The Ghost Of Old Faithful
Several years after the Old Faithful
Inn in Yellowstone National Park first opened for business, a young bride
and groom planned to spend their wedding night in this beautiful Inn over
looking the Old Faithful geyser.
They had a wonderful day touring the
geyser basins, viewing the animals and marveling at the natural wonders
that Yellowstone had to offer. They sat by the fire that evening in the
great, balconied lobby as the moon shown through the windows and the fire
crackled in the stone fireplace. After a wonderful meal in the dinning
room the couple decided to retired early for the evening.
The next morning the usual hustle and
bustle associated with a busy Inn could be found in the lobby. Guests were
checking in and guests were checking out. The halls were filled with
visitors carrying luggage in and out. The restaurant was open and serving
breakfast. The gift shops were selling their wears. All seemed normal
until around 11:00 AM when the housekeeping staff enter the suite of the
newlyweds to change the linen and tidy the room. A scream echoed
throughout the Inn when one of the housekeeping staff enter the bathroom
and discovered the headless body of the newly wed bride.
An extensive investigation was made
of the Inn and surrounding buildings but alas the bride’s head could be
found no where and the whereabouts of the groom was unknown. The search
went on for days, perhaps weeks with no tangible results.
After several weeks the operation of
the Inn seemed to get back to normal....or did it ?
Since that tragic night at the Old
Faithful Inn several reports have been made which cite by name the then
bell captain who reported that in one wing, guests and employees alike
claim to have seen headless apparitions of the bride floating along the
balconied lobby as if to be searching for her missing head. They also
mentioned by name the executive housekeeper in 1984, who scoffed at the
idea until she allegedly underwent a series of spooky experiences in the
same wing (she swears she felt a body brush past her) and refused to go
there alone again. The Inn has put in a great deal of effort to dispel
these stories and has even changed the room numbers in this wing several
If you are the adventuresome type be
sure to spend an evening or two at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone
National Park and take a walk along the upper balconies in the lobby
during the early hours of the morning if you dare.
Copyright @ 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006 by Bob Kloskowski