Rio Grande Railroad Depot

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The old Rio Grande Railroad Depot has been beautifully restored to its former glory, but security guards and visitors to the historic building have still reported ghostly activity. The apparition of a beautiful, dark-haired woman who was run down by a train has been seen in the ladies room and in a café that now occupies the lower floor of the building. Security guards working late at night have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and heavy breathing noises on the first floor, as well as a shadowy apparition which approached them before vanishing. Occasionally, in the early hours of morning, security guards hear loud noises and see lights going on and off in the cellar of the historic building. When they go to investigate, there is no one there.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Address:
300 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT
United States

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GPS:
40.762059858021196, -111.90463411349185
County:
Salt Lake County, Utah
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  1. The common theory behind the main haunting of the woman, dates back to sometime in the 1950’s, when the station was still in use. It’s believed that the woman was killed during an argument with her husband, when he in a fit of anger (having caught her cheating, as one story goes) removed his wedding ring and threw it off the platform onto the tracks. The woman was then struck and killed by a train as she searched along the tracks for the discarded ring.

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