Theodore Roosevelt Lake

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The man-made lake is said to be haunted. An undiscovered Indian burial ground is reportedly the source of the “haunting’ of Roosevelt Lake. The haunting appears to be limited to an uneasy feeling that people get. Whether Roosevelt lake has ghosts, it most certainly has ghost towns as entire towns were flooded once the dam was completed and somewhere under all that water, entire cities have been swallowed up.

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    Geographic Information

    Theodore Roosevelt Lake
    Tonto National Forest, Arizona
    United States

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    33.67909056564168, -111.15581053886717
    Gila County, Arizona
    Nearest Towns:
    Roosevelt, AZ (1.5 mi.)
    Tonto Basin, AZ (13.2 mi.)
    Top-of-the-World, AZ (24.6 mi.)
    Jakes Corner, AZ (24.8 mi.)
    Miami, AZ (25.4 mi.)
    Claypool, AZ (25.8 mi.)
    Superior, AZ (26.8 mi.)
    Central Heights-Midland City, AZ (27.3 mi.)
    Queen Valley, AZ (27.4 mi.)
    Gold Camp, AZ (28.0 mi.)


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    1. I believe you have this lake confused with Kettle Falls’ Lake Roosevelt. That lake swallowed a large town. As far as to my knowledge there is no town under Roosevelt. But there is a small village under Apache Lake.

    2. Would this be John Shelby Sees family? I read the book by Stanley C Brown, Murder in Rim Country. Where was Grapevine? Is Annie Narrow See buried there? Where was the Gann ranch? Where was the See’s ranch at Spring Creek, Sierra Ancha? Where was Catalpa School.
      Any other cemeteries, graves, towns or ranches under the waters of Roosevelt?
      Thx Tim McGann

    3. Miranda Marroquin  |  

      I’ll tell u exactly in this area last night, our tire blew out. It’s like a grapevine. Heard kids laughing. Found out there used to be a school here. Heard screams. It’s beautiful during the day. But at night … no way. Spooky.

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