The Kimo Theater was opened in fall, 1927. It was not long after that a young boy was killed in a fatal accident – a hot water pipe on the theater boiler burst, hitting him with metal and scalding water. He now haunts the theater, as two other spirits who seem to be much older than the boy.
The La Posada Hotel (which means The Inn Hotel) in Santa Fe has the historic Staab House as its centerpiece. The mansion was built in 1882 by an old Santa Fe Trail merchant. Abraham Staab had earned a great deal of money from his days as a major supply contractor for the Union Army during the Civil War. He and his wife Julia built the mansion together, decorating it with European materials and furnishings.
Though the owners of the abandoned asylum’s property are extremely strict about trespassers, a few have actually gotten in. Those who have entered have reported a large black cloud hovering above them. Some photographs even depict said cloud. The story goes that one patient became so uncontrollably insane that he massacred several doctors, nurses, and patients. It was forced to close down afterwards, as things weren’t quite the same.
The hill known as “Haunted Hill” is found just at the end of Menaul’s foothills. The sound of screaming, bodies being dragged around, and footsteps can be heard there. An apparition of an old man coming after you has been known to chase after those who visit the hill. From a distance, it appears he is walking with a lantern. Legend has it that the man used to live up in a cave at the top of the hill, where he would kill prostitutes during the weekend.
The Desert Sands Motel is plagued with the paranormal. Activity such as cold spots, TVs changing channels and turning on and off by themselves, doors unlocking, water running on its own, and voices in the bathroom.
Carrie Tingly Children’s Hospital is said to have rooms that glow in the unused portion of the medical facility. People have reported being blocked by invisible force fields that make a static hissing noise when they are encountered. The apparitions of men in black robes can be seen in the halls, which are accompanied by the sound of crying, heartbeats, and voices.
Washington Park in Alamogordo, New Mexico has had a history of violence. Years ago, a shootout took place, resulting in three injured and one killed. If you visit the park in the afternoon, it is said that you will hear footsteps in the grass. In the park’s now defunct swimming pool, the sound of moaning and crying can be heard. When you get near it, it will stop. Cold spots also litter the park.
The DWI Office in Alamogordo, New Mexico has had claims made by the employees of the building being haunted. Formerly a sheriff’s office and cell block, it is believed to be haunted by the prisoners who possibly died or were executed in the place.
There have been many sightings of the apparition of a woman in a white outfit in the cemetery late at night. She has also been seen walking along Canyon Road. All of her sightings have been at night. No one is sure why she appears, or knows what she is looking for.
The sounds of moaning and crying can be heard coming from the old hospital at night. Over the years, many people suffered and died here. Now, cold spots, shadows by the windows, and odd noises occur on a regular basis.
The Grant Corner Inn located in Santa Fe, New Mexico was built in 1905. Rooms 4, 8, and the hallway on the second floor are the main areas that have paranormal activity. Known happenings include footsteps, slamming doors, and the apparition of a grayish man.
Flooding was a problem in Bonito, New Mexico for several years. A dam was later added in order to reduce this issue, but the water eventually broke through and flood the town and its cemetery. Eventually, the gold mine was flooded. Prior to the flooding, a series of mysterious killings occurred. It is unknown if the killer broke the dam.