Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted House

Job Corps Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico
By Robin Wright

The Job Corps initiative is a successful way for young adults who have had a rough start prepare for a smooth future. The Corps will aid you in finishing your education, train you for a job, and give you a place to stay while doing so. The Job Corps in Albuquerque is no different, except that some of those â??livingâ? there may have just been there from a time when the building was an orphanage and boysâ?? school.

In 1918, the Sisters of St. Francis established the orphanage and boysâ?? school and cared for children without homes until 1971, when the Department of Labor claimed it. There are city records that describe an occurrence of one of the nuns, a Sister â??Mâ? who went insane and seemingly randomly murdered a number of the boys. When the school was installing a swimming pool in the location of an unused well, they found the childrenâ??s bodies in the well shaft. It is said that you can still hear the cries of dying children.

Since the Job Corps has taken over the old orphanage, many of the stories have been kept hushed up. One has to wonder exactly what does the Job Corps know about the haunting of its buildings? In the Job Corps handbook, it specifically prohibits the use of Ouija boards on campus. Though the school tries to keep any hauntings â??mum,â? tales of strange noises and sightings have leaked out. One of the most prevalent is seeing a nun carrying a baby outside of the cafeteria. Could she be the murderous nun with a young victim? Or a caring nun who is trying to watch out for the kids even to this day?

A bench in front of the old Independent Dorm is also the location of some strange activity. If you take a seat there at night, you just might hear the laughter, cries, and noises of children playing, as well as adults scolding them. It is as if the area in front of you is a playground for ghosts.

Looking up to the top of what used to be the Chapel when the tract of land contained an orphanage, some have seen what seems to be a lantern floating about. The building at the front gate may also have some haunting activity, but the security staff are not admitting nor denying it, as they have been told not to encourage any â??ghost talk.â?

A student who attended in the 1980â??s remembers the dorms having lots of activity. There were sounds of laughter, crying, and the click-clack of hard-soled shoes walking down the halls when there was no one there to create such a distinctive noise. Past students have also alluded to people seeing things in the silvered mirrors of the older rooms.

One of the more eerie incidences reported is that, on occasion, all clocks in the haunted Jobs Corps Center, including wristwatches, stop at the same time.

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Mitch says:

October 29, 2008, 12:35 am

I live in Albuquerque, and getting and keeping a job here, can be a rather horrifying prospect in and of itself. I am not suprised that we have a haunted ‘Job Center’. I hear that we also have a haunted Pizza Hut on a street called Juan Tabo,where the lights turn themselves off & on- and things fly off the shelves too. So if the Job Center places you there- Whatch Out!!!

heather says:

November 20, 2008, 6:32 pm

you need to put what happend at jobcorps clearfild they had a bakery and there is stuff under neithe it ghost silled doors and other stuff so go check that out oh and the creeper at the great salt lake every 7 years he wakes up and feeds yes just like the movie just go check the place the hole thing all over it from front to back then let me know if you have seen any thing

Stephen says:

December 9, 2008, 3:15 am

I have gone to that job corps in 2006-2007 and I have seen them with a friend and my sis. we did do some investing we made recording the things we herd we kids fighting and cries of other people. I have seen black shadows running Down the halls the R.A. (resident advisor) told me it was nothing.
so i think that the job corps in Albuquerque is haunted place.

yourmom says:

January 29, 2009, 5:33 pm

so what. it’s not that cool!

NativeGirl says:

January 30, 2009, 11:24 am

I prestently attending 2008-2009(NOW) I have not yet seen or heard anything at this here Job corps center, so I dont know why everyone is so freaked out about it. I’m in the new dorm called Red Hawk I have yet to hear what B-S people have to say about the place or about the dorms as well.

Leonard says:

January 30, 2009, 2:47 pm

95-96 Wierd things between the lunch room and Q&R

William says:

February 12, 2009, 1:42 am

attended in 91 if you LIVE there and dont experence something try spending time by what used to be rec. room and first dorm

smallz says:

February 24, 2009, 2:27 pm

i see things all the time…i don’t know what happened but i’m trying to find out the truth. i’m really curious. i’ve been trying to find the records about the nun but i haven’t had any luck yet.

Summer says:

March 11, 2009, 10:42 am

I am a former resident of job corps also. I graduated in ’97 after living there for two years. Like William I can also say that anyone who lives there and had the experience of witnessing these eerie phenomenon that occur nightly can vouch that they are niether natural nor funny. My first expierience happened my very first night , before i ever knew about what happened there. I was repeatedly awakened throughout the night by a loud knocking at my door. Each time i opened the door the long hall would be empty and quiet. After the third time i stopped getting up but the knocking continued every hour or so until morning. After that I didnt doubt anymore when i would hear or see something frightening.

smallz says:

March 11, 2009, 11:57 am

yeah that knocking happens a lot in my dorm. i just ignore it andtell everyone to knock a certain way so i know if it’s a realperson or somethin else. but i really want some sleep so i can’t wait to go home this weekend.

bill suico says:

March 18, 2009, 6:16 am


smallz says:

March 18, 2009, 12:03 pm

yup fo shizzy

William says:

March 18, 2009, 3:01 pm

Its not JUST seeing things or hearing stuff…is the whole place! when I lived there it seemed that there was some presence,uncomfortable.The whole of Job corps was drunk or otherwise “out-of-it”in some way.I know kids party but this was diffrent and NO one TALKED about it at all.

anonymous says:

March 18, 2009, 4:11 pm

yeah that’s true…i feel it as long as i’m inside like on center…it doesn’t matter where at on center i just always feel depressed here NO MATTER WHAT!!! it really pisses me off sometimes cuz that’s just not me…i’m usually a very happy person so i don’t know what it is about this ****** place that does it to me but there is something DEFINATELY not right about AJCC. i know this because i’m at job corps in my class at this very moment. i just want to know happiness again. that’s why i literally crave getting my daily’s (which is a pass that i have to get signed in order to step one foot off center). there is NEVER a day that i don’t take a daily because last time i did that i got really drunk and almost died from it. idk what came over me…i don’t drink. i hate not having control over my body so that’s why i don’t drink.

William says:

March 18, 2009, 4:31 pm

That was the same story with a lot of my freinds did NOT drink untill they got there.and when they left they never drank agian.
you can make it through there!! I did it! Just do your ” dailys ” stick together w/freinds the only thing in that place that can hurt you is “you”
but i’m glad I dont live there now.

anonymous says:

March 18, 2009, 4:44 pm

yeah i’m almost done but i’m stalling cuz i have no where else to go…and with the economy so bad it’s IMPOSSIBLE to find a job so i’m gonna see if i can go to college through this hell hole and save up so i can go non-res.

zach says:

March 20, 2009, 10:45 pm

I have had a few things happen to me at Job corps and I can understand feelings of depression there. Anyways I remember when I moved to the second floor of my dorm which I stayed in, on my wall a shadow in the shape of a hand would appear on the wall where the door is. Me and one of my roommates tried to figure out what was creating it, but there was nothing that could. There is no tree branch or anything outside the window that could make that shape. I’d see it every night and it was creepy, but I got used it. I have also heard knocking but on my wall not the door.
One of the more weird things was this tree that I was told that the “M” nun
hung herself at, you can actually make out an outline of a person there.

smallz says:

March 23, 2009, 12:51 pm

zach, are you currently enrolled at job corps? cuz if you are then can you show which tree you’re talking about cuz i’ve never known about that tree. and i thought she hung her self on the light post by the cafeteria???

