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Cody Polston's new book is out. It is a good read if you are serious about ghost hunting. For decades ghostly tales have been told across the land of enchantment. New Mexico's macabre past has created its share of phantoms. From by-gone gunfighters and wealthy socialites to murdered prostitutes and children, their tragic lives have … Read moreNew Mexico’s Most Haunted: Exposed
Rumors and folklore claim that the Covered Wagon shop, formerly known as the Manual Springer house, was once used as a speakeasy and brothel during prohibition. Additionally, the building is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a prostitute named Scarlett. According to the legend, Scarlett and another unnamed prostitute got into an argument … Read moreOld Town Albuquerque map further debunks the ghost story of Scarlett
We wanted to share and example of the kind of analysis we do here at SGHA. We just purchased a recordable Model 2 Trifield meter for some electric field tests we are doing and had it out with us the first time on our hunt at the Valverde Battlefield in late December. The second picture … Read moreAn example of how we analyze data
One of the most famous ghost stories in New Mexico is the ghost of Room 18 at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron. According to the story a man named T.J. Wright wins the hotel in a poker game and is shot after he leaves the poker room. He crawls back to his room and … Read moreThe creation of a famous ghost story, T.J. Wright, Room 18 and the St. James Hotel
SGHA is still very active, however the blogging is going to be slow for awhile. In the meantime, Hitman (Cody) has been posting material that you might enjoy on his website: http://www.ghosthuntingbadass.com
For several years the employees working at the Socorro Youth Center have experienced unusual phenomenon. The Youth Center occupies the former site of the former High School and Middle School. These strange occurrences include; The sound of a girl's voice has been heard in the empty hallways and near the stage, the apparition of a … Read moreGhost hunt of the old Socorro High School
"Solving a Haunting" lecture was given for the City of Albuquerque Open Space Summer Series, 2015.
How many times have we heard stories that begin with "Then out of the corner of my eye I saw"? Or, "I saw movement out of the corner of my eye"? Are these "Sightings" credible? To answer this question, we must first examine what peripheral vision really is. Unlike some insects with multiple eyes, humans … Read moreSightings in Peripheral Vision; Credible or Not?
Elliott O'Donnell (February 27, 1872 – May 8, 1965) was an author known primarily for his books about ghosts. He claimed to have seen a ghost, described as an elemental figure covered with spots, when he was five years old. He also claimed to have been strangled by a mysterious phantom in Dublin. As he … Read moreHave you ever heard of Elliott O’Donnell?
This may be a long read…so please bear with me…it DOES have a moral and purpose. Recently, I purchased a small, used 2014 KIA Rio for the gas mileage as I commute an hour to work every morning.The first few days, things went well, and without incident. The third day, however, I had an experience … Read moreMy Personal (But Debunked) Experience.
The expression anecdotal evidence refers to evidence from anecdotes. In cases where small numbers of anecdotes are presented, there is a larger chance that they may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases. Anecdotal evidence is considered dubious support of a generalized claim; it is, however, within the scope of scientific method for claims regarding particular instances. Anecdotal evidence is … Read moreThe “anecdotal evidence is invalid” argument.
While cleaning my hard drive, I came across several photos from 2006 when we were shooting a TV pilot with Chris Fleming. RCR (the production company) and Chris had a new concept that sounded very intriguing so at Chris’ request Cody and Bob flew to the California desert to shoot the TV pilot. Although the … Read morePhotos from the “Lost Souls” TV pilot
The term veridical hallucination is indebted to the Latin adjective veridicus, which means truthful or speaking the truth. It has two broad sets of connotations. In the first place, it is used as a synonym for the terms *true hallucination, * genuine hallucination, and * hallucination proper. In this reading, all four terms are used … Read moreWhat is a veridical hallucination?
’Quantitative investigation of a reported haunting using several investigation techniques.’, Journal of the American Society M. C. Maher, & G. P. Hansen Some researchers believe that many of the experiences reported in allegedly haunted locations have a psychological explanation. For example, it has been argued that the witnesses involved in alleged hauntings may have had … Read moreQuantitative investigation of a reported haunting using several investigation techniques
When SGHA was formed in 1985, its membership was soon composed primarily of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This gave us an unique opportunity to investigate many locations outside of the continental United States. This video originally aired on our podcast Ecto Radio where Cody and other members of SGHA talked about a ghost … Read moreSGHA, 30th Anniversary, Ghost Hunt of Osorezan (1989)