Gila County’s historic jail housed inmates from 1910 - 1981
. . . is it haunted?
Tickets range from $15 - $50 for your choice of eerie experiences on June 13 (Saturday night) when AZ Ghost Tours returns to the Old Gila County Jail and Sheriff’s Office on East Oak Street downtown. Proceeds benefit maintenance and upkeep of the century-old building. The historic jail was featured on an episode on show Ghost Adventures -- reserve your tickets to see what may lurk in the shadows. Buy tickets online and read more at azghosttours.org
Guides from AZ Ghost Tours will have camera system set up to view various locations in the jail. If needed tour guests will be provided EM detectors and other equipment for free to utilize to try and catch evidence of the jail’s spirits. A valid driver’s license and credit card is required to be provided equipment. Organizers from AZ Ghost Tours describe the event: “the Old Gila County Jail and Sheriff’s Office in Globe is allegedly haunted by the spirits of former inmates, one of which was murdered in the building while awaiting trial. Many people that have visited the jail have witnessed strange things that can’t be explained. Loud bangs and eerie footsteps are often heard when only one person is alone in the building. Eerie shadowy figures have also been witnessed throughout the building. The Gila County Jail was open from 1910 until 1981. An inmate that was awaiting trial was assassinated in the jail. He supposedly haunts his old cell. Shadow figures are commonly seen throughout the building. Many EVPs have been recorded at the location. Most recently, a spirit of a little girl has been spotted in the alley way.”
Please note that only the bottom floor is wheelchair and handicap accessible. Also: there is no guarantee there will be paranormal activity. these tour and investigation events are for entertainment purposes only. The information provided is accurate as provided by local historians. See photos and read more facebook.com/AZGHOST/