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Built in the early 1900's, the small zoo quickly became the buzz of the community. Home to bears, monkeys, tigers, exotic birds, and lions, roars, growls, and moans could be heard throughout the canyons nightly. The Clifton family resided on the property as Mr. Clifton was the zookeeper who was on the grounds at all times. Shortly, after the zoo opened the animals started to exhibit behavior changes. Unexplained events of violence
started hitting the papers where patrons were being killed and animals were going missing. The community was in a state of panic and rumors of demons and what this location had once been began to spread.
An area resident claimed that the zoo had been built on unholy land that at one time had been the site of cult sacrifice. So the community built the biggest church they could build right at the entrance to the zoo.
On October 9th 1910, the entire community packed into the church. As the priest declared death to the evil that was inevitably present, the doors locked and the church erupted into a mass of flames. The church burnt down and all that was left was the frame and some pews with the burnt remains of those who were not lucky enough to escape.
Now, as this year marks the 100th anniversary of that tragic burning and the demise of so many, the zoo rests empty. However, it has been said that those who perished that night remain on the grounds still trying to drive the evil out, yet it is they ...