You Won’t Believe the Creepy Backstory Behind This Haunted Hotel in Arizona
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In the United States and all around the world, there are hundreds and probably thousands of different haunted places. While these can sometimes be parks, playgrounds, bridges, or anywhere else, one type of place is definitely the most common place to be haunted, and that would be buildings.
Even in your own city or town, I would hazard a guess that there is at least one building that has some kind of historic haunted story. However, out of all the buildings out there, I doubt any are reported as being haunted more than hotels. That is because with so many people passing through each and every day, there is a lot of potential for different spirits to reside there.
And whereas most haunted hotels and, buildings in general, have one notable spirit that resides there, there are a few different places that have more than one spirit that is supposed to reside there. And in the small town of Jerome, Arizona there is a hotel that fits that bill to perfection as there is a number of spirits that reportedly reside there.
The hotel is called the Jerome Grand Hotel and is without a doubt one of the most haunted locations in all of the state of Arizona. This building overlooks the Verde Valley and is the tallest building in the area, and already gives it a strange and eerie vibe as it sits alone on the hill.
But to add even further to the haunted and scary legends of the place, it was actually originally built as a hospital and was created in the late 1920s. Back in this era, the name of the game in the city was the copper mining industry, but that would eventually die out in 1950’s, which would really dial back the hustle and bustle of the city, but in the 1970s the withered away town would come back to life.
And while the entire hotel is eerie and thought to be haunted, there is one specific spot that is more famous than the rest, and that is its historic service elevator. In fact, this elevator is believed to be the absolute oldest service elevator in the state of Arizona. And something awful happened in the elevator in the 1930s.
Sometime in the 1930s, a man found himself pinned under the elevator,and it ended up killing him. But the elevator was functioning perfectly, so many think that this was actually a murder. And as a result, the spirit of the upset man who was killed can be seen and heard around the hotel, most commonly in the basement.
In addition to the basement and the elevators, there are a number of other places in the hotel that are haunted by various spirits such as the stairs and hallways. And there is even a certain room (room 32 for the curious) that is supposed to be the most haunted in the hotel and is a great destination for those who want to get spooked.
Would you be brave enough to spend a night in this hotel?