Haunted Places in Boise, Idaho



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    Egyptian Theatre

    Boise, Idaho

    When King Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922, Egypt became part of popular culture. Fitting right in, the Egyptian Theatre opened in 1927, and the first film shown there was "Don Juan." The ghost said to reside here is believed to be Joe, a projectionist who worked here from the ...


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    Idanha Hotel

    Boise, Idaho

    During the renovations of the hotel, many construction workers and employees quit due to reports of paranormal activity. The ghost a bellman who was gunned down in the hotel moves the elevator up and down by itself. Guests also report seeing him peering around corners in the building. Doors open ...


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    Owyhee Plaza Hotel

    Boise, Idaho

    Apparitions have been seen both in the guest rooms and in meeting rooms or basement areas. The ghosts have been reported by both staff and guests.


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    Fort Boise Military Cemetery - Cottonwood Cemetery

    Boise, Idaho

    The many unmarked graves here help to fuel the reasoning for the haunts here. According to reports, most often seen are the spirits of children and a woman, who has also been seen at a nearby school.


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    Old Idaho State Penitentiary

    Boise, Idaho

    Witnesses have reported flickering lights and uneasy feelings at this site.


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    Murder House - Boise State University

    Boise, Idaho

    The site, now a frat house, was reported to be the setting for a brutal murder in 1987, and some folks believe it is haunted. Blood stains may appear on the walls and the blinds will open and close by themselves.


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    Loon Creek Area

    Boise, Idaho

    An 1870 robbery led to the haunting of this place. Manuel Sato was cooking breakfast at his campsite when he was fatally knifed in a sneak attack. The robber recently had also robbed a bank, and when soldiers came to search for the loot, they found Sato's spirit leading a ...


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    Night Moves - Satin Dolls

    Boise, Idaho

    Formerly Night Movies, the gentlman's club is now Satin Dolls. Employees and patrons have seen apparitions, some which have appeared in photographs, and felt cold spots. Objecst have been thrown, and chandeliers have been made to swing by an unseen force. The many spirits thought to haunt the place include ...


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    Dry Creek Cemetery

    Boise, Idaho

    Urban legend has it that if you go to the cemetery's edge near the canal at night any time past 2:15 a.m., you can hear a ghost horse running along the canal bank.


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    Kit Kat Klub

    Meridian, Idaho

    12.6 miles from Boise, ID

    Employees here say they've seen ghosts that come along with unexplained pounding sounds.


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    Pete's Tavern

    Nampa, Idaho

    18 miles from Boise, ID

    Pete's Tavern, with its back room called the Cave, is famous for its spirits -- the paranormal kind. Recordings inside the Cave have turned up 4 different diesmbodied voices: a grumbly older man, a female with a Southern accent, a whispering female, and a young man. Witnesses say the spirits ...


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    Old Mercy Hospital

    Nampa, Idaho

    18.2 miles from Boise, ID

    This building was built in 1918, and shut down in 1999, due to chemical leaks from the basement pipes. Since it was shut down, there have been many sightings of ghosts and what some believe may be demons, or the angry spirits of the patients who just happened to die ...


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    Boot Hill Cemetery - Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery

    Idaho City, Idaho

    23.5 miles from Boise, ID

    There are said to be over 3,000 buried here, including hundreds of unknown or unmarked graves, many no doubt a result of the violence at this 1860s Gold Rush town. Locals say many of their spirits still linger here.


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    Donna's Place

    Idaho City, Idaho

    23.9 miles from Boise, ID

    Donna's Place is where to shop for NASCAR and Budweiser memorabilia, but it is also renowned for its ghost. The female apparition appears to staff and customers, and has been known to answer questions by knocking on the walls.


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    Gots Point - Lake Lowell

    Nampa, Idaho

    23.9 miles from Boise, ID

    Urban legend has it that in the 1970s a girl drowned here while waterskiing. Folks have seen her ghost sitting on the shore rocks, looking out upon the water. Those who have tried to approach her say she disappears.


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    Canyon Hill Cemetery

    Caldwell, Idaho

    24.3 miles from Boise, ID

    According to urban legend, those brave enough to park between the trees facing the cemetery will see the midnight jogger appear to tap on their window. She is said to run around the cemetery at night.


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    Plaza Bridge

    Emmett, Idaho

    24.5 miles from Boise, ID

    Witnesses have reported many strange happenings here, such as apparitions of women who seem to be searching for crying babies, as judged by the wailing sounds heard simultaneously.


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    River Road Bridge

    Caldwell, Idaho

    24.7 miles from Boise, ID

    Locals tell of a woman who hanged herself here long ago. According to urban legend, if you park your car on the bridge at night and turn off the lights, you will see her shadow on the side of the bridge.


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    Marsing-Homedale Cemetery

    Marsing, Idaho

    34.8 miles from Boise, ID

    Visitors here at night report a feeling of oppressive sadness and have seen "dancing" lights above the headstones. Some have attributed this to the fact that many people under age 18 have been buried here.


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    Owyhee Mountain Dwarves

    Murphy, Idaho

    42.4 miles from Boise, ID

    The cannibalistic dwarves said to live here, called little people by some, are strong and vicious creatures. It is said that they may kidnap children and eat them. Legends say they stand about 2 feet tall and have tails, which they hide by wrapping them around their bodies.


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    Malheur Butte

    Ontario, Oregon

    51.8 miles from Boise, ID

    Legend has it that Malheur Butte, a dead volcano, was a place where witches met in secret. Diminutive shadowy creatures are said to appear here after dark and chase visitors. The imps are about the size of a dog and may make strange noises.


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    Ghost Stallion of Owyhee County

    Boise, Idaho

    64.7 miles from Boise, ID

    Locals in these parts will tell of a helpful pack of phantom horses. It is said that they materialize from a rift in the clouds to help when cowboys or farmers find themselvs in danger.


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    The Historic Gooding Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Gooding, Idaho

    88.1 miles from Boise, ID


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    Get Inn - Tuberculosis Hospital

    Gooding, Idaho

    89 miles from Boise, ID

    The site was once a hospital for patients with tuberculosis, but became a bed-and-breakfast called the Get Inn. The b&b closed in 2012, but reports were made of it being haunted. Witnesses saw apparitions of an old man in a white coat and of a woman with a young girl. ...


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    University Inn

    Gooding, Idaho

    89 miles from Boise, ID

    People who love ghost tales will love the University Inn in Gooding, Idaho. University Inn is the sole remaining structure of the failed Gooding College, built in 1917. The building was the men's dormitory. The Gooding College suffered financial losses during the Great Depression that resulted in the school's closure. ...


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