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Slaughterhouse (Luanas Canyon)

Kingman, Arizona

During the gold rush days of the 1800’s, a gold miner and his family lived a small wood shack along a dry wash in the heart of the canyon. Via mule, the husband would venture into the Northwestern Mountains in search of gold, returning semimonthly with food for his wife Luana and their young children. One month, however, the gold miner did not return. Soon, supplies ran out and the children began to starve. Luana, not able to tolerate the sight of her starving children, lost her mind. During a thunderstorm, she put on her wedding dress and chopped her children up into several pieces. Luana went to the river and tossed the remnants down stream. Luana returned the next morning and crying for the return of her children she died. It is said that on certain nights the her wailing may be heard from within the canyon’s walls.

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Renaye says:

October 2, 2005, 1:22 pm

Thats sad how someone can kill there baby like that although I dont belive youll hear crying maybe i should go check it out

cherish says:

October 4, 2005, 6:18 am

Ok…I don’t agree with this story…I am from Arizona and I was told a total different story all through out my childhood. Yes there was a woman who killed her childen-but no she did NOT chop them up, they were drounded in the near by river after the womans husban left her for another and her new boy friend couldn’t stand children (thou he left her after he found out the truth of her killing her own children to stay in that relationship). I don’t agree with this story–I am sorry to say, it all a lie and I know this is just ones persons opinion…so you may thing what you’d like.

Jacob thompson says:

October 4, 2005, 7:22 pm

Of any of you think this was real email me at

Michelangelo says:

October 31, 2005, 6:56 pm

This is just another variation on an old Mexican legend. The story of La Llorona, or the weeping woman, has been told and retold in Hispanic culture since the days of the conquistadores. Nothing new here.

Bun-Bun says:

November 29, 2005, 4:02 pm

Ok, I’m from Kingman and I think the story is mixed up here. You have the story labeled Slaughterhouse but that legend is a totally different story that happened in Kingman…and not at all the story you label here.

The Slaughterhouse story was were this mother lured each one of her children to the slaughterhouse and killed them…because she couldn’t handel them anymore and was going crazy. She package the chopped up bodies and sent them away just like you would any meat. The screams and other noises would come from inside the slaughterhouse and drove the mother crazy to the point where she killed herself. TO this day you can still hear the children’s voices inside the slaughter house.

I have never heard of this Launa’s canyon story before…that is a first. hm…it sounds like a very VERY repeated story….I have heard of the same legend in other places…but not here in Kingman.

ariana says:

December 4, 2005, 8:07 pm

That is pretty sad that somebody can kill there children but i don’t belive .I might go check it out just to see.

thayet59 says:

December 14, 2005, 1:45 pm

I think I saw a version of this tale on unsolved mysteries. It really freaked me out, it sounds so realistic.

Melanie says:

December 14, 2005, 2:58 pm

I heard this story on a different website I have been researching it for like two years (I’m am only nine) I read that her husband wasn’t a miner but a butcher. She thought he left her, his car broke down coming home from the butcher shop, she grew sad, went crazy, killed her kids, threw them in the river, her husband found a repair shop had his car repaired came home asked where the children were. The wife told the truth. He devoriced her. END OF STORY

cody says:

January 6, 2006, 6:22 am

hey now i was born and raised in kingman and in the army now but any way the whole slaughtter house canyon story is true i have checked the old place out several times if any one is interested in more ghost stories research the old beale hotel and ask about room 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alexandra says:

January 13, 2006, 11:41 am

I totally agree with Michelangelo in my country there is a legend of la llorona she apparently killed her baby (there was just that baby) and sometimes is found weeping in a white dress. Near the river. It was in Mexico to.

dan_blockin says:

January 16, 2006, 4:36 am

yeah i have been to this place with a team headed by VIN DIESEL and there is nothing there

Ali says:

January 23, 2006, 7:42 pm

Yeah…I don’t think even half of these stories are even close to being accurate at all. The someone who wrote these needs to check their sources AND…quit saying “You MAY here…” when it should be “You CAN hear…”! Get my drift you ignorant retard. If you are going to have a website and post stuff like this on it…then get your facts straight…and take a few creative writing classes…ENJOY!

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lilo gurlo says:

March 14, 2006, 10:58 pm

it’s freakin scary! also sad cuz how can she kill her own child? she could of jux killed herself and let her children eat her…

lilo gurlo says:

March 14, 2006, 10:59 pm

hey thur! welps tat was a gay a$$ story i jux gotta say tat.. dueces

Anke says:

May 2, 2006, 12:42 pm

I’ve heard of it in southern Texas and New Mexico. Neat legend.

The versions I heard, was that during the Spanish-American War, she heard a rumor about her town being next on the line to be raided. She hid her children in a cave by the river and returned home, preparing for the worst. The soldiers never came and she went back to find that her kids had drowned, and she threw herself into the water in a fit of regret.

