Lake Tahoe is a Strange and Wonderful Place full of old tales and even some new ones.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spooner Summit Specter

On the Tahoe Rim Trail just north of highway 50 near Spooner Summit, a ghostly figure has appeared to hikers and cyclists for years. The male specter, appearing in 19th-century clothing and sometimes wearing a brimmed hat, appears near the summit of the Tahoe Rim Trail on a rock outcropping about a mile more the highway.

The ghost never responds when addressed, and often fades out right in front of the startled eyes of the hikers. Although the specter has been seen in all seasons, is most often seen in the summer. Some paranormal investigators believe he may be a Basque sheepherder, although no one knows for sure.

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