When it comes to places you’d think might be haunted, the Stagecoach Inn in Fairfield, Utah doesn’t immediately come to mind. No ghastly crime took place within its creaky walls. No ghoulish legend lurks in its past.
The old inn’s claims to fame are its age– it was built 152 years ago– and its roster of colorful guests. Among the notable characters that frequented the inn were General Albert Sydney Johnston and Orrin Porter Rockewell. Beginning in 1860, the inn served as a stop along the Pony Express route. So while the Stagecoach boasts no tales of death or torture, its past is storied just enough to give it some haunted cred. Utah State Parks staffers and Fairfield residents reservedly acknowledge strange occurrences in the old place. Rumors of otherworldly phenomenon at the inn even prompted a paranormal investigation a few years ago.
More on this and some of the inn’s lore Wednesday. For now, though, why not set a few hours aside on October 29 to participate in Camp Floyd’s annual public ghost hunt? Click here to read more about Camp Floyd, then here for info on the ghost hunt.