As night falls, a group of tourists gather around a small building at the foot of the London Bridge, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. These amateur ghost hunters listen intently as Gary Asbury, paranormal researcher and operator of the London Bridge Ghost Tours, talks about the darker history of the London Bridge and the spirits he says came with the granite span.
Many people generally associate ghostly happenings with older regions containing more history. While Lake Havasu City is a relatively young community, founded along the lower Colorado River in Arizona in 1964 by chainsaw magnate Robert P. McCulloch, Asbury maintains that McCulloch got much more than just the granite stones when he purchased the bridge from the City of London. “There is a lot of residual energy that came with the bridge,” he said. “It’s residual energy; it’s not a haunting, spirit or visitation. It’s more like a piece of music on a loop Granite is the best storage mechanism on the planet for that energy,” he said.