Arizona’s most haunted places are described and the hauntings that occur in them.
Apache Sitgreaves National Forests – Diamond Rock Camp (Springerville, AZ)
Once called home to the Apache Indians; this campground in the White Mountains sits alongside the East Fork of the Black River. The campsite is located in a valley, shaded by tall ponderosa pines and it is rumored to be the site of alot of paranormal activity. According to reports, photographic anomalies of a phantom woman have appeared in photos taken here at the camp. Strange sounds and noises have also been heard here by many visitors. People who visit the area report an uneasy feeling about the place and a feeling of being watched as well.
Bisbee Inn Bed & Breakfast (Bisbee, Arizona)
Many visitors to the Bisbee Inn have witnessed paranormal activity throughout the years. Room 23 as well as the blue room are two of the more active rooms in the building. In the Grand Ma room, various guest have reported seeing a spirit of an elderly woman. Thought to be a benevolent spirit, her presence has made some of the guest in the room alittle nervous.
Big Nose Kate’s Saloon building (Tombstone, Arizona)
Big Nose Kate’s Saloon Building can be found on 417 East Allen Street. Allen Street was the main drag which ran into the old town of Tombstone, and Big Nose Kate’s Saloon was located in the very center of it.
The Big Nose Kate’s Saloon Building opened in 1881, as a high class establishment, called The Grand Hotel, a classy place where the weary rested their heads, enjoyed fine dining, and a good brew in the basement bar. Local people, cowboys, miners, out of town travelers all enjoyed having a nice hotel in town. It probably hosted social events, like weddings as well. Wyatt and Virgil Earp, the Clantons and the McLaurys all stayed here a number of times. The Clantons and the McLaurys had stayed here the night before three of them were killed at the shoot out at the OK corral, which occurred on Wednesday, October 26th, 1881 around 3:00 pm.
A business-oriented, prosperous ex-prostitute, known by the name of Big Nose Kate, Mary Katharine Harmony, owned the Grand Hotel. Originally from Texas, Kate saved Doc Holiday’s life by busting him out of jail in Texas. Though they never got married, Doc Holiday was eternally grateful to her, and they had a long lasting relationship. They lived together in Tombstone for many years.
The building was built on top of a silver mine shaft, which runs underneath the town. There was a basement saloon, a basement bedroom, a first floor lobby, a dining area, and a second floor with an elegant parlor and 17 single rooms for the guests. There was a handsome staircase leading up to the second floor and guest rooms. Unfortunately the second floor and staircase leading up to it are gone now. Only a little balcony remains up there today.