Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Family Tree Haunted?

 The Travel Channel came to little Santaquin (my home town) to get the run down on Santaquin's most famous establishment, The Family Tree. Here is the link to some clips and pictures.

My home town Santaquin (Utah) has quite a history. I just learned a few new pieces of the rich history tonight at The Family Tree. I went there and got a whole tour and all of the details. Our waitress was very accommodating. It did help that I went with another Santaquin native and she knew the waitress :)

So here's the 411: The land that The Family Tree sits on is cursed Indian land. Bad juju already. On top of that, the building used to be a bar with illegal activities going on in the basement such as gambling and who knows what else. Bad juju again. Apparently the main haunter is a man called Henry who loved the bar and wants it to be a bar again.

Several of the workers have had weird experiences there. One waitress recently quit because a vacuum turned on on it's own without being plugged in. My waitress has heard several voices and some of them say her name. She's also seen a girl and an old man. Chairs have been tipped over randomly and her hair has been pulled.  

Because I had a connection, I got to take a tour of the restaurant. It was creepy to say the least. When our waitress opened the latch to the basement, I had an overwhelming feeling in the pit of my stomach. During the tour, we all got cold chills at exactly the same time. I never saw any ghosts, but I felt things for sure. 

I am more interested in the Native American curse than the bar and Henry. But it seems that this Henry fellow is all the talk. Come to Santaquin to eat a scone at the one and only HAUNTED Family Tree. They are giving tours for $20. If you like a good scare, you'll like it.


Heather said...

I read something a while back on Facebook about a TV show possibly coming to Santaquin to do a piece on the Family Tree. Apparently a lot of people I knew from high school who have worked there over the years have experienced some crazy stuff. Ooooo. Goosebumps. Who were you there with tonight?


Wow, that's crazy. I'll need to watch some clips. I'd be too chicken to go downstairs. I want to hear more about it. I think of you every day, and keep meaning to call, but my days have been busy. Johnny's heading out for a week very soon, so my call will definitely be coming. Love you.

Christine Bell said...

Ooooooohhhh...creepy! I had no idea about its history. Cool!