Haunted Places in Playas, New Mexico



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    Holy Cross Sanatorium

    Deming, New Mexico

    49.1 miles from Playas, NM

    A former TB hospital, many patients died here. People report eerie feelings at the site. Although most of the rumors are pure urban legend -satanic cults, bottomless pits, etc.- are not based in any fact that we have found.


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    312 S. Lead Street

    Deming, New Mexico

    51 miles from Playas, NM

    My grandparents owned a white adobe home with a terrace at the front of the home with stairs that went down into the backyard. In the interior, there was a fake fireplace in the living room. The home had been for sale or rent when they moved to Deming ...


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    Palace Hotel

    Silver City, New Mexico

    60.8 miles from Playas, 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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    Buffalo Bar

    Silver City, New Mexico

    60.8 miles from Playas, 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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    Chino Mines Creek

    Bayard, New Mexico

    62.7 miles from Playas, 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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    Vision Quest Lodge

    Elfrida, Arizona

    64.3 miles from Playas, NM

    This was once a dude ranch - now its a place for troubled teens. Staffers claim there is an apparition of a woman in a white gown that haunts certain dormitories. Bloodstains appear and disappear mysteriously on certain bathroom walls. A girl's cries are often heard at ...


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    The Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Douglas, Arizona

    71.7 miles from Playas, NM

    The 1901 historic hotel and restaurant is haunted by the ghost of Mabel Magee, a young barmaid who passed away at the establishment. Her spirit has been known to slam doors and play practical jokes on male guests. Others claim to have heard disembodied footsteps and a ghostly female ...


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    Gadsden Hotel

    Douglas, Arizona

    71.9 miles from Playas, NM

    The hotel opened in 1907. Named for the Gadsden Purchase, the stately five-story, 160-room hotel became a home away from home for cattlemen, ranchers, miners, and businessmen. The hotel was leveled by fire and rebuilt in 1929. The Gadsden is recognized as a National Historic Site. The Gadsden's spacious main ...


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    Cochise Hotel

    Cochise, Arizona

    82.5 miles from Playas, NM

    The 1882 Cochise Hotel is located in a remote semi-ghost town in the heart of the desert, and is rumoured to be haunted. Guests staying in the inn have reportedly heard cries for help and sobs, while the apparition of a woman's head encased in a glowing ball of ...


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    Cochise Stronghold State Park

    Playas, Arizona

    83.5 miles from Playas, NM

    The warrior Cochise and his army defeated a small force of Confederate soldiers at the Dragoon Mountains at the First Battle of Dragoon Springs but was defeated at the Second Battle of Dragoon Springs a few days later. Cochise Stronghold Memorial Park lies near Mt. Glen on the eastern slope ...


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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez

    Investigating Haunted New Mexico
    Randell S. Van Alst
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    Bisbee Inn - Hotel La More

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.5 miles from Playas, NM

    Several rooms here are said to be haunted. In Room 11, a handsome cowboy ghost is said to reside. He is tall and thin and sports a white shirt, vest, dark pants and boots. In Room 12, you'll know if the ghost of Abigail is present by her lavender scent. ...


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    Silver King Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.5 miles from Playas, NM

    The historic hotel was formerly a boarding house for men working at the nearby copper mines, and has been the scene of several murders, which is just the tip of the iceberg of this hotel's dark past. It is believed that two apparitions haunt the old building, and the ...


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    OK Street Jailhouse Inn

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.5 miles from Playas, NM

    This 1904 historic jail house is now an atmospheric bed and breakfast inn, and has some unwelcome tenants from long ago. Visitors to the building have reported an eerie presence, and the sensation of being watched. This feeling is further accentuated by reports of a phantom shadow stalking the ...


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    Copper Queen Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.5 miles from Playas, NM

    Holding the distinction of being Arizona's longest continuously operated hotel, the Copper Queen was constructed from 1898 to 1902 by the Phelps Dodge Corporation to serve as lodging for investors and dignitaries visiting its nearby copper mine. The Copper Queen is allegedly haunted and has been featured on at least two ...


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    Oliver House

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.6 miles from Playas, NM

    Reports abound about ghostly presences in various rooms. In the "Grandma Room" a rocking chair will star moving all on its own, and grandma herself sometimes appears late at night. Doors and windows open and close on their own in the "Purple Sage Room", and there are definite ...


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    Bisbee Grand Hotel

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.7 miles from Playas, NM

    This historic hotel was formerly railroad accommodation, and is now a delightful bed and breakfast on the main street of this old mining town. Staff and guests alike claim to have seen shadowy apparitions, have felt cold spots and seen doors slam shut and lock of their own accord. ...


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    Clawson House Inn

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.7 miles from Playas, NM

    In the late 1890’s, three miners were brutally murdered at the old inn, and reports of hauntings arose soon after this incident. The three miners' ghosts are violent, and loud noises, shouts and arguing voices are heard late at night when no one is around. The apparition of an old ...


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    Inn at Castle Rock

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.8 miles from Playas, NM

    This historic hillside inn was built in the late 1870's for an explorer, and later became a boarding house. It is now a delightful building, which is allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman shot dead opposite the hotel. Staff have reportedly seen her roaming the hallways, while ...


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    Bisbee Courthouse

    Bisbee, Arizona

    87.9 miles from Playas, NM

    Employees of the Cochise County Courthouse swear that the top floor is haunted, with evil presences and bad smells prevailing throughout. The judge chambers in Division 2 still carry occasional smells of cigar smoke from the old days. Voices are heard throughout, doors open and close, sometimes violently, ...


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    Silver Creek Inn and Cafe

    Playas, New Mexico

    103.1 miles from Playas, NM

    Housed in an old-fashioned abode built in 1885 by Frank Lauderbaugh, the current inn and café are located in a section of the building that once served as the town general store. The place sat abandoned until the 1980's, when the current owner Stan King painstakingly restored the building ...


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  • New Mexico Ghost Stories
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Mogollon Theater

    Playas, New Mexico

    103.5 miles from Playas, NM

    New Mexico's oldest operating movie house is located here, and dates back to 1915. The place is supposedly haunted, with footsteps being heard and notes being played on the antique piano when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sierra Vista Hospital

    Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

    113 miles from Playas, 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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