The other version I heard was more or less the same thing, but with American Indians attacking the town rather than warring soldiers.

cody says:

May 13, 2006, 10:27 pm

I live here in kingman and if any body knows the directions to the place please email me at Or if you know about the mansion in the hwallapis

Misty says:

May 14, 2006, 4:31 am

I grew up in Kingman and I heard the Luana stories. In highschool (I was in the class of ’86) everyone would drive through Slaughterhouse canyon and tell the scary Luana story. There was even a big rock on the side of the road where everyone said her ghost would appear. We would always dare someone to get out of the car and stand on the rock – of course then we would drive away and leave them there… hahaha…but we would return a few minutes later. Luana made for alot of great and scary evenings!!! I have to admit, we had some strange things happen out there. My stepdad at the time also grew up in Kingman and he couldn’t believe that the story of Luana was still being told, he heard it when he was a child and he graduated highschool in 1955. (FYI – years after graduating from college a bunch of us went to drive through slaughterhouse canyone only to find that the road was closed where it connects with the downtown area).

lauren says:

July 8, 2006, 1:19 am

I have heard so many different versions of the story. It is true that you can hear the screams though. If you lay on a completely flat rock nearby, really late but early,( around 2:00), You can hear the kids screaming, not only that, but you can also see the wife in a white nightgown with blood on it.NO LIE!!!!


August 5, 2006, 1:10 pm

2 nights ago,my 15 yr. old daughter and i wnet down tho this canyon at 1:30-2:00 a.m. and saw a snake glowing in the dirt, my daughter’s purse was flug from the front seat to the back seat, and her cell phone rang twice with no one there. My car was pushed up the mountain with no gas pedal being used and when we started to hit traffic was pushed about 40 miles per hour towards traffic! we were not hurt but i truly believe in this and it is not a myth. There is a rock that has 4 small crosses and one big cross almost like a sanctuary, when you pass it the wind starts blowing and you can hear the wials and glowing lights slide across the mountain side.

Tom says:

August 5, 2006, 1:58 pm

Sounds close to the story of LA LLarona .
Good story . TOMO…………

yajaira says:

September 19, 2006, 10:12 am

hi im a mexican i heard this one before but it was in the devils mouth were they said it happends but think about it why would you wanna kill your kids then cry for them she sould of killed herself too.

20 year old says:

October 9, 2006, 10:48 am

this is just sychotic most of the stories are and I wander how people come up with them. It is so stupid some of these stories.

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Jenny says:

October 21, 2006, 11:12 pm

I think that this story is really creepy where is the exact address of this canyon? i want to visit it

Jenny says:

October 21, 2006, 11:16 pm

this story is physco.

trish says:

October 23, 2006, 4:32 am

I also live in Kingman. never heard of this place till i found it on website last year I have friends that have lived here all their lives and have no idea where lauras Canyon is. But have heard alot of spooky tales of the slaughterhouse where alot of witch craft was performed at. They use to sacrafice people at. I know people that know this for a fact. And hot spot go to during this time of season.

Angie says:

October 23, 2006, 3:58 pm

Hi, I’m from Kingman and had heard various stories. Many people here call it “Slaughter House Canyon”. The slaughter house is still there. I have also heard that the mother hung herself after killing her children. And some people had said that you can see a shadow swinging back and forth inside at night. I’ve been there one night and it was really creepy.


October 23, 2006, 4:54 pm


robin says:

November 13, 2006, 1:59 am

i agree with cherish. i heard a completely different story. however, i’m not for sure which one is right.

sara says:

January 8, 2007, 5:34 pm

that is a true story but that is not how it goes this is my way of the story so there was a lady who was married to a man he was a crazt brucher who murderd a lot of people then the women went mad and killed her children and then after that she killed herself and her husband is a jerk that he kept killing people then he just killed himself to and now the house is really haunted by his presents now he is a evil goast and you can hear the poor children cries for help/how could anybody kill there children that is so dumb and now when ever you go in that house you can feel him in you so just be careful

sara says:

January 8, 2007, 5:43 pm

that is a true story but that is not how it goes this is my way of the story so there was a lady who was married to a man he was a crazy brucher who murderd a lot of people then the women went mad and killed her children and then after that she killed herself and her husband is a jerk that he kept killing people then he just killed himself to and now the house is really haunted by his presents now he is a evil goast and you can hear the poor children cries for help/how could anybody kill there children that is so dumb and now when ever you go in that house you can feel him in you so just be careful. i am from arizona to and on halloween we were trying to fined a haunted house so we looked at a news paper and we saw that there was one based on the syory of the slaugter hous so i showed my dad the newspaper article and he lloked at it and thought it would be really scary so when we got there the person at the desk said it would scare the hell out of you said that when we get there keep you eyes open for someone so when we got inside there was a lot of blood every where and then our tour guid person was telling us the story the we heared a screm then a man with a chainsaw came out chasing us then he left then we went to another part of the house then we went inside a bloody room with a women holding a dead baby shouting please dont hurt me and then the man came out again after that we went to another room then that was the end of the haunted house i really thought it was good acting dont woory it was a fake.

