Haunted Places in La Cienega, New Mexico



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    Los Cerrillos

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    8.7 miles from La Cienega, NM

    This town appears on every single ghost website around. Actual information about exactly how it's haunted is a lot harder to come by. Apparently it's haunted just because everyone says it's haunted. If we manage to pop in our next haunted road trip, maybe we'll be able ...


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    Madrid, New Mexico

    Madrid, New Mexico

    10.9 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The entire town is said to be haunted. Cowboys escort a fine lady up mainstreet, the ghost of the famed "Weeping Woman" appears in the canyons, and numerous other apparitions have been spotted here.


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    The Mine Shaft Tavern

    Madrid, New Mexico

    11 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The original Mine Shaft Tavern was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1945. The current one has been operating since 1947 and is rumored to be haunted by a spirit who has developed an attachment to employee there. According to the employee, it greeted her with a stroke on the ...


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    La Casa Mas Antigua

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    13.7 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Rumoured to date back to the thirteenth century, this humble abode is supposedly haunted by a pair of sisters dating back to when the building served as a private residence, as well as a soldier looking for his missing head. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Grant Corner Inn - Andrew Smith Gallery

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    13.8 miles from La Cienega, NM

    People claim that objects fall of shelves, that footsteps are often heard when no one is around, and doors that slam on their own. Most of the haunting appears to be confined to the second floor.


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    La Fonda Hotel

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    13.8 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Reportedly haunted by several different apparitions. One who is dubbed "The Judge" and prone to swooping through the hallways. In addition there is an oft-reported sighting of a man who walks through the dining room and jumps into a hole and disappears. The sight of the "hole" is ...


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    Palace of the Governors

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    13.8 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Wails and screams have been heard coming out of 1600's government building, but upon investigation, nothing is found. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Coronado Building

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    13.9 miles from La Cienega, NM

    This building was originally the old courthouse, but has since been converted to an office facility. The hanging's carried out here were done from the tree in front of the building. Screams, moans and maniacal laughter have been reported by night workers and passer-by's, as well as terrifying apparition's that ...


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    Old St. Vincent's Hospital - Drury Inn

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    14 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Babies crying and the sounds of someone running down the halls are claimed to be the major haunting that occurs at this Drury Inn.


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    La Posada de Santa Fe

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    14 miles from La Cienega, NM

    This hotel is allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the mansion, Julia Staab, who died after sinking into a deep and enduring depression following the death of one of her children. Full body apparitions, items flying off shelves and other ghostly happening are all said to have occurred ...


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    Legal Tender

    Lamy, New Mexico

    15.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Reported to be haunted by a handful of ghosts including Ramon or "the man in black" who is alleged to have been shot at the saloon. Another ghost who frequently appears is "the Lady in White" who spends her afterlife gliding amid the tables, however who she is and ...


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    Bandelier National Monument

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    18 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Bandelier National Monument preserves the land and homes of the Ancestral Pueblo People who lived from 1150 to 1600 CE. It was designated as a national monument by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and was named for Swiss anthropologist Adolph Bandelier. It is rumored to be haunted by ghost lights, ...


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    Santa Ana Star Casino

    Bernalillo, New Mexico

    29.3 miles from La Cienega, NM

    I have worked here on graveyard shift for a little over 3 years and have heard many stories. Last night a co-worker came up to me and was visually shaken. He said he was in an older part of the building were customers can't access and distinctly herd a little ...


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    Espanola Police Station

    Española, New Mexico

    31 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Policemen at the Espanola Police Station watching the Sally Port on the security cameras were surprised to see the ghostly immage of a human figure walking through a locked, gated and secured area without triggering any alarms. The policemen say they have experienced other strange things at the station, such ...


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    Jemez State Monument

    Jemez Springs, New Mexico

    34.6 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Jemez State Monument, the ruins of an ancient pueblo and a 17th-century Spanish mission, is said to be haunted by many apparitions: priests, Native Americans and Spanish settlers. Visitors often hear disembodied footsteps as they walk among the ruins, and ghost lights are said to appear late at night.


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    Rancho de Corrales

    Corrales, New Mexico

    35.5 miles from La Cienega, NM

    A tragic family affair (literally) is the rumored source of the haunting at this former hacienda. The young son of the Embert family shot and killed a young woman who was rumored to be the father's mistress. Discord and strife settled into the family and some years later, ...


