A Ghostly Presence: The Superstition Freeway

Traveling through the dark patches of desert in the dead of night, it's easy to imagine a ghostly presence taking the passenger seat in your vehicle. Especially if you're driving the Superstition Freeway. The name alone raises the hairs on the back of your neck.

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Part of the mystery and allure of the Old West, the Superstition Freeway is a stretch of US 60 which runs through Maricopa County.

READ: This Arizona Landmark is Mostly Probably Haunted. A Lot.

Named after the mysterious Superstition Mountains that rise up across the area, even in the bustling metropolitan Phoenix area, the mountain range holds secrets. >egends of lost mines and the possibility of untold riches persist throughout the area, for those brave enough to look.

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Is the Superstition Freeway Haunted?

The Superstition Freeway is named after the nearby Superstition Mountains. With a spooky name like that, it wouldn't be a surprise if there were some "lady in white" ghost stories floating around.

READ: The Most Haunted Town in the Southwest

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The Superstition Mountains // Canva

Sadly, it seems to be a fairly mundane route. As far as we know, the Superstition Freeway itself isn’t haunted, but it may be a gateway to Arizona's storied past.

Nearby Goldfield is now a ghost town. The area sits at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains and was once a hub of activity for prospectors and fortune-seekers hoping to crack the mystery of the Lost Dutchman’s gold mine.

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Goldfield Ghost Town // Canva
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There's not much left beyond rumor and legend. If you listen carefully while driving the Superstition Freeway, you might catch a note of the Old West right before you stop for gas at a modern rest area.

[ArizonaRoads.com | ADOT | GoldfieldGhostTown.comSuperstitionFreeway.com | Wikipedia | VisitMesa.com]

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