Haunted Places in Willcox, Arizona



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    Cochise Hotel

    Cochise, Arizona

    10.9 miles from Willcox, 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

    Willcox, Arizona

    22.6 miles from Willcox, 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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    St. David

    St. David, Arizona

    33.3 miles from Willcox, 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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    Horseshoe Cafe

    Benson, Arizona

    33.6 miles from Willcox, 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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    Boothill Graveyard - Tombstone

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.4 miles from Willcox, AZ

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


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    Buford House Bed & Breakfast

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.7 miles from Willcox, 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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    Larian Motel

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.7 miles from Willcox, 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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    Tombstone Motel

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.7 miles from Willcox, 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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    Red Buffalo Trading Company

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    O.K. Corral

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, AZ

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


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    Tombstone Bordello Bed and Breakfast

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    Crystal Palace Saloon

    Huachuca City, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    Big Nose Kate's

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    Bird Cage Theater

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    Russ House - Nellie Cashman's Restaurant

    Tombstone, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    Vision Quest Lodge

    Elfrida, Arizona

    41.6 miles from Willcox, AZ

    This was once a dude ranch - now its a place for troubled teens. Staffers claim there is an apparition of a woman in a white gown that haunts certain dormitories. Bloodstains appear and disappear mysteriously on certain bathroom walls. A girl's cries are often heard at ...


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    Colossal Cave

    Vail, Arizona

    48.7 miles from Willcox, 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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    First Avenue Elementary School

    San Manuel, Arizona

    52.7 miles from Willcox, 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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    Daisy Mae's Stronghold

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    55.6 miles from Willcox, 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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    Silver King Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.1 miles from Willcox, AZ

    The historic hotel was formerly a boarding house for men working at the nearby copper mines, and has been the scene of several murders, which is just the tip of the iceberg of this hotel's dark past. It is believed that two apparitions haunt the old building, and the ...


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    Bisbee Inn - Hotel La More

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Willcox, AZ

    Several rooms here are said to be haunted. In Room 11, a handsome cowboy ghost is said to reside. He is tall and thin and sports a white shirt, vest, dark pants and boots. In Room 12, you'll know if the ghost of Abigail is present by her lavender scent. ...


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    Clawson House Inn

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Willcox, AZ

    In the late 1890’s, three miners were brutally murdered at the old inn, and reports of hauntings arose soon after this incident. The three miners' ghosts are violent, and loud noises, shouts and arguing voices are heard late at night when no one is around. The apparition of an old ...


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    Bisbee Courthouse

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Willcox, AZ

    Employees of the Cochise County Courthouse swear that the top floor is haunted, with evil presences and bad smells prevailing throughout. The judge chambers in Division 2 still carry occasional smells of cigar smoke from the old days. Voices are heard throughout, doors open and close, sometimes violently, ...


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    Oliver House

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Willcox, AZ

    Reports abound about ghostly presences in various rooms. In the "Grandma Room" a rocking chair will star moving all on its own, and grandma herself sometimes appears late at night. Doors and windows open and close on their own in the "Purple Sage Room", and there are definite ...


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    OK Street Jailhouse Inn

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Willcox, AZ

    This 1904 historic jail house is now an atmospheric bed and breakfast inn, and has some unwelcome tenants from long ago. Visitors to the building have reported an eerie presence, and the sensation of being watched. This feeling is further accentuated by reports of a phantom shadow stalking the ...


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    Copper Queen Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Willcox, AZ

    Holding the distinction of being Arizona's longest continuously operated hotel, the Copper Queen was constructed from 1898 to 1902 by the Phelps Dodge Corporation to serve as lodging for investors and dignitaries visiting its nearby copper mine. The Copper Queen is allegedly haunted and has been featured on at least two ...


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    Inn at Castle Rock

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.3 miles from Willcox, AZ

    This historic hillside inn was built in the late 1870's for an explorer, and later became a boarding house. It is now a delightful building, which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman shot dead opposite the hotel. Staff have reportedly seen her roaming the hallways, while ...


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    Bisbee Grand Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    56.3 miles from Willcox, AZ

    This historic hotel was formerly railroad accommodation, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast on the main street of this old mining town. Staff and guests alike claim to have seen shadowy apparitions, have felt cold spots and seen doors slam shut and lock of their own accord. ...


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    Smith Middle School - Fort Huachuca

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    56.7 miles from Willcox, 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

    56.8 miles from Willcox, 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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    Sabino Canyon

    Tucson, Arizona

    57.8 miles from Willcox, AZ

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


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    Ott Family YMCA

    Tucson, Arizona

    58.5 miles from Willcox, 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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    San Manuel Copper Mine

    Mammoth, Arizona

    58.6 miles from Willcox, 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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    Tucson Radisson Hotel

    Tucson, Arizona

    59.7 miles from Willcox, AZ

    A ghostly girl allegedly haunts the kitchen and ballroom.


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    Oracle Historical Society & Acadia Ranch Museum

    Oracle, Arizona

    59.7 miles from Willcox, 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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    Tucson Medical Center

    Tucson, Arizona

    61.3 miles from Willcox, 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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    Sonoita Inn - Lost Trail Inn

    Sonoita, Arizona

    62.4 miles from Willcox, 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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    Sam Levitz Furniture Store

    Tucson, Arizona

    63.7 miles from Willcox, AZ

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


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    The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Douglas, Arizona

    64.6 miles from Willcox, AZ

    The 1901 historic hotel and restaurant is haunted by the ghost of Mabel Magee, a young barmaid who passed away at the establishment. Her spirit has been known to slam doors and play practical jokes on male guests. Others claim to have heard disembodied footsteps and a ghostly female ...


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    Betty's Blues Junk Shop

    Tucson, Arizona

    64.8 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    Gadsden Hotel

    Douglas, Arizona

    64.8 miles from Willcox, AZ

    The hotel opened in 1907. Named for the Gadsden Purchase, the stately five-story, 160-room hotel became a home away from home for cattlemen, ranchers, miners, and businessmen. The hotel was leveled by fire and rebuilt in 1929. The Gadsden is recognized as a National Historic Site. The Gadsden's spacious main ...


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    Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center

    Tucson, Arizona

    65 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    Centennial Hall - University of Arizona

    Tucson, Arizona

    65.7 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    Hotel Congress

    Tucson, Arizona

    66.4 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    Royal Elizabeth Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Tucson, Arizona

    66.5 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    Velasco Pueblo

    Tucson, Arizona

    66.6 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    Pioneer Hotel

    Tucson, Arizona

    66.6 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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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    St. Augustine Cathedral

    Tucson, Arizona

    66.6 miles from Willcox, AZ

    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

    66.6 miles from Willcox, AZ

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


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    Tucson, Arizona

    67.1 miles from Willcox, AZ

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


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