Founded in 1901, the Cheyenne Aerie is the oldest, longest running aerie in Wyoming. In fact, it is the 54th oldest worldwide still in operation! Legend has it that during his 1903 tour of the west, 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt became a member of the Cheyenne Aerie while staying in Cheyenne. Ever since, it has become known as the "Teddy Roosevelt Lodge".
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization uniting fraternally in the spirit of liberty, truth, justice, and equality, to make human life more desirable by lessening its ills and promoting peace, prosperity, gladness and hope. The FOE donates more than $10 million a year to local communities, fundraisers, charities and more. As part of its philosophy, the FOE gives back 100 percent of monies raised in the form of grants.
The FOE was founded in 1898 by six theatre owners gathered in a Seattle shipyard to discuss a musician's strike. After addressing the matter, they agreed to "bury the hatchet" and form "The Order of Good Things." As numbers grew, members selected the Bald Eagle as the official emblem and changed the name to "The Fraternal Order of Eagles." The women's auxiliary traces its roots to 1927. The Fraternal Order of Eagles includes nearly 800,000 members and more than 1,500 locations across the United States and Canada. Stop by one of our locations and see why we're known as People Helping People.
Members have reported a "male presence" which seems hostile to females, as if it believes that only males should be in the bar area.
Members report the feeling of breath being blown in their ear or their shoulders being touched.
Members have reported seeing AND hearing a woman in a white dress in the bar area.
Our first investigation of the Eagles Lodge was on October 7th, 2017 and this page is pending an update from the investigation on October 13th, 2017.
For equipment, we brought:
We debunked one of our notable pieces of evidence which was a strange whistle. It ended up being pipes rubbing together in the basement.
In this EVP, you hear one of our investigators doing some provoking, and then some loud bumping sounds. Between Kris and Marty, they thought the sound was in another room which is why this is an interesting EVP, because it clearly sounds like the noises are coming from very close to the voice recorder, which was right next to them.
We did not capture any credible/noteworthy video evidence.
We did not capture any credible/noteworthy picture evidence.
The Eagles Lodge can be disconcerting at night, especially in the basement. It's an old building, and the basement smells like most old buildings do. Further, the bar keeps their CO2 canisters in the basement and the team is interested in procuring a gas meter in order to rule out the possibility of CO2 or CO buildup in the basement where lots of people feel ill or uneasy.
One of our investigators was resting on a couch in the office and felt like she was being choked, specifically feeling a thumb impression on the left side of her neck. Other investigators also felt similar hostile actions or feelings.
We are still investigating the Lodge and are withholding any conclusion until we parse all the evidence.