(March 2, 2016)—When it comes to ghosts stories and hauntings, everyone gets either spooked out, or has an adrenaline rush. Some even like to visit places like these late at night, just to see if they can see what the many people have seen during their sightings at these so-called haunted places in New Mexico.
If you’re interested in what scared people, or if you’re New Mexico’s next best ghost hunter, then the following places might just be up your alley.
1.) Alamogordo – Monte Vista Cemetery and Canyon Road
Many people claim that they have seen a woman dressed in white floating from one end of the cemetery to the other.
2.) Alamogordo – DWI Offices
Many years ago, these walls were built to hold prisoners. Today, they are the DWI offices in Alamogordo. Workers have been said to have heard voices as well as seeing a translucent man wearing white that is said to be roaming the halls.
3.) Alamogordo – Washington Park
Sometime ago, a person was left for dead in a shootout at Washington Park, in Alamogordo. Ever since, there is said to be the sounds of crying and moaning, late at night.
4.) Albuquerque – Albuquerque Press Club
The ghost of “Mrs. M” appears at the bar.
201 Highland Park Circle SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
The Whittlesey House was designed by architect Charles Whittlesey and built as his family residence in 1903 on the western edge of the Highland east of Albuquerque. It is a three-story frame structure designed after a Norwegian villa. Low-pitch roofs with exposed log fronting, rough log-cut facades and a wide porch, which surrounds its eastern rooms, characterize the house.
For the Whittlesey family this rustic and rough-texture structure was, no doubt, a change in lifestyle from their previous Chicago residence. It stood, at that time, virtually alone on the Highland — the town not having grown in that direction. There was no vegetation or trees in the area. The view east to the Sandias and west to the town, river, and volcanoes was unobstructed.
Of the Whittlesey family, only the two daughters, Enid and Beatrice are alive today. The following are excerpts from correspondence with Enid Whittlesey. They provide some insight into the family lifestyle.
5.) Albuquerque – The Arroyo – “La Llorona”
If you’re from Albuquerque, then you’ve probably heard about “La Llorona”. Basically, the ditch witch. Although it’s probably a rare occurrence that you hear her screaming and crying and looking for her dead child that is said to have died in the drainage ditch by drowning, there are so many drainage ditches, take your pick, I don’t recommend you navigate them.