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'Haunted' Property Owner Asks Trespassers to Keep Out

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(KUTV update 12/13/2015 9:45 PM) Lieutenant Mike Christenson from the Cache County Sheriff's Office says two juveniles have been identified in the vandalism case and charges are forthcoming.

Police are still looking for several other individuals they believe are involved.

(KUTV)In Northern Utah, authorities are looking to the public in help finding a few people they want to talk to after vandalism was discovered at a former Catholic retreat believed to be haunted. The pictures are clear, taken from surveillance video a new property owner installed in recent weeks. The area is locally known as the nunnery. It is a few miles up Logan Canyon, formerly Saint Anne's, used as a retreat in the 50s and 60s.

It was also known as Hatch camp. It is a fairly large compound of sorts, including a number of cabins, a pool and more. The new owner described plans to improve the property and invest in restoring it.

Despite multiple signs posted on the property - "No Trespassing" and "Keep Out", threatening fines and jail time for violators, individuals are still coming through the area. The property owner says they are not only trespassing, but also causing damage, reporting a $10,000 door that was broken in, among other things. In some publications and online sites, the area has been described as a good ghost hunting location, a fun place to take a date and get a thrill, but authorities say this is no laughing matter.

"The folklore here has many - mainly college students - going up on dates and the like, to see the supernatural occurrences or something like that, hear the wind howl through the trees. But the bottom line here is that this is someone's property and he wants you to stay off. He is trying to protect his assets," Lt. Mike Christenson from the Cache County Sheriff's Office told 2News Sunday.

Anyone with any information on the incidents is asked to contact Cache County Sheriff's Deputy Openshaw at 435-755-1148.

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