The quiet little town of Wenatchee lies nestled in a valley along the Columbia River in North Central Washington. Known as the "Apple Capital of the World" for its many orchards, Wenatchee plays host to some of the most delicious fruit in the nation? Do you doubt? Try some cherries - they're to die for.
Although the region is technically labeled as semi-arid and nearly desert-like, extensive irrigation has made it extremely fertile and just north and west of the town dense forests creep in and the very idea of deserts disappears from one's mind like a faint dream. Perhaps the forests were worth dying for back in olden times when this town was first founded. Or perhaps there were territorial issues that caused the problems. Settlers wandered in, liked what they saw and decided to stay. However, like with many towns in the States, there were already Native Americans living there - the Wenatchi tribe. Now, people weren't growing cherries in the area at that time but the tribe still died for their land. And that's where the mystery comes in to play.
According to local legend related by Hannah M. of Wenatchee, the settlers decided to get rid of their neighbors and massacred the Wenatchi tribe. Unless a few escaped you won't find any around today. To make matters worse, the settlers dumped the bodies in beautiful Lake Wenatchee which is located about 45 miles northwest of the town of Wenatchee.
But the Native Americans didn't take being murdered and dumped in a lake too lightly - there's supposedly a curse on the town. Because the settlers ruthlessly killed the Wenatchi tribe and disposed of them badly, everyone who lives in the town of Wenatchee...stays in Wenatchee. You might try to move away but eventually you're pulled back and for no good reason at all.
Now, some might say this is because it's a small town and people often stay in small towns. Others can chalk it up to the people there struggling to make ends meet most of the time. If you don't have much money, you're not going to have money to move with after all. There could be dozens of practical reasons why people can't stay away from the town. But Washington is a very haunted section of the States and the settlers did massacre innocent people. Is it so improbable that the town is now cursed?
Come and see at your own risk, but you may find that you can never leave.