All the foibles of the Wild West brought the “wickedest city in the West” to its hauntings: mining accidents, opium overdoses, stabbings, as well as good, old-fashioned gunfights. The community center – or “Spook Hall” – used to be a brothel, and the town had hundreds of hookers while business was booming. Now, various ladies of the night haunt the place, including one who was stabbed by a client. Former Madam Jennie Banters, who became one of the richest women in Arizona before also getting killed by a john, is often seen around her former digs, the Inn at Jerome.
Old mining shafts are said to echo moans and groans, and the Jerome Grand Hotel, previously the United Verde Hospital, is a haunted hotspot full of former patients who died during the great Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918. It's also home to a lady dressed in white; a caretaker who hanged himself in the boiler room; a man who was crushed beneath the elevator; and a guy who shot himself in room 32.