There's alot of history underfoot in Tucson and many citizens are not aware of it..The long forgotten residents who now reside below the city are making there presence known to some who dare to seek and find. As the city has grown...It has tended to build atop of old burial sites. Here are a few for those who dare to do abit of sight-seeing:
Keep in mind once again...All of these burial sites are now..Underground. (No wonder this city keeps churning out paranormal activity. The dead still want to be recognized!)
*There's a prehistoric burial site dating back 2,000 to 4,000 years at the base of "A" Mountain. Many a visitor to the top of the mountain's scenic rest stop report voices, whispers, shadows, and a general all over creepy feeling when stopping at the site. Several report seeing a small child in early period clothing walking about the sparse vegetation as you look out over the city.
*A cemetery thought to date from 1450 to 1700 just south of the intersection of 17th street and south Ninth Avenue in Barrio Libre. In the 1950's 3 burial sties were recovered during sewer line work and another 3 in 1995 during utility work there. There have been many reports from the residents and shop owners around Barrio Libre of shadow figures, voices, etc. Many shop owners down 17th Street consider the paranormal activity just part of the diversity and folklore of the city.
*Two cemeteries associated with the 1750s-era Mission San Agustin, just south of Congress Street between "A" Mountain and the Santa Cruz River. In 1931 flooding uncovered many Mission San Agustin burials... In 1949-50, clay minning for bricks in the Mission San Agustin area destroyed 50 burial sites and archaeologists subsequently excavated nearly 100 more burial sites. One report of a home in the area with lots of paranormal activity. The residents had to move out of the home due to the nature of the haunting.
*The Spanish Presidio Cemetery after 1775, near present-day Alameda and Church Street. Reports of shadow figures, voices.
*The National Cemetery (a Government Cemetery) between Alameda and Seventh Streets and Stone and Sixth Avenues, established in the 1860s. Construction and excavation during the 1950s unearthed complete remains of 38 individuals and partial remains of about 54 more.
*The Court Street Cemetery, bounded by Stone Avenue, Speedway Boulevard, Second Street and Main Avenue was established June 1, 1875. Many residents are currently unearthing bodily remains in their backyards. Catholic burials alone in that cemetery numbered 4,513. The Joint Courts Archaeological Project put a fence around the foundation dig to protect the site from prying eyes during the body retrieval. I have family members that live in this area and they report many occurences of paranormal activity.. The activity has increased due to construction in the area. Voices, shadows, objects moving, disappearing..etc.
Relatives of the departed were urged to move their family and friends to other well established cemeteries now in existence. Though many of those buried no longer had relatives and friends living here. You can check out many of these sites without asking for permission..They are public domain.