The Most Haunted Places in Mesa, Arizona - Visit Mesa

Posted By Visit Mesa Team
September 02, 2022

Spooktacular Places and Activities in Mesa

Do you believe in ghosts? If yes, you are not alone. A number of people can recall chilling moments they have experienced in a number of places in Mesa.

Mesa Historical Museum

History: Mesa Historical Museum opened its doors to the public in 1987. The Museum operates out of the Old Lehi school building and is dedicated to preserving regional heritage. The original Lehi School, built on land donated to the Lehi Settlers by the Rogers family in the 1880s, was a one-room adobe building (see the photo of the replica school that is located in front of the museum).

Chilling Events:

Ghost Tour: Listen to the haunted history embedded in the museum walls, participate in a paranormal investigation and witness East Valley Paranormal perform a wide array of experiments in exclusive areas of the museum on Oct. 21, 7-9pm. SOLD OUT

Cemetery Tour: Tag along on Oct. 22 for the annual walking tour of the Historic Mesa Cemetery. This year the tour will focus on Mesa entertainers such as Waylon Jennings, John Thomas Vance, the Menhennet Family as well as a variety of diverse people who contributed to Mesa's community! Tickets are $20 each and online ticket sales will close on Friday October 21 at 5pm.Tickets will be available to purchase day of at the Cemetery.

Check out Mesa Historical Museums Event Calendar for current exhibits and activities offered throughout the month!

Williams Air Force Base

Now it's Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport, but back in the day it was a WWII base and there have been reports of it being haunted. There have been several claims of a male ghost that roams the halls. Some have said while in the old Officers Club they have heard voices.

Escape Rooms Mesa

It's almost Halloween! Get in the spooky spirit at Escape Rooms Mesa! Grab your friends and test your puzzle-solving skills to try to solve the mystery behind the missing children in this hauntingly fun room. Looking for something less thrilling? Check out the other themed rooms - there is plenty to choose from!

Goldfield Ghost Town

History: For more than 115 years, Goldfield Ghost Town has welcomed travelers from all over the world to discover the charm and history of this authentic gold mining town. In its heyday, Goldfield was a busy bustling little outpost perched atop a small hill between the mighty Superstition Mountains to the east and the Goldfield Mountains to the west. The first gold-strike was made in 1892, and it took just a little under a year before the town came to life. Today, visitors can walk down Main Street, explore the many shops and historic buildings and tour the historic Mammoth Gold Mine and Goldfield Superstition Historical Museum. Popular attractions for kids and adults are panning for gold and hopping aboard Arizona's only narrow gauge train.


Ghost Tours: Take a walk with host Matt Mason as he guides you through the historic town, as well as under the town, by the light of his lantern. Featured on Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Files, and many more. It is now your turn to see why many have called Goldfield and the Superstition Mountains, the most haunted place in Arizona. Dates/tickets available at

The Superstition Mountains at Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman was named after a legendary gold mine that was worked on by a lone prospector (Jacob Waltz), who left no records of its location. It is believed to be somewhere around Weaver's Needle, in the Superstition Mountains and is one of the most storied “lost mines” of the West. Many hiking trails are offered here that range in distance and elevation. One of the most popular hikes in the Superstitions is the Peralta Trail which offers immaculate views of the infamous Weaver's Needle. Do you believe the gold is in there?