Haunted Places in Escondida, New Mexico



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    Fort Craig National Historic Site

    San Antonio, New Mexico

    32.9 miles from Escondida, 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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    Belen Hotel

    Belen, New Mexico

    39.2 miles from Escondida, 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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    Harvey House Museum

    Belen, New Mexico

    39.3 miles from Escondida, 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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    Shaffer Hotel

    Mountainair, New Mexico

    47.2 miles from Escondida, 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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    Luna-Otera Mansion

    Los Lunas, New Mexico

    49.6 miles from Escondida, 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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    Old Honeywell Building

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    68.3 miles from Escondida, 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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    San Pedro Public Library

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.3 miles from Escondida, NM

    A spectral voice speaks to patrons.


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    Albuquerque Press Club

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.3 miles from Escondida, 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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    KiMo Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.4 miles from Escondida, 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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    Hotel Andaluz

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.4 miles from Escondida, 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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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Sierra Vista Hospital

    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

    69.4 miles from Escondida, 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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    Old Bernalillo County Courthouse

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.5 miles from Escondida, 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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    Johnson Gym - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.6 miles from Escondida, 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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    Wool Warehouse Theatre

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.7 miles from Escondida, 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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    Desert Sands Motel

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.7 miles from Escondida, 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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    Bottger Mansion of Old Town

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.8 miles from Escondida, 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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    Covered Wagon Store

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.9 miles from Escondida, 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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    La Placita Dining Rooms

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    69.9 miles from Escondida, 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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    Church Street Cafe

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    70 miles from Escondida, 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

    70.1 miles from Escondida, 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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  • New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    70.2 miles from Escondida, NM

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


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    Casa Esencia - Salvador Armijo House

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    70.2 miles from Escondida, 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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    Children's Psychiatric Center - University of New Mexico

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    70.2 miles from Escondida, 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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    Park Inn by Radisson

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    71.5 miles from Escondida, 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

    71.8 miles from Escondida, 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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    Haunted Hill - Menaul Boulevard

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    73.1 miles from Escondida, NM

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


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    Abandoned Insane Asylum

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    74.2 miles from Escondida, NM

    Black mists are said to rise from the site and horrible feelings of oppression were claimed to be felt at this abandoned asylum. The asylum was on private property, and the owners got so sick of trespassers that they finally tore it down. Although this site is gone, there ...


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    Rancho de Corrales

    Corrales, New Mexico

    79.7 miles from Escondida, NM

    A tragic family affair (literally) is the rumored source of the haunting at this former hacienda. The young son of the Embert family shot and killed a young woman who was rumored to be the father's mistress. Discord and strife settled into the family and some years later, ...


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    Bonito Lake

    Nogal, New Mexico

    80.2 miles from Escondida, 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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    Santa Ana Star Casino

    Bernalillo, New Mexico

    86.9 miles from Escondida, NM

    I have worked here on graveyard shift for a little over 3 years and have heard many stories. Last night a co-worker came up to me and was visually shaken. He said he was in an older part of the building were customers can't access and distinctly herd a little ...


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  • Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    Hale Lake

    Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico

    94.1 miles from Escondida, 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

    95.4 miles from Escondida, 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

    95.4 miles from Escondida, 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

    99 miles from Escondida, 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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    The Mine Shaft Tavern

    Madrid, New Mexico

    99.5 miles from Escondida, NM

    The original Mine Shaft Tavern was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1945. The current one has been operating since 1947 and is rumored to be haunted by a spirit who has developed an attachment to employee there. According to the employee, it greeted her with a stroke on the ...


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    Madrid, New Mexico

    Madrid, New Mexico

    99.6 miles from Escondida, NM

    The entire town is said to be haunted. Cowboys escort a fine lady up mainstreet, the ghost of the famed "Weeping Woman" appears in the canyons, and numerous other apparitions have been spotted here.


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    Monte Vista Cemetery

    Alamogordo, New Mexico

    100.1 miles from Escondida, NM

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


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    Los Cerrillos

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    102.2 miles from Escondida, NM

    This town appears on every single ghost website around. Actual information about exactly how it's haunted is a lot harder to come by. Apparently it's haunted just because everyone says it's haunted. If we manage to pop in our next haunted road trip, maybe we'll be able ...


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    The Lodge Resort & Spa

    Cloudcroft, New Mexico

    103.5 miles from Escondida, 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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    Legal Tender

    Lamy, New Mexico

    111.4 miles from Escondida, NM

    Reported to be haunted by a handful of ghosts including Ramon or "the man in black" who is alleged to have been shot at the saloon. Another ghost who frequently appears is "the Lady in White" who spends her afterlife gliding amid the tables, however who she is and ...


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    Chino Mines Creek

    Bayard, New Mexico

    117 miles from Escondida, 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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    Buffalo Bar

    Silver City, New Mexico

    121.6 miles from Escondida, 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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    Palace Hotel

    Silver City, New Mexico

    121.6 miles from Escondida, 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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