Haunted Places in White Sands, New Mexico



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    Hanger on Hangerlake Road

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    11.1 miles from White Sands, 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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    Amador Hotel

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    18.2 miles from White Sands, 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

    18.3 miles from White Sands, 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

    18.6 miles from White Sands, 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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    Double Eagle Restaurant

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    19.8 miles from White Sands, 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

    19.9 miles from White Sands, 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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    Rio Grande - Las Cruces New Mexico

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    20.9 miles from White Sands, 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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    Transmountain Road

    El Paso, Texas

    34.1 miles from White Sands, NM

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


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    Gravity Hill - Thunderbird Drive

    El Paso, Texas

    37.2 miles from White Sands, 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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    Fort Bliss

    Fort Bliss, Texas

    39.7 miles from White Sands, NM

    Fort Bliss is rumored to be a ghost-hunter's delight with apparitions that appear in photographs, footsteps, unexplained noises, lights that go on and off, toilets that flush by themselves, and voices that come from nowhere. Ghostly soldiers have been seen by many, notably in or around Building 4, once used ...


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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Hideaway Mobile Food

    Fort Bliss, Texas

    39.8 miles from White Sands, NM

    Things began to happen after our boss passed away in early 2010. The ice scoop that sits on the ice machine would fall off the machine at different times. We have a paper towel machine that you have to wave your hand to get paper towels. ...


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    Loretto Academy

    El Paso, Texas

    41.1 miles from White Sands, NM

    Rumor has it that the bell tower is haunted by the ghost of a nun who lost her life in the bell tower. While there are many variations of the story - accidental death, suicide over pregnancy, murdered through being locked away and starved - the particulars of the ...


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    La Hacienda Airport Travelodge

    El Paso, Texas

    41.2 miles from White Sands, NM

    The Texas Hauntings society lists this as a haunted hotel, primarily due to the bar inside called the "Las Trancas Lounge." It is said there is a female spirit who is often heard laughing.


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    Old Southwestern General Hospital

    El Paso, Texas

    41.3 miles from White Sands, NM

    At Old Southwestern General Hospital, there is said to be a ghost nurse who changes bedsheets and walks the halls in the hospital's empty fourth floor. Eerie activity has been reported here since 1936, when a psychic claimed to have sensed the spirits of a woman and of a man ...


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    Concordia Cemetery

    El Paso, Texas

    41.4 miles from White Sands, NM

    At Concordia Cemetery, more than 60,000 folks have been laid to rest, and many lie in UN-rest, according to reports. It's said that the cemetery is so active with apparitions and other strange occurrences that the L&J Café across the street even gets some "business" from the cemetery's ghosts.


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    Monteleone's Ristorante

    El Paso, Texas

    41.6 miles from White Sands, NM

    Featured on SyFy Channel’s Paranormal Witness, Monteleone's Ristorante is reported to have lost customers because of the strange things that happened there. Just to name a few: Pans of lasagna flew off tables, an apparition of a charred arm appeared coming through a door, and unexplained pounding was heard at ...


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    Albert Fall Mansion

    El Paso, Texas

    41.8 miles from White Sands, NM

    The 1907 mansion is haunted by a phantom figure seen pacing the upstairs balcony. The spectre has also been standing at the windows, staring down into the street. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Evergreen Cemetery

    El Paso, Texas

    42.1 miles from White Sands, NM

    The ghost boy at Evergreen Cemetery is said to stand on the sidewalk and ask passersby for a ride in the wee hours of the morning. Also, a mist and a strong smell are said to materialize near the train tracks behind the graveyard.


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    Seamon Hall

    El Paso, Texas

    42.1 miles from White Sands, NM

    One ghost story at Seamon Hall on the University of Texas at El Paso campus tells of a ghostly janitor who passed away after stashing his money somewhere in the building. Another tells of a female student who was murdered by her boyfriend at a tea party held by the ...


