Haunted Places in Rye, Arizona



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    Theodore Roosevelt Lake

    Tonto Basin, Arizona

    31.8 miles from Rye, AZ

    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 ...


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    Canyon Lake

    Roosevelt, Arizona

    38.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    My wife and 23 year old daughter "Charlotte" went camping in April 2016 at "Beer Can Point" which is a small camp ground with a boat dock at Canyon Lake AZ. The camp ground is only accessible by boat. Charlotte My wife and 23 year old daughter "Charlotte" went camping in ...


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    Clear Creek Church and Cemetery

    Camp Verde, Arizona

    39.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    This historic church was built in 1898, and was the scene of an infamous shootout. Visitors to the graveyard and church after dark claim to have seen a misty apparition moving quickly among the headstones, as if looking for someone. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    McDowell Mountains

    Fountain Hills, Arizona

    39.8 miles from Rye, AZ

    The Mcdowell Mountains are a great range of mountains, and there are a lot of homes at the base of the mountains. I live here, and I heard from a neighbor once, and heard from my brother that there are reports of a ghost plane flying overhead that makes a ...


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    Ashbrook Wash

    Fountain Hills, Arizona

    40.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    Legend claims that cold spots, ghostly noises and shadows that follow you can be found in this spot. There is also tales of a young woman who was murdered here and some people claim you can hear her screams.


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    Montezuma Castle National Monument

    Camp Verde, Arizona

    44.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    Badly named as this cliff-dwelling is not a castle and has nothing to do with Montezuma, there are nevertheless those who claim it's haunted. However, it appears people think it is haunted just because something this old *has to be* haunted, as there are no actual credible reports of ...


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    Rock Springs Cafe

    Black Canyon City, Arizona

    45.7 miles from Rye, AZ

    This former stagecoach stopover on the railroad route housed a saloon, a general store and a hotel, and is believed by many too be one of the most haunted places in town. Staff working late hours claim to have seen the saloon doors opening and closing by themselves, and ...


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    Superstition Mountain Museum

    Apache Junction, Arizona

    46.6 miles from Rye, AZ

    This museum documenting the local history of the area is believed to be haunted. Staff claim to have heard disembodied footsteps and strange noises in the museum after closing time, as well as a display that likes to move around the museum of its own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Superstition Mountains

    Gold Canyon, Arizona

    47.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    If you've ever heard the story of the Lost Dutchman's Mine, the Superstition Mountains is where it is rumored to be located. Some claim the mine is cursed and others that the hauntings are entities protecting the location. Strange lights and shadows are seen throughout the area.


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    Desert Outside Anthem

    Phoenix, Arizona

    49.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    The desert area outside Anthem, AZ is a hotbed of paranormal activity. Many claim to have seen the spirits of Indians, still fighting some forgotten war. A ghostly hitchhiker carrying an old-time lantern is often seen by the side of many roads.


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    Nesbits Campground

    Mesa, Arizona

    49.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    Though it is completely developed today, the former Nesbits campground is reportedly haunted. Although it is allegedly a former "Satanic ritual" spot, this is only folklore to sucker the credulous. There are reports of laughter, cold spots and shadows.


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    Dirtwater Springs Family Dining

    Apache Junction, Arizona

    49.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    The family dining restaurant may serve up diners more than just delicious meals; it is rumoured that some of the ghost stories surrounding the old building are true. Patrons have heard the ghostly noise of a tinkling bell, and have seen an elderly woman who used to own the ...


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    Pioneer Living History Village

    Phoenix, Arizona

    49.8 miles from Rye, AZ

    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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    Harbor Freight Tools

    Apache Junction, Arizona

    50.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    An old man died of a heart attack in the bathroom over a decade ago. He can be distinctly seen at a distance in the aisles in the main store and in the warehouse in the back, but with any attempt to approach him or get a closer look he ...


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    Jefferson Park

    Mesa, Arizona

    51.8 miles from Rye, AZ

    The ghost of a murdered woman allegedly roams the park and can be seen in the hour leading up to midnight.


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    Buckhorn Bath's Motel and Museum

    Mesa, Arizona

    51.9 miles from Rye, AZ

    This historic motel and museum is believed to be haunted. Visitors to the building claim to have strange voices, screams, sobs and ghostly laughter. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Desert Ridge High School

    Mesa, Arizona

    53.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    Kids like to creep each other out with tales of the boy who roams the halls striking the lockers.


