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Wild Wild West Haunts of Eureka Nevada
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There is nothing like exploring an old Nevada Ghost Town!

Can the loneliest road in America lead you to the most haunted experiences in your quest? Eureka Nevada is definitely a spot you must detour to, for you see it is known as the friendliest town on the loneliest road.  All are friendly, including its phantoms!

The Lurking Legacy of Nevada’s Lead Boom    Credit:  The Lincoln Highway Guide

Ghost Hunting Eureka Nevada!   

By Becky McKiddy-Gydesen

On a hot summer day in 2017, I found myself in Eureka, Nevada exploring this old historical ghost town. Eureka is off HWY 50, well known as the loneliest road in America. It took myself and my co-pilot, Mayela, 11 hours to get to this old silver mining town. I was asked to be a guest speaker at a Paranormal Convention event held out in this town.

The Old Eureka Café

The Haunted Eureka Café  -  Credit: ABC4.com

This small town has a few haunted historical buildings that I got to investigate. The first night I actually got to spend the night in one of the haunted locations. Our sleeping quarters were in the old Eureka Cafe is joined by an old saloon with some old hotel rooms/apartments above. Prior to going to bed though our host of the event showed us around the building, including the tunnel that's underneath. Of course, we decided we wanted to investigate that night! So we hung out in the cafe to see if we could make contact with the previous owners, Ann or Peter, who apparently were a few of the haunts there.

Our main piece of equipment was a simple recorder, since it was late and a bit too tired to unpack any equipment. I always introduce myself and give them permission to interact with me by appearing to me, talking to me or even touching me. Needless to say, whatever was the entity I was interacting within the cafe liked to touch me!  That first night I was touched twice and the second night we went back I was touched two more times! On our second night we continued our ghost hunt, this time with more equipment, which was going off. Mayela saw a shadow while I could have sworn I saw a person that wasn't there.

The Opera House

Haunted Eureka Opera House   Credit:  Nevada Travel

The following night, after I spoke at the conference, we did an investigation in a building called the Opera House. While backstage, on multiple times, I was sure someone was either beside me or behind me. But upon checking, as soon as I shined my light upon the space, I saw no one. We proceeded to go down to the basement where Mormon Joe is known to be.  and I know without a doubt I saw his shadow in the basement and Mayela had saw a shadow leave the room.

The Owl Club

The Haunted Owl Club    Credit:   Visit Eureka Nevada

We then moved onto the Owl Club, where we only stayed an hour due to being so tired; but I will admit in the basement I kept feeling like someone was standing behind me when no one was there. We are still actually here as I write this and have the Jackson hotel to explore tonight and then when we get home all the evidence to go through, so we can't say what we have evidence wise but we can say we have had many personal experiences.

Haunted Eureka Nevada

So to say the least, we have not been disappointed with the Haunts here in Eureka. This small little town off of the loneliest road in America may not be filled with a ton of entertainment, but in my opinion, it is differently filled with the spirits of the town's past. The residents of the town are very friendly and welcoming. We met with some wonderful people that I have already formed friendships with.

So if you ever feel like escaping city life and going to a true ghost town with Haunts; look up Eureka, NV and have some personal experiences of your own. Until you do that though, remember you are truly never alone!

Eureka! Here’s your chance to explore this Ghost Town!

Eureka Nevada will be having their Paracon, the Eureka Paranormal Winter Bash, on the weekend of November 22-24, 2019!  Not only are four magically haunted properties are scheduled to be explored, but a whole incredible line-up of celebrity paranormal investigators will lead the way through this ghost town.  Be sure to get your tickets soon, for November is an amazing time to hit the dessert.

Click below for more information and to purchase tickets.  This event will have limited tickets to assure the best experience. One price does all! 



Watch Ghost Adventures Tackle Eureka Nevada!

Credit:  Lawrence Perry

About the Author

Becky McKiddy-Gydesen

Radio host of Mysteries Explained  
Owner of Tucson Ghost Company, LLC  
Founder/lead investigator of Tucson Ghost Society  
Author of an upcoming book “Haunted Tucson” due in stores in Oct 2019  
Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Places that are listed in our articles or in Haunted Journeys catalog require permission to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled by the owners and/or authorities. You will stand the risk of you being prosecuted for trespassing if you proceed without permission.

Rules for Public locations must be respected as posted on their properties/grounds, whether they are occupied or abandoned.   On recommendations on how to conduct yourselves with abandoned properties, please visit Ghost Hunting Abandoned Places.






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