Haunted Places in Animas, New Mexico



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    Vision Quest Lodge

    Elfrida, Arizona

    49.7 miles from Animas, NM

    This was once a dude ranch - now its a place for troubled teens. Staffers claim there is an apparition of a woman in a white gown that haunts certain dormitories. Bloodstains appear and disappear mysteriously on certain bathroom walls. A girl's cries are often heard at ...


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    The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Douglas, Arizona

    60.4 miles from Animas, NM

    The 1901 historic hotel and restaurant is haunted by the ghost of Mabel Magee, a young barmaid who passed away at the establishment. Her spirit has been known to slam doors and play practical jokes on male guests. Others claim to have heard disembodied footsteps and a ghostly female ...


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    Gadsden Hotel

    Douglas, Arizona

    60.6 miles from Animas, NM

    The hotel opened in 1907. Named for the Gadsden Purchase, the stately five-story, 160-room hotel became a home away from home for cattlemen, ranchers, miners, and businessmen. The hotel was leveled by fire and rebuilt in 1929. The Gadsden is recognized as a National Historic Site. The Gadsden's spacious main ...


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    Holy Cross Sanatorium

    Deming, New Mexico

    62.6 miles from Animas, 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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    Palace Hotel

    Silver City, New Mexico

    64.6 miles from Animas, NM

    The 1880's hotel and saloon has been restored to it's former elegance, and is supposedly haunted due to a murder that took place on the second floor. In several room, guests and housekeeping staff have reportedly caught sight of a vanishing bloodstain in the ornate bathrooms, while others have ...


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    Buffalo Bar

    Silver City, New Mexico

    64.6 miles from Animas, NM

    Diners at this old-fashioned bar and grill have reported hearing a female voice when no one is around. Others claim to have encountered an impatient spirit, whose presence is heralded by the relentless tapping of an invisible foot against the floor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    312 S. Lead Street

    Deming, New Mexico

    64.8 miles from Animas, 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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    Cochise Hotel

    Cochise, Arizona

    66.3 miles from Animas, NM

    The 1882 Cochise Hotel is located in a remote semi-ghost town in the heart of the desert, and is rumoured to be haunted. Guests staying in the inn have reportedly heard cries for help and sobs, while the apparition of a woman's head encased in a glowing ball of ...


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    Cochise Stronghold State Park

    Animas, Arizona

    67.4 miles from Animas, NM

    The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Confederate soldiers at the Dragoon Mountains at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Cochise Stronghold Memorial Park lies near Mt. Glen on the eastern slope ...


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    Chino Mines Creek

    Bayard, New Mexico

    68.4 miles from Animas, NM

    The ghost of a woman whose children drowned in the creek is said to walk the banks crying for them.


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  • Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    Bisbee Inn - Hotel La More

    Bisbee, Arizona

    73.8 miles from Animas, NM

    Several rooms here are said to be haunted. In Room 11, a handsome cowboy ghost is said to reside. He is tall and thin and sports a white shirt, vest, dark pants and boots. In Room 12, you'll know if the ghost of Abigail is present by her lavender scent. ...


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    Silver King Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    73.8 miles from Animas, NM

    The historic hotel was formerly a boarding house for men working at the nearby copper mines, and has been the scene of several murders, which is just the tip of the iceberg of this hotel's dark past. It is believed that two apparitions haunt the old building, and the ...


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    OK Street Jailhouse Inn

    Bisbee, Arizona

    73.8 miles from Animas, NM

    This 1904 historic jail house is now an atmospheric bed and breakfast inn, and has some unwelcome tenants from long ago. Visitors to the building have reported an eerie presence, and the sensation of being watched. This feeling is further accentuated by reports of a phantom shadow stalking the ...


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    Copper Queen Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    73.9 miles from Animas, NM

    Holding the distinction of being Arizona's longest continuously operated hotel, the Copper Queen was constructed from 1898 to 1902 by the Phelps Dodge Corporation to serve as lodging for investors and dignitaries visiting its nearby copper mine. The Copper Queen is allegedly haunted and has been featured on at least two ...


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    Oliver House

    Bisbee, Arizona

    74 miles from Animas, NM

    Reports abound about ghostly presences in various rooms. In the "Grandma Room" a rocking chair will star moving all on its own, and grandma herself sometimes appears late at night. Doors and windows open and close on their own in the "Purple Sage Room", and there are definite ...


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    Clawson House Inn

    Bisbee, Arizona

    74.1 miles from Animas, NM

    In the late 1890’s, three miners were brutally murdered at the old inn, and reports of hauntings arose soon after this incident. The three miners' ghosts are violent, and loud noises, shouts and arguing voices are heard late at night when no one is around. The apparition of an old ...


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    Bisbee Grand Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    74.1 miles from Animas, NM

    This historic hotel was formerly railroad accommodation, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast on the main street of this old mining town. Staff and guests alike claim to have seen shadowy apparitions, have felt cold spots and seen doors slam shut and lock of their own accord. ...


