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Rhyolite, Nevada Ghost Town
Bottle House , Rhyolite Nevada
Rhyolite, Nevada Ghost Town
Hard to imagine that the town of Rhyolite Nevada once had a population of 10.000 plus persons. There is even a house here built of beer and whiskey bottles because lumber was in such short supply. Its interesting to think that people once lived here and went about their normal every day activities and then one day everyone just left. Hard to imagine indeed.
And with every ghost town of course you have ghosts. There are many tales about the ghosts lurking in Rhyolite Nevada and probably more than a few of them are true. There's the brown man said to be a gold prospector who died in the town after he brought huge nuggets in to town to be tested. The legend says he was poisoned by the barber to get the gold. He is seen as a brown shadow with a big floppy hat wandering around town.
Some people have claimed to see a really ancient looking old man leading a mule loaded down with gold mining equipment. He just appears out of nowhere walking down the street and then he vanishes as quickly as he appeared.
In Austin Nevada there is an old closed down Hotel called the International Hotel. Apparently there is a ghost there named Tommy who it is said was a former owner of the old closed down hotel. The old man ghost is seen near the old shut down bar and he is also heard moving around up stairs. Some people say that he has appeared to them and ordered them out of the building.
There are too many ghost tales to tell about Las Vegas except that the ghost of Elvis Presley is often see wandering around the strip. Some people have even claimed to see him driving a blue Cadillac convertible.
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Rhyolite, Nevada Ghost Town. What else would you expect to find in a ghost town but ghosts.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Virginia City Cemeteries, Nevada
A Ghost Can Be Seen In This Photo From Virginia City Nevada
Cemetery at Virginia City, Nevada can be seen in this video. Watch carefully and you just might see a ghost in this video. There are plenty of ghosts and parano
Ghost Stories From Virginia City Nevada
All kinds of strange paranormal things go on in the Virginia City Cemetery from a glowing tombstone to a tombstone that just won't stay put. People say the tombstone weighs several hundred pounds and it would take several men to move it. The tombstone has been moved several times and no one has ever seen it move. The strange thing is that you can clearly see the path it takes when it moves.
There is a strange fire in the cemetery that has been seen for years. People say it appears to look like a regular campfire but when you get to it there is no fire and no sign of one. Some people including some police officers have claimed to see shadows moving around the fire. Some people have also claimed to see and hear horses near the fire.
In the old Virginia City Cemetery there is a certain grave that is said to emit a strange unnatural light that is as bright as or brighter than the sun.
In the area of Virginia City known as the Virginia City Flats something or someone throws sticks, stones, and pieces of metal at people.
A large white dog appears and disappears right in front of the entrance to the old Virginia City Cemetery. Some people have made the claim that the dog has fiery red eyes that glow red other people have claimed to smell sulfur when the dog appears. Others have claimed to see smoke.
Haunted Virginia City Nevada. This is an old photo when the city was really busy.
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Ghost Hunting In Virginia City Nevada
The Silver Queen Hotel in Virginia City Nevada is said to be one of the most haunted places in Virginia City. When you spend the night in the hotel it is said that people hear the sound of a huge fight somewhere in the hotel. Many people complain about the noise the next morning but of course it was only paranormal fight. A white mist is also seen floating around the hotel at night. It has been seen for many years. People also see the ghost of a 7-8 year old little girl in a pretty dress.
Many people claim to see the ghost of a cowboy dressed all in black walk into traffic on main street and simply vanish. Many people who see it think it's a trick put on for the tourists but its not.No one has ever been able to figure out who he is but he's still being seen by many people.
There is the ghost of a large Collie Dog that people have seen all over town for many years. It has been seen to run into the sides of buildings and simply vanish.
Old Horse Drawn Hearse Near Virginia City Nevada
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