Jerome AZ is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Jerome Grand Hotel. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
The Jerome Grand Hotel was formerly the United Verde Hospital and was constructed in 1926. The hospital featured major and minor surgical facilities, patient call lights, balconies, sun porches, men’s, women’s and children’s wards, private and semi-private rooms, laboratories, emergency backup lighting, X-ray, and housing for some staff. At the time, it was considered the most modern hospital in Arizona. The hospital closed in 1950 but was maintained fully furnished for approximately 20 years. The furnishings were removed in the 1970s and 80’s and the owners hired a live-in caretaker or leased it to a family to keep it occupied and safe from vandals. After the death (suicide) of the last caretaker in the 1980s, the building was boarded up and watched over by the local police. Larry Altherr purchased the building in 1993 and he still owns and operates the hotel.
The owner moved in and started work in 1994 and said that during the first month, there was a feeling that he was not welcome, but as renovations continued, that feeling went away.
Some say there is a spirit of a nurse that worked at the hospital that was upset with the removal of the desks. When the restaurant area was remodeled, the original desks were relocated within a few feet of their original placement. Other stories include hearing keys attempting to unlock doors, items moving in the rooms and other sounds typically heard in hospitals.
There is also a story about a maintenance man, who was found dead in 1935 from an elevator accident. Employees have reported hearing or even briefly seeing him still at work.
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