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    University of Texas El Paso

    El Paso, Texas

    42.2 miles from White Sands, NM

    University of Texas El Paso, aka UTEP, has more than its share of haunted buildings. Folks say that at Old Main, Cotton Memorial, the Geology Building, Hudspeth Hall and Worrell Hall, there are sounds of footsteps, trash cans that open by themselves and flickering lights. And on the library's fifth ...


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  • New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Fire Station #9

    El Paso, Texas

    42.5 miles from White Sands, NM

    Fire Station No. 9, say the firefighters who work here, has a ghost: Woodard Bloxom, a former captain who died battling a warehouse fire across the street in 1934. The ghost is said to be friendly, and may forewarn the firefighters about impending calls. The men have witnessed cold spots, ...


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    Magoffin Homestead

    El Paso, Texas

    42.7 miles from White Sands, NM

    The historic Magoffin Home was originally built by El Paso mayor Joseph Magoffin in 1875. His family lived there until 1976, when the City of El Paso and the State of Texas bought it--and apparently also bought the ghosts that came with it. One ghost is believed to be Charles ...


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    Chase Tower

    El Paso, Texas

    42.8 miles from White Sands, NM

    Chase Tower, formerly the El Paso National Bank Tower and the Texas Commerce Bank Tower, is the site of many law and bank offices. Red lights and a ghostly woman in a red dress have been seen on the upper floor.


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    Toltec Building

    El Paso, Texas

    42.9 miles from White Sands, NM

    The landmark Toltec Building, completed in 1910, is rumored to be haunted. Over the years, witnesses have described such things as stage lights exploding or changing color, props falling, and apparitions, including one of Pancho Villa.


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    Insights El Paso Science Museum

    El Paso, Texas

    42.9 miles from White Sands, NM

    Insights El Paso Science Museum is no more; according to reports, it was demolished in 2013. It was said to be haunted by the Native American spirits, including a chief, and a ghostly woman dressed in white.


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    El Paso Museum of Art

    El Paso, Texas

    43 miles from White Sands, NM

    El Paso Museum of Art is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an older woman, whose apparition has been seen looking at folks from an upper window. Witnesses also claim that the lights go on and off and doors open and close by themselves. Moaning sounds have been ...


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    Plaza Theatre

    El Paso, Texas

    43 miles from White Sands, NM

    The 1930 Plaza Theatre, originally a movie house, has several ghosts, according to witnesses. Lights turn on and off, and an eerie red-orange light has been seen traveling through the mezzanine. Some of the apparitions here include a shadowy man in black and an elderly man smoking a cigarette. Also ...


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    Camino Real

    El Paso, Texas

    43.1 miles from White Sands, NM

    Rumor has it that the Camino Real is a haunted hotel. A ghostly woman is said to wander the halls wearing a white gown and a melancholy expression.


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    Union Depot

    El Paso, Texas

    43.1 miles from White Sands, NM

    With more than 100 years of service, it's small wonder that this historic train station would have some occurances. Since opening as the Texas Tech School of Architecture, El Paso in 2012, fellow students have reported several strange occurances on the upper floor, including moving chairs, doors creaking, ...


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    Fire Station #11

    El Paso, Texas

    43.2 miles from White Sands, NM

    Fire Station No. 11 is said to have a haunted bed that the firefighters refuse to sleep in. Men who have used that bed in the past say the bed shakes, the blankets are tugged at, and their sleep is ruined by unexplained coughing fits.


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  • Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    Sacred Heart Church

    El Paso, Texas

    43.4 miles from White Sands, NM

    At the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, a ghostly woman in a turn-of-the-century bridal gown is said to weep in the side chapel. According to local lore, the young Mexican woman was left at the altar and shortly thereafter passed away. Her ghost is said to return to the church, hoping ...


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    El Paso Community College

    El Paso, Texas

    44 miles from White Sands, NM

    At the photo lab at El Paso Community College, strange things may be afoot. Students have seen the revolving door open by itself and felt the touch of an unseen hand while inside. Also, some say there is an overwhelming feeling of a presence watching you, and sometimes a feeling ...


