The Ghost Rifle of Nevada

How did it get there? 

I hate using anything from Faux News as a source, but in this case the story has nothing to do with their typical yellow journalism, and I love stories like this, so I’m going to make an exception, just this once.

A rifle, produced by the Winchester Company in 1882, was recently found in the Great Basin National Park in Nevada, leaning against a tree. Had it been there for 130 years, unmoved by wind or gravity? Or had someone at some point picked it up, carried it for some ways, then left it at the tree? If the latter is true, why would that person have never come back for it? Such a find would be worth a fair amount of money in the antiques market. No signs of human remains were found nearby. It’s easy to envision the man who once carried that rifle finally returning for it, over a century later, to find it taken . . .

Readers may recall that the Winchester rifle is the gun that inspired Sarah Winchester to build the fabled “Mystery House” in San Jose, California, to appease the ghosts of the many men killed by Winchester firearms. Perhaps the mysterious “leaning rifle” killed a few of its own?

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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