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5 Haunted Spots in Snohomish County

Are you ready for a spine-tingling adventure? Snohomish County isn't just known for its beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities; it also hides some eerie secrets in its history.

If you're a thrill-seeking tourist looking for a ghostly experience, you're in luck! Here are five haunted places in Snohomish County that will send shivers down your spine.

The Oxford Saloon in Snohomish

Nestled in the heart of historic Snohomish, The Oxford Saloon is more than just a charming historic gastropub filled with hot sandwiches to die for. It's rumored to be haunted by the spirits of old lumberjacks, miners, and... uh, "ladies of the night" who frequented the establishment in the late 1800s. Visitors have reported seeing ghostly apparitions in the upper window and hearing phantom footsteps on the floorboards. Don't forget your camera; you might just capture something supernatural! 

Maltby Cemetery

If you're up for a spooky adventure after sunset, Maltby Cemetery is the place to be. This graveyard dates back to the late 1800s and is said to be inhabited by restless spirits in the form of ragged children and the apparition of spectral women. Locals claim to have heard whispers and seen eerie lights dancing among the tombstones. Allegedly there is a secret underground crypt that is the source of this portal to the spirit realms. 

But perhaps the most (in)famous Maltby Cemetary ritual is The Descent. Walk down the stairs at midnight and turn around. You may catch a vision of the underworld... or so the story goes. Whoa! 

Please remember to be respectful when exploring this hauntingly beautiful site.

The Blackman House Museum in Snohomish

History meets the supernatural at the Blackman House Museum. This 19th-century Victorian mansion is known for its mysterious happenings. Visitors have reported hearing ghostly laughter, footsteps, and even seeing shadowy figures. Take a guided tour to learn about the fascinating history and ghostly encounters at this historical gem.

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Monte Cristo Ghost Town - the Mountain Loop Highway

Welcome to the ghost town for hikers.

Venture into the abandoned Monte Cristo Ghost Town for a chilling experience. Once a thriving mining town, it's now a desolate place filled with mining shacks and a reputation for paranormal activity. Brave souls have reported hearing ghostly voices and experiencing unexplained cold spots. This ghost town is a must-visit for paranormal enthusiasts. Again, please be respectful of the history here and leave all mining equipment in peace... lest you invoke the spirits of the dead!

Read more about the Mountain Loop here.

Rucker Tomb in Everett

The Rucker Family built Everett -- literally. The Ruckers platted land, bought timber lots, founded a mill and built a railroad. Their amassed wealth was poured into Rucker Mansion on Rucker Hill. Then there's Rucker Tomb. 

Located in Evergreen Cemetary in Everett, Rucker Tomb sits on a hill. It's a small pyramid comprised of granite "steps." The crypt contains several generations of Ruckers. Will you spot an apparition there, as so many local teens have? Perhaps among the crimson leaves of an autumn evening as the stars begin to appear... 

Whether you're a believer in the supernatural or just curious, Snohomish County has plenty of haunted sites to explore. Keep your eyes peeled and your senses sharp as you embark on a ghostly adventure you won't soon forget. Just remember, once again, to respect these haunted places and the spirits that may call them home. You never know what otherworldly encounters await you in Snohomish County!

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