We Checked Out The 8 Most Terrifying Places In Arizona And They’re Horrifying
These lands are rich in history and stories. From the red rock buttes to strong mountain tops to sweeping canyon vistas, there’s an incredible number of places in our state that are teeming with the emotion behind history. Some are jubilant, some humorous, but most are violent. We’re going to take a look at a few of the scariest places in Arizona that deserve to be remembered for the horrific moments in history that have taken place and some that continue to hold those emotional memories through haunted encounters.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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Address: Bucket of Blood St, Holbrook, AZ 86025, USA
Address: Canyon De Chelly, Arizona 86503, USA
Address: Canyon Diablo, AZ 86035, USA
Address: PO Box H, 200 Hill St, Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
Address: Poston, AZ 85344, USA
Address: 220 Prison Hill Rd, Yuma, AZ 85364, USA
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Scariest Places In Arizona
June 27, 2020
Can I visit any abandoned places in Arizona?
If you enjoy that eerie feeling of exploring somewhere abandoned, then you’re in luck if you’re in Arizona. The state has quite a few abandoned spots that can be visited – from ancient ruins to decrepit towns. Especially along the historic Route 66, there are long since forgotten structures being overtaken by nature and time. We put together a fun Abandoned Places In Arizona Road Trip that will fill your whole weekend with them. It follows that famous route and stops by everything from 1000-year-old ruins to relics of the 1930s when Route 66 was heavily traveled. Do you dare to try it?
What is the most haunted place in Arizona?
With so many spooky haunted places in Arizona, you may be wondering which is the scariest of them all. Though that is a matter of opinion, when it comes to entire towns that are considered haunted, Jerome, AZ definitely would take the cake. Other than its infamous Jerome Grand Hotel, you can take entire ghost tours of the area to explore all of the places where ghostly spirits are said to linger. The town has a deep history in mining, and with that comes many gruesome and untimely deaths. The Old Miner’s Cemetery is supposedly haunted, as well as a restaurant beneath the historic Hotel Connor, and – of course – the Jerome Grand Hotel is known to be teeming with restless spirits.
What are the most popular ghost stories in Arizona?
There are quite a few notorious Arizona ghost stories, some more popular than others. One popular tale is that of a ghost that is said to haunt a park in Mesa, Arizona. At Jefferson Park, if you visit it between 11:30 PM and midnight, you might see a spooky paranormal being walking from tree to tree. It’s said that this is the ghost of a woman who was assaulted and then murdered there. Her restless ghost remains and will be stuck there for eternity. Being there at night can really send a chill down your spine.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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