GizGiz says:

January 10, 2007, 7:51 am

Oh please, someone actually thinks this story looks realistic?!!! It is so obviously an urban legend or much more basic true story which has become twisted and embellished over the years!

~**~Chicana~**~ says:

January 21, 2007, 6:21 pm

This is the same thing as the la llorona story in mexico. The La Llorona goes like this.
I have heard that if u see her u will die but im not sure. She was in love wit some rich guy down in mexico. She had already given birth to 3 kids from someone else. The guy would not marry here cause she had children and had not been married so to prove her love for him she drownded the kids in a near by river. and the next day told him wat she had done. But he still refused to be wit her so she went in lookin for her died childrens bodys but the currents of the water were to trong and drowned her. If you go at night next to the river you will hear her crying for her children.But you know thats what I have heard I am not sayin it’s true cause no one knows the 100% truth =) laterz

~**~Chicana~**~ says:

January 21, 2007, 6:23 pm

I ment to say: the currents of the water were to strong.

Werty says:

January 31, 2007, 4:13 pm

I heard this story when I was little, though the person who told it to me said it was Bloody Mary’s tale. Of course within history and stories that are older with each passing year new versions are made and the older it is, the harder it is to know the truth. Who knows, they could have just died of starvation and over the years it became more horror story then tragedy.

chola says:

February 13, 2007, 6:47 pm

i really don’t know but i think it sucks

chola says:

February 13, 2007, 6:48 pm

it sucks

Ferny xo says:

February 14, 2007, 10:11 pm

Ok this is not true. He or she copied it from la Llorona.

doug says:

February 20, 2007, 12:35 am

ive been told by my cousions that they therw a bottle of beer at a rock and it turned to blood and something drove there car and messed with there radio i went there on halloween night with my two kids and nothing happened i was not there at 2 am someone wants to know where the mansion is NOT THE SLAUGHTER HOUSE IS /YOU HAVE TO GO TOWARDS DON LAUGHLINS RANCH A ROCK IS MARKED IN PAINT THEN MAKE A RIGHT BUT IT IS 4 WHEEL ONLY OR WALK .slaughter house canyon take the road beside the musium and go across the tracks take first left follow it to the end if iam wrong no wonder i didnt see or hear anything

Hayley says:

February 27, 2007, 7:21 pm

that is a little scary but how long and how did she have her kids and fit back in her dress if lot that must be a faaaake and isnt most ghost white

Hayley says:

February 27, 2007, 7:22 pm

that is a little scary but how long and how did she have her kids and fit back in her dress if not that must be a faaaake and isnt most ghost white

Wild Child says:

March 22, 2007, 2:41 pm

i HIGHLY doubt thats true. at leest i hope it aint. i mean, i can see the mother kiling herself, but killing her own children?i realy dont believe this. i think its just an old wivestale that old gossipy ladies told wen they got bored!can anybody seriously think that this is true? this story is so G@Y AND FAULS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jo says:

June 24, 2007, 10:05 pm

This sounds like a knock off of the llorona

Wolf Davis says:

July 24, 2007, 7:32 pm

this will sound strange but I am freinds with the person that owns most of the land in slaughterhouse canyon. Everybody twists this story and they’re so sure they got the truth, sorry, you’re wrong. The supposed slaughterhouse that everyone speaks of was an old miners powder shack. This is why the Shack is 6 inches of concrete. The powder shack is located next to the road up a hill and can be walked up to and touched. the real slaughterhouse is up on private property you can see it from the main road. Yes it is called slaughterhouse canyon and why is constantly debated, here are the common reasons.
1. Kingman is old and guess what old town did have! A slaughterhouse! Yup animals were taken there and butchered and sold to the people of the town.
2. Butchers wife went nuts and killed her kids?
3. Miners wife went nuts and killed her kids?
4. Somebody went nuts and killed somebody!
Anyways, I have been there and you would be suprised by this place. Please keep in mind I cannot explain all of the weird things, I can explain the moaning, wailing, or screaming. Kingman is a windy place and the wind is constantly blowing which come over the edge of the canyon and makes an awful lot of noise which does sound awfully human like. People will dismiss this explanation becuase in the canyon there is now wind. They’re right, the wind is going over the top of the canyon.
Here are my experiences that are still unexplained. I owned a new jeep with hard wired auxilary lights that were hooked on the battery terminals. the main lights are run of the wiring harness and the alternator. I also liked washing my jeep and keeping it clean. I was in the canyon at night and all of my lights went dead, not my radio, not my engine, not my cellphone car charger, or the instruments. I was freaking out and slammed the brakes on the jeep and slid to a halt. I played with everything for about 20 seconds until everything just turned back on, I sat there stunned and pissed of in the dust cloud and when the dust finally settled I had a small hand print in the middle of my windshield with dust on it. keep in ming I dont have kids and for a kid to reach thatpart of my window he would have had to have been standing on my hood.
I left the canyon freaked out and I do have names and real people to back me up in this story. Email me if you have questions at Mechabay2@

loco says:

