What Makes WA’s Port Gamble The Most Haunted Town in the Nation?
Have you ever visited Washington's most haunted town?
This could be fun. If you believe in spirits and such. The town of Port Gamble is on the list of one of America's most haunted.
The sawmill that William Talbot and Andrew Pope founded on Gamble Bay in 1853 remained in operation until Dec. 1995. It was the longest continually operating mill in the United States at that time. On November 30, 1995, the mill whistle blew its last time in Port Gamble. Pope & Talbot made the decision to close the mill; until its closure, the mill was the oldest continuous operating mill in North America.
What makes Port Gamble haunted?
The Walker-Ames house, once the most expensive in town was built in 1889 for the saw mill's master mechanic, William Walker. His daughter married the mill's manager, Edwin Ames, who also lived in the home. Visitors have reported hearing weird sounds, and feelings of uneasiness. Some have reported seeing ghost-like figures, doors slamming, and hearing strange voices. In fact, it's a popular destination for those wanting to take a ghost tour.
What was once a working lumber town, Port Gamble is one of Washington's oldest towns. The Port Gamble Museum was constructed in 1972 and opened in 1976.
The Walker-Ames house near the town of Port Gamble is well known as haunted. (Courtesy of KING 5 Seattle)