Skagway, Alaska


The story of Skagway, Alaska.

Skagway in northern part of southeast Alaska has not changed much from the Klondike Gold Rush days. Today, it can boast being home to 700 residents that keep the town as historical as possible to the time when it was a booming gold town.

Looking for ghosts? Well, then you have come to the right place. Skagway is home to many spirits that will welcome you to this unique little town. The first stop on your ghost hunt should be the Red Onion Saloon. In its time 1898, this was a very popular whorehouse, today it is an office. On the second floor, which was the Madam’s room there is a ghost that is not too fond of men, she is even a bit hostile.

Other ghostly happening in the old saloon include running footsteps when no one is around, shadows, cold areas, strong aroma of perfume, unseen hands watering plants, and a shadowy figure of a woman watering unseen plants.

The Golden North Hotel should be your next stop. This three-story hotel has ghosts living in room 14 and 23. Room 23 has a pretty young woman that staff members call Mary. Mary and her husband were staying in room 23 while he searched for gold. While he was gone on one his long excursions, Mary died of pneumonia. She has been seen by many staff members standing staring out the window for her husband to return.

Mary is also believed to be the ghost that haunts room 14. The tub has mysterious had a ring around it the next morning as if someone had taken a bath the night before, when no guests did.

Eagles Hall was created by putting together two old hotels of the 1890’s. The second floor is the home to a few ghosts that enjoy leaving behind cold spots and letting others know they are there if only by a feeling.

The Mulvihill House is a Victorian beauty built in 1904. From 1914 to 1949, it was home to the Mul Mulvihill family. Mul was the chief dispatcher for the White Pass & Yukon Railroad. He even kept a telegraph in his home.

People that visited the home have seen doors open and close by themselves, heavy footsteps have been heard throughout the house, and the most popular sound is that of the telegraph.

The White House was at first a private home, however, it has seen many faces, from being a hospital during War World 2, a small hotel, a daycare center, and of course the private home of many. Here a woman loves to talk with children and has been seen standing at the foot of the bed. This ghost is believed to be the woman that ran the daycare center.

Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska

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