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Do you dare? Take a tour of 'Haunted Spokane' this Halloween and find out if there are ghosts in our town. Do you dare? Take a tour of 'Haunted Spokane' this Halloween and find out if there are ghosts in our town.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Do you believe in ghosts? A lot of people do and Spokane is hundreds of years old and rich in history. Some people say spirits haunt a lot of the landmarks we see every day. 

With Halloween approaching, KHQ's Stephanie Vigil took a tour of "Haunted Spokane," and was intrigued by what she countered. 

In 36 hours in 1889, just as Washington was becoming a state, 32 square blocks of Spokane burnt to the ground. Hundreds of people were left homeless and many businesses were destroyed. Self-proclaimed "Ghostologist" Chet Caskey makes his living telling the tales of Spokane's past like "The Great Fire of 1889."

Last week Stephanie met at the Bing Crosby Theater, which used to be called "The Clemmor." Caskey says it's filled with paranormal activity. 

One particular tale Chet told Stephanie during the tour of the old Clemmor, was the story of 2 Lewis and Clark seniors who became known as "Romeo and Juliet." They were supposed to meet at The Clemmor before they ran away to Seattle to live happily ever after, but Romeo never showed up. 

"She's still waiting for that boyfriend that never showed up," Caskey says about Juliet. "She falls over the balcony to her death and she's been seen for 85-90 years. Regularly."

 Stage manager Davis Creekmore's is alone at the theater a lot. Well sort of. He says he feels Juliet's presence all of the time. 

"Especially up in the balcony, the lady like Chet said, waiting for her date. I definitely feel her presence."

But Davis doesn't mind their presence. They really don't scare him. 

"I just ask them that they don't push me off the balcony," Davis joked. 

 If you still don't believe, Medium Candess Campbell came also joined Stephanie, Caskey and Davis at the theater. 

"I'm getting the words 'help me,'" Campbell kept saying. 

Down in the boiler room is where she felt the presence of many spirits.

"As soon as I get here I immediately get hit in what would be the power center... Somebody died here who had tuberculosis," Campbell said as she entered the boiler room. 

At one point, Campbell asked us to turn our cameras off so she could help a soul cross over. 

While she said some spirits were in pain, most of the energy was positive. 

"The energy is really prideful like they're just so happy they worked here and been here," Campbell said. 

Are there spirits among us? Well that's up to you to decide, but after Stephanie left The Bing, she headed for the Steam Plant, built in 1915, and that's where activity began to heat up. 

"We have also seen and sensed signs of many, many confused spirits dating from the time of the Great Fire trying to leave the building essentially and finding that they can't leave," Campbell told Stephanie.

If you'd like to read more about the landmarks haunted by ghosts and other dark places in Spokane, Chet has written a book called, "Haunted Spokane," which you can pick up at Auntie's Bookstore. Chet also gives tours of haunted landmarks. If you're interested, CLICK HERE.


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