San Xavier del Bac Mission

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Rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of a nun and children who are alleged to have died in a schoolhouse fire.

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    1950 W San Xavier Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85746
    United States

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    32.1070971, -111.00787639999999
    Pima County, Arizona
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    1. I’ve never been inside but one night a few weeks prior to me moving to Corpus Christi, Texas I went out there with a friend nobody was there but us & the moonlight, it was a chilly night but I felt this eerie feeling like someone was was watching us from the entrance gate of the mission I don’t how else to explain it but eerie

    2. Went up the mountain that is on the side of the church. We went to where the virgin Mary was seen, as we walked away , we heard a growl.
      We decided to walk around the mountain because we’ve never been that way… i heard a voice whisper “mommy”.
      As we got close to heading down the mountain, my son says “did you hear that whisper? It growled”
      Most definitely a place of paranormal dwellers there.
      Inside the church, there is a heavy feeling, i got light headed.

    3. I also had a heavy, sort of tingly feeling inside the sanctuary proper, basically the main part of the church. I also felt somewhat light headed. My body started to vibrate, and it felt as if the air pressure were higher, but the feeling went away when I went outside the main building.

      I was with someone and their camera worked fine, however my camera refused to work even though it had been working fine before we got there and worked just great after we left. It’s a digital Nikon, not a smartphone camera. The lens kept retracting before I could take a picture.

      I am not a professional investigator nor am I religious, and I don’t generally have experiences like this otherwise.

    4. I visited the Mission several years ago with a cousin of mine and a friend. I was drawn to an old staircase that was closed off to the public with a metal gate. I saw a cloaked figure of a man in what looked like a monk’s outfit complete with a hood. The feeling I got was intense negativity and at the same time a kind of compelling feeling to come closer. I tried the gate but was unable to get it open. Suddenly, my friend came up behind me and yanked me away saying to snap out of it this area is bad and we left. I don’t know who or what that entity is but it’s not safe or good. Thank you for this forum, Christine

      • OMG! I’m going on Tues. with a group… you would think in a church it would be peaceful feeling, etc. not negativity… I’ve been there a few times many years ago & never felt negativity. I’ll keep a look out when I get there….

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