When traveling through Milford, Utah, you will want to stop to see a historic old building on Main Street called the Milford Hotel, built-in 1913. And yes…. this Grand Dame is said to be haunted! The hotel towers, with a deteriorated magnificence, appears to have been designed from a more Regal time! The railway, across the street, is reminiscent of a time when Milford was the hub of the trains in Utah. Adding to the ambiance of the area, Milford has a park next to it with a beautiful fountain and much seating to encourage a spirit visit! My mind’s eye took me to a time when Main Street was a bustle of activity, away from its ghostly desolation of today!
The hotel has a neon sign that is no longer lit! I envisioned it blinking in the darkness, beckoning the weary travelers of yesteryear. It is rumored that one night a previous owner had an altercation with two drunken tenants and took the matter into her own hands. One of the men became combative, so she knocked him out with her large ring of keys and dragged him down two flights of stairs, threw him out of the hotel onto the sidewalk, and left him lying unconscious. The other tenant then left peacefully. However, the new owners have heard stories from people who have heard keys rattling or unusual thumping on the stairs. The hotel is now closed for renovations, but we wondered what the inside walls could tell us.
My granddaughters and I decided to explore the outer walls and grounds of this haunting, beautiful place. My granddaughters took my ghost hunting equipment and wandered the grounds. We contacted a spirit named Lucy, a little girl from days gone by….is she real? Or is she a beautiful story concocted to make girl trip fun! I think she was part of a country town passed. You have to decide for yourself! I know for sure Lucy is real in the memory of a trip with the kids……and that my friend, is all that matters! As we said goodbye to this beautiful hotel, maybe one day, it will reopen as a bed, breakfast, or grand hotel. If you love visiting haunted historical places, I am sure you will love this one.
Cathy Lee Thornton is a spiritual intuitive, blog author, a retired RN, and a successful businesswoman. Cathy graduated as an RN from New York Regents and worked psyche and was a prison nurse for over thirty years until she retired in 2018. Cathys’ time in the nursing field, coupled with her spiritual belief and ability as spiritual intuition, has made it easy for Cathy to read, see, and feel the energy that is not visible to the human eye. Cathy is a no-no gal who approaches life with humor and sarcasm.