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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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Karen says:

October 23, 2008, 1:09 pm

i think thatz cool kind a

ur ass cheeks says:

October 28, 2008, 7:28 pm


bella swan says:

October 29, 2008, 3:19 pm


leenette says:

October 31, 2008, 9:26 am

i go to this school actually,
but its not as creepy as it sounds,
the florrs do creek and the windows do shut,
the showers turn off
and the radios turn on…

we all know it could be her, but the stories enever straight.
one teacher told me her name anali
another barbra

no one really know, so when i read this story, all i can say.

good work.
you’ve solved a mistery and everyone who wants to witness this school,
come riight along:DD

Manny G. says:

October 31, 2008, 2:26 pm

I use to go 2 that school and one time in french class around 1992 we where in class when the lights and the tv started turning on and off for about 10 seconds. My teacher confirmed that someone had died in that building ( the old english building ) sometime in the late 70’s .Some students spend the night there and say that they heard strange noises that they could not explain. Some people say that they seen a girl in white walking up stairs and disapers in to the wall….. so i do belive there are ghost there.

stephanie says:

November 5, 2008, 6:31 pm

Im a freshmen and im class of 2012
Im usually around the old english building because i stay everyday for cheerleading in the girls gym.
alof of us cheerleaders have heard of the sounds and sometimes get scared….the showers do turn on and the windows make sounds and also sometimes we do hear people walking around the halls but really we dont know who or actually what it is but this school is really cool lol :]

Josie says:

November 23, 2008, 11:36 pm

I thank this school is sweet but cant there be more photo of it an how bout that photo they said they could see this girl in with the basketball team why aunt we see that.hello we need profe

Josie says:

November 23, 2008, 11:38 pm

I thank this school is sweet but cant there be more photo of it an how bout that photo they said they could see this girl in with the basketball team why Cant we see that.hello we need prof.

samuel says:

February 3, 2009, 5:40 pm

all right so far so good.Ireally do not and i mean do not want 2 hear anything bad on this stories web page!

Josh says:

February 20, 2009, 8:46 pm

I wnet to that school and all the stories are true you do hear that stuff you do see the girl. The councilers building is haunted. The back room is creepy. If your in it alone it drops about ten degrees and something pulls you to the center of the room. The janitor can be heard in the tunnels under the yards too.

TyResha says:

March 23, 2009, 1:08 pm

ur stories r very interesting, put more up there!

rocio serrano says:

March 26, 2009, 10:57 pm

i graduated in 2002. and a lot of the stories are true. one day we were doing yoga in the girls gym after aerobics,everything was quiet and all of a
sudden you could hear people running in the gym. the noise lasted for two or three minutes but no one ever said anything. it is said that a young boy died from an asthma attack while in p.e. class. they also say that the restroom’s toilets in the old english building
are flushed when there is no one using them.

ashley and kimberly says:

April 9, 2009, 12:01 pm

wow that was so dam scary when we were reading tyresha thing our speaker tured on it made the most scarest noise ever herd we need more proof we need help (s.o.s)

MannyG says:

April 10, 2009, 7:31 pm

A Paranormal Group Should visit the school at night when nobody is there and should report on what they see or hear…. Who Knows, maybe it would be the next show on Sci-Fi Channel…..

krystal says:

May 31, 2009, 4:03 pm

The story about the girl being in the basketball team photo well its true. My older brother has that yearbook. Also a middle school spanish teacher graduated from ghs in the early 70’s and he has a yearbook that has the picture of a girl in the hallway so the girl died way before the 70’s.

siamond g56 says:

June 7, 2009, 6:57 pm

wow i really like this story please have lots more these r so coool lol not

Tabitha says:

June 29, 2009, 1:26 am

i go to this school i am a cheerleader and i am in graduating class of 2012 and i stay after school for cheerleading and i know not just me all the cheerleaders we heard footsteps and someone whispering! The lights just turn on and off by themselves.
Also i was at practice i swear that i saw a girl walk right behind me and all the cheerleaders weren’t there i was by myself and i turned and no one was behind me i went to check the corner and i didn’t see anything.
Then when i got picked up i looked at the old english building and i saw a girl in white at the main window looking down at me and smiling!!! i got scared i never go in there alone.!!

