Gooch’s Bar & Grill in Tucson is the focus of an ongoing paranormal investigation.
The bar, formerly known as Belushe’s and The Rhino Pub, has long been reputed to be haunted. The bar at 1118 E. Sixth Street has changed names over the years, but the resident ghost has remained nameless until recently. She earned the nickname of “Gooch’s Ghost” over the last several months, since the time the bar changed hands. However, she may now have a name, resulting from the latest preliminary findings of a group of local paranormal investigators.
The team called Southern Paranormal Investigational Research in Tucson (S.P.I.R.i.T.) has spent the last few months documenting evidence of paranormal happenings at the bar. Creepy EVP and video evidence is posted for public viewing on the team’s YouTube page.
The YouTube videos posted last week document a team member’s psychic impressions of Gooch’s Bar & Grill.
Phyllis “Goldi” Golden, the psychic member of S.P.I.R.i.T., believes that the location once served the area as a brothel in the mid-1800′s, around the time of the Gadsen Purchase. Golden says that the location feels like the O.K. Corral. She also felt that the most prominent presence at the location is the spirit of a beautiful woman named Cherie. Cherie is believed to have been the madam of a brothel that once operated on the property. In the video, Golden remarks that Cherie would have been the “Miss Kitty” of the era, operating a saloon, as well as a house of ill-repute. Cherie may have had a thing for French men and French wines. Maybe she still does. It is thought that disapproving local residents eventually shot and killed Cherie during a stand-off.
Since the investigation is still ongoing, the aforementioned information that Golden grilled out of the spirits has yet to be verified through historical records. The team is currently combing through Arizona Historical Society records to verify Golden’s impressions.
Access Tucson viewers may already know Golden from a previous public television stint as a psychic reader. She has also provided readings over the Tucson airwaves on a number of radio shows over the years. Golden works alongside fellow S.P.I.R.i.T. paranormal investigators Donny Bass, Ingrid Baumgart and Lisa Roybal.
The four team members have a combined 13 years of experience in paranormal investigations.
Team member Donny Bass will soon post new video evidence from the investigation at Gooch’s. The evidence from Gooch’s is still mounting.
“We have captured many EVPs, mostly from a woman, but also a few from a man and one that sounds like a child. So there is definitely more than one spirit at Gooch’s.” – Donny Bass, team member, S.P.I.R.i.T.
Additional information will be shared at the conclusion of the investigation. This will include a review of all evidence captured, digital copies of all photos, videos and EVPs, as well as a detailed written report of the investigation.
It will be exciting to learn of their findings, especially to have the chance to listen to more EVP evidence. Bass said, “One EVP captured a woman saying ‘Hey Donny’, so the ghosts seem friendly. I don’t believe there are any evil spirits there. I think these spirits once lived in the building or on the land that Gooch’s now occupies.”
Perhaps “Cherie” would appreciate a glass of fine French wine presented by a fine-looking Frenchman. If there are any willing volunteers who fit that bill, we’ll see you at Gooch’s tomorrow night. In the meantime, we will anticipate the release of new evidence presented by the S.P.I.R.i.T team.
S.P.I.R.i.T. is currently accepting new cases. The team investigates historical sites, residences and businesses where paranormal activity is believed to occur. If you would like them to consider your location, contact S.P.I.R.i.T. at email@example.com for a preliminary interview.