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Haunted Alaska

Updated on July 14, 2011

Alaska has a very rich history and many ghosts are said to be in residence around the state. Here on this hub page we will report on a few of them and you are welcome to add any Alaska Ghost Stories you like in the comments section below. So if you have a great Alaskan Ghost Story tell us about it.

The Diamond Center Anchorage Alaska

The Diamond Center Anchorage Alaska
The Diamond Center Anchorage Alaska

It is said that the Diamond Center was built on top of an ancient Native American Burial Ground. It is said to be a hot bed of paranormal activity exspecially after dark. People claim to see wolfs that you can see through in the halls of the building and there are often reports of flute music and the sound of drums from inside the building.

And the ghosts of people in Native American dress often appear to people in the hallways of the building. There is an evil presense in one room that a lot of people are afraid of. They say it appears as a dark shadow and then a deep feeling of fear comes over the room. If you try to stay in the room it pinches you or hisses loudly in your ears.

Historic Anchorage Hotel , 330 E. Street Anchorage

Historic Anchorage Hotel
Historic Anchorage Hotel
Old Jesse Lee Home For Children
Old Jesse Lee Home For Children

Anchorage's oldest Hotel has several ghosts. There is said to be the ghost of a young woman in a thin white dress that walks in the second floor hall. T.V.'s turn off and on at will as do water spigots throughout the hotel. A man dressed in clothes like the 1880's is seen walking downstairs. He walks right out through a wall where a door was at one time located.

The old Jesse Lee Home For Children at 4600 Abbott Road was the scene of great tragedy during the 1964 Earthquake. Several children died during the earthquake and now you can hear children laughing and crying where there are no children. A small boy of about three in a dirty shirt appears crying only to vanish if you speak to him or approach him.

The West Anchorage High School located at 1700 Hillcrest Drive is said to be haunted by both ghosts and demons. Strange half human creatures have been reported in the area for several hundred years. It is reported that the creatures used to live in the swamp that used to be here before the area was drained for the High School to be built.

And there are many other ghosts reported all over Anchorage. There has been much death and destruction in the area and anywhere you have that much tragedy you are going to have a hot bed of paranormal activity.

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

The Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is supposed to be one of the most  haunted spots in Alaska. The Hospital is also said to have been built on sacred Indian ground and some of these spirits are said to still be around today. Angels have also been reported in the Hospitals Nursery and some paranormal investigators have even said that the hospital may set atop a major gateway to the other side. The ghosts of children and babies appear in the nursery and several different spirits are seen through out the hospital.

Ketchikan High School

A ghost of a boy named Boochie is said to haunt the High School and is said to do a real good job of haunting. It is said that Boochie fell to his death from a cat walk back in the 1940s and he has stayed around to continue haunting the high school down through the years. The bloody spot where he fell had been covered over and repainted many times but the stain always comes back. At times people hear him scream and see him on the ground but when you get there no one is there.

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      6 years ago

      Dang my future high school is haunted yay

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      6 years ago from Alabama

      I love a good ghost story. Voted up!!!

