Do you believe in ghosts? That’s one question historians with the Glenwood Springs Historical Society say they hear a lot—especially around Halloween. The organization’s executive director Bill Kight says that’s not necessarily a bad thing, though.
“If it takes a ghost story to create an interest in history, then I’m all for it,” he said.
Kight says that the mystery surrounding Doc Holliday’s death in 1887 at the Hotel Glenwood, which burned down years later, has continued to fascinate Glenwood Springs locals and visitors, and developed its own spooky folklore. He spoke to Aspen Public Radio about some of the city’s more haunted history—and shared his own ghost story—ahead of this year’s Halloween weekend.