New Mexico Hauntings
Alamogordo - DWI Offices - People who work in the DWI offices (located in the
old part of Alamogordo.)claim that there is a ghost haunting it. It used to be
a sherrif's office and cell block. People who work there claim they see and
hear doors open, hear footsteps, and occasionally see a young male dressed in
an old style suit from about 90 years ago. No bad vibes are usually felt in
these offices, unless you make noises like running or moving furniture. Thats
when you feel cold and doors slam.
Albuquerque - Albuquerque Press Club - the ghost of "Mrs. M" appears
at the bar.
Albuquerque - The Aroyro - "Albuquerque - The Aroyro - "el
Yorone" the crier is the ghost of a mother whose child was drowned in the
drainage ditch. It s said at night she wanders the ditch crying and searching
for her lost child" - December 2003 addition - There are a few
discrepancies. First off its called The Arroyo and the woman's name is "La
Llorona." its an old legend told to children by their
parents. Go to - www.lallorona.com for a better
Albuquerque - Carrie Tingly children's hospital-1113 university blvd. - There
is said to be glowing rooms in unused portions of the hospital. There are also
invisible "force fields" that do not allow a person to pass. The
force fields also make a static/hissing sound
when encountered. There are sounds of crying Voices, heartbeats. Blac k robed
figures in darkened halls.
Albuquerque - Desert Sands Motel - Located at 5000 Central Ave SE it's a cheap
and easy place to stay when you're headed west on I40. Visitors got the corner
room of the center building on the first floor. Immediately things began. There
were cold spots, voices in the bathroom, the water ran by itself, the TV kept
turning on and off on it's own, changing channels by itself, and the door kept
Albuquerque - Haunted Hill - Located at the end of Menaul in the foothills. You
can hear screaming, footsteps and bodies being drug. You can see a lantern
swinging as if someone is walking down the trail and you can see an apparition
of an old man coming after you. It is said that the old man used to live in the
man caves at the top of the hill and kill prostitutes up there on the weekends.
Albuquerque - Abandoned Insane Asylum - There is an Abandoned Insane Asylum on
the corner of Edith and Osuna. The asylum is owned by the neighbors and are
strict about trespassing. For those who have risked going into this asylum have
witnessed a large black cloud hovering above them. This black cloud has
appeared in pictures as well. It is said that one patient went so crazy that he
killed several patients and staff (nurses and doctors etc.) After the murders,
the asylum was never the same and they were forced to close it down. The
neighbors of the insane asylu m is The Banditos Motorcycle gang... they don't
mind releasing their Rottweiler on
anyone who enters their property.
Albuquerque - Kimo Theater, Central Ave., NW - A young boy was killed backstage
when a hot water pipe burst from the theater'sboiler. The tradition is to place
a donut backstage before opening night of any performance so things go right,
i.e. lighting, sound, etc. There are two other entities that seem to be much
older than the young boy. The theater's opening night was in fall of 1927.
These entities seem to be from that era, where as the boy is more contemporary.
Albuquerque - Job Corps - By the lunch room there is a nun that is sometimes
carrying a baby. You can see her when the light from the light posts are on.
The new dorms the upstairs girls side one night I heard someone running down
the hall, my roommate and I looked out to see who it was there was no one there
some of the girls said that they did not hear anything.
Albuquerque - The old Savador Armijo House, now "Maria Teresa"
Restaurant - This house dates back to 1840, and has been occupied in one form
or the other up to the present. Various staff members of this restaurant has
shared personal experiences of voices, noises, and sensations of being touched
by unknown entities after hours. A great place to visit and ask questions. To
those that haven't quit or
are willing to share.
Albuquerque - Radisson Hotel - On t he first floor of the hotel you can hear
scratching noises and slamming doors above you late at night, even if there is
no one renting the room above yours. There is loud yelling and screaming in
rooms that are vacant and sometimes women are shaken until they wake up by what
seems to feel like childrenís hands. The third floor (which no one is supposed
to be on) is the only floor that has not been remolded. As soon as the elevator
doors open you are hit with a gust of hot air. As you walk further through the
floor there is the remains or what used to be a bar. The top is in perfect
condition but the rest of it is completely destroyed. In the corner of the bar
is what appears to be newly broken glass. No one knows how it was there because
there were no employees up there recently and none of the windows were broken.