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      6 years ago

      My name is Randy, and I live in Wasilla. And I am wondering if there is a burial or something around the Williwaw Way Subdivision? I've lived here all my life. And moved from 4 different houses around the same neighborhood. O.K. here is my short, but very scary story of this yellow and brown cabin that my grandparents owned. Well my mom, sister, and younger sister we're living there at the time. And I was always with my friends or out doing something. And one night I come back my uncle Cleve, his friend, my mom, and sisters we're all freaked out about something. So I asked them what is wrong. And my mom tells me my sister was upstairs playing with my school paper I had under my bed. Then she ran downstairs and freaking out at my mom saying "Ma Ma Gha Gha upstairs, Gha Gha upstairs,come by brothers paper." O.K. I'm gonna stop right there and tell you what Gha Gha means. (My family are yu'pik. And my grandmother taught my younger sister that Gha Gha mean't monster. But it really meant listen. Just so you don't get confused with that dumb singer.) O.K. back to the story. SOO, my mom went upstairs and asked where...Then she looked into her dark room and saw this 7'-8' or so demon. She said it had a black robe on and it looked her in the eyes, and after about a couple of seconds or more, she said she fell to the ground and she couldn't move or scream a couple of minutes. She tried yelling for my uncle but she couldn't get up or do anything to save herself. So after about 5 minutes of that. She finally got feeling in her arms and started crawling towards the stairs. Luckily by that time my uncle Cleve was going to check on her. So he's going up the stairs and sees her trying to crawl and scream for help. So he quickly pulls her downstairs and asks her "What the fuck happened? What's wrong?" and she replies "Upstairs, upstairs, Devil, In my room, I tried screaming for you, but I couldn't, and I couldn't move." So he's really worried by that time. So he goes up there, into my mom's room. And lays on my moms bed.And this is around the time i got home (sorry about earlier this was like 6 years ago, so i had to refresh my memory, the time i said earlier that I got home was false.) My mom and sister's were sitting downstairs in the kitchen on the stools we had. And my uncles friend is sitting by my mom holding her. And my sisters were also huddled around my mom. So I go over and ask what's going on? And they tell me. So I went upstairs and my uncle Cleve was in my moms room laying there. And I asked him "what are you doing laying up here in the dark?" and he replies "Waiting for this devil." And I said Oh........Other than that my family has had a history of bad stuff like demons and the devil. I don't know what started it all but my grandma said my mom was special because she had 5 kids by that time and 1 of them passed..... And also my grandma told me that after she stopped drinking and using drugs, she started going to church. And everything after that went to hell. (And I forgot to mention my family is Catholic.) And i've also had a personal experience myself. When I was in my grandma's and grandpa's house, I woke up in the living room and went to get dressed in my cousin's room. After I put my shirt on, as I was slipping on my pants, I heard what i thought was my grandpa tapping on the wall to wake me up. But after i heard that tap about 2-5 seconds later i saw this BIG hand with claws coming from each fingertip, and this face that was all white and it had a BIG smile on its face with sharp teeth. but I couldn't see the rest of it because it put its hand and half of its face into the doorway. SO after I got my pants on. I was like "What the heck?" in my head. So I decided to follow it out to the living room...but nothing was there...and my grandpa was gone...getting milk from the local Carrs. And I had a dream. It was me and my uncle Troy. I playing with one of those old little metal toy cowboy revolvers. Then I decided to hit him in the head with it and it knocked him out. So i turned around and just felt bad for doing that. Then I hear him laugh. So I turned back around and it's that same face I saw. Just in a dream that was years earlier...I posted this to see if someone can explain what the demon was, that face i saw was, and if the Williwaw Way Subdivision is made over a burial ground or something? Any answers please post back on this page. I really need to know.

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      kathleen Gregory 

      6 years ago

      these story are so scary

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      7 years ago

      Oh Yes I know true, laughing! But tell you about in Ketchian, near Metlakatla (Annette Island)haunts, ghosts also, bother people's houses, scare them or not scare them. They've had been seen a ghosts sometimes. They hear their voice (weird) also. (a little girl wear an old fashiona dress like in 1900. She danced and talked sing (weird) vanish!)Metlakatla town area very beautiful! nice city!

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      just maybe 

      7 years ago

      in physically seeing and hearing some of this myself to see would be amazing

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      7 years ago

      We have been here in Fairbanks going on 4 years and the first time I went to the Polaris dealer on Airport, I saw the abandoned club or restaurant called the Castle(brown building/green trim.) I don't know why, but that place chilled me to the bone. I am an empath and have a difficult time shielding, so I am always picking up on things regardless of desire to. It could be compared to an AM radio station just out of range so that the communication comes in and out. My health is not the best (heart and lung problems) and the meds I take make me an easy target for anything looking to be noticed in the spirit world. I usually have a good strong crystal with me and that usually provides some protection. I also have an amber necklace that seems to bring calmness. On the other hand it is difficult to channel and identify a particular energy to identify it. When I drive by it feels like I have several "whatever's" jostling for position at the windows. I don't know any history about the building or land and would like to know, if someone wants to share any info. One thing that could be an issue is the close proximity to the strip club. Sometimes, not all, waves of sadness and despair will emulate from the location. I would guess it is because studies have shown many in the sex industry have a past history of abuse which is reenacted each night. I said some not all because some women find the work very empowering and it allows them to provide for their family and attend school. So, no judgment on my part, but there is the other side and it is that side that I pick up on. I don't think that is the issue with the Castle, but if everything else is ruled out it might be the answer. If someone else has had a similar experience about the site please pass it on. If you are in a position where you can arrange for an inside tour, that would be awesome. This time of year the veil gets thin. So this would be the best time to see if this is something or nothing. Of course I would also like to know if anyone has history of the land or unusual activity that has occurred in vicinity. I would just like to validate that there may be a reason that paranormal or a haunting might be happening at this location. Please send me any info you are willing to share to my email at Thanks for your time.