Christine/ Gerald R ford job corps says:

March 31, 2009, 11:39 pm

So I`m suppose to leave for job corps in a couple of weeks, But from the stories I hear I`m really second guessing the decision I made. As you guys said it basically what you make it there so I`mma try my best to tough it out because I hate being away from the little family I do have. But they are taking a long time to call me back, I`ve been waiting for about 6weeks now and I`m ready to go start my training and education, So I can get out…I hope I can get all of this done within one yr as well, If I show them I`m not an idiot and I really wanna succeed

Blow me says:

April 4, 2009, 1:03 am

I personally had sex with a ghost here, it was not to good, i really didnt feel anything, maybe others have felt the same. If anyone else knows of any more ghosts that like to get down then let me know…

smallsz says:

April 7, 2009, 11:28 am

wtf? how the hell do you **** a spirit? but christine, just to let you know you really hsould come here…just not if you smoke cuz if you get caught smoking on center 2x’s then you get kicked out and if you’re caught on the phone or listening to your mp3 or any kind of electronic device during the training day (8-4)you’ll get terminated. which sucks ***.

Christine/ Gerald R ford job corps says:

April 7, 2009, 8:03 pm

Where? In Albuquerque, New Mexico? I`m all the way in Michigan how am I suppose to apply over there?

jeremy says:

April 11, 2009, 11:09 am

I lived in job corps there in 91′ and i had to things happen. I was in the old honor dorm while they were building the new dorms and renovating the female half of the honor dorm…not the main building but the back honor dorms at the time i think it was the f dorms. any way i was there in my room alone during christmas break and my alarm went off and i ignored it and it kept going off. it was on the enterainment stand across the room ” making me get up to turn it off in the morning lol” well after about a min of the beeper it hit me in the back of the head. That was the first incident. next one was ant the phone in the same building while i was talking ont he phone with my mom and i looked acrossed to were they were renavating the female dorms. the lights were on but just the end hall way lights so you could see if any one was there. well as i was talking i looked up and saw a kid about 4 or five years old in brown pants and a striped shirt waving at me holding a ball. i looked to see if the ra’s light was on to let them know some one was over in the other dorm and looked back and the kid was gone. to this day even after three deployments to iraq and one to afganistan it leaves goose bumps all over me.

smallz says:

April 11, 2009, 5:01 pm

acutally, you can ask to apply for any job corps that there is…i almost went to the one in la but that was too far for me from my little sister…all you gotta do is tell them which job corps you go to…my friend actually went to the one in montana i think it was and he lived in new mexico so you can actually go to any job corps that you think would suit you the best according to location and which trade you’d like to take.

Christine says:

April 13, 2009, 4:59 am

Ohhhhh, That`s cool I didn`t even know that or I would have went to the one in flordia, Wish i would have known when I applied

William says:

April 29, 2009, 2:27 pm

Christine….hold in there you’ll be there soon i know it seems like a long
wait after you’ve made the choice to leave your “fam” the job corp program
can get you heading in the right direction.You seem smart so the less time you have to spend English/math classes the more time you spend in training classes. 1 yaer is a good goal.Good luck!
Jeremy.. I also attended in 91 were you there when Re-Run from that T.V. show “good times” came to entertain the job corps? I think he saw something that day he left early and didn’t come back for the next days show.
“blow-me”……sex with a spirt is not safe! Practice safe sex and go ___

MZ.ACE says:

May 23, 2009, 10:51 pm

I was recently enrolled at the Albuquerque Job corps center…When I first started the school, a young man that attended AJCC also, hung himself at a park near by…and recently….(very recently in fact) a friend of mine hung himself in his dorm room…And when the school was an orphanage the nun M’s way of killing some of the children was by hanging them and which she later hung herself off a tree that is still there…One thing i can say about it is that it don’t matter how happy you are…if u live there u get a feeling of depression with no reason really…anyone that has gone to job corp and was a resident will tell you what im saying is true…just go on myspace and look for them through the find your school…while being there i have witnessed many tragedies, and have heard of many before that…it has a weird sense of hate.

darbee says:

July 16, 2009, 1:33 am

My dad was there in St Anthonys orphanage in 1925 and was there for 5 years and never said anything about sister M. we went there to the job corp this june and didn t know that it was haunted now I d like to go back to see

one of tre's sisters whoop whoop! says:

July 22, 2009, 9:15 pm

all i got to say is that what happened with my brother and what he did has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the hauntings on center and is very personal so stupid ****** people should stop talking about it like it’s gossip and like it doesn’t hurt people that knew him. he will always be remembered by so many people and missed dearly i’ve been missing him since he did it and i’m sorry i didn’t see the signs or else i could’ve stopped him. RIP IN SHANGRI-LA NINJA! WHOOOOOP WHOOOOOOOP!!!!!

Gothic_Cowgurl says:

August 2, 2009, 8:44 pm

Ur right Smallz…she did hang herself on a lamp post. That’s why those lights don’t go on. if they do she most of the time turns them back off(yes, SHE…as in the “M” nun)…& if for some reason they are still on & ur by that light you will see her hanging from that light….or atleast that’s what happened to my BF…he’s seen this woman like, 5 times…

I knew during my tour that the CPP dorms used to be part of an orphanage, but I never knew it was haunted…until lil timmy started messin with me…

my 3rd week(I think) I kept wakin up to hear the sound of lil kids runnin up & down the ha;lls & then one night it sounded like an adult was running after them…then I woke up to see the shape of a lil boy running behind the bunk across from mine & hiding underneath it…then, right before spring break, my roomate couldn’t find the book I had let her barrow when she KNEW she had sat it on her bed(under mine)…then we came back to grab our stuff & leave & saw it in the cubby part of the nightstand by that same bunk where lil timmy(I’m guessing) had hid weeks before….that same morning I couldn’t find my mp3 player ANYWHERE…I looked all through my locker(closet) & emptied out my purse…then when I grabbed my purse to leave…it was right next to my lip gloss!…it was freaky!

but that was NOTHING compared to what happened last week during the lightning storm…*shivers…

Me & some friends were sittin by the birdcage(a gazebo) explaining to this new gurl in CPP about this place being haunted…I went to point at where the nin hung herself & when I looked over there I saw to men in black(maybe priests) talking to eachother…but when I did a double take, the lightning flashed & they weren’t there anymore…

MY bf was there with me & he started feeling all weird…the lightning hit again & every(cept me & my bf) jumped)…I was like, “Babe? are you getting that same feeling like someone’s watching us?”…he was like”BABE…it’s because something IS watching us!”…he was staring at J-Building & the next day says he had seen one of the older boys that had died there…

we were on our way towards our dorms(it was getting close to curfew) & he looked over at that shed past the Cafeteria…he asked me if I was seeing who he was seeing…I asked what he was talin about & he asked if I saw who was standing by that shed…I didn’t look up…kept walking…Apparently he saw the nun that was Killed there…we kept walking until we got closer to AVO…he said goodnight & ran off to his dorm. I was still with two other gurls & they were all KINDS of freaked out…all of a sudden we see dust flying on the track as if someone was running there…then we saw someone leaning up against a dumpster…all I saw was the figure & could tell he had a hood on…but the shorter gurls I was with could see he was glaring at her with red eyes…

a lil bit later she looked like she was in some sorta transe & stared walking toward the aprtments…the gurl from CPP tried grabbing her & she snapped out of it. but FAR from where she had grabbed her there appeared scratch marks on her arms. & NONE of our nails matched the marks…it was freaky

that night none of us could sleep…I kept feeling like someone was walking around our room & so did the other gurl…she saw the figure of a woman walkin around her room & after dorm meeting I saw someone outside my window(when I’m in PRAIRIE FALCON ON THE 2ND FLOOR!)

