Shaffer Hotel

Mountainair, NM

Ghosts reported at the hotel include both Shaffer and his wife Lena, a cowboy that is said to have hung himself in the bathroom between current rooms 17 and 18, a “big fat lady all white with a big yellow and red face”, a woman who cooks in the restaurant kitchen, and a ghostly little girl, possibly the victim of a brutal rape and murder. Reported phenomenon include apparitions of the fat lady, the cowboy, and the cooking woman, footsteps walking right behind people, movement of window blinds, a woman’s “confrontational” voice coming from the lobby, and the sound of a little girl laughing.