Dig out the ghost hunting gear and get ready for the fright of your life as you take on these six haunted locations around Arizona.
Spend the night at the Jerome Grand Hotel... if you can sleep after a night of hair-raising ghost hunting. Guests are invited to take their ghost tour and investigate the ongoing paranormal activities with provided ghost hunting equipment. During the tour, ghost hunters will learn more about the history of the haunted hotel, which was constructed in 1926 as hospital in the now ghost town of Jerome. The tour is $20 per person and also includes an offer of 10 percent off your room rate because, let's face it, you probably won't be sleeping much.
200 Hill Street
Jerome, AZ 86331
Embark on an ominous adventure to discover more about the spirits that haunt the town of Old Bisbee. As a walking tour, the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour takes guests where no cars, buses or trolleys can access. You'll visit the haunts of the Lady of the Evening Julia, Nat the miner and the Lady in White during the hour and a half exploration. The guided tour takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. and costs $13 for adults and $11 for children under 12. Call 520-432-3308 to make your reservation. The meeting place of the tour will be disclosed after your reservation is scheduled.
Tombstone has a reputation of its own, but the Bird Cage Theatre located in the Wild West town was called the "the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast," by the New York Times in 1882. The now haunted saloon offers ghost tours and the chance to encounter spirits of former visitors like saloon gals and cowboys. The daily tour starts at 8 p.m. and costs $20. You must be 18 years or older to attend.
517 E. Allen Street
Tombstone, AZ 85638
The history of the London Bridge is far more horrifying than a jingle for children. Between 1305 and 1660 while it was still in London, it was customary to display severed heads of traitors on pikes along the bridge. After being purchased by Robert P. McCulloch, the bridge was reconstructed in Lake Havasu City in 1971 making it a much quicker trip for Arizona residents to explore a part of dark history. No ghost tours are available yet so you're on your own.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Along Thorntown Road in Casa Grande, there is a collection of foreboding structures that resemble domes. Legend says that the eerie domes were used for Satanic worship and animal sacrifice, but their purpose and creator remain unknown. Paranormal activity has been reported in the area, but you'll have to find out for yourself.
South Thornton Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85193
Phoenix Ghost Tours will take you to ten haunted locations downtown with exclusive access inside the Westward Ho Hotel. As a celebrity hotspot in its heyday, who knows who you might run into... dead or alive. During the hour long tour, you'll also get the chance to learn more about Phoenix's ghost stories and encounter a different side of the city. Admission costs $18 for adults and $15 for minors.
Tours start at:
The Orpheum Theater
203 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
If you prefer a different kind of scare, check out this list of 13 haunted houses around Arizona .