Top 10 Haunted Places in New Mexico (Updated 2018)

We have heard the stories, but have you experienced the creepiness for yourself? How many of these places have you been to?

HauntedRooms.com has named the top 10 Haunted Places in New Mexico (Updated 2018)

https://www.hauntedrooms.com/10-haunted-places-new-mexic

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1. DAWSON CEMETERY, CIMARRON

( from Haunted Rooms.com)

In 1913, a massive explosion killed 263 men going down in history as one of the worst coal mining tragedies in American history.

As if that was not bad enough, in 1923 disaster struck once more at the mine and claimed the lives of all 121 remaining miners!

With such massive tragedy, it is no surprise that there are ghost stories here!

Common reports include spectral lights believed to be the miners’ helmet lights and various apparitions wandering among the graves.


2. LAPOSADA HOTEL, SANTA FE

( from Haunted Rooms.com)

La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe is said to be haunted by the ghost of Julia Staab, the former mistress of the house which is now part of the hotel.

It is said that Julia fell into a deep depression following multiple miscarriages and the death of her only child. This led her to become a shut-in and she not only lived the remainder of her life inside the house, but she also died there.

It is thought that this has tethered her to the property even in death and many staff and guests have reported seeing her spirit in the hotel, usually crying in a corner, or simply looking forlorn

3. KIMO THEATER, ALBUQUERQUE

( from Haunted Rooms.com)

Not only is Albuquerque’s Kimo Theater a stunning building to look at, but it is also considered to be one of the most haunted places in the state.

The resident ghost is believed to be a young boy named Bobby who died in the building back in 1951.

During a movie screening, the water heater in the lobby exploded killing the youngster instantly.

He is now said to roam the theater causing all sorts of mischief! In fact, performers have taken to leaving him small gifts and toys to try and occupy him so that his tricks do not interfere with the performances!

However, if he is not impressed by the offerings he likes to mess with the electronics and distract the actors making them fluff their lines!

4. ATOKA SCHOOL, ARTESIA

( from Haunted Rooms.com)

One of the creepiest things about Atoka School is that it more or less just closed overnight and to this day nobody actually seems to know why!

Did something terrible happen there? Is that why it is so haunted? Nobody knows!

Many reports having heard groans, snarls and what can only be described as demonic voices.

5. LUNA MANSION, LOS LUNAS

( from Haunted Rooms.com)

Luna Mansion is said to be haunted by Josefita Otero who died in 1951 at the age of 77. She was responsible for overseeing renovations to the mansion which could be why she is still hanging around!

The location is fairly pleased that she has remained and gone out of their way to embrace their paranormal reputation.

They have even gone so far as to rename the room in which Josefita appears ‘The Spirit Lounge’! Josefita is frequently seen walking the staircase or sitting in her rocking chair in the Spirit Lounge!


6. OLD BERNALILLO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ALBUQUERQUE

7. SHAFFER HOTEL, MOUNTAINAIR

8. URRACA MESA, ANGEL FIRE

9. ALBUQUERQUE PRESS CLUB, ALBUQUERQUE

10. SANTA FE STATE PENITENTIARY, SANTA FE

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