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Real Haunts in Arizona- Paranormal AZ

Did you know Arizona is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Arizona has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Arizona's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Arizona's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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    This hotel offers gorgeous views of the Valley of the Sun and has over 500 rooms to stay in. Years ago, a guest of the hotel fell to their death at the cliffs behind the ballroom. It has been said that his ghost haunts that same ballroom and the boiler room of the resort. Read More

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  •   Bird Cage Theatre Tombstone, AZ
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    Tombstone, once a booming mining town with a wild reputation, is home to The Bird Cage Theatre, a former saloon, brothel and gambling den. With such a debaucherous reputation, it's not hard to believe that many gun fights, lovers quarrels, and deaths happened on this property. Now a museum, the Birdcage Theatre still boasts spirit sightings and unworldly occurrences. Read More

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  •   El Tovar Hotel Grand Canyon Village, AZ
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    Once part of a chain of hotels and restaurants owned and operated by the Fred Harvey Company, El Tovar Hotel opened its doors in 1905. Located right on the rim of the Grand Canyon, El Tovar provided accommodations for many famous faces, like Albert Einstein, Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey. The ghost of Fred Harvey himself is said to make an annual appearance near Christmas time to... Read More

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  •   Canyon De Chelly Chinle, AZ
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    Within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation, in northeastern Arizona, lies Canyon De Chelly. Encompassing over 80,000 acres, was the scene of a bloody battle against the Navajo people. Visitors have sworn they can still hear sounds of distress and warfare throughout that area. The canyon was once the scene of Native American Warfare at Massacre Cave. Tours of the are are available. Read More

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  •   Gadsden Hotel Douglas, AZ
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    Opened in 1907, then reopened in 1929 after a fire, Gadsden Hotel is home to many restless spirits. Countless paranormal encounters have been reported, and recorded, in the building. In room 333 (supposedly the most haunted room) knocking has been heard coming from the radiators and the television has turned off and on by itself. Visitors have also reported strange activity in other... Read More

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  •   Oliver House Bisbee, AZ
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    Oliver House, a business office and boarding house for the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company’s executives and, later on, the miners, constructed in the early 1900s has quite the violent history. Over 20 deaths, some murders, have occurred at Oliver House. One infamous murder involved the wife of a local policeman who was having an affair with a mining employee and her husband who found... Read More

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  •   Mile High Grill and Inn Jerome, AZ
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    Supposedly haunted by a woman named Madam Jennie Banters, the Mile High Grill and Inn has many stories regarding the paranormal. The ghost of Madam Banters, and her cat, have both been known to get up to some trouble. From moving furniture, to radios turning on by themselves, to finding the footprints of a phantom cat on your bed, you may want to leave the light on while staying at this... Read More

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  •   Connor Hotel Jerome, AZ
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    Connor Hotel, the site of countless fires, has survived many years of tragedy and still stands today to tell the tale. Those who have frequented Connor Hotel have reported paranormal experiences involving phantom laughter, sudden cold spots, doors opening and shutting, and objects moving around on their own. Read More

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    Legend has it that the ghost of a young girl (locals call her Lily) haunts the locker room of Highland Junior High School. Slamming lockers, the activation of automatic hand dryers and slamming lockers have all been reported. Read More

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  •   Vulture Gold Mine Wickenburg, AZ
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    Once Arizona's most successful gold mine, the settlement of Vulture City and the Vulture Gold Mine, were abandoned in the 1940s due to the War Production Board closing non-essential mines to focus on the war efforts. Rocks have been thrown, footsteps have been heard and ghost sighting have been reported on the old mine site. Even the cast members of Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures... Read More

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    This lodge dates back to 1926 and is located on the scenic Coronado Trail in Arizona's Blue Range Primitive Area. It was named after Robert Hannagan, a Nevada miner who traveled to the area in the late 1890's and enjoyed cattle ranching around the Blue River area between Alpine and the lodge's current location. The lodge has undergone tons of improvements since it began operations... Read More

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    Legend has it that during the Gold Rush of the 1800s a gold miner, his wife and his family lived in this area just southeast of Kingman, Arizona in the heart of the canyon. The miner would head out every 2 weeks in search of food and gold to return with for his family. After one fateful trip though, the husband did not return and soon his family began to starve. Luana, his wife, then... Read More

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    Opened in the early 1940s, Williams Air Force Base was the training ground for thousands of fighter pilots until its closing in 1990s. Although that area is now the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, sounds and sightings of wandering figures have been reported on the west side of the air base where the old hospital used to be. Read More

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    Although no documented executions took place at Yuma, over 3,000 prisoners were kept in the prison from 1876 until 1909. The solitary confinement cells, also referred to as the "dark cells" are famous for paranormal activity. It is said that one of the spirits of the dark cells especially loves to pinch visitors who are wearing the color red. Read More

