~# The Scariest Place in the West #~

The Robb Canyon Story
In the early 1970's the mutilated bodies of a woman and 3 men were unearthed in this, at the time, remote high desert canyon in west Reno. To this day, the murders have not been
solved, and several visiting psychics feel the dead may be attempting to engage the living to solve their gruesome murders.Currently the canyon sits below a city park, and the mesa-top high above is speckled with houses. Over the years, residents have reported seeing strange lights and hearing very disturbing sounds, including a bloodcurdling scream, that "you will never forget for the rest of your life" echoing up the canyon. Although many long time residents of the area are reluctant to talk about what they have experienced, it is hard to not find someone without a personal account of paranormal activity. Although many other west Reno parks are crowded in summer evenings; you will never see any one in here after sunset.

Reportedly, both the Reno Police Department and Washoe County Sheriff's office no longer respond to calls to investigate the disturbances in the canyon, and oftenly say "just close your window and stay out of that canyon at night".
When paranormal investigators enter the canyon, they are hit with an immediate and overwhelming feeling of dread and fear, causing many "premature" endings to their investigations.
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In a narrower part of the canyon up stream from the bridge, Shadow Men have appeared to both Investigators and fixed infrared cameras. The phenomena seem
to center around the large dead tree next to the creek. Many reports of a horrible and prolonged scream emulate from this general area.This is also the area that "cold spots" are usually reported and physical contact felt. EVP recordings made here have produced low level "chant-like" whisperings.In a terrifing session in the fall of 2005, Mike Blankenship, an Investigator from Kansas was knocked to the ground here and held down for a few seconds by an unseen and unrecorded force.


April 09, 2008

UNR's PNIG: EVP's, Overwhelming Terror, Whispers and a Shriek

I recently started a UNR student-based paranormal investigation group in Reno and we decided to investigate the Robb Canyon haunting. So far we have only done small preliminary investigations into the site and plan on doing a thorough investigation tomorrow night. Here is a list of what we experienced thus far:-upon walking into the canyon (on all occasions), we experienced feelings of overwhelming terror and anxiety strong enough to make us want to leave before we have even started-strange lights and sounds (moaning, whispers, and a possible distant shriek of a woman)-moving shadows-on one occasion, as we were walking along the path we felt the sensation of being forced to one side accompanied with a feeling of disorientation-the chills were almost constant in some spots-we have managed to capture 3 possible EVP's (it was often breezy and the sounds of the interstate make it hard to be sure). 2 of which seem to be the voice of a woman saying "go" and "go away".-we also managed to take several pictures that appear to contain bright lights and orbs (I am almost certain they are orbs because they are bright, they appear alone [only one orb per picture], and they seem to be too far away to be the reflection of the flash off dust particles)We are a new group and we are still learning and fine tuning our skills and equipment. We continue to learn more and more about investigating every time we go. If you would like to hear about our findings in our investigation we plan on conducting tomorrow 4/9/2008, please feel free to e-mail me (---------nevada.edu). Also, if you have any further information about what happened in Robb Canyon, I would really like to hear about it.
-Sean O'Callaghan