Haunted Places in Ruidoso, New Mexico



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    Hale Lake

    Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

    7 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This is reported to be one of those places where simply driving there at night will cause all sorts of mechanical havoc with your car. While these reports probably came about through young men trying to con gullible girls - "no honey, I swear my car just died, it ...


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    Bonito Lake

    Nogal, New Mexico

    9.3 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    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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    The Lodge Resort & Spa

    Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    26.5 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The ghost of a red-haired woman is said to haunt the dining room as well as the ghost of a former maid who was allegedly murdered there.


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    La Luz Canyon

    La Luz, New Mexico

    28.3 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    Reportedly haunted by the ghosts of children who died when the car they were riding in crashed.


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    La Luz Water Treatment Plant

    La Luz, New Mexico

    28.5 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    An unknown entity haunts the treatment plant. Eerie feelings and hot and cold spots make up the majority of the claims.


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    Otero County Court House

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    34.1 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The office location previously served as a sheriff's office and a cellblock before being converted to offices. There are reported hauntings in the corridor's of the building, where the ghost of a young man dressed in an early 20th century suit has been seen. Doors slam and footsteps are heard ...


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    Monte Vista Cemetery

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    34.3 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    A woman in white is rumored to haunt the cemetery grounds.


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    Pecan Fields of Roswell

    Roswell, New Mexico

    63 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    Reports of a young, crying boy who runs across the street at night.


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    Southeast New Mexico Historical Society

    Roswell, New Mexico

    66.1 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The historical museum features war paraphernalia and other such exhibits from the past, and is rumoured to be haunted. The apparition of a young soldier who was taken as a prisoner of war has been seen waving and smiling to guests in a room on the second floor. A ...


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    Pueblo Auditorium

    Roswell, New Mexico

    66.2 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    There are rumors of a boy who haunts the upper balcony.


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    Chaves County Courthouse

    Roswell, New Mexico

    66.6 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The sounds of young children playing are often heard in the basement.


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    New Mexico Military Institute

    Roswell, New Mexico

    66.6 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    If you go to most ghost websites out there, you will find some variation of this hogwash: The NMMI does not use the word "juliet" for the letter "J" in their phonetic alphabet because they believe it is badluck. The NATO phonetic alphabet is fairly standard for any military ...


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    Fort Craig National Historic Site

    San Antonio, New Mexico

    80 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    Caretakers at Fort Craig National Historic Site have witnessed an apparition in Civil War clothing and heard voices that have come from the ruins.


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    Hanger on Hangerlake Road

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    86 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    Teenagers attempt to scare the gullible with rumors of "demonic activity" and "satanic rituals" that took place at the hanger. However, there is no evidence of this, and no one over the age of 13 actually believes it. People also claim that someone was murdered in the hanger and their ...


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    Shaffer Hotel

    Mountainair, New Mexico

    88.3 miles from Ruidoso, 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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    Amador Hotel

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    95.6 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The Amador Hotel, built in 1866, is popular among the area's ghost tours. Witnesses describe apparitions, shadows, malfunctioning flashlights, and scratches that appeared on a man's arm as he was touring the upstairs. That's where Annie is said to reside, a playful spirit who has asked ghost investigators to bring ...


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    Dona Ana County Courthouse

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    95.7 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This historic courthouse was built in 1937, and is no longer used for judicial affairs. Paranormal investigators here claim to have encountered a violent entity and a shadowy apparition, and have reported hearing voices and feeling cold spots. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Las Cruces Railroad Museum

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    95.8 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This old train depot now serves as a railroad museum, and is rumoured to be haunted by at least three spirits, including two ghostly men and a woman in an old-fashioned dress. Voices have also been heard when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Rio Grande - Las Cruces New Mexico

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    97.7 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The cries of a woman who allegedly drowned her kids in the river can be heard along the river banks. She is supposed to be cursed to wander the banks for eternity searching for her children.


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    Double Eagle Restaurant

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    97.9 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The Double Eagle boasts a rich history and of course, no historic building is complete without a major tragedy and subsequent haunting. The Carlotta Room is reportedly haunted by ghosts with a tragic story of forbidden love and dastardly murder attached to them. When the young master ...


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    El Patio

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    98 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The ghost of the woman who owned the restaurant previously is said to haunt it. She moves items and sometimes crashing sounds, as if all the pots were falling can be heard in the kitchen.


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    Carlsbad Police Department

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    104.6 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This former hospital is rumoured to be haunted by a nurse who committed suicide, a choking infant and a nun dressed in grey. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fox Street Book Store

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    104.7 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This historic house was formerly a private residence, and is now occupied by a local book store. Visitors have reported disembodied footsteps, doors opening and closing of their own accord and the apparition of man in old-fashioned clothing standing on the main staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Carlsbad Public Library

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    104.7 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    Staff and patrons at this branch library complain of an entity that throws books and sets off alarms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cavern Theatre

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    104.8 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This historic theatre is no longer in operation, but visitors claim it is haunted. Reports indicate that strange noises have been heard in the main room, and that a shadowy apparition has been seen standing in the projectionist booth. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Stock Exchange

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    104.9 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This steak house is supposed to be haunted. Staff and diners have reported smoke that materialises from nowhere in the second floor dining room, while a construction worker complained of a pair of ghostly hands that would rest upon his shoulders while he worked in the basement. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Trinity Hotel and Restaurant

    Carlsbad, New Mexico

    104.9 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    This 1892 hotel is allegedly haunted by a ghostly presence and a female spirit known as Ruby. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Transmountain Road

    El Paso, Texas

    110.3 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    The ghost of an old monk and his donkey are said to walk along this road.


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    Harvey House Museum

    Belen, New Mexico

    111.2 miles from Ruidoso, 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

    111.2 miles from Ruidoso, 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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    Gravity Hill - Thunderbird Drive

    El Paso, Texas

    114 miles from Ruidoso, NM

    Gravity hills are interesting natural phenomena that are nature's practical jokes on the gullible. Gravity hills are what happen when a common optical illusion that causes a slight downward slope to appear to be an uphill slope tricks people into thinking that their car is magically going uphill,when in fact, ...


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    Luna-Otera Mansion

    Los Lunas, New Mexico

    118.7 miles from Ruidoso, 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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