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  •   Sahuaro Ranch Park Glendale, AZ
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    Not only does this historic 17-acre ranch feature 13 original buildings, a rose garden, barnyard and historic orchards, but restless spirits too. Visitors of Sahuaro have claimed to see apparitions of a woman in a long dress vanish around corners, and the ghost of a man wandering the ranch grounds. Read More

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    You'll want to keep any PDA to a minimum in this local Arizona haunt. Legend goes that a girl was murdered in an upstairs room of the building and anytime a romantic couple frequents the restaurant paranormal activity ensues. Lamps have been seen swinging on their own accord, furniture has been rearranged, silverware has been thrown across the room and paintings have come crashing down... Read More

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  •   Hotel San Carlos Phoenix, AZ
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    A well-known Phoenix haunt, Hotel San Carlos gained its paranormal recognition in the 1920s with the death of Leone Jensen. Jensen, 22 years old at the time, fell to her death from the rooftop of Hotel San Carlos. Some say she committed suicide when she found out her fiance no longer wanted to marry her, others say she was pushed. Now her spirit haunts the hotel and has occasionally... Read More

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  •   Morton Hall Flagstaff, AZ
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    This Northern Arizona University dormitory situated in Flagstaff is said to be haunted by a spirit named Kathy. Legend has it that Kathy was a student at the school who hung herself in one of the stairwells during winter break. Students have complained of strange phenomena like posters flying, lights flickering, electronics malfunctioning, and blankets being pulled off of beds. Read More

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  •   Big Nose Kate's Saloon Tombstone, AZ
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    Many ghosts are known to haunt and roam the premises of Big Nose Kate's Saloon. Most famous of all is a spirit by the name of Swamper. Swamper was a former janitor who lived in the basement. Swamper has even made a few guest appearances in photographs taken throughout the years. Read More

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    With over 26 buildings, dating from the 19th century to 1912, these 90 acres have been recreated and reenacted to make history come alive. But is all of the history at Pioneer Living History Museum truly dead? Perhaps not. Based on reports from the property caretaker, voices of children singing have been heard from the old schoolhouse, windows have opened on their own accord,... Read More

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    Centennial Hall, the theatre at the University of Arizona, isn't only a great spot for catching a show, but also a spot for the paranormal. Rumor has it that two spirits haunt Centennial Hall, one male and one female. The female ghost is said to be very aggressive and prone to pushing people down the stairs. The male ghost on the other hand, is said to be more of a benign spirit. Read More

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  •   Chandler High School Chandler, AZ
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    One of the oldest high schools in Arizona, Chandler High School is no stranger to abnormal occurrences. In the oldest building that still stands, on the 2nd floor north wing of Old Main, students, teachers, and other school employees, have admitted to seeing and hearing things. One custodian even refused to clean that section of the school after a paranormal run-in. Read More

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  •   The Red Garter Inn Williams, AZ
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    Once a saloon and bordello, this inn is said to be haunted by many ghosts. An apparition of a woman has been spotted, mattresses have been reported shaking on their own, door knobs jiggling, and guests have been touched by an unknown entity. Read More

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  •   Hotel Monte Vista Flagstaff, AZ
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    Supposedly haunted by a few spirits, this hotel, within close proximity to another haunted Flagstaff hotel called The Weatherford Hotel, has an especially playful spirit of a phantom bellboy who likes to knock on guest rooms and and say, "room service." Even John Wayne had a run-in with this particular knock-knock ghost. He commented that he thought the spirit seemed friendly and... Read More

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  •   Fort Huachuca Carleton House Fort Huachuca, AZ
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    The oldest building on the Fort Huachuca base, Carleton House, was used for many different purposes. From being utilized as the Fort's hospital, to being the living quarters for high ranking officers, Carleton House has a deep backstory entrenched with war. It should be no surprise then that the paranormal has also been linked to this site. A young woman named Charlotte is said to haunt... Read More

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  •   San Marcos Hotel Chandler, AZ
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    The San Marcos Hotel, currently the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Gold Resort, was built in 1913 and in the years since then has passed through several different ownerships. Known as a local paranormal hot spot, staff members and visitors have reported seeing the ghost of a floating woman, hearing strange noises and moaning coming from empty parts of the hotel, and receiving phones calls from... Read More

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  •   Hotel Congress Tucson, AZ
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    From being the setting for tragedy, to the location where the notorious John Dillinger was captured, Hotel Congress has had a rich past that stays with the location even now. It is said a woman committed suicide in room 242 and haunts that room today, toying with guests by sitting on the bed, staring at them, and attempting to touch them. Read More

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  •   Saguaro Boulevard Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Legend has it that back in the 1980s the body of a young girl who had been kidnapped was found murdered and dismembered in a house on Saguaro Boulevard. Passersby and residents have reported seeing a terrified apparition of the girl along with hearing her cries and screams for help. Read More

