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The Witch’s Grave

Old Mesilla, New Mexico
By Robin Wright

Old Mesilla and the area around it has had a dubious history, even before anyone officially settled there. The city of Las Cruces, the second largest city in New Mexico and a mere 6 miles from the quaint town of Old Mesilla was so named because of an 1830 massacre of a wagon train headed west along the trail known as El Camino Real. When the survivors buried their dead, they put up the requisite markings of crosses. Those following used it as a landmark, calling it â??La Placita De Las Crucesâ?–the place of the crosses. Those who settled along the trail shortened it to Las Cruces. Las Cruces is now a bustling modern metropolitan, but enter Mesilla, New Mexico and you step back two hundred years.

Mesilla still has the thick adobe walled buildings that kept out both heat and dust. This was where Billy the Kid was caught, jailed, and allowed to escape. This is also the home of San Albinoâ??s cemetery, home of the Witchâ??s Grave.

At the end of Calle De Lupe is the dirt packed ground that composes the cemetery. Tumbleweeds skitter across the graves, but your eyes will be drawn from the beautiful sculptures that serve as tombstones to a 4â??x4â?? cinderblock and cement tomb decorated with a 2â?? black cross that someone has carved with the number â??666.â? This, legend says, is the Witchâ??s tomb. It is the only headstone in the cemetery that has no name inscribed on it. There is no record of who she is or what she had done to get such a fortified grave, but it has been said that when she was buried there, her ghost kept trying to get out from its supposed final resting place. She has spent decades trying to find a crack that will set her free, and those who live near the cemetery have spent just as many years repairing the cracks that do appear.

Local lore claims a girl once slept on the tomb in response to a dare. She walked away alive, but was afterwards afflicted with incurable epilepsy. Further caution to those who feel the need to visit– in case escaping witches and mysterious illnesses arenâ??t enough, the fine folk who live near the cemetery do not appreciate late night visitors, and strongly discourage entering the cemetery after dark.

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Anonymous says:

October 6, 2005, 12:05 pm

There are other haunted place here, such as the old english building at gadsden high, and the double eagle restraunt.

Seby Aleaxander says:

October 10, 2005, 12:55 pm

never heard of this about the witch’s grave !

Chester says:

October 10, 2005, 11:05 pm

Where is the witch grave in New

ME says:

October 20, 2005, 5:23 pm

I think this is a load of ****.

me's friend says:

October 20, 2005, 9:30 pm

I agree with me!!!!

be bop says:

October 27, 2005, 6:04 pm

well deal with it all of you are the load of **** and dont know how to spell. freaken mexicans go back were you came from.

drako says:

October 27, 2005, 8:37 pm

First of all “be bop” you are a racist @sshol. I come from old mellsia I have seen the witches grave and it is a legend so why don’t you go back to where you are from. By the way learn some damn geography. Mexico is different from NEW Mexico. That extra word in front of Mexico is the tricky part I know, but even someon as sorry as you can read!!! You are shameful and just sorry!!!!!!!!

Courtney says:

October 28, 2005, 11:54 pm

Why is it that all these people think New Mexico is Mexico come on look at a map sometime didn’t you take geography in school you should befour you shoot your mouth off

rosie says:

October 30, 2005, 2:08 am

why do u all whine abut this **** if u dont belive it dont search 4 it then if u gonna say this is **** well hey u r bigger **** cuz no 1 is forcing u to read no 1 minds if u dont the writer juss participates on given their story for the entertainment of all yahl suckers so dont hate……….cuz yahl full of ****…..

Jr says:

October 31, 2005, 10:30 am

Why is everybody arguing here? Take it out side. And ‘be bop’ shut your freaking mouth!

Nikki-A proud New Mexican! says:

October 31, 2005, 6:34 pm

Although Ive never heard of this story, I believe it to be true. New Mexico is so full of traditions AND cultures, that just about anything is possible. You dont have to believe these stories if you dont want to, but dont put them down either. If you didnt believe in these stories or if you weren’t even a little curious about them, you wouldnt have checked out this site in the fist place. It’s these stories that keep OUR traditions going and they’re certainly not dumb or stupid. Generations passed, have kept many of these stories and tales (whether true or not) alive. Now we’re the generation that has to keep them alive! La Llorona, La Mala Hora, El Chupacabra…these are things that need to continue on. Whether we’ve seen/experienced them or not, someone, somewhere did and I believe that there are truths to these stories.

charles says:

November 18, 2005, 1:09 am

Thank you, for your mature, open minded, and courious spirited retort. I myself don”t like to see people argue over things they can’t understand either. May you find your answers on your journeys.

Julia says:

November 24, 2005, 4:33 pm

Go, Nikki! If you just want to chew someone out don’t bother commenting, and if you don’t believe it why are you looking it up?

As for this, I’m..not quite sure what to think. There are always several superstitions and things centered around the paranormal, animals, etc., but then again, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? And I don’t think I wanna try that one out 😛
You never know. I’m a little suspicious of ghost stories, but I would have been even more so…..If I didn’t have some of my own to tell..

courtney DeLong says:

November 29, 2005, 5:24 pm

why are u all argueing over something as serius as this ?people who think this is a load of **** why don’t u look in the frakin toilet then you will see your reflection as a pile of ****. and 4 ure information u can find a pile of **** in ure toilet!!!!! so cut ure ****!!!! nikki has a point ya’ll should listen to her she knows whats she’s talking about, i’ve experianced a ghost or 2 myself!! i can record their voices and i can contact them!!!!! ask me any thing about them i read i watch the shows and i try it myself!!!!!!! so try me!!

Stephanie Boles says:

December 15, 2005, 12:30 am

You all have very little idea with you are talking about, and I’m surprised that more of you haven’t experianced these grave site, although I am grad that this particular site hasn’t been attracting too much attention. Since I was little, my parents have always made it a point to educate us about the power of negs. If you open your energy, whether it be positive, negative, sexual, or spiritual you will forever hold crumblings of the spirit in which you cross. These spirits can become attached without your knowing, but purpose can drive these negs deeper into your plane, especially when you tempt these beings.

My point and I promise you I do have one, is that this particular site is where I met my first real neg. I am not telling you this, so that you will go out and tempt the forces of this energy, I am telling you this in hopes it will dissuade you.

My boyfriend used to find it amusing to ruffle the feathers of these types of infamous spirits. He drove my cousin and me out to the grave stone on Nov 1 (the day of the dead.) He ran around and jumped on her grave site as I yelled pleaing with him.. Out of the corner of my eyes I saw a young boy about 100 yards away. When I walked up to the grave, a boy ,age 8 was buried there. There is no way I could have seen that from that distance in the dark. When I turnned around there was a dark swarm surrounding my boyfriend. The air was heavy and unseasonable cold (kinda like a basement). I screamed for them to get into the car. As we were driving away you could feel the extra weight on the back of the vehical. We drove around for sometime trying to shake the entity, but it wouldn’t leave. When we went into the house. I headed back into the bedroom. Everything felt heavy, I can’t fully explain it, but it was as someone was looking in on us. My dog (who rarely barks) begins baying in the living room. I came out and a chair from the table was moved against the door. And I couldn’t get Molly to stop barking. After that night, she would start barking for no reason. I would have strange things happen, like someone pounding on the door at night, and no one there. Strange noises on the roof. I even called the police one night because it sounded as someone was trying to break into my house. The windows would rattle. Things (like pictures on the walls, necklaces I had made, shiny head pieces) starting disappearing. I finnally quit sleeping there. And moved. The presence isn’t as strong now. But I have been taking steps to pull the attachment that still resides in my lower back. I know it sounds hooky, a little nuts. But believe me, youJ don’t want a reason to really believe. I hope to god that this entry does stimulate any curiousity about this place. I know it sounds like a stupid story, but just don’t mess with her. He needs the energy to survive, and the weaker she is the less she can threaten those of us who have stumbled apon her.

