The Blue Mist Motel

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This location is just down the street from the Florence prison. As a child living in the area (in fact, I lived down the street from the motel myself – directly across the street from the prison,) I heard about the horrific events that took place at the Blue Mist motel. At first, I didn’t believe the story, thinking that the other kids who told me it were just trying to scare me. As an adult, I did some research, and discovered that almost everything in the chilling story was true. In 1984 a man named Robert Moormann, who was mentally handicapped, got out of the Correctional Facility on furlough, and upon being released into his abusive mother’s care, the man (who was really nothing more than a man-child,) checked into the motel with his mother, where he tied her up and proceeded to beat and stab her to death. He then hacked her body up into pieces which he deposited in various dumpsters throughout the city of Florence. He was caught, sentenced to death, and was executed on February 29, 2012. People claimed they could hear a woman crying in the motel at night, even when there was no one there. The crying is often accompanied by a terrible feeling of foreboding, and the need to flee the premises.

(Submitted by Meagan M)

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Geographic Information

Address:
40 South Pinal Parkway
Florence, AZ
United States

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GPS:
33.030894, -111.379842
County:
Pinal County, Arizona
Nearest Towns:
Florence, AZ (0.4 mi.)
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