Hear stories of Oregon's most haunted places.
Join Historian and Paranormal Investigator Rocky Smith for a presentation of history, folklore and the paranormal. Rocky will share some unbelievable ghost stories from his years of experience investigating haunted places, his knowledge of Oregon history and his constant interest in researching the past. Over the years Rocky has managed to compiled hundreds of chilling tales from all over the Northwest and from his home town of Oregon City, Oregon's first incorporated City and the End of the Oregon Trail. Rocky will share some of his own unique experiences and will talk about some of most haunted places from around the state including Deschutes County.
Rocky Smith was born and raised in Oregon City. Today, he teaches art at Oregon City High School, where he has been for the last 18 years. He is also well known in the community as a local historian and paranormal investigator. In college Rocky worked for three years in the historic Ermatinger House, the oldest house in Oregon City and the third oldest house in the state of Oregon. He has had many paranormal experiences over the past 20 years in the Ermatinger House including his first experience, which was featured in Susan Smitten's book, Ghost Stories of Oregon. Smith has spent 20 years working to preserve the historic home which has finally been restored and is now open to the public.
Smith started researching the paranormal activity in Oregon City in 1995 and has documented close to 100 haunted places within the city. In 2006, he combined his love for history and knowledge of the paranormal, founded Northwest Ghost Tours and now leads the Haunted Oregon City tours in Oregon City. Smith has been featured on local radio and TV and has been asked to speak at several paranormal conferences on the west coast. In 2006 and 2007, he was awarded Teacher of the Year at Oregon City High School. Rocky currently hosts the monthly Spirits of Stumptown History Pub at the haunted McMenamins White Eagle in Portland and is the director of the quickly growing Oregon Ghost Conference in Seaside, Oregon.