Most Haunted Places at the Pendleton Round-Up
The Pendleton Round-Up is this week. If you host one of the country's oldest, biggest, best and storied rodeos for over 100 years you're bound to have a few ghosts, right? If you want to go looking for ghosts, here's where we suggest:
The Pendleton Underground Tour is one of the community's most popular attractions. It showcases the town's 19th-century red-light district where gamblers, opium and brothels were permitted. Some of the activity was in underground tunnels, most of which have been filled in, but some are still open for tours. This is, of course, the most haunted place in Pendleton.
Now abandoned, a white figure is still seen behind the windows and visitors say doorknobs mysteriously turn by themselves.
An old librarian who used to work in the building haunts the downstairs, moving stuff around poltergeist-like.
It's not a "haunted hotel" per se... meaning regular guests shouldn't expect to see anything funny, but the employees swear a former employee walks the halls and messes with stuff.
A few people are buried there and locals say they get an eery feeling they're being watched when visiting alone, or a chilly breeze will blow through on a day with no wind.
Now a prison, the building used to be the state mental hospital and guards say they occasionally hear voices calling "help" from the basement.
Residents report large amounts of poltergeist activity, mostly harmless stuff like doors opening for you when you walk up the stairs with a arms full of groceries. But normal poltergeist stuff, too, like thrown objects and things knocked over.