Hunt for Ghosts in a Town in Goldfield, Arizona

annette white at a ghost townI don’t believe in ghosts, the boogeyman maybe, but definitely not the ghostly “Casper” variety that resembles a simple white sheet with two cut-out eyes. But, just in case they were not the fictional characters in my head, I went to hunt ghosts at Goldfield Ghost Town in Arizona.

In the 1890s Goldfield was a bustling town with 3 saloons,a general store and schoolhouse. But, when the vein of gold ore played out, the quality of ore dropped and miners decided to mosey on.

It was a hot April day in Arizona, I was riding solo and the only thing on my agenda was to head to the Superstition Mountains to get spooked at Goldfield ghost town. It is a beautiful drive, amongst the rolling tumbleweeds, statuesque cacti and on the outskirts of any major town.
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The ghost town is now bustling with tourists…not ghosts. Strolling through the shops, watching the scoundrels gunfight and panning for gold equals a shindig of a day.
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The miners must have cleared out of town by horse, because they left their tractors behind.
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You can still get some biscuits and gravy or buy knick-knacks, like these metal cowboys, at the handful of shops.
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The Church on the Mount still has Sunday service (but, unfortunately today is a Tuesday) and is complete with an 1880s organ and pews built in the 30s. It’s backdrop is heavenly.
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Before heading out, put yours butts here…
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 I spent an hour meandering through the ghost town, snapping photos and hoping to encounter something even a little eerie. I did not see, hear or even feel a spooky ghost, but maybe they only come out at night. Though I did learn more than I will ever need to know about ghost towns, dirty rascals and gold mines.

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2018-12-21T06:56:48+00:00July 18th, 2011|Categories: Arizona, North America, TRAVEL|


  1. Simply Paul July 18, 2011 at 8:22 am - Reply

    That's a cool way to go ghost hunting. We've got a couple of ghost hunting tours in my town centre around the old museum which I'm hoping to go on to cross ghost hunting off my list!

  2. Jennifer Nixon (@jenniferbnixon) July 19, 2011 at 2:06 am - Reply

    I bet this is really creepy of a night! I would love to visit somewhere like this – it looks like it's been taken striaght from a movie. Amazing!!

  3. carola July 19, 2011 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Ghost towns seem to be a popular item on life lists/bucket lists.  Who would have thonk it? 🙂

  4. Miranda July 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Love that they have something called 'Superstition Mountain'. Were you able to go into the church? Cause I imagine that it is amazing inside!

    • Annette Renee White July 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      Unfortunately, I was not able to go in the church. I will have to go back on a Sunday.

  5. Jacqueline August 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Great blog!  I found your website on the Hilton "Life's Ultimate to do list" contest.  Voted for you!  Hope you get to go to Italy!

    • Annette Renee White August 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I just subscribed to receive your posts through email. I look forward to reading about your adventures!

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