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The Haunted Hamburger

Jerome, Arizona, The “Mile High City” is the legendary place of haunted happenings and was once a thriving mining community.  It is now a historical site and residence boasting of population of fifty.  But I suspect they forgot to count all of the resident  ghosts in the area.

As we  drove through this small little town I wanted to  stop and visit the this abandoned hotel.  The adventurer in me knew I could find at least one ghost with a good tale to tell. But my husband and children were on to me and  exclaimed in unison, “NO!!!!”

But luckily for me! Melissa at This ‘N That advised m me to  check-out  the Haunted Hamburger! I knew with a restaurant like that I was be bound to meet at least one ghost or two!

The history of the Haunted  Hamburger begins with a thieving ghost who has a love for hammers and steals them in the middle of the night.  If a hammer is missing then the you can count on it being the jack of all trades thieving in the night.

Unfortunately, we didn’t see any thieving ghosts! But our hamburgers on our plates vanished within seconds! All of that ghost hunting had made us famished and there is no better place to dine than the Haunted  Hamburger.

Do have a favorite dining establishment? Is it haunted?

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  1. You are seeing a lot of Arizona. Are you still there? If you are headed to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, my favorite place to stay is one of the oldest resorts in the area and was designed by Frank Lloyd-Wright The Camelback Inn . It’s walking distance to Camelback Mountain which seems like a hike you might like to do with your family (it’s challenging, kids should be at least six or seven unless you’re planning to carry them).

    1. I will have to remember that for next time! On our way back stayed in Phoenix for the night at the Orange Tree Golf Resort which was nice 🙂

      We would like to go back and explore the city a little more. Maybe next year!

  2. The hotel looks like something out of The Shining… you ghost hunters should have scoped it out. “Herrrrrrrrre’s Mommmmmmmy!”

  3. Ha! It would have been fun to stay at the hotel and see the haunted ghost 🙂
    We have never been to a restaurant that is known to be haunted. Tho, my girls love haunted mansion from Disney Land and the Winchester Mystery house where there were rumors that people saw ‘Sarah’ the long gone soul that used to occupy the place. But we didn’t see her 🙂 Oh .. This is also a fav place for people to go to during Halloween nite 🙂

    1. Oh! That would be eerie!

      My kids love the haunted house in Dinsey world but not nearly as creepy as that old hotel. I wonder what it would be like to run into Sarah the long gone soul?

      1. Here are some of the stories …

        Tour guides are trained to be very aware of who is in the house at all times. It’s important to make sure that no one gets lost or separated from their group, and they keep an eye out for anyone in a place where they might not belong. No one was supposed to be in the basement, so after completing the tour he reported the incident to the manager, who must have noticed a trend by then.

        One day, while on tour of the gardens, a woman pointed to the photograph of the Mrs. Winchester’s carpenters.

        “I saw that man in the basement,” she said, pointing to a man with a mustache and white coveralls. “He had a wheelbarrow.”

        The tour guide told the manager about it, and out of curiosity, the manager showed the photo to one of the guides that had reported seeing someone in the basement.

        “That’s him,” he said. “That’s the man with the wheelbarrow.”

        People ask me if the house is haunted, and I tell them that I don’t know, but some of Mrs. Winchester’

        Enjoy 🙂

        s employees seemed pretty loyal.

      2. Oh my gosh! I would love to stay there for a night and see what happens! Perhaps, a duke with a buried treasure would visit me in my sleep and tell me where he has hidden it! LOL!

        I’m in a dreamy mood tonight! It must be the moon 🙂

  4. I don’t believe it (about the hamburger) until I see a picture. And since there are no pictures, I’m going with: you made up the whole story (with Melissa’s help) LOL

  5. Awesomeness. I am no ghost hunter, and when I sense them around me I run and scream like a little girl. So, no haunted hamburgers for me. And if the dining room at The Post Hotel has any non-corporeal guests? I don’t want to know!

  6. Beautiful photographs. I don’t know about haunted restaurants but I can tell you I had the largest hamburger I’ve ever had last night and still haunting me today. Not sure if that counts

  7. Belle, what’s not to love about a place called “Haunted Hamburger”? I love the scary vibe of the signs that say “Beware,” and “Asylum.” I think if you allowed the power of suggestion to work its magic, you could become really scared! My son would love for us to visit a place like this! 🙂

    1. It was such a fun little day trip! The kids were so excited to go to “The Haunted Hamburger.” Just the novelty alone was worth the smile on their faces.

      It would have been pretty neat to have seen a ghost. I read a sign that said sometimes a white figure appears in tourists pictures. But sadly, the ghost didn’t want to be in my blog 😉

  8. The Haunted Hamburger…..perfect! I would never have dreamed that a place like this existed. And now it’s on my list for if I ever get over to the States myself!

  9. What a bummer they didn’t let you visit the hotel and you didn’t see any ghosts at the restaurant, but yay for a yummy burger, right?!
    My favorite place to eat is the Crazyhorse Saloon in Hagerstown MD. Best steaks EVER!

  10. Giant Burger, in Corning, California, is a place we frequent when we visited my parents in Redding, CA. And when my hubby and I took our road trip to Portland, Oregon, we made sure we stopped for our dose of greasy, huge burger and fries. They are for-sure worth clogging the arteries. lol!

  11. I do have a favorite dining establishment, but it doesn’t have much that distinguishes it. Years of farewells said at the IHOP near my hometown Greyhound station have filled me with a fondness for IHOPs everywhere, so that when Li’l D shouts, “Let’s go to pancake house!” I can’t help but smile. 🙂

  12. I didn’t know there was another mile high city. I thought Denver was the only mile high city. I have visited very small ghost towns in old mining towns in Colorado also. I look at it as more historical than scary. I hope the hamburgers were good 🙂

  13. I’m so glad you went, but darn those ghosties…so shy, they are. I’m also jealous you went. I’ve driven through Jerome 2 or 3 times and it is such a pretty town, so unique. I’d totally ghost hunt that abandoned hotel…what fun!! We did a road trip to New Mexico a few years ago to do a Ghost Walk, although neither hubbypants and I are big believers…it’s fun regardless! There is a restaurant (forgot the name) in Albuquerque that is supposed to be haunted, but the ghosties were napping because we didn’t see them when we dined there. It was creepy though…added to the charm!

  14. what? only 50 residents?

    Was it spooky?

    Great pictures Belle and my favorite place to dine was this small thai restaurant in Singapore. Oh and I stumbled upon a great thai restaurant in Montreal’s gay village as well! I ❤ thai food! do you like it? 🙂

    1. It was a little spooky especially when you drive by the abandoned hotel. I love Thai food you will have to tell me the name of the restaurant the next time I am in Montreal I will have to look it up 🙂

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