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Real Haunts in Idaho- Paranormal ID

Did you know Idaho is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Idaho has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Idaho's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Idaho's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Malad City Cemetery Malad City, ID
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    This cemetery is said to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a red dress and an older man who has been spotted doing maintenance work. Stories say the man was a caretaker of the cemetery for years, and committed suicide there when he fired. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries

  •   B.J.'s Bayou Restaurant Roberts, ID
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    Now operating as a restaurant, this building once housed a hotel and was even left abandoned after the 1976 Teton Flood. The location underwent renovations and became the Cajun restaurant in the 1980's. There have been several hauntings reported here, including the spirit of an older man wearing uniform, and a young girl. Read More

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    This family restaurant is believed to be haunted by a former owner, who loved the establishment so much that he has decided to never leave! Witnesses say his spirit is friendly and can be seen wandering around during the day on the lower floor. He is also known to play music on the jukebox in the main dining room - but the songs he plays are 1950's tunes that are not stored in the... Read More

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  •   Brava's Lewiston, ID
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    Reports of hauntings at this restaurant include cold spots, a woman's apparition with short hair sitting at the bar after closing, names being called out and disembodied voices. Rumor says that there are underground tunnels located underneath the restaurant that have passageways throughout downtown Lewiston. Certain buildings with access to these tunnels are also said to have hauntings. Read More

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  •   Power County Hospital American Falls, ID
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    Nurse buzzers at this hospital and nursing home are said to go off on their own in the rooms of patients who are physically unable to get to the buzzer.There is a ghostly doctor who smells of cigar smoke and elderly residents who have passed away have been spotted as well. A tall man's apparition is said to stand near the entryway and survey the room. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hospitals & Asylums

  •   Jameson Saloon and Inn Wallace, ID
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    Dating back to 1892, this location no longer operates as the Jameson Saloon and Inn but is believed to be one of Idaho's haunted destinations. Reports here include a spirit named Maggie that is known to give hugs, touch people on the shoulder and pat them on the back. Full-body apparitions of Maggie have also been spotted, and those of two male figures as well. One is called Ollie, who... Read More

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    This cemetery holds over 3,000 graves, many of them that are unknown or unmarked. Many believe this is due to the violence that took place at this 1860's Gold Rush town. Locals say that many of the spirits still linger here. Read More

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    This camping site features the old military jail building and a former naval training center. Witnesses have claimed that the brig is haunted and there have been a number of full-body apparition reports, along with objects that move on their own inside the cells. The identity of the spirit is unknown, although some who have spotted it have said it was wearing a uniform of some sort. Read More

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    Now operating as a museum, the Old Idaho State Penitentiary once housed some of the most dangerous criminals in Idaho. It first opened its doors in the 1870's and was nicknamed the 'Old Pen.' It was in service for 101 years and housed over 13,000 inmates, 215 of them women. The penitentiary saw its fair share of tragedy, from riots to deaths Its doors closed for good in 1973, after a... Read More

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    Now a frat house, this location was said to be the setting of a brutal murder that took place in 1987. Some believe it it haunted, and there have been reports of blood stains appearing on the walls and blinds that open and close on their own. Read More

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  •   Cedar Inn Pierce, ID
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    Dating back to 1927, this inn was a spot that was built for railroad workers and is believed to be haunted. Reports here include noisy, banging ghosts. Guests have reportedly asked to switch rooms because of all the noises and footsteps that come from nowhere. Some believe the spirits are those of railroad workers. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging

  •   Kit Kat Klub Meridian, ID
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    This location no longer operates as the Kit Kat Club, but there have been rumors that employees have spotted ghosts that came along with unexplained pounding sounds. Read More

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    There are a number of unmarked graves at this cemetery, which may be why there are a bunch of hauntings surrounding it. Reports say that the most often seen spirits are that of children and a woman, who has been spotted at a nearby school. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries

  •   Canyon Hill Cemetery Caldwell, ID
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    Stories say that if you park between the trees that are facing the cemetery, you will see the midnight jogger appear to tap on your window. Her ghost is known to run around the cemetery at night. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries

  •   Idanha Hotel Boise, ID
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    Located in Downtown Boise, this hotel was built in 1900 and was used to house travelers that were getting off of the strain stub line from Nampa. It now is modern apartments and was renovated, which is when construction workers reported some strange activity. Gunned down at the hotel, a bellman's ghost has been said to move the elevator up and down. Some have also spotted his ghost... Read More

