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Shilo Inn –
|•||The Mormon Church sold most of its
businesses to private owners, and changed the business plans of the
ones they kept to be for profit instead of being "shared community
|•||The local parties dissolved themselves,
and people divided between the Republican and Democratic Party.
|•||In 1890, it was announced that the Mormon
Church would no longer perform plural marriages. Perhaps this was
done not only because having multiple wives wasn't accepted in
America but also because 1/2 of the 45,000 people who lived here
were non-Mormons in 1890. This custom of having multiple wives was
probably a bone of contention among non-Mormons, and for the sake
of keeping the peace, it was discarded.
All this change resulted in an economic boom as people prospered even more. While the Mormon Church was still a very strong force, it was willing to give up/share some control, and stopped the overt strife between Mormons and non Mormons, which allowed even more growth in the sense of community and their economy as well. There were still divisions, but people became tolerant of each other. By 1920, Salt Lake City became a modern American City. People worked together to solve the problems of urbanization and industrialization, struggled through the stressful 1920s together, and the Depression of the 1930s, relying on New Deal programs to soften the hardships. The 1940s brought war and defense industry into Salt Lake City, which really brightened up the economy then and throughout the 20th century.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
In the 1970s, a distraught woman decided to
end it all; for both herself and her children. First, she and her
eldest daughter threw the younger children over the balcony. Then,
the suicidal/murderous mom threw her eldest daughter over the edge
as well before jumping herself after the falling girl. Killing
oneself doesn't bring peace, and being murdered can cause an entity
with issues to be restless, unable to go to the other side. The mom
wasn't totally successful though; One child did survive the
Entities of a woman and a little girl (one of the murdered kids) haunt this hotel. Like other hotel guests, they enjoy the first floor pool area, and the game machines where they get some chuckles and attention from the living.
The First Floor
|•|| Disembodied, echoing laughter from an
unseen female entity is heard coming from the pool area.
Near the Exit which leads to the Upper Parking Lot.
|•||The pinball machine is the favorite game
of the little girl entity, as the pinball machine has been seen by
the living being on and active, providing entertainment to an
|•||The Quiet and Dark 13th Floor: (Where the elevator motors and boiler room are located.)
Both entities enjoy hanging out on the 13th floor, according to a maintenance man.
|•||The light bulbs unscrew themselves during
times when no one has access to this quiet floor.
|•||Maintenance tools move around by
|•||The entities play tricks on the
maintenance man, yet he senses that they are friendly
These two friendly entities have haunted this hotel for the last 30 years, and without help, will continue to do so.