Evidence of a horrible crime was discovered by miners employed by the Globe Consolidated company in April 1908 near Copper Hill situated about one mile west of Globe, Arizona. The men found the skeleton remains of a woman buried in a crevice in the rocks near Copper Hill Road.
The gruesome discovery was reported to Judge Thomas and the sheriff’s office and an investigation was immediately started. The miners who made the discovery were doing assessment work on the Baltimore Claim for the Globe Consolidated Company.
There was a crevice in the rocks about thirty feet from the Copper Hill Road that showed indications of mineralization and the men had been instructed to excavate in the fissure. When about six feet of dirt had been removed, the miners came upon an old, rusty bed spring. Directly underneath the bed spring was a row of weathered boards.
Somewhat mystified, the men removed the springs and boards and found the skeleton. The men immediately stopped their excavation and notified authorities.
Copper Hill’s post office was established in June 1908 and discontinued February 1933. Copper Hill once had 500 residents serving the nearby mines. The Great Depression marked the end of the town and all that remains are foundations.
Ghosts have been reported in the area of Copper Hill. Some of the residents nearby claimed to have heard have heard strange sounds such as crying or screaming. Could this be the eerie haunt of the lady found buried beneath the bed springs?
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