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5 spookiest ghost towns in Maricopa County

Posted: 11:52 AM, Feb 11, 2016
Updated: 2018-05-03 14:53:54-04

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, Flickr Ashley Van Haeften, Flickr Alan Levin, Flickr Cable Green, Flickr Jason Miklacic, Flickr Grendl, Flickr John Menard, Flickr