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    Haunted Hill - Menaul Boulevard

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    37.5 miles from La Cienega, NM

    People claim to hear screaming, footsteps and the sound of something being dragged across the ground into the mountains.


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    Abandoned Insane Asylum

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    39.7 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Black mists are said to rise from the site and horrible feelings of oppression were claimed to be felt at this abandoned asylum. The asylum was on private property, and the owners got so sick of trespassers that they finally tore it down. Although this site is gone, there ...


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    Park Inn by Radisson

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    41.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Ghostly noises, scratching sounds and screaming can all be heard at the Park Inn. It is rumored that in the 70's a wife discovered her husband was having an affair so she followed him to the hotel, killed him and his mistress and then herself in the bathroom. ...


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    La Llorona - Albuquerque Arroyos

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    41.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    One of the numerous "Weeping Woman" ghosts that haunt the southwest, La Llorona is the hispanic boogey-woman. She appears everywhere and the story is always the same: a woman drowns her child in a river/lake/ocean/pond/drainage ditch/bathtub and then spends all eternity weeping for her lost child and searching ...


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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Desert Sands Motel

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    42.3 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Cold spots, voices being heard (in a motel, no way!), the television turning on and off by itself and other eerie events occur at the Desert Sands.


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    San Pedro Public Library

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    42.4 miles from La Cienega, NM

    A spectral voice speaks to patrons.


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    Children's Psychiatric Center - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    42.7 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Dirty footprints, water faucets turning on and off, doors locking and unlocking themselves and shadow figures have been witnessed by the workers at this hospital.


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    Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    42.8 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Voices, crying and ghostly lights are said to appear in the hallways of the hospital.


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    Johnson Gym - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    43.1 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Reportedly haunted by a girl who committed suicide. Considering every university has the rumor of the girl who hanged herself, it should probably be placed in the "dubious" file.


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    Wool Warehouse Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    43.8 miles from La Cienega, NM

    An unidentified ghost of a man in a black suit haunts the backstage area and a certain table in this historic building. Built in 1929, the building lies in the old railroad district of Albuquerque. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Albuquerque Press Club

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    43.9 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The ghost of a woman in a black shawl is said to haunt the bar area. Regulars call her "Mrs. M" People have heard the sound of high heels on the floor and claim the piano often plays a few notes independently of any living hand.


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    Casa Esencia - Salvador Armijo House

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.1 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The old Salvador Armijo House is now a hotel named "Casa Esencia". Many who have worked there throughout the years have reported experiencing the sensation of being touched, hearing voices and strange noises and other ghostly activities. This building is almost two centuries old, and is haunted by many ghosts ...


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    Old Bernalillo County Courthouse

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.1 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The 1926 Old Bernalillo County Courthouse building is said to be haunted by a ghostly little girl in a school uniform with blonde braids. Witnesses also have described cold spots, lights that come on and off, and an old law book that came hurtling down a hall. Taped boxes have ...


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    Hotel Andaluz

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.1 miles from La Cienega, NM

    It began as Conrad Hilton's fourth hotel in 1939, and in 2008, the Andaluz was completely restored to its original grandeur. The historic place is said to be haunted; the apparition of a woman in 1940s clothing has been seen in the hallways, and another of an older woman in ...


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  • New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez

    Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Housed inside a former private home built between 1750 and 1785, the restaurant and saloon have been around since 1974. Rumor has it that the place once housed a gambling parlor and brothel, a furniture store, and a rental apartment. A ghostly lady in a white dress is said to ...


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    KiMo Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The spirit of Bobby Darnall a young boy who died when a boiler exploded is said to haunt the theater.Although there are also reports of a young woman wearing a bonnet who has been seen wandering the hallways, the employees of the theater believe that Bobby is the most active ...


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    Church Street Cafe

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The 18-room hacienda from 1709, built by the Ruiz family, was known as Case de Ruiz for about 200 years. Last family member Rufina G. Ruiz died in 1991 at the age of 91, after which the building was purchased and renovations from the Church Street Café began. The new ...


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    La Placita Dining Rooms

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.3 miles from La Cienega, NM

    La Placita Dining Rooms is a restaurant serving New Mexico cuisine housed in an 1880 building originally known as Casa Armijo. La Placita Dining Rooms was established in 1935 and is rumored to be haunted by at least four ghosts, especially in the women’s restroom and the upstairs area. The ...