Ya…I have no doubt in my minf this place is haunted…but I’m glad I haven’t angered any of the spirits that roam the center….like those gurls were doping…talkin about it like it was a joke…Ghoasts don’t like that/.

Gothic_cowgurl says:

August 2, 2009, 8:51 pm

sry bout the long comment…lol

didn’t realize I was tyoing so much…eep!

Sugga Daddy says:

August 11, 2009, 5:52 pm

I know that job cor is not haunted becuz everybody would have seen this stuff already and there would be nobody here exept the strong ones that don’t get intimidated easily. you guys are just wastin your time talkin about something that never even happened…Get your facts straight. Also I have made a real ouija board and there is no Sister “M”. Lies Lies Lies Man I tell you, Kids these days always exaggerate stuff, especially Girls man They thrive in drama they feel lost without it…Thats real talk baby.Take it from me.PIMP out.

Nicole says:

August 26, 2009, 8:50 am

I am currently attending Blackwell Job Corps in Laona, Wisconsin, and some strange things have definitely happened here. Often doors will open and close by themselves, or objects will suddeny fall (get knocked off?) off of beds when no one is near them. There are several students who claim to have seen a small Indian girl walking around the campus and boys’ dorms, and in my room two of my roommates have said they saw the ghost of a large man standing in our room. Also, on two seperate occasions, girls sleeping in the room I currently occupy have had dreams about someone standing over them and woken to find they couldn’t move to turn on their light, as if someone we’re holding them down. I haven’t experienced any of these things myself, but I don’t discount that it’s possible.

Nicole says:

August 26, 2009, 8:58 am

Christine- there is a Job Corps center in Laona, Wisconsin, we have a lot of people from Michigan here. Also, from what I’ve read, the rules aren’t quite so strict here. We are allowed to have cell phones and mp3 players on campus and won’t get kicked out for using them during the trade day, although they will be confiscated for two weeks. Unfortunately there is no 2nd chance if you get caught smoking or drinking on campus; if they can prove you were doing it, you’re going home or to jail. Our center is called Blackwell, and overall it’s a pretty decent place, though stress levels tend to run high. It’s worth looking into, though, if you don’t want to move too far away from friends and family.

sean says:

September 2, 2009, 4:03 pm

Okay i curently live here a AJCC, and can tell you that some of the things that are posted are true. Now some of the other things i cant really commit on. i havent personly experienced anything weird except the weird feeling of being really down. I mean REALLY down i can normally put up with things but this place has almost made me quite, Not just the stupid *** people but this weird feeling that i an my GF get. I dunno what it is but it is really depressing. Almost like your feeling the young kids feelings before they were gone. who knows but if anybody needs pics of this place or if anyone can tell me what exactlly tree it was that the dumb ***** hung her self in that would be great. Thanx and later i have to go on break now.

sean says:

September 2, 2009, 4:05 pm

sean says:
September 2, 2009, 4:03 pm

Okay i curently live here a AJCC, and can tell you that some of the things that are posted are true. Now some of the other things i cant really commit on. i havent personly experienced anything weird except the weird feeling of being really down. I mean REALLY down i can normally put up with things but this place has almost made me quite, Not just the stupid *** people but this weird feeling that i an my GF get. I dunno what it is but it is really depressing. Almost like your feeling the young kids feelings before they were gone. who knows but if anybody needs pics of this place or if anyone can tell me what exactlly tree it was that the dumb ***** hung her self in that would be great. Thanx and later i have to go on break now.

Kathy M says:

September 15, 2009, 5:31 pm

My Dad and Uncles were in this orphanage 1923-1928. Dad didn’t like to talk about it much. He said the Sisters were strict. Many of the children were not orphans (Dad and Bros were not), their families were unable or unwilling to care for them. I find it interesting that this site has been one of the few sources of information about this orphanage that I can find. If anyone knows where I could learn more about the history of the orphanage I would appreciate it. When did this Sister M incident take pace?

Gothic_cowgurl says:

September 19, 2009, 3:01 pm

I find it funny that “Sugga Daddy” thinks this is all made up…

basically he’s saying these spirits don’t exsist…which will eventually make them mad at HIM, not US thank goodness…

me & my BF recently made the decision to go non-rez…& let me tell you…SMART IDEA…both of us u can notice a change in…

I can actually concentraite & think straight now, I’m not as down as I used to be when I lived there, & I’m not as angry either…My BF doesn’t punch walls out of anger anymore, he smiles more, & he actually talks with his friends during the day more…

We may not be able to say we see weird stuff anymore since now we don’t stay past nightfall…but we can still vouch for the emotional stress of even BEING on that center…

everytime I even step FOOT on that center, I get overwhelmed with this weird feeling…& lately my past week was nuthing but cruddy…it seems like now, everytime I step foot n the grounds I feel an angry presense, like someone from the spirit world is pissed off that me & my BF got away…

I guess its cuz I’m extra sensative to the spirits on that campus or something, but . . . idk . . .I just automatically start feeling like **** everytime I step foot n those grounds

oh MAN I can’t wait till I start CNM in Jan…then I won”t ever have to feel that way again…! ^_^


October 5, 2009, 5:45 pm


Sublime says:

October 14, 2009, 12:02 am

i was a student there in 1995 i had the knocking at the door happening alomost every other night. it happen in the oldest dorms located by the cafeteria. and when i moved to the dorm locatred right behind that bldg. the knocking was still happening also we use to hear kids laughing little kids laughing and playing and crying. that place is way creepy, we learned to live with it.

darbee says:

October 14, 2009, 9:02 pm

Kathy M, I guess your dad and Uncles were there the same time my dad was. I remember dad took us there in 1960 . and we got to go inside. It was a sad feeling to see all the little boys there and knowing my dad was there for five years. Yes he doesn t like to talk about too. and said the sisters were strict. I too would love to know the history

JROCKK says:

November 9, 2009, 2:24 pm

I currently live at job corps and I have seen and heard things all over campus. I have seen the nun, she is hanging on the big tree outside of the cafeteria. On night when me and two of my friends were walking around doing center support, i was in Redhawk at the time, We saw a little kid rocking back and forth in old independant. Also rocks and other foreign objects were being thrown at me when no one was around. I have lots of experiances here, same *** my GF. In CPP they don’t let any of the boys sleep in room 13. I have yet to get them to let me sleep in there for EVP readings. But clocks do stop at certain times or they wind forward or back, I have had all of my electronics mess up on me. I currently live in Achievement, and the other say me and my RA watched the lights turn off in the laundry room and no one was in there, at all. I have had my things rummaged through, rearranged, open n their own and thats in both dorms. My GF’s roomate sees a man everynight, and I do believe I know this spirit, but we discovered footprints outside the window but yet no one was there at night when they look out, it strange. More things happen, people are awakening demons and restless souls. Something goes deep here and to this day my entire year here, still nothing about the Orphanage, its confusing how its hidden so well, but yet we can read all the gruesome killings of a serial killer, what really happened here and why is it hidden from the entire world?