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    Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

    Phoenix, Arizona

    54.1 miles from Rye, AZ

    A guest who fell off the cliff is reported to haunt the main ballroom and the boiler room. Now the ballroom we can understand but why would anyone want to haunt a boiler room?


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    Tiger House

    Mesa, Arizona

    54.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    This small, unassuming house has a dark and evil history, and was built over the top of a cemetery. Paranormal investigators and visitors to the house have reported screams, moans, sobs, and ghostly piano music. On another occasion, a man was slapped in the face by an unseen entity. (Submitted ...


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    Highland Junior High

    Mesa, Arizona

    55 miles from Rye, AZ

    The ghost of a young girl is said to haunt the locker room of the middle school. She slams lockers, flushes toilets and turns the automatic hand dryers on. Legend claims that a young girl was killed on the farmland that the school now stands on. Some locals ...


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    Lake Pleasant

    Morristown, Arizona

    55.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    Deaths from drownings and cliff jumpings are the source of this ghostly site. Some claim that the ghosts of Native Americans who used to inhabit the area can also be seen late at night.


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    Cafe Talk - Inside The Bungalow

    Mesa, Arizona

    55.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    Once called "Cafe Talk" - this business is now called "Inside the Bungalow", in the same building. The ghost of a man and a little girl haunt this cafe. Allegedly the man's shadow can be seen moving from room to room.


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    The Hermosa Inn

    Paradise Valley, Arizona

    55.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    Alonzo Megargee, the original owner of the inn, has been seen in a cowboy outfit in the bar and foyer area. Toilets flush by themselves, bottles shatter and glasses break when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Vista Village Apartments

    Phoenix, Arizona

    55.7 miles from Rye, AZ

    People who move into these apartments see shadows that move around there apartments, and hear strange noises. In some apartments, the housework is done during the night when people are asleep, without any apparent explanation. (Submitted by Callum S.)


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    Landmark Restaurant

    Mesa, Arizona

    55.8 miles from Rye, AZ

    Housed inside a former church, some of the phenomena reported at this restaurant includes ghostly voices, pots and pans moving around by themselves and faucets turning on and off of their own accord. Probably the apparition of an angry parishioner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    East Circle Road - Jo Jo's Alley

    Phoenix, Arizona

    56.2 miles from Rye, AZ

    Strange lights and reports of something banging on the roof of your car as you drive down this alley.


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    Brass Armadillo Antiques Mall

    Phoenix, Arizona

    56.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    People who visit the antiques mall have reported cold spots, disembodied footsteps, objects moving around and braking by themselves and the feeling of being watched. The ghost of a woman in a black dress has been seen in various parts of the building, along with various other shadowy apparitions. (Submitted by ...


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    Bullion Plaza Historic Museum

    Miami, Arizona

    56.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    This historic museum now houses a large collection of minerals and artefacts relevant to the past of the town, but some other relics of the towns past are also reportedly preserved through numerous ghost stories surrounding the museum. The third floor is reportedly haunted by a malevolent spirit, which ...


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    8th Avenue and Extension Road

    Mesa, Arizona

    56.6 miles from Rye, AZ

    Reportedly haunted by a little boy who was killed while trying to cross the road.


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    Little Daisy Motel

    Cottonwood, Arizona

    57.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    This family-owned motel was located in the former red light district of this historic town, and is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly prostitute. A certain room is rumoured to have a few additional hauntings for the paranormal seeker, with guests reportedly smelling perfume and hearing ghostly laughter. (Submitted ...


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    19th Avenue and Northern Avenue

    Phoenix, Arizona

    57.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    Before the area was renovated this spot was a local favorite for teenagers wishing to creep themselves out. Rumors abound regarding every eerie and unexplained phenomena in the former derelict buildings. No updates on whether the new shopping plaza continues to experience the same haunted happenings as ...


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    Monti's La Casa Vieja

    Tempe, Arizona

    57.8 miles from Rye, AZ

    This old hacienda style abode was converted to a restaurant in the 1950's, and has been in successful operation for over a half a century. The building the restaurant is housed in is over a century old, and staff and diners have reported odd paranormal occurrences in tow of ...


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    Palo Verde East - Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona

    57.9 miles from Rye, AZ

    Reportedly haunted by a girl who committed suicide.


