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
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, 2014.
The ghost of the Plaza hotel starts out as two unusual (but explainable) incidents that occur to two women in room 316 and room 310. As time passes myth building begins to distort the accounts and the focus of the “haunting” becomes centered on Room 310. With the introduction of paranormal reality TV shows in … Read moreThe mystery of the Plaza Hotel is solved! Ghost shown to have natural explainations.
Have you taken the ghost tour in Old Town Albuquerque? Were you taken into the small chapel there and told the story of the "Lady in Black"? Were the names of Cody Polston and SGHA dropped abit excessively by the tour guide? Perhaps you were even referred to this site? Well, the Vice President of SGHA … Read moreThe chapel in Old Town Albuquerque that actually isn’t haunted.
An old tradition claims that in Spanish times Santa Fe had a single hotel, La Fonda ("The Inn"), at the same location as the present-day La Fonda. However, no documents have been found to confirm that. Local historian Marian Meyer has reported that an American couple, William and Mary Donoho, operated the place from 1833 … Read moreLa Fonda Hotel, Investigation Report
Built in 1965, it was called the "Bridge to Nowhere," as there was not enough funding to continue the road from the other side. At 650 feet above the Rio Grande and 1200 feet across, it is the second highest suspension bridge in the United States. Locals in the area say that the bridge is … Read moreRio Grande Gorge Bridge, Investigation Report
Abo State Monument. Ruins left by former tompiros division of the Pito Indians, on Arroyo Empedradillo. First mentioned in 1598 by Juan de Onate. Became seat of Mission of San Gregorio, founded 1629 by Fray Francisco de Acevedo, who erected a large church and monastery, the walls of which are still standing. Mysterious glowing balls … Read moreAbo Mission, Investigation Report
Because of one woman's dream that future generations might understand and study the frugal and pioneer beginnings of the West, the Museum known as "My House of Old Things" still brings tourists to Ancho from May until October. Jackie Straley Silvers was a descendent of the Straley family who homesteaded there the early part of … Read moreMy House of Old Things, Investigation Report
According to the stories, an unidentified ghost of a man in a black suit haunts the backstage area and a certain table in this historic building. Built in 1929, the building lies in the old railroad district of Albuquerque. To view our report, click the link below. http://www.sgha.net/nm/woolwarehouse.pdf
About twenty miles from Las Vegas the highway dips into a beautiful and lush valley where trees abound. This is Watrous, New Mexico. The town is located at the confluence of the Sapello and Mora Rivers, whose headwaters are in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southern range of the Rockies. Originally designated as La … Read moreWatrous School, Investigation Report
The cemetery of an old silver boomtown is haunted by the ghosts of miners killed in two tragic cave-ins. Do the miners killed in several accidents haunt this cemetery? Not quite. SGHA solves the mystery of the ghost lights. Click the link below to read our report. http://www.sgha.net/nm/Dawson.pdf
The Weeping Lady of Colfax is the apparition of a woman who appears in the back row of the combination church and schoolhouse here. Her spirit still grieves for her young son, who died of an unknown illness in the late 1800's. Inconsolable grief killed the mother within a few months of her son's death. Reported phenomena include sounds … Read moreGhost Hunt of Colfax, New Mexico