Haunted Colorado Ghost Town of Cabin Creek Up For Sale, and You Can Be the New Owner

Haunted Colorado Ghost Town of Cabin Creek Up For Sale, and You Can Be the New Owner

Usually, when you purchase a home it doesn’t come with the previous owners, but Colorado’s Cabin Creek sure does. The haunted ghost town is up for grabs for any brave bidder interested in becoming the proud new owner of a  spirit-infested abandoned village. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be, am I right?


Deserted since the 1970s, Cabin Creek became an infamous ghost town after a mysterious murder sent everyone who lived there packing. Well, almost everyone. The dead ones stuck around.

For just $350,000, not only will you get the 5 acre lot, but a terrifying gas station trapped in time, a haunted road side restaurant, an 8 room motel (complete with Cabin Creek Motel neon sign) perfect for any aspiring Norman Bates, two creep-tastic homes, and a private shooting range. Plus lots and lots of ghosts.



There’s not much information regarding the resident spirits at Cabin Creek, aside from the fact that they seem to be linked to the terrible murder that sent everyone else heading for the hills more than 30 years ago… which makes it kind of perfect for any paranormal investigators looking to find some answers.

If you’re interested in becoming the proud owner of the latest creepy ghost town on the market, head on over to the Craigslist ad and act fast, because something tells me this haunted abandoned town is going to go quickly. Happy Hunting!

(Source: dailydot) (Image credit: Bureau of Land management, flickr)

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  1. Andrea Reed

    07/06/2016 at 6:07 PM

    Please don’t give Lonnie any ideas.

    • Lonnie Scott

      07/06/2016 at 6:25 PM

      Awww she knows me. She really knows me! Lol

  2. Marle Edwards

    07/06/2016 at 6:37 PM

    I want it….anyone want to go halfsies

    • Yonatan

      07/07/2016 at 9:39 PM

      I’ll definitely go halters with someone

  3. Dan W

    07/06/2016 at 12:11 PM

    Would love to have it!

  4. lacey

    07/06/2016 at 1:41 PM

    Interesting, but the price seems a bit steep for what basically amounts to a group of tear-down properties. It would be more intriguing if there was any documentation about the murder(s?) or history of the property in general. Someone who used to visit the town remembers a murder (but who?) and the current owners believes there is a ghost (active? not? has it ever been investigated)? Is there a grave? News clipping? Police report? A name?

    Without any documentation, it’s hard to buy into its legacy as a haunted ghost town. Seems more like 5 acres of marketing ploy. $350K seems cheap (especially to anyone in California, where $350K can only buy a tool shed with spotty wifi) but when you look at what you are actually getting (crappy septic, tear-down buildings, no access to anything, very little historical documentation to support your claims), it suddenly seems overpriced.

    Really hoping someone is able to investigate that property, though!

  5. lacey

    07/06/2016 at 4:07 PM

    Okay, from what I can tell, there were two murders in 1987, not the 1970s.

    Two people killed were Grace Kuamoo, 73, and Russell Schwartzmiller, 48. Schwartzmiller had hired two men (who turned out to be Vacaville prison escapees) to help repair the truck stop & convert it into a home. Grace and Russell were survivalists.

    The two escapees were later shot and killed in Montana after a 5 day manhunt. Lots of articles online – just Google victim’s names.

    Unless there’s some other Cabin Creek, Colorado with a murderous history, I think this is likely what happened there.

  6. Martha Hopkins

    07/07/2016 at 2:21 AM

    Maybe Zak Bagans will buy it

    • Lacey

      07/08/2016 at 6:19 AM

      You gotta wonder if he’s at least called about it. Maybe he could do a crossover ghost hunting/home renovation show. Record EVPs whilst repainting and installing windows. Consult ghosts about accent wall color choices. Haunted or bad feng shui – that could be the theme of the show.

  7. Morty

    07/07/2016 at 7:05 AM

    This article was long before the place was built but still interesting nonetheless.

    Herald Democrat, November 16, 1913

    Nov, 13.—Lawlessness still stalks in the coal regions of Cabin Creek, despite the efforts of operators and United Mine Workers officials who have held several meetings during the last few weeks to suppress It. Insufficient police protection is charged and miners who desire to work are interfered with to such an extent that they are unable to work with any profit to themselves or their employers. Within a radius of fifteen miles during eight weeks there have been five murders, two towns shot up by armed combatants, two robberies and twelve persons Injured in clashes among miners.

    • Rick

      08/20/2016 at 2:41 PM

      That Cabin Creek was in West Virginia. I saw that article also and tried to cross reference it with Colorado, but eventually found another article that said West VA.

  8. Rose Jennings

    07/07/2016 at 1:52 PM

    Most of the time this is a quiet wonderful place to live, on the south side of Cabin Creek.I lived here when Grace and Russ were killed and I still do, I did not leave. The north side of Cabin Creek was where the murders happened in the small house on the property. There is other history, my son, Dwight Winters, has done a lot of research on our town. One settler pushed a wheelbarrow 10 miles to Deer Trail to get monthly supplies. I have enjoyed living here most of the time.

  9. Amona

    09/15/2016 at 11:26 AM


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