One famous report involving St. Mary’s basilica is a story about a gentleman walking down Monroe Street in 1893. He claims that he was on a walk on a somewhat quiet night around midnight when he came across the church.
Although the structure was quite beautiful, he’ll never forget what he saw in the doorway. About twenty feet from his position, he saw two female figures dressed in plain white clothing. He says they didn’t appear like ghosts, but something about their behavior was uncanny.
However, he noticed that both figures were headless. After getting a closer look, he felt the immediate need to run away. But the man says he was frozen in fear and didn’t move from that spot for over thirty minutes.
While this may seem like the man was hallucinating or someone was playing a prank, it’s not the only spooky occurrence to happen at St Mary’s. There have been several reports of people seeing odd figures roaming around the property, especially at night.
Legend has it that the ghostly pair of female spirits still appear on some nights. Due to its beautiful design and history of creepy encounters, we had to make it one of our stops on our Phoenix Ghost Tour.
Haunted Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix is a city known for its charm. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there are endless ways to have fun in the Valley of the Sun. Add excitement to your adventure and take part in our famous Phoenix Ghost Tour.
We’ll take you to all the haunted locations Phoenix has to offer, including St. Mary’s Basilica.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa voice app.