Cañon City, CO is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, The Abbey Events Complex. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Benedictine monks made their way from Pennsylvania to Breckenridge, CO in 1886 for missionary work. They moved to Cañon City in the early 1920s. The monastery, built in 1924, housed up to 90 Benedictine Monks. The Abbey functioned as a boys school, a college, a seminary and a boys camp.
Enrollment began to decline and by 1985, the Abbey announced it would close the school but continue to function as a monastery.
The monastery closed in 2005 and the property was sold to a private investment company in 2007.
Today it is used as a winery and events complex for weddings, meetings, banquets, retreats, reunions, car shows, expos, celebrations and more.
Stories of spirits at the monastery include Brother Mark, who was the leader of the glee club. He used to sit up in the bell tower and play the organ in the afternoons. Now, the automated carillon plays hymns around noon. But sometimes the carillon plays not at the appointed time as if someone is playing them.
There is also a secret tunnel in the basement connecting the monastery to Ullathorne Hall was used to cross between buildings undetected and this has reports of a very dark and heavy presence.
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