Accommodation April 21, 2018
This Arizona Hotel Is Among The Most Haunted Places In The Nation
Did you know Arizona is home to one of the most haunted places in America? That’s right, and today we’re taking a look at the historic hotel that also happens to be in Arizona’s most haunted town.
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Welcome to Jerome, a historic mining town found in the Verde Valley that was called the "Wickedest Town in the West."
At the top of Cleopatra Hill, you'll find one of the state's most haunted buildings: the Jerome Grand Hotel.
The Jerome Grand Hotel got its start in 1926 as the United Verde Hospital, one of the most modern hospitals in the state for its time.
The hospital operated between 1927 and 1950 for the general population and miners.
After the mines closed, the hospital soon followed suit.
The building sat abandoned for years until it was purchased in 1994 and turned into the Jerome Grand Hotel two years later.
The building re-opened in 1996 and it seems humans aren't the only ones spending a night here.
For years, the hotel has been rumored to be haunted by various ghosts who once sought medical assistance in the hospital.
One of the most notable hauntings is that by Claude Harvey, the hospital's maintenance man.
In the spring of 1935, Harvey was found pinned by the neck in the old elevator and was presumed to be murdered.
These days, guests and ghost hunters believe Harvey haunts the laundry room, where unexplained sneezing and coughing are often heard.
Actually, most rooms and areas of the hotel are purported to be haunted by not only the old maintenance man but also children, nurses, a ghost cat, and many of the hospital's former patients.
Room 32 is another hotspot for paranormal activity.
Several tales of death are attached to this room, including that of a man who wheeled himself off a balcony to his death and a violent suicide.
Brave guests who stay here report seeing doors mysteriously open and close, faucets turning on and off, as well as plenty of spooky, sourceless noises.
You can find tours operated at the hotel that will allow you to do some ghost hunting... or simply book a room and wait for a spooky experience to happen!
Even if you don't encounter a spirit here, the views of the Verde Valley is still worth of a visit!
The Jerome Grand Hotel is located at 200 Hill Street in Jerome. You find details about staying at the hotel, tours, and more by visiting their
website or Facebook page.
Have you stayed at the Jerome Grand Hotel? Did you have any paranormal encounters? We’d love to hear your ghost stories in the comments below!
Want to read more about haunted hotels in Arizona? You can learn about several other historic hotels where you just might spot a ghost by reading our previous article:
15 Haunted Hotels In Arizona That Will Make Your Stay A Nightmare.