First Avenue Elementary School

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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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First Avenue Elementary School
San Manuel, AZ
United States

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32.5964602, -110.6384291
Pinal County, Arizona
Nearest Towns:
San Manuel, AZ (0.5 mi.)
Campo Bonito, AZ (6.2 mi.)
Oracle, AZ (7.8 mi.)
Mammoth, AZ (8.7 mi.)
Summerhaven, AZ (13.0 mi.)
Willow Canyon, AZ (14.8 mi.)
Catalina, AZ (17.6 mi.)
Oro Valley, AZ (23.8 mi.)
Tanque Verde, AZ (24.5 mi.)
Tortolita, AZ (25.5 mi.)


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  1. My family is from SanManuel and i have seen him not only did i see him….but the playground equipment……merry go round and other mobile equipment moved on its own.

  2. I used to work at the clinic that used to be a hospital. I saw many creepy events while working there once i saw the gh i st of a little boy with a ball and so did my son A dead dr and other people the hospital served the mine and many accidents accured. T was creepy working there it was Always So cold

  3. I live right across the street no child has died in that school I’m 28 been living here from birth till now and no child has ever died at that school

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