Albuquerque - Ramada Hotel - The Corner Room - >From one of the staff, the
corner room, of this big hotel is haunted by a young broken hearted lady, where
her once true love killed her because he wanted her out of her life. She is
said to only be on the bottom floor, where she is said to haunt the lobby and
the corner room where she was killed. When the service ladies go to clean the
corner room, they find that the room is all messed up, bed sheets all aver the
place, the TV knocked down, and the curtains all torn and up. This activity
went on so long that management just closed off the room and don't rent it out
anymore. But often, staff still visits the corner room. And it's all messed up.
Albuquerque - San Pedro Library - At night you hear the dead librarian saying
"please come chek out a book!"The lights turn on and off and things
control themselves on they're own.Her dead children slither around while
darkening the room!
Albuquerque - Xilinx - This building used to be a mental heath hospital, and on
several occasions banging noises have been heard throughout the building
(mostly in the bathroom). Some see shadowy figures moving up and down the
hallways, groaning noises out side in the courtyard, and voices whispering in
the back office area. Also on several occasions objects began to move all by
Alcalde - Old Courthouse - A woman form Spain came to live in the house with
her new husband that was picked for by the brideís father. Soon after the newly
weds settled in the husband became very abusive and through his bride down the
stair case and she died. Soon after the bride was dead the French man commit
suicide. A few years down the road the house was turned into a courthouse. People
guilty of crimes were hung from a tree in front of the mansion. Today the house
is locked up and no one lives in it. People have claimed to a see woman walking
up and down that staircases and a man pacing back and forth in an upstairs
bedroom. Other witness have since bodies hanging from the tree in front of the
property. L ights go gone when there is no electricity hooked up etc...
Anthony - Gadsden High School - It is said that a white apparition of a female
frequents the Old English Building. This building is located at the front of
the school, near the end of Washington Street. Apparently, a girl student was
attending the school dance. She was taken to the basement by two males where
she was raped and murdered. Students, staff, as well as custodians, have seen
and heard her in the building. Her spirit can be seen from the street walking
from one end of the building to the other, as if she was walking through the
Artesia - Atoka School - It's an old building that was a school awhile
back...It has been closed for some time, some youth today sneak in the old
haunted school and hear strange noises from around.
Aztec - Miss Gailís Inn - There are several ghosts. One is of a lady that
floats down the stairs. We've personally experienced an old man in room #7
who's very "cantankerous". There is also a tree in the back that was
the site of a hanging.
Bayard - Chino Mines Creek - There is an old lady seen in the creek crying and
yelling for her child. A flood had supposedly gone through this woman's home
and washed her son away. She is still heard and seen in the area calling for
her son. Another story is, She was a beautiful Hispanic women the only problem
was that she was poor. One day she was in the village when she met a handsome
man. They started dating and ended up getting married. Then one day she noticed
that he had changed. He was always leaving town and leaving her to tend to her
children. Well he would leave more and more. Until she caught him cheating on
her with another women. Well instead of getting even, she that she would get
back at him by not letting him see the children, by drowning them in the local
creek. When doing this she realized what she was doing and tried to stop but
she lost control and let the kids go. Well they started to float down the
creek, she tried to run after them and try to save them but it was no use she
had lost them forever. While running she tripped over a root in the ground and
hit her head right open. She died instantly, Well the story goes every night
you can hear her crying and yelling for her children this is what they call the
"Llorna" which means crying lady. Since that had happened it is said
that you can hear her crying all over searching the riverbeds for her children.
Carlsbad - German Town - An old Dam Works with the overseer house and garage/
storage building. Strange noises and lights at night. Some strange photos
Chaco Canyon National Historic Park - While on the hiking trails you can feel
the presence of someone with you, following you.
Cimarron - St. James Hotel - Witnesses have reported apparitions of a strange,
short man w/ pockmarks called "the Imp." Along with numerous other
events have occurred in that hotel.
Cimarron - St. James Hotel - Room 17 is haunted by a female ghost in what is
now called "Mary's Room." In that particular room there is a strong
odor of perfume. If the window is left open, she will knock upon it until you
Cimarron - St. James Hotel - Room 18 is haunted by a man that was killed after
winning rights to the hotel in a poker game and they say he is so violent, the
room is padlocked and no one is allowed in there. A local says staff members
occasionally enter the room to refill his Jack Daniels and afterwards, he seems
to come downstairs and reek havoc on the place for about a month - he does NOT
want anyone in his room for any reason.
