Haunted Places in Carrizozo, New Mexico



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    Bonito Lake

    Nogal, New Mexico

    15.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Hale Lake

    Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

    28.8 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    La Luz Canyon

    La Luz, New Mexico

    45.7 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    45.9 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    The Lodge Resort & Spa

    Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    48.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Otero County Court House

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    51.4 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    52.1 miles from Carrizozo, NM

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


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    Shaffer Hotel

    Mountainair, New Mexico

    64.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Fort Craig National Historic Site

    San Antonio, New Mexico

    65.3 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Pecan Fields of Roswell

    Roswell, New Mexico

    75.9 miles from Carrizozo, NM

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


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  • Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    Southeast New Mexico Historical Society

    Roswell, New Mexico

    79.5 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    79.6 miles from Carrizozo, NM

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


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    New Mexico Military Institute

    Roswell, New Mexico

    79.7 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Chaves County Courthouse

    Roswell, New Mexico

    79.9 miles from Carrizozo, NM

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


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    Sierra Vista Hospital

    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

    86.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Harvey House Museum

    Belen, New Mexico

    86.8 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    86.9 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Luna-Otera Mansion

    Los Lunas, New Mexico

    94.3 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Hanger on Hangerlake Road

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    96.8 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    106 miles from Carrizozo, 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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  • New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Dona Ana County Courthouse

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    106.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    106.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    San Pedro Public Library

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    106.4 miles from Carrizozo, NM

    A spectral voice speaks to patrons.


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    Haunted Hill - Menaul Boulevard

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    106.9 miles from Carrizozo, NM

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


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    Desert Sands Motel

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    107.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Rio Grande - Las Cruces New Mexico

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    107.7 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Johnson Gym - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Double Eagle Restaurant

    Las Cruces, New Mexico

    108.4 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    108.5 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Albuquerque Press Club

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.6 miles from Carrizozo, 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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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Children's Psychiatric Center - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    108.9 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Hotel Andaluz

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109 miles from Carrizozo, NM

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


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    KiMo Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Wool Warehouse Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Old Bernalillo County Courthouse

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Park Inn by Radisson

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    109.4 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    110 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Bottger Mansion of Old Town

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    110.1 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    La Placita Dining Rooms

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    110.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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

    110.2 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Church Street Cafe

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    110.3 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    High Noon Restaurant and Saloon

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    110.3 miles from Carrizozo, 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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    Casa Esencia - Salvador Armijo House

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    110.5 miles from Carrizozo, 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 Honeywell Building

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    110.6 miles from Carrizozo, 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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