8th Avenue and Extension Road

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Reportedly haunted by a little boy who was killed while trying to cross the road.

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S Extension Rd & W 8th Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
United States

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33.40048, -111.84851100000003
Maricopa County, Arizona
Nearest Towns:
Mesa, AZ (2.1 mi.)
Tempe, AZ (3.6 mi.)
San Carlos, AZ (3.8 mi.)
Gilbert, AZ (4.8 mi.)
Tempe Junction, AZ (5.6 mi.)
Chandler, AZ (6.5 mi.)
Guadalupe, AZ (6.9 mi.)
Scottsdale, AZ (8.1 mi.)
Paradise Valley, AZ (10.5 mi.)
Sun Lakes, AZ (13.2 mi.)


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  1. I used to be a custodian at powell jr. High school right on the corner. I was working the night that boy died. Now I’ve never seen his ghost but i do know for a fact that the school is haunted. I saw and experienced a lot of bizarre things. And I’m not the only one. Teachers and staff have too.

    • The story of the ghost of Henry is very well known to long time residence of South central Mesa. I hear that his spirit appears once in awhile not only in the streets but sometimes in homes. Henry tends to be mischievous but harmless little boy.

      • To be honest I’ve never heard of Henry. I’ve heard about a girl that was hit by a car when Powell Jr. High was first built and some people say they have seen her ghost running across the road. Maybe Henry is the boy who would turn lights on and off, open and close doors, and make running footsteps;.

  2. I used to be a custodian at Powell Jr. High School which eventually became the Mesa Education Center. I worked there for about 8 years. In that time I witnessed many paranormal experiences which included hearing people talk who weren’t there, hearing doors opening and closing by themselves, strange footsteps and furniture being dragged across the floor. Also SEEING 3 apparitons. I believe that the school is haunted by several spirits. I believe there is a male spirit, 2 or 3 female spirits (one of which is very friendly and has said hi to me on two occasions), a young girl that you can hear giggle from time to time, a young boy who seems distressed, and also a benevolent spirit who seems to be very angry. It may sound crazy but I’m not the only one who has experienced these things. Teachers, staff, students, and outsiders have also witnessed these things. I was never one to believe in ghosts, but I’m a firm believer now. This school is definitely one of the most haunted places in Mesa.

  3. I went to Powell Jr high from ’84-87 , never heard of a little boy, but there was a young female classmate who was killed crossing the street where the Emerald st traffic light is now. The traffic light was put in because of her death. Never have seen anything paranormal at school or outside of it.

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