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    Hotel Casa Loma

    Tempe, Arizona

    58 miles from Rye, AZ

    This famous abode-style hotel is now a café, but has a rich and glamorous past. Staff and diners in the café on the ground floor claim to here disembodied footsteps on the upper levels, while a worker sighted the apparition of a young girl on several occasions while the ...


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    Las Casas Dorms - Arizona State University

    Glendale, Arizona

    58 miles from Rye, AZ

    Are the residents of these dorms really seeing what they claim or are too many all-night "study" sessions causing their eyes to play tricks on them? Residents have reported a variety of ghostly occurrences from books falling off the shelves, doors slamming shut in front of them and voices ...


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    Trails

    Tempe, Arizona

    58 miles from Rye, AZ

    Many customers and employees of this store in Tempe claim that it is haunted. People claim to have seen the ghost of a young woman on the stairs and the sounds of footsteps coming from above when there is no one on the second level. Doors open and close ...


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    Larry's Antique Store

    Cottonwood, Arizona

    58.3 miles from Rye, AZ

    This old store is reportedly haunted by a former gas station employee called Edwin by visitors and staff, who has been seen and heard loitering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cottonwood Civic Center

    Cottonwood, Arizona

    58.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    This old building was formerly the town schoolhouse, and is believed to be haunted by playful spirits who can be heard laughing and whispering after dark. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Casey Moore's Oyster House

    Tempe, Arizona

    58.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    Haunted by the ghost of a girl who was murdered in an upstairs room. Allegedly she expresses her displeasure whenever there is a romantic couple in the Oyster House.


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    Crema Cafe Coffee and Creamery

    Cottonwood, Arizona

    58.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    This creamery and café is reportedly haunted by a misguided storekeeper, who has been known to rattle pots and pans in the main kitchen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Williams Air Force Base

    Mesa, Arizona

    58.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    It is a designated Superfund site due to a number of soil and groundwater contaminants. In what is now the VA hospital, there are numerous reports of a male ghost who has been seen roaming the halls.


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    Ancient Pillars Greek Restaurant

    Cottonwood, Arizona

    58.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    This restaurant was formerly a café where pilots from a local flying school would return to after a day at work. However, it is reported that the entity here is a former bootlegger, who used to own the old building. Staff have heard him moving around the rooms towards ...


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    Mary Coyle's Ice Cream Parlour

    Phoenix, Arizona

    58.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    The former owner of this busy ice cream café and malt shop never really left, according to staff and diners. Much of the paranormal activity in the building is centred around a portrait hung on the wall. If the painting is taken down, there are reports that poltergeist activity ...


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    Orion Bread Company

    Cottonwood, Arizona

    58.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    This old-fashioned bakery has been plagued by rave reviews and sightings of the apparition of a young boy wandering through the store. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Noftsger Hill Bed and Breakfast

    Globe, Arizona

    58.5 miles from Rye, AZ

    Lights that appear where no lights should be, spectral children and full body apparitions. Seems some children haven't left this former school.


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    Fletcher Heights HOA Greenbelt

    Peoria, Arizona

    58.9 miles from Rye, AZ

    This Greenbelts a nice place to be for walks and relaxation, and everyone in the area loves going to it. It's always very calm and nice in the evening, as well. It's a story, though, that in 2005, a man shot himself at night in the Greenbelt. They say that he ...


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    Old Dominion Commercial Company Building

    Globe, Arizona

    59 miles from Rye, AZ

    This historic building was formerly a general merchandise store, and is allegedly haunted by two apparitions. On the second floor, visitors claim to have heard disembodied footsteps. It is believed that these belong to an elderly bookkeeper who passed away in the building, and who is now forever searching ...


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    Globe High School

    Globe, Arizona

    59.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    Creaking floors, ghostly voices and a haunted bathroom? Better than going to school at Hogwarts!


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    Sahuaro Ranch Park

    Glendale, Arizona

    60.4 miles from Rye, AZ

    There are a couple of ghosts haunting Sahuaro. Local history claims that the owner of the ranch in the 19th century still resides there and visitors often claim to see a woman in a long dress disappearing around a corner.


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    Bryan Apartments

    Glendale, Arizona

    60.7 miles from Rye, AZ

    Not much information can be found about the hauntings that supposedly occur at these apartment buildings. Rumor has it there might have been a murder and the caretaker reportedly left in a hurry do to ghostly happenings.


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