Kayla :) says:

July 1, 2009, 5:37 pm

i know it i graduated last year from there cause my mom stayed there for two years in new mexico it pretty but its true about the high school i was walking to gym with my friend jasmine and she tripped of somthing laughing out loud she was knocked out to i called and yelled for somebody after 5 mintues our gym teacher mr.howard comes and gets her i cry and then i look up on the celing and i see a dead teacher hanged i screamed and ran out i was so glad that was our last day of school belive me please,i also wish i could show you pics sry , but its real SOS!! now im in florida .

Rosa says:

August 11, 2009, 10:48 pm

Well know I am CLASS OF 2001 and everything you hear is all true but if you really want to find out for yourself got to the old enlish building and into the second floor girls batroom you cazn be all alone and the water will run and toilets will flush after a while you get used to it as we used to say let it be in peace she wont bug you.

Alejandra T. says:

October 2, 2009, 10:28 pm

well i am a freshman class of 2013…me and my friends have been trying to see something but i guess it will happen when we least expect it probably when were alone :( OOOOoooo!!

nikki says:

October 11, 2009, 3:35 pm

wow thats amazing i want to check this one out too!!!XD

kristen:-p says:

October 20, 2009, 1:31 pm

this is awsome but this web site does need more pics

Maria :] says:

November 15, 2009, 11:30 pm

I goo to this skoo :] yay am a junior ii havent seen nuthn in our school but wen yu go in the old english it doez feel like sumone is wit yu!! nd many of my teacherz have told me they have witnessed this!! :[ But GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL is tha best Heck yea!!!

crapface says:

November 25, 2009, 1:00 pm

that sounds awesome ive seen some funky shizinch but thats f-ing creepy


January 24, 2010, 8:15 pm


Eduardo Contreras says:

March 1, 2010, 8:28 pm

I went to this school also, Class Of 2001 *******. I just wanted to comment on all you alumni’s grammar, I mean wow did you idiots not learn a damn thing while attending school. You guys probably got D’s for English. Use spell check, its easy to use, and Gadsden proof,oh I mean Idiot proof. Educate your selfs NINJAS. EC

Sam says:

March 8, 2010, 11:53 am

Class of 89, Me and some friends were there to help out clean up after a dance party, as the night went on I noticed my friends look changed to worried, they never said anything, I went to the rest room and flushed the toilet when it stopped it flushed again for no reason, I was washing my hands and as I finished got really quiet in there and heard a male voice someone talking softly inside the rest room but could barely hear it, thought it might be on the other side of the wall, So we all finished and got the trash out and cleaned up checked the doors all locked, we were told we would be doing the Janitors a great favor, After a while As we were going home I asked my friends if they were ok, one swears he saw a shadow of someone in the hallway, the other said someone pulled his hair and no one was there, I told them about the rest room I heard someone there, They said the Janitors left early and locked that side of the building, No one was there.

Kel says:

April 5, 2010, 2:55 pm

all diz is true ive seen it ALL

elpaso pride says:

April 14, 2010, 9:05 pm

.. i graduated fhs 08 and since then i been wanting to see if ghs is haunted. i’ve heard stories, jus always wanted to seem em myself, if any would like to gemme some more info about it would be great.

jaylynn, daisy, itzel says:

May 3, 2010, 5:24 pm

hi my name is jaylynn, hi my name is daisy, hi my name is itzel. we go to gadsden:).were more scared of the ppl than the ghosts. but the stories are true! we have heard the toilets flush and lights flashing. We’ve known of bus drivers who also claim to have seen the girl looking out of the old english building window!!!!

lizannette ronquillo says:

May 3, 2010, 5:27 pm

its all truee!! im soo terrified :( i even wanna move schools, the school is psycho! be careful

Mauro Gonzalez says:

June 25, 2010, 4:01 am

this message is for EDUARDO CONTRERAS talking s**t about spelling. Well actually ‘your selfs’ is a one letter word and plural is YOURSELVES u f****** MORON! and admit you can’t smell your own s**t on your knees…RETARD!

