Haunted Independence Oregon
Publisher: The History Press
The “Hop Capital of the World” is brewing with otherworldly spirits—from the mischievous to the macabre, from glowing orbs to tortured souls.
Meet the spirits of Independence, Oregon, who whisper to passersby and tickle the spines of the curious: A young woman who threw herself from a window upon learning of her lover’s death. Patients who underwent crude surgeries a century past and whose quiet moans linger on. A mysterious skeleton uncovered by a local business owner in the shadowy recesses of an attic. A doll that inexplicably relocates to different parts of the local museum at night. Mischievous or downright chilling, the ghosts of Independence offer a doorway to the city’s colorful past. Tour historic downtown Independence with Marilyn Morton, founder and chair of the annual Ghost Walk, as she reveals the haunted heritage of the one-time hop capital of the world.
“[Morton] spins tales about the scary side of Independence . . . [and] takes readers on a tour of historic downtown.” —OregonLive