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Haunted Dwelling — Pioneer Museum
215 S. Tejon Street
One can find The Pioneer Museum in a beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, located in a nice city park.
The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum has collected, preserved, researched and interpreted the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region. They have done such a good job that they were honored with an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History. Their displays have been as diverse as "Western art, antique quilts, Plains and Pueblo Indian culture, and space exploration. Popular culture exhibits have included such topics as juke boxes, motorcycles, and baseball memorabilia. A major attraction is the murals, by local artist Eric Bransby, which depict the the story of the Pikes Peak region from early human occupancy to the building of the Air Force Academy."
The building that the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum now calls home is the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse which is described as an "imposing gray granite and ornamental concrete block" structure designed by local architect August J. Smith who used the Second Renaissance Revival style in his plans. This two story, solidly built structure, with a basement, has "distinct horizontal divisions, with each floor having different window sizes, shapes and surrounds." The crowning feature of this government building has got to be the ornate, domed clock tower.
From 1903 until 1973, this building was the center of El Paso County Government and Administration, as well as the home of the main court room, which has been restored and exhibited as one of the displays found in the Pioneer Museum. In 1973, the county government moved into modern quarters. The building began the journey of being restored, and it opened in 1979 as the new home of The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
A manager of one of the government departments/agencies found in his building during the 1950s must have had a hot head/slightly deranged employee on his staff. This problem employee became incensed when he thought he had been cheated out of part of his pay check. He proceeded to shoot his boss to death in a fit of rage and emotion.
The entity of the murdered manager.
The rooms where this manager's office and department were located are haunted by an upset presence, which makes the living very uncomfortable. The security guards who have to patrol the museum at night try to avoid these rooms because they feel very uneasy there, like they are intruding in a place where they are not welcome.
As you might imagine, the entity of the murdered manager has issues with his own sudden demise and is unable to let go and cross to the other side.