Here are 5 of Arizona's spookiest spots

From Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff to Hassayampa Inn in Prescott; these legendary hotels and hospitals are sure please ghost enthusiasts.

While other states may be known for their haunts and ghost stories, Arizona is no stranger to the spooky.

From Lake Havasu to Tucson, the Grand Canyon State has plenty of paranormal activity to scare your socks off.

Here are just a few of our favorites hauntings:

Globe Courthouse

A man on trial for killing a rancher's daughters said he was contacted by the ghosts of the girls on two separate nights during his stay in the jail.

Some visitors have reported smelling cigar smoke in the hallways of the upper floors, and that cigar smoke may belong to the girls' father, Wesley Goswick.

According to lore, he shot and killed the suspect from a distant window.

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Tucson's Hotel Congress

Vince checked into the Hotel Congress in 1965 when he got off the Southern Pacific Railroad. He never checked out.

Even though he survived until about 10 years ago, he still haunts room 220, leaving his belongings around.

Plus, John Dillinger's gang stayed at the hotel on the night of a fire that tore through the third floor in 1934. While nobody was hurt, events immediately after the fire led to his capture.

The hotel bar was Arizona's first to open after prohibition, and aside from the fire, it's been running ever since.

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Jerome Grand Hotel

Any former hospital has plenty of ghost stories.

According to Chris Altheer, who was raised in the Jerome Grand Hotel, his home was no different. He said plenty of people died in the hotel, which also saw its fair share of amputations.

Rumor has it, an angry man believed to be the elevator repair man has haunted the halls since he was found crushed to death by the elevator.

Guests also frequently see a woman in white.

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Lake Havasu City's London Bridge

Some of the ghosts from this bridge's British past made their way across the Atlantic.

Those who died from the black plague floated the River Thames beneath the bridge on a ferry, and some have reported seeing a British couple in early-century clothing.

But the most notable ghost who may be lurking at Havasu's London Bridge is none other than Jack the Ripper, who may have never crossed the bridge, instead sneaking around in the service doors.

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Tombstone's Boothill Cemetery

Tombstone is synonymous with the Old West, so it stands to reason that plenty of cowpoke rest in its cemeteries.

The losers of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral are buried at Boothill Cemetery, along with other victims of violent deaths on the frontier.

Fifty of the 300 graves are unmarked, meaning nobody knows who rests there.

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