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An A-frame house like this one used to sit at the base of Arosa Drive - but rumor has it that haunting plagued the building, and it was torn down in 2000.
An A-frame house like this one used to sit at the base of Arosa Drive - but rumor has it that haunting plagued the building, and it was torn down in 2000.
A call for stories of Vail's ghosts and haunted houses

June 9, 2009 — A new housing project in West Vail has raised old rumors about a haunted house which used to sit at 2657 Arosa Drive. The old A-frame home was creaky, drafty, and emanated gloom from its eye-like windows.

The Town of Vail bought the property in 1995 for employee housing, but had trouble renting the place – partly because of the condition of the house – but also because rumors of its haunting grew so strong that few could tolerate living there.

As I wrote about in a recent column, stories of haunting at the old A-frame were once ubiquitous, but those stories have faded away since the place was torn down in 2000.

So realvail is on a hunt to find folks who lived in that old A-frame and can share their stories of what it was like living there … if you lived there or know someone who did, please contact us or comment on this story so we can hear tales from the darkside of life on Arosa Drive.

It always amazes me how many folks have ghost stories to share … often times people are shy about telling them for fear of being ridiculed or laughed at, or perhaps being labeled as crazy, but each time I share my encounters with the supernatural there are always a few other folks out there who know exactly what I’m talking about.

We want to use this page as a space for the community to share their stories of the weird and whacky, the paranormal or the supernatural.

So please, take a moment to comment on this story and tell us your stories of the Vail Valley’s haunted houses, from Arosa Drive and beyond. Just click “comment” below.



Comment on article  3 Comments on "A call for stories of Vail's ghosts and haunted houses"


Brett — June 10, 2009

Anyone with paranormal activity in northern New England should contact Brett at for a free, professional investiagtion.


chuck — June 13, 2009

Not ghost stories per se. But unusual happenings.
1. About ten years ago there was a brief announcement in the paper that a prehistoric cave had been found in the Vail vicinity. The cave showed signs of human habitation. However, it's location was being kept a secret. Anything come of that?
2. An airforce pilot crashed his plane into Gold Dust peak. For weeks the military serched the area and picked up every fragment of the plane. Navy frogmen dove in mountain lakes for debris. But what they never found were the four bombs the plane was carrying.


Jo — July 16, 2009

The theory is the pilot dropped or jettisoned the bombs before crashing (possibly in Lake Powell?). Wasn't it eventually ruled a sucide?

Anyway, that is a documented truly strange story.



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