Mr.Noodles says:

November 12, 2009, 2:41 pm

I have been living at Job Corps for about a year now and I have experienced some strange things. The first experience I had was in the Male New Vision dorm. I had just got to bed and had fallen asleep. The next thing I know I was standing up talking to one of the night RAs. I remmember thinking is was 6:00 am but it was only 11:00 pm. It freaked me out so I asked the RA if I had scared her; but she thougt it was funny…. A few days later I was in bed and had fallen asleep. I awoke to the presance of something in the room. It wasnt threatning but it wasnt welcoming…. I looked up and saw shadows that I couldnt make out but I did see a slipknot very clearly. I asked aloud what it wanted and who it was; and then it stoped. Later my room mate started seeing a figure in my closet. It bothered him so much that he would ask me to close my locker at night after that. A few months later I was on center support in the laundry room. While I was loading some linen into one of the dryers I heard a baby crying. I looked around the building to see if it was one of the children from the daycare center here on campus. But they werent around and it sounded like it came from inside the room. I ignored it and went back to work. Right when I started it happend again….. You can believe what you want. The spirit world exists rather if you belive in it or not.

Elizabeth says:

November 13, 2009, 12:15 am

Me and my friends were wondering if we could spend a hour at the orphanage.

Mr.Noodles says:

November 13, 2009, 2:12 pm

Elizabeth this is not a orphanage any more… is JOB CORPS if you want to be on this campus you will have to apply to go here!!!! SORRY!!!!!!

darvbee says:

November 13, 2009, 7:23 pm

The Orphanage is no longer there.

Danielle and Cory says:

November 18, 2009, 5:43 pm

I hate Job Corp. Why would dead little kids want to stay here anyways. This place is so atupid. There aint no ghosts here. and the staff are dirty jews.


December 29, 2009, 5:55 pm

im a student i AJCC and let me tell you that wierd things do happen there…

Brando says:

January 16, 2010, 9:06 pm

Yeah I live there at Jobcorps now and the bench in front of the old independent hall is still there. That building is really kinda creepy. Some friends and I snuck in theere at night and we thought we heard footsteps on the roof.This place is fo sho kinda creepy. And there was in fact a pool there where they supposedly found those bodies. Although, the pool is no longer there.

Amanda says:

January 19, 2010, 1:36 pm

It seems when you come here your whole attitude changes, you become upset or depressed. It could be becasue were here everyday but either way you feel somthing in the pit of your stomach. My friends and I always feel it and it’s creepy!!!

chukkles says:

January 19, 2010, 4:28 pm


Jake Powell says:

April 11, 2010, 12:44 am

While a student in 1996-1997 we had a co-ed dorm Q-R right behind the cafateria we had three girls se an aparition at the same time. They went crazy directly after playing with a ouiji board. I stayed in that dorm and was there the night they came out crying histerically and pale. They described the spirit as an evil nun.

Phillip says:

April 16, 2010, 2:25 pm

OMG im going to the job corbs this year OMG

Some Body says:

April 16, 2010, 2:28 pm

OMG im going to job corps this year OMG!!!!

~*~Kurai~*~ says:

April 19, 2010, 11:47 pm

OMG Phil…unless ur talkin about ur experiences with the paranormal on here, don’t type anything…there are those of us who have actually SEEn the ghosts…

(: MikaylaNoelle :) says:

May 31, 2010, 9:03 pm

Wow, that is pretty interesting. Haha(:

Nick Ortega says:

June 21, 2010, 5:33 am

I went to Albuquerque job corps from 99 to 00 and i lived in the honor dorm (b dorm) and my room was right over the basement and every night i heard babies crying and one night i woke up to go to the bathroom and saw the nun with a baby walking down the male hall way and look at me and put her finger over her mouth and said shhhh thats why i think they built that new dorm by avo if you think im playing look at the pictures of the ground breaking of it i was there i was in stundent governtment as the cheif of justice!!!

Nick Ortega says:

June 21, 2010, 5:37 am

oh yea one more thing. They ALWAYS did locker checks to make sure we didnt have any thing can start a stir up and my uncle was an orphan there and comfirmed everything i said!!!

cristian says:

July 1, 2010, 1:52 pm

sounds like a fucked uo center to me. Boxelder was the BEST!

unknown says:

September 16, 2010, 3:46 pm

its true AJCC is really huanted, i ue to stay in INSPRIRATION hall and i would get along with all the RA’s there, not only i would here wierd *** things but so would my friends, RA’s and people i would talke to… my roomate and i wouldsometimes here chairs dragging in the hall and door closing, also we would here like if someone would bang on the wall with something really big and hard, but there was nothing on anyone in the next room cuz it was the computet room and we would lock it every nyte… my roomate even told me that when i fell asleep she saw a shadow on the wall and it seemed like it was talkin to me but i was deeply asleep then she sed that she tried to turn on the lights but it seemed like she couldnt move so she tried callin my name bt i didnt here her and she sed that the shadow was rite next to her and was saying something to her but she didnt undersatnd anything that they told her. One of the RA’s that would work their as well also told me and my roomate that she fell asleep on the couch and she opened her eyes and saw a little boy just looking at her and she got scared and tried screamin and get up but couldnt and then the little kid just laughed and ran, also they have seen a little kids run in the halls and they would go into the storage room and just be playin and all of the sudden they would just disappear.. me an my roomate have heard so many things in that dorm especailly in sum rooms… me and my roomate just graduated this year, she graduated feb or march and i graduated in april, i was there for 1yr 1/2 and ever since i got to cpp i would here things especially when my roomates moved out and it was just for a couple of weeks.. thank god im out of that place…. i also had a fren who passed away in huming bird in his room and i have heard that know they can here him in the halls and they can also here his favorite song playing… i have so many frens that have heard that and more so i know that i wasnt trippin and think that i was goin insane….

Honey says:

September 24, 2010, 5:38 pm

First of all I’d Like to say that I believe there could be something wrong with all the Job Corps Center I live In abq and still do, However i went to the Roswell Job Corps and It was very nice and all. When I went to go see the abq Job Corps center the students there acted weird like if there was something wrong but the way they made it seem it was a nice place to stay and do your schooling.

Honestly I think when people want to see something happen it won’t happen but it can happen when u least expect it to…People should just learn to leave the spiritual world alone or just live with it because things do happen for a reason. I just fell sorry for the sorry idiot that bought a ouija board.

I was told never to use those boards because well personaly I think there full of B.S. but others might think other wise. It’s a good thing to have your own opinon. As to that matter If it’s true about sister “M” theres nothing we can do now because it was in the past and your suppose to live for the future and ect.

With that being said I hope you all find the answers your looking for. Just be smart about it because you never know what could happen.

GIRL!!! says:

October 28, 2010, 2:48 pm


amber campbell says:

October 30, 2010, 3:32 pm

I was there in 00-01 and thank god i was non res, but the few times i stayed after dark was very unnerving, the night of the dance was really messed up, and everyone that was outside was very jumpy….a lot of people that i went to high school with that ended up there had really changed…i however love creepy **** so it didnt bother me….*sigh* i miss it there

Angela says:

November 5, 2010, 5:03 am

i went to job corps in 2004-2005 and when i first started going there i was in the old dorms in the front and i use to hear like kids runing up and down the halls laughing.and then i moved to tranquillty and nothing up there guess it was too new no spirits…….

