Haunted Places in Watrous, New Mexico



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    Watrous Valley Ranch

    Watrous, New Mexico

    The ranch was built for the 'Pony Express' in the mid 1800's. Two of the owners committed suicide, and ever since, there has been a sad presence in the house. Residents alone in the house have awoken to shot gun blasts and other unexplained noises, and an apparition of a ...


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    Montezuma Castle

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    19.2 miles from Watrous, NM

    The current Montezuma Castle Hotel is built on top of two separate hotels which previously burnt down. There have been several reports of hauntings here. Opera music is heard when no one is around, and the ghost of the former proprietor walks around the hotel's corridors at night. After the ...


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    Historic Plaza Hotel

    Las Vegas, New Mexico

    19.4 miles from Watrous, NM

    Byron T. Mills, the hotel's former owner and town mayor, is the famous friendly ghost here. Although he passed away at the Elks Lodge in 1947, it is believed that his spirit lingers in Room 310 of his hotel. Reports say that behind the desk is kept a photograph of ...


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    Urraca Mesa

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    43.1 miles from Watrous, NM

    Rumored to be a "gateway to Hell", the place is said to have once had several cat totems distributed around. The cat totems were said to guard the gates and as long as they remained in place, the gateway could not open. According to legend, the cat ...


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    St. James Hotel

    Cimarron, New Mexico

    49.5 miles from Watrous, NM

    There are as many ghost stories as there are rooms at the St. James Hotel. People have reported numerous happenings, from objects being moved, including all the silverware from a table being reportedly moved and piled in the middle after it was set, to haunted apparitions of several different ...


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    La Posada de Santa Fe

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.8 miles from Watrous, NM

    This hotel is allegedly haunted by the former mistress of the mansion, Julia Staab, who died after sinking into a deep and enduring depression following the death of one of her children. Full body apparitions, items flying off shelves and other ghostly happening are all said to have occurred ...


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    Kit Carson Home and Museum

    Taos, New Mexico

    53.9 miles from Watrous, NM

    At the Kit Carson Home and Museum, folks say frontiersman Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson himself still lingers in spirit.


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    Old St. Vincent's Hospital - Drury Inn

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    53.9 miles from Watrous, NM

    Babies crying and the sounds of someone running down the halls are claimed to be the major haunting that occurs at this Drury Inn.


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    Coronado Building

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    54 miles from Watrous, NM

    This building was originally the old courthouse, but has since been converted to an office facility. The hanging's carried out here were done from the tree in front of the building. Screams, moans and maniacal laughter have been reported by night workers and passer-by's, as well as terrifying apparition's that ...


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    La Casa Mas Antigua

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    54.1 miles from Watrous, NM

    Rumoured to date back to the thirteenth century, this humble abode is supposedly haunted by a pair of sisters dating back to when the building served as a private residence, as well as a soldier looking for his missing head. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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  • Haunted Corazon
    F. Dean Sneed
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    La Fonda Hotel

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    54.1 miles from Watrous, NM

    Reportedly haunted by several different apparitions. One who is dubbed "The Judge" and prone to swooping through the hallways. In addition there is an oft-reported sighting of a man who walks through the dining room and jumps into a hole and disappears. The sight of the "hole" is ...


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    Palace of the Governors

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    54.1 miles from Watrous, NM

    Wails and screams have been heard coming out of 1600's government building, but upon investigation, nothing is found. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Grant Corner Inn - Andrew Smith Gallery

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    54.2 miles from Watrous, NM

    People claim that objects fall of shelves, that footsteps are often heard when no one is around, and doors that slam on their own. Most of the haunting appears to be confined to the second floor.


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    Legal Tender

    Lamy, New Mexico

    54.8 miles from Watrous, NM

    Reported to be haunted by a handful of ghosts including Ramon or "the man in black" who is alleged to have been shot at the saloon. Another ghost who frequently appears is "the Lady in White" who spends her afterlife gliding amid the tables, however who she is and ...


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    Laguna Vista Lodge

    Eagle Nest, New Mexico

    55 miles from Watrous, NM

    The Historic Saloon at Laguna Vista Lodge dates back to 1898, and was frequented by the crew working on the movie Lonesome Dove. On exhibit here are gold nuggets from the old mining days, used in long-ago casino bets. The upstairs portion of the original hotel was once a brothel, ...


