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Miramont Castle Museum - Manitou Springs CO Real Haunt

  • 9 Capitol Hill Ave.
  • Manitou Springs, CO
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This 40-room Victorian castle is reported to have ghosts that are thought to be those of the Francolon family. They include a woman dressed in a black dress who appears as a reflection, a man, and a little girl. The place was once used as a sanitarium for several years as well.
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  • Saw it for myself

    Came to Co on Vacay. My husband at the time was a fireman, so my friends suggested we visit the fire museum at Miramont. I am not a museum person so while they were taking their time looking at stuff, I was going much faster than them just browsing at what caught my eye. I was on the 2nd floor in a room, looking into a glass case when I felt someone standing next to me. I just did a quick glance beside me to see a young child standing next to me dressed in odd clothing. It took a second to register that the child was dressed in strange clothing, but when it hit me, I did a double take but the child was gone. At this time I didn't think anything weird, but my curiosity had me walk out of the room to the hall to get a better look at the kid. Unfortunately I couldn't see him(?), nor any sign of him or his parents. This I found weird that someone would allow their kid to wander around in a museum without supervision. At the beginning of the hall was a long table where they sold souvenirs and crap. I made my way to the table (bored) and asked the lady sitting there where the kid went. She replied "there is no one up here but me and you mam". I then told here that there was a kid in the room with me just a minute ago. She asked if I was in the "doll room". To which I told her I had no idea what the room was called, but pointed it out to her. She told me that she had been told the place was haunted but that she had never seen anything herself and wasn't to sure. I told her, I could confirm, asked her where the exit was, an told her to tell the rest of my party I would be outside because I was getting out of there. I have had many experiences with spirits. Doors, opening/closing, music playing, faint voices, and eerie feelings all of my life. Only twice have I ever seen a spirit. The first one was the scariest thing I have ever experienced in my life and made me beg God to take away what some see as gift. Then this one. And, this kid literally seemed to be standing next to me like any other child. Solid, lifelike, innocent. If it hadn't been for the unusual garb I wouldn't have thought anything of it. I've been to the Stanley Hotel and would gladly go back again as I found it to be nothing more than an old building. I am afraid of going back to the Miramont even though the child seemed quite harmless. It is the memory of my first visual experience that fills me with fear.

    Posted 10/6/19

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  • Never going back

    I am what some might call “sensitive “, and I went through this castle about a month ago. I am not originally from Colorado and was not aware of any haunting folklore, and did not research the site beforehand. I wish I had because I never would have set foot on that property. I started to feel it as we got close to the castle, and once we got inside it hit me like a truck! It felt as though I had been draped with a heavy shroud. I felt like I was being weighted down, could not even smile, my stomach felt tight, and I was nearly consumed with feelings of sadness and despair. These feelings and sensations were difficult to shake off for several hours after leaving the castle. I found the entire experience to be absolutely horrifying. Wild horses couldn’t drag me back in that place.

    Posted 6/9/19

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