August 20, 2007, 5:13 pm

It’s a canyon filled with wolves and coyotes-that’s the crying one hears-but it’s a good story.

cg.harris says:

September 3, 2007, 3:46 am

yet another reason why kingman sucks.

cinthia says:

October 8, 2007, 9:45 am

this is soooooooooo lame i dont believe in diz kinda stuff . all of this is crazy

lizett says:

October 9, 2007, 6:17 pm

oh god its just a dam story read get scared and either you belive in it or not get over the fact if its real or not you guys ruin the story for everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darcy says:

October 20, 2007, 2:03 pm

I have been going to Fairfield Hill in Newtown, Connecticut for a long time. It is the most beautiful place i have ever been to. I was playing basketball with my son behind one of the buildings there and i took his picture and when i got home and downloaded it on my computer. When i looked on the side in the window there was an outline of a face looking out. I didn’t look human. I have known this place to be haunted for along time but it doesn’t stop me from going there. I absolutely love it there. says:

October 30, 2007, 9:28 pm

I want to go!

nicci says:

November 18, 2007, 12:13 pm

well its 7 am me, my cousin and his friends just got back from kingman arizona from slaughterhouse canyon road. we pulled up to three big boulders blocking the road so we sat thier for a bit and a train went by after it left we heard foot steps our windows started fogging up and saw a shadow so we jetted off then we pulled in to a gas station got out the car and on the rear bumper of the car was a little kids hand print now before we went on this trip we went to a car wash so the car was cleaned there was no dirt… well we drove back a second time and sat their again and it was pretty freaky because a train passed by again it was like a flash back anyway after the train was gone our doors unlocked by themselves so we got scared and tried to jet off but the car wouldnt start we turned it three times and it just wouldnt start finally we got it to start we jetted out of there as we were trying to get out it was like something was holding the car back and were on a flat surface we were not going up any hill so my friend stepped on the gas harder and we made it out…… it was pretty creepy… we pulled over to the gas station again and there were more little hand prints…. anyway i want to go back maybe during the daytime so we can get out and look for the house ….. u kno they say nobody can ever find the house to free the children well thier spirits any way …… i would like to find the house………….

YO MOMMA says:

December 11, 2007, 5:12 pm

That s*it is like f*ckin Saw 2

also all of you are whores

immasexyemogurl!! :) says:

December 21, 2007, 11:54 pm

omg!! how could you ruin this story for me?? huh, go sahead and tell me… jk! b ut you di druin the story

p.s. if you eva get bored.. email me at

LATER *******!!

immasexyemogurl!! :) says:

December 21, 2007, 11:56 pm

P.S i live here!! (in arizona)
im 14 too

nick says:

January 1, 2008, 2:34 pm

i just moved here to kingman and im looking for haunted areas just like i did when i lived in Rockford IL ive only been here for 5 months but i never heard andy type of anything comming from that wash or mountains and i only live down the street from there so of cource im kinda upset but only cause i cant seem to get the streight story the origional version maybe i can find an old news paper cause something that big would be in a library fileing cabnet

Oyoa says:

January 1, 2008, 3:30 pm

Okay, so I live in Kingman, and I’ve heard about the slaughterhouse. This is not near what I’ve heard.
The story I’ve heard is that the kids were crazy. They went out at night to kill people (or something of that sort). Since they were like this, she killed them. And then (supposedly out of grief) she killed herself. I have heard that she’s the butcher herself, and I’ve never heard of the husband being mentioned, so she may have had a husband, I just wouldn’t know.
But I can’t help but wonder how they got the story they’ve posted instead…. interesting.
By the way, the slaughterhouse is in Slaughterhouse Canyon. You know, because back in the day, there were actual slaughterhouses… yeah… never heard of it being called Luana’s Canyon. That may just be somewhere else completely.

Rebecca says:

February 10, 2008, 9:06 pm

OKAY I dont believe this story it sounds like la Llona…….just with a canyon and not a canal….

Rebecca says:

February 10, 2008, 9:07 pm

OKAY I dont believe this story it sounds like la Llona…….just with a canyon and not a canal.

Theresa says:

February 23, 2008, 3:54 pm

I love how no one has been able to spell ‘psyco’ yet. Haha.

