Haunted Library History

September 15, 2018 on 1:45 pm | In Article | No Comments

With the Ghost Walks coming up, I thought it might be a good idea to share the history of the property.  The information will explain some things.  Enjoy.

Library History

grave-yard.jpgThe site, at 300 North 1st East, Green River, Wyoming, had previously been the city cemetery, which had been established in 1892. In 1926, a federal CWA project moved the bodies and old grave markers to the Riverview Cemetery just up the hill. In 1930 the town used the site as a park.

During 1944 a Veteran’s Housing Site was built on the site, due to the return of the veterans. During the construction, several remains were found and re-interned at the now current Riverview Cemetery. The identity of the remains was unknown.

In 1978, during the construction of the new facility, twelve u
nknown graves were found. Again in 1983 during landscaping of the grounds revealed more graves and remains. This renewed the fear of a historic epidemic of smallpox and the re-introduction of the disease.
Since 1985 unexplained occurrences have been reported at the library. The Green River Library is listed on the famous list of the ghost and haunted places in Wyoming.

In 1989 “Ghosts on the Range: Eerie True Tales of Wyoming” by Debra D. Munn was published.
Included in her book was the story of the Sweetwater County Library, titled “The Library Built over a Cemetery”. Ms. Munn was good enough to come to the library the following Halloween and do a reading from her book. Story has it that several loud noises were heard from the stage area and eager listeners reportedly wondered out-loud if the “ghosts” were upset about the reading.

In 1993 a “Ghost Log” was started to record the unusual happenings. As something unexplained happened it was written in the log. The log is available at the Circulation desk, but is not available for check out.

charlie-love-and-skull.jpgCharlie Love, from Western Wyoming Community College,
examines a skull found in front of the Sweetwater County Library.

During pipeline construction in August of 1996 remains were unearthed just outside the library by the lower parking lot. Sweetwater County Coroner Dale S. Majhanovich said wood chips were found Tuesday by construction workers digging under North First East. Charlie Love, of the Western Wyoming Community College Archaeological Services Department, examined the find and determined that the bones were of two people. Two wooden coffins and their contents were within a couple feet of the pipeline that was being worked on and one coffin had actually been nicked when the line first went in. At least one of the wooden coffins was covered in felt with a small window. A brass plaque indicated the coffin was purchased a Beeman and Cashin Mercantile Co. of Evanston. No date was inscribed. It was determined one was a male about 45 years old and the other a female of about the same age. Both were in good health, at least one was Caucasian and both were about the same height The bodies were re-interred at the Riverview Cemetery.

This log is still currently being used.

If you have questions, I will be happy to answer them.  Please send in your questions here.

Ghost Walks for 2018

September 1, 2018 on 2:28 pm | In Article | No Comments

Great News!
A small dedicated group of us are bring back the Ghost Walks in October. We call ourselves the Ghost Walk Crew. If you have attended previous library sponsored Ghost Walks, you will recognize several of us. This is not a library program, but they have been gracious enough to allow this group to provide you with a one-night event.

2018 Ghost Walks

Tickets Sales: October 13th, noon to 4pm
Sweetwater County Library, Green River, Wyoming

$10 per ticket, a limit of 4 tickets per buyer.   Cash or check only. No credit/debit cards please. 

No refunds. 

All attendees must be at least 16 yrs. Old, anyone under 18 needs a parent’s signature.

Times of Tours: 8 pm and 10 pm

Warning: We will be climbing stairs. No elevator is available.
*No alcohol or drugs allowed. Anyone found intoxicated in any way will be asked to leave or the police will be called.

You are allowed bring your own equipment as long as it is hand held.  If is makes sounds, you may be asked to turn the volume down.

Cell phones and cameras are welcome.

We do ask that if you do catch evidence, that you share with this group.  It is greatly appreciated.

If you have questions, please ask them here or leave word at the library by calling 307-875-3615.

The Ghost Walk Crew does not accept responsibility for any paranormal related injury/illness/damage/etc. to any person or their property, while in or on any of the properties owned by the Sweetwater County Library System.

2018 Ghost Walks presented by the Ghost Walk Crew

September 1, 2018 on 11:53 am | In Article | No Comments

There is a new group of us that are not library employees, but have lobbied to bring back the much missed Ghost Walks.  Many of you have called our houses or contacted us on Facebook, to ask when there might be more Ghost Walks.  Some of my trusted friends that have helped or attended often, have joined me in a new group the Ghost Walk Crew.

We are happy to announce this falls upcoming Ghost Walks.

2018 Ghost Walks

Date of Ghost Walk: October 27, 2018

$10 per ticket (Limit of 4 per person)

Tour# 1—8pm        Tour #2—10pm        

Tickets will be sold on October 13th, Noon to 4pm. 

Cash or check only.  No credit cards or phone orders. 

Notice:

The Ghost Walk Crew does not accept responsibility for any paranormal related injury/illness/damage/etc. to any person or their property, while in or on any of the properties owned by the Sweetwater County Library System.

Attendees must be at least 16 years of age.  Anyone under 18 must have parental signature.

Warning:

*The tours will take place on both floors of the building and we will be climbing stairs.

*No alcohol or drugs allowed. 

Police will be called if anyone is found

intoxicated in any form.

For more information, you can message me here.

Hope to see you there!!

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