Lights, Camera, Ghosts! Exploring the Haunted Side of Phoenix Through TV Shows

Lights, camera, action! While Phoenix may be known for its stunning desert landscapes and vibrant city life, another side to the Valley of the Sun often remains hidden from the spotlight. We’re talking about the paranormal, the eerie, and the ghostly encounters that have attracted the attention of renowned ghost-hunting shows. So, grab your popcorn and get ready to embark on a thrilling journey as we explore the haunted side of Phoenix through the lens of TV shows. From spine-chilling episodes to real-life ghostly encounters, let’s dive into the supernatural world that lurks beneath the surface of the desert oasis.


Ghost Adventures: Riviera Hotel – A Ghostly Retreat in Phoenix

Cue the dramatic music as we step into the world of Ghost Adventures. In Season 4, Episode 6, the crew ventures into the heart of downtown Phoenix to investigate the haunted Riviera Hotel. This historic location, featured in movies like “Ghostbusters” and “The Fugitive,” is a popular filming spot and known for its paranormal activity. Join Zak Bagans and his team as they explore the dark corners and capture spine-tingling evidence of the Riviera Hotel’s ghostly residents. Learn more about this hotel and more on our Haunted Phoenix Pub Crawl True Crime Ghost tour.


Ghost Hunters: Phoenix Gold Mine – A Treasure Trove of Ghostly Tales

Next on our ghostly tour is the Phoenix Gold Mine, featured in Season 7, Episode 10 of Ghost Hunters. While not directly in Phoenix, this abandoned mine near Idaho Springs, Colorado, holds a special connection to the region. Rumored to be haunted by restless spirits, the team dives deep into the eerie underground tunnels, searching for evidence of the afterlife. Grab your flashlight and join the Ghost Hunters as they unearth the mysteries lurking within the Phoenix Gold Mine.

Paranormal Lockdown: Hinsdale House – Unraveling the Supernatural

Our paranormal journey detours to Hinsdale, New York, in Season 1, Episode 5 of Paranormal Lockdown. While not in Phoenix, this episode features the chilling investigation of the Hinsdale House, known for its intense paranormal activity. As we follow Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman, they shed light on the dark secrets that haunt this historic dwelling. Prepare yourself for bone-chilling encounters and dive into the unknown as they uncover the truth behind the Hinsdale House.

Ghost Lab: Lost Souls of Jerome – Ghostly Legends of a Ghost Town

Get ready for a spine-chilling trip to Jerome, Arizona, just a stone’s throw away from Phoenix. In Season 2, Episode 9 of Ghost Lab, the team explores this historic ghost town perched on a mountainside. Known for its rich mining history and ghostly legends, Jerome offers a perfect backdrop for a paranormal investigation. Uncover the town’s haunted past, eerie apparitions, and unexplained phenomena on our thrilling tour.

The Dead Files: Fear at the Family Tree – Supernatural Secrets Unveiled

While Phoenix takes a backseat in this episode, it’s impossible to resist the bone-chilling tale featured in Season 1, Episode 2 of The Dead Files. The story unfolds at the Family Tree Restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which holds connections to Phoenix. As Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi dig deep into the restaurant’s haunted history, they bring forth a cascade of spine-tingling revelations and paranormal encounters. Brace yourself for a hair-raising journey into the shadows of the Family Tree.


Paranormal Witness: The Lost Boy – True Hauntings Hit Close to Home

Prepare to be captivated by Season 3, Episode 5 of Paranormal Witness as it recounts the terrifying true story of a haunted house in Phoenix. In this episode, we learn about a family’s unnerving experiences with supernatural phenomena that shake their lives to the core. Witness their struggle to confront the unexplained and uncover the chilling secrets within this Phoenix home’s walls.

Lights fade, credits roll and our ghostly TV show marathon comes to an end. But the stories of Phoenix’s haunted past and present continue to send shivers down our spines. Whether it’s the haunted Riviera Hotel, the mysterious Phoenix Gold Mine, or the chilling tales of Jerome, these ghost-hunting shows have given us a glimpse into the paranormal underbelly of Phoenix.


Remember, these tales are not just stories on a screen but are based on real-life accounts and experiences. So, if you’re feeling brave, dive into the supernatural world and unravel the mysteries hidden in the shadows of Phoenix.


For more information on our haunted tours and how to book, visit our tour page.


Happy ghost hunting, fellow adventurers!


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Phoenix Shadows The Phoenix Boo Trail - A Haunted express tour

The Phoenix Boo Trail Tour: Uncover Phoenix's Dark Mysteries in Just One Hour
Unveil the hidden secrets and eerie tales of Phoenix on the Boo Trail Express Tour—an immersive hour-long adventure designed for those with a thirst for the unknown. Delve into the city's enigmatic history, explore haunted locations, and discover the chilling stories that have lingered through time. Buckle up and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through the shadows of Phoenix's past and present.

Trip Highlights
Introducing the Shadows and Spirits Express Tour, an exceptional way to experience the mysteries of Phoenix within a short time frame. Ideal for conference attendees and visitors with limited availability, this guided bus tour provides an exclusive opportunity to delve into the darker side of the city's history.
As the sun sets and the city transforms, our comfortable and spacious 14-seat bus becomes your gateway to Phoenix's enigmatic stories. Settle in and enjoy the ride as we navigate through the city's intriguing neighborhoods, sharing tales of haunted locations, historical mysteries, and spine-chilling events. Unlike traditional walking tours, our bus tour allows you to see more in less time, ensuring you make the most of your stay.
With expert narration from our guides, you'll learn about Phoenix's hidden past and the spirits that are said to still roam its streets. From the comfort of your seat, you'll witness the city's evolution and the events that have shaped its history, all while exploring its most intriguing and haunted corners.
Uncover the chilling stories of haunted locations, unsolved mysteries, and paranormal occurrences.
Explore Phoenix's historic neighborhoods and iconic landmarks.
Gain insight into the city's unique character and dark history.
Embrace the convenience of a bus tour, covering more ground than a traditional walking tour.

Combine and Save:
Enhance your Phoenix experience by combining the Shadows and Spirits Express Tour with our Whistle Stop Tour of Phoenix. With this unique duo, you'll explore the city's charm, history, and eerie tales in just two hours. For those seeking a double dose of adventure, we offer a special discount when you book both tours together. Contact us directly to secure your combined experience.

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Haunted Phoenix Pub Crawl True Crime Ghost tour

Grab a drink and saddle up for a pub crawl through the haunted streets of historical Phoenix!

From out meeting point, sit back and relax as your local guide drives you to 3 of the most haunted pubs in the valley of the sun. Each stop will include a pub tour, where you will learn the dark and mysterious history unique to each location. Learn the names of the local spirits and true accounts of their activity. While the drinks at each pub are an additional charge, paranormal experiences are free!

*Note* You do not have to be 21, or even a drinker, to enjoy this tour! Many guests just come along to enjoy the spookier information on Phoenix's darker past.

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3 hours
Group Size
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Murders & Mysteries True Crime Ghost Tour in Phoenix

Are you ready to experience spine-tingling accounts of true crime at the most haunted locations in Phoenix? Using dark historical facts and urban legends, our Murders & Mysteries tour will take you on a journey to some of Phoenix's most chilling and unnerving sites, where you may experience supernatural sightings, psychic encounters, and unexplained moments. Every story is 100% true! Join us and see why Phoenix is one of the most haunted cities in the Southwest!

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