Globe, Arizona, has many places around town for visitors to
check out. The historic district has old
buildings with businesses, places to quench your thirst, and to grab a bite to
eat. It has antique and other unusual
shops and even abandoned buildings for the urban explorer to photograph. The Old Globe jail and courthouse are a
couple of historic places to take a tour of.
Not far from downtown are the Besh-Ba-Gowah ruins and mines. Sitting above the town on a hill is the
Noftsger Inn. This Bed & Breakfast
is the perfect place to stay while you are passing some time in Globe.
The building started out as the Noftsger Hill Elementary
school and was built in 1907. The Old
Dominion Mine is nearby with a view of the valley from the front of the
inn. Even while the children were
roaming the halls and sitting in the classrooms, claims of paranormal activity
was reported. A mysterious lantern light
was seen shining through the windows when no one was inside. The children noticed their books were moved
and not in the same place they left them the night before. Also, children’s voices could be heard in the
halls and rooms when no children were present in the building.
The school was closed in 1981 with the ghost stories being
reported more and more by witnesses.
There was a rumor of teachers buried in the basement leaving many to speculate
the place is haunted. While the place
stood empty, a woman living nearby said she kept hearing a telephone ringing
from inside the building.
Today, the Noftsger stands as a six room Inn
with more rooms being renovated. Sharon
and I stayed at the Noftsger a couple of times and we did have interesting
experiences. During our stay in room 3,
we experienced hearing a little girl, unexplained noises, weird EMF readings,
strange EVPs, and a Barbie doll sitting on the chalk board moving its position. I am hoping to be a part of a ghost
investigation at the Noftsger in November.
We will have the whole place to ourselves and spend the entire time investigating
every nook and cranny. I am hoping to
have some fascinating stuff to tell you afterwards.
|The back of the Noftsger and main entrance.|
|An old bus sits behind the inn as a reminder of when it was a school.|
|The sign which is next to the entrance.|
|The dining area. Breakfast is included in the price of the room.|
|Old desks, chairs and other items decorate the inside of the inn.|
|This corner inside room 3 is the most active.|
|The large windows of the room facing towards the front of the building.|
|The room is the size of one classroom and has two queen beds, one twin bed, |
antique furniture, fireplace, and a table in the middle of the room.
|The Noftsger Inn lobby.|
|Stairs leading up to the second floor.|
|This is the position we left Barbie in before we left to investigate the|
Old Globe jail. When we got back, she was lying on her back
with her feet up in the air.....creepy!
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