The infamous domes in Casa Grande, Arizona are beginning to turn into rubble after a cave-in that occurred last December. Pinal County officials condemned the 35-year-old structure in April and ordered for its demolition on September 20.
The Casa Grande Domes were featured on the Travel Channel’s hit series “Ghost Adventures,” and since its appearance, the property has gotten national attention. Many visitors claim that the domes are haunted and have had paranormal encounters there. Due to the television exposure, the location has been a hot-spot for ghost hunting groups, thrill-seekers, and photographers.
The UFO-like domes were constructed in 1982 to be used as a factory for producing circuit boards and as a company headquarters for a California-based computer company. Upon completion in July of that year, InnerConn Technology owner Patricia Zebb told her employees at a gathering at the domes, that she was excited about the company’s new location.
“I am happy but I am scared. There is still a lot of work to do. I’ll be glad when I see the first board come off the plating line,” Zebb said in an interview.
The Union Bank of California took ownership over the property in 1983 after InterConn Technology defaulted on the loan payment. The property was deemed unsafe by the EPA due to toxic chemicals found in the groundwater beneath the site. In 2006, Casa Grande residents Daniel and Karon Peer purchased the domes.
The Casa Grande Domes are located about a mile south off Interstate 8, at exit 172. The site is condemned and trespassing is strictly enforced by security guards and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.