19th St. Castle 1318 19th St
By Jill Pope
Here's an odd little story that was relayed to us. The "19th Street Castle" is the elaborate tan stuccoed home located across the street from Holliday Park. This home was built in 1914 for Thomas Heaney, a prominent businessman in Cheyenne. Before the home was completed Reverend Wesley Dumm purchased it and had the construction completed. He and his family resided here from 1915-1929. The Dr. Devine family moved into this home until 1944. Currently it is divided into apartments. A resident in the 1990s reported that the ghost here is known for violently shaking the bedposts of the four-poster bed and drinking all the beer out of the refrigerator! He said the spirit looks like a kindly, older gentleman and he believes it to be Reverend Dumm, the first resident of the home.
CITY NEWS 18th & Carey
By Jill Pope
I spoke to Shawn, the store manager of City News Book Store at 18th St & Capitol Ave. this week. She said they have lots of ghost activity. They feel like it's a male spirit, possibly the doctor that used to work in the building years ago. Pretty much every employee that has been there in the past couple years has had experiences.
The ghost sets off their alarm sometimes. They've learned that if they acknowledge "him" the alarm goes off. When they call the alarm company they do not show a security problem. He also likes the children's books. There's one that makes noises of various farm animals when you push the button. The animal sounds will play on their own, and if they say hello and acknowledge the ghost, the animal sounds stop.
They often find whole sections of books turned around, or magazines moved. At first they thought maybe a customer was doing this. It was odd because the Obama books were always being turned! The staff began really watching the customers to see if someone was rearranging things. They could never find anyone turning the books, but it continued to happen like twice a day. At closing time they would check over the displays, and then diligently set the alarms. When they came in the morning they'd find books moved. They never feel threatened by the spirit. One employee heard a voice right behind her. When she turned to answer no one was there. She ran away hysterically!