Gabriel says:

December 15, 2005, 6:48 pm

let’s go to the grave and make some crack’s


does anyone got the adress

Devan says:

January 5, 2006, 1:49 am

Whoa Whoa Stephanie! I gave up after the first paragraph, damn. Who cares. This is a b/s story. Sorry to burst your guys bubbles. heh…More Like AssCracks and Witchcraft

amanda says:

January 5, 2006, 5:07 pm

thats a interesting story stephanie. i know i would have been scared. did the entity ever try to hurt you?

Janette says:

January 9, 2006, 2:22 am

I have heard of a lot of hauntings in New Mexico other then in Old Mesilla and Santa Fe. I heard about an abandoned hospital in Silver City. It seemed pretty intersting, if anyone knows what I’m talking about please contact me or put up a story about it. I aslo heard about a church that people say have seen a priest hanging from the middle of it. This church is somewhere outside of Silver City. If anyone knows about either of these locations, please put a story up about them I would really like to know more about them.

laura says:

February 4, 2006, 12:35 pm

nikki i agree with you i mean why do they come to this website and read the scary stories if there gonna be talking **** about them

adriana says:

February 10, 2006, 4:23 pm

well thatz kind of dumb they should open the tomb to see wats in there or sumtin i belive if she is dead u cant do notin bout it

becca says:

February 13, 2006, 11:14 am

yeah it’s really because my friend marie got attacked by the witch and is scared for life the witch hit her with her magic powers scarrrrrrrrrrrrrry but yeah she survied though so have a nice day!!!!!!!!!

savanna says:

February 13, 2006, 3:53 pm

thats cool

ara says:

February 13, 2006, 5:16 pm

what is the adress on the grave in old mesilla

ara says:

February 13, 2006, 5:17 pm

bebop your full of sh..

you says:

February 13, 2006, 5:23 pm

your dirty momma is a wwhorre

ara says:

February 13, 2006, 5:25 pm

who r u talking 2 YOU

savanna says:

February 13, 2006, 5:28 pm

scary story

savanna says:

February 13, 2006, 5:30 pm

becca that is not true ya right

Cate says:

February 13, 2006, 9:56 pm

that is true stupid idiot

savanna says:

February 14, 2006, 3:27 pm

becca I am not an idiot you are becuase you called me one

savanna says:

February 14, 2006, 3:36 pm

cat i am 29 years you better quit this instant are hmmmmmm lets see 01 year old duh. You better write back.

becca says:

February 15, 2006, 11:12 am

you are a ***** and a half savanna you go to hell

Nicole says:

February 15, 2006, 10:34 pm

To all the bic**’s how said to go back to where we came from well here is some thing for you why don’t yo get out our countery’s AND IT FILLS GOOD TO BE A MAXICAN BICTH



savanna says:

February 17, 2006, 3:49 pm

you go melesa rivera thats right you tell them girl


February 17, 2006, 7:17 pm



February 17, 2006, 7:20 pm


priya says:

March 5, 2006, 3:29 pm

let me jst say 1 fing wat would u call a ghost???

priya says:

March 5, 2006, 3:32 pm

i lyk mexican’s so shhhhhh.. west side

rhochelle says:

March 9, 2006, 5:08 pm

stephanie take you statistics somewhere else!

Cate says:

March 9, 2006, 6:58 pm

HEY NICOLE!!!! VEVA MEXICO ASSS! oh and savanna, you go can go suck a donkey’s ****! because it’s stupid hoe’s like you that make witchs attact my dear friend marie….so try and sleep tonight….i’ll be watching…MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA *****!

the mexican says:

March 10, 2006, 8:27 am

hey you racist motherf&@#@%s why don;t you stop f&@cking you family members bunch of damn rednecks

mexico says:

March 10, 2006, 8:28 am

be bop your full of s@#t, go home and f^&k your cousins.

charro says:

March 10, 2006, 8:34 am

west side your mom said she liked f*&^()g your uncle/dad/cousin, 100% trailer trash KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY

Robert says:

March 11, 2006, 3:57 am

Hey ya’ll….Well i would say something racist, lord knows i know a lot..However, I do see more Mexicans, and Afro. americans, out here fighting in Iraq….I mean if they are coming from Mexico to fight for something that is none of their business, Well, let me be the first to welcome to the states.

Robert says:

March 11, 2006, 4:02 am

And besides, this is supposed to be about the witches grave there in Mesilla. Janette, I was born in that hospital you are talking about, and yeah it is run down, and supposedly off limits to anyone. I havent been there in a while, however, if you head a little south of Silver city you have Fort Bayard Med. Center. Now that has some stories. Most of my family has worked there, and they hate the night shift. Also the church you are refering to, i have heard of, and it is supposed to be pretty close. However, i have not had much time to invstigate.

claire says:

March 11, 2006, 8:23 am

hey does anybody wanna hook up?

rolando says:

March 11, 2006, 8:24 am

in what way?

claire says:

March 11, 2006, 8:24 am

well you know

claire says:

March 16, 2006, 6:37 am

rhochelle you can go F*&k yourself

rolando says:

March 16, 2006, 6:39 am


marie says:

March 17, 2006, 4:11 pm

I DARE YOU TO WRITE BACK YOU ******* AND HOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BECCA says:

March 17, 2006, 4:17 pm

by the way, what does DE BOP mean? is it some kind of crazy mexican slang because if it is i would like to meet the person who came up with that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Becca says:

March 18, 2006, 10:02 am

So to all those mexicans who think they are full of ****
I rather be a white person and living in the westside then be a mexican like you all
so shove it were the sun don’t shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this was suppose to be a story of my dear friend marie and her wheelchair and you guys had to make it into a civil war so burn in hell for that

Becca says:

March 22, 2006, 2:43 pm

It’s not a haunted wheel chair you asses she is really in a real wheel chair we didn’t say one word about it being haunted so i don’t know what you are talking about it being haunted maybe you should hang out with savanna more often you guys are both stupid looks like you have alot in common oh yeah and next time you say something thats not true in the frist place look it up or better yet learn how to read i bet you can’t even do that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Claire says:

March 24, 2006, 8:13 am

F U ******* F U Marie and Becca i can fuse where ever and when ever i don’t need you telling me what to do and leave Mexican alone Putas

cochon says:

March 24, 2006, 8:19 am

Hey west side shut up before I f uck you up

Cherish says:

March 24, 2006, 10:24 am

Omg, some of you people need to grow up.

becca says:

March 30, 2006, 10:34 am

mexican i ment to put dumb ***

becca says:

March 31, 2006, 11:00 am

you should talk you say the same stuff about me and i don’t know how old you are but you sure act like a child to swearing at me and my friend so you act your own age

nion lopez says:

April 1, 2006, 6:28 pm

is this realy true oris it ****

jazzy says:

April 6, 2006, 10:18 am

Mexican you make the worst comments i have ever seen
go and look in a mirror how old is that why don’t you do us all a favor and just stop talking on this website it’s not doing anything for you

Unknown says:

April 9, 2006, 6:02 pm

Gadsden High is haunted. I am a student to that school and well I have experience stuff from there first hand. Me and my friends herd the screams and the scratches on the walls. We may not have seen the ghost but we sure herd it.

jazzy says:

