Arizona is home to the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, crazy desert wildlife, and very hot summers.
As a Professional Ghost Hunter, I have traveled the state of Arizona in search of the most haunted locations and most active spirits! Here is my list of the most haunted cities I have come across in my travels.
Have you been to Jerome? If not, it’s a must see, whether you are looking for a paranormal experience or just an excellent day trip. Jerome is an old mining town situated on the side of the mountain. That’s right, the side of a mountain! It’s full of old world charm, with all original buildings…which may be why it’s so haunted! There isn’t a corner of Jerome that doesn’t have a ghost story attached to it. From the Haunted Hamburger, to the Connor Hotel, there are ghost stories everywhere. But, the crown jewel of Jerome is the Jerome Grand Hotel. It was once a hospital for the town, but now it’s my favorite place to ghost hunt. I catch something new every time I go!
If you take a walk down the streets of downtown Bisbee, you’ll feel as though you’re living in a different century. But be wary who you bump up against- it just might be! The Copper Queen Hotel is home to many spirits such as Miss Julia Lowell (former lady of the night), a young boy, and a dignified gentleman who is thought to be the ghost of a former employee. The Oliver House has a dark past, riddled in unsolved murders and the spirits who are trying to solve them. It made number 2 on my list because no matter where you go in Bisbee, someone has a personal ghost story!
Prescott is a beautiful town located north of Phoenix. A great get away from the heat, and an excellent place for an eerie encounter! The Courthouse square downtown is home to many haunted locations, such as the Hassayampa Inn (haunted by a woman named “Faith” who hung herself in the clock tower), The Hotel Vendome (haunted by a former owner and her cat), and the Elk’s Opera House (where full body apparitions can be spotted). Along Whiskey Row is a saloon and restaurant called “The Palace,” where I’ve experienced their haunting firsthand! Underneath the public first story is an underground that used to be home to a brothel, opiate den, and museums. It’s also home to a crafty shadow figure who dodged around corners, and left us quite a few evp’s!
With so much rich history coming out of Tombstone, it’s no doubt that it made the most haunted list. From the OK Corral, to Boothill Graveyard, this town is full of haunted locations. As a Paranormal Investigator, I was most fascinated by the Birdcage Theater. Once a thriving theater, it is now a museum and home to many haunted objects and people who just didn’t want to leave. The most prominent ghost at the Birdcage is a lady in white who can be seen going to and from the stage. But I saw a smokey white face on my trip, so enter at your own risk!
5. Goldfield Ghost Town
Our journey starts out just east of Mesa on the Apache Trail. Once a thriving mining town, Goldfield is now a charming town of museums and attractions- and many spirits have decided to call it home too! The brothel is reportedly the most active building in the town since one of the employees passed away. A large man is known to guard the door at the brothel, while evp’s (electronic voice phenomena) indicate that there are also still the spirits of miners down in the mine.
Arizona is so full of history and haunting charm, these are just the five that top my list!