The longer I live in Washington, the more I realize I have so much to learn, see, and do here. I, like many people, love to travel the state and take day trips and it seems I'm learning about a new and interesting place almost every day. Stonehenge in Maryhill and the dinosaur park in Granger are popular places for day trips in Washington. But what about the spooky stuff? Yes, Washington has its share of eerie attractions and places the locals insist are haunted.
In Iron Horse State Park near North Bend, there are remnants of a train track where all that remains is a tunnel. The Snoqualmie Tunnel stretches just over two miles and is open for hikers to walk through. It's cold and peaceful so dress warmly and make sure you remember your flashlight.
In Seattle, a piece of art was erected under University Bridge in 1993 that startled passers-by. This art piece bears many spikes and an orange metal banner that reads 'The Wall of Death.'
Near Winthrop, there was once a mining settlement that was abandoned after only two years. As the gold rush raged, people flocked to the west to try and find their fortune. Barron Ghost Town is a reminder of shattered dreams and aspirations shared by the many who did not get rich in the 19th century. There's another ghost town near Molson that some believe to be haunted.
There are several old cemeteries throughout Washington but you'd be hard-pressed to find one more eerie than Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle. Many of the people buried there died in tragic ways, with many of them unidentified from a shipwreck in 1906. In Spokane, you can visit Greenwood Cemetery, which is claimed to have a haunted staircase.
If you're up for a thrill you can plot a trip to one of these places. If you do, tell me how it goes.
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