April 12, 2006, 8:53 am

Hey mexican no one cares where your from or if you ever heard of the witch’s grave

jazzy says:

April 16, 2006, 3:02 pm

mexican no one says poo hoo what dose that mean anyways is it your language or something

pablo says:

April 16, 2006, 3:02 pm

hi guys u guys are fat. i like chipmunks. becca ur awesome mexicans are smelly like a onion.chipmunks have big acorns.they bite there acorns.i have acorns.I HAVE A CHIPMUNK. i like ace age. i like ice age 2. they have a nut guy. he has nuts!he bites nuts. the pistons are cool. u guys are fools. i kno im meen but what am i? im pablo im from an acorn.which came from a chipmunk.ya.blgggggggggaaaaaaaa i kno michael jackson and chipmunks

becca says:

April 16, 2006, 3:06 pm

I aggree with pablo you guys are fat and are fools

i like chipmunks too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ice age 2 is a good movie

so there!!!!!!!!!!!11

Jordan says:

April 18, 2006, 4:03 pm

I’m from las cruces, the Witches grave is located in san albino’s cemetary in Mesilla. You take Avenida De Messilla, into mesilla and turn right onto Calle de Sur (at the shorty’s gas station) Off of Calle De Sur, you take a left onto Calle De Lupe, the cemetary is at the end of the street.

Juan says:

April 18, 2006, 8:07 pm

dear stupid “Mexican”,
why r u so full of ****? i bet you’re not even mexican!It’s u who degrade my race!marie and becca were just telling a story that might or might not be true, and you had to start a rascist fight!i hope u don’t see me in a dark alley cuz i will f**ck you up you son of a b***h. it’s people like you who make me sick!!!!!!!

el coco says:

April 19, 2006, 2:13 am

to everybody involved in a childish fught over something stupid? I f you don’t believe in the story check it out thanx to Jordan, we now have directions to get there. If youhaven;t checked it out you should, to Marie, Becca, Mexican if you like to argue or act like children please take it elsewhere. A week ago I went ot the Witch’s grave sight i saw as three men worked on the site as they explaine to me the reason they were patching the old grave.

Sunesta says:

April 26, 2006, 8:07 pm

Well GHS is haunted. The other day I was so freaked out cuz I saw the ghost. Now that is just freaky…

spenser says:

April 28, 2006, 2:20 pm



May 7, 2006, 12:25 am

Hey I think we should just concentrate on the stories that are being shared. If you all came to this website to fight thats ok also I only ask that if you are one of the parties involved in the trash talking that you all meet up and fight with eachother in person so you can just end it. Now please let us return to the tales that are being told here.

shirley says:

May 22, 2006, 12:02 am

4 god sakes i read all commets of this 1st of all becca and westside shu*t the f*** up ur both racist am not from mexican but i hav cousins and freinds living there. also i agree in nicole and mariane o ya be bop u to stut the fu–k up u ****

shirley says:

May 22, 2006, 12:05 am

god i hav lots to say to u guys but wat the hack of sayin it u guys all fight some r u r right some most r rong

Courtney says:

May 23, 2006, 2:42 am

You guys are acting really dumb. I hope that you all grow the hell up and learn to type.

Anyways, does anyone have the address? I wouldn’t mind going tomorrow to this place. Even if it isn’t real, it’s still something interesting to do. Has anyone been to the Holy Cross in Deming?

Joseph Clark says:

May 23, 2006, 11:24 am

What do bebop amd his friends do on Halloween? Amswer: Pumpkin!!!!

Debbie says:

May 31, 2006, 12:40 am

One really allegedly hanted place is the old Santa Fe prison where they had that bloody riot years ago! A local radio station did a halloween visit there and put the pics up on their website and it showed a lot of orbs and they claimed there was some sound recordings. It’s not to foreboding looking during the day, just an old water tower, fence etc. Old Town in Albuquerque has it share of hauntings as is the Kimo theater (by a young boy who will stop for donuts) and a few other places. They do have a ghost tour in Old Town but boy they are expensive!

Jared says:

June 4, 2006, 5:41 pm

This place is interesting….I havent heard of it.

Federica Ipolita pamfila otila says:

June 7, 2006, 2:27 pm

Yo pienso que esto es muy raro you never know when there could be a crack on that toomb.

from cruces says:

June 8, 2006, 1:27 pm

I always heard about a witch’s grave in Organ, but I never heard about the one in Mesilla. The Lodge in Cloudcroft is supposed to be haunted. Also the Wool Warehouse Theater Restaurant in Albuquerque. About 80 miles northeast of Albuquerque near Cuba is a spot know as Trail Creek that use to have a small pioneer village and cemetery.

brianna says:

June 12, 2006, 11:11 am

i think that all of you r on this site jus to offend other people you dont even know!!!!!!! and for all the lame a** out there who keep on saying stuff about mexicans and how much you hate them well get over it your voice is not going to be heard here this is a ghost website not a f***** chat site so stop acting so lame and start acting mature people dont want to be seeing your dumb comments unless there about ghosts

west side once again says:

June 13, 2006, 12:20 pm


west side once again says:

June 13, 2006, 12:23 pm

yea what i wrote was sorta messed…….. but deal!

devyn says:

June 13, 2006, 12:35 pm

hey everybody! well the people on here are really funny! but that stories pretty down… i wanna check it out!

Daven says:

June 13, 2006, 12:37 pm

you guys are funny

sexy says:

June 13, 2006, 7:00 pm

now look i want to keep my website clean. these stories are made for the purpose of reading and sharing the spooky stories and “real haunts” that go on around the united states. and if you are from here or not it was made for the purpose of learning and getting spooked by true stories in your hometown. thare is no need for cursing and being rude. now if there is any misunderstanding please contact me at, i am very shocked at such behavier.

supervisor of real haunts says:

June 13, 2006, 7:03 pm

and do take my dearest appologies, i have a 16year old. and he is one of the ones that like to cause commotion on my site, and thought he could be a wise guy and put such a name as “sexy”. thanks.

devyn says:

June 15, 2006, 4:01 pm

way to go sexy! haha j/k your funny!

Timmy says:

June 29, 2006, 1:51 pm

John told me about the party, but I just didn’t know what to wear. Looking through my closet, I could not find anything that I felt comfortable in. On top of that, I had no idea who would be attending the party. Would Michelle be there? I really was hoping she would not show up.

As I stepped from my closet, I glanced at the clock on the wall. Why was it ticking so fast? My gosh, the party was going to start in less than forty minutes. I had no idea what I was going to do. I walked down the stairs and sat down next do my dog and best friend, Randy. I could always count on his wagging tail brightening my day.

Marie and Becca says:

July 27, 2006, 6:23 pm

Dear everybody involved in the Mexican/Westside fight,
WE’RE BACK!!!!!!!!!
anyhoo we just want to say that we have quit this fight cuz west side is being a total rascist, and everyone believes we are big rascists. We’re just commenting back on what you guys said to us.

P.S. i’m outta the wheelchair now and on crutches now.

P.S.S. Cate{Katilina] is actually Hispanic so she can’t be rascist against herself. duh. Savvey

jenny says:

July 30, 2006, 11:57 am

iam a mexican there’s alot of wierd stuff that happen in mexico but believe in any kind of scary story some are really ridiculouse but anyways some of these story’s are pretty scary !!!!!!!!!!!!! i love mexico mexican pride !!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MEXICO!!!!!!!!!

