Arizona August 22, 2016
Here Are The 8 Best Places To Spot A Ghost In Arizona
With its old, wild, and violent history, Arizona certainly has its
fair share of hauntings. From the loving ghost cat to spine-tingling unwanted caresses from other ghosts, here are 8 places you are practically guaranteed to encounter an apparition in Arizona:
1. Copper Queen Hotel, Bisbee
This pretty little hotel is home to several entities but the most well-known is Julia Lowell, a prostitute who worked in the hotel in the early 20th-century. The story goes that she fell in love with one of her clients and later took her life when he didn’t reciprocate those feelings. These days, male patrons who stay in her former room often report experiences such as hearing a woman’s voice, smelling perfume, or waking up to feeling like someone is massaging their feet.
2. Hotel Vendome, Prescott
This Prescott hotel is haunted by Abby and Noble, a former owner of the hotel and her cat companion. Abby came down with tuberculosis and her husband abandoned her soon after. Heartbroken, Abby locked herself and Noble in the room where they died of starvation. Hotel patrons often like to leave behind little treats and toys for Noble, who shows his gratitude by walking and snuggling on the bed.
3. Jerome Grand Hotel, Jerome
A former hospital, the Jerome Grand Hotel is considered the most haunted hotel in the state. Hotel patrons regularly report strange experiences, such as hearing voices, crying and coughing from an otherwise empty room, finding electronic devices unplugged or moved in the morning, hearing scratching sounds on the doors and walls, and even a ghost cat!
4. Mile High Grill & Inn, Jerome
If the Jerome Grand Hotel sounds like it might be a little extreme for you, a good alternative is the Mile High Inn, which is home to Sipps. Once the beloved kitty of a madame who worked in the hotel, Sipps makes himself known by rubbing himself around the ankles of patrons, walking across beds, and even cuddling with guests who stay the night.
5. Yuma Territorial Prison, Yuma
111 deaths occurred on prison grounds and most were attributed to tuberculosis. The one place you’ll definitely feel an unnerving ghostly presence is the Dark Cell, a room that acted as an isolation area with sensory deprivation.
6. Any old graveyard.
Usually, they are quiet and peaceful (because the residents are all underground) but some have a more eerie feeling than others. With that, encountering a supernatural presence isn’t too far off.
7. Or perhaps a long abandoned cliff dwelling?
The homes where people once lived, loved, and died, Navajo people (and presumably other tribes) have a big taboo against disturbing these abandoned places. Ghosts and other beings might have something to do with that.
8. Or even a former mine.
Arizona is filled with old, abandoned mines and historically these were incredibly dangerous places to work. The outlook for workers has improved over the decades but don’t be surprised to find a ghost or two lingering around one of these old mines.
Want to chance dining with a ghost? Check out our article,
These 14 Haunted Restaurants In Arizona Will Give You Goosebumps, for ideas!