Hale Lake

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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 must be the ghost, let’s neck”- take precautions if you decide to drive out there at night.

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Hale Lake
Ruidoso Downs, NM
United States

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33.3245302, -105.55220629999997
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Nearest Towns:
Ruidoso Downs, NM (3.0 mi.)
Ruidoso, NM (7.0 mi.)
Capitan, NM (15.3 mi.)
Mescalero, NM (17.2 mi.)
Nogal, NM (18.5 mi.)
Bent, NM (21.0 mi.)
Cloudcroft, NM (27.7 mi.)
Carrizozo, NM (28.8 mi.)
Mayhill, NM (30.4 mi.)
High Rolls, NM (30.6 mi.)


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  1. Haunting of Hale lake ranch debunked. Did not have electrical problems when at the lake. Recommendation don’t waste time investigating nothing happened.

  2. Blair Battishill  |  

    I saw an image of someone standing on the side of the road in a black cape glowing around face and hands. With something smaller next to it. This was before u reach fox cave

  3. Actually I worked a mission person case in New Mexico and Hale Lake was the place that was focused on I knew he was not there it was a staged crime scene very odd energy there

  4. When I was a teenager, we used to camp and hunt out here a lot. There were many times that I had car problems out here, both with girls and without. Was it the ghosts of the Native American spirits or just the fact that I drove a 30-year-old car? Couldn’t say, but there was definitely an energy there that could be felt. Some of the weirdest dreams I ever had in my life were manifested there as well. Someone told me that it isn’t open to the public anymore. Kind of makes me sad to know this.

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