Abrana says:

August 9, 2006, 6:43 pm

I believe the person who posted this. I know a lot about the paranormal and have witnessed and experienced a great deal of the paranormal world.
I walk both sides of the veil. I have to – because of my Ancestry and work that I do in the realms of both the paranormal and genealogy.
Billy the Kid is my Cousin by Marriage.
Viva Nuevo Mexico!

india says:

September 3, 2006, 9:43 pm

Robert, when I used to visit Silver City there is a place going up towards Pino Altos. It’s like a little town with an old church and graveyard and places of antiques and ice cream fountain, there is also a sort of museum of a military fort and that’s where I believe is a true haunting.
One day about 13 years ago, my husband and I went to check out the little town and we went into that little museum. While looking at the fort we thought we were the only ones there. However we (or at least) I saw and heard another family come in. I saw them and waved and they waved back but I notice my otherwise friendly husband totally ignored them. We went around a bend in the fort toward the horse’s corral and came back but I didn’t see them anymore. It’s such a small area I thought surely we would meet up with them but we didn’t. Then I stopped to buy a museum soveigner and commented to the cashier that it was very quiet there and I was glad he had at least another family visiting the museum. He looked at me like I was crazy, then he said very quietly that we were the only visitors so far that day.

lauren holley says:

September 7, 2006, 5:38 pm

this is a load of **** there might be some hanted houses but this is a bunch of bull **** so just scure all of the haunting **** cause your scaring the kids.

p.s. you stink

Bridjet says:

September 20, 2006, 7:45 pm

I live in Maine and there is a witchs grave there too. Although we dont have the same idea. Our grave was a regular woman from yester-couple-of-years like in the 1800s. She was just belived to be a witch, I wonder what would happen if yall’ let a crack come, would it become haunted??

Bridjet says:

September 20, 2006, 7:45 pm

I live in Maine and there is a witchs grave there too. Although we dont have the same idea. Our grave was a regular woman from yester-couple-of-years like in the 1800s. She was just belived to be a witch, I wonder what would happen if yall’ let a crack come, would it become haunted?? You know what i mean??

Lori says:

September 27, 2006, 4:27 pm

Well, so much for Real Haunts plea to try and keep this place looking classy. I wish they would adhere to their reserved right to remove inappropriate comments. I can plainly see that the New Mexico school system needs to require more time in their grammar/language classes in the school system. Many people, such as myself, enjoy sights such as this to explore Southwest myths and legends. Thank you Jordan for your directions to the Witch’s grave. Also, thank you to the others for mentioning places such as Silver City and Deming. I have personally researched the Bonito Lake area in Ruidoso. There are many paranormal sightings in that area. An old mining town was flooded when the lake was created and the old town still exists beneath the lake. It’s a great place to check out if you are ever traveling in that area. If anyone else know of any Ruidoso “haunts” please post and let me know.

Z says:

September 30, 2006, 1:31 pm

Well first of all all youcanadians, south americans,europeans and any other people from any other country shouldn’t be talking **** and saying that the mexicans should go back to where they came from. if they do that so should you. the real natives of america are the people that you white *** trailer trash mother f***ers put on reservations and killed off to the point of extinction. me, myslef have no desire to be in that country that you white *** americans call the greatest f****ing country in the world, although i don’t want to be there to have a home, there is no reason why i don’t want to visit. i heard new mexico has wonderful sunsets and sunrises.
Timmy, what is the point of your story? who the frick cares, Timmy!
What if that cashier didn’t see that family come in and leave, india?
F*** u lori, about the new mexico school system. how the frick are we typers supposed to know that we amde a mistake while trying to type so fast and put our comment out into the world. I bet i messed up a couple of times. My speeling isn’t that bad, haha speeling. I bet the only edumacation you got was up to the eighth grade. funny-edumacation.

Tammy berger says:

September 30, 2006, 10:18 pm

In the years between 1985-1987, several of my friends and I would go to the witches grave. I now reside in Houston,but I can remember the location and what I saw as if it were yesterday. The cemetery is complete dirt and tumbleweeds in Old Mesilla. The grave is of cinder blocks and cement. It stand 4ft. high and is 4ft. across. People including me, have wrtten and sat on the top of her grave. There is a 2ft. black cross with 666 engraved very lightly. I am shocked I found this sight and can give you a picture of this witch’s Grave.. I am sorry if I have offended anyone,but I am telling a story that someone will listen to after all of these years

mizzpeachpassion says:

October 2, 2006, 6:41 pm

Hey thanks for telling me where the witches gave site is now i can go check it out ive been trying to find somthing to do in new mexico and i finally found some thing does any one else know about any more places out there in new mexico cause i like to travel and i want to find out so if you can give the location to where they are that would be great. im very intrested in the paranormal thanx…..

mizzpeachpassion says:

October 2, 2006, 6:43 pm

and also is it in las cruces or some where else the witches grave?

friendly new mexican says:

October 3, 2006, 11:03 pm

Well have you ever been to the haunted hotels in Santa Fe mizzpeachpassion, a freak for the paranormal should check out the hotels and some of the old buildings. there is also albuquerque that is filled with tons of freakish things.

bed dover says:

October 6, 2006, 1:37 pm

i really dont care biout this god damn tomb i bet she was a fine ***** and i would tap dat

Someone says:

October 8, 2006, 1:21 am

I hope that witch haunts you for that bed dover, you are sick!!!!
She is probably too old for you and why would you leave that?

Nora says:

October 9, 2006, 2:24 am

For the question about the Silver City hauntings..the old hospital is not haunted..has a bad vibe, but that’s about it, and mainly put there by the vandals and vaggabons that stay there alot. The old church is a place that will turn your stomach. I wish I could give directions, but it seems every time going out there, there’s another way to get there. Pinos Altos is also a good place for a fright on a full moon, though I never recomend going alone on any night out that way.
As for the fighting, that’s rediculous. This isn’t a “lets talk ****” board, if you’ve nothing to say that is within context of the original post, don’t write it. Take it to a flame board if you need to vent so bad.

nick says:

October 13, 2006, 7:09 am


leila says:

October 13, 2006, 4:37 pm

Hello! Wow…i am a so disappointed at all the punks who have gotten on here and really made this site ugly. Grow up! Is there anyone who has anymore stories on the witch’s grave or about the hospital?

metoo says:

October 14, 2006, 4:42 pm

I live in A 70 year old house and you people probably wont believe the things ive heard and seen in there we moved in when i was only 14 im now 32 and i stil see and hears thing. there are so many thing for me to tell you but it would take to long my sister never belived me until she seen it herself just about a couple of months ago

metoo says:

October 14, 2006, 4:45 pm

and its for real

Shea says:

October 19, 2006, 9:49 am

I don’t think this stuff is fack. But if yall wanna see some scary places come to Gadsden, Alabama. We have some wird things. But there also scary.

question mark says:

October 24, 2006, 8:04 am

So u guys on this page wouldn’t be scared if a witch came back to life and killed you or turned you in to a frog that go ran over? U guys are a**

tati says:

October 28, 2006, 3:17 pm

It is fasinating how many scary stories there is in NEW MEXICO.

tati says:

October 28, 2006, 3:19 pm

I also have a strong interest in witches and haunted places.

Bev says:

October 29, 2006, 3:51 pm

Wow. I was hoping to read a good ghost story and was horrified to come across such comments showing such racial hatred. Many of these entities that don’t pass on and become “ghosts” as we know them are souls conflicted who did not learn their lessons in life sometimes remain earthbound. Maybe some of you writing some of this ugliness need to look a little deeper into your own souls and think about showing some love and respect for your fellow humans. We all will have to answer for our actions one day.