Either way, I don’t really believe this story. If anything, the woman would have already been crazy for a while, and would have murdered the kids and/or been sent to an asylum anyway. May variations of this story have been told, as have different versions of ‘The Phantom Hitchiker’. They make for a good scare, but seldom are they true. Besides, many of them say the criminal was never caught- thus being impossible to have all the facts anyway.

jessie&nessa says:

February 29, 2008, 11:41 am

this sounds like the story la larona. a story from mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wade says:

May 3, 2008, 6:25 pm

hi everyone.
i have heard alot about this my hole life.
uncles, aunts, grandparents and friends tell different stories.
well who cares what really happen because there is something out there.
ive visited the canyon many times but the last time was the scariest thing ive ever experienced.

i am a local kingman teenager.
me and my friends were looking for something scary to do.
we have went every where at night, fort beal, graveyard, stormdrains esc.
well on this night behind south side park over the tracks(my claimed haunted spot)5 of my friends and i visited the canyon. kyle and mike stayed in the truck because they didnt even want to go anywhere and we dragged them along. nay, woodrow, clinton, and i wazlked through the baseball parks and over the tracks.
there are 3 houses there normal ppl living there.
i have to say they are harmless but at the same time they must deal with the strange canyon every single night.
1st off we stood on the traks looking in the dark.
a small bouncing light appeared on a mountain.
we desided not to ditch each other if something happen.
we made our way into the wash.
the light had disapeared.
everything was fine until we decided to leave.
my frieds said they could hear things.
i of corse didnt.
as we walked back over the tracks we heard the most shocking wispers of a young girl.
clinton and nay ran for the bright lights of the south side baseball parks.
i turned with the flash light and wood screamed dont leave me! i said did you here that?
once we got back to the truck we couldnt wait to tell mike and kyle.
after our story they said the tool box in the back had opened and they thought nothing of it.

this is true, i have been in that area tons of times playing baseball.
nothing ever happen.
i know it was because the time we visited the site.
1-3 oclock.
i encourage you to go there but bring friends and dont go on those ppls property.
just have fun.
remember it is scary ill never mess with it again.
if this has happen to you then plz email me.

BCH says:

July 6, 2008, 1:47 pm

why did she have to wear a wedding dress?!
i told my uncle this story once my uncle once :((((
im bipolar :////
please help met

Mary says:

July 8, 2008, 7:55 pm

My family and I moved to Kingman over a year ago and I had heard the story, and variations, of Slaughterhouse Canyon many times. After attending a City Council meeting last night which proposed a change of the road name from Canyon Road to Slaughterhouse Canyon Road, I decided to go check it out from Hualapai Mountain Road onto Mission Blvd to Canyon Rd. and into the canyon. I saw the rock with the â??crossâ? and an indecipherable word spray painted on it. We also saw the three rocks at the end, (the beginning if you are coming from the SSP in downtown), of the road at the tracks. What we didnâ??t see is a house that can be considered a viable structure. Is the incinerator part of the property? Whatâ??s the story that surrounds that? It looks like a party place where people get their kicks on route 66 with tires and box springs. Surprising though, there were many more water and Gatorade bottles than beer bottles.

Any more information regarding the specific whereabouts of the location would be great.

Thank you!!

In Kingman, too! says:

September 10, 2008, 10:43 pm

That story about Luana’s Canyon has been told so many different ways, I am not sure the truth is known anymore! Also, Luana’s Canyon is a totally different story than the Slaughterhouse. That story has been told many times too! The way I heard it, several children were kidnapped, taken to the slaughterhouse, and murdered. Many people today claim they have heard the cries of children coming from the now-abandoned slaughterhouse. Who really knows? Again, that is just ONE version that I have heard. Honestly, that stuff creeps me out! If there are ghosts there — I will leave them alone and not show up!

jamie says:

October 3, 2008, 7:16 pm

dude, how is anyone even supposed to know exactly what happened anyway. its whatever, obviously something happened!and if you have anything to say to me

Edward Bone says:

April 26, 2009, 9:40 pm

This is not real the real story is called the Llorona(the Wailer)its a mexican story that happen in Mexico that her husband left her and she killed her sons and threw them to the canal it says she appears in Mexicali,Baja California And you can hear her wailed Ai mis Hijos (oh My sons)…

Azslyn says:

May 13, 2009, 3:48 am

well i have been there where the woman murdered her children and i have seen her watching me and weeping really loudly in her wedding dress and i know i seen her it was halloween 2007 at 2:00 a.m. so i think if you don’t belive you should check it out around that time and let me know what goes on Thanks

ulanda says:

May 26, 2009, 1:11 pm

I do not belive that she killed her children.I belived that there was another person involved possibly the husban and just threowing it out there but he may have had her watching him killing their children,and then he might of killed her.

big rod tod says:

July 27, 2009, 11:05 pm

i have a huge boner right meow

Rhiannon says:

August 1, 2009, 9:54 pm

My Paw-Paw jim’s house is haunted…when my Dad brought me,my stepmom,two of my friends,and my little brother there, only me and my dad got out of the truck!
I’m telling you that doll WAS Laughing when I tripped… >.< dumb Doll!!!!

