Children Apparitions Roaming The Denver Orphan’s Home

In the late 1880s. Denver Children’s Home, located on Albion Street and Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado, provided lodgings to orphaned children. A fire in 1888 (then known as the Denver Orphan’s Home) killed several children in the attic/third floor. Today, DCH is still providing youth services, counseling and housing to youth. Apparitions of children playing and ethereal voices of crying and whimpering are regular phenomena. Also, an apparition of a female in a wedding gown is regularly seen floating down the third floor steps and across the 50 ft. length of the second floor hallways. The FIFTH exorcism occurred in 1999, but still certain paranormal oddities remain.

15 comments
naameh7
naameh7

I lived in DCH for over 2yrs.    1985-87 .There's not enough time for typing to explain how wonderful and beneficial this home was for me.  The staff was phenomenal in all the dorms.. We went to school on the main floor during the week and I even had a small job cleaning the conference rooms.  We had activities in the basement, exercises, a shop teacher.  We were all over that place and never once was there any rumors of ghost noises or sightings.  

After all these years I still think of DHC often and with the best of memories.  NO MEMORIES OF GHOST THOUGH...SORRY!


Luke
Luke

No not really as the building houses kids 24/7, 365. It is an operating facility and does not have "tours". Sorry.

Richard Palmer
Richard Palmer

I grew up on 14th & Ash. It's a creepy place w/ bars on the windows & children peering out. My bedroom was on the second floor & faced this. Spooky.

Joan Reed
Joan Reed

What an interesting building. Knowing all these children are orphans makes this picture so sad.

Luke
Luke

The kids are no longer orphans. Now it is troubled youth. The "windows with bars" are secure rooms (meant to allow physically aggressive kids a safe place to calm down) don't have bars they have windows with metal grates on them to stop kids from breaking out the windows.

Joanie1960
Joanie1960

Thanks Luke. DCH sounds like a very interesting historic building.

Luke
Luke

I worked there for years with troubled youth and yes the building is creepy, but never saw or heard any of our staff talk about any of this. The original building the fire was in was badly burnt (the fire started in the hospital wing) so most of the original building was torn down, the foundation was really all that was saved. The current building is just an old creepy building. The brick fire stairwells were added to the building after is was built and move back and forth makings odd pops and cracks. The building is oddly constructed and has staircases all over. Most of the room on the main floor (which are now classrooms) have or had a fireplace, and we're very ornate. The building has a great history and yes at night in the dark is creepy but no more so than any current office building at midnight would be. DCH is a great place that support troubled youth and does great work with families.

Cassidy Schaefer
Cassidy Schaefer

There is also a picture of the lady hanging in the cafeteria, who is said to be in the wedding gown, she was one of the ladies who started the place. She had her wedding there as well so it could be possible that it is her!

Cassidy Schaefer
Cassidy Schaefer

I have never noticed any of these things, I have heard of two twins girls who like to tease the kids. They said they tickle their feet at night and an be heard giggling about it

Sarah Friedman
Sarah Friedman

The building at 1501 Albion was built in 1902. The former home housed kids as early as 1876 but it's long gone.

Jeff Wessels
Jeff Wessels

I want more info on this Please and thank you From Denver native I love Colorado storys From a Native