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Gadsden High School

Anthony, New Mexico
By Shannon Reinbold-Gee

Gadsden High School in Anthony, New Mexico brings a whole new meaning to the phrase â??school spirit.â? The Old English building located at the front of the school seems to house not just one or even two ghosts, but four.

All deaths of children are tragic, but the torture of the ghostly child who still haunts the High School is the stuff of parental nightmares. Many years ago, during a school dance, a young female student named Ana was supposedly forced into the building’s basement by two males, where she was raped and murdered. Another story says that Ana committed suicide in a second floor classroom. Whichever horrible end Ana came to, she is seen now as a white apparition. Ana walks through the school’s halls from one end of the building to the other, walking straight through walls. Students and staff have claimed to either see her or hear her, and some have even witnessed her trek as they were standing outside of the school building, looking in.

A student saw her recently while waiting for the after school buses to leave. She and a friend were looking up at the very last classroom on the north side of the second story when they saw a girl in white looking out the window. Behind her the building was dark, but the girl seemed to be luminescent. Ana seems to concentrate her wanderings to this location of the building.

One employee who used to work in the library claimed that there is a yearbook where you can actually see Ana’s apparition. It seems the boy’s basketball team had an extra member in their team photo. Standing at the steps of the Old English building behind the team is Ana.

Another haunting is that of an Hispanic janitor who was accidentally locked in the basement under the boy’s gym next to the Old English building over winter break supposedly sometime in the late 1970’s or early 80’s. In late December, stand by the railing next to the concession stand. You will hear him pounding on the metal door and calling out â??Ayuda me!â? forever pleading for help. The janitor is said to be joined by a boy ghost who also died needlessly in the basement. He broke in on a dare, got lost, and did not make it out alive.

The girls’ gym is said to have a spirit that turns the showers off and on as well as the lights.

Many students say not to ask the teachers about those who haunt the hallways of Gadsden high School, but go to the custodians. It seems they are not nearly as sketchy about what they have seen roaming the halls, bathrooms, and basements of this tragic school.

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C. Hernandez says:

April 15, 2014, 12:14 pm

I use to go there I graduated in 2006, before graduating the summer before me and some friends went down to the basement it was interesting and we saw a lot of dirt it looked like if there was classes down there. well we took pictures and in one of them there was this guy laughing but the wired thing was after looking at the pictures we saw the guy wasn’t alone there was a women with him in the picture like hugging him. after that day we went again and we thought it was a few mints we were down there but actually we had been down there for hours and we didn’t realized it. we went back a few days later but this time when we were going to go in we heard a someone yelling for help and we saw someone run in the dark dressed in white we left and told a teacher but all she said was we were making it up. I will never forget it there is someone down there.

chiviz says:

December 2, 2014, 11:04 am

I went to this school. c/o 2012…yes I’ve witnessed all these paranormal stuff! one time I was with Mrs. Ortiz a French teacher and I had to stay after school to catch up on work. I went to the restroom and the doors where opening and closing by themselves!!…I knew about Ana but never thought she was real until that day, after that I asked my counselors to change my classes whenever they where at the Old English. I’m those people that got to see it to believe it. Trust me I BELIEVE!

I.Holguin says:

October 19, 2015, 4:31 pm

Ive had Tennis with coach letz for the pat 3 years in GHS. (she retired my senior year) and alot of the times my friends and i would hang out in her office while everyone left, and there would always be something strange happening. One time when it was just myself i was working on a match list for her and the lights in the girls locker room had turned on, from there i was seriously sh*tting bricks. i closed the office door and heard a slam from the bathroom. I brushed that off because the towel dispenser was broken and i assumed that the tape had given out which led to the sound. Another time in freshmen year, we had a sub for 3 days straight and the sub just left us there for the whole period, so we decided to (parts of the class that i was friends with) enter the small hole in the wall behind the door to the locker room. Inside we found a shoe box with a sandal. We recorded some pretty creepy stuff, and heard tapping on the wall from inside. you could also see beneath the basement inside. I remember running out like idiots because we were so scared of what we heard, and me being the last one in that room was greeeeaaat. Ive had many more experiences but only from the locker room, simply because i would always stay (i never dressed out) and usually it was me with a friend. i didnt really tell anyone because id assume they wouldnt care or just never believed me.
I dont really believe some of it but it did happen, not saying its real so theres that. C/O 2016 twitter:GloomyNightRain ~ Zay

Vaquerita says:

May 25, 2016, 2:10 pm

i actually attend to this high school this article doesn’t detailed that in the basement where Ana is located there’s a cross with a unknown name researchers had try to google what name or thing said in the cross and google didn’t either found what it meant i remember in my freshman year that me and my best friend were in the old English and we can just hear steps and we also saw a dark shadow near the basement.

Abraham says:

August 4, 2017, 8:38 pm

I go to this school and yesterday i stayed after school for football practice and when we were done(around 6:45) i was really thirsty and i went to the building next to old english and when i was drinking water i heard like someone knocking on a window and when i turned around and i see this kid in a blue shirt and calls me by my name and the moment he says my name he dissapeared ….i sware to god this id true ……it was scarey thooo

DNJ says:

September 18, 2017, 5:47 pm

class of 1998, we did a sleepover in the Old English with Ms Matthews and Bradley… We we’re scared sh*tless. Saw the white apparition in the upstairs hall and got super cold. GIves me chills writing about it.

P.S. I have to agree, spelling and grammar is awesomely horrifying. Panther Pride.

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