Bonito Lake

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Eerie sounds and lights have been reported around Bonito lake. Rife with abandoned mines and an entire ghost town beneath the lake, it is a spooky and spectacular camping spot.

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Bonito Lake
Lincoln National Forest
New Mexico 88341
United States

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33.4554261, -105.7354838
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Nearest Towns:
Nogal, NM (7.3 mi.)
Ruidoso, NM (9.3 mi.)
Capitan, NM (11.3 mi.)
Ruidoso Downs, NM (11.6 mi.)
Carrizozo, NM (15.2 mi.)
Mescalero, NM (20.7 mi.)
Bent, NM (21.7 mi.)
Tularosa, NM (31.0 mi.)
Cloudcroft, NM (34.4 mi.)
La Luz, NM (35.1 mi.)


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  1. My old house in Dallas, Tx is something you guys might be interested in. I was sleeping one night and I heard a bumping noise in my closet. I opened it and nothing was there so I decided to go back to bed. I turned around and saw my deceased grandmother in a clear apparition. She was holding a book but I didn’t catch the title. She disappeared without saying a word. This happened twice, but only to me. There have also been times where I feel a hand on my shoulder and nobody’s behind me, or a soft whisper in my ear when nobody is next to me. But it’s strange because it stopped as soon as we moved. But if her spirit is trapped in the house, it doesn’t make sense, because she’s never been to that house. She’s only ever lived in New Jersey.

  2. I visited a house in Richardson Texas where supposedly a man had lived in the thirties and we decided to check it out ( me and my friends Connor and Collin) we saw some documents left on the table of the abandoned house of 1701 Nantucket dr and the signature was Roy C Kerr and a bunch of strange things happened. We bolted. The next day I was with my friend, Daniel who did some research on the house. He found that the house was owned by the Kerr family and someone is still paying the bills, but the house was in ruins and clearly abandoned on the inside.

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