Kristen says:

November 29, 2010, 2:00 pm

Okay so I attended Mingo Jobcorps. And At first people kept telling me that they built it over an old army thing or something . And that their was a girl that got killed in me and my friends bay ( Bay f ) I believe in ghost but didnt know what to think of thiis. But we never really here anything so one night me and some of my friends stayed up one weekend and watched a scary Movie. After we went to bed my friend seen something Dark Crawling by my bed and she thought it was one of my other friends. And we she told her to stop she’s really freaking her out . My other friend looked up and said thats not me . When they looked back over it crawled under my bed and disapered :/ . And then another night everybody was alseep and I heard something mumbling So I woke up and looked in the mirror by my friends bed and I seen somthing black curled up behind me sitting right by my bed. It didnt really scare me B/c I was tired I just went back to bed and that morning I told everyone about it and it freak them outt even more. And if you stay up late enough you can here old soldiers outt side of the dorms. Its really freaky there but not a bad place lol.

Rachel says:

December 1, 2010, 1:31 am

I have had quite a few ghost experiences at the Albuquerque Job Corps when I stayed there in 2006-2008. A few of them freaked me out. Lol

1. One night when I was visiting my best friend in front of the Independent Dorm, we both heard somebody walking on the roof with a set of keys dangling. We both ran to the front of the dorm and looked to see on the roof. But nobody whatsoever was on that roof.

2. Then one night, we were looking up at the tree where the ‘nun’ was said to have hung herself. Out of nowhere, we saw a dark body fall from the tree tops by a rope… I ran, my best friend stayed.. He is CRAZY!!! Lol

3. One day we were talking ALONE on the side of the Tranquility Dorm. And out of nowhere, we heard a sound of a raspy voice say, “Ah, there.” That experience gave me the chills.

4. I also heard an a voice of a young child talking to me in the dorm at night. But I couldnt understand what he was saying. This experience was very short.

5. On the tree the ‘nun’ was said to have hung herself, you can easily see the rope marks of when she hung herself and the children…
And you can see her actual shadow running holding a knife on the tree trunk. I am serious, you can see it. I did.. every night.

6. I remember seeing a weird demonic thing in the back dorms during summer break. Its face changed from face to face. Long scary faces with white bead eyes. Freaked me out…

7. I always got stuff thrown at me from a distance. And it always hit me on the same spot on my back.

These were my experiences at Job Corps. If I remember any more, I will write it here. :-)

Rachel says:

December 1, 2010, 1:33 am


That is Freaky!! Lol


December 1, 2010, 3:51 pm

Ok so there is weird stuff there.spirt or other but,due to the overwhelming attitude of hopelessness,I was leaving at night working @ Dennys my girlfreind at the time was pregnet.i was seeing stuff and did nt know who to talk of the basic math teachers (who did’nt seam to like me)was angry at my lack of effort in class(washing dishes at night)
She started grading my test wrong for not labeling i was the last one in this easiest math class.well i felt dumb and asked what i was doing wrong.this gets weird from here. My teacher said i did not label the word problems. i.e. how many DOGS! or miles.but she said thjat was just to b able to talk with me about the ghost storys. I was still not sure what I was seeing so I asked no begged her not to tell The “R.A.s” she said that this kind of thing has disrupted her classes b4 & i should relocate asap.
I was close to getting the money so i wanted to stay the last month.She agreed i would b her aid in the other classes(since i was the only one in basic math now) and i know fractils.& (x,y,z,)equations.Well she was a really good teacher,blond and younger that most the others.when she asked what i was seening at nite i told her she did nt belive so on next friday i rented a room(so you dont have to stay at jobcorps jail)asked her to meet me at 2:30 am by the back feild(by freeway) to see if we could see the nun walking her path.

Well about3:15 a.m. four guys come walking up asking for $$ we try to leave but one grabs her hair things went crazy and we ran 4 blocks.
she was scared bad (i was FROZEN) but acted and got us away.Anyway this was 1991 in Albuqurque jobcorps.if anyone knows the name of this teacher The younger one with blond hair.taught basic math.Please find me. I have never stopped thinking about you. can anyone who was in albuqurqur jobcorps in 90-91-92 give me a text.

Darlene says:

December 4, 2010, 2:05 am

I am overwhelmed by all the stories I read. Kristen, your story had every hair on my body sticking up.

I am a previous Job Corps student, who continued working in SIATech for a short while after graduating. I have only one experience to share.

While working late in the Senior Projects classroom I was distracted by a dark figure that slowly stood up in front of the desk. When I looked up, I saw a blur, as if it had quickly disappeared. It really scared me.

Anyway, I look forward to reading more stories from previous/current JC students.

Medium says:

January 8, 2011, 11:38 pm

I am a medium. I communicate with the spirit world. I have used an ouija board before but I advise its not something to meddle around with lightly. There’s a boy named Christian He would not tell me his last name. He was one of the boys murdered by the nun He says he feels lonely and wants someone to play with. He likes playing hide and seek and he knocks on your door to get you to chase him and play but be aware if you leave your room to play hide and seek with Christian the nun walks at night. This is all i have gotten. I cannot reveal my name nor my idenity but I was at AJCC for a few days and felt a presence of an evil that does not rest… I feel theres another disaster to come like a possession by the nun and whoever she posseses may kill… beware leave that place as soon as you can as I did.

Krissy says:

January 29, 2011, 12:40 am

I recently completed the albuqerque job corps and wow, dreams, faint voices, and strange occurrences have happened to me. I’m afraid to talk about these things and thinking about them give me strange gut feelings. Please I would like to talk to people who have seen heard or dreamt of anything. So please contact me and we can talk. Or email, Thank you.

Walter says:

February 20, 2011, 6:16 am

Yes Curlew job corps is haunted,

I was there from 1974 to 1976 and the time I was there, I saw many of times lights shinning into the windows of the dorm and back then it was an opened dorm with beds and lockers not that far apart with beds one after the other. One night in 1975 I saw a black figure, it looked more like a demon then a ghost to me, I felt the cold from this black figure and I just laid there and watched him while he was watching me, He was standing at the end of my bed he was in the hallway.

One night a bunch of us guys, because that’s all that was there back in these days was guys, we were going out at night to go tubing up the road going to the TV antenna and we were tubing braking lots of rules of the job corps that night doing this too. This happened also in 1975. Anyway we saw lights coming out of the sky and down all around us. I got scarred and run down the hill and I saw another black figure near the cattle guard.
So I run back up the hill and everyone was scarred half to death from the lights going on still so we all got to together and walked down the hill and on the snow covered road out.
We got away with the tubing off of Curlew job corps. But what a night that was!

A black guy was working near me and we were cleaning paint brushes and he saw a white ghost jump behind a tree and he wasn’t the kind of guy to make up stories, so I believed him. Back in these days there were lots of stories of the place being haunted, some people never saw anything others like myself saw a lot or heard a lot, I was in dorm 4. Which is now called old dorm 4.

Take care, Walter

Irene says:

June 22, 2011, 8:40 pm

Darbee and Kathy M. My father also was at the orphanage during 1925-? He has since passed away but I would love to know more about the history of the orphanage as well. My father, like yours, spoke little of his experiences while there.

