Desert Sands Motel

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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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    Geographic Information

    5000 Central Ave SE
    Albuquerque, NM
    United States

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    35.0779502, -106.58880720000002
    Bernalillo County, New Mexico
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    1. My team Partnar and I investigated this room, stayed the night and found nothing paranormal with this room. the TV set would pop from time to time due to its age but nothing abnormal, other than the loud but nosy neighbors next door. the room reads at a .01 miligauss all night even with a T storm rolling through. We have marked this location Not haunted.

      New Mexico GhostTech Researchers.

    2. We just stayed here for 2 nights cause our truck engine blew and we were stranded. One night me and my husband were woken up by a very loud crash at around 2:30AM. It sounded like it came from inside our room…. but who really knows. I was so thirsty that I went walking the halls to find a vending machine. Nothing strange happened. The noise was weird but I wouldn’t say the place is haunted.

    3. Don’t know if it’s haunted or not, but the dope feens have almost burned down the building on three different occasions. There might be residual energy in that building.

      • Its now gone, they tore it down. Too bad because even though it was a dope house, it was used as a set for “No country for old men.”

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