Learn how the West was haunted, as historian, author, and ghost story collector Jill Pope takes you on a spectral tour of Wyoming’s capital city.
In 1867, at the spot where the Union Pacific Railroad crossed Crow Creek, the city of Cheyenne was born. Since then, the Magic City of the Plains has had a long history of hauntings. Drop into the Shadows Pub and Grill, and you may find yourself sharing a drink with a spectral patron from another era. Spend a night at the Historic Plains Hotel, and you may run into one of the many ghostly guests who refuse to check out. Even the Wrangler store seems to be home to a phantom cowboy. From the ghosts of the historic depot and rail yard to the spirits that still linger in some of the city’s private homes, this frontier town is filled with spooky happenings and chilling sightings. Join writer and guide Jill Pope on a tour of the stories behind this city’s most chilling spots.
“If there is anyone in town who knows about Cheyenne’s ghosts, it’s local historian and author Jill Pope. She can rattle off scores of stories tied to most of the buildings downtown, ranging from a murder in the Cheyenne Depot to a freak accident outside the Hynds Building.” —Wyoming Tribune Eagle