Arizona Adventures part 4- A ghost in the city.

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This is it, the last of my spooky tales for the month. I will be going back to my regular Arizona adventure posts of hiking, beautiful creeks, lakes and whatever I come across out here in our state to share with you all. Thought you all would like something a little different when it comes to my Arizona adventure posts and it is the week of Halloween after all.

This haunting is right here in the middle of our city. It’s the Rosson house . A medical doctor and his family used to live here. It is such a beautiful home.When we went, again during the day, I did not know it was listed as a haunted house in the ghost hunting community.

Once again, I was taking a tour with my family just sharing with them my love of old things that my father passed down to me.

Since my son’s encounter at the old Globe courthouse I kept a close eye on him whenever we went out exploring old houses. These photos and stories are from years ago.He has that extra gut feeling that some in the family have. He is a sensitive child. My grandma had that extra intuition, along with my father, then me and now I recognize it in my son.

My grandmother and my father. My dad’s identical twin brother is the first one in the photo with my grandma. My grandma is holding onto my uncle and the little girl is my grandma’s step child from her second marriage. When my uncle died in a car accident years later as an adult my father woke up that morning and said he had a nightmare and was in a lot of pain. Twins have that kind of connection even from a thousand miles away.

All those years back when we first visited this beautiful Victorian home, it was at the stairway where I first felt something and looking to my son I saw the hesitation in him to walk down those stairs as well. We were all headed to the next room on the tour. As soon as I felt that scary feeling I looked in my son’s direction and knew something was bothering him too.

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I took his hand and finished the stairs with him. Something was spooking him and what  ever it was he had felt it on those stairs. Our group was headed to a little room at the bottom of the stairs.

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The room we were heading to was the doctor’s office where he saw his patients. I led my son back to the children’s room and away from the doctor’s office area.

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I explained to my son that if something is scary to go somewhere where it isn’t. The children’s room was a happy place so that is where I took him. We stood there staring into the bright room filled with toys. I imagined the doctor’s kids up there giggling and playing together.

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This is such a beautiful house, someone built this one with a lot of love. The detail in everything is amazing. I love all the built in shelves and wood everywhere.

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A rich family lived here. Where most people had outhouses this family had an indoor bathroom. My grandfather who came here to the states in the 1930’s from Sweden had an outhouse. He lived out on that mountain I will share in my posts now and then with you all. That desert mountain I grew up on is one of my favorite places to share with others. When ever family would come out to visit us we would take them on hiking trips to that mountain.

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This bathroom was huge. I loved the wooden floors and marble sink. In Italy I saw a bathroom that was all marble, from floor to ceiling. Growing up in Arizona that is a rare site to see. Only the rich could afford marble.

Happy Halloween everyone. Watch those little ones out there trick or treating. Keep them close to you and have lots of yummy candy treats to share with everyone later. Stay safe out there and keep away from the spooky things. Just have fun exploring those old homes. Stay away from the dark things as my father used to warn.

Update on this story- when I originally wrote this up I brought up that scary feeling walking down the stairs not knowing any history on the place. Turns out there was a caretaker that was murdered just outside this home he was taking care of back in the 80’s. They say he haunts the place now and people hear his footsteps walking up and down the stairs. The room where the doctor saw his patients is right around the corner from the stairs. In that room is a door that leads outside. I wonder if that is where the caretaker was murdered as he closed up for the day.  I discovered this story while looking up a link on the house for more information for you all to read. I don’t even know if this is a true story. You all know how easy it is to invent things up online. There are old archives in the huge library here in the city but I am not going to make myself dizzy scanning micro-fish all day looking up old newspaper articles from the 80’s. I rather make crafts in my free time. That little room in that doctor’s home was where he saw a lot of people who were sick and suffering. Not a very happy place at all, that could be reason enough for the yucky feeling most people feel around that room and stairway.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. I absolutely love visiting old homes. Even more so, I love visiting creepy spooky old homes. I guess I have one. It is weird because I live here and I don’t feel it but others that come to visit can. It is always the same story too which makes it even more weird, esp since the people who tell me what they have seen haven’t even talked to each other. My house was built/finished in 1918 however it was started by one our cities wealthiest men. He even donated a potion of his land to the city to build a park (very convenient as I have a park right next to my house). I might actually make a blog about this. Do you think people will want to hear more about it?

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    1. Yes, I think people would love to read the history of your home. Sometimes when we first start blogging it is hard to get noticed and that is so sad because there are some great posts out there that new bloggers write up and then no one sees them I guess. I just write whatever and hope for some visitors now and then. But I think that would be so cool if you wrote that, a post on a home from 1918. Old homes are so pretty to me. Our home was built in the 1950’s so it’s not that old and the one up north was built in the 1940’s.

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  2. simplywendi says:

    I love the pictures of the old house……….so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, it is so pretty and this house in right in the middle of city with skyscrapers all around.

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      1. simplywendi says:

        🙂 wow, you would never know………that makes it even more special 🙂


  3. ruthsoaper says:

    So much fun exploring old places. Great photos.

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    1. Thank you Ruth, I do love those old buildings. I think it would be fun to have a doll house like this to fix up. I could handle a tiny version of a fixer upper.

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      1. ruthsoaper says:

        That sounds like fun. If you do I hope you will blog about it.

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      2. I have a little one that isn’t fancy, not like the beautiful Victorian dollhouses but it would still be fun to finish that project. It’s more like a English country cottage.

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  4. I love this so much, I love visiting old homes. What a beautiful place.

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    1. Thank you. It was my favorite home to explore in all the homes I have toured in our state. The detail in this home was amazing. Everything was so pretty. Loved the furniture too.


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