Mary E. Curtis says:

August 7, 2011, 4:23 pm

Irene,Darbee & Kathy M. My Father & his brother were sent to the orphanage not because they didn’t have parents but because their father was very sick & the mother had several children. It sounds like right in the time frame of the mid 1920 time frame. I donot know how long they were there. My father didn’t say too much other than ” the nuns were strict & he had to go to Mass everyday,that they snuck down to the kitchen to find ” portabe food” after dinner. If you find a roster of names or find any photos of that time please let me know. Mary in Ohio. Is there anyway we can be in contact?

Tony Hoggan says:

August 11, 2011, 9:17 pm

While I was in attendance at the Clearfield Job Corps Center (CJCC), in Clearfield Utah. I witnessed some of the oddest things I have either felt or seen and yes heard, as well. I was there from March of 2001 to March 2004. Yes I was a full completer.
Some quick history for you, about this particular Job Corps Center. During World War 2, it served as an Army/Air Force base. It has many buildings, that have since then been bought and sold to many busineeses that have nothing to do with the military. There are hundreds of underground tunnels. The remaining buildings that have nothing in them are all sealed up and there is no way to get into them. The CJCC campus only makes up a 3 block radius of the entire old base. There where some deaths that where there, during it’s time as a military base. But since CJCC had it’s humble beginnings in 1967. There have been many deaths there. During my time there, they had 3 male students die, on campus. I am not sure what has happened since I graduated, but while I was there I got experience first hand what had been rumored.
I was first put into R dorm. During the first month I was in this dorm. I would see, our “closets” A.K.A. our very large blue lockers, held shut by a pad lock, would for no reason just open, after they where locked and closed for the night…or during class hours. We, those of us whom could not sleep, would hear the sounds of a bouncing rubber ball up and down the hall all night long. Occasionally you would hear a little girl laughing. After only one month in that dorm I was moved to G dorm, where I spent the remaining of my time there, in that dorm until we moved into the new dorms. Durning my time spent in G Dorm, I heard whisperings by my head, at night. In the day room, it was filled with severe hot and cold spots. Our tv room, the lights and tv would come on and turn off by themselves, all hours of the day and night. When I made it to Honor status, we had full and real closets, not lockers. Those closet doors would open, swing and slam shut on their own. Every night I was in those Honor Dorms, I would have something heavy sit on the foot of the bed. We would hear the sound of marching, in the hall, at night. We would see, what looked like a pair of red dots, like a pair of eyes in the day room and at the end of the hall by the fire exscape.
In the Health Occupations class rooms, you would have the sounds of whisperings and muffled sobbings. In the UAW buildings, after classes and dinner was long and gone, you would hear a load and heavy crashing. It would also have the sounds of several engines being started and rev., but no one was never in there after six pm….ever. It was part of the rules.
If any of you out there have any other stories, please bring them forth. I would like to read them. I would, if you can get the permission to do so, love to join you if you can ever get in and do an investication… best time to do so is, durning their summer or winter vacations.
Sincerely yours, Ghost A.K.A. tony hoggan

kma says:

August 12, 2011, 8:24 pm

i went to job corps (06-08) & heard all the stories about being haunted. i lived in the Inspiration dorm at first and they wanted to moved me to the dorms in front and i refused because of the hauntings only to be completly freaked out that harmony was just as haunted. you could hear people running up and down the hall even after everyone was asleep and doors slamming. my roommate was taking a shower and when i came back into the room she had continued talking to as if i had been there the whole time and when i asked her what she was talking about she looked at me like i was crazy. she said she couldve sworn i had been there the whole time and told me everything she thought i had said and i told her she was crazy that i had just came back from being on a daily. i was so glad i finally D.O.T’d its horrible being there, you really cant help but start sinking into a depression when your there

Ramona says:

September 25, 2011, 12:24 am


jmk says:

October 20, 2011, 9:49 am

I went to AJCC 08-09 and I agree with the depression thing. I’d seen people come in so optimistic and end up wrapped in the drugs and angry all the time. It ruined quite a few people. Just always a depressing feeling no matter where you were. I think I saw my boyfriend’s comment from 2 years ago (funny I could spot it) and he said the same. I do remember in CPP my room had some weird things. Like noises from the lockers.. and my roommate thought she had been talking to me one night, but I was asleep. Or seeing someone sleeping in one of the beds when other roommates of ours was gone. The old independent dorms just put off an eerie feeling, but it could be from stories everyone hears.

skyler says:

October 29, 2011, 12:34 am

i am a student here at the moment for AJCC and in the dorm Male New Vision right next to independent hall its pretty freaky late at night you can hear the dorn handle flick and you look out side and hear no one why would it be moving like that around 3am? freaky stuff im glad i was moved into a different dorm

Misty says:

November 1, 2011, 6:44 pm

I was at Job Corps from ’99 to ’01. I was in what was called back them “B”, and “W” dorms. Job Corps is haunted and the RA’s wont say anything about anything there. I remember when I first started there, their was a skull that kept appearing on one of the dorm rooms and they would repaint and repaint and it would keep coming back. I would hear footsteps running up and down the halls and crying and laughing. I remember that I was really depressed all the time and before I went there I was not a drinker at all but when I was there I drank all the time and when I left I didnt drink anymore. I asked one of the security guards “RoboCop” if he knew anything and he was such a jerk he called my RA and they took away my privledges for a week. I’m searching for some more info about the orphanage. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.… Thanks

mariah says:

November 7, 2011, 12:59 pm

i miqht be transferinq to AJCC over winter break & after readinqq dis, i don’t think it’s a qood idea ! ):

Doc says:

November 8, 2011, 10:57 pm

Anyone that hung out with me from aug. 2010- nov 2011. knows that i have about 00:57 of footage in the old independent dorm, which is now the current HOT lab (Health Occupation Trade). I just went ACT (the closest building just 100 feet south of the independent dorm/ new HOT lab. The footage consists of me being down the hall, cleaning up recording us messing around while cleaning. everyone slowly left one at a time, and then i was soon alone still recording stupid and random nothings. then i heard a very slight and vague knocks from every dorm door near and far i went to one and kept the camera of my iPod on it and it was staring at the doorknob, soon it was as if someone from the inside tried to pull the door open from the inside with out turning the knob, therefore it didn’t open. but damn it was freaky, next thing i knew i was headed outta there if felt like i was running, but i with my iPod still recording while i was heading out of there. it seemed i was moving real slow. it was crazy. im not afraid of much but when there is an amount of activity around me that’s completely unpredictable to what can happen to me? i can get very curious and superstitious. but yeah, good times..or lack thereof

unknown girl says:

December 5, 2011, 4:25 pm

Well… wat could i say ..yeah people do talk about that but i been here for a year and a half…haven’t seen anything.. but i could tell you that yes it is very depressing for no reason at all.. when you leave center its so much better but once returing you back to sad emotions….everyone i know living here is depressing . . There has been a lot of drinking drug usage have increased majorly…its crazy…….

