Haunted Places in South Tucson, Arizona



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    Velasco Pueblo

    Tucson, Arizona

    This house dates back to the 1850's, and was renovated a number of times before the death of Senor Velasco. The house began to fall into gradual disrepair, until it was finally restored by owners, who were the first to note the presence of a ghost. While working in the ...


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    Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Tucson, Arizona

    This 19th century inn previously served as the offices and home of the prominent Judge Blenman, who still haunts the building to this day. He still haunts the patio area and the Sydney Marie Suite at the front of the inn, which served as his law office. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Augustine Cathedral

    Tucson, Arizona

    My dad said that in 1983 he was at mass and he went to the restroom and he saw an apparition of an elderly lady in all black lying on the floor when he looked at her she disappeared. He later found it was St. Catherine Drexel, the founder ...


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    Fox Theatre

    Tucson, Arizona

    Inside the theater specters apparently move objects around. Outside the theater a male ghosts is often reported to panhandle.


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    Hotel Congress

    Tucson, Arizona

    Hotel Congress is probably best known for the role it played in the capture of John Dillinger and his gang of outlaws, but there are apparently several ghosts who lay claim to the Congress. At least two suicides there have reportedly led to hauntings in the rooms in which they ...


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    Pioneer Hotel

    Tucson, Arizona

    A fire broke out in the hotel in the 70's and killed almost 30 people. It seems that many believe that at least some of those who perished in the fire have stayed behind and continue to haunt the hotel.


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    Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center

    Tucson, Arizona

    There are a variety of reports about the hauntings at the Job Corps center. Some say that the toilets flush all by themselves (no report on whether the toilets are automatic) and the water in the second floor bathrooms will turn on by itself. Others say that there are ...


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    Betty's Blues Junk Shop

    Tucson, Arizona

    This Tucson-area junk shop made the news in October 2013 when their security cameras caught items flying off the shelves, and strange, disembodied voices - when no one was around.


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    Centennial Hall - University of Arizona

    Tucson, Arizona

    Reputed to be haunted by both a male and female ghost. The female gets the blame for all the nasty bits of ghosting (of course) while the male ghost is seen as a more benign presence. Supposedly the female ghost is prone to pushing people down the stairs. ...


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    St. Mary's Hospital

    Tucson, Arizona

    2.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    St. Mary's is apparently a very active haunting site. Numerous and varied claims of sightings have been reported. Many of the stories revolve around the elevators, especially people entering the elevators before disappearing. However the most famous of the ghost is that of a nun who walks ...


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    Sam Levitz Furniture Store

    Tucson, Arizona

    3 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Employees claim to see the ghost of a former employee who died in the store.


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Tucson, Arizona

    4.5 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    General cemetery-style haunting - voices, shadows, eerie feelings... Embrace the cliche.


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    Tucson Medical Center

    Tucson, Arizona

    6.3 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Tucson - Hair pulling, whispering and chairs rolling out from under you -sounds like elementary school. But in fact these are reported happenings at the Tuscon medical center. Perhaps the pranks are being pulled by the child ghost who is occasionally seen roaming the halls. There are ...


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    San Xavier del Bac Mission

    Tucson, Arizona

    6.8 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of a nun and children who are alleged to have died in a schoolhouse fire.


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    Tucson Radisson Hotel

    Tucson, Arizona

    7.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    A ghostly girl allegedly haunts the kitchen and ballroom.


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    Ott Family YMCA

    Tucson, Arizona

    8.1 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Things that go bump in the night. Apparently the ghost at this YMCA takes that literally as there are reports of strange banging noises. In addition, the ghost of a gray-suited man is reportedly seen often at nighttime.


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    Sabino Canyon

    Tucson, Arizona

    11.9 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    An angry wildcat ghost haunting the canyon? Well now we've heard everything.


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    Colossal Cave

    Vail, Arizona

    21.8 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Claims of singing and moaning have been heard coming from the cave (and of course it's not the wind). The apparition of a man has been seen wielding a pickaxe.


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    Oracle Historical Society & Acadia Ranch Museum

    Oracle, Arizona

    30.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Unexplained sounds, ghostly footsteps and other unexplained phenomena are reported at the Acadia. A former TB hospital many claim that a former nurse who contracted TB and died still wanders the halls.


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    First Avenue Elementary School

    San Manuel, Arizona

    33.5 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    This urban legend revolves around the ghost of a young boy who is rumored to have died after falling off the merry-go-round and hitting his head or being crushed by the apparatus itself. The ghost appears to be holding his head and cries before vanishing.


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    San Manuel Copper Mine

    Mammoth, Arizona

    38 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Ghostly workers and lights where no lights should be make up the haunting legend of the San Manuel Copper Mine.


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    Sonoita Inn - Lost Trail Inn

    Sonoita, Arizona

    40.4 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    The inn has a single ghost, a woman with dark hair and red lips with only a severed head visible who fades away when approached. Screams and crying have also been heard in the inn. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Horseshoe Cafe

    Benson, Arizona

    42.5 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    This stucco brick adobe was converted to a delightful café during the early 1900's, and has since served the town as a key focal point for diners and visitors alike. Travellers also come from far and wide to see another part of the café's hospitality; their abundant ghost stories. ...


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    Ghost Rider of Picacho

    Eloy, Arizona

    47.1 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    The name kind of says it all, doesn't it? A ghostly apparition of a man on a horse, riding the range.


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    Patagonia Market

    Patagonia, Arizona

    47.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    A bell rings when no living human is around to ring it. Things move around without explanation and occasionally entire shelves crash to the floor. No one knows who haunts the store, but employees are convinced that someone does!


