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Ferris Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Ferris Mansion Bed & Breakfast

607 West Maple Street
Rawlins, Wyoming
82301 USA

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Rawlins, Wyoming is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, The Ferris Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

This impressive Queen Anne Style Victorian property was built between 1899 and 1903 by a member of Wyoming's House of Representatives (1873), George Ferris. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to see its beautiful completion. After an accident at the copper mine Ferris owned in 1900, he was killed from being thrown from a runaway carriage. He left his wife Julia alone to care for their 7 children, five boys, and two girls. Unbelievably, three years later more tragedy followed. His youngest son, Cecil, was accidentally killed by his own brother when a gun he was playing with went off unexpectedly. The two girls died young as well, Edna was ten, and Delia May was one. With all the deaths endured, Julia Ferris halted the completion of the mansion, letting go of some of the final touches to the home. Julia Ferris lived in the home until her death in 1931.

New decades strained the property usage, converting it into an apartment building in the 1940s. This left the property in a state of upheaval and disharmony many said.

The Hauntings

The tragic stories that the Ferris has endured have culminated the spectral energy in this spectacular Victorian building. As early as the 1940s, workmen that were converting the home into apartments witnessed much of the activity. They witnessed ghostly sightings that scared them into leaving for the day. Two men were said to die during the construction phase. The apartment tenants also reported supernatural activity in this property. They reported strange poltergeist behavior with the appearance of full-bodied apparitions. It is said that young Cecil Ferris was one of the spirits of two boys that have been witnessed. An older woman, believed to be Julia, was seen wearing a long white period nightgown, appearing mysteriously in every corner of the mansion. She is drawn most to the kitchen area.

Later in 1986 when it was restored to its original beauty as a bed and breakfast, the activity intensified. They included frequent unexplained noises, and other male apparitions joined Cecil. Mother Julia is an active spirit that continues to lurk the building, occupied with finishing her household chores and domestic tasks. Maybe she caring for the children that have remained here with her. Disembodied footsteps, voices have also been reported. The lights appear to turn off and on without explanation.


More spooky reads about haunted Wyoming...


Haunted Wyoming Paperback – July 28, 2011 by Linda Moffitt  (Author)     Wyoming Ghost Stories Paperback – March 15, 2008 by Debra D Munn (Author)     Ghosts on the Range: Eerie True Tales of Wyoming (The Pruett Series) Paperback – December 12, 1991 by Munn Debra D (Author)


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Date added: Jun/12/2020 | Last time updated: Jun/14/2021

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