Mountain Meadows Massacre Site

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The 1857 massacre occurred when a group of settlers was brutally murdered, reports say, by Mormon Militia. Visitors to the area report cries on the wind and a feeling of great sadness.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    Off U.S. 18
    North of St. George, UT
    United States

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    GPS:
    37.47548099999999, -113.6436258
    County:
    Washington County, Utah
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    1. I visited there when I first moved to St. George 3 years ago, I had an overwhelming sadness come over me, and sharp pains in my legs. I’m in good shape, so it wasn’t the walking, it was different, like burning, or prickling heat, and it was in March, and cool outside.

    2. Monutain meadows was a case of Mormon extemism.non-mormons were moving through the area on their way to California when they were attacked by ‘indians’ who had been directed by the local Mormons. holdingo ut against the indians the settlers were ‘rescued’ by the Mormons who once inside the defenses proceeded to murder all the adults in the party.

      they couldn’t bring themselves to kill the small children and adopted them, which proved a fatal mistake as these children told the events to investigating federal cavalry.

      The local leader was executed but no one else was punished.

      • That no one else was punished is false. My twice great grandfather was a Danite for Brigham Young, an enforcer and hitman. He didn’t know what he was getting himself into until the Mountain Meadows incident occurred. He helped some of the orphans return to their families, left the Mormon church and relocated to Nevada where he married a Paiute woman. We have photos of them together in their 1800s attire. She was very dark. Back then, the Mormon’s considered anyone of dark skin to have “the curse of Ham”.
        For marrying a dark skinned Paiute, leaving the Mormon cult, and for helping those orphans, my ancestor was executed outside his residence in Nevada by other Danites. Some of his family watched from concealment. I have a copy of his life story.
        Now, if you mean none of the rest of them was punished by the Feds, then, yes, I agree with you.

    3. It’s interesting how polarizing this subject still is. Remedy Hawk clearly harbors anti-Mormon hostilities and he wasn’t even there. (The “cult” label is the giveaway). I suppose some folks just need something or someone to hate. Se la vie.
      However, steering the discussion to what it was originally intended to be about, the area is haunted. Lights moving among the fields and sagebrush at night. Sounds of women and children weeping can be heard. A palpable sense of fear and foreboding as well. Not at the monument site, but the locations of the killings further to the north.

    4. Hi guys can you help the strangling brothers them real dead ghosts clowns have these real ghosts living there with them at in draper utah at 98 East and 13800 south, on the north point of mountain,

    5. Visited last week and heard a whisper as I walked the circumference of the field to the family monument. Ever since leaving in the quiet of mornings or as I fall asleep I hear distant screams, crying and gunshots.

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