Cloudcroft - The Lodge Said to be haunted by a redheaded ghost by the name of
Rebecca frequents the dining room. There is also the spirit of a chambermaid in
her 20s or 30s who was murdered by a jealous lover and buried somewhere in the
Clovis - Norman Petty Studios - Ghosts have not been seen first hand here, but
have been photographed. Phantoms include: a group young men who were
photographed in the living quarters of the old studios (now a museum) and
strange orange lights in the same location. Sensitive visitors have wanted to
cry for no reason.
Corrales - Rancho De Corrales - A sad tale of jealousy and revenge sums u p the
history of this site. The Emberto family lived here in the late 1800s. In 1898,
the son killed his father's mistress. Dad then shot his wife (the boy's mother)
for starting the trouble. In all the confusion, Dad himself was shot and
killed. It seems the spirits of the Embertos are still going at each other
Dawson - Dawson Cemetery - The site of the two worst mine collapses in history
which happened ten years apart and killed over 300 men. There is an obvious
forlorn feeling as you walk around and the immigrant diversity is grand. It
feels as if all the spirits are waiting for something and are watching you, expecting
some sort of change.
Deming - Deming Middle school - in the basement their are loud sounds up stairs
computers turn on by it self.
Deming - Greensands - Old factory in the desert, you can hear screams from an
abandoned house 50 yards away. Shadowy figures, and a little girl holding a
Deming - Holy Cross Sanatorium - It was a military base in WWI and a TB
hospital during WWII. In the mid 70's there was a devil-worshiping cult that
used it to sacrifice animals. It has one remaining building all others were
torn down due to the decrements. This building is definitely haunted; witnesses
have heard noises from the upper floor and seen lights near the fountain at
night. It has tunnels that lead from Northwestern part of town to the Southeastern
side of town, which ends up at the airport; they have all been caved in. It has
been a place for teenagers to go and party. Different people have experienced
something in what they call the "Alter Room". It is a shadowy figure
that lurks just inside the doorway. There is also a cemetery just to the north
of the building, graves disturbed and a large cross has been cut down. Town
legend says that the teenagers that cut it down in the 70's all died that year.
The houses around the area are also reported to have paranormal activities. The
Holy Cross in recent days has become a dangerous place to be. Murders have been
committed there in the last few years. A gang has killed a peer as a sacrifice
and a lovers quarrel was the demise of a man in a drain pipe. The place has
always been that of graffiti artists writing their names or the names of their
favorite bands. Now gang names and signs are all over it marking it as
territory. Sheriffs patrol it often now and run people off who are in there and
possibly arrest them for trespassing.
Deming - Memorial Elementary - Two students have reported seeing a knife in the
gym, noises, lights flickering. They have also heard the piano in the third
grade hallway when no one was there. Also two girls staring in the windows.
Faribault - Shattuck/St. Mary - There has been a number of hauntings in this
old school. You can see old headmasters walking through the halls. In the boys
dorm you can see a mama lab and her puppies.20Shattuck/St. Mary was a old
military school and you can still see in the theatre people walking around the
Farmington - Lions Wilderness Park - there has been some strange sightings of a
person who has been taking things from people and making some strange eerie
noises and seems to scare people away from the park. People say at night that
you can hear walking footsteps coming towards them and suddenly stopping at a
few steps away them and then someone touching them and no one is
there. Late at night you can here screaming and then laughs so scary that you
cannot even image.
Fort Bayard - FBMC hospital and housing - Fort Bayard Medical Center has been
around since the 1800's. It was originally a cavalry base where the Buffalo
Soldiers(first African American soldiers in the U.S. cavalry)were first introduced
in New Mexico. After military use, a medical center was constructed and used as
a TB center. It is now a long term care facility, and veterans hospital. In the
basement (where the dungeon for the original base was) there have been sighting
of wheelchairs rolling down the hall, door opening and closing, sounds of
shackles and chains, moaning, crying, conversations, laughing, voices, people
touching your shoulder, and apparition sightings, throughout the whole hospital
on all 6 floors, esp. 2 west. In the housing area there are reports of
hauntings, footsteps, late at night when everyone is asleep, apparitions,
knocking on the doors and no one there, co vers being torn off you.
