The Jewkes Draper House is at the Old Desert Village.
Old Desert is a village of old, historic
Mormon homes that can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Pioneer
State Trail Park, on 2601 Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108. This historical
display is open to the public from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Like Williamsburg, Virginia, Old Desert
Village is like a living historical museum, where park employees dress
up in the style of the age, demonstrate the way the people lived, and
give tours of the old homes. All the homes are the original structures,
except two, which are replicas of the original homes.
Many park guides have reported numerous
para-psychological phenomena throughout Old Desert, which clearly indicates
that unseen entities still are hanging around there, on friendly terms
with the living, with the exception of one.
THE JEWKES-DRAPER HOME
In this historical home, guides demonstrate
to visitors how the women did their spinning and weaving projects.
UNKNOWN ENTITY: Frantic Front Door
1) One evening, a male guide was sitting
in the house, when all of a sudden, the door began to rattle and shake,
because something unseen was desperately pulling on the door knob, tying
to get out.
2) The next day the wife of the male
guide was in the house, and the same occurrence happened. She calmly walked
to the front door, and opened it. She told the unseen presence, "If
you want out, all you have to do is ask." After leaving the door
open for awhile, she closed it.
3) The sounds of children cavorting
around the house have been reported by others.
IS THE JEWKES DRAPER HOUSE STILL HAUNTED?
According to the volunteer guides, yes it is.