The Littleton Elks Lodge is full of paranormal stories. From footsteps, to noises, voices to apparitions, this place has it all.
I recently visited the lodge and a few of its members to collect some stories. The members I spoke with wish to remain anonymous, so I will refer to them as Member 1, Member 2, etc.
Member 1 often comes to the Elks Lodge in the morning to work in the office before it is open for the day. They are usually the first person to show up. On more than one occasion, Member 1 has heard someone walking through the lounge and dining room areas. When they go look to see who’s there, they can’t find anyone and the lodge is still empty. The noise heard is distinctly the sound of footsteps. So much so, that Member 1 thought it was a bartender showing up early.
Member 2 was cleaning up the lounge a couple of months ago when something whistled at her. She says it was like someone was trying to get her attention. There was nobody else in the lounge or dining area at the time. Member 2 has also heard footsteps coming from the lodge floor (where official meetings are held) upstairs when nobody else is there.
A door at the far end of the lodge floor is sometimes found open with no explanation. That doorway leads to a seldom used stairwell that leads back to the lounge area. Much of the activity seems to center around the lodge floor. Other member have heard footsteps and voices. Member 2, along with other members have witnessed light coming from the windows of the lodge floor when nobody is supposed to be up there. When someone goes to check, the lights are off and the room is silent.
Member 3 works in the bar and has the most intriguing story of all. He was closing up the bar a few weeks ago. The bar has a service window on the back wall that opens to a view of the dining area. The dining area has two levels, and is a fairly large area. As member 3 was returning bottles to their proper place, and cleaning up, he glanced out the service window into the dining area. He saw an apparition on the balcony of the upper level of the dining area. It seemed lit up and was not a shadow. It had its own light coming from within it. This spooked Member 3 so much that he didn’t finish cleaning the bar that night and didn’t want to come back to work again. The other bartenders convinced him to continue working at the lodge, but Member 3 refuses to be the one to close the bar at night.
The Littleton Elks Lodge is in an old building and full of dusty, unused corners. I did not experience anything myself on the day I visited, but I did come across an opened window in the back stairwell connecting the basement to the lounge. That alone isn’t that strange, but the window opened into another wall. An addition was added at some point in the building’s history, and there was no reason for that window to be open. Ever. The member giving me a tour of the lodge was surprised the window was open, as they had never seen it open before.
While I wasn’t lucky enough to experience anything, this building lends itself to the feeling of being watched. Personally speaking, it felt something there was holding its breath to see what I might do. Where I might look, what I might find.
I would like to visit this location sometime again in the future to see if it still feels the same way to me.