Jennifer says:

October 29, 2006, 8:42 pm

Hey why are these people talking about racism when you are supposed to be talking about the Witches Grave. Oh I’m just kidding does anyone know any good chat sites I don’t know any. Or does anyone wanna hook up! Does anyone watch Most haunted today they had people watching live camera’s so you can watch any live paranormal activity.

lazer says:

November 20, 2006, 7:08 am

Just say “No” to crack !!

karla says:

December 8, 2006, 2:39 pm

hey thats what i thought so none of yah lil ******* have nothing to say

steven says:

December 25, 2006, 2:40 am

there is also alot of stories about an old church by lovington called antioch….they say it is haunted, the story goes that 2 different church groups have been killed there by there preachers, and that both preachers commited suicide by hanging themselves in the tree out in front of the church…the only odd thing we encountered was some bees in the winter time…

Marie and Becca says:

December 31, 2006, 7:32 pm

RESPECT! r-e-s-p-e-c-t! find out what it means me! sock it to me sock it to me sock it to me !

vj says:

January 9, 2007, 10:04 pm

Janette can you tell me if you find out were the church is cause im catholic and i like to do paranormal stuff and i want to see that church plz if you find out tell me.:)

Audrey says:

January 10, 2007, 2:09 am

im not going to get all christian on ya’ll here but:
there cant be such things as GHOST’s because every dead person either goes to heaven or hell,
BUT! good ghost are angels, bad ones…wel lets just say there satins minions

juan says:

January 12, 2007, 8:52 pm

YOU know WEST SIDE suck my mexican !@#$ you black or white piece of ****

ashley says:

January 30, 2007, 2:18 pm

i think that is cool

ashley says:

January 30, 2007, 2:20 pm

f**** that is soooo cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Governor of State says:

February 2, 2007, 11:41 am

After reviewing the entrys on this site, I am request a log of the URI’s containing racial and vulgar comments and language from the “Real Haunts” web-site master. These entries are to be removed and monitored for future violations and reported to the proper authorities. I’m sure the master owner’s of these addresses would like to be informed of the messages sent out from their URI ddresses. In other words enough is enough. Note to Web-site master – If you continue to allow these types of comments to be made and not monitored appropriatly alternative measures will be taken.

Shareka says:

February 15, 2007, 11:29 am

I agree with The Governor of STATE ya’ll are rude and racis. Some of ya’ll have nothing to do everyday but post comments on this website and come back to see if someone responded back to them. This is childish and immature and ya’ll need to get a life. Ya’ll are all weird freaks who say inapproiate things on a ghost story website. So I said once and I’ll say it again. GET A LIFE FREAKS

imp says:

February 15, 2007, 6:17 pm


syd says:

March 1, 2007, 11:26 pm

whats dis got to do with ghost stories?

Barbara says:

March 11, 2007, 5:15 am

ican’t beleave what i’am reading.someone from the
governor’s office is just now looking in to this.
Whats up with that ?? this is my first time on
this site,and i don’t think i’am coming back.
what happened to the real haunts people
Look at the dates.

Sparkster the Rocket Knight says:

March 12, 2007, 2:31 am

This whole section was paticulary hilarious.

People fighting eachother and random chaos, over the story of a witch in some caskethouse somewhere.

Ha. Ha. Ha.

I say let her out.

zach says:

March 12, 2007, 1:15 pm

yeah this is all a lie so u guys are dumb and you guys need to get a live

mindy says:

March 20, 2007, 10:05 pm

omg i total saw this witch

veronica says:

March 30, 2007, 11:49 am

That was funny but 4 real evey1 just needs 2 read tha stories and talk abou them.And not fite wit eachother how stupid is that.

genesis says:

July 11, 2007, 8:01 pm

well be bop u are such a ***** and i dont know what Raise . but u need to go to the muther ******* place u came from. iam from mexico u are the biggets ,b****,****** ******.I LUV MEXICO. an u go jenny u r the best. well u know what be bop+ stupid= biAch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BYE. please feel free to leave a comment.

genesis says:

July 11, 2007, 8:27 pm

well west side i dont want to burst ur dam bubble but u need to shut the **** up y ur saying that u r a ***** american ur self dont get started whith me cause i can go to ur state and and beat ur *** up i have people I AM NOT SCARED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am an AMERICAN/MEXICAN which = LATINA …

genesis friend says:

July 11, 2007, 8:31 pm

u go genesis thats my friend by the way she is so hot i am her guy friend!!!

genesis and jessica my sis says:

July 11, 2007, 8:44 pm

~west side~ well youmuther ****** if you are white you are a white cracker….. no affence my other friends just 4 west side. genesis here but u neeeed 2 shut up okay becouse if thier were NO I MEAN NO MEXICANS IN THE USA. i bet u that u will be working like a muther ****** in the streets to get money.15 million things that describe west side…. pervert, hoe ,*****, muther ******,stupid, *** hoe ,gay,**** (only if u r a girl) poor,dumb……..HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Chu Chu says:

July 19, 2007, 11:11 pm

First of all, I would love to see this… Bet its crazy.. But you people who talk about mexicans and new mexicans… need to get a life seriously… Dont be so white… Mexicans and New mexicans are all spanish people and are all equal to every single one of you dumb beeshes…So therefore, if you don’t like it… bring it ey… peace love and harmony … are the greatest when you smoke…

luvn life says:

July 26, 2007, 2:20 pm

I lived in Silver City, New Mexico and that hopital that your talking about is haunted we use to go there late and nite and get spooked the hell out it was sweet. As for the church Im surprised I never heard of it. If any one knows more less where I would love to go check it out.

Katie says:

September 18, 2007, 12:06 am

Where is it located at?

chicana says:

October 12, 2007, 7:08 pm

okay this is very childish! Al of you raciest jerks just need to go to hell! america is supposed to be free! not to mention that if it was not for all the races we do have here in the U.S, it would never be what it is today! The U.S.A is not perfect but niether is the rest of the world. Many people come to the U.S in search for a better life for themselves and thier family.yes there are bad mexicans but no different then any other race. I am mexican blood but born and raised in the U.S which makes me Chicana… if you don’t understand look it up! and that will give proof to our existance of mexicans before “white” people came and took over. This really bothers me because if this is supposed to be a free country then we should always be accepting to everybody! If so many americans don’t want people from other countries here including from Mexico then why should americans be able to go anywhere they please? i do not say that Mexicans are the “****” but we know our true history! not lies!!

so back to what we should be discussing… **** is scary stuff! i do believe in all of this! i have had to many run-ins with the paranormal my whole life. My mom has always been a freak about believing in all this stuff. but i have seen spirts. My mother has witnessed evil spirits herself. and when anything bad is going to happen to me, i get a vibe about 5 minutes before it happens! i appreciate everybody sharing thier stories and hope to hear more. trust me when i say that you will never catch me trying to investigate any of this! Now if i stumble accross it without knowing thats different

Dawn says:

October 24, 2007, 9:08 am

So wow this is really cool i love **** like this!!

Proxymom says:

October 28, 2007, 2:28 am

ok folks,lets settle down and think about a few things. First of all it does not matter where a person is from, what color their skin is or how old they may be. the truth of the matter is very simple. we are all born and we will all die. when a person dies the ONLY thing they will take with them is accountability for their actions while they were alive. secondly, people are getting all riled up over printed words of people they dont even know. printed words and nothing more than something we CHOOSE to look at. it is not anything to be getting upset about because that just hurts and weakens the anger carrier. whats the point?? thirdly, many people who read this understand that their are “very old souls” in six year old children as well as “very young souls” in people who can claim senior citizen discounts. i am seeing comments from a wide range of spiratual maturity, young and old alike. people need to stop,think for themselves and above all else have patience with those that need it. last of all…is it possible to get the directions off of this site? lives can easily be both directly and indirectly messed up by certain people toying with things they dont understand.