Aura says:

February 4, 2012, 4:44 pm

Ever Since I Got To JobCorps I’ve WOkenUp With Bruises On My Legs Arms Stomach Thats Not Noraml I’ve Woken Up With SOmething Grabbing/Squeezing My Hand and Arms Its Some Scary Stuff I Also Heard Lil Kids Laughing Outside My Dorm I Dont Ever Wanna Go Back Thats For Sure

nettie says:

April 16, 2013, 1:39 pm

I worked at ABQ job corps for almost 40 yrs, recently was laid off. Yes it is haunted. continues to be very eerie specially certain places. but what is even more haunting is the way they treat people there, specially staff. theres so much fraud with the upper mgmt. new director trying to tighten it up and I think he means well but hes being sabotaged. students drink, use drugs and get away wit it. dep director lets them, doesn’tsee anything wrong with drinking using drugs. she lets them leave instead of holding accountable. some staff are sleeping with students, taking money from them for “favors”. sickning. vesper j messes with numbrs so they get federal money for students who aren’t there, been awol for long time. health dept is horrible. Benita Castillo needs to be fired. for rn she doesn’t care about students health and lets serious medical conditions go. shes rude and talks down to everyone, staff and students. the feds need to really see whats going on.

J.M. Bodenheimer says:

August 16, 2013, 9:23 pm

I was a resident when it was a orphanage there from 1968 to 1969, my mom in 1967 dumped me there when I was 7. weird things happened then, in that I ended up hospitalized.

Rose Eccleston says:

November 7, 2013, 1:15 am

Nettie = Smitty ?? Johnny Walker Red?? If not, do you know where I can find her and who are you? Lets take a walk down memory lane to late 1979 through mid 1981. A very corrupt,sadistic little weasel of a man…..?? correction. RAT, low enough to have to look “UP” to see WHALE POOP with the last name of COX? was head of security. There was an awesome black guy in security named George that did a wicked marshall arts demonstration during orientation that involved him jumping over several guys that were at least 6 feet tall and breaking a thick board with his foot while coming down on the other end of line of 6 foot guys. George was the main reason serious trouble usually happened on his nights off, which is when my boyfriend, also highly skilled in the marshal arts, would be unofficially asked for help to settle things down. That was true because most, and ESPECIALLY COX, (but not all) security staff were gutless wonders. My boyfriends name was Lee Hilton. I was pretty good about keeping the peace in dorm W.(nicknamed whorehouse dorm) and had an unofficial free pass to roam the center between our dorm and the infirmary to either get medical supplies to patch up all sorts of things that came through our window at all hours of the night or to take people with broken bones or needing more than a few stitches to the infirmary, after sobering them up and calming them down. This worked out well for everybody for reasons you will understand. I lived in both dorm W and what I understand was the first CO-ED dorm job corps ever had that was official called the “Honor Dorm” but was unofficially called “the ***** farm” by the students. That was true because its real reason for existance was to try and create a safer living environment for the gay guys because (putting it very mildly) most of the straight guys in the back dorms were not very nice to them. One of the male gay couples were both named Jose, so we called them Jose 1 and Jose 2. One night while living in B dorm I had signed out for an entire night but things didnt go as planned and I came dragging in at 3 AM to unexpectedly find Jose 2 sound asleep in my bed and my room mate sound asleep in hers. First reaction was “WTH???” Second reaction was irritation, not fear, when I plainly heard the little childrens ghostly laughter at my situation, followed by my third reaction/thought which was, “He’s gay so he’s not gonna hit on me… so no problem. Told him to move over, shut up because I was tired and to go back to sleep. The last thing I heard before going to sleep snuggled up to Jose’s back was the merry laughter of the little childrens ghosts. This was not my first, nor was it my last, paranormal expierence while at the AJCC. Im telling it now because the current and/or future students reading this thread need to know that just because the center is spiraturally active, it does not mean that they automatically need to be afraid or freaked out. If a person is old enough to be attending the AJCC and they have never had a paranormal expierence, I think the worst that will happen is that they will possibly see or hear a ghost for the first time, and most likely will expierence setting something down and discovering it has vanished when they go to pick it back up. As for the people who are psychic/sensitive, they need to take whatever precautions they would normally use as soon as they realize they are in an “active” environment. Last but not least, people should know that myself and a few of my closest friends were the reason ouija boards and other similar things were officially banned from job corps in the rule book. We learned some hard and very frightening life lessons messing with an ouija board on campus 30 yrs ago that are just as true and valid today as they were back then. Bottom line to all this is that those rules are there for good reason and if somebody wants to attend the AJCC, they should not mess with ANYTHING involving the spiritual realm that they do not already know about or understand. If they steer clear of these types of things they should not have any problems with the things that give the center its “HAUNTED” reputation. If people are not mature enough to resist the temptation to explore and expierment things within the ghostly/spiritual realm, then they need to stay away from the AJCC because it is a lot harder to close doors that allow ugly things to come in and really mess peoples lives up than it is to innocently and unknowingly open the doorway of danger in the first place.

Smitty/Nettie, Do you remember a girl who went by the nickname of “CAT” that had an indian room mate that got beaten up and had her nose broke just before CAT moved into my room? Smitty and I had a very honest and off the record conversation about smittys background and bloodlines that involved her decision to move Cat into our room because she did not realize that despite my white skin I had a heavy indian heritage and Becky was black? Do you remember what happened next? I would love to hear from Nettie whoever she may be, and am hoping they will email me privately. my email address is I would also like to hear more details about what happened to J.M. Bodenheimer and what happened at the orphanage and others with firsthand expierences at what is now the AJCC.

Amanda Kline says:

July 28, 2014, 2:15 pm

I attended Oneonta Job Corps in upstate NY. It used to be the old town’s tuberculosis hospital. You hear and see things all the time. I attended it in October of 2012-December of 2013. I was constantly sick, I saw Nurses in period time outfits. You would hear coughing and scratching. Doors would open and slam shut when you were the only one in the room. There’s a little girl with a red ball and a little boy down in the girls dorm that’s in the basement. The morgue is still there but it’s locked up. There we’re foreign students who would try to contact the spirits who came from the islands. One night my friend found her blue stuffed bunny in the shower room soaking wet. There would be cold spots. I would feel my spirit leave my body and would be experiencing two world’s at once. be careful with Ouija boards…ghost hunting and contacting are far from being games and hobbies for entertainment. The students wanted to bring ghost hunters, but the staff we’re afraid their findings would scare away the students.

2011-2012 says:

September 20, 2014, 8:24 pm

I went to school there for almost a year.. I was a non res, but I did not like being alone. Ever since I used the restroom at the SIATech building, honestly heard someone in the next bathroom stall beside me.. It sound as if they were getting toilet paper and they were breathing.. Omg when I washed my hands, I just notice that no one was in the stall beside me and the last stall was out of order.. The hair in the back of my neck stood up and I always asked my friend to go to the restroom with me..

2011 says:

September 20, 2014, 8:57 pm

I experienced weird unknown presents there, one day I was talking to the staff who ran to gym area. That day I got to get him to tell me one his experience, he told me he had been there for 20 years. Back in the days they had late night dances, when everyone was gone, him and the other staff were closing up. It was around after mid night, he heard someone banging/trying open the door(now the weight room). As he opened it he seen a native American student(long hair, tan shirt) he told him to go back to his dorm, the young man walked towards the Dorms by the freeway (south), but went around the first corner. Then the other staff asked who was that, he said it was a student. The old guy asked him, “was he a native American”. He told him “yeah”. He replied “He is not a student, he has been doing that for years.”

