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Boulder Untold Tales: Ten Ancient Legends and Modern Mysteries

March 28th, 2024

  Boulder is steeped in mystery, tall tales, and myths. Some have some facts mixed in. Many are familiar to our readers and to many other Boulderites (if thee are any who are not readers).  Our list today includes the well-known tall tales as well as some of the more obscure stories from our Valley. So let’s agree to suspend our disbelief and shine some light on the depths of darkness and see what we find! The Curse of Chief Niwot: We are all familiar with the famous “Niwot’s Curse.” I first heard it in the form of “anyone who visits the Boulder Valley is... Read More

How Boulderites Handled a Haunted Hotel

December 27th, 2023

  The Patterson Inn AboutBoulder has featured 3 most famous and most haunted hotels in Colorado and likely these three are high on the lists of other states also.  We divide ourselves into three categories. Those who believe that some form of ghosts or spirits of the dead exist Those who believe that ghosts are nonsense. If your hotel room makes noise, blame the plumbing. If it feels “wrong,” blame the room service or the strain you imbibe before going to your hotel room Those who are not sure about ghosts, and have an open mind For those that don’t believe,... Read More

Boulder’s Haunted Getaway: Unmasking Colorado’s Second Most Haunted Hotel

October 23rd, 2023

A typical night in a typical haunted hotel begins with a gorgeous moon for atmosphere. As the sun sets on the horizon, the shadows of the famous Haunted Castle near Boulder grow longer and darker. This is also the second most haunted hotel in Colorado. For years, locals have whispered tales of paranormal activity within its walls, but no one has ever been brave enough to venture inside and uncover the truth. Until now. Join us as we take an intrepid adventure into the unknown, and uncover the mystery of the Haunted Castle near Boulder in this first-hand account of our investigation into the paranormal. Exploring... Read More

Boulder’s Haunted Hideaway: The 2nd Most Haunted Hotel in State, Offering Spine-Chilling Thrills Near Boulder

October 19th, 2023

  What’s a haunted house without a moon in clouds for atmosphere? “The Castle Project” is a spine-chilling documentary that delves deep into the haunted history of the Patterson Inn, previously known as the Croke Patterson Mansion, located in Capitol Hill. This grandiose red sandstone mansion, constructed in 1890 by Thomas B. Croke, spans a vast 14,000 square feet of Gothic elegance, making it a prime candidate for paranormal intrigue. The mansion’s eerie tales begin with Croke, who owned the residence for a mere two years before selling it to Thomas M. Patterson.... Read More

Boulder’s Haunting Neighbor: A Day Trip to the World-Famous Stanley Hotel

October 7th, 2023

The Stanley Hotel, located in Estes Park, Colorado, is a fantastic day trip destination from Boulder, just about a 45 minute drive away. This historic hotel has a rich history and is famous for its eerie reputation, inspiring Stephen King’s novel “The Shining.” Here are some fun facts about the Stanley Hotel: Historic Beginnings: The Stanley Hotel was built by Freelan O. Stanley, co-inventor of the Stanley Steamer automobile, and his wife Flora in 1909. The hotel was initially meant to be a luxurious resort in the Rocky Mountains. Stephen King’s Inspiration: In 1974,... Read More

Known for its Ghosts, this historic Boulder hotel is a must-see

February 27th, 2023

  Rooms 302 and 304 have a reputation for being haunted among the Boulderado personnel. Guests in such rooms have claimed faint white human-shaped apparitions, audio phenomena such as disembodied voices, and odd electrical activity, such as TVs and lights turning on and off for no apparent reason, over the years. In 1924, a down-on-his-luck guy attempted a double-suicide in one of the rooms, killing himself on the bed by self-administering chloroform. His wife was bathing at the time, and when she discovered her husband’s body, she used the leftover chloroform on herself. The amount... Read More

This Well-Known Haunt is Located in Downtown Boulder

October 24th, 2022

A popular spot in the city is the Boulder Theater. George Paper, who oversaw the theater in the 1940s and passed away there after being unintentionally strangled in the lighting system, is the ghost. According to rumors, George is a skilled practical joker. He is rumored to operate faucets, open doors, and flip light switches. Some claim to have seen his form. The Boulder Theater first opened its doors in 1906 as the Curran Opera House. James Curran, the venue’s founder, was a billboard sign owner, and it specialized in silent movies, opera, and musicals. After about 20 years, the structure... Read More

A Few of Boulder’s Ghostly Residents

July 8th, 2022

In the spirit of Halloween we are going to detail a few of the haunted places around Boulder. If you dread the macabre, or a haunting close to home is too much for you, there is still time to turn back. At 646 Pearl Street you’ll find the beautiful Arnett-Fullen house. The house was built in 1877 by Willamette Arnett, heir to Anthony Arnett, one of Boulder Land and Trust Company’s founders. Many admire the fusion of architectural styles the house displays. It incorporates Gothic, Victorian, and farmhouse aesthetics. It may also hold a few souls in its walls. Willamette Arnett burned... Read More

Winter is Coming, But It Isn’t Here Yet: Things To Do This Fall

October 17th, 2014

Winter fever starts to kick in around mid to late October. I’m talking about changing your attire from shorts to leggings, the decision to sip on hot chocolate instead of iced tea, and of course, lazing around in bed instead of enjoying the sunshine that Boulder has to offer. And besides, let’s weigh the odds: watching reruns of The Office or picking apples on a beautiful fall day, what would you rather be doing? There are so many activities that coincide with this season that you just need to be apart of. Apple Orchards Tired of the pumpkin spice latte craze? Looking for a different... Read More