The Creepiest Park in Billings Includes a Spooky Ghost Story
Two Moon Park will become even scarier than normal this weekend when the Billings Jaycees present their 10th annual Haunted Hallows trail at the park. The one-mile long, spook-filled experience (recommended for kids age 13+) is scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, October 27th and 28th. HOWEVER - As of Tuesday evening (10/24) ticket sales have been temporarily halted pending an update on the weather forecast. Since 2012, Haunted Hallows has raised over $100,000 for our community, according to organizers.
Billings has over 50 parks.
Many of them are in urban areas and include playground equipment, park benches, lighting, bathrooms, and other amenities. Other parks are simply undeveloped open spaces and some - like Two Moon - are pretty rugged.
Haunted houses are scary... this park can be terrifying.
Your imagination can quickly start playing tricks on you when you're alone on a trail in the middle of the 90-acre, river bottom park. It doesn't help when you know that the park is reportedly haunted.
The Legend of the Weeping Woman.
HauntedPlaces.org shares the tale of the Weeping Woman at Two Moon Park. They wrote,
She is said to walk along the banks of the Yellowstone River about 5 miles east of Billings. Those who have seen her say she is tall, has dark hair, and wears a white flowing gown.
Others say the Weeping Woman is not confined to the Two Moon Park area, but instead, she roams the banks up and down the Yellowstone. One local version of the ghost story is that she drowned her children by tossing them into a burlap bag in the river, then jumped in and drowned herself as well.
Two Moon Park has an interesting past.
As per the Yellowstone River Parks Association, the expanse that now holds Two Moon Park was once a gravel pit and later transformed into a junkyard. Prior to the arrival of European settlers, it is plausible that Native Americans utilized the river bottom for hunting or perhaps as a campsite. Nestled beneath the weeping cliffs along the Yellowstone River, this area provides a degree of refuge from the biting winter winds that sweep from the northwest.
Bikers, a US senator, and at least two dead bodies.
Other colorful facts about Two Moon Park, come from the Billing Gazette in this 2003 article:
- Then-future US Senator Conrad Burns participated in a horseback cattle roundup at the site in 1969.
- A body was discovered at Two Moon in 1970.
- In 1974 a motorcycle club called the Banditos was camping at the park. This drew the attention of the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, who evicted the bikers from Two Moon.
- More recently, a body was found at the park in 2019. Foul play was not suspected, per a KULR report.
Next time you're at Two Moon Park on a still evening as darkness begins to settle, listen carefully to the whispers in the wind, and maybe you'll hear the sound of the Weeping Woman wailing heartfelt cries in the distance. Or... maybe not.
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