Seattle has many different aspects to its spooky hauntings and fascinating history. You could spend a day at MOHAI, or you could let us give you the grizzly highlights of this formerly rough and dangerous town in an hour, or 90 minutes for the extended tour.

The tour route starts at the Pike Place Market and ends there as well. In between, you will see the dark side of Seattle and hear tales of the grizzly ghosts that haunt the fascinating streets of Seattle’s downtown. From the serial killer connection to the mortuary murders, our tour blends history and haunting like no other attraction in The Emerald City (named for the water’s color in the many bays around the City).

Don’t just skim the surface; the best stories in Seattle are hidden just behind the pretty exterior. You will need an entertaining and knowledgeable guide to let you in on the best and most haunted places in Downtown Seattle. But even being there is nothing without knowing the in-depth history of the places, the people who were there, and might be there now…

While we were looking into the best ghost stories in the Seattle area, we came across some amazing stories that were well out of walking distance, but nonetheless, are worth sharing on our Haunted Seattle blog, to get you in the mood.

Below are three highlights, just a sneak peek, designed to give you a little taste of what your ghost tour will include.


A rainy day adds extra atmosphere to the Butterworth building, home to enterprising undertakers, and the first elevator on the west coast.

Butterworth & Sons Funeral Home

Seattle’s first, purpose-built mortuary; this building had the first elevator in Seattle -designed specifically for transporting bodies. Did the Butterworth boys get a bit overzealous in claiming the $50 reward for getting corpses off the street?

Seattle's Market Theatre, home of the legendary GUm Wqall, the grossest thing in Seattle

Market Theater

This building wasn’t always a theater, in fact for a long time, it was the horse stalls for many of Pike Place Market’s Japanese-American farmers. Hear their sad tale and the captivating story of the ghosts that remain at the Market Theatre.

Suquamish Burial Ground

Suquamish Burial Ground

Discover the spirits who remained when the Suquamish People were forced by the United States government to move onto reservations. And how the burial ground was discovered and pillaged during the Great Panic of 1893 by desperate Seattleites.