Discovered in the 1800s, one of the most haunted places in Arizona is Slaughterhouse Canyon at the base of Luana’s Canyon in Kingman.
Originally named Luana’s Canyon after a woman named Luana, it later earned the name Slaughter Canyon because of its history of murder and unexplained screams that echo at night.
Luana would stay at home in a shack in the canyon with her two children while her husband went on a long trek for weeks at a time to get food and supplies for the family.
When Luana’s husband didn’t return home one day, food started to become scarce and she refused to watch her children starve to death.
Though there may be more to the truth that was never shared, Luana was said to become psychotic from the lack of food and urban legend states that she murdered her children to end their suffering and to prevent them starving to death. Though some sources claim she was driven psychotic with the sounds of their starving screams, other say it was due to hunger.
She was also said to cut up their bodies into smaller pieces and take them to a nearby river in the canyon and release them to flow away peacefully.
This is where the story varies again. Some say she cried at the river bank until she grew weak from starvation and died while others claimed she committed suicide. Whichever is true, she did die at the now haunted Slaughter Canyon.
Many visitors have claimed that they hear screams from the haunted Slaughterhouse Canyon at night and those screams belong to the two children that were murdered and Luana.
Unlike Yuma Prison in Arizona which is certainly more active with ghosts and spirits, the canyon may even seen more eerie as its vast in size and with no one in sight more miles, the screams make your bones chill.