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Fodor’s ranks Copper Queen Hotel one of America’s most haunted

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PHOENIX — One of the country’s spookiest Halloween getaways may be closer than you think.

A new ranking from the travel giant Fodor’s lists the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Arizona as one of America’s most haunted hotels.

Opening in 1902, the hotel has served a multitude of famous guests including John Wayne and Teddy Roosevelt. The Cooper Queen hosts a ghost hunt every Thursday led by a local paranormal expert, where guests are equipped with EMF meters and dousing rods to keep track of any ghosts in the vicinity.

Three ghosts are known to haunt residents of the hotel — a cigar-smoking man, a ghost named Julia known as “lady of the evening” and a young boy who likes to move things around in the rooms. Staff members encourage guests to report any odd experiences in the hotels’ “Ghost Journal.”

The ranking comes in contrast to a list from Travel and Leisure, which named Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff as the most haunted location in Arizona.

Both the Copper Queen and Hotel Monte Vista were listed on KTAR’s 24 most haunted spots in the state.

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