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Witch’s Castle

Portland, Oregon

Once a stone trading shack during the 1600s, this haunt is located at the crossroads of two trails leading to the coast of Oregon. At the site, it is said that there are “ghost wars.” If one happens to be there during one of these rituals, it is almost impossible for him to get away.

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MLR says:

July 11, 2013, 1:35 pm

um…the “witches castle” used to be a bathroom, built in the 1930’s, is was damaged in the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 and gutted instead of repaired….where the writer got the ridiculous story of a trading post from the 1600’s is the question. There were no trading posts in this area and it had not even been explored.

hazz says:

April 7, 2014, 12:30 pm

In the 1950â?²s a stone structure was built to house restrooms and a ranger station for the park near the site of the old Balch cabin. Over time this structure deteriorated from vandalism and was abandoned in the 1960â?²s. This has since became known as â??The Witchâ??s Castleâ?.

Not an old trading post at all.

Rob says:

May 2, 2014, 1:21 am

I live in Portland and have been here all my life. The truth behind the structure is that in the 1950’s the city built it as a restroom and park ranger office and then it was abandoned in the 1960’s. It has nothing to do with the 1600’s, there’s no trails other than those built by the city. It’s creepy, but if it’s haunted, it’s a haunted toilet.

tru says:

September 8, 2014, 8:08 pm

i think this is real because i have seen a real live ghost at my grandmas house it was white and flying

wannabe joe dirt says:

March 5, 2015, 5:08 pm


Kim Kardashian says:

March 5, 2015, 5:10 pm

Does this website make my butt look big?

jenni Lee says:

June 17, 2017, 3:00 am

Wow.  Ummm, ok.  Where to start.  “Once a stone trading shack during the 1600s”  I live in Portland near this site.  This is a building was built in 1929 as a PUBLIC TOILET.  It was built by Portland Parks Department for use as a restroom for people using the nearby trail.  Actual trading shacks would have existed on the opposite coast in the east, after 1585, when the first colonies failed, but by ealy 1600s were just starting to be successful in not dying out completely or vanishing.  But is was not until the mid 1800s that their territories started to include Oregon.

Kim Jones says:

June 28, 2017, 7:18 pm

Yeah, Took my physic friend of 40+ years and nothing…..

Charlie Sheen says:

September 9, 2017, 12:27 pm

The word of the day is: WINNING!
Are you winning, because I’m WINNING!
Excuse me while I have a sip of Tiger Blood. *Glup*
Ah, thank you my Goddesses. Now where was I?
Right, WINNING! And that is today’s Torpedo of Truth.
The Warlock is out.

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