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Dare to Explore Idaho's Most Haunted Outdoor Locations

There's something truly eerie about the woods at night. Illuminated only by the moon and the stars, and inhabited by wild creatures, ghosts, and spirits, what might be considered a relaxing walk through the woods during the day turns into a heart-pounding adventure once the sun sets. ##Region##'s Woods have been home to countless legends for ages - from folktales warning of evil spirits lurking behind the dark outlines of trees, to tales of innocent camping trips gone awry, the woods of ##Region## are well known to be home to spirits that are not of this world. Find out where ##Region##'s Most Haunted Woods are, and explore the eerie side of nature - if you dare.
 
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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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    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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    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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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    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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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  •   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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  •   Gott's Point Nampa, ID
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    Gotts Point is a gorgeous location that sits between Nampa and Calwell. It is home to a wildlife preserve, nesting birds, and a ghost, too! Located on Lake Lowell, Gotts Point is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a young girl who drowned in the lake in the 1970s. The girl was water skiing when the accident happened and some witnesses have reported hearing her gasping for air late... Read More

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  • 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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  •   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

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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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  •   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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