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  •   Hooper Springs Park Soda Springs, ID
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    A ghostly figure is said to walk the bridge at this park, and unseen beings have been spotted playing on the playground's swingsets. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   The Bates Motel Coeur d'Alene, ID
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    Visitors of this motel have reported a variety of activity in rooms 1 and 3. It is unsure if these stories are true or just due to the name of the motel. Read More

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  •   Ammon Cemetery Idaho Falls, ID
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    This cemetery is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly child who has been spotted climbing a tree that is nearby to his or her grave. It is unknown if the ghost is a girl or boy, but its spirit has been seen waving from the tree to those that pass by. Read More

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  •   Rose Hill Cemetery Idaho Falls, ID
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    Legend says that those who known on a certain above-ground tomb, a square monument, will hear its spirit knock back. Another story says that two gravesites were once side by side - one read the name Wear, the other, Wolff. Some werewolf tales came about, which lead to the graves being relocated within the cemetery. Read More

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    Frazier Hall is made up of the theater and speech departments, and is rumored to be haunted by a spirit named Alex. Witnesses have reported hearing phantom piano playing and a ghostly audience, along with the sounds of footsteps coming from the 4th floor hall. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Colleges

  •   Lewiston Civic Theatre Lewiston, ID
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    This theatre has some ghost stories surrounding it, but reports say that the most accurate version includes two young women who had been visiting or passing the theatre in the 1980's. It was said that the two women and a man that worked at the theatre all vanished on the same night. It was believed that whatever happened to them took plae near the theatre, although the women's bodies... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Theaters

  • Ammon Park Pocatello, ID
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    There is a swingset at this park that is said to be haunted by a young girl wearing a blue dress who likes to swing late at night. Read More

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    Dating back to the late 19th Century, this historic bed and breakfast features bygone-era styled rooms and is believed to be haunted. A man's apparition has been spotted in guests rooms wearing period clothing, in the middle of the night. It is believed that the man is angry because of his misspelled name on his headstone at a graveyard nearby. There have been rumors that the headstone... Read More

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  •   Owyhee Plaza Hotel Boise, ID
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    There have been apparitions spotted in some of the guest rooms at this hotel, in meeting rooms and in areas of the basement. Read More

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  •   River Road Bridge Caldwell, ID
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    Stories say that a woman once hanged herself at this bridge long ago, and according to Urban Legend, if you park your car on the bridge at night and turn off the lights, you will see her shadow on the side of the bridge. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  •   Howells Opera House Oakley, ID
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    This historic opera house is said to be haunted by two apparitions, both whom were associated with the building in their past lives. One is a female apparition who likes to show up during performances, and has even been known to appear on the stage during rehearsals. The other is a distinguised gentleman who wears an old-fashioned suit. He is believed to be B.P. Howells, the former... Read More

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  •   Marsing-Homedale Cemetery Marsing, ID
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    This cemetery is said to have "dancing" lights above its headstones and visitors have reported a feeling of oppressive sadness. (Which we assume comes along with visiting a cemetery in general.) Read More

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  •   Shoshone Ice Caves Shoshone, ID
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    This natural wonder and tourist attraction has had some strange phenomena take place. The caves are actually a 1,000 foot lava tube, visitors are told to dress warmly as it is below freezing inside - even during the summertime. Footsteps and voices have been heard inside the ice caves. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Museums | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Egyptian Theatre Boise, ID
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    Dating back to 1927, this theater showed "Don Juan" as its very first film. The ghost that is said to linger the theater is believed to be named Joe, a projectionist who worked here from the 1920's until he passed away from a heart attack. Stories say he was walking up the stairs to the projection booth in the 1950's when the incident occurred. His ghost is rumored to turn the lights on... Read More

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  •   Bear River Massacre Site Preston, ID
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    This site is where U.S. Calvalry soldiers brutally murdered Shoshone men, women and children as they were starving to death. It has been said that in the wintertime, you can hear babies crying, and footprints can be seen in the snow. Read More

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    Legends say that a girl drowned here in the 1970's while she was waterskiing. Witnesses have reported seeing her ghost sitting on the rocks at shore, looking out into the water. Those who have tried to approach her say she vanishes. Read More

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  • Clover Club Hotel Nezperce, ID
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    This hotel has a restaurant on its ground floor that is also believed to be haunted. Room #6 at the hotel has had a number of reports of ghostly children laughing and playing, only to vanish out of nowhere. The blinds in this room are also known to go up and down on their own, and eerie noises have been heard, such as footsteps and screams. Various other rooms throughout the hotel have... Read More

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    This is where the cannibalistic dwarves are said to live, and they are rumored to be strong and vicious creatures. It was said that they map kidnap children and eat them. Legend says they stand at about two feet tall and have tails, which they hide by wrapping them around their bodies. Read More

