Historic Plaza Hotel

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Byron T. Mills, the hotel’s former owner and town mayor, is the famous friendly ghost here. Although he passed away at the Elks Lodge in 1947, it is believed that his spirit lingers in Room 310 of his hotel. Reports say that behind the desk is kept a photograph of the ghost in his room. Staff members say the ghost has been known to open and close drawers or sit on the beds of female guests. Witnesses also have detected the smell of his cigar smoke.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    230 Plaza Park
    Las Vegas, NM 87701
    United States

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    GPS:
    35.593068, -105.22755010000003
    County:
    San Miguel County, New Mexico
    Nearest Towns:
    Las Vegas, NM (0.2 mi.)
    Tecolote, NM (9.6 mi.)
    Soham, NM (19.4 mi.)
    Watrous, NM (19.4 mi.)
    San Jose, NM (19.4 mi.)
    Ribera, NM (19.6 mi.)
    North San Ysidro, NM (20.2 mi.)
    Sena, NM (22.4 mi.)
    Villanueva, NM (23.8 mi.)
    East Pecos, NM (24.6 mi.)

    Contact Information

    Web:
    http://www.plazahotel-nm.com/

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    1. I had stayed here with a group. The boys were on the third floor and the girls were on the second floor. At about 12 am or so we all went to the third floor to grab a few things and the moment we stepped off the elevator the whole floor was freezing cold. We had got to the room and we had trouble opening the door as if something didn’t want us to enter the room. It was quit frighting that we just grabbed our stuff ran back to the elevator and didnt bother going back to the third floor.

    2. I was in my beer and town for my daughter’s wedding and visited the hotel for a beer in the lounge. I started wandering around the hotel and saw some type of strange green light that was coming from under one of the guest room doors. I could here a faint voice saying “don’t fear the reaper.”

    3. My daughter stayed there last night…and left early on the morning because the strange events would not stop. She felt someone sit on her bed….and sometimes during the night a chair was placed in the middle of the room. She heard sounds like someone snapping their fingers right next to her ear…she said it was continuions. So she left early.she was travelling a lot going distance.and did not get ant rest..she said she thinks if there are additional guests they should at least pay half…lol

    4. I was staying there a few nights with other band members. We had a few gigs that week in Vegas NM and this was the place chosen to stay. One evening before we were about to play at the 4th of July fiestas we were all in one room waiting for one of the female musicians to get ready. All of the sudden the door flew open. stayed open and flew shut. we had no windows open and no one was by the door. Then the next day we were leaving a friend gave me some roses. I placed them on the table in my room and when I came back the roses were on the floor and broke in half.

    5. Me and my family stayed here last week our room was 1201 I am positive that this place is haunted I have smelt the smell of cigarettes and cigars the hallways and elevator of the non-smoking floor also an apparition of a man was watching me and my family sleep in the middle of the night 2 people witnessed that and he was standing in the doorway between the sink and bed area also over the three nights and four days that we were there the the TV and lights in the room would turn off all by themselves as well as our luggage opening and items that were packed were moved out of the luggage I have checked the TV to see if there was a timer set but there wasn’t I had called down to the front desk and security to see if anybody in her in my room while I was gone and nobody had they did a check to see what keys have been used on the doors and nobody entered the room while I was gone but my family and myself went to dinner and to check out Fremont Street and when we returned the TV and the lights are off when we left them on this is just a little bit of what happened while I was there I also heard voices while everybody was sleeping pretty weird for sure haunted

      • Sorry my auto-correct messed up what I was trying to say
        had called down to the front desk and security to see if anybody entered my room while I was gone and nobody had they did a check to see what keys had been used on the doors and nobody entered the room while I was gone

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