He Said: Four hauntingly good Valley restaurants for a frightful bite on Halloween
Are you scared of things that go bump in the night? To get into the spirit of Halloween, we have compiled a list of Valley restaurants reported to have paranormal activity.
We warn you, your fellow diners might just be from beyond the grave. Happy Halloween from all of us at Where Should We Eat!
In the 1930s, cowboy Lon Megargee constructed a ranch home in Paradise Valley. To help pay for the house’s upkeep, he rented out rooms to travelers.
In 1941, Megargee was forced to sell Casa Hermosa, along with its furniture and most of his artwork. Some believe Megargee has never left his “Beautiful Home.” Doors closing, objects moving and even a cowboy in the mirror (thought to be Megargee himself) have been reported.
Located in historical Heritage Square, this Phoenix residence was built in 1899. Eliza Teeter lived in the house for 54 years, where she raised her kids and then later turned the home into a boarding house up until she died in the home in 1965.
Now, the structure houses one of the Valley’s best Japanese restaurants.
Reports range from items mysteriously being moved in the kitchen and dining areas to place settings being changed overnight. Sightings of an elderly woman (thought to be Teeter) have also been reported.
This Irish Bar was once a home originally owned by William and Mary Moeur, who built it in 1910. Throughout the years, Casey Moore’s has been a boardinghouse, rumored bordello and fraternity house.
There have been many sightings of a female entity on the second floor and reports of pictures flying off the walls.
Edward A. Tovrea opened a packing house in 1919. His son, Philip E. Tovrea, continued to run most of the empire after Edward’s death in 1932.
Opened as a simple 35-seat coffee counter 1947, the Stockyards served the cattlemen who came to do business with Tovrea. In 1953, a fire destroyed that building and, in 1954, a larger, two-story structure was built on the property that houses the present day restaurant and bar.
Lights turning on and off, moving chandeliers, mysterious voices and moving shadows have all been reported here. An apparition of a lady in a red dress has also been seen roaming the structure.
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