Haunted Places in Des Moines, New Mexico



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    Casa Lemus Parking Lot

    Raton, New Mexico

    34.4 miles from Des Moines, NM

    Sept 4, 2016 about 2AM. Car alarm went off in parking lot. Looked through hotel room window, nobody in lot. Then saw full body apparition walking from area where car alarm was going off. Head and shoulders in clear plain view as a dark shadow, remainder of body was translucent. ...


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    Shuler Theater

    Raton, New Mexico

    34.9 miles from Des Moines, NM

    Cold spots and noises without confirmed explanations appear to make up the bulk of the haunted happenings here.


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    Tarabino Inn

    Trinidad, Colorado

    46.3 miles from Des Moines, NM

    This inn was originally built in 1907 by the Italian Tarabino brothers. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly lady wearing a gown; she is seen most often at the bottom of the stairs. Phantom cigar smoke and the sound of footsteps also have been reported.


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    Dawson Cemetery

    Raton, New Mexico

    52.2 miles from Des Moines, 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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    St. James Hotel

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    62.8 miles from Des Moines, 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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    Urraca Mesa

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    68.9 miles from Des Moines, 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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    Laguna Vista Lodge

    Eagle Nest, New Mexico

    80.5 miles from Des Moines, 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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    Francisco Fort Museum

    La Veta, Colorado

    82.8 miles from Des Moines, NM

    The Francisco Fort Museum is an 1862 adobe plaza complete with a saloon, a school, a blacksmith shop and many relics from Native Americans, settlers, farmers, ranchers and miners. Some say it has a ghostly floating lady in white in its west wing, a haunted piano that plays music by ...


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    Uptown Music and Video Store

    La Junta, Colorado

    86.1 miles from Des Moines, NM

    Housed inside a converted church, this upbeat music and video rental store is allegedly haunted by three ghosts, including an enraged parishioner, a cleaning lady and a former proprietor. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Watrous Valley Ranch

    Watrous, New Mexico

    92.1 miles from Des Moines, 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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    Montezuma Castle

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    111.1 miles from Des Moines, 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

    112 miles from Des Moines, 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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    Pueblo Firefighters Museum

    Pueblo, Colorado

    112 miles from Des Moines, NM

    This museum and society was formed to preserve the firefighting heritage of the town, and appears to have preserved some ghostly inhabitants of an otherworldly kind. Many old-fashioned vehicles have been known to drive off by themselves, and staff and visitors claim to have heard the sound of disused ...


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