5 spookiest ghost towns in Maricopa County

PHOENIX - You know when people go to haunted houses and use their friends as human shields to protect them from creepy noises?

Maricopa County is home to about 20 ghost towns and they are all places you want to use the buddy system.

Most ghost towns in Arizona are former boomtowns that were abandoned when the mines closed. These camps had their owns rules and saw to it lawbreakers were punished the wild west way. 

Watch the video above to see these towns frozen in a state of arrested decay! 

Photo credits: Cindy Devin, FlickrAshley Van Haeften, FlickrAlan Levin, FlickrCable Green, FlickrJason Miklacic, FlickrGrendl, FlickrJohn Menard, Flickr

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