Proxymom says:

October 28, 2007, 2:46 am

here are a couple of things people might find interesting to try. when you are around a young child who is just starting to talk in short sentences ask them a few simple questions they will instantly know the answers to. then you ask them if they remember their “other” mommy and/or daddy. do NOT freak out if they tell you because many will, and if you freak out it will frighten the child and they will not tell you anything else. secondly when a child very first starts speaking well enough to use names, wait until they are contentedly playing alone, but jabbering to themselves and ask them who they are talking to. same rule about not freaking out applies!!! responses by the people who do this would be interesting to hear in this forum!!!!

carla says:

November 2, 2007, 3:36 pm

first of all all ya lil white motha fuckers need to stop talkin **** bout mexicanz cuz if it wasnt for mexican ya lil fuckers wouldnt be in ur ****** rooms right now writing all this **** yes ***** WE made ur motha ****** house cuz ya white people are to motha ****** lazy thatz y most of ya are all ****** obease and **** well let me tell you something get off ur lazy asses and do all the work we do and i want to c this stupid *** country go a day wit out us oh and ya tell us to go back to where we came from well let me tell you something ya motha fuckers aint from here either **** ya might as well go back to england in that mi=otha ****** case yes ***** a mexican just motha ****** told all ya waz up!!!!!!!!!! **** ALL YA *******


November 7, 2007, 1:00 pm


Proxymom says:

November 9, 2007, 2:03 am

To understand this story you need to know that my skin is white but my bloodlines stem from the onadaga indians in the northeastern United States. Back in 1981 I was attending the Albuquerque Job Corps center with 2 roomates. We lived in what was called dorm W at that time. I did not know it until later that night but one of the girls was a full blooded indian that went by the nickname of “Cat”. Late one night, in the middle of summer and too hot to sleep, Cat and I were sitting on the floor in front of the window talking. The room lights were off because the third girl was sleeping, but we had enough light to see from one of the campus lights outside the dorm. The first thing I noticed was that the room was suddenly getting cold. I kept watching Cat to see if she had noticed the drop in temperature but she didnt seem to notice anything strange, so i kept quiet about it . My entire family is sensitive to certain things other people seem not to notice and I just assumed this was one of those times. From past expierence I knew the temperature drop meant we “had company” from the spirit world, and just assumed cat was unaware of it like most people seem to be. Well that assumption was a mistake.. a BIG mistake !!!! The temperature continued to drop and was lower than anything I had ever expierenced due to having “company” but Cat still didn’t say anything so I remained silent as well. We all had our individual lockers in the rooms and if my locker doors were not latched shut, one of the doors would swing wide open and that is the way it was that night. By this time the room was so unbearably cold that I had chill bumps and was shivering. It was at least 80 degrees outside with no wind at all to account for what happened next. My uneven locker door, that always hung open unless it was latched, started to VERY SLOWLY close all by itself! I knew something new and strange was happening as we BOTH sat there and watched it close. On some level I was scared but my main concern was how to explain what was going on to Cat. It was as tho my mind was going a million miles an hour on one level and frozen with fear and utter fascination on another level. When the door reached the center of the locker, we watched the handle slowly turn until the door settle into its frame. I heard the door settle into position but did not see the handle turn back down to latch itself shut because when the door slipped into place cat jumped up and screamed “YOU KNOW IT”S HERE!!” I jumped up and screamed “YES!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS IT?? !!! In a quieter tone of voice..almost as tho she was talking to herself, she said “Thats Not Possible… Your WHITE !!!!” I said “So What?!!, and asked her again “what in the hell is it?!!” She just stood there, frozen in place,looking at me with an expression on her face that was beyond description. I just couldn’t stand it anymore and bolted from the room. My movement seemed to unfreeze her and she was right behind me when I got to the living room area of the dorm. Once we were out of the room and got settled down a little bit, she explained what was happening. She told me that she was a full blooded cherokee indian and that her grandfather had been a very powerful shamin/medicine man within the tribe. Something had happened and a feud got started between her family and a shamin family from another tribe. The other shamin turned some very mean spirits/demons loose upon her family to do as much harm as possible, for all eternity!!!
Her grandfather was not able to undo what the other shamin had done but he was able to put some kind of protective force around his family which prevented the demons from hurting “THEM”. She explained that because the demons only purpose was to hurt them, and they couldnt touch HER family directly, that they would attack people her family cared about as a way of tormenting her family indirectly. Up until that night the demons presence had only been felt by other full blooded indians and that is why cat was so shocked i knew anything at all. I then found out she had transferred into my room because a navajo girl had been attacked in the other dorm. When I say “attacked”, i mean a busted lip,broken nose and two black eyes! The RA was a very smart, open-minded lady who thought it would be safe for cat to stay in a room with girls who were not native american. SHE WAS WRONG !!! She did not know about my bloodlines and I wound up getting “physically” hurt that night myself!! I am not a full blooded indian, not even close, but i think being at a place as spiritually active as the AJCC, helped allow things to happen that wouldn’t normally have occured. By this time it was about 2 AM and Cat was totally exhausted so we cautousley went back to the room. Everything seemed back to normal, so Cat crawled into bed and went to sleep. I was still wide awake and decided to wash my bedding because as every job corps resident knows, doing laundry is most easily accomplished when nobody else wants the washers!! I got things washed and had put them in the dryer when i started getting sleepy myself. I went back to the room and was laying on my mattress waiting for the dryer to get done and fell asleep. At some point i snapped INSTANTLY awake and found myself partly pushed up on my arms as tho I was just beginning to get up…BUT I WASN’T MOVING ! I COULDN’T MOVE AT ALL!!!!
I was frozen in place watching a greyish, smokey looking, cloud thing moving from the foot of Cat’s bed over her body but underneath of the top bunk!!! The main mass was becoming more transparent as it moved over her body and the part going over her was looking more dense and solid by the second! I still could not move and was barely able to breath. It felt like I had steel bands around my chest that would not expand when i tried to pull the air into my lungs. In the meantime nearly all of the mass had gone over her body, with a segment, within the mass, that looked solid,moving slowly from her head towards her feet!! It is impossible to say how long this went on, but at some point i was able to scream her name even tho my body still would not move. when i screamed, she started to get up and the mass VERY QUICKLY retreated back to the foot of her bed and away from her body. In a split second it just gathered itself all together and evaporated. In the next moment i tried again to move but STILL couldn’t do it. Just as sheer panic was hitting me something grabbed me by the ankles and dragged me backwards down my bed and slammed both my feet against the foot board SOOO hard it bruised the ENTIRE BOTTOMS OF BOTH FEET!!!! I also had sore back and neck muscles along with chaffing on my face from scrubbing across the mattress!!!!
I dont know what happened with Cat after that because I was gone out of that room like a SHOT!! The next morning the RA came in to see what was wrong because the 5:00 AM bed check person found me wide awake in the living room and refusing to go back to my room and not giving them an explanation for it either! I would not go back until Cat was OUT!! I never did figure out why the third girl did not wake up because she SHOULD have. I screamed loud enough to wake the dead,but the only indication she gave to what was going on was to curl up tighter in her covers when the room got cold!! There were ALOT of strange things happening at that center 25 yrs ago and according to what i have found on the net recently, there is still alot of activity today!!! I would love to hear from current or recent residents of AJCC !! I would also like to know more about the Indian ways that makes what happened that night possible!! you can email me proxymomm atyahoo dotcom please put JOB CORPS in subject line so i know to keep it when it goes to my bulk mail!!

