Arizona has an abundance of haunted places to choose from. There are caves, state prisons, theaters, university buildings and even a humble bed and breakfast. When choosing the place I’d add to my bucket list of haunts to visit, I could not pass up the Carleton House in Fort Huachuca, about 190 miles south of Phoenix.
The house was built in 1880 on Fort Huachuca Army Base. Named after General James H. Carleton, a Union general in the civil war and famous for his battles in the Southwest, Carleton house has been used for many different things over the years. It was built as a hospital, but was soon deemed too small. It has since been a mess hall, a morgue, a school house, a vacation retreat and even a cafe. It is currently used as officer’s quarters since the base is still used by the US Army.
There have been many manifestations in the house. It is believed to be haunted by a young boy who will knock on the wall, ring the doorbell, move things around and has even been known to call out “Daddy.”
While seeing the boy’s antics would be astounding, the spirit I’m more interested in has been dubbed “Charlotte.” She’s believed to be the ghost of a young woman who died in childbirth when the building was used as a hospital. She has long blonde hair and has been reported wearing a white gown. She has been seen walking through the house and there’s even a corner in the room used as the living room where it is believed she died, since the area is much colder than the rest of the house.
And this is only a short list of what’s been known to happen at this house! If I’m even in Arizona, you can bet I’m taking a trip to the Army base, hoping for a glimpse of “Charlotte”.
If anyone has ever been there and seen this ghost, please let me know! Or if you have any places I should add to my bucket list, I’m listening!!!