Pioneer Living History Village

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At this 90-acre complex representing an 1800s village, witnesses have seen apparitions during events. Also, a cowboy ghost is said to haunt the Pioneer Restaurant & Saloon, and in the 1885 Statehood House, staff members have heard footsteps and felt as if they were being watched.

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3901 W Pioneer Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85086
United States

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33.819682715243665, -112.1488709175049
Maricopa County, Arizona
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  1. I was lucky enough to go on a real, approved, overnight paranormal investigation out there around 2006. The place looks creepy enough at night, and the entire group was startled by bats in the old church. However, I didn’t see, hear, or capture anything strange during my visit.

  2. back in 2016 I was one of the parent helpers for my sons boy scout troop. the troop leader had gotten permission to do a overnight campout in the adjacent lot that pioneer village owns. I spent the day going from building to building getting all the historical information that I could on each and later that evening just after dark I took the boys and the adults on a history tour with the spook factor. Just to add some fun to the tour I passed out several voice recorders, emf meters, IR cameras to the kids so they can ghost hunt at the same time. as we went along from building to building I allowed the kids 10 minutes to see if they can capture any ghost activity (the adults had just as much fun as the kids). The next couple of days after I went through all the audio, and aside from one kid constantly saying ” Im gonna eat your brains” they actually caught a mist in the IR camera by the blacksmith shop and several EVP’s. two of the best EVP,s came from the building at the back of the adjacent lot where we were camping. I have no info on that building but it is active. Im also going to add that the EMF meters were going nuts throughout the park at the buildings and there is no power to the buildings on display. On a scale of 1 – 10 on haunted I give pioneer living history museum a 10 due to the fact that back in the hay days when those were occupied homes hospitals were not prominent and the sick and elderly passed in their homes and were laid out in their front rooms for viewing.
    I strongly recommend visiting the grounds and taking simple equipment like EVP recorder and cameras with you, you may just get a EVP or picture of a past resident.
    happy hunting

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