Haunted Places and Legendary Spots Around Seattle
Pike Place Market - located on First and Pike in downtown Seattle, the Market is one of the most haunted places in Washington. Native American apparitions are reported to appear regularly in The Market Down Under.
For 10,000 years, long before white settlers arrived, the area where the Pike Place Market now stands and the surrounding land was inhabited by the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes.
In 1855, the settlers created the Treaty of Point Elliott which required all Native Americans to leave for the reservations and the Market was constructed over the land where they had lived. A large central area of the Market was built directly on top of an ancient Indian burial ground. This is a fact that has been confirmed by the Duwamish who have officially stated that the area is a documented tribal cemetery.
Thornewood Castle - located in Lakewood, Washington, the Thornewood Castle Inn and Gardens is periodically investigated by various paranormal groups, is available for viewing by reservation only, and is otherwise known as "Rose Red" from the 2002 movie by Stephen King.
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery - located at 1200 E Howe St. on Capitol Hill in Seattle, the small Civil War cemetery is adjacent to the Lakeview Cemetery and is haunted by civil war soldiers.
The Screaming Well - private location, faint screams and scratching noises can be heard coming from within the well, you can almost make out what they're saying, but if you listen too closely, the noises stay inside your head long after you've left the well.
Mel's Hole - located near Manastash, Washington around 100 miles east of Seattle. The exact location is unknown. Mel's hole is a bottomless pit with the power to bring dead animals back to life.
Harvard Exit Theatre - located at 807 East Roy on Capitol Hill in Seattle, the three story brick building was constructed in 1925 and originally used as a meeting place for The Woman's Century Club.
Today, it's a theater hosting independent and foreign films, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Echoey laughter and apparitions of women dressed in early 1900's style clothing are often encountered on the third floor, and some sort of shadow person haunts the lobby.
West Seattle High School - located at 3000 California Avenue SW in West Seattle, designated a Seattle historic landmark, the school is closed to outside visitors while classes are in session, and is haunted by Rose Higginbotham, a student, who hung herself at the school in 1924.
The school is adjacent to Hiawatha Playfield, an Olmstead Legacy Park designed and built in 1911. Rose Higginbotham and other students as well as apparitions of animals have been seen in the park at sunset and sunrise during periods of heavy fog or on deeply overcast days.
Martha Washington School for Girls - located at 6612 57th Avenue S. Brighton Beach on Lake Washington, the site is now Martha Washington Park, but in the early 1920's it was a boarding school for delinquent girls. It's also known as "The Martha Washington School for Insane Girls".
Rumors of violence committed by both the students and the staff surround the school, including multiple suicides and murders. Residents in the area were always uneasy with its presence and continually asked that the school be moved. This along with extreme budget cuts led to the closure of the school in the early 1970s - only to have the abandoned buildings taken over by a satanic group several years later. After over a decade of complaints about vandalism, animal sacrifices, and other strange goings on, the city council finally voted to demolish the historic buildings and turn the site into a park.
Paranormal events continue to occur at the site, especially around the old trees that were planted by some of the original residents of the school.
Sam Hill's Stonehenge - located in Maryhill, Washington on a bluff overlooking the Columbia river. This legendary spot is a full-size replica of the original Stonehenge in England. Construction began in 1918 but was not completed until 1930, Sam Hill died a short time later and is buried at the base of the bluff.
The Maryhill Museum, also built by Sam Hill, is nearby and worth visiting for the peacocks, unexplained noises and cold spots have been reported inside the museum.
Jimi Hendrix Grave - located in Greenwood Memorial Park at 350 Monroe Avenue NE in Renton Washington. It's about 16 miles outside of Seattle and if you take I-90 you can go across the floating bridge which is interesting if you've never seen a floating bridge before.
Kurt Cobain's Legendary Park Bench - located in Viretta Park at 151 Lake Washington Blvd. E in Seattle. The house where he died is adjacent to the park, it's rumored that he was last seen alive sitting on this bench.