Portland has an enormous number of supposedly haunted spots. These include houses, hotels, streets, and even the Willamette River. This October, we thought we’d give another list of creepy Portland places for your consideration.
Lewis and Clark College isn’t all haunted, just the center of campus at around 1:00 AM. At this time people have said they felt watched and several observers saw a mob chasing one ghostly figure. No matter what has been seen or heard, it has always happened in the center of the campus.
Forest Park, home of the Stone House or the Witches House is said to be haunted by strange lights and shadowy figures. At the very least, it’s haunted by ghost hunters looking for a thrill.
Shanghai Tunnels are tunnels running under downtown Portland. The tunnels were used to “shanghai” loggers, sailors, cowboys, and other men and sold to sea captains as crew for a long sea voyage. The tunnels were also used for opium dens, storing kidnapped people – men and women, and were also used for transportation of goods throughout the city. The tunnels are supposed to be haunted by those who were kidnapped.
Bagdad Theater is in Southeast Portland, originally built in the late 1920’s. It’s said that one stage hand took his life there, but the ghost is a friendly one. It apparently helps out employees throughout the theater.
Willamette Mansion is an unfinished home which has its foundation in the remains of the city’s water pump house. The owner and builder of the mansion is supposed to haunt the house. Objects are said to move, lights turn on for no reason, and other spooky experiences have occurred in the house.
There are plenty of other spooky sites all across our fair city. Will you be visiting any for Halloween this year?