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

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40.762059858021196, -111.90463411349185
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.

  2. About twenty years ago I met a friend at the rio grande cafe for lunch. When I entered the women’s restroom I was the only one in there. I heard someone enter the restroom. When I came out of the stall there was no one else in the room with me. At the time I didn’t know it was supposedly haunted but I did think it was extremely weird. It wasn’t until a few years later that I heard about the strange goings on. I’m now convinced.

  3. Legend has it that a group of Mormons went out to knock on the doors of the community when it suddenly became dark and they wandered off into the deep woods.They soon found the railroad tracks and began to walk on them as to not venture into the woods. As they walked, they then began to talk about Robert Smith. Just then, a train came out of nowhere and ran them over, killing everyone. Now, people go to the railroad tracks at midnight and they can hear the voices talking about Robert Smith. Whenever the train passes on by, there are pamphlets scattered everywhere. When I was told about this, I got really scared!!

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