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Haunted Nevada: St. Mary's Cultural Center

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Kellene Stockwell
Channel 2 News
 

"Built in 1875. Moved in 1876. It was a property owned by a man who already owned a beer garden uptown and due to a strange incident involving a monkey and nitroglycerin, he was killed," says caretaker Kary Webb.

"The first year I was here it was a very busy place. You know, you're in the building, and all the doors are locked and there is no one else here and you hear bits of conversation and movement and furniture being shuffled about."

"People are working, they're carrying linens, they're pushing things about. They're moving furniture, they're carrying people, they're just working. All the things it takes to run a hospital, these people still seem to be here doing it."

So has she ever actually seen a ghost?

"I've only seen the nuns go up the stairs. I've never met them eye-to-eye."

That was until the night a group rented the building for a particularly loud and raucous party. As Carrie and her friend watched the top floor from their home, they couldn't believe their eyes. "Suddenly we both realize something is crawling out the window and head first, down the wall, and it looked like it moved like a primate."

"And finally one of us says, ‘did you see that?' and it's like, ‘yeah, I saw that.' The moment it touched the shadow it just dissolved and poured like sand down the wall and the hair is standing up on my arms."

And some guests who still stay there today say they have seen their share of specters.

So splitting into two teams, the group decided to look around. They fanned out on four different floors.

In a bedroom on the main floor, they thought they picked up a child who might have died there. And then again, in the attic, there might have been contact with another child - this time a boy.

The results? Inconclusive.

But based on eyewitness accounts from dozens who have stayed there, it's definitely worth a visit for you.

Channel 2 would like to thank the Virginia City Ramada Inn for their hospitality.

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