Ghosts like Bisbee or perhaps Bisbee likes their Ghosts
I have stayed overnight at the Eldorado Suites Hotel in Bisbee, but did not encounter any ghosts. Nor was I promised any such encounters. Lots of places in Bisbee are “said” to be haunted. The historic old Grand Hotel on Main Street, for example. The bartender in the saloon described to me several otherworldly “events” she had personally experienced. Spooky.
Copper Queen Hotel
A few years ago, Ms. Karen, friend Kent, and I stayed up until 2 AM playing poker on the 3rd floor inner-balcony of the Copper Queen Hotel awaiting the arrival of their ghosts. Nothing. Nada. Zip.
The next morning during checkout, I complained to the manager that we had come for the ghosts but hadn't experienced any paranormal activity, not even a bump-in-the-night. I suggested that a refund would be appropriate since the Copper Queen advertises that it's haunted.
No refund. Instead, the manager suggested we come back and spend another night (and another $140) and try again. I was beginning to see a pattern here.
Take A Ghost Tour
If you want to scare yourself, the Eldorado Suites Hotel isn’t the place to stay. On the other hand, unlike other places down here, they don’t charge extra for the “possibility”. If you’re serious about finding the ghosts of Bisbee, I suggest you arrange a ghost hunt from a real, certified “paranormal investigator” such as Renee at Old Bisbee Ghost Tours. I have not taken her Bisbee tour, but I did go on her Downtown Tucson Ghost Tour. Great fun! Local history plus spooks. (see related article)
We here at Southern Arizona Guide strongly recommend you not go ghost hunting alone. Just like hiking, it's safer to have at least one trusted companion, preferably one who doesn't panic easily.
For more Bisbee History see our Local History of Bisbee page.
For more interesting things to do in Bisbee see our Things to Do in Bisbee page.
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