Hidden behind the glittering Las Vegas lights lies a dark secret of murder, mystery and ghosts.
Best known for being the “playground for adults,” Las Vegas history is a unique one that stems from the stories and activities of organized crime. Perfectly representing the “wild west,” interesting stories and tales cloud Las Vegas’ murky history.
And unfortunately, the city witnesses violence that starts during the true “mobsters” era. Shady situations, a constant flow of money and other illicit activities that happen on — and off — The Strip are also factors creating certain types of ghost stories, making for some of the most haunted places in Nevada.
Whether it’s a museum housing some of the scariest and “most haunted” objects in the world or the insane events that unfold on the Vegas Strip daily, there’s no denying that a few ghosts may be roaming the Sin City streets.
From the bare lands of the desert to the abandoned silver mine shafts, the lore of ghosts in Nevada is plentiful with big cities and, of course, small towns across the state having their tall tales and spooky stories.
Many paranormal experts and enthusiasts even call Nevada one of the hottest spots in the country when it comes to ghostly activity.
Between the metropolis of Las Vegas, Carson City and Reno, miles of bare land stretch between these cities. These long ribbons of desert starkly contrast the glitter gulch of Vegas, and it’s seldom known what truly occurs and what’s hidden beneath the desert sand — or in Lake Mead for that matter.
Ghost towns that once held bustling populations of people are sucked dry with only the empty shells of buildings as a physical sign of what used to be. These ghost towns were once thriving mining communities with many dark stories staining the land. Disease outbreaks, explosions, mining fires, inhaling toxic fumes, horrible working conditions, lack of food and so much more are just a few of the tragedies that occurred within these towns.
So, scroll down below and read about some of the most haunted places in Nevada whose histories are telling and equally heartbreaking.