Ashley Marie says:

August 10, 2009, 4:36 pm

I have lived in kingman my whole life, and i have been to slaughterhouse many many times, and i know that there is something there, a woman who likes to apper and scream and moan. i have had many many friends along with myself see and hear this woman, and my friends have taken many creepy pictures of orbs and figures next to the building (it isnt a full building its 1/2 torn down). although im not sure if this is the right story or not, but there IS something there.. also at blackbridge which isnt that far from slaughthouse, late at night/early in the morning. you can hear gunshots and sometimes (not often) there is a girl hanging from the bridge, it is said that the girl actully hung herself from the bridge, but it is none the less creepy.

Kingmanite says:

August 13, 2009, 12:27 am

For every body leaving comments!! All of you were not here when all of this supposably happened so none of us really know the truth!! Advice to everyone you have to see to believe so go down there your selves and check it out because gauranteed you will all believe that she is still down there and you will also be able to hear her children!!! but dont take my word GO and see for your self then comment about slaughter house!!!! Every one that i know including me who have ever been down there will tell you the same thing, you can see her in her white dress and hear her weeping and children crying. You will also probably experience your car stalling but yet your car will be moving and from time to time you will get little hand prints on your bumper, like kids were pushing you around that corner!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!! HAVE FUN!!!! SEEING IS BELIEVING!!!

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papooska says:

November 3, 2009, 1:26 am

I lived in this very slaughterhouse canyon for years as a child. From age 5-13. The name serves a dual purpose. There once was a slaughterhouse that was later torn down near the spot where the white two story house is now. However, yes, you can hear screams some nights and she screams “Help me” so obviously some of the story did not make it to legend… May she rest in peace.

richard says:

November 6, 2009, 11:50 pm

ok guys there are lots of storys like this and it is the same story of la lorona mexican foklore dont listen to this story they were made for kids so that they would be good another boogeyman tale storys like this make it hard for ghost hunters

Arizona Moose says:

November 8, 2009, 2:27 am

It appears that there are a number of individuals that are trying to cross the stories of Slaugterhouse Canyon and Lorona of Mexican lore and say they are the same thing. One main difference that distinguishes these stories as truly being different, is the water. Be it canal or river, the closest river of water to Slaughterhouse Canyon is 30 plus miles west to the Colorado River, and in the original recollection of the story, there is no mention of water. So, with that being said, one has to believe that the story of Slaughterhouse Canyon has enough facts, there is/was an actual slaughterhouse there, to possibly be true. So, stop the swearing and cussing and calling people names, and let those of us who wish to believe in the paranormal have our day.

Kingman Graduate says:

November 29, 2009, 1:56 pm

Oh, but there *is* water that rushes through Slaughterhouse canyon when the monsoons come. Very strong gushes of water. The story of Luana occurs during such a thunderstorm.

I remember reading a letter in the Kingman Daily Miner about a senior from the Kingman high school in the 1950’s who decided to play a prank on the juniors who used Slaughterhouse/Luana’s canyon as the location for their annual junior party. He decided to hide in the canyon early, and watched as the kids began to arrive and build a campfire. He waited and watched until midnight, when he began to “scream” and clang bottles together. He said the kids all began running to their cars and speeding out of the canyon as fast as they could go.

As he was wrought with laughter, he suddenly realized he was all alone. He then began to hear a faint moaning far off in the distance. He started walking toward his jeep, which he had hidden in a side canyon. But the crying voice kept getting closer….He began to run….faster and faster…over the boulders and scratching himself on the brush.

His jeep was parked in a wash, and just yards away he heard a scream and looked back – he saw a flash of white coming down the same hill toward him, which then quickly disappeared.

He jumped into the jeep and, in his panicked state, flooded the motor. It wouldn’t start. He tried several times, but nothing. Just as the motor finally turned over, he felt something heavy jump on the back of his jeep! Too terrified to turn around and look, he mashed on the gas pedal and the jeep began bouncing down the wash. He began to hear the woman’s screams again, but now fading away as his jeep scrambled out of the canyon.

There were no other cars anywhere and nobody passed him on the way to the little league park where he was to meet the other 4 seniors who were in on the prank. As he pulled into the parking lot, the others were laughing hysterically.

At first, he thought they had double pranked him, but then realized that not one of them could have possibly been in that canyon with him.

The seniors simply said to him, “My gosh you sure scared them! If you could have just seen all those juniors speeding out of that canyon! We’ve never seen anything funnier than that!”

He said he kept the full story of the “Junior scare night” a secret for over 30 years – until he finally decided to write about it in the Kingman Daily Miner after hearing so many other people relate very similar stories.

Nicki says:

December 4, 2009, 7:26 pm

Cherish’s story is actually true. It happened once. I dunno about the haunted house, but there was a woman who locked her children in thier car seats and then let the car roll into a lake so she could keep her boyfriend. I DON’T SEE WHY ADOPTION ISN’T AN OPTION!!!!