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  •   Enders Hotel and Museum Soda Springs, ID
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    This haunted hotel and museum has several different ghost stories surrounding it, some that conflict the others. Some witnesses have claimed to see a man who had been shot and killed at the location, while others say that the mean fell down the stairs to his death. A third story involves a prostitute who had been murdered here, which stories say is the most unlikely since the figures... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging | Real Haunted Museums

  •   Mesa Falls Ashton, ID
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    Local legends say there is a ghost of a Shoshone Indian girl who lingers in the Lower Mesa Falls. She was said to have died while trying to rescue someone who was caught in the river. Witnesses have reported seeing her spirit in the falls, dressed in white. Phantom drumbeats have also been heard here. Read More

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  •   Colburn Cemetery Sandpoint, ID
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    Witnesses have reporting seeing an old woman's apparition since the 1920's at this overgrown cemetery. The cemetery is located off Highway 95 near mile marker 483. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries

  •   The Helgeson Orofino, ID
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    Witnesses have reported seeing a ghostly woman standing outside the hotel at night, and reports of loud bangs have been heard coming from inside the building. Read More

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    There was a Bulgarian Monk that was said to live in the area from about the 1870's to 1890's, until he reportedly drowned. Some say he was well known and liked, giving lectures and traveling. Stories say that on the day he drowned, he was seen playing with some children 25 miles away. Ever since, witnesses have claimed to see his black-robed form wandering along the riverbanks carrying... Read More

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  •   Dry Creek Cemetery Boise, ID
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    Legend says that if you go to the edge of the cemetery near the canal at night, specifically anytime after 2:15 AM, you can hear a ghostly horse running along the canal bank. Read More

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  •   Pete's Tavern Nampa, ID
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    There is a back room at this tavern called 'The Cave,' which is famous for its spirits. Recordings have taken place in the room, and have turned up four different disembodied voices, a female with a Southern accent, a young man, a whispering female and a grumbly old man. Witnesses have reported that the spirits may touch you, play with your hair or whisper in your ear. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   Fish Woman of Lake Couer D'Alene Coeur d'Alene, ID
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    Stories say there is a mysterious fishwoman that lives near a big pointed rock at this lake. Other stories say there is a large, horned monster that lifts boats out of the water. Unexplained sounds have also been heard around the lake. Read More

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  •   Old Woman of Potlatch Potlatch, ID
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    Local legends say a ghostly older woman has been spotted wandering around the park, in search of her home. Some say the woman was reported missing years ago, and her body was found outside town. Read More

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  •   Plaza Bridge Emmett, ID
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    There have been a number of eerie happenings at this bridge, including a woman's apparition who has seemed to be searching for crying babies, as judged by the sounds of wailing heard simultaneously. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  •   Rio Theatre Idaho Falls, ID
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    Strange things are said to happen at this theater, although no hauntings besides that have been reported. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Theaters

  •   Spirit Lake - Kaniskee Spirit Lake, ID
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    Lake Kaniskee was said to have been named by The Coeur d'Alenes Indians, and it means 'Lake of the Spirit.' A ghostly girl with long black hair and a white dress is said to linger here in spirit, riding over the water in her phantom canoe. Some stories say she was an Indian girl who drowned herself after her lover was killed in a tribal fight. She was said to have rowed into the center... Read More

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  •   Sidewinders Bar & Grill Murtaugh, ID
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    This bar and grill is housed inside a building that dates back to 1908 and for many years was a saloon. The jukebox at the location has been known to max out its volume suddenly, ghostly laughter is heard out of nowhere and witnesses have spotted unexplained shadowy figures. Those that linger here are said to be not harmful. Read More

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  •   Colburn Creek Hayden, ID
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    There is a shadowy apparition that has been spotted along the train tracks carrying a lantern. Witnesses have reported coming close to him, and he vanishes. He can usually be seen on summer nights. Read More

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  •   Lake Waha Lewiston, ID
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    This lake is rumored to be haunted by a Native American woman who wanders around the lake's shore. She has been said to vanish into the lake, creating a whirlpool as she goes. Read More

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  •   Grand Brick Guesthouse Grangeville, ID
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    This historic inn is no longer in operation but is believed to have some haunted rooms. Guests have reported shower faucets that turn on and off by themselves and quarters that appear out of nowhere. Read More

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  •   Fort Hall Bottoms Pingree, ID
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    This area of wetlands was a popular spot for fishermen and witnesses have reported seeing a woman's faceless apparition, wearing white. The sounds of crying babies have also been reported here. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

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