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Help Us Name Our Spirit

Updated: Apr 13, 2021

New Research Findings here.

We aren’t haunted, we just have a spirit about us, but we don’t have a name for it. Maybe you can help. Let us explain.

Besides making our own craft distilled spirits, we also have what we believe is an in-house distillery celestial being.

Throughout our build-out we joked about “the ghost taking our tools” or moving things to the other side of the building. We all felt at different times as if someone walked by us, only to find that we were alone. We began a practice of whenever we entered the building to yell out “Wooot Wooot” to not scare the bejeezus out of one another.

After we opened, the odd happenings continued, but with a twist. We discovered that our ghost loves really loud music. Countless times each of us arrived at the distillery to find the jukebox on full blast at its highest levels. We often and without any pattern find a light on, or the fan turned on, or sometimes both. We still occasionally feel a peaceful presence when alone, as if someone has walked by our door.

When we installed a new security camera behind our bar we actually captured evidence of our little Casper playing with the lights and fan, but more importantly, we captured what we believe to be the roaming spirit. We have compiled a handful of the events captured by our “spirit cam” here. Take a look.

Notice how the floating orbs of light come from many different angles and at varying speeds. The ventilation in the room does not match the trajectory of our little orbs either. As small as the specks appear they are still large enough to make the motion detector record them! Honestly, these are all recorded when no one is in the building. The recordings have occurred in warm and cold temperatures with and without the furnace on.

Green oval on ceiling

One evening after closing, Will and Jake both heard a scuffling thump directly above the bar. There is a small attic space full of rafters throughout the building, but since we were required to construct a three-hour barrier between the distillery and the Taste Lounge, the space into the attic above the bar has no opening to it. We checked the building’s exterior and rooftop to find no evidence of anyone or anything gaining access into the building.

Zoomed in - mysterious green oval

Some patrons have even taken photos on their phone cameras that have captured strange orbs of light that were not present at the time of taking the photo. It could just be a reflection, but looking at a series of photos, the greenish oval moved across the ceiling. If you have any photos inside our Taste Lounge that have any curious lights or shapes, please share them with us too.

Most recently we had a sighting by one of our guests. It was only after our ghost stories were shared that the guest confessed that they thought they saw a woman standing by the Rocket Still in the distillery when all of the lights were off.

Rocket Still watching the Taste Lounge
“I was sitting in the middle of the bar facing the wall and window of the distillery. I saw a human shape walk from farther back and to the right side of the distillery moving up closer and to the left corner of the distillery as if looking through the window. It was not a reflection because it was inside the distillery and not reflecting out. Also the reflections from the window showed color and detail. There was no color to the form but just dark. The room was not in use and all lights were off. The form was darker than the room itself.” - Zach Boberg

All of these happenings combined with the City of Colorado Springs upcoming