Juicee News Daily pointed me to The Shadowlands which contains a comprehensive list of the known spiritual presences in our city. Turns out we’re chock full of ectoplasm and slime. Hotels and high schools seem to be popular hangouts, as do fast food restaurants. My newfound knowledge that cadavers were once stored in The Underground certainly answers a few questions about that place that I've always had. Come on in and have a look...
From The Shadowlands:
Colorado Springs - Adam's Mark on Cascade - formerly The Antler's Hotel - At least 3 ghosts to speak of, One hangs out after hours in the bar Judge Baldwins. The other is a woman in a long gown seen coming down a back flight of stairs. The third is a suicide on prom night in the 70's of a young girl in one of the rooms.
Colorado springs - Arby's - around 1996 to 1997 a manager was shot in the Arby's parking lot by one of her own employees. Several things happen here, for instance whispering in the lobby, things moving from where you had put them to somewhere else in the store. so far the things have only happened when the person is alone. People have seen a lady walk from the front of the kitchen all the way out the back door. Sometimes when the opener is alone in the morning they may here their name being called by a man. When You close the store and put the chairs up the same 12 chairs every night will be found the next morning or later that night down again when NO ONE was anywhere near them. many other things happen there it is a very scary place.
Colorado Springs - British Home Shop - There are several spirits just hanging out at the British Home Shop with daily activity. One of the spirits has fun by locking you in the woman's restroom. Several investigations have produced positive videos, orb and ecto pictures and evp's. The owners of the shop will talk to you about the spirits just ask them.
Colorado Springs - Broadmoor Hotel - There was once a fire in this hotel. Guests have claimed to hear the ghosts of the fire victims.
Colorado Springs - Chapel Hills - K-Mart - There have been reports of displays being knocked over and strange noises back in the Garden Shop. Employees who have had to open the Garden Shop early in the mornings have reported cold spots and the feeling of someone brushing against them as they've gone through the aisles. The occurrences have been attributed to a former manager there by the name of Carl who passed away in 1998.
Colorado Springs - Cheyenne Canyon - Helen Hunt falls - The falls now bear her name. Her grave is up a little higher in the mountains in a place called Gold Camp Road. On the average of 5 people die around the Gold Camp area each year. If you drive through the tunnels there, something freaky ALWAYS happens. Handprints on the car, voices in the tunnels, etc.
Colorado Springs - Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind - Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind was built in 1874. CSDB is very old school. Sometimes is, deaf people saw some ghosts in the dorm, gym, and basement (the most scary place). Hearing people do hear strange noises from ghosts does. Deaf people saw ghosts' movement the things but they can't see the body.
Colorado Springs - Community Prep High School was Garfield Elementary - About 40 years ago two 3rd graders committed suicide, in one of the rooms down stairs you can still feel the coldness of the two elementary students presence. Also from students who go there now say they see and hear the voices of the two children. One student said that when they were down in the room they felt something pulling their hair while sitting down in the classroom. Until this day you can still smell what the dead bodies smell like.
Colorado Springs - Coronado High School - When the school first opened in the seventies, the pool was open to the public. Reportedly, a lifeguard invited his girlfriend and her little sister to do some swimming after hours. While the couple was making out in what is now the girl's coaches office, the little girl drowned in the pool. Early mornings in the pool, a little girl in a bathing suit can be seen sitting in the far corner of the pool area. Strange cold spots or things rubbing against swimmers have also been reported.
Colorado Springs - Days Inn - Airport - There is an older gentleman that haunts room 207 at the Days Inn-Airport. There have been reports of cold spots, curtains opening and closing and "thumping" when no other guests are present. Hotel staff knows about him and the housekeepers don't like to clean that room without at least two others nearby.
Colorado Springs - Devonshire Square Apartments - The apartment is pretty old. At least four people in the building have seen an apparition in the sauna (in the weight room), and all four times it has been described as disappearing once the person entered the room. The light is in the room, so you have to actually enter to turn it on, and beforehand you could easily mistake a ghost inside as being another person. Knockings in the 300 series have been heard.
