Oracle Historical Society & Acadia Ranch Museum

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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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Geographic Information

825 E. Mt. Lemmon Highway
Oracle, AZ
United States

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32.6094549, -110.76500299999998
Pinal County, Arizona
Nearest Towns:
Oracle, AZ (0.4 mi.)
Campo Bonito, AZ (3.5 mi.)
San Manuel, AZ (7.8 mi.)
Mammoth, AZ (10.6 mi.)
Catalina, AZ (11.6 mi.)
Summerhaven, AZ (11.8 mi.)
Willow Canyon, AZ (15.7 mi.)
Oro Valley, AZ (19.1 mi.)
Tortolita, AZ (20.1 mi.)
Catalina Foothills, AZ (23.3 mi.)


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  1. I worked part-time for the Oracle Historical Society in the late 1990s and spent hours in the Acadia Ranch House during the daytime. On two occasions while working in my office with the doors closed, I heard loud strong footsteps of someone walking down the central hallway of the house. The footsteps sounded like someone walking with cowboy boots, or at least with shoes with hard heels. The hallway has wooden floors raised off of the ground, so the floorboards would resonate if someone walked on them with hard heeled boots. Because I greeted any visitors to the house, both times I got up, opened the door to the hallway, looked in the room where the sound of the footsteps led (the room was the old TB ward), walked through the rest of the house, and found nobody. At the time I heard both of these loud footsteps, the Acadia House was not actually open to the public at that time; all of the doors were locked. So it was strange to experience the sound of someone walking through the hall.

  2. I am a paranormal investigator and have been to The Acadia Ranch house several times and have had several experiances while investigating. On several occassions I have witnessed doors open on their own. Other times I have heard knocks and bangs that come from nowhere. I have heard voices and on one instance one of my teammates has seen the head and shoulders of a person walk into the hospital room at the end of the main hall way. This place is a great place to investigate for any level of investigator.

  3. I was part of a paranormal investigation of the site(Check out my youtube channel spirits in the material world) We had some pretty cool captures and I plan to go back again.

    • Hey James I am currently living in Oracle Arizona and I want to know how to get to your YouTube channel spirits in the material world

  4. I have done dozens of investigations at the Acadia Ranch Sanatorium over the years. Our team has gathered plenty of evidence supporting the claims of paranormal activity

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