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    Inn at Castle Rock

    Bisbee, Arizona

    74.2 miles from Animas, NM

    This historic hillside inn was built in the late 1870's for an explorer, and later became a boarding house. It is now a delightful building, which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman shot dead opposite the hotel. Staff have reportedly seen her roaming the hallways, while ...


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    Bisbee Courthouse

    Bisbee, Arizona

    74.2 miles from Animas, NM

    Employees of the Cochise County Courthouse swear that the top floor is haunted, with evil presences and bad smells prevailing throughout. The judge chambers in Division 2 still carry occasional smells of cigar smoke from the old days. Voices are heard throughout, doors open and close, sometimes violently, ...


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    Tombstone Motel

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.6 miles from Animas, NM

    A man hanged himself in Room #119 of the motel, and people have reported seeing apparitions, hearing voices and seeing objects and furniture moving around by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Bird Cage Theater

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.6 miles from Animas, NM

    A former brother and saloon turned museum with a haunting history, the Bird Cage boasts a plethora of ghostly sightings.


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    Larian Motel

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.7 miles from Animas, NM

    Built in the late 1950s, the motel site was once the site of a gun shop, a general store, and a Chinese restaurant. The ghosts here are often seen in Rooms 1 through 4. Witnesses have heard old-fashioned music coming from vacant rooms and discovered items missing from their rooms. ...


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    Russ House - Nellie Cashman's Restaurant

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.7 miles from Animas, NM

    Nellie Cashman's Restaurant is now a mexican restaurant called "Cafe Margarita". Rumored to be haunted by a playful prankster of a ghost who moves objects and is somewhat noisy. Some claim to have seen a female apparition.


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    Red Buffalo Trading Company

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.7 miles from Animas, NM

    The building was formerly a saloon, and is famous for being the being the landmark at which Morgan Earp was assassinated. Since then, the building has been haunted by at least three entities. The first is that of an aggressive ghost, who attacks people who enter the building and switches ...


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    Crystal Palace Saloon

    Huachuca City, Arizona

    75.7 miles from Animas, NM

    This historic saloon and former gambling den serves up a wide variety of spirits of both kinds, including the apparition of a friendly cowboy at the bar and a well-dressed elderly man in the rear rooms of the establishment. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Big Nose Kate's

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.7 miles from Animas, NM

    Numerous ghosts are alleged to haunt Big Nose Kate's. Most famous of the horde is "Swamper" a former janitor and maintenance man who lived in the basement. He has apparently appeared in numerous photos. There are also numerous other ghosts that are alleged to roam the premises.


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    O.K. Corral

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.8 miles from Animas, NM

    Rumored to be haunted by "The Cowboys" who died at the infamous gunfight at the Corral.


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    Buford House Bed & Breakfast

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.8 miles from Animas, NM

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a man who, in a jealous rage over his woman walking home with another man, decided to shoot her and then himself. Luckily, the woman survived his murder attempt and he was the only one who died. He continues to haunt the ...


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    Boothill Graveyard - Tombstone

    Tombstone, Arizona

    75.8 miles from Animas, NM

    Famous Tombstone graveyard which is the last resting place of those killed in the shootout at the OK Corral.


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    Tombstone Bordello Bed and Breakfast

    Tombstone, Arizona

    76 miles from Animas, NM

    This 1881 establishment was formerly one of the main bordellos owned by Big Nose Kate, and has been restored to it's old-fashioned glory. The inn is supposed to be a hotspot for ghostly activity, featuring a variety of haunted rooms with varying activity. The most common ghost, however, is ...


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  • New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    St. David

    St. David, Arizona

    82.8 miles from Animas, NM

    Apparently the whole of downtown is haunted by screams, cries, etc. Possibly a town with more than its share of domestic disturbances but ghosts? Jury's firmly out.


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    Horseshoe Cafe

    Benson, Arizona

    87.3 miles from Animas, NM

    This stucco brick adobe was converted to a delightful café during the early 1900's, and has since served the town as a key focal point for diners and visitors alike. Travellers also come from far and wide to see another part of the café's hospitality; their abundant ghost stories. ...


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    Daisy Mae's Stronghold

    Sierra Vista, Arizona

    92.2 miles from Animas, NM

    Rumored to be haunted by a man named "Charlie" who died in a knife fight back when the building was a brothel.


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    Silver Creek Inn and Cafe

    Animas, New Mexico

    99.7 miles from Animas, NM

    Housed in an old-fashioned abode built in 1885 by Frank Lauderbaugh, the current inn and café are located in a section of the building that once served as the town general store. The place sat abandoned until the 1980's, when the current owner Stan King painstakingly restored the building ...


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    Mogollon Theater

    Animas, New Mexico

    100.1 miles from Animas, NM

    New Mexico's oldest operating movie house is located here, and dates back to 1915. The place is supposedly haunted, with footsteps being heard and notes being played on the antique piano when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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