Rancho de Corrales

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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, the father killed his wife in an apparent jealous rage. Barricading himself inside the home, he was then himself killed when the police arrived.

**Rancho de Corrales burned down in June 2012. No word on whether it is to be rebuilt or whether the hauntings remain post-fire.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    4895 Corrales Rd
    Corrales, NM 87048
    United States

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    GPS:
    35.23090358684285, -106.61189585913235
    County:
    Sandoval County, New Mexico
    Nearest Towns:
    Corrales, NM (0.6 mi.)
    Pueblo of Sandia Village, NM (2.8 mi.)
    Rio Rancho, NM (3.0 mi.)
    North Valley, NM (4.0 mi.)
    Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM (5.1 mi.)
    Paradise Hills, NM (5.5 mi.)
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    1. Jonathan Langer  |  

      The Territorial House, as it was know from 1881 (when it was built) until 1912, when The State of New Mexico was formed was originally the seat of the village and of the county of Sandoval. It became a restaurant in 1957. In 1998, the Restaurant began a remodelling that added more seating in a new enclosed dining space with a water feature. Unknown to most people, including the owner at the time was that was the 100 year anniversary of the original owner’s killings. The new dining room was built in the old garden, they had to move a tree known as “The Hanging Tree” and new types of disturbances began. Numerous employees have reported throughout the years many strange sounds and even creepier sightings and a few “interactions”.The Hacienda and Grounds are haunted by the spirits of MANY; ghosts of Louis and Louisa Emberto, who met violent ends in 1898 as two sides of a love triangle. The original “T-House Restaurant and Saloon” owner Bob Gilliland died of a heart attack there in 1975 after a shootout that killed two other men on the property. The family tried to move on, they married into the Jaramillo Family of Chimayo (they now own and operate Rancho de ChimayĆ³), but this too led them to pain… 5 more people would loose their lives at the Hacienda before the fire in 2012 ended the sad story of the Territorial House. There is a new brewery and brewpub on the site now that has opened as of June, 2019. During construction this past year, numerous claims were made about strange sounds and shadows in doorways. Similarities in accounts from employees at the former Territorial House and Rancho de Corrales Restaurant, and contractors and builders, many of whom weren’t from area or knew anything of the stories, had reported seeing the same things. A women wearing a partially soiled white sleeping gown and walking along the irrigation canal from the woods to the road… she pauses and disappears in the middle of the path (same place in all accounts).

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