Flagstaff is a city in northern Arizona, United States. It has a population of about 65,000 people. It is the county seat of Coconino County and the largest city in Northern Arizona. Flagstaff has been called one of America's most haunted cities by The Travel Channel.
The best known haunted spot in Flagstaff is The Orpheum Theater which was built in 1927 and opened as a vaudeville theater before becoming a movie theater. The theater was closed for renovation in the early 1990s and reopened as a performing arts center with an auditorium that seats 1,700 people. The Orpheum Theater is said to be the most haunted building in America. A ghost with a white face and bloody mouth has been seen roaming the balconies of The Orpheum on many occasions. An unknown spirit has also been reported at various times throughout the theater's history.
The grounds of Flagstaff have been said to be haunted by over a dozen ghosts including a spirit that haunts the basement of The Hotel Monte Vista, a ghost that visits the lobby and can be seen sitting at the front desk on several occasions, and more.
Before diving into the specific haunted locations, it's essential to understand the rich and sometimes dark history of Flagstaff. Established in 1881, this small mountain town quickly grew into a bustling hub for railroads, logging, and tourism. The combination of its Old West atmosphere and the presence of historic buildings makes Flagstaff the perfect setting for ghostly encounters.
Many of the ghost stories and legends that haunt the streets of Flagstaff are deeply rooted in the city's Old West past. From shootouts and tragic accidents to unsolved mysteries and lost souls, these tales have been passed down through generations and continue to captivate the imaginations of both locals and visitors.
With a growing reputation as one of America's most haunted cities, Flagstaff has become a popular destination for paranormal investigators and ghost tour enthusiasts. Among the many ghostly attractions and haunted places in Flagstaff, the Freaky Foot Tours offer a unique and chilling experience, led by knowledgeable guides who are well-versed in the town's haunted history and mysterious locations.
When the day and time have arrived you’ll meet your group at the proper location. We ask our guests to arrive five to ten minutes early so your guide has time to greet your party and check you in. The guide will have the night’s itinerary at hand so your job is to show up in comfortable clothes and walking shoes and be prepared for whatever pops up during the tour. Several of our guests have captured orbs on phone cameras so feel free to snap away. Freaky Tours would love it if you share any images you capture and we’re working on a website where images and experiences can be shared.