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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 “school spirit.” 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 “Ayuda me!” 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!!

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