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    St. David

    St. David, Arizona

    48.6 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Apparently the whole of downtown is haunted by screams, cries, etc. Possibly a town with more than its share of domestic disturbances but ghosts? Jury's firmly out.


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    Lepsy of Dudleyville

    Winkelman, Arizona

    51.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    This urban legend revolves around an evil man, Lepsy, who would apparently hire migrant workers and then kill them when the work was complete rather than paying them. Supposedly the canyon where he killed them is still haunted by the cries of his victims.


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    St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

    Nogales, Arizona

    56 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    People, you've got to stop building stuff on Indian burial grounds. Luckily in this case it seems the hauntings are mostly benign and the original pastor who claimed it was haunted believes this is because the ghosts of the Indians were receptive to Christianity (little late there fellows, pretty ...


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    Smith Middle School - Fort Huachuca

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    58.1 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    The story goes that a student of the school, Linda Landy (they didn't even attempt to make up a name that didn't sound fake), was struck and killed by car while walking home, so now she haunts the Library. Because ghosts don't have to make sense.


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    Carleton House - Fort Huachuca

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    58.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    This home, located on an army base, once served as a hospital for wounded soldiers; complete with the morgue such an establishment would require. It seems some who came to Carleton House to recover have never left. There are several ghostly happenings that have been reported here. Items have ...


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    Daisy Mae's Stronghold

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    59 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Rumored to be haunted by a man named "Charlie" who died in a knife fight back when the building was a brothel.


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    Pimeria Alta History Museum

    Nogales, Arizona

    59.8 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Housed in the Old Nogales City Hall (dating back to 1914), the historical museum is haunted according to some. Visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps on the staircase, whilst others have smelt cigar smoke and quite unusually, the scent of pine resin. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Casa Grande Mountain

    Eloy, Arizona

    61.1 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Drive around the deserted roads in Casa Grande Mountain Park and you might run into a mysterious dark mist that tends to follow cars and hikers around the area.


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    Cochise Hotel

    Cochise, Arizona

    61.5 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    The 1882 Cochise Hotel is located in a remote semi-ghost town in the heart of the desert, and is rumoured to be haunted. Guests staying in the inn have reportedly heard cries for help and sobs, while the apparition of a woman's head encased in a glowing ball of ...


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    Cochise Stronghold State Park

    South Tucson, Arizona

    61.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Confederate soldiers at the Dragoon Mountains at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Cochise Stronghold Memorial Park lies near Mt. Glen on the eastern slope ...


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    Boothill Graveyard - Tombstone

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Famous Tombstone graveyard which is the last resting place of those killed in the shootout at the OK Corral.


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    The Blue Mist Motel

    Florence, Arizona

    62.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    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 ...


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    Tombstone Bordello Bed and Breakfast

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.3 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    This 1881 establishment was formerly one of the main bordellos owned by Big Nose Kate, and has been restored to it's old-fashioned glory. The inn is supposed to be a hotspot for ghostly activity, featuring a variety of haunted rooms with varying activity. The most common ghost, however, is ...


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    Buford House Bed & Breakfast

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.5 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a man who, in a jealous rage over his woman walking home with another man, decided to shoot her and then himself. Luckily, the woman survived his murder attempt and he was the only one who died. He continues to haunt the ...


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    O.K. Corral

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.6 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Rumored to be haunted by "The Cowboys" who died at the infamous gunfight at the Corral.


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    Larian Motel

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.6 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Built in the late 1950s, the motel site was once the site of a gun shop, a general store, and a Chinese restaurant. The ghosts here are often seen in Rooms 1 through 4. Witnesses have heard old-fashioned music coming from vacant rooms and discovered items missing from their rooms. ...


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    Red Buffalo Trading Company

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    The building was formerly a saloon, and is famous for being the being the landmark at which Morgan Earp was assassinated. Since then, the building has been haunted by at least three entities. The first is that of an aggressive ghost, who attacks people who enter the building and switches ...


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    Big Nose Kate's

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Numerous ghosts are alleged to haunt Big Nose Kate's. Most famous of the horde is "Swamper" a former janitor and maintenance man who lived in the basement. He has apparently appeared in numerous photos. There are also numerous other ghosts that are alleged to roam the premises.


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    Crystal Palace Saloon

    Huachuca City, Arizona

    62.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    This historic saloon and former gambling den serves up a wide variety of spirits of both kinds, including the apparition of a friendly cowboy at the bar and a well-dressed elderly man in the rear rooms of the establishment. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Tombstone Motel

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    A man hanged himself in Room #119 of the motel, and people have reported seeing apparitions, hearing voices and seeing objects and furniture moving around by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Russ House - Nellie Cashman's Restaurant

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Nellie Cashman's Restaurant is now a mexican restaurant called "Cafe Margarita". Rumored to be haunted by a playful prankster of a ghost who moves objects and is somewhat noisy. Some claim to have seen a female apparition.


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    Bird Cage Theater

    Tombstone, Arizona

    62.7 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    A former brother and saloon turned museum with a haunting history, the Bird Cage boasts a plethora of ghostly sightings.


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    The Domes

    Casa Grande, Arizona

    63.2 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Construction began on an electronics plant on this spot in 1982, but it was never completed - all that remains are several concrete "domes" that are now a local hotspot for ghost hunters, teenagers and vandals. The domes are starting to cave in, and this is all private property, ...


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    Casa Grande Regional Hospital Center

    Casa Grande, Arizona

    63.8 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Patients and staff agree that weird things go on in this hospital. Footsteps and strange noises can't always be accounted for, and strange things pop in and out of sight at the strangest moments.


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    Casa Grande K-Mart

    Casa Grande, Arizona

    64.8 miles from South Tucson, AZ

    Employees swear the ghost of a man haunts the store at night, particularly around the toy area.


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