The Haunting of Gold Camp Road
Posted by Hauntings Admin on 07/04/2009
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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About Gold Camp Road
Gold Camp Road
Take exit 138 off I-25 in Colorado Springs. Follow the signs that lead to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, but instead of turning at the zoo, go straight and take Old Stage Road. Old Stage Road turns into a dirt road and intersects with Gold Camp Road.
There are tunnels along Gold Camp Road that are apparently rumored to be haunted. The first and second tunnel along the road are popular ghost hunting locations. The third tunnel was closed in 1987 because of fear of collapse. The supports inside this tunnel are no longer capable of supporting the walls and ceiling. There are other tunnels apparently along Gold Camp Road as well.
People have claimed that there are blood stains on the walls of the tunnels due to a bus accident carrying a bunch of children, however, a lot of the rock in Colorado Springs is reddish colored. And also some sources have noted that exposure of the rock inside the tunnels to the elements produces a blood red color (which is rust).
One source claimed that a man committed suicide just beyond the second tunnel entrance, however we have not verified whether this information is historically accurate.
Gold Camp Road was once a railroad that transported gold from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek.
Paranormal Activities Reported:
There have been quite a lot of reports made for Gold Camp Road. Some of the paranormal activities claimed to occur at Gold Camp Road are associated with a story that has been applied to a variety of other location throughout the country. These paranormal activities are said to occur because a busload of children supposedly crashed in the tunnels. The Glowing Cemetery in Columbus, Nebraska is an excellent example of a haunt with an almost identical story attached to it. Indeed, paranormal activities that are said to occur in relation to the busload of perished children are nearly identical at these two locations as well, including handprints in baby powder on vehicles driven near the location and sounds of children's voices, and automobile problems (car won't start, brakes on the car stopped working, headlights burnt out, etc.).
Other reported activities at this location include the apparition of a woman, a little girl, bright lights, disembodied voices, and EVP's.
Summary of Paranormal Activities and Notable Features:
-Unexplained light phenomena
A busload of children crashes and all the children perish at a location. If you drive to that location and put baby powder all over your vehicle and drive over or through the location, there will be handprints of children all over the car.
GhostVillage.com (2009). Gold Camp Road/Helen Hunt Falls in Colorado Springs. Retrieved May 7, 2009 from http://www.ghostvillage.com/ghostcommunity/index.php?showtopic=18216
Shadowlord (1998). Shadowlands Index of Haunted Places. Retrieved February 16, 2008 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/colorado.htm
Ghost hunting at Gold Camp Road tunnels
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