A manager who worked at Cisero’s in the 2000’s says that he would sometimes find the plates and dishes pushed off the shelves when he arrived at work, smashed on the floor. But the shelves were totally fine, intact.
A waitress we interviewed said she was on her phone in a fight with her boyfriend. She looked at a glass on the table and wanted, more than anything, to throw the glass against the wall in rage. Suddenly, the glass slid across the table and smashed to the floor.
There are two things that all of the Ghosts on Park City Ghost Tours have in common - they all died suddenly and tragically, and they had no time to prepare for death. In this case, the man’s name was Freddy Haggland.
One night, Freddie was at William Kempe’s Saloon, which, today, is the Firewood Restaurant. After a long day in the damp mines, Freddie was drinking warm whiskey. Sitting next to Freddie at the bar was a man named John Westomoreland.
John was a man from Scandinavia and he had a strange affliction: anyone in a conversation with John was likely to be met with violence. In the midst of seemingly good-humored banter, John would jump up and start pummeling the person with whom he was talking. He received the name Johnny Jump-Up because of his condition.
On a cold night in 1904, it was warm inside William Kempe’s Saloon. Freddie and Johnny Jump-Up struck up a conversation. In the middle of the exchange, Johnny jumped up and instead of punching Freddie as he was wont to do, he pulled out his revolver and (BAM!) shot Freddie dead.
When the police showed up, they asked Johnny, “why didn’t you just punch em like you usually do?” Johnny replied “Ah man, I’m getting too old to fight.”
And the reason Freddie is still haunting the Firewood Restaurant on Main Street in Park City is because Johnny Jump-Up only received a measly two years in prison for the murder. Why? Because Freddie was a strikebreaker- derogatorily referred to as a scab. When the overworked miners were striking in Park City, Freddie and other scabs would take their place. Thus, the scabs were hated by most locals.
An injustice by even the most lenient of interpretations, Freddie still haunts the Firewood today.
Park City Ghost Tours has been telling ghost stories on Main Street since 2010.
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