Haunted Colorado: Do You Know About Carter Lake’s Ghost, Bennet?
The next time you visit the beauty of Carter Lake Reservoir, southwest of Loveland, be on the lookout for Bennet.
I've only been to Carter Lake a couple of times. With all the activities you can do there, I really should get up there more often. Next time I do visit, I guess I'll be on the lookout for a ghost.
There are a lot of people that just don't like to be on the water; it gives them the 'willies.' A story about a haunted lake in Colorado isn't going to ease that fear, I fear. Carter Lake, outside of Loveland, is about three miles long and about one mile wide It's not a very large reservoir, but it doesn't have to be, to be haunted.
Of course, there's more to the Carter Lake area than just being on or in the water boating, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, etc; there's also picnicking, camping, and rock climbing. Any one of those forms of recreation may find you encountering a known ghost in the area.
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OnlyInYourState.com has the story on how a man named Bennet, who lived in the area over 100 years ago, got into a heated argument over land and was shot and killed. His ghost is said to wander along the roads wearing old-time clothing.
It can't be easy being a ghost at Carter Lake, with everybody out there having fun and you being stuck in the after-life. I guess you'd have to get your own entertainment by scaring a few folks, here and there, along the way.
I wonder, because there's no real information about it, who shot Bennet? That would make a great story.