Hobo says:

February 10, 2010, 6:53 pm

I remember when i went there. I went inside the house and the woman chopped me to pieces and threw me into the river, but…..I survived 😀

Jack Pozenel says:

May 25, 2010, 6:32 pm

I am the son of Jack pozenel. I plan on investigating the slaughterhouse. My friend and I are the only ones, so if anyone in Kingman reads this and is willing to help, we will appretiate it greatly. Contact me at We plan on doing this investigaiton sometime this summer of 2010. No spam though. I would only like about 5 more people. Thank you.

Arizona Moose says:

June 4, 2010, 2:38 am

I forgot that I had posted to this site awhile back, so I figure its only appropriate to post a follow up.

In November of last year, a couple of weeks after my post, the Wife and I went out to Slaughterhouse Canyon, to investigate for the paranormal.

Please Remember, If you are going out to this area, be respectful of the private houses and property in the canyon. It also appears that the old Slaughterhouse has finally been taken down, as it was on private property.

The wife and I went out to Slaughterhouse Canyon in late November of 2009, between the hours of Midnight and 3am. There was no wind all night, until we went to leave. The temperature was in the low 40’s to upper 30’s. Humidity was 27%, kind of high for around here.

We parked along side the road near the flat rock and began an EVP session, and taking photos. After about an hour and a half, we moved up to were an old powder house is located, but stayed on the main road, and conducted another hour and a half of pix and an EVP sessions.

Be aware that the train does transit past the north end on the canyon many times a day at all hours and can ruin EVP’s.

After reviewing all photo’s we found nothing on the photo’s that we could say was paranormal, however there were 19 EVP’s and 3 odd sounds that we could not account for.

Most of the EVP’s appear to be directly related to our questions we asked, or a comment to our discussion. As for the reported moaning sounds, when the wind came up, as we were getting ready to leave, the wind made strange sounds amongst the rock walls and hills in this area. Also, it will cause small rock falls that will get your attention.

All in all, we had a very productive investigation, what with it being our first time, in Slaughterhouse Canyon.

Southsider says:

July 15, 2010, 2:08 am

Not the story I heard, my family has been in kingman for over 6 generations. My great great grandma had a small goat farm in slaughterhouse canyon. I have heard different stories that seem more realistic then this one. There used to be an Indian camp in the canyon. And I had heard that Luana was an Indian lady who’s kids had become sick and died, she went crazy and killed herself. I don’t believe the story I was told but it sounds better then the one on this site.

Jason says:

September 29, 2010, 8:15 pm

I grew up in Kingman bu don’t live there any longer. While I’ve heard different versions of this story over the years (the ‘real’ version doesn’t really matter); I was always freaked out by the story. I actually grew up in a house right off Hualapai Mtn. Rd very close to Slaughterhouse Canyon. We used to ride our bikes over there all the time. The biggest variation I heard as a kid in the 80’s was a Sleep Hollow knock off. The story discussed that you could hear the woman scream on Halloween night and the family’s dog would come down into town looking for children.

lee pedigo says:

January 30, 2011, 5:24 pm


Austin says:

March 22, 2011, 6:22 pm

My friends and I went to investigate early October of last year. We made our way into the canyon, but were stopped because of a mountain lion. Perhaps a sign? I’ve no clue, but it freaked me out.

Christina says:

June 17, 2011, 6:44 am

umm…i think you all have it wrong i am from kingman and my family has been in kingman since 1930 my dad was 12 when the two children died in slaughter house and what he and my grandmother says happend is, the two boy who were 6 and 8 got locked in by some teen boys who set the slaughter house on fire and the two boys burned to death. so there thats the true story.

Jennifer says:

August 9, 2011, 1:00 pm

It is creapy up there. For sure. I also heard that she had drowned her children. We called her the lady in a white dress. Everyone said you could hear her cry. Everyone used to party out there when I was in high school. I just thought it was cool the story is even on the web.

Foxy Ali Heart says:

August 11, 2011, 11:31 pm

I was a little skeptic to this story at first like alot of you on here, until my husband, best friend, my 2 toddlers and myself went to visit this canyon. I will have to say some scary stuff happened the last 3 nights we went there. My husband was taking a picture of the FLAT ROCK where she supposevly killed her babies and low and behold without knowing he captured her on camera!!!! This haunt is really nothing to mess with. She was found in the picture peeking her head out from behind the flat rock! and this was after my husband and I had said her name in the canyon. The creepy thing is she was not looking at my husband in the picture, she was looking behind him at our vehicle where my friend, myself and OUR BABIES were. She does look like a bad spirit. She had a evil grin on her face. To be noted, it was not just a orb. It was a full face apparition. We are thinking about sending it in to ghost adventures. Another thing the other two nights we were above the canyon on a mountain and we took random pics to see what we could find, out of 20 semi pics we found 2 main orbs that were really bright and had a mix of red, orange, blue, green, and yellow around/in them. Weird thing about this though, when we were there taking pics we heard a man talking and then the next night he said hi to my husband and friend. pretty creepy ****. so if you do choose to venture down to the canyon, please be careful. Im still getting chills after seeing her demonic face peeking from behind the flat rock and looking at our babies. oh and P.S. The picture was taken right after sunset. If you have any comments you can write me at