itz giggles bitch says:

November 11, 2007, 7:46 pm

ok first of all you do not no how fake that sounded seriously stop watching those types of movies!!! and second of all to all those ******* crackers out there talkin **** bout mexicans ALL ya can go suck a ****!you heard me dont act stupid thats all ya good for newayz

Proxymom says:

November 18, 2007, 1:16 am

sooooo easy to disclaim things because you dont understand how they could possibly be true…. the irony is that before that night i probably would have responded in much the same way you did. based on the way you write things and what you have said, im guessing your fairly young. i got pretty lucky in the respect that i had some wiser and older people around me at time this, and other things happened. if you are so very sure that i have been watching to many movies and can totally close this topic off in your brain….then i honestly envy you. i unfortunatly did not have that privledge due to fact that i was there and i knew what happened. to make it even worse, because i was born into a “sensitive” family and my parents knew children were more sensitive than adults, us kids had been told that spirits might scare us but they could not hurt us. part of what happened the next morning was a panic call to my mom with me screaming at her that she had lied. it makes sense that you would put my story in the context of a movie tho. in fact i almost think its funny because nearly all of the horror stories and monsters in our culture were born from a grain of truth somewheres. i am assuming that you probably know how to use a computer and get around on the net alot better than i do. if that is true then i challenge you to do 2 things which while relativly harmless, you will have a hard time explaining away so easily with your movie theory. first, using the net in places like myspace and facebook find people who are now in, or have gone to the albuquerque job corps center. do not tell them anything about what has been written here until after you have asked them wether or not they know anything about the center being haunted. secondly, find some little children who are at an age where they are starting to talk in 3 or 4 word sentences and ask them a few simple questions they will INSTANTLY know the answers to. questions like .. do you like ice cream? [or anything you know they like], what color are your shoes?,whats your mommies/daddys/ puppies…whatevers name. then you ask them if they remember their “OTHER mommy and/or daddy. not all but most kids around the age of four will tell you about things that they have not seen on tv. quite a few kids as old as five and six can remember and tell you about past lives as well. if you decide to check these things out, and a child starts telling you about another life and family….PLEASE dont freak out, just act like its the most normal thing in the world and keep asking questions. next question could be how they died……DO NOT ask IF they remember how they died, just ask them HOW they died. you must remember that what the kids are telling you is the most natural thing in the world to them and they will not freak out or get frightened talking about how they died. they will only get upset if you start acting strange or nervous in some way. then you can ask them if they remember playing with their ghosty or special friends when they were REALLY little. i would be curious to know what you and others who will read this find out. i personally have done this with many different kids from different backgrounds and i started doing it after my own son, not quite 3 yrs old started talking about how he died and where he was buried. after he started talking and answering questions he couldn’t possibly know the answers to, i went to the library and did some research. anyways, the little children can and will tell you about the spirit world being so alive and well and around us all the time. not all things in the spirit world are bad or evil in fact what i dealt with is very rare. most things are harmless and many MANY of the things in this world are with us to protect and guide us. if anybody has questions about what the children say when asked these type of questions, ask me in here and i will do my best to answer them. as for you giggle ?? there is another reason, you PERSONALLY might want to check this out. if you try asking the little children these questions and find out i am telling you the truth… THEN you can tell religous people about what that crazy lady on the net was saying,and ask their OWN kids same questions in front of them. when THEIR OWN kids/grandkids start talking about this stuff….IT BLOWS THEIR MINDS!!!!

magicgee24 says:

December 5, 2007, 1:58 pm

Wow- How old are these people on this site?

I live here in New Mexico and if you want really scary stories the reservation is the place that has them.

sara says:

December 16, 2007, 2:02 pm

man yall crazy and there is no such thing as a witch if there is conatc me @ cause WITCHES ARENT REAL SO that stroy is fake and f*** yall who are making fun of mexicans )(*&^%$#$%^&*()(&^%$#@#$#@#@#$%^&*()(*&^%$%^&*()(*&^%$#@#$%^&*()_(*&^%$#@!@#$%^_)(********&^%$#%^&*()_(*&^%$#@#$%^&*()(*&^%$#$#@#@!@!@!#$%$^%^%$#$@#@@ thats what i gota say

Pae says:

December 31, 2007, 8:39 pm

Yeah, it’s in the really run down down town mall, What happened was there was a woman who practiced Witchcraft here back in the old days, and she was roaming the city while invisible, and got stuck in the concrete wall, as it was drying. the workers saw the black fabric sticking out of the wall, and decided to cover it with a painting, the next day a man, a worker, was found dead, with the painting sticking out of his stomach. Creepy Stuff Happens Here, Man!!!

niksof says:

January 1, 2008, 10:16 am

these people really should get a life. if i was there i’d just pee on her grave.

Deeee says:

January 6, 2008, 5:13 pm

Does anybody know of any other haunted sites here in New Mexico??…

laSmileyIII says:

February 9, 2008, 1:49 pm

I know of this cemetary that is a ways out of the town of Jal NM, I ve been there in the day time, and it is spooky, but if you go there at night watch out, because the place gets all lit up like a spotlight and you start to hear chanting. We made sure that no one was around.

Rosa Maria says:

March 8, 2008, 9:48 am

I think this site is intended for those who are interested on ghost stories, haunted houses, etc. and not for dirty uncivilized talks. Don’t visit websites that are not of your interest.

Gareth Gobulcoque says:

March 8, 2008, 10:18 am

Heh, sounds interesting. I would love to go there and crack the walls nice and big, setting the spirit free to prove she exsists 😀

New Mexican says:

March 21, 2008, 10:24 pm

“Please use correct grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. Let’s try to keep this place looking classy. Real Haunts reserves the right to remove any comment that does not adhere to this requirement or is otherwise inappropriate.”

I’d say there needs to be some clean-up here. And by the way, hasn’t anyone here heard of spell check? Just wondering…

felicia says:

March 29, 2008, 4:13 pm

o haha i have been to the grave uits creepy!and i have been trying to go to the double eagle restuarant.its cool!

Dramon Shadow says:

April 2, 2008, 8:29 pm

This sounds interesting…except for one thing! Witches aren’t really evil!!!!!!!!!!!! I truly believe in ghosts and have been to a few sights but stories about a witch who will attack you from beyond the grave is far fetched. I am a witch an we are NOT evil!!!!!!! But I get the spookiness of the grave site, it’s in the tradition more over than the belief.

page says:

April 24, 2008, 5:19 pm

THAT IS SOO COOL and weird at the same time soo call me at 931-729-1554 OR 931-729-7057 !!! p.s I’m Hot!!!!