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      8 years ago

      i used to hang out at dimond like 24/7 when i was a teen and been in a ton of hallways and rooms and stuff i should have been in and never got like a creeped out feeling except this one time i think in the little hallway by the weststaff offices i was walkign down there and i got this weird feeling i wasn't alone and then i god cold and terrified for no real reason. it was weird and i haven't gone down that hallway since. it was totally bizarre like it was fairly warm and then i instantly felt an extreme cold and it felt like i was surrounded even though i was alone.

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      8 years ago

      I know of a very haunted location in the jewel lake and raspberry area. my apartment was haunted and the courtyard was haunted on Weimer street. Many people are aware of it and was wondering of there was a burial ground there.

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      8 years ago from USA

      Great read. I am sure There are a lot of ghost there. lot has gone on in Alaska. loved the story. I will rate, follow and be back.Thank you.

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      ashlee ruhl 

      8 years ago

      omg i live there in alaska and that is so wweird that all that has happended because i no people that have staid in those hotels and they went to those school omg that is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      8 years ago

      You guys should check out the Buckner Building. It's a really old abandoned military building in Whitier, and was called the "City under one roof" at one time because it was just that. There was a hospital, a jail, a theatre, a gym and all sorts of other things in there. The building is actually a few buildings connected together, and you have to step over really deep gaps to get to another part of the room.

      I was just there with two of my friends this morning and we went over one of the gaps and into this tiny room on the left, and we all felt our stomaches drop and that horrible feeling like something was watching us from the hallway. I couldn't even look down the hallway, so I was taking pictures. We ended up bolting out of the room and out of the building. Looking at the pictures later on in the car, we got what looks like a face in a door with its mouth open. Needless to say, we're gonna go back there...

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      8 years ago

      I am pretty sure my apt in Anchorage is haunted too. My boyfriend and I have had the windows open on their own, water turn itself on, things move, and my boyfriend got scratched on his shoulder. It was crazy. He said his shoulder felt like it was burning, and he lifted his shirt and had three bloody scratches. Yeah, I think we need to move soon. Also, my friend said a lot of the villages in rural AK are really haunted too.

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      tori 44 

      8 years ago

      my house is haunted, im sure of it, creepy stuffhas been happening there latley. supernatural stuff.

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      8 years ago

      my house usesd to be haunted cause i would hear someone walk up the stairs and would see a ghost walk from the door to the kicthan and it was scary and i would see ghosts all the time idk why i see ghosts.

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      8 years ago from Miami, Florida.

      I like ghost stories, but what happened to me was way too scary, I wrote a hub about it, you have to read it, and the worse part is that I was home alone.

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      no name 

      8 years ago

      Im pretty sure my house is here in anchorage

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      8 years ago

      if you go to fairbanks alaska, this apt. i use 2 live in is haunted. 910 4th ave. down stairs in the closet was a bone that i found. go there.

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      9 years ago

      I went to kayhi for my freshman and junior years. It was an awesome school, and the "boochie" story isn't told quite right here. It's a little sad. He hangs out in the theater area most of the time, the whole "blood spot" thing is stupid. (The school has been completely rebuilt, they didn't just paint over a blood stain.) Booch cries sometimes, and if you are on stage, sometimes you can see him if you look up. He enjoys watching practices, but is rarely seen during an actual performance. Many kids have done projects and investigations on boochie, and most of the teachers will talk about him. its a great story either way. :) thanks for reading what i have to say :)

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      9 years ago

      If you want to hear more stuff about FMH "Fairbanks Memoral Hospital" hit me up at I used to work there and i've seen some scary stuff.

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      Thomas Byers 

      9 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks for your great comments about Haunted Alaska. Yes there are a lot of ghosts in Alaska.

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      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      My Mother lived in Ketchikan AK, and we heard about the highschool haunting - never had the chance to go there though, Mom didn't think that was such a good idea lol

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      Melinda Winner 

      9 years ago from Mississippi

      Wow , ! I am so in to the paranormal . I have had many things happen to me throughout my life that kept me looking for answers. I would never have know about the hauntings in Alaska . I found this hub so interesting . I would love to read more . thank you for sharing . Really nice pictures also


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