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    Cristo Rey Catholic Church

    El Paso, Texas

    45 miles from White Sands, NM

    Cristo Rey Catholic Church is only open to the public during Holy Week, as it is part of a cloistered convent. Its ghost in residence is said to be a kindly nun in traditional habit, seen praying at the altar communion rail. If people approach her, she gradually fades away.


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    Otero County Court House

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    47 miles from White Sands, 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

    47 miles from White Sands, NM

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


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    Kennedy Brothers Memorial Apartments

    El Paso, Texas

    48.8 miles from White Sands, NM

    Kennedy Brothers Memorial Apartments are rumored to be built on top of an old cemetery. Now, folks say they are haunted. Witnesses have reported disembodied footsteps, the sound of crying, and a ghost girl. The sound of someone playing basketball has been heard in the gym when no one was ...


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    Six Poles

    Socorro, Texas

    50.2 miles from White Sands, NM

    Rumors abound as to the purpose and the past of Six Poles. The most oft cited urban legend is that it was a slaughterhouse and that a woman accidentally killed herself there and now her ghosts haunts the spot.


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    Magic Landing Amusement Park

    El Paso, Texas

    50.8 miles from White Sands, NM

    Magic Landing Amusement Park stood abandoned since 1989, and was demolished in 2012. The area was believed to be haunted by the ghost of an 18-year-old employee, Frank Guzman Jr., who was killed in 1985 while trying to recover a park guest's cap from a roller coaster track. As he ...


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    La Luz Water Treatment Plant

    La Luz, New Mexico

    52.2 miles from White Sands, 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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    La Luz Canyon

    La Luz, New Mexico

    52.5 miles from White Sands, NM

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


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    The Lodge Resort & Spa

    Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    58.2 miles from White Sands, 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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    Alameda Avenue

    Clint, Texas

    59.3 miles from White Sands, NM

    At the intersection of Alameda Avenue and Leisure Lane, local legend warns, is the favorite haunting spot of a terrifying ghost. So his story goes, he was a pastor possessed by evil who brutally murdered his wife and two children by decapitating them, then killed himself. His family's heads were ...


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    Cattleman's Steakhouse

    El Paso, Texas

    61.4 miles from White Sands, NM

    At Cattleman's Steakhouse there is rumored to be an apparition of a man that only can be seen from the corner of one's eye. The ghost is most often seen around the bar, in the Buffalo Room and in the Greenhouse Room.


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    Fabens Old Port of Entry

    Tornillo, Texas

    68.5 miles from White Sands, NM

    The Fabens Port of Entry border station at the Fabens-Caseta International Bridge between Texas and Mexico was built in 1938 and operated until the mid-1990s. It is scheduled to be replaced; the new Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry station was begun in January of 2014. In the interim, operations are being ...


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    Sierra Vista Hospital

    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

    68.7 miles from White Sands, NM

    This is an old hospital and therefore hauntings are layered on hauntings here. Nurses claim to hear babies crying when there are no babies on the floor, doors open and close on their own, electronics go off independent of any living operator and the ghosts of nuns who used to ...


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    312 S. Lead Street

    Deming, New Mexico

    75.5 miles from White Sands, NM

    My grandparents owned a white adobe home with a terrace at the front of the home with stairs that went down into the backyard. In the interior, there was a fake fireplace in the living room. The home had been for sale or rent when they moved to Deming ...


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    Holy Cross Sanatorium

    Deming, New Mexico

    78 miles from White Sands, NM

    A former TB hospital, many patients died here. People report eerie feelings at the site. Although most of the rumors are pure urban legend -satanic cults, bottomless pits, etc.- are not based in any fact that we have found.


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    Hale Lake

    Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

    84.5 miles from White Sands, 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

    85.9 miles from White Sands, 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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    Fort Craig National Historic Site

    San Antonio, New Mexico

    92 miles from White Sands, 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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