Haunted Places in Murphy, Idaho



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    Owyhee Mountain Dwarves

    Murphy, Idaho

    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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    Gots Point - Lake Lowell

    Nampa, Idaho

    23.7 miles from Murphy, 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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    Old Mercy Hospital

    Nampa, Idaho

    24.3 miles from Murphy, 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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    Pete's Tavern

    Nampa, Idaho

    25 miles from Murphy, 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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    Kit Kat Klub

    Meridian, Idaho

    27.2 miles from Murphy, ID

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


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    Marsing-Homedale Cemetery

    Marsing, Idaho

    28.3 miles from Murphy, 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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    Murder House - Boise State University

    Boise, Idaho

    30.8 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Owyhee Plaza Hotel

    Boise, Idaho

    32.6 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Egyptian Theatre

    Boise, Idaho

    32.6 miles from Murphy, ID

    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

    32.6 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Old Idaho State Penitentiary

    Boise, Idaho

    33 miles from Murphy, ID

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


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    Canyon Hill Cemetery

    Caldwell, Idaho

    33.1 miles from Murphy, 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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    River Road Bridge

    Caldwell, Idaho

    33.2 miles from Murphy, 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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    Night Moves - Satin Dolls

    Boise, Idaho

    33.4 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Fort Boise Military Cemetery - Cottonwood Cemetery

    Boise, Idaho

    33.7 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Loon Creek Area

    Boise, Idaho

    34.9 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Dry Creek Cemetery

    Boise, Idaho

    35 miles from Murphy, ID

    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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    Ghost Stallion of Owyhee County

    Murphy, Idaho

    44.5 miles from Murphy, 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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    Plaza Bridge

    Emmett, Idaho

    49 miles from Murphy, 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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    Boot Hill Cemetery - Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery

    Idaho City, Idaho

    55.4 miles from Murphy, 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

    55.7 miles from Murphy, 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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    Malheur Butte

    Ontario, Oregon

    60.9 miles from Murphy, 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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