In Alaska

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Anchorage - Clark Middle School - This is an old school that is haunted by a woman in a white dress. She'll play with instruments in the band room, appear in empty hallways in the summer, and turn classroom lights off. She's not known to harm people, just to scare them. Most of the teachers tell the students there is a female ghost that comes up through the floors. Other teachers say there's no ghost, and it’s all hocus pocus.

Anchorage - Courtyard by Marriot - Room 201 - This room is haunted by a man who died there, and whose body was not found for several days, according to the staff. Also, there is a ghost by the name of Ken who wanders the parking lot and courtyard, in and around the gazebo. There is also what appears to be a cat walking around the hotel. It's very evident in rooms 103 and 107.

Anchorage - Dimond Center - It is said that when the Dimond center was first built, the grounds under it were sacred burial grounds from thousands of years ago, dating back to when natives first roamed the lands. While digging up the grounds to build the mall, workers came across a few graves, but due the fact they were so old and small, they continued digging. Now the ghosts roam the areas and usually appear in front of lone people in the bathrooms, and smaller hallways in the mall.

Anchorage - Hanshew Middle School - Some say they have seen a young girl walking around the location of this school. The story is that this young girl died there during construction of the building. It seems that the young girl only comes out during the early morning and late at night. Janitors and some young children have said they have seen the young girl. They say the girl looks sad and shouts for help. Some say they've seen her crying.

Anchorage - Historic Anchorage Hotel - Anchorage’s oldest hotel is haunted by many things. Several guests have reported seeing a young girl walk the second floor hall. In rooms 215 and 217, the television will turn on and off at will. Also, the water in the tub and sink will run by itself. Employees have reported hearing people coming down the stairs when the hotel is empty, and few have seen a man walk past the stairs.

Anchorage - Old Theater - Downtown Old 4th Ave Movie Theatre - Some see a lady in the long, double mirrors that are hung up on the wall, between the men's and women's restrooms.

Anchorage - The Little Karaoke Place - The Korean owner of this place was killed by Chinese weightlifters in 1999. The owner's spirit is sometimes seen peeking out the window.

Anchorage - Ship Creek - Haunted by the spirit of an Alaskan native woman named Marie, who was murdered there in 1987. She is said to appear to natives who are homeless, and warn them not to linger. This haunting is usually reported as being between the old ANS Hospital and the old Alaska Railroad terminal.

Anchorage - UAA Wendy Williamson Theater - The Wendy is haunted by several different ghosts, but most distinctly a lady in white, a poltergeist in the light booth, and a man who pushes females down stairs.

Anchorage - West High School - It is said that in the basement auditorium and in the area where it links to the Middle School, there are restless creatures that are only semi-human in the area. They take out their anger on a lot of students and young teachers. Rumor has it that West High and its neighborhood were once an elusive, swampy forest area and the creatures hate how their land has become so polluted and contaminated.

Central - Arctic Circle Hot Springs Resort - Many people claim to see the ghost of a woman. Things fly off the walls, footsteps can be heard, and more. The ghost likes to roam on the third floor, where the library is.

Chitina - Old Copper Railroad - This was the railroad from Cordova to the Kennicott copper mine. It was closed and covered with dirt. It is now used as a road to access the back areas along the Copper River. There have been sightings of gravestones along the dirt road in the woods, but upon second investigation, they would be gone. There was government housing being built in Chitna from 1997-98. It was closed down for a while because the workers would hear voices and children laughing. Also, tools would be misplaced right after workers would put them down. Sometimes at night in back woods along the dirt road, you can hear voices and children laughing as well. - March 2007 Correction/Additional Information: The correct spelling of the town is 'Chitina' although old publishing's have used the 'Chitna' spelling. The railroad was located by the town of Chitina and continued on for approximately 60 more miles t o Kennicott.

Chugiak - Birchwood Saloon - A young man was shoveling snow from the roof of an adjacent building, when his shovel contacted a power line, electrocuting him. Bartenders and patrons have since heard voices, and a juke box playing on its own. They have seen apparitions, items being moved, etc. They believe the spirit of the deceased man continues to inhabit the place.

Chugiak - South Birchwood - Badarka Road In The Woods - It is said that deep in the woods, about half way down the road, there is a place where a 5 year old girl was killed. Legend has it that the girl was helping her father chop wood for the fireplace in their small cabin, where her mother and little brother were waiting. The father had put the axe in the tree, so the girl couldn't accidentally fall down on it. The little girl was said to be a very helpful child, and attempted to pull the axe out of the tree and chop the wood herself. While her father was taking a break, the girl pulled the axe out of the tree, and it fell down and hit her in the head. The girl died instantly, with blood running down her face. The father stayed by her side for days and nights in the cold bitter winter of Alaska, and eventually died of hypothermia. It has been said that at 3:30AM you can see the little girl lying dead in h er father's arms, while he mourns over her lifeless, cold, and white little body.

Circle - Circle Hot Springs - Haunted by a former owner, the ghost does not like renovations. Beers often move across the bar on their own. Footsteps are heard walking across the porch of the rental cabins.

