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The Story Behind Arizona’s Haunted Jerome Grand Hotel Is Seriously Creepy
Usually when we come across haunted hotels throughout America, we’ll find locations with one or two truly active ghosts that have made this certain place their forever home. Hiding in the small town of Jerome, you’ll discover a hotel that appears to be a site where you can find quite a few spirits while you’re staying here.
Think you can handle spending at night amongst all this paranormal activity? You’ll want to read about the stories behind this haunted Arizona hotel before you book your stay.
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Built on the top of Cleopatra Hill, the haunted
Jerome Grand Hotel is waiting for you.
Overlooking the Verde Valley, the hotel is one of the highest buildings in the area. Five stories tall, the building is made out of concrete and originally served as a hospital.
How to get here: 200 Hill Street Jerome, AZ 86331
Originally built as the United Verde Hospital in the late 1920s, stories of supposed spirits lingering around the property were reported early on.
Back in this era the town's main attraction was its copper mining business, which would eventually come to a close in 1950. For years the town would wither away, only to come alive again in the 1970s.
One of the creepiest parts of the Jerome Grand Hotel? The historic self service elevator.
As old as the hotel itself, the elevator is said to be the oldest self service elevator in all of our state. Tragically, in the mid 1930s a man was found dead in the basement after being pinned underneath the elevator. Considering the elevator was functioning perfectly, some believe that the man's accidental death was actually a murder.
The upset spirit of the man crushed by the elevator is reportedly seen around the hotel, especially in the basement.
Another common area of the hotel where you'll experience paranormal activity? The hallway and stairs.
Many who visit the hotel claim to often hear the sounds of people pacing in the hallways as well as going up and down the stairs. Don't be surprised to hear strange noises in empty areas of this hotel!
One of the most popular rooms for ghost hunters to stay in? Room 32.
Those who choose to stay in this room will experience an assortment of paranormal activity. Several stories of death surround Room 32, from a man wheeling himself off the balcony to meet his death to another poor soul shooting himself in the head. The history is grim.
Today if you decide to book your stay in this room, you'll reportedly see things like doors opening and closing on their own, faucets turning themselves on as well as chilling noises of upset spirits.
Keep your eyes peeled; you may even see a real figure or two decorated around Jerome Grand.
The worst kind of double take you'll ever want to experience; there's nothing like bumping into a ghoulish statue during your stay here.
Other scary sightings? A bearded miner and past patients from the United Verde Hospital.
A common report made after staying here is that visitors heard wailing, heavy breathing and sometimes talking from what is believed to be the spirits of past patients. The hospital not only served as a medical facility for miners in Jerome, it also treated residents of the small town who suffered from a deadly flu epidemic. Could the spirits visitors are hearing be those of those who had succumb to the flu?
And as for the bearded miner? Various sightings of a bearded man appearing on several different floors have happened over the building's history. And those are just to name a few! This place is straight out of a horror movie.
Look through the internet and you'll find a handful of videos taken at Jerome Grand Hotel by ghost hunters and anyone interested in unusual activity. The hotel welcomes those who are seeking to find paranormal activity, so be sure to share your personal experiences!
While all the rooms have their own story to tell, all throughout the hotel visitors discover orbs quite frequently. Thanks to YouTube user
Hall Zee, you can see several different areas where orbs were captured in the footage below:
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