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  •   The Copper Queen Bisbee, AZ
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    Both the owners, and visitors of The Copper Queen (est. 1902) have experienced strange incidents, like levitating objects, weird smells and ominous voices. Billy, a young spirit who haunts The Copper Queen, enjoys taking coins from guests and jumping on the couch in the lobby. Read More

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  •   Westward Ho Phoenix, AZ
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    This high-rise hotel building located in Phoenix was once an accommodation hotspot for celebrities, politicians and other big names. Now a converted housing complex for the elderly and disabled, it is a hotspot for something very different. Residents have reported seeing the apparition of a woman in a red dress walking through rooms, hearing loud chatter in rooms they know to be empty... Read More

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    Deer Valley High School, built in the 1980s, is said to be haunted by a spirit named Dewey. Although no one is quite sure what Dewey's backstory is, both students and teachers have reported run-ins with the apparition, mostly in the auditorium. Dewey is also known to mess around with electrical equipment by turning lights on and off and switching projectors off and on. Read More

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  •   The Hotel Weatherford Flagstaff, AZ
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    Opened in 1900, The Hotel Weatherford was one of the most luxurious hotels in the west during its time and the place to stay for many big names, like William Randolph Hearst and Theodore Roosevelt. A pair of newlyweds in the 1930s were murdered in one of the rooms of the hotel. That room has since been turned into a storage closet but that doesn't keep the deceased newlyweds from... Read More

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  •   Thorton Road Dunes Casa Grande, AZ
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    Previously buildings for a California Electronics manufacturer, these strange, UFO-shaped domes off of Interstate 8 South of Casa Grande have been vacant since the 1980s. Some visitors to the site have encountered shadowy figures, felt an eerie presence, heard tapping on their cars, and inexplicable shuffling around them after dusk. Read More

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  • Hotel Vendome Prescott, AZ
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    This small hotel located in Prescott, Arizona is reported to be haunted by a ghost named Abby and her cat. It is said that after her husband left her Abby locked herself in her room, room 16, and starved to death with her pet cat. In that same room guests have heard hangers moving on their own, the sounds of a cat playing with a toy, feeling someone sit on the bed, and hearing someone... Read More

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  •   The Noftsger Hill Inn Globe, AZ
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    Built as a school in 1907 The Noftsger Hill Inn, now a spacious 6-room hotel, still contains traces of its educational roots. Guests have come forward saying they've heard children's voices while staying at the inn, heard phantom footsteps and have had objects move on their own. Read More

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  •   Jefferson Park Mesa, AZ
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    Rumored to be haunted by a woman who was killed nearby, right around midnight, park visitors have reported seeing a woman in white wandering the park. Read More

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  •   Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, AZ
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    The next time you head to the Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix to catch a show, you just might catch a sighting of something else too. This historic venue constructed in 1929 is said to be haunted by a spirit called Mattie who has been sighted on multiple occasions wearing mid-twentieth century clothing wandering the balcony. Read More

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  •   Fox Tucson Theatre Tucson, AZ
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    Rumor has it that the ghost of a male panhandler has been seen walking the street outside of the Fox Tucson Theatre. Indoors, unworldly phenomena has also occurred, like objects moving around completely on their own. Read More

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  • Rosson House Phoenix, AZ
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    Built in 1895, this once Victorian home turned museum, is no stranger to encounters of the paranormal kind. Rumor has it that the caretaker of the property was shot in the early 1980s and nowadays visitors and employees of the museum report unexplainable activity like doors locking on their own, fireplaces giving off phantom heat and ghost sightings. Read More

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  •   Buford House Bed & Breakfast Tombstone, AZ
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    Many strange occurrences have happened at the Buford House Bed & Breakfast. It is said that a man in a jealous rage attempted to kill his wife, but failed. In the end she survived but he, after turning the gun on himself, died. His spirit still haunts the property today. Read More

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  •   Red Buffalo Trading Company Tombstone, AZ
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    Formerly the Campbell and Hatch’s Saloon and the site where Morgan Earp, brother of the infamous lawman Wyatt Earp, was shot down, Red Buffalo Trading Company is much more than a tourist shop selling western antiques. Said to be haunted by a female apparition and the ghost of Morgan Earp visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps, seeing floating figures, and tampering with... Read More

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  •   The Hermosa Inn Paradise Valley, AZ
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    Supposedly haunted by the its original owner Alonzo Megargee, The Hermosa Inn is no stranger to paranormal happenings. The ghost of Alonzo Megargee has been seen, in full cowboy garb, in the bar and foyer sections of the inn. Glasses have been reported to shatter and break when nobody's around and toilets strangely flushing on their own. Read More

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  •   Jerome Grand Hotel Jerome, AZ
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    Originally a hospital where local miners were taken to be treated for injuries and mental illness, United Verde Hospital did not become the Jermone Grand Hotel until the 1990s. Guests of the hotel have seen apparitions dressed as nurses roaming the building, and heard a bloodcurdling scream or two. Hotel staff are no stranger to paranormal activity at Jerome either. Slamming doors,... Read More

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