The story of Old Desert village in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Old Desert Village
is a village of historic Mormon homes that is located in the Pioneer
State Trail Park on 2601 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Brigham Young Forest Farm House was
built in 1800’s and is the most popular place for haunts in the
village. Spirits that haunt the home include Brigham Young who has
been seen sitting in the front room with a cane in his hand.
During the time the Wilcox family was
living in the home and restoring it to its original state, they were
having a reception in the home, when a nice young man dressed in
1880 clothing talked with them. A photo was taken of the trio;
however, the young man was not in the picture.
The home was moved from its original
place to the State Park. After the move, more ghosts began to
Ann Eliza Webb was Brigham Young’s 19th
wife. She divorced Brigham and wrote a book entitled “Wife #19, The
Story of a Life in Bondage.” She has been seen in various places
throughout the home. Another helpful entity, which could be either
Ann Eliza or Brigham’s second wife Sara Decker, has also been moving
hangings on the wall as a way in which to help the guide.
Children and have been hard playing in
the ballroom and in other rooms such as the parlor and upstairs.
Odors are also very prevalent in the home. Some have smelled the
aroma of chicken soup or potatoes frying.
Other homes in the village that have
spirits that do not wish to go onward include the Jewkes Draper Home
and the Smith House.
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