Jessica says:

July 17, 2010, 3:27 pm

I too went Gadsden High School, Class of 1999, I’ve heard the stories aswell and personally I’ve didn’t witnessed anything (thank God). I’ve been in the Old English building afterschool for practice and never heard anything. My sister on the other hand did, she graduated in 1995. She was in journalism and they were doing a report on these stories and they decided to spend the night at the old gym. When my mom and I went to pick her up she got in the car didn’t say a word for the rest of the day. She didn’t look well, she was pale and looked out of it. At night she couldn’t sleep and if she did she had nightmares. Finally she confessed, comfirmed that the stories were true. I asked what she saw or what, she said that they were playing with a OUIJA board, and they saw a white flickering light along the wall of the gym, and that they heard the banging on the basement door that is outside the gym, after that experience my sister didn’t go into the gym ever again not even if people were with her. I believe the stories are true because even if I personally didn’t witnessed anything, just going into that building gives you a sense that you’re not alone, and most likely you’re not. I guess you have to “see it” to believe it.

desiree ortiz(: says:

July 20, 2010, 4:52 pm

ii attendd GHS i’ve heardd tons of storiess!!
but nevr seen a damm thinqq;;
ders bunchh of different storiesss;
but ii qot to see it to believe it(:

gladys says:

October 12, 2010, 7:37 pm

im class of 2014 well probably of 20?? im going to see her tonite and im going to ask her if its true ill tell uu wat shee tells me okkkkai

gladys(; says:

October 12, 2010, 7:44 pm

sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii sawwwwwwwwwwww heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrr she is scary i talked to her nn she told me that she got raped in the basement but she tried to run in the old english nn the guys were following her so she jumped from a class from daa old english the one from the very corner from the left nn that she doesnt want to rest in peace until she kills someone at nitee

denise o. says:

October 12, 2010, 7:45 pm

esa wy no mame culera!!!!!!! para gladys
la verda yo si la eh visto en el christian club wit mr.Zemek ok no estaba en su clase porke tuve ke ir al restroom y kuando me estaba ,avando las manos la vi en el espejo rnseghiada del mine esta so scary i almost cry that day & den i run 2 class

gladys says:

October 13, 2010, 6:05 pm

nooo mames culera

Raffii` says:

October 13, 2010, 10:07 pm

i went to this school, and been down in the basement and never saw or felt anything.

gladys says:

October 18, 2010, 6:05 pm

jessica ramirez is ab *****

denise olivas says:

October 18, 2010, 6:24 pm

esa kulera ke tri la ke necesite ayuda es ella la wey no sabe ni komo se llama esta bien pendeja la kulera a la wey le enkanta pikarsela en el baño de las girls….. la kulera no puede estar un dia sin pikarsela la wey…. para ke deje de decir chingaderas le voy a decir a ANA la ghost de GHS ke se la coche a la wey pinche kulera vete a la verga pendeja!!!!!!

gladys says:

November 1, 2010, 7:36 pm

la de azul es cula!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!——>

denise o says:

November 1, 2010, 7:39 pm

la de morado es bien kkkuuulllaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
la wey esta bien pendeja.JK I LOVE U BBIITTCCHH

sylviah says:

November 8, 2010, 8:40 pm

in the year 1987 , i was safe from been rape in this school by taking a nap had e dream so i woke up en just in time to get out from two trouble guys .

Kimberly* says:

June 9, 2011, 4:01 pm

Pinches mokosillas de Mierda no Saven Ni Como Se llaman!! Si deveras tuvieran los suficientes huevos que tienen para escribir tanta mamada, tmbn los tuvieran para ir al Old English Builduing para ver a Los 4 Fantasmas…Si Lo Hacen Ay Graban un Video y Lo Suben En YouTube…

Vanessa G says:

July 23, 2011, 4:18 am

People! please check your grammar before posting. As it is people tend to laugh at G.H.S. students and say we are ignorants. Once again spell check! :)

Juan says:

October 27, 2011, 10:18 am

I donâ??t know whatâ??s scarier these stories or your grammar. I also attended Gadsden high school and it disappoints me. In the four years I attended Gadsden and the several years of working there I never noticed anything, I find this interesting only because Iâ??m paranormal sensitive.

Rosa says:

December 24, 2011, 5:57 pm

To everyone who attended GHS n graduated in 2001. I am looking for someone who is willing to sell their 2001 GHS yearbook. Or that can guide me to where I can buy one. Thanks~ btw I worked at the CID office and I would sometime see something white on the top window of the High School when I passed through there. Scary!!

gladys says:

May 15, 2012, 2:10 pm

well im back again writtin & saying that this semester ihad a class in the top of the old english! butt nothing really happened likee justt noices but that wasnt anyting i was even doin community service for my probation officeer likee at 6pm i was there alonee but nothing happend! its jusst bullshitt! lol but um yaaa its crazy …i miss being a pantheer imaa go to gadsden high nextt semmesteer well peacee lovee yu gadsden home off the pantheres

class of 90 says:

November 25, 2012, 10:27 pm

Having too much fun, never noticed but was aware of the deaths that occurred at GHS.

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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