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Utah Hauntings

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Have you ever heard footsteps in your house or had the feeling that someone was with you – even though you know you're home alone and the doors are locked?  Many of us have had strange experiences we try to shrug off. Utah State University folklorist Lynne McNeill says we're simply intrigued by the unexplainable though and telling stories help us try to make sense of it all. So Tuesday, we're telling some of Utah's ghost stories and asking why they endure in a supposedly rationale world.

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We ran out of time before we could play all of our ghost stories, but we've collected the ones that didn't make it on air for your listening enjoyment. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.