We had to save the best for last- the main reason we went to Bisbee, AZ was to experience the quirky, the historical, and the famous Old Bisbee Ghost Tour.
Bisbee has The Copper Queen Hotel, the oldest operating hotel in Arizona, and thus one of the oldest East of the Mississippi. It is also listed as one of the top 10 most haunted places in the U.S. This was only one of about 15 stops on the tour where our Ghost Host, Laura, stopped to tell us the legends and haunting that happened.
We met Laura on the steps of the museum at dusk. They all wear old fashion garb to reflect the era of the wild west, which also included mining, and prostitution that the town was known for in the 1800’s. Don’t worry, l.aura dressed as one of the classy ladies 🙂
We learned all about the mortuary that burnt down, and the child ghost who plays with the ball the store owner of the restored building puts out for her at night
And the ghost that haunts all the bartenders at this lovely location
We also hit what is now known as the children’s park, but was formerly the cemetery. Apparently many spirits were not thrilled about their bodies being moved. Many of the child deaths due to typhoid fever and other deadly diseases that were common also lead to a large amount children buried and said to not have been moved when the cemetery was dug up. It’s said some of the child spirits from this cemetery play with children often.
Maybe smiling isn’t appropriate when those around you are so serious…but what can you do?
We ended with some of the most haunted hotels
Which they purposely keep old-fashioned and creepy
But who would have guessed this charming door leads to a place of crazy amounts of haunting?
But we would have guessed the old jail did….
And we finally ended in the top 10 most haunted places in the U.S.- they saved the best for last! This place was even featured on the TV show “Ghost Adventures.” You can watch the video with both the Copper Queen legends as well as the Oliver House HERE. Just skip ahead to about 4:25 if you want to pick up where the stories and the expect Ghost Host comes in.
This is a haunted stairway where many sightings have been reported