Ogden Paranormal—Tony Posselli, Dezmond Perkins, Jasim Shah, Cayden Allen, Eric Camp—was started by a group of teenaged buddies who bonded over their belief in ghosts and spent many nights at the cemetery in high school. They have 12 years experience in gathering evidence in the paranormal using night vision cameras, EVP recorders, and electrical disturbance detectors. Watch their nine episodes of actual live investigations, perfect to binge on this time of year. If you think you have a haunted home or building, contact Ogden Paranormal to check it out!
Follow Ogden Paranormal on Instagram and FB, and watch their live investigations on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY-kxDDXfutH0vfYmpKG4hg
GO ON YOUR OWN GHOST HUNT!
According to Ogden Paranormal, these are the most haunted spots on 25th Street:
1) The Bigelow Hotel (formerly, the Ben Lomond Hotel)
This historic 1920’s era hotel, and Ogden’s tallest building, houses the most regular visitors from the other side, according to local lore. Some long-deceased guests seem to have never left the building: the bride in room 1102 who drowned in the bathtub, Mrs. Eccles who lived bedridden on the 11th floor for over 10 years, and the disappearing cats on the 11th floor (yes, ghost cats). Rumor has it you can still smell Mrs. Eccles’s lavender perfume inside the elevators that have a mind of their own, opening their doors and moving down at random.*
2) Union Station
The most activity in this twice-burned down historic space seems to be in the main auditorium and toward the ballroom on the top floor. Step inside and take a gander for yourself! Ogden Paranormal has been there to investigate multiple times and caught shadows, voices and other noises. There is good evidence of activity there.
3) Endless Indulgence
The retro wear shop with one of the best storefront windows on the Street is buzzing with more than just well-dressed mannequins. It was nvestigated by Ogden Paranormal where they found poltergeist activity: Halloween decorations moving and bags falling on their own for no apparent reason. See the episode on the Ogden Paranormal youtube channel.
4) Grounds For Coffee
Arguably the most haunted spot on the Street. Ogden Paranormal led a two-night Investigation where unexpected footsteps were among some of the creepy things picked up. Early morning is prime time for paranormal experiences.
5) Making Scents Emporium
This unique fragrance shop is on probably the most haunted corner of 25th Street where you can make customized scents while also sniffing around for a spooky encounter. Larry, the owner, is often a willing ghost tour guide if you ask him.
6) Outdoor Recreational Outlet (Washington Boulevard)
This super creepy basement was investigated by the Ogden Paranormal team, and Dezmond had the most chilling personal experience of his ghost-chasing career down there by himself. Watch the episode on the Ogden Paranormal youtube channel.
7) The Tunnels
These notoriously forbidden tunnels underneath 25th Street where nobody goes— nobody living that is— are rumored to be THE most haunted places in Ogden, and quite possibly all of Utah, where Ogden Paranormal hasn’t even gained access. The entrances have been bricked up and cemented over, but there’s a rumor in town that the tunnels are still accessible underneath The Bigelow Hotel.
*details provided by Indie Ogden
Save The Date! Family-Friendly Festivities in Town
Friday, October 4
First Friday Art Stroll
Historic 25th Street
Saturday, October 5
Creepy Doll Class
The Local Artisan Collective
Saturdays October 5-19
The Fall Market
by Farmers Market Ogden
Friday, October 11
Ghost Stories & S’mores
The Queen Bee
Saturday, October 26
Nurture the Creative Mind Spooktacular
Elementary school-aged kids
Saturday, October 26
By Ogden Downtown Alliance and Historic 25th Street
Free. (Witches Tea Fundraiser $25)
Friday, November 1
Dia De Los Muertos
By Nurture the Creative Mind
Ogden Ghost Tours
By Story Tours
Ogdenties, you know you’ve been wanting to go on one of these ghost tours for years. Do it! You live in one of the most haunted U.S. cities —get to know all the residents of your town. The Story Tours story-guides have all experienced “too close and personal” encounters while guiding the Ogden ghost tours. “We don’t make up fake stories to scare you,” their website proclaims. “You can handle the truth.” Are you ready? Choose from three different tours: -Historic 25th Street Wicked West Ghost Walk
-Historic 25th Street Eerie East Ghost Walk
-Ogden Ghost Tour by Bus
For details and tickets visit the Story Tours - Ghost Tours FB page or storytours.com
—Deann Armes, Indie Ogden Magazine