Haunt­ings at Leslie’s Fam­ily Tree in San­taquin

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Cory Broad­head

The build­ing hous­ing Leslie’s Fam­ily Tree has a deep his­tory. Many busi­nesses have used th­ese build­ings. The west side base­ment of Leslie’s Fam­ily Tree was once a restau­rant, a me­chanic shop, a place for towns­men to play cards and gam­ble, and held box­ing matches. The base­ment has some un­ex­plained items. This in­cludes a door­way that opens into a ce­ment wall; this was once an en­trance, and a stair­way that leads to nowhere. This stair­way was an en­trance many years ago, but now ends at the ceil­ing. Years ago, this base­ment was one of only a few regis­tered bomb shel­ters in Utah. The up­per floor of the west room was a bil­liards par­lor for about 75 years. This room has the most para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity.

The kitchen area was a post of­fice, which later added a Grey­hound bus stop to it. In 1970, Leslie’s mother pur­chased the build­ing and made it into a flo­ral shop. Leslie’s fa­ther built the main din­ing area in 1970, which was orig­i­nally a sport­ing goods store. When Leslie’s fa­ther passed away, her mother con­verted the build­ing into a restau­rant and opened The Fam­ily Tree Restau­rant. In 2006, Leslie bought the restau­rant from her mother and has owned and man­aged it since.

The story be­hind much of the para­nor­mal ac­tiv­ity be­gins in the early 1900’s. A man, wife and a young son lived in a small house, which was lo­cated in the area of the back room of the main din­ing area. One day the hus­band mys­te­ri­ously left and never re­turned. Later, the young son drowned in the ditch near the house. The wife felt at fault, not be­ing able to live with the guilt, she com­mit­ted sui­cide. Many be­lieve the woman and son are still here in the build­ing. Peo­ple have seen the wife many times inside and out­side the build­ing. In fact, peo­ple have seen her so of­ten she is re­ferred to as “The Lady in Blue.” She has earned this name be­cause she is seen wear­ing a blue dress. Peo­ple have seen the young boy hid­ing un­der ta­bles.

Many peo­ple be­lieve that other peo­ple who have passed on have come to stay. Spec­u­la­tion is that this build­ing was a place of en­joy­ment, or that their ad­dic­tions to gambling and al­co­hol made them feel com­fort­able in this build­ing.

Many other mys­te­ri­ous ac­tiv­i­ties have hap­pened in this build­ing. Things such as: bells ring­ing with no stim­u­lus, equip­ment fly­ing off shelves, a clock run­ning back­ward for two hours with no bat­ter­ies in it, pound­ing noises, doors open­ing and shut­ting, sounds of chil­dren play­ing and laugh­ing with no chil­dren present, chairs stack­ing into pyra­mids with no one in the room, clown laugh­ter, and tem­per­a­tures turn­ing ice cold for no rea­son. One of the strangest things that oc­curred hap­pened to a cus­tomer. The pa­tron had locked his truck and came into the build­ing. After en­ter­ing the build­ing with his keys in hand, the truck started up and drove through the back of the build­ing.

When you visit us again and if some­thing strange hap­pens, let us know and we can add it to our list.

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