Fort Wingate - Fort Wingate WW2 Hospital - Fort Wingate which is just due east
of Gallup, once used to be a huge Fort used for storing weapon caches during
WW2. Wingate also had a hospital used to treat in injured that were returned
home. Well some that were injured there had major problems such as loss of
limbs and mental retardation. The hospital was said to be sad and lonely.
Rumors have spread around stating that spirits could be seen and heard looking
for there limbs and or minds. The military now has the hospital closed off to
the public ever since the rumors went out. The hospital closed right after the
end of the war. To this day strange and weird noises can be heard coming from
Gallup - old house on Aztec - The old house is said to be haunted by a little
boy named Billy. Who had an unfortunate death while playing in his room. He is
said to live in the closet of the front bedroom, and is a friendly ghost that
has played with children that have lived in that room.
Grants - Econo Lodge - No one is allowed on the third floor, it now is used as
a storage. From the swimming pool, you can see people looking down at you. You
can hear footsteps, screaming, and the elevators going up there. The elevators
don't even work. Someone appears in the Kitchen. You feel a coldness upon you.
December 2003 addition: They say its just a fake. People are forgetting about
it. No ne wspaper can be found, it like the town has covered it up. Some locals
say they know thereís something there. They heard a Maid was murdered there,
she was taking some towels up to a man and when she got to his room he grabbed
her and murder her in his room on the third floor. The police tape is still on
the left wing of the third floor. People say that if you go to the room that it
happen in that you can still smell blood and that the room is very cold. If you
go at just the strike of midnight you can hear her screams and moans. All the
rooms that don't have numbers on the door is said that something happed in
those rooms. The hotel it filled with evil and people say that if you sleep on
the second floor of the under the room that it happened in that you can hear
here yelling and cry for help!
Grants - Montecarlo Restaurant - Upstairs there is a room used for banquets.
The upstairs used to have apartments, but they were gutted by a fire in the
early 1990's and remolded. There is a ghost that shakes what sounds like a key
ring full of keys. Often the ghost shakes them right next to people's ears.
There are cold spots, and the ceiling fan lights go on and off at will.
Las Cruces - Hangerlake Hanger - Have been reports from witnesses upon entering
this off-limit's and somewhat guarded building. They tell of seeing the dead,
hanging from the rafters. Of course strange sound's, banging noise's, people's
voices. Residen ts in the area, in the neighborhood have seen and experienced
demonic activity on many, many accounts.
Las Cruces - Rio Grand River - This lady back in the days when the river ran a
mile wide. She got sick of her kids and drowned them. She shortly died after
word. Only to be sentenced to her own type of hell. She is now in search of her
kids which was promised she would never find. To this day you can see her faint
glow across the river with her high pitched screechy scream that will leave
your ears ringing for weeks.
Las Cruses - toys -r -us - a little boy about five or six years old haunts the
store in the night you could here his laughs and during the day has always
playing with the toys so employees have a hard time keeping the toys off the
La Luz - La Luz Canyon - It has been reported that a mother and two children
were killed when their car was ran off the bridge by a truck coming down from
the canyon. People say if you go up the canyon road to where the road divides
going down to the hanging tree. It is said that if you stop on the bridge
before you turn onto the dirt road you can put baby powder on your car or you
can also see it from the dew on your car. Park your car and wait. You will feel
forces pushing the car off the bridge in either directions or then if you
*dare* get out of your car and look on the bumper you will see handprints and
hear children gigglin g. People say that the giggles are merely signs of the
children saying your welcome.
La Luz - Water Treatment Plant - Though it is unsure what haunts the water
treatment plant. There is no denying that it is in fact haunted. As you walk in
one flashlight will light up the entire room as it reflects off of the water
and the crystals. It provides you with an eerie feeling right from the start.
As you walk around you will notice cold spots and hot spots. Though not
particularly the most desirable place to spend eternity, it would seem that
many apparitions can be seen there.
Los Alamos - Los Alamos High School - The auditorium is the dwelling place of
the two most frequently seen ghosts in the school. During a performance one
night back in the 50's a girl fell from the spiral staircase above the stage.
