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Any creepy places outside of vegas near kingman or boulder city

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by tommy JC Nguyen, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. tommy JC Nguyen

    tommy JC Nguyen Low-Roller

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    me and a friend heading to vegas next month and it his first time in vegas and i wanan show him some cool and creepy place.... on the way to vegas...
     
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    Define creepy and cool.
     
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    Could do a 7 Eleven tour of Nellis Boulevard at night. Probably put the frighteners up Hannibal Lecter.
     
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    I believe there's a book about the 'under-city' of Vegas. It explores the rain wash flood control tunnels in the city. The most prominent would be the one that goes under the Linq and Caesars. Many are inhabited by the homeless. Of course they flood periodically and could prove deadly. That's always exciting!
     
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    I've always found Kingman itself to be creepy!
     
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    Popular show in the UK. Did an episode on the people dwellers in Vegas who lived under the tunnels and how they ended up there etc.

    Quite a good watch
     
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    It's always fun and a stark contrast to spend an evening downtown on or around Freemont.
     
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    There is a Casino named Whisky Petes before you get to Vegas. It is considered a place to stop and rest and eat.

    They used to have the Bonnie & Clyde bank robbers CAR all shot up with bullet holes. I don't know if it is still there because
    I now fly into Vegas. There are two movies about them.

    If you like friendly ghosts... go spend the night at the Gold Spike hotel located in Vegas down town. You will hear the ghosts
    whispering in the hall ways at night. Or... they may visit you in your hotel room. Very creepy. I know you like creeepy. lol.
     
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    Think the only thing you will hear in the halls at Gold Spike are the hipsters talking about their next game of beer pong
     
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    Cant speak to outside LV, but Ballys has a shit ton of "creeped out" former guests, reporting paranormal activity there.
     
    Reno to Las Vegas...and other places in between..
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    wow i just soend an hour to watch thay documentary
     
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    i stayed at ballys..and i am a heavy sleeper... and yep... once i open my eye..it was morning needless to say
     
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    I just did the same thing.
     
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    So....

    Go just a bit further out of the way and stay at the Amargosa Opera House west of Pahrump. Pay for the tour as well. Very "haunted" hotel with a lot of history in the middle of a dark nowhere.
     
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    I am aware that the Gold Spike hotel has made some radical changes to their hotel and I think I read that they took out the slot machines. But the ghosts are there from many years ago. They don't leave just because the hotel has been remodeled. I am sure that the new guests will still hear the ghost
    casino with the coins dropping and making noises. Spirits haunt forever unless a psychic gets rid of
    them. The visitors who stay there may not want to say anything about the ghosts because lots of
    people don't believe in them.

    I don't think I will ever stay at Ballys any more because I travel solo to Vegas. I am afraid of a ghost
    touching me for even just a second. I would want to run out of the room.

    I also don't plan to stay at the Haunted Queen Mary Hotel in Long Beach because the last time I was there it had lots of spirits night and day in our room. I took a photo of them too.
     
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    I don't consider Nelson to be a ghost town at all. It's quite inhabited and reminds me of any of several other very poor desert communities.

    However (comma) Eldorado Canyon, just up the road, is a well-maintained mostly commercial (local tours and such) sortakinda ghost town. It's far more worth the trip than is Nelson.

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    I second this recommendation. Eldorado Cayon is much more enjoyable than Nelson, but basically it is just the General Store you see in the photos and a bunch of very old cars, including some movie props like a crashed airplane across the road (there have been several movies filmed there). The last time I was there, a couple of years ago, there were no picnic tables or that light pole and fence next to the store, which kind of detract from the feel it used to have. When I pulled up it really used to feel like I had stepped back in time, but those modern touches kind of ruin the aesthetic look of the place. I looked at the website and apparently they added a BBQ area you can rent and some other things. I understand they have to make money, but I liked the old way it looked :(

    There is also a silver mine tour at this location if you are interested - here is the website for more information:

    http://www.eldoradocanyonminetours.com/index.html

    Another creepy location is right on the Strip - the Oasis motel, just north of The Stratosphere , where a couple of well-known people have died or committed suicide, In 1999, actor David Strickland, who was starring on "Suddenly Susan" with Brooke Shields at the time, checked into room 20 at the Oasis, tied the bedsheet into a noose and hung himself from a beam above the bed. In 1998, Legendary Poker Player Stu Unger checked into Room 6 at The Oasis and died at only 45 years of age, presumably of heart failure after many years of cocaine abuse. There have been numerous deaths at The Oasis but since they were not famous, they have basically gone unnoticed. Here is a link about the Oasis and at the very end of the article there is a link to listen to a prostitute who lived there and woke to up to more than one dead body there. Her quotes in the article are hilarious:

    “Dead bodies at the Oasis are not something that happens once every hundred years,” says lifetime Las Vegas resident and full time prostitute Michelle “Micki” Ramiriz. “I woke up next to a dead body at the Oasis one morning. Me and this guy – a customer – checked into the motel as, you know, boyfriend and girlfriend, and we had sex a few times and fell asleep. When I woke up in the morning, he was dead. I’m not saying that I fucked him to death or anything, ‘cause he was alive when I fell asleep, but he sure was dead the last time I saw him.”

    Ramiriz didn’t notify housekeeping of her unpleasant discovery. “I just gathered up my stuff and got out as quickly and quietly as I could. Good thing that Strickland, that actor guy, was alone when he killed himself. I mean, if I had been there I would have tried to stop him, but if you can’t and he does that while your there, that would be awful. He’d be dead, I’d be freaked out, and the cops would probably blame me, sayin’ I drove him to suicide ‘cause I gave bad head or something. Although, I could disprove that in a court of law if I had too.”


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    Rhyolite is a great ghost town. Not commercialized, no tours, etc... Several cool buildings still standing. But it's about 2 hours away. We stopped there on the way to Death Valley
     
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    Rhyolite is well worth the trip. The best preserved buildings are the bottle house and the railway depot (below). It was once a thriving town of several thousand but the population went quickly to zippo.

    There's also a "sister city" to Rhyolite, but I'm not sure of the name. (Bullfrog? Something like that.) The caretaker of Rhyolite pointed out the town site to us and we drove over there, but really nothing remains.

    Just south of Beatty there are ruins of some kind of a plant, roughly across the highway in the vicinity of that aircraft navigation thing that looks like a huge bowling pin.

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