Fairbanks - Birch Hill Cemetery - There is a ghost of a young girl in a white dress, from the early 1900's. Also reports of a black floating figure and an apparition of a little boy about 7 or 8 dressed like the 1930s just walking around.

Fairbanks - Chena Hot Springs Road - As you first start to drive down this road, to your left is Birch Hill. Numerous people have seen what looks like glowing balls in the sky, that cast streaks of bright light everywhere. It has only been seen during the winter months at around 7PM or later.

Fairbanks - Fairbanks Memorial Hospital - Nurses have seen and experienced, “angels” in the back room when a baby is dying in the nursery. The temperature in the room drops to 60 degrees, and they experience cold chills. Also, babies can be heard in the room, when there are none.

Fairbanks - Mile 8-12 Chena Hot Springs Road - This road is haunted by ghostly lights. Late at night, two lights that resemble headlights follows passing cars. Sometimes, it will start to fly and form one bright light. Other times, it will look like a fast moving car or truck with bright blue, white and orange colored lights.

Fairbanks - Northern Lights Hotel - A little girl died on the third floor of this abandoned building. After that, the hotel closed off that part of the building. The front desk has reported getting phone calls from the third floor, Room #303. A little girl on the phone says she's looking for her mother and then hangs up. No one was on the third floor when the call was made.

Gakona - Gakona Lodge and Trading Post - Footsteps and voices are heard, as well as the smell of tobacco smoke.

Kenai - Kenai Cemetery - There are several spirits here. One is an older, heavyset woman who goes by the name Marie. There is also an older gentleman by the name of Arthur Johnson. He has been spotted maintaining his gravesite, plus the graves of others who are buried there. In the back part of the cemetery are several unmarked graves that contain the remains of servants brought up here to help dig for gold. But when the gold ran dry, it was too expensive to feed them, so they were killed and buried in graves outside the main cemetery.

Kenai - Local Cemetery - There is often an old man who is transparent, attempting to maintain his own gravesite, as well as others.

Ketchikan - Ketchikan High School - In 1946, a student fell from a catwalk to his death. He haunts the theatre to this day with crying and other noises, and he is visible from the stage, if you look up. He is well documented by the media and school officials, and seen by the majority of the students. He still haunts the school, even after it was remodeled. He is nick named, “Boochie”.

Ketchikan - Ketchikan Graveyard - At night, as you drive up the main drive of the graveyard, a headless woman appears for a brief instant. Then, as you turn, a head is visible on the roadway.

Kotzebue - NANA Museum - During the spring season there is a giant puddle under the museum from all the melted snow. A young boy named Alex was playing with a basketball near the museum. His ball went under the building. When he tried to get the ball, he slipped under the building and couldn't get out. He drowned in the water. People say if you bring a basketball into the auditorium, leave it on the floor and say, "Alex, come get your ball!" you will hear the ball start bouncing.

Nightmute - Nightmute High School - There is said that there is a little girl roaming and haunting the whole school. Staff members and students have seen and heard her. She would sometimes hum, appear in both the boys and girls bathrooms, turns lights off and on, and bounce a basketball. No one really knows how she died but it is said that there is a grave under the classroom 106, and she is mostly in that classroom.

Seward - The Old Jesse Lee Home - In the 1964 earthquake, dozens of children died here. You can hear a distant giggle in this building. Other times, you can hear children jump roping, or running around.

Shungnak - The Old Recreation Hall - As you walk by, you can hear rattling chains. It was kept as a morgue.

Sitka - Rookies Corner (The Old Kiksaadi Corner) - A woman was struck and killed on the blind corner outside this well known watering hole in southeast Alaska. It used to be known as the Kik, or Kiksaadi club, but now it is Rookies, a sports bar. The story is that the woman left the bar and was extremely drunk. She tried to wander into town on her own, which was a common thing in this small town. Often, a cab could be flagged or someone who knew you would pick you up along the way. She staggered onto the road on the blind corner, and was literally run over by a young man who had been drinking as well, and driving a truck. She was so drunk that she actually got up, despite the terrible, traumatic wounds that she had received. She weaved about screaming and dying, not fully aware of what had happened to her. There were several witnesses to this tragedy since the bar was closing. Hundreds of people were aroun d, climbing into their vehicles and gathering for an, "after hours" party. It was a horrific scene. Since then, there have been stories of an apparition of the woman seen on that blind corner weaving in and out of the road. She supposedly has appeared to people who are driving under the influence of alcohol, prompting even brave men to park on the side of the road and flag a cab. Also, there are stories that in the early pre-dawn hours, terrible moans and death cries can be heard in the same area. The cries seem to be emanating from the bushes that are the cause of the corner being blind.

Skagway - Golden North Hotel - Rooms 23 & 14 are haunted by apparitions.

Soldotna - Bailey Furniture Store - The furniture store used to be a grocery store, and the owner of that store was murdered. The killer was never found. It's said that the man still haunts the place, and sometimes furniture breaks for no reason. Also, there are unusual sounds heard from the back office.  

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