Is Globe Historic Jail Haunted?


Ghost Tours After Dark March 14

It can be a genuinely hair-raising experience exploring the historic Gila County Jail, which housed murderers and other sociopaths from 1910-1981. Is it haunted? Tickets range from $15-$50 for your choice of three eerie experiences on March 14, a Saturday night with separate events there at 6:30 p.m., 8 and 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit maintenance and upkeep of the historic building at 177 East Oak Street in downtown Globe. The venerable jail was featured on an episode on show Ghost Adventures; reserve your tickets to see what may lurk in the shadows March, when AZ Ghost Tours has scheduled three different experiences

6:30-7:30 p.m. Ghost Walk for $15 each. Take a walking tour, hear ghost stories and the haunted history of the jail. Guides will discuss the claims of paranormal activity; and the audio and visual evidence that has been collected. Guides also demonstrate and explain the equipment used for paranormal investigations. Participants will have time to explore the jail on your own -- if you dare!

8-9:30 p.m. Ghost Tour & Paranormal Investigations $25 per person, and limited to eight participants. Start with a brief tour to learn the jail’s history; then review evidence of paranormal activity seen and heard here. Then it’s your turn to investigate! Join an actual investigation with experienced paranormal investigators utilizing the latest equipment.

10 p.m. ‘til 1 a.m. Midnight Ghost Hunt Paranormal Investigations for $50 per person, limited to six participants. During this special three-hour ‘lock-down paranormal investigation’ you will be guided by seasoned paranormal investigators, using state-of-the-art equipment used by professional paranormal investigators worldwide. Spend the midnight hours roaming the building, try to communicate with spirits who may linger. Participants may also choose to experience a special ‘Iso Spirit Box’ session.

Editor’s note: event organizers from AZ Ghost Tours added this caveat about the special midnight tour: “this chilling lockdown will reveal mystery that lingers in every inch and around every corner. Doors slamming, people being pushed and shoved, shadow figures, disembodied voices, footsteps, eerie laughter and full-bodied apparitions.”

Connect and buy tickets online at facebook.com/AZGHOST/

Daytime Tours March 14, Too

Do you love Old West History? Are you curious about Territorial era jails and frontier justice? We open the cell-block doors each month for a Saturday morning house where you can explore this century-old facility. Start with our brief introductory video, then step back in time for an experience in this Territorial Arizona Jail. See photos and find special events, connect with volunteers  facebook.com/1910azjail. Suggested donation of $5 per-person for entry funds continuing maintenance and restoration of the building.

Built before Arizona was officially a state, the Globe jail served the territory starting in 1910 through Feb. 14, 1912, when Arizona received its Statehood, and continued from then ‘til 1981, when the facility released its last prisoner. Lovingly restored, the building is now a museum and visitor center offering old west territorial facility tours by appointment, and on the Second Saturday each month from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To inquire about special bookings call 928-425-0884 or message volunteers via facebook.com/1910azjail.

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