Phoenix is known for its sunny skies and warm weather, but did you know it also has a dark and haunted side? From historic buildings to notorious crime scenes, the city is home to some of the eeriest and most unexplained phenomena. Join Spirit of Arizona Tours as we explore some of Phoenix’s most haunted places and discover the ghostly tales that lie within.
The Hermosa Inn
Phoenix’s Hermosa Inn is a luxurious boutique hotel founded in the 1930s. However, it also holds a dark history, Lon Megargee was a cowboy artist and the founder of The Hermosa Inn. He painted cowboy life and the Wild West, and was also known for his contributions to the development of the city of Phoenix.
According to the legend, Lon Megargee is said to still linger in the halls of the hotel he founded, and guests have reported strange occurrences like doors opening and closing on their own, and ghostly apparitions. Some people claim to have seen his ghostly figure wandering around the hotel, or even to have felt his presence.
The Rosson House
Dr. Rosson is a Phoenix ghost legend associated with the Rosson House, a Victorian-style mansion located in Phoenix, Arizona, that now serves as a museum. The house was constructed in 1895 and was owned by Dr. and Mrs. Rosson, who lived there with their family. According to the legend, Dr. Rosson is said to still haunt the house after his death. Visitors have reported ghostly sightings and strange noises, including the sound of a woman’s laughter and the smell of cigar smoke. It is believed that the ghost of Dr. Rosson still haunts the house.
The museum has a rich history and many stories to tell, and the addition of a ghost story can make the visit more thrilling and entertaining for visitors. Learn more on our Arizona’s Top Ghost Tours in Phoenix, Jerome, and Tombstone!
The Orpheum Theatre
With a history dating back to 1929, the Orpheum Theatre has played host to some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment. However, it is also said to be haunted by a ghostly figure known as “The Lady in Red.” She is said to have died in the building, and her ghost has been spotted in the balcony and backstage areas.
The Pioneer Living History Museum
The Pioneer Living History Museum is a recreated 1890s frontier town, but it is said to be haunted by the spirits of the former residents. Visitors have reported ghostly sightings, including a ghostly cowboy and a ghostly lady in a long dress. Some say they can also hear the sound of a baby crying and a dog barking at night.
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The Arizona State Capitol
Originally built in 1901, the Arizona State Capitol is now the official seat of government for Arizona. But it is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who died in the building. Visitors have reported strange occurrences, such as doors opening and closing on their own, and the sound of footsteps in the hallway. Some believe that the ghost is the spirit of a woman who died in the building during a fire in the 1930s.
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The Hotel San Carlos
Leone Jensen is a ghost legend associated with the Hotel San Carlos, a historic hotel located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. According to the legend, Leone Jensen committed suicide by jumping from the hotel’s penthouse in 1928. After her death, guests and staff at the hotel began to report strange occurrences, such as ghostly apparitions and the sound of a woman crying. Some say that they can see a woman dressed in white standing at the window of the penthouse suite and that the ghost of Leone Jensen is still there.
The Phoenix Indian School
The Phoenix Indian School was a boarding school for Native American children that was operated by the US government from 1891 to 1990. The school was established with the goal of assimilating Native American children into Euro-American culture, and it operated under the belief that this was the best way to “civilize” and “educate” them. Many Native American children were forcibly taken from their families and sent to the school, where they were subjected to strict discipline and harsh conditions.
The school was said to be haunted by the spirits of the children who were forced to attend the school. Visitors have reported ghostly sightings, including the ghost of a young girl who is said to have died of tuberculosis. Some say they can also hear the sound of children playing and singing at night. Some visitors and former students of the school reported that they felt a sense of sadness and loss while they were visiting the school, as if the spirits of the children were still there, and that they still remember the pain and trauma of their experiences at the school.
The story of the ghost of the children is likely just a legend, but it adds to the eerie atmosphere of the school and makes for an interesting story for visitors to the school and for Spirit of Arizona tours. Additionally, it serves as a reminder of the dark history of forced assimilation and the treatment of Native American children in boarding schools.
The Gadsden Hotel
Gadsden Hotel was constructed in 1907 and is one of the most historic hotels in downtown Phoenix. Julia Lowell is a ghost legend that is associated with the Gadsden Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. According to the legend, Julia Lowell was a woman who died in the hotel in the 1920s. She is said to have been a guest at the hotel and fell in love with a man who was also staying there. However, her love was unrequited and she died of a broken heart. Some say that she committed suicide by jumping from one of the hotel’s windows.
After her death, guests and staff at the hotel began to report strange occurrences, such as ghostly apparitions and the sound of a woman crying. Some say that they can see a woman dressed in white standing in the hallway, and that the ghost of Julia Lowell is still searching for her lost love.
Guests have reported strange occurrences, such as ghostly apparitions and the sound of a woman crying. Some say that they can see a woman dressed in white standing in the hallway and that the ghost of Julia Lowell is still searching for her lost love. Join us on our Spirit of Arizona Tours Haunted Phoenix Pub Crawl to learn more.
Are you ready to explore the spooky Phoenix Ghosts? From haunted hotels to ghostly apparitions, Phoenix is home to a rich history and culture that is sure to give you a thrilling experience. With Spirit of Arizona Tours, you’ll discover the haunted places and ghostly tales that lie within the city. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, our tours are a fun and exciting way to explore the city and discover the hidden gems of Phoenix. So, book your tour today and let us take you on an eerie journey through the city’s most haunted places.