In recent years, Lake Havasu City has become a popular destination for Spring break revelers. It is also the location of the Historic London Bridge—a real treat for Arizona paranormal investigators. In the early 1960’s officials in Great Britain determined the fabled 1831 bridge was truly “falling down” and sinking into the Thames River. They put the bridge up for sale in 1962 and an Arizona developer quickly snatched up the historic relic.
The bridge was slowly dismantled and the stones were meticulously coded with numbers so it could be reassembled at its new location of Lake Havasu. The stones were loaded on to crates, shipped to Long Beach, California and trucked to the Arizona location. It took craftsmen three years to assemble the giant jigsaw puzzle. It was rededicated in 1971 by the Lord Mayor of London.
The historic bridge was not the only thing imported from London. Witnesses say a few ghosts came along with the structure too. During the dedication ceremony, one woman saw four figures strolling across the bridge. They were dressed in old fashion British attire. She assumed they were reenactment players in costume for the festive celebration. Other guests in the crowd pointed them out, too. The afternoon strolling specters disappeared as if into a London fog.
The most common ghosts reported are men and women walking casually across the bridge as if they were in another place and time unaware of their desert surroundings. Some visitors report being bumped by an invisible entity when standing on the bridge. A woman dressed in old fashioned black clothing has been spotted walking slowly across the bridge. She stops for a moment, then leaps off into the darkness of the night and disappears. EVP’s (electronic voice phenomena) and abnormalities in photos have been captured by many visitors to the London Bridge.
London, England is currently in the process of building a new tourist attraction called the “London Bridge Experience”. During excavation, bones were unearthed in secret catacombs found under the London Bridge site. Human remains were found in a sealed vault of hidden tombs beneath the current London Bridge. Now they know it concealed an old plague pit and cemetery. Perhaps some of these forgotten spirits have made their way to the Havasu London Bridge site as well.
Want to experience some of the London Bridge ghosts, yourself? Former ghost tour hosts have a few stories that unfold against the backdrop of Lake Havasu’s oldest, eeriest and most haunted possession—The London Bridge. They proclaimed that guests on the tour have heard footsteps and breathing behind them. When they turn around to look, nobody is there. A skeptic became a believer when she heard whispering in her ear and her companions were several feet away. One woman saw a lady in black clutching a purse as she looked longingly at the river. Some guests have reported balls of light dashing past them.
Most of the activity on the London Bridge is a result of a residual haunting. A residual haunting is a playback of a past event. The apparitions involved are “recordings” of these prior events. Certain building materials, such as slate used in older castles and stone structures and iron nails used in many older buildings, have properties similar to a recording tape. When a traumatic or highly emotional event occurs, these structural materials record the event for future playback. The materials store the energy created by these events and plays them back at a later time.
When visiting Lake Havasu City, be sure and take a stroll across The London Bridge and enjoy the food and shops in the mock old English Village setting.
1550 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City , AZ 86403