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The ghost of an old monk and his donkey are said to walk along this road.

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    Transmountain Road
    El Paso, TX
    United States

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    31.8877681, -106.4815231
    El Paso County, Texas
    Nearest Towns:
    Fort Bliss, TX (6.5 mi.)
    Canutillo, TX (7.2 mi.)
    Westway, TX (7.5 mi.)
    Prado Verde, TX (7.7 mi.)
    Vinton, TX (8.3 mi.)
    Sunland Park, NM (8.6 mi.)
    El Paso, TX (8.9 mi.)
    Santa Teresa, NM (9.5 mi.)
    Anthony, TX (10.6 mi.)
    Anthony, NM (10.8 mi.)


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    1. In 2012 I lived in El Paso where Transmountain is located. My family and I would do to the look out point on Transmountain to look down at the city lights, and on May 20th,2012 we went to the look out point and we saw a person walking on the side of the road with a donkey. My brother and I are animal lovers, so I asked my mom if I could ask the man if I could pet the donkey, and my mom said, “Okay, but hurry up.” So I got out and asked the man, “May I pet your donkey?” All the man did was turn his head, look down at me and then continued walking. I went to go touch the donkey and my hand went right through it. I got really scared and ran to my mom. I never wanted to go up Transmountain since then.

    2. Supposedly that old timer is said to be protecting his gold or the entrance to a cave ive been hearing stories like that since i was a kid i am now 46

      • I was like 10 when this happened my dad had seen a “man” but my dad was stopping to get out and help him but when my dad walked up to him he just dissapered. I have no clue if it was the monk or not. But now even just about 4 years after im still kinda afraid

    3. That’s the Franklin mountains – driven through there many, many times in the ’80s, and never saw anything. It used to be a place for high schoolers to drink because El Paso PD
      would not patrol up there. No Cops, No Ghosts.

    4. I have heard these stories for a long time since I was 10, I’m 52 now. All I know us that I’m a sensitive and I saw a white mist that looked like a man with a cloak and a mule or donkey alongside. I find it very peculiar that “EVERY TIME” someone goes hiking up there, people ALWAYS fall to their deaths when they reach a certain height in the SAME area up on the jagged rocks! Cars have flown from being on the road, to ending down the canyon! My theory is once anybody reaches a certain spot on the road or hiking, people have died! Maybe, these people have “seen” something up there, and the fright and shock have caused people to lose their balance and/or control of the steering wheel, we’ll never know.

    5. I was driving on transmountain from Westside to east one late night with my girlfriend. We were going home after a party in Vado. I pulled over before reaching the top to take a piss. I walked behind my truck to do my business, I turned to my side and saw a little girl walk by and she stopped on the passenger side of the truck. I quickly finished and zipped up. When I got back into the drivers seat I asked my girlfriend what the little girl wanted. She told me she never saw any little girl. I then got that creepy feeling and got the hell off that road.

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