~# 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.


July 06, 2010

Full Body Apparition

"I have lived in the neighborhood since 2003, and I've heard many, what I thought, were ridiculous stories, about this place. I've changed my mind after what happened last night.

I walk my dog through the canyon a couple times a week, usually during the day. Last night however, I went down there after 11 PM. Usually I listen to an iPod in one ear, and last night as I went down into the canyon I kept hearing footsteps behind me. I took the iPod earbud out, listen very carefully for quite a while.

My dog, a standard poodle, was on edge. She kept sitting down and looking around. If she had hair, I suspect they would've been standing up on her back. I've never seen her act that way, and I figured there must be a coyote around or something.

When we got to the bottom of the canyon, I turned around to look behind me, but this time about 30 feet back, standing right on the trail was a man looking right at me. It immediately startled me, as I just walked through there and hadn't seen anyone. My flashlight beam wasn't very strong, however I could clearly see red blood running down his face. He look to be about 50, and was wearing a collared flannel shirt beneath a dark jacket with dark pants and heavy boots. His expression was blank, and his eyes did not shine in the flashlight beam. We stared at each other for a couple seconds before he took a step towards us. My dog made a strange sound and bolted the other direction, nearly jerking me onto my back with a leash.

After I regained my balance, I shined the light back towards the man, but he was gone. I spun around in a frantic search, my dog still trying to escape up the trail.

I turned and managed to walk about three or four steps before the fear consumes me and I took off running.

I'm getting chills right now just thinking about it.

You will not find me in that canyon after dark. Ever.