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Myths and Haunted Places in Utah and the Terrifying Stories Behind Them

Tis the season of ghosts, haunts, and paranormal phenomena. To get you in the Halloween mood, here is the fourth of our six part series about myths and haunted places in Utah and the terrifying stories behind them.

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The White Lady Of Spring Canyon

Kenna Wagner

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Kenna's career is dedicated to exceeding the buyer’s expectations and to always do what is right for the customer...

Oct 4 2 minutes read


The White Lady of Spring Canyon

Once a bustling mine town, now little exists in Spring Canyon besides rusting mining equipment and ghosts—the ghost of the town as well as that of the white lady. According to local lore and legend, a woman in Spring Canyon lost her husband to a mining disaster, and his body was never recovered. The widow was left with two young children and no means of supporting herself. The woman went to the Latuda mine officials begging for assistance so she could afford food for her starving children, but the mine turned her away. In a desperate moment of insanity, the woman drowned her children in a creek. After realizing what she had done, the woman fled Spring Canyon, eventually arriving in Salt Lake City, where she checked herself into a psychiatric hospital. Years later, the woman returned to Spring Canyon, but the guilt and pain from all she had lost caused her to hang herself near the mouth of the mine. After her death, people reported seeing a woman in white near the mines. According to some legends, the specter roams the canyon searching for her lost husband and children. According to others, the woman in white lures people to the mines and certain disaster. Along with the white lady, visitors to Spring Canyon have reported seeing strange green lights in the old town and near the mines.

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