I moved to Logan Utah in July of 2021. I hadn’t spent a great deal of time in Logan before moving, so I wasn’t overly familiar with the city or Cache Valley. All I knew was based upon assumption. The first three things that came to my mind when thinking about the city were farms, livestock, and Utah State University ― the latter being the reason for my move to the area ― because I had been accepted into the USU Folklore Masters Program. I have since fallen in love with Cache Valley, and I’m even considering staying after I finish my graduate schooling.
Some of you readers may remember from previous articles that I am the owner, creator, and operator of The Original Provo Utah Ghost Tour with Danny B. Stewart: , and The Provo Utah Faerie Walk.
These are walking tours that I built from scratch, utilizing only traditional fieldwork and story gathering practices. After some consideration and the backing of Utah State University’s Folklore Program, I have decided to create a ghost tour/walk for Logan, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
This project is going to be my master’s project at USU. The final product will be a full tour/walk that will be owned and run by the Utah State University Folklore Program. I will also be writing a related book that can be purchased by the public and used as a guide of sorts, full of wonderful folklore and anomalies that I will eventually discover here in Cache Valley. My intent isn’t just to focus on Logan, but the surrounding cities as well, and I have already begun stumbling upon rumors about which I’m seeking more information.
I heard from one of my former English students that somewhere on the west side of Logan, someone found a bull or cow that had been impaled on a telephone pole. Have any of you heard this story? I have spoken to business owners along Main Street, and have learned of stories of “hidden treasure” in a local business, ghost kitties and “shadow people”, not to mention multiple UFO related stories that may or may-not be related to ominous “gigantic-bird” sightings in our area. There are local cattle mutilations that I’d like to get to the bottom of, and let us not forget sightings of “dog-men” in our fair city. I can’t go into a lot of detail relating to these because well … I don’t have a lot to go on … yet.
So I ask you, the reader, and Cache Valley locals to help me, help USU in the creation of this Ghost Tour, and help us build a new lasting tradition here in Cache Valley.
If you have knowledge of local folklore, ghost stories, “monster-lore,” or anything local and out of the ordinary, please contact Danny B. Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can message me at the Ghost Tour link posted above.
And in advance … Thank you!
Danny B. Stewart is a Utah-based folklorist and tradition bearer who has spent his entire life collecting stories on all things spooky and uncanny in Utah.
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