Exelis, located two blocks off of State, and one south of Best Buy and Central Pointe station, is an old factory which has stood on the site since sometime in the early 1950’s. Prior to that, local legend holds that the site was previously occupied by a large funeral home and crematorium. Though records do not confirm this, the fact that most of, if not all of the employees have verified the legend (some going far as to name the funeral home) seems to suggest that there may be some truth to the story.
Spirit wise, the plant is said to host several entities, though for the most part they are harmless. Two specific ones stand out, those being a young woman in her 30’s, and a young girl between 8 and 12 years of age. These spirits are some of the more active ones, with the woman making a showing regularly on the over night shift. The little girl is more mischievous, prone to moving objects around, or turning machines on or off. Other spirits sighted are men in coveralls, as well as a tall man in a suit which looks to date from the 20’s or 30’s.
The exact cause of the spirits is unknown, though the company history (and employees) note that until sometime in the mid 1980’s, the plant had two ovens (used for ceramics) on the property which had previously been used as crematoriums. It’s believed they may have been original to the funeral home, though once again no data supports this.
Access to the location is SEVERELY limited, due in part to the company’s position as a Department of Defense contractor. Furthermore, getting someone to even speak about their sightings proves difficult, with employees either afraid to admit what they have sighted, or fearing punishment from the company for divulging too much.
(Submitted by Kibu)
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- 2645 S 300 W
South Salt Lake, UT 84115
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