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    Dawson Cemetery

    Raton, New Mexico

    60.9 miles from Watrous, NM

    The ghost town of Dawson was once a large coal mining town. In the early 1900's, a decade apart two separate mining disasters struck the town, and killed more than 400 men. The cemetery is filled with crosses that mark the graves of these men, row after row ...


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    Espanola Police Station

    Española, New Mexico

    63.8 miles from Watrous, NM

    Policemen at the Espanola Police Station watching the Sally Port on the security cameras were surprised to see the ghostly immage of a human figure walking through a locked, gated and secured area without triggering any alarms. The policemen say they have experienced other strange things at the station, such ...


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    Los Cerrillos

    Santa Fe, New Mexico

    68.7 miles from Watrous, NM

    This town appears on every single ghost website around. Actual information about exactly how it's haunted is a lot harder to come by. Apparently it's haunted just because everyone says it's haunted. If we manage to pop in our next haunted road trip, maybe we'll be able ...


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    Madrid, New Mexico

    Madrid, New Mexico

    70.9 miles from Watrous, NM

    The entire town is said to be haunted. Cowboys escort a fine lady up mainstreet, the ghost of the famed "Weeping Woman" appears in the canyons, and numerous other apparitions have been spotted here.


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    The Mine Shaft Tavern

    Madrid, New Mexico

    71 miles from Watrous, NM

    The original Mine Shaft Tavern was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day, 1945. The current one has been operating since 1947 and is rumored to be haunted by a spirit who has developed an attachment to employee there. According to the employee, it greeted her with a stroke on the ...


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  • Ghosts of Albuquerque
    Antonio R. Garcez
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    Bandelier National Monument

    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    72.7 miles from Watrous, NM

    Bandelier National Monument preserves the land and homes of the Ancestral Pueblo People who lived from 1150 to 1600 CE. It was designated as a national monument by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and was named for Swiss anthropologist Adolph Bandelier. It is rumored to be haunted by ghost lights, ...


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    Casa Lemus Parking Lot

    Raton, New Mexico

    81.5 miles from Watrous, NM

    Sept 4, 2016 about 2AM. Car alarm went off in parking lot. Looked through hotel room window, nobody in lot. Then saw full body apparition walking from area where car alarm was going off. Head and shoulders in clear plain view as a dark shadow, remainder of body was translucent. ...


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    Shuler Theater

    Raton, New Mexico

    82.5 miles from Watrous, NM

    Cold spots and noises without confirmed explanations appear to make up the bulk of the haunted happenings here.


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    Tarabino Inn

    Trinidad, Colorado

    98.8 miles from Watrous, NM

    This inn was originally built in 1907 by the Italian Tarabino brothers. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly lady wearing a gown; she is seen most often at the bottom of the stairs. Phantom cigar smoke and the sound of footsteps also have been reported.


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    Steam Train Hotel

    Antonito, Colorado

    105.5 miles from Watrous, NM

    This 1911 historic hotel is reputed to be haunted, and features two guest rooms with their own resident ghost. The brick building is also believed to be haunted by a hovering cloud, which has been observed making its way between rooms before disappearing into the inoperable elevator shaft. (Submitted by ...


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    River's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Antonito, Colorado

    105.6 miles from Watrous, NM

    River’s Inn Bed and Breakfast is haunted by Annie, and possibly others. Witnesses have seen the little girl named Annie, and heard her laughing and playing. Voices of a man and woman also have been heard, and the spirits have answered questions posed by ghost investigators. Annie's fingerprints in flour ...


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    River's Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Antonito, Colorado

    105.6 miles from Watrous, NM

    Three ghosts are believed to haunt this historic bed and breakfast. The first is a gentleman in a suit, who has been seen in the rooms of guests and in the front parlour room. Cigar smoke is often smelt when there is no one around. The other two apparitions seen ...


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    Romeo Town Hall

    Romeo, Colorado

    110.5 miles from Watrous, NM

    People have reported feeling uneasy while inside this rural town hall, which was formerly a private residence. Others claim to have had objects thrown at them by a vengeful spirit and have heard unusual noises during the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Shaffer Hotel

    Mountainair, New Mexico

    113 miles from Watrous, NM

    Witnesses, including ghost hunters, have determined that the hotel is haunted. Some have described lights that flash in the Wedding Suite and the unexplained smell of chocolate in the "Handicapped Room." EVPs, photos, and other evidence of spirits were collected here, including the word "Shaffer" spoken in response to the ...


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