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    Covered Wagon Store

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.3 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Formerly a private residence and brothel, this store is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a murdered prostitute named Scarlet. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bottger Mansion of Old Town

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    44.4 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The 1908 Bottger Mansion is believed to be haunted by four spirits: its original owner, a woman who sighs, a grandmother and “The Lover," who is known to get into bed with sleeping women.


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    Old Honeywell Building

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    47.3 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The Old Honeywell Building is haunted by the ghost of a young woman, who disappears when approached. The building was built on top of an American Indian burial ground. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Montezuma Castle

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    48.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The current Montezuma Castle Hotel is built on top of two separate hotels which previously burnt down. There have been several reports of hauntings here. Opera music is heard when no one is around, and the ghost of the former proprietor walks around the hotel's corridors at night. After the ...


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    Historic Plaza Hotel

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    50.8 miles from La Cienega, NM

    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 ...


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    Luna-Otera Mansion

    Los Lunas, New Mexico

    62.4 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The ghost of Josefita Ortero, former mistress of the mansion is said to haunt it to this day. Full body apparitions and numerous sightings appear to make up the bulk of the ghostly occurrences but some say Josefita also likes to sit and rock in an old rocking chair ...


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  • World Famous Ghosts
    Gregory Branson-Trent
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    Kit Carson Home and Museum

    Taos, New Mexico

    66.3 miles from La Cienega, NM

    At the Kit Carson Home and Museum, folks say frontiersman Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson himself still lingers in spirit.


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    Watrous Valley Ranch

    Watrous, New Mexico

    66.6 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The ranch was built for the 'Pony Express' in the mid 1800's. Two of the owners committed suicide, and ever since, there has been a sad presence in the house. Residents alone in the house have awoken to shot gun blasts and other unexplained noises, and an apparition of a ...


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    Harvey House Museum

    Belen, New Mexico

    72 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Built originally as a restaurant to serve railroad passengers and workers, this museum is now believed to be haunted by spirits from a bygone era. Phenomena reported here includes whispering, singing and disembodied footsteps have been heard when there is no one around, and various apparitions seen throughout the ...


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    Belen Hotel

    Belen, New Mexico

    72.1 miles from La Cienega, NM

    This early 1900's hotel is rumoured to be haunted, but the origin and nature of the haunting are not known. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Shaffer Hotel

    Mountainair, New Mexico

    72.4 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Witnesses, including ghost hunters, have determined that the hotel is haunted. Some have described lights that flash in the Wedding Suite and the unexplained smell of chocolate in the "Handicapped Room." EVPs, photos, and other evidence of spirits were collected here, including the word "Shaffer" spoken in response to the ...


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    Laguna Vista Lodge

    Eagle Nest, New Mexico

    83.9 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The Historic Saloon at Laguna Vista Lodge dates back to 1898, and was frequented by the crew working on the movie Lonesome Dove. On exhibit here are gold nuggets from the old mining days, used in long-ago casino bets. The upstairs portion of the original hotel was once a brothel, ...


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    Urraca Mesa

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    86.4 miles from La Cienega, NM

    Rumored to be a "gateway to Hell", the place is said to have once had several cat totems distributed around. The cat totems were said to guard the gates and as long as they remained in place, the gateway could not open. According to legend, the cat ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    93.9 miles from La Cienega, NM

    There are as many ghost stories as there are rooms at the St. James Hotel. People have reported numerous happenings, from objects being moved, including all the silverware from a table being reportedly moved and piled in the middle after it was set, to haunted apparitions of several different ...


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    Foster's Hotel Restaurant and Saloon

    Chama, New Mexico

    96 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The 1800s Foster's Hotel Restaurant and Saloon is rumored to be very popular with the spirit set. One ghost is believed to be an 1800s woman who was poisoned after being elected a judge, and was found dead here the next morning. Witnesses have heard the sound of a woman ...


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    Dawson Cemetery

    Raton, New Mexico

    107.2 miles from La Cienega, NM

    The ghost town of Dawson was once a large coal mining town. In the early 1900's, a decade apart two separate mining disasters struck the town, and killed more than 400 men. The cemetery is filled with crosses that mark the graves of these men, row after row ...


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