The Hoover Dam holds back more sinister things than just the force of the Colorado River
People have speculated for decades that the Hoover Dam is part of a much larger prophecy that signals the end of the world. The conspiracies involve everything from bodies trapped inside of the Dam itself to the coming of the Antichrist.
Could it truly be that the Dam is itself damned?
If you happened to be visiting the Hoover Dam on May 8, 2015, you would’ve noticed something odd projected onto the mammoth structure: a goat.
Not just any goat, no. This goat was Hennes, the mascot of Cologne’s football club. The white goat stretched over 420,000 square feet of the Dam’s surface. Why would a German football team’s mascot be projected onto the Hoover Dam?
Allegedly, the reason is that a company tested a driverless truck near the Dam. The agency representing the truck company is German, and the agent representing the agency is a fan of Hennes and Cologne’s team. Many people don’t buy this answer.
There is a longstanding theory that the Hoover Dam contains references to Satanic ritual and that Biblical text suggests a dam’s destruction will be the beginning of the End Times. Could it be that the harmless Hennes the goat is a stand-in for Baphomet, the goat-headed idol of Satanism?
Theories of the Dam’s haunting are older than its Satanic connections. Between 1931 and 1935, 112 people died during its construction. Legend has it that a few of those killed fell into the concrete while pouring and are now a part of the Dam itself. Trapped inside forever.
These souls are likely the ones responsible for the paranormal activity reported over the decades since the Dam’s completion. Driven to stalk in the afterlife after their horrific deaths crippled their chances to cross over.
Visitors to the Hoover Dam have often noticed temperature drops in hallways and lights flickering. They’ve heard the sound of water dripping, a foreboding sign of leaks and destruction, only to find everything airtight and operating as normal.
If the theory of workers drowned in cement is just an urban legend, there is still another much more significant case of drowning involving the Dam.
The townsfolk of St. Thomas, Nevada noticed that as the Hoover Dam began to rise, so did the waters of Lake Mead. Government officials told everyone they had to evacuate the city in 1935.
When construction of the Hoover Dam ended, and Lake Mead had settled, the town of St. Thomas was sixty feet underwater. No one ever verified to make sure the entire town evacuated. After more than seventy years, the water levels have receded from drought.
Now, a ghost town is exposed.
Parts of the town had risen to the surface over the decades since its initial flooding: 1945, 1963, and 2012 offered glimpses of what remained of St. Thomas. But things look a lot different now than when Hugh Lord paddled away in a canoe in 1938, becoming the last known resident of St. Thomas to leave.
Something always gets left behind because there’s always something lost in the flood. Sometimes it’s a life.
For those that stayed with nowhere to go or did so out of anti-authoritarian pride, the town of St. Thomas brought forth their demise.
Any entity left behind sixty feet deep under the surface of Lake Mead would have plenty of reason to haunt the condemnatory Damn.
Workers at the Dam have reported instances of tools going missing, equipment being tampered with, and malfunctions occurring at roughly the same time. It’s clear that these drowned poltergeists want to sabotage the Hoover Damn.
Not all who rest at the bottom of Lake Mead are there because of the Dam’s construction. Some are there by choice. Since 1935, it is estimated that over 100 people have jumped from some part of the Hoover Dam to their deaths.
Even the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge is a frequent site for the suicidal to attempt their final act in this world. The bridge may have been free of any suicides for the first year and a half, but it didn’t take long for that to change. Five individuals over the next two years took their life at the bridge.
Apparitions of jumpers appear late at night, walking across the part of the Dam where cars are no longer allowed to travel over. Unsuspecting workers are especially startled when spotting these apparitions remembering that the public isn’t allowed on the bridge after hours.
Those who have plunged into the depths of Lake Mead, the largest manufactured lake in the world, or into the carnivorous basin where the canyon meets the Dam are forever tied to the Hoover Dam.
When the waters have receded, the reservoir dried up, and the rest of the world is crumbling, the Hoover Dam will still stand. Even if Baphomet crosses the Arizona-Nevada line to begin his global destruction, or all the ghosts rise from beneath the waves, the Dam will not fall.
So the next time you visit, keep an eye out for any signs of Hell taking over the earth. At least that would explain the weather we’re having.
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Zak Bagans has spent more than a decade uncovering paranormal phenomena across America on Ghost Adventures.