She died and is said to push people off of the staircase by a huge gust of cold
air. Another ghost is of a girl that had a heart attach in the 5th seat from
the left in the front row. Whenever somebody sits in this seat they can feel
her presence through cold air and a sad, uneasy feeling.
Los Alamos - Peggy Sue Bridge - There is the remains of an old bridge
connecting two sides of a canyon in Los Alamos. It is said that in the 1950s
there was a girl named Peggy Sue that was so depressed that she went to the
bridge and jumped to her death. Her ghost now lingers and pushes people off of
the bridge. It is an old Los Alamos High School tradition to go to the bridge
and brave the crossing of the bridge.
Los Lunas - Luna - Otero Mansion - about 20 miles south of Albuquerque, the
ghost of Josefita Otero has appeared in numerous rooms here.
Madrid - The entire town and surrounding hills - Madrid was a coal mining town
in the 1800's through 1940's until it became an abandoned ghost town. In the
1970's hippies, artist and outlaws began rebuilding it and it is alive today.
The entire town has been site of numerous ghost sightings, most notably in
certain houses, the old miners/town cemetery, the old church (now a house)and
the surrounding arroyos. Apparitions range from sightings of la llarona in the
arroyos, silent cowboys escorting a Spanish woman in fine dress though
mainstreet, and various ghostly forms at the cemetery. The town area was also
the site of the Aztecs trade for turquoise
in New Mexico / Mexico older history.
Mescalero - Mescalero day care center - An old high school burned down at the
location. And is now a daycare center. A ghost that is said to throw objects
move objects and knock on doors. Employees of the daycare center reported
sightings during later after hours when the building was closed.
Mesilla - Double Eagle Restaurant & Peppers Restaurant - ghosts have been
photographed and witnessed here. An aristocratic residence on the plaza was
built in 1849. Here, a petite Spanish maid, Inez, was stabbed to death by the
mother, Senora Maese, of her lover, Armando. The son was stabbed himself and
died just days later. The Carlotta Room, the scene of the tragedy, has a
reputation for cold spots, a woman's laughter, the apparition of a small woman
in black skirt and white blouse, and the strong scent of perfume. Double Eagle
restaurant and Peppers grill are both in the same building.
Montezuma - Montezuma Castle - 60 miles east of Santa Fe, The Evil was filmed
there. Ever since, people have seen some sort of woman in the castle towers at
night. No one wants to go in there at night. It is currently being renovated.
Pendaries - Restaurant & Lodge - Many of the employees have seen an older
man in the downstairs bar. He has also been seen outside one of the rooms in
Philmont - the haunted mesa - paranormal activities and sightings of
apparitions have appeared over the years.
Pojoaqus - Pojoaque High school - A girl hung herself in the girls locker room
at the gym from a shower head. She is now said to wander around the gym and if
you go into the locker room at night you will see her body hanging from the
Raton - The Shuler Theatre - Located in the center of town, the theatre is most
certainly haunted. On stage there are scraping sounds of someone in high heels.
Down in the dressing rooms is the scariest place in the theatre. The dressing
area with=2 0just a curtain as a door has very different temperatures in
certain places. There is a broken mirror which ALMOST always never works.
Creepy all over. All you have to do is see a performance to witness the
haunting of Mr. Shuler. Very cool.
Roswell - Chaves County Courthouse- Young children are heard playing in the
basement area at any time of the day or night. This place used to be the only
execution site in New Mexico for many years.
Roswell - New Mexico Military Institute - The New Mexico Military Institute
does not use the phonetic alphabet 'J' for Juliet for one of its troops for a
very simple reason...it is believed to be cursed. Back in the 1800's when the
school was still an all male military school in the frontier Juliet troop was
on of the troops to go out and defend the school from Indians and other wild
west characters. After one such excursion, no one from the Juliet troop
survived. A tower with a clock was built in their honor and the letter 'J' has
not be used since. On some days when the sun is just right if you look up at
the tower you can see faces in the rock of the boys who lost their lives
looking back at you.
Roswell - Pecan Fields - it seems to happen every Sunday during October, but if
you drive down Country Club towards the pecan fields after midnight there is a
little boy who runs across the street crying. if you listen you can hear the
sounds of a little kid crying. he'll loo k over to you. he has no legs.
