in San Diego, there is a piece of the street in Pikes Place that directly ties the souls of the victims to Seattle.
In 1997, members of the Heaven’s Gate cult poisoned themselves in San Diego in an effort to cleanse themselves of human attachments and ascend to the next level of existence. Before the suicide event, one of the cult’s organizers bought a tile during a Pike’s Place Market fundraising campaign in the name of Heaven’s Gate. And for some reason, there seems to be a connection between that tile and ghosts of cult members who voluntarily ended their lives in pursuit of perfection.
Discover the Heaven’s Gate tile and unearth chilling stories of those who have stood near the tile and heard the echoes of Heaven’s Gate, calling from beyond the grave.
Why Seattle’s Past Continues To Be Resurrected
While Seattle is popular for coffee, culture, music, and food, it was built on blood, greed, savagery, and violence. Even when the sun does pop through the clouds in one of America’s rainiest cities, you’ll find darkness still lingers in the corners and alleyways of this busy Sea-Town.
Visit popular tourist attractions like Pike’s Place Market on our haunted walking tour and discover a place where the afterlife mingles with the living and the past is just a breath away from the present.
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE SEATTLE GHOSTS TOUR?
See a different, darker side of a historic and beautiful destination
Seattle is a ghastly playground for the paranormal, a hotspot for lingering violence and ghosts that won’t let their stories die. Darkness hovers around corners and at the edge of your eye line ghosts dance between the world of the living and the world of the dead. In Seattle, the past still shapes the present, and atrocities of old are still alive and well in the shadows.
Come with us to visit the gruesome past of the Gateway to Alaska and to hear stomach-churning stories of the very ghosts that will stalk your footsteps and haunt your dreams. Join us on a walk through some of Seattle’s most haunted locations to discover why the sins of this city linger for eternity.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure you’ll cherish forever
Seattle is a whole vibe unto itself with the frenzy of activity at Pike’s Place Market, the daring design of the Space Needle and the avant-garde art and food scene. A visit to Seattle will already leave a lasting impression, but if you really want to get the city under your skin, take a walk through some of Seattle’s most haunted areas. You’ll really get to know Seattle’s permanent residents.
Come see where Gypsy Lee Rose danced her last burlesque show and where victims of serial killer Linda Hazzard breathed their last. Visit buildings built for death, haunted hotels, and apartments where tenants whisper chilling secrets of residents long dead who still stalk the hallways.
Join Seattle Ghosts for an adrenaline-laced walk and visit places that have housed the truly horrific, the gruesome, and the ghastly. See places where some of Seattle’s most grisly and grotesque murders have taken place and where heartbreaking tragedy left ripples of misery throughout time and space.
Be part of a Growing Ghosty Community
For anyone who loves a creepy haunting, Seattle is a destination worth visiting. Not only will you encounter chilling stories of prospector poltergeists and wild west ghosts, you’ll take a walk through sites haunted by spirits who were violent in life and who are vengeful in death. If it’s your first time ghost hunting, you’ll find a frightful chill as you walk through these haunted locations with us. If you’re a veteran ghost hunter, be ready to discover hair-raising tales that will deepen your twisted connection with the other side.
From serial killer Ted Bundy to a portal to the Heaven’s Gate cult victims, Seattle is a smorgasbord of sinister hauntings that prove the pain of the past is never very far away.