John Hutchings Museum of Natural History

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This historic complex with its Spanish Mission architecture has served many functions over they years including a library, jail, court, civic offices, and a museum. The museum currently houses many unique western artifacts including Native American relics, various weapons including the gun used to commit the first murder in Lehi, and famed outlaw Jack Slade’s chair. He was often known to threaten death to anyone who dare sit in his favorite chair.

When the building operated as a jail, there was a confirmed suicide of an inmate who hanged himself upon feeling remorse for his crimes. The original jail cells are still open for public inspection and are on permanent display at the museum.

In recent years both staff and visitors have experienced everything from disembodied voices to seeing full bodied apparitions. Many EVP results have led the staff to believe that there are several entities within the building and grounds. Some seem to be just passing through, while others seem to be tied to the building, or an object on display.The staff occasionally facilitates ghost hunting events, and paranormal investigations

(Submitted by David Woodruff)

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Geographic Information

55 North Center Street
Lehi, UT
United States

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40.3886796415475, -111.84965235344237
Utah County, Utah
Nearest Towns:
Lehi, UT (0.2 mi.)
American Fork, UT (3.0 mi.)
Saratoga Springs, UT (4.0 mi.)
Cedar Hills, UT (5.1 mi.)
Alpine, UT (5.8 mi.)
Highland, UT (5.9 mi.)
Pleasant Grove, UT (6.1 mi.)
Lindon, UT (7.5 mi.)
Vineyard, UT (8.3 mi.)
Bluffdale, UT (8.4 mi.)


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