Roswell - Pueblo Auditorium - in the upstairs balcony you can see a boy, that
is, until you go up there, then he disappears
Ruidoso - Bonita Lake - Full of abandoned gold mines, this lake used to be a
miners prospect. There is still an entire town underneath the lake. In the
camping areas around the lake you can still find many miners carts, lanterns
much of it untouched. There is a house in one part that many people camping in
the area have reported strange lights coming from as well as sounds. "I
thought there were a bunch of kids goofing off" claimed one camper.
"It sounded like a party with music, lots of people talking and
gunfire." Later this camper discovered the only other people in the area
were three adult campers and a border collie.
Ruidoso Downs - Hale Lake - Eye witnesses report many strange activities in
Hale Lake Just outside of Ruidoso Downs. It is said that this is where a
Settler, Indian dispute first took place. If you go there at night be sure to
take friends. As you drive up the radio the heater and anything electrical will
not work on your car. Be prepared to stay the night. If you drive down in the
middle of the night the brakes on your car will not work. There is not a lake
there, but rather a small pond. Many people have claimed to see faces in their
campfires. Other reports include War Paint on their vehicles. Vehicles dieing
in the middle of the n ight, and starting up in the morning with nothing
apparently wrong with them. Illuminated Gates have been seen, as well as many
reports of a man wearing all leather on horseback that many have thought they
run over only to look back as the dust cleared to see him in their rearview
mirror. The dreams that people have while camped there are probably the most
interesting aspect of the whole place though.
Santa Fe - The College of Santa Fe - One ghost in particular paces in the
shadows late at night. Another prominent ghost on campus is that of a
decapitated nurse during WWII. The campus was an insane asylum during this
time, and a post-war inmate snapped and cut off a nurse's head. She has been
seen walking in the hallways, which now lead to the cafeteria. Ask the
students, they can tell
you, and the whole college is haunted.
Santa Fe - Grant Corner Inn - Rooms 4 and 8 and the hallway on the second floor
are the primary haunting sites in this three- story house built in 1905.
Objects falling on the floor, footsteps, and slamming doors are among the usual
fare. There is also a grayish figure that appears in the hallway.
Santa Fe - The Heritage Home - An old turn-of-the-century site where criminals
were hung from the large cottonwood in front of the building. The tree's limbs
have long since been cut down, however the shadows of the limbs are still
casting on moon-lit nights.
Santa Fe - La Fonda Ho tel - The present dining room in this lovely old hotel
is situated exactly over an old well, in which a man leapt to his death over
100 years ago. He had lost his company's money gambling. Guests in the dining
room sometimes report seeing a man walk to the center of the room and then jump
as if into an invisible hole and simply disappear.
Santa Fe - La Posada Hotel - the ghost of Julie Stabb is seen on the 2nd floor.
Santa Fe - Santa Fe Indian school - The dorms are known to be haunted.. at
night you can see people being hung in the shadows, and hear screaming
Truth or Consequences - The Hospital, located at 800 E. 9th St. - Ask any
hospital employee that has worked at Sierra Vista Hospital for any length of
time, especially if they worked a night shift and they will tell you about a
paranormal experience they have had . This is an old hospital built in the
early 1950`s and as a result tends to have a lot of sightings. Nurses will tell
you that they will hear the sound of a baby crying a day before a baby will be
delivered. There have been numerous times night shift staff will see ghosts out
of the corner of their eye only to disappear when they turn to get a better
look. Beds have raised and lowered by themselves without anyone at the helm
operating the bed. Linen closet doors would open on their own as one would pass
by. When the hospital first opened nuns operated it and would cook brownies f
or the patients. The nuns are long gone and do not work in the hospital any
more, however their have been several sightings of the nuns cooking in the
little kitchen area in the hall on the second floor. Also once in a while the
smell of brownies cooking can be detected, but no one is cooking! A new
hospital is scheduled to be built soon.
Watrous - The Ranch - An old ranch house used for the "Pony Express"
during the 1800's.Residents of the house have awoken to a shot gun blast in the
room with no one else in the house, a lady and man in a wagon with horse riding
over a hill outside the window, when inspected the field over the hill was
empty, also cold spots near fire place even when fire place is being used.