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In the late 1800’s, a man named Henry Wickenburg established a mining colony in the deserts of Arizona.  Originally a quartz mining site, gold was discovered and the colony grew into the thriving mining town of Vulture City with over five thousand people living in or around it’s midst.  However, Vulture City was not entirely peaceful.  

It is believed that spirits of dead miners haunt the remains of the gold mines at Vulture Mines, Arizona
It is believed that spirits of dead miners haunt the remains of the gold mines at Vulture Mines, Arizona


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Just fifty miles east of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, The Superstition Mountains hold a deep mystery that has only grown over time.  The Legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine.  Many have searched for it, none have ever found it, and many have died trying.  And for some who tried and survived, they have lost their minds.  Some say the mountain is guarded by some unseen force. To the Native Americans, it was know as the Thunder God.  Read the full story>>

Weaver's Needle in the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction, Arizona is the supposed locale of The Lost Dutchman Mine
Weaver’s Needle in the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction, Arizona is the supposed locale of The Lost Dutchman Mine

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In 1926 the United Verde Copper Company began building a hospital for it’s company workers on what is known as Cleopatra Hill in Jerome, Arizona. It open in 1927 as the United Verde Hospital and served many types of patients other than miners.  The hospital was built to withstand the blasts from the nearby copper mine and at the time was considered one of the most state of the art hospitals in the country. It had one of the original Otis elevators which were the first self service elevators not requiring an operator. The hospital served many, however, a good number of people died there including at least one supposed murder victim and their spirits remain to this day.

Jerome, Arizona as it appeared in 1927.  The United Verde Hospital on Cleopatra Hill can be seen in the upper left.

Jerome, Arizona as it appeared in 1927. The United Verde Hospital on Cleopatra Hill can be seen in the upper left.

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