Manuel Murillo says:

October 30, 2011, 11:27 pm

I know as a child, around 1965, a man was found in the canyon with his throat cut and his windows were rolled up and doors locked. Law enforcement never figured that one out and my Grandmother said the Yodona had struck and not go in the canyon. Do’t know about you but the tale holds true for me.

???? says:

January 4, 2012, 6:53 am

Guys hate to tell you this but The mom did not kill the children, The man (husband) went cray (got demon possessed or something of that nature) and slaughtered the family. The voice you hear is of the lil girl who was last to be killed. That place is very very evil and a lot of my friends have gone missing there (seriously went there never came back). I have been there and seen some really scary ****. It is BAD! I advise NOT going there EVER. That place is DEADLY!

Lexi says:

January 15, 2012, 10:30 pm

This is wrong. I lived in Kingman Arizona my whole life. The father didn’t come back because he had died. So Luana drowned her children because she didn’t want to see her children suffer. Then she killed herself. Now she wanders Kingman calling out for her children.

dianna says:

August 23, 2012, 2:07 pm

U don’t believe it? Go check it out, it has to be a full moon.
Happy Hunting HAHaHa.

robert says:

August 23, 2012, 2:53 pm

Iv seen launa, went to the canyon behind the baseball park heard a loud scream
And saw 2 red eyes coming down the canyon she had a white dress
On and chased us out of the canyon.I didn’t even know it was haunted just wanted a place to chill.i Will never forget it and I don’t believe in ghost!some people r lucky to c her some are not.she’s there weither u choose to believe or not!believe any story u want.

Devon says:

November 1, 2013, 1:25 am

Me and my friends went their tonight and to be honest i did not believe in the story’s of hearing things their. I was wrong. We where their for about 5 minutes before we herd a loud long moan type scream noise, as we where running away it sounded as it was getting closer its hard to explain the noise. Its it a definitely must go for non believers.

Denise says:

January 23, 2015, 7:20 pm

I was born and raised in Kingman. The I heard was on certain nights if you go in the canyon, there is a old dynamite shack, if you go up to the shack and look behind you , you could see baby heads in the bushes and look up to the top of the mountain you will see her in a long white dress. Yes she cut her babys heads off with a axe

Eddie Cremer says:

March 1, 2015, 7:07 pm

This is a 100% bogus story. My Grandparents lived only a mile or so North of Slaughterhouse Canyon. Never, ever heard anyone tell this story in town. This canyon is desolate and I don’t know of anyone ever living there. There is no river anywhere in Kingman. The nearest river is the Colorado and it is an hour’s drive to the West.

The unknown says:

May 29, 2016, 6:24 pm

I live just 2 miles from the canyon I’ve camped out there with my boyscout troop before but we had never heard the story until we got back but while we were there we always had an uneasying feeling even during the day but at night about 2 am we heard pound wailing we initially thought is was yoties but is sounded different then normal be we dismissed it even now I still have bad feelings about that place

Kaelynn says:

February 18, 2017, 7:13 pm

The stories are semitrue. I was told her husband didn’t come when he was expected, and she did go crazy. First she chopped up their dog to feed her children, then really lost it. She chopped one child up, burned another, and drowned the final. Afterward, she climbed the mountain and threw herself to her death. I’ve investigated the area with professional equipment and ammeter equipment. In pictures, there were about five different faces seen at once. If you zoom in, you can see the actual details of a face, so its very clear it isn’t a shadow. There were shadow figures, lights, and unknown sounds. After being there about an hour, something began throwing broken beer bottles and rocks at a friend and me. They missed us by only a few inches. I’m currently sick right now, but once I’m better, I’m going back down there with a new group of friends.And as far as the comment regarding her killing her children for a boyfriend goes, it’s NOT Luana. Luana never had a boyfriend, and her husband never left her just because. The one you’re thinking about is La Llorana. She’s three miles SOUTH of Kingman. I’m going to the last place she was seen and spending the night there as well. La Llorana has several stories that vary in most details, but she drowned all three of her children and was cursed to wander the land looking for them. She takes men and children as revenge and mistaken identity. There is a HUGE difference between the two

Jarpy says:

October 31, 2017, 11:33 am

My only concern is what river do they speak of? I’ve only been to slaughterhouse Canyon when I was in high school about 10 years ago and I’ve never seen a river nearby.

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