Yuma territorial prison nominated in top 10 most haunted places in America

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park is nominated as one of the top 10 most haunted place in the United States.

The historic park in Yuma, Arizona has widely been known as an area known to have a lot of paranormal activity. Reports include spirits of inmates on death row, a woman wandering the banks of the nearby Colorado River looking for her drowned daughter and a small child in a red dress who pinches passers-by.

Yuma Territorial Prison Complex has been nominated among the 20 best “haunted” destinations by USA Today’s travel site 10Best as part of their reader’s choice awards, and over the next 19 days, people can vote to determine its place among the creepiest locales in the country.

This is not the first time that the territorial prison has been recognized for being a “haunted” location.  In 2016, the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures released an episode titled “Hell Hole Prison” where they investigated paranormal activity in the cells and halls of the Yuma Territorial Prison Complex.

In the 1910s, Yuma High School used the building, and during The Great Depression, it served as a refuge for homeless families that were down on their luck.

To cast a vote cementing Yuma Territorial Prison’s reputation as one of the spookiest destinations in the country, visit


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