Ghost Adventures: Bloodshed in the Bordello

The Wild West and the Gold Rush are often romanticized in movies. The cowboys wear white Stetsons or black. They strike gold or get the girl, riding off into the sunset as the credits roll.

In reality, the last half of the 1800s was a time of lawlessness, corruption, greed and lost morality in the American West. Women were forced into brothel work and murder was common, especially in bars. Welcome to Globe, Arizona, a mining camp established in 1875. At the town’s center is The Drift Inn Saloon, opened in 1902, and plagued ever since by death and the dead. This taproom and former brothel are home to spirits much stronger (and much scarier) than whiskey.

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