Colorado Springs - Gold Camp Road - The tunnels along the road are haunted by the spirits who built the in the 1800's, the road was originally a railroad from Colorado Springs to cripple creek but was the tracks were later removed to allow for transportation by car. - March 2005 Update: The national Forest Service is talking about opening this tunnel and making it accessable for one way traffic. The people in the community have 60 dyas to let the forest service know what they want to do but the Forest Service will make a decision July 2005.
Colorado Springs - Harrison High School Auditorium- It is said that the ghost of a young thespian named Malcom haunts this Auditorium. You can hear his footsteps on the stage and catwalk. If you venture up to the catwalk area you may see a glowing light coming from no light source. Once a young woman slipped on the catwalk and nearly fell to what could have been her death when she felt someone grab a hold of her, pulling her back to safety. When she caught her breath and looked for her hero, she found no one, but felt something brush her cheek as if being kissed.
Colorado Springs - Cascade Blvd. - Hearthstone Inn - Reports of seeing a little girl run thru the houses laughing. Cold spots in the houses that would give you goose bumps and things flying of hooks on the walls and shelves. No reports of ever felt threatened but claims of witnesses' heart stopping on several occasions.
Colorado Springs - Lee Family Home - This home, located near the Black Forest area, has been on "Sightings" and has had several paranormal investigators visit. There are over 20 spirits that haunt the house and the grounds. Apparently it is a spiritual portal lying on the crossing of two major lay lines, according to a Hopi Shaman.
Colorado Springs - Liberty High School Auditorium - During the building of the Catwalk, a man fell and landed on the seats, breaking his back. He suffered a long death. During shows he will occasionally turn off/on one or two lights. If you sit on the stage in the dark you will head footsteps on the catwalk then the sound of something falling.
Colorado Springs - nightclub - In the 1950's, a previous owner shot her husband and than hanged herself in the basement. Almost all employees have heard whispering or seen her ghost. None of them will go down to the basement alone.
Colorado Springs - Palmer High School - In the sixties or seventies, a student hung herself in the first floor restroom after being denied a role in a production of Macbeth on its opening night in the school auditorium. Poltergeist-like activities occur when someone in the school auditorium says 'Macbeth' just prior to the premier of a play or performance. Take heed: such occurrences can be disastrous, leading to the termination of the production due to damages done on stage. This is often accompanied by the sound of the empty seats in the balcony being opened and closed. During an assembly in the spring of 1998, a noose was seen hung above those seats.
Colorado Springs - Pioneer's Museum - It is supposedly haunted by a manager who was shot dead by an employee over a pay dispute in 1959 (not sure about the year). The security guards who have to patrol the museum at night try to avoid the guy's former apartment because they feel very uneasy there.
Colorado Springs - Rock Ledge Ranch - this was once a hospital for Tuberculosis patients in the 1800s. Lights turn on by themselves, footsteps can be heard in the upper levels. The antique rocking chair in the basement moves by itself.
Colorado Springs - Rockrimmon - McDonalds - Currently during business hours employees had reported hearing children scream as if they are being killed, along with children playing around the fryers. It is said at night during closing hours an Indian chief has been known to shut off lights, push people and move things. Along with things opening closing and starting by themselves.
Colorado Springs - Wendy's - A few days after it opened, one of the workers was closing up and he went to empty the trash and found the body of a dead girl about the age of 16 in a ballerina costume. Late at night you can hear her calling the name "Tommy" and the sound of soft music.
Colorado Springs - The Underground - This bar is next door to a building that once housed a mortuary. Reportedly, during major epidemics and the like, bodies were stored in the basement of what is now The Underground, in the back bar area known as 'The Pit'. Several employees have reported things being thrown about and broken in a locked storage area when nobody is down there. Numerous pictures taken there have shown orbs of varying sizes and degrees of brightness. There are also reports of a female ghost that haunts the elevator and hallways in the upper stories of the building, which house offices.