Sarah says:

November 10, 2014, 3:29 pm

Well, whenever I get there I will def Post what experiences I have… Kinda scared now…

secret says:

December 12, 2014, 4:20 am

I lived there from 1996 – 1999 and that place is extremely haunted I have seen things there and have heard story’s from the r/a and other staff that would scare the **** out of you .. One instance when I was in s&t dorm there was something in the tree outside the dorm they made all students go into the living area but no one ever figured what it was and it just disappeared

AJCC Welder says:

January 19, 2015, 9:14 pm

anybody know anything about the freedom/harmony boys dorms being potentially haunted? i heard a story about somebody hanging themselves over in harmony and my room mate in freedom swears he saw somebody in the bathroom mirror besides him this was when it was just us two because nobody else moved in yet. and then like the next day i heard laughter and it felt as though someone was holding the knob on the door so i couldn’t get in; i thought it was my room mate messing with me at first so i was laughing too till i realized no one else was in there. Pretty damn creepy…

sahara30 says:

February 24, 2015, 4:28 am

I lived there from 1996-1998. Q n R dorm, then Y n Z. I saw a lot of creepy stuff in both. Suffered from a lot of depression at that place. There was a certain spot by E buildin, every time I passed that spot I’d feel an overwhelming sense of despair. In Y&Z, I felt something walking on my bed, lime a small child. And I had seen a tall shadow and at that moment, I knew that death was real. Pretty terrifying.

HAHA says:

March 16, 2015, 1:52 am

You guys are a bunch of sissies! Ha ha….lmao. Honestly this security guy Trujillo (2004) was telling exactly what the story describes. I really didn’t believe him, but come to find out, it’s true. Doesn’t bother me none. Never experienced such a thing. But do I do believe in super natural occurrence. It’s everywhere!

YoungThang says:

September 30, 2015, 6:40 pm

Just a suggestion :
Inform the superiors, of your experiences.Are there counselors available for the residents to talk to about the depression issues, that some residents have mentioned?

Jojo says:

January 27, 2016, 11:12 am

While I was in my last center of Job Corps in Prestonsburg KY which I’m still currently in the program but Advanced Training. I’ve seen the black figure appear in my room and actually slam the door and I ran to check and nothing happened. Some say that Carl D. Perkins Job Corps used to be a factory. Sense back in the day children used to work in factories. That could be a another scenario. I’ve heard of what may have sounded like flip flops or something with a constant clacking sound to it. I’m currently in the program as we speak. Last night in the T. C. U. program I saw that shadow figure looked straight at my face.

Kasean says:

February 7, 2016, 5:15 am

I would like to say Hello to all the Old & New Job Corps attendant Students. I would like to know is there any Students who attended the Oneonta Job Corps Center other than me?? I attended there in the Fall of 08′, during my stay out there a few guys and myself have witnessed some really spooky s**t there. Most of these situations took place at night, during the time I was living there it wasn’t no secret that the acres of land where the campus sit on top of use to be a Tuberculosis Hospital back in the day. This OJCC has a serious history behind it, A few buddies and myself was revealed a sealed trap door shoot where the Doctors use to lower the dead bodies down to a slab freight. The Director showed us this removing the rug from his office floor.

Kayla says:

October 16, 2016, 3:44 am

I was at Job Corp a few months ago in Albuquerque and I remember our (ILA) Independent Living Advisor told me that some girls would wake up with scratches on themselves so they had to call a medicine man. Another time was when they moved us into the old boys dorm because they were rearranging the older dorms and a girl who stayed in our dorm was telling the ILA she woke up to take a drink of water at the water fountain at 3 in the morning and she heard someone knocking on the other side of the door it was locked and boarded up there were nothing but bunch of boxes and junk stored on that side of the the other side of the dorm where it was locked

Nmpunk says:

January 21, 2018, 7:41 pm

You won’t find ghosts I the newer dorms. They are all in the older dorms. I was first to move into the newer dorms by the gym or whatever it’s called. I was there from 01 to 02. Didn’t hear the kids or anything like that. But heard tapping on my windows when I moved to X dorm. The night before we went on vacation and our last night in those d0rms before moving to the new ones. I was woken up by what seemed to be something on the roof. Jumped out my window to check on if and nothing was there. Jumped back into my bunk then drifted back to sleep. 30 mins later I woke up again but thus was louder it sounded like someone was moving furniture on the roof. Like heavy sliding. When I jumped down from my bunk again my roommate said she heard it too and not to leave her alone lol.
Let’s see what else lights would flicker. The gym had that door at the top in back of the stage were we used to hang out. Well me and my ex went there to hide from everyone one. We sat there for a good while talking when we heard scrapes from the back wall. We thought it was a rat but then all of a sudden it stopped and then 3 solid knocks came from the wall. We jumped down and never went back up there.

Kevin Vecchione says:

February 16, 2018, 5:52 pm

Wow. I was reading through these Job Corps stories and it really brought me back to my days at Oneonta Job Corps in Oneonta, NY. I was there from Jan 2004 to June 2004 and it was the first and only time of my life I’ve ever experienced strange or supernatural experience until more recently. I came to Job Corps with no religious or supernatural beliefs and left questioning that. The place was in fact an old TB Hospital and then later an orphanage. Under the building is miles of underground tunnels, all of them abandoned and some leading deep under the building to an old incinerator where the dead from its hospital years were burned.
I know this because I convinced one of the RA’s to take us to the incinerator through the tunnels in the middle of the night after experiencing countless strange incidents. Doors would open and close in the night, ours and in other kids rooms, the bathroom light would turn on and off at 3am every night without fail. Other incidents include one time I was down by the morgue which was used as a class room back then when we heard loud steps coming from behind one of the tunnel entrances that had been locked for years. When we got closer, the footsteps quickened and got louder until they were right on the other side of the door then stopped. When the three of us got closer to the door to listen, a sudden sound like keys on a car door came from the inside of the door like nails on a chalkboard. We freaked out, and knocked a bunch of chairs and tables over trying to run away.
So one night, this RA took me and a group of us boys into the tunnel towards the old incinerator. It was winter in the Catskills so it was pretty cold. Yet, as we got deeper and deeper into the tunnels, it kept getting warmer and warmer. Despite being a group of nearly 10, all of our flashlights kept turning on and off and dying on us repeatedly. While down there, we realized just how vast these tunnels were and they branched of in various directions with no end in sight. We stuck with our main tunnel lined with rusted old pipes unused for decades. We kept hearing a sound that I can only describe as that made by a gurney as it speaks down a hospital hallway.
By the time we got to the incinerator room, we were drenched in sweat, it was incredibly hot as if the boilers and incinerator were still operating, yet we were told they hadn’t been operational since the 1920’s or so. At this point, between the unbearable warmth, the flickering and dying flashlights, and the squeaking sounds coming from the tunnels offshoots, we decided to get out of there as quickly as possible. By the time we exited the tunnels, most of our flashlights were working again.
As far as I know, we were the last students to go into the tunnels. I still get chills thinking about my time at OJCC. The place freaked me out and I didn’t experience another unexplainable thing in my life until 2016.
I would love to hear more people’s experiences while at oneonta Job Corps. So be my guest and email me at if you want to share your experience. Now that I’ve been around a little longer, my mind keeps straying back to this time of my life and these experiences. The place is by far the creepiest I’ve ever been, and I know many students have had similar experiences so I’m interested in hearing more.

Connor s. says:

February 20, 2018, 12:27 am

I want more about blackwell job corps.

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