Payson's Historic Oxbow Inn & Saloon

The Oxbow Inn and Saloon Certified Haunted

The Oxbow Saloon and Inn are certified for having paranormal activity.

An unsurprisingly number of paranormal activities occur at the Oxbow Inn and Saloon. Unsurprising because of the Oxbows wild west days and the August Roundups.

Arizona Paranormal Investigations documented and investigated the hauntings in 2006. For information about Arizona Paranormal Investigations, visit

Our Neighbours at the Main Street Grill have Visitors Too

On November 4, 2006, The Main Street Grille a famous Payson landmark just a few doors down from the Oxbow was also investigated by a team from the Arizona Paranormal Investigators. The team and restaurant General Manager Terry Straughn spent the night conducting tests to help explain otherworldly experiences at the restaurant which include two ghosts believed to inhabit the restaurant who are credited with causing A-1 Steak Sauce bottles to fly off kitchen shelves and adding hot chocolate fees to bills for customers who never ordered the drink, among other anomalies. In conducting their tests, investigators used a variety of electronic equipment, recorders and meters which register electromagnetic waves that increase in intensity when paranormal activity is present.

Another ghost hunt was conducted in November 2004, by Missouri ghost hunters Brian and Linda Lile their findings ran in the Nov. 5 edition of the Payson Roundup. "It was a little bit of everything actually," said Brian Lile. "We had a lot of physical evidence last night -- bar stools being moved, knocking on a door leading (to an apartment) upstairs, footsteps, disembodied voices, dishes rattling. It was quite an active night." The Liles identified two different ghosts, a girl of 8, who died of an illness in 1914, and the father of a previous owner of the building, who lived in the apartment above the main floor and apparently died of a heart attack in his room.

Historic Payson Landmark National Register Historic Places
Listed 10/01/04  #04001073
Payson, Arizona, USA
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