Posts Tagged ‘haunted’

The infamous serial killer Ted Bundy had a residence in Utah, and it’s still accessible (if you have the courage to get out of your car). It is located at approximately 115 Burr’s Lane (Emigration Canyon Road) in Salt Lake City just past the Hogle Zoo (another sweet adventure!) and the large apartment buildings. The green gate marking the small dirt lane to his abandoned and vandalized house will be on your right side driving up the canyon. You can park right by it, but if you want to be a little bit more conspicuous but be close enough to run to your car when you see Ted, drive only a hundred feet past it and park next to a monument on the right side. I didn’t see any “No Trespassing!!” signs located at the gate or in the area. Once you walk around the gate, you can stroll down the little lane, over a creek, until you reach an opening with his small house and cellar (west of the house). While I have attempted this many times with friends, I’ve never been able to reach this point in the dark, so I explored the area in the light of day. His old residence is littered with graffiti and broken items (including a toilet). On the right side of the house is the cellar (where he probably did, and still does, store his victims’ bodies) with a hole busted in the door allowing only the most daring of individuals inside. From here, I will let you explore the unknown. WARNING: You may not get very far with the light-hearted girls.  Map to Ted Bundy’s House.

EDIT: The house has been demolished, but the cellar is still located to the right of the house foundation.

So I’ve heard friends talk about going to the “Coffin House.” Supposedly it is this creepy place where they make grave stones and coffins, and since they know everyone walks through their yard, they’ve sort of set all the gravestones up and make a path of to this little building at the top of a hill. A few friends have been there, but it’s been too long for them to remember where it was. Anyone know what I’m talking about? I’d love to find this place. It sounds pretty cool!

UPDATE: Thanks for Jordan, the address of the Coffin House is 205 East 10200 South. See comment below.

Hobbs Hollow is a ‘haunted’ lake in Layton.

Old Mill Adventure. Wow. This is a must read post. Walking around the Cottonwood Paper “Old Mill” is a must-do adventure (unless you are afraid of getting caught and receiving a $500 fine).

Taken from Wikipedia.org:

The Cottonwood Paper Mill is an abandoned stone structure located at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon in the Salt Lake Valley. It was built in 1883 by the Deseret News under the direction of Henry Grow.

The mill provided jobs and paper for nearly ten years. In 1892, the Cottonwood Paper Mill was sold to Granite Paper Mills Company. On April 1, 1893, a fire broke out inside. Between its large stockpile of paper and the fact that many who heard the alarm thought it to be an April Fool’s joke, the mill was destroyed, leaving only a stone skeleton.

The structure was partially rebuilt in 1927 for use as an open-air dance hall, known as the Old Mill Club, and remained so until the 1940s. It was also used in the 1970s and 1980s as a haunted house and a craft boutique. It was declared a historic site by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneersin 1966, and was condemned by the city of Cottonwood Heights in 2005. The owners indicated in a 2006 newspaper interview that there are currently no future development plans for the structure.

The Cottonwood Paper Mill is also known as Granite Paper MillDeseret Paper MillOld Mill (a title shared by several newer buildings in the vicinity) and Haunted Old Mill.

The Haunted Old Mill is surrounded by a fence, keeping visitors out. Sometimes the gate to the parking lot south of the Mill is open, in which you can enter (but don’t park inside). Otherwise, park on the street and sneak in. On the south side of the Mill there are a few openings in the fence in which you can crawl through to enter the enclosed Mill. From here, you can explore. I’ve heard stories of being able to sneak inside through an open window, but I wouldn’t try it. There are always people watching the Paper Mill, so be stealthy and quiet. There is a $500 fine for trespassing if you are caught.

View a map of the Old Mill.

  • Ophir and Jacob City abandoned mines
  • Storm Mountain Campground
  • “Coffin House”
  • Ted Bundy’s House
  • Reach Hobbs Hollow
  • Drive the Skyline Drive
  • Antelope Island
  • Clark Planetarium
  • Gilga Gardens
  • International Peace Gardens
  • Hike Lone Peak

Any suggestions what I should add to this list?