Ananimous says:

April 28, 2008, 6:43 pm

i dont appreciate you being racist on mexicans or blacks or whoever so shove all that stuff up you a**

Destiny says:

April 28, 2008, 6:50 pm

I live in new mexico and i have a story to tell you about witches.
My mom told me this story, When my grandma was little she was at her aunts house in Las Vegas, NM
when she was washing dishes she saw a ball of fire rolling down the hill and all these cats were on that hill with there hair up. My grandma then found out that this lady died that live next door so the lady was a witch.
And also my dads great grandma was a witch
ps this is a true story and there is a story that the plaza hotel is haunted and there is a lot of witches that live there

Angel says:

May 5, 2008, 12:40 pm

Having lived in southern New Mexico my entire life, I will admit to having seen and experienced a number of what would be considered paranormal things. The Double Eagle restaurant in Old Mesilla is, in fact, haunted. If I recall correctly, it is one of the back dining rooms, and a number of cooks and waitresses have quit the restaurant because of the ghost’s activity.
One of the comments on this mentioned the Old English building at Gadsden High School in Anthony, NM. That ghost is a female suicide who haunts the second floor. There are, in fact, three other ghosts that I have encountered personally. One is a Hispanic janitor who was locked in the basement over a Christmas break. (I believe this took place in the early 80’s.) He is beneath the Boys’ Gym next to the Old English building, and if you stand by the railing next to the concession stand in late December, you can sometimes hear him pounding on the metal door and calling in Spanish for help. One of the other ghosts is also a basement ghost- a student who got lost in the basement during a dare break-in. The third, which I’ve never encountered personally, holds sway in the Girls’ Gym near the football field. Apparently that ghost likes playing with the lights and showers.
Stahman’s Pecan Orchard is also haunted. Located on some of the old conquistador trails, and near abandoned missions, it has been considered haunted for well over forty years. Many of my friends, whose parents lived in/worked at the orchard, have related stories told by their parents about the occurrences in the orchard. It’s commonly known that trying to park by the side of the main road that winds through the orchard leaves one with a fifty/fifty chance of being able to start your car once more.
I’ve only seen one ghost in Stahman’s personally. When I was driving to Gadsden from NMSU in Las Cruces one fall afternoon, I took the road through Stahman’s for a pleasant change of pace. (Rather than using the interstate, or the rural highway running behind Vado.) As I drove through Stahman’s, I turned a gentle corner and saw, out of the corner of my eye, a man leaning against one of the pecan trees. I turned to look and saw a priest with his arms around the tree trunk. He was wearing brown robes, with a wooden crucifix at his waist, and watched the road without moving. It didn’t ‘click’ for a moment, and then I looked back. He was, naturally, gone. I’d never seen a ghost in daylight, and that memory has stuck with me very vividly.
There is also a burnt down church past Santa Theresa, near the country club, which is haunted by the priest who died in that fire. My friends and I went there one night, and we distinctly heard both fire and a man’s voice speaking softly in Spanish. A sighting of La Llorona was documented in the late eighties under one of the bridges crossing from Juarez to El Paso, TX. I recall a chupacabra scare in the Las Cruces/Anthony/Chaparral area when I was in middle school, and there was a spate of Bloody Mary sightings in my elementary school.
Despite what people may scoff or dismiss, the New Mexico area, having the history of conquest that it does, is rife with ghosts. I myself have never heard of the witch’s grave, but that does not mean it isn’t possible. After all, I’ve spoken to people who have seen a corpse hanging from a tree in the small park near the Old Mesilla church.

robert says:

May 20, 2008, 2:35 pm

stfu becca you and your gat a** friend bit**

Millie says:

July 14, 2008, 12:59 pm

u wanna see haunted??
go to the Kit Carson Museum in Taos NM
my grandmother works there
that place is so haunted


September 24, 2008, 4:35 pm


anonimous says:

September 27, 2008, 9:16 pm

why can’t we all just get along!!!!! jkjk have a good holoween

Candace says:

September 29, 2008, 8:38 pm

When I was going to school at NMSU many moons ago, I had my 21st birthday party along the Rio Grande. A friend of mine brought 3-wheelers (now quads cuz those things were so unsafe) and she and I went riding off away from the party. We encountered an old sanitorium which had been converted into a women’s prison at one time and was, at that time, totally abandoned. We didn’t see anything in particular there but the 3-wheeler refused to start. We wandered around the place for a while and the feeling was just totally creepy, gave us both goose bumps. Took us a good hour to get that 3-wheeler started again and I was never so happy to drive away from a place. I never did go back, but wonder if anyone has any information on it? Ever heard of it? Is it still there?

Monster says:

October 2, 2008, 3:26 am

The Gadsden High School Ghost I do believe in because I actually saw what was an apparition of a girl on a second story window of the very last class room to the north side of the building upstairs looking at the buses leaving to drop off student who stayed late for school activities, the building was dark, but she seemed to stand out like she was glowing she wore a dress, a friend and I saw her while on our way home from basketball practice, my friend saw it first them he pointed her out to me while not being able to say anything which was exactly what happened to me after I saw her too. I actually attended that classroom where I saw her standing but never experienced anything while there in class which I am glad about, but one day I did see someone cross the hallway as if they were walking from one room to another from the back of my eye while I was going to the boys bathroom on the second floor which was right across that actual classroom in which I saw the apparition at, but what was crazy was that all the classroom doors in the hallway were closed, and well I did not hear any of the doors close, but then again that could have been my imagination, but sometimes the toilet stalls on the second floor boys bathroom would flush on their own. I did also hear about the custodian there too, but never saw anything about him, as far as believeing in the old english building at Gadsden High being haunted I saw it myself while attending school there so I do believe.

Monster says:

October 2, 2008, 3:30 am

but about the Witch’s Tomb I have never heard of, I have heard of the Old Abandoned Hangar in the Las Cruces Airport which is very Haunted, but I am going to look into it and bring some info if anyone would be interested later

silver says:

October 3, 2008, 2:14 pm

which room was it that you saw the girl? I go to ghs and im sernior there

Monster says:

October 6, 2008, 2:27 pm

Well I don’t remember the exact classroom number because I left gadsden in 1993, but I can tell you that it was in the Old English Building on the second floor the last classroom to the left facing Highway 28 as you go up the stairs, she was standing on the third window from left to right as you view them from the classroom door.

silver says:

October 7, 2008, 12:08 pm

Thats coo. I think I am going to keep an eye out when I stay afterschool. =]. thanks for the info ^^

NIKY says:

October 15, 2008, 10:21 pm


doll says:

October 16, 2008, 10:29 pm

yeah that is real she was raped and murder the man who did that also haunts that place he is an evil aprition dont mess with him…

Brittany from LC NM says:

October 19, 2008, 7:42 pm

this story is very much true in some ways, the story is said that the with killed a little boy and as punichment she was killed and buried next to him so she would have to deal with the torment of resting next to the innocent soul she harmed. Its really creepy to go at night, A few friends and myself went one night and while the boys were in the graveyard we waited by the car, my friend steph and I saw a white figure slowly walk from one side of the graveyard to the other, stop, stare directly at us then vanish into thin air. CREEPY!! Also in Deming NM there is a hospital that is extremely haunted. there are underground pipes leading from the hospital to different spots in the city. it’s a small town nobody really knows of about 30 minutes from Las Cruces and Mesilla. If you are an avid ghost hunter I suggest going there.!!

jlu says:

October 22, 2008, 2:39 am

i live in silver city. the old hospital was torn down this year which sucked.some people say it was built on top of a indian graves but they never found anything to this day about finding bones. but i hurd a unstable minded patient jumped off the roof. then down at the buffalo bar there was a prostitute thrown out of the top windows. and some say late at night you can hear her scream as she falls to her death. i still want to watch her get thrown out the window.

Mary says:

October 25, 2008, 3:06 am

Hi I have read some of your encounters and very interested to hear more. I work with a ghost group here in Las Cruces. I am also interested in any one with information on the haunted airplane hangar, does anyone know the location? Please let me know and email me at Thanks

Samuel says:

February 3, 2009, 5:17 pm

I think u guys should all stop arguing over some stupid story!I think ur all imature!If u don’t want 2 believe it fine then that’s ur guys openion.U choose 2 believe it or u don’t!

sakura haruno says:

February 28, 2009, 10:46 pm

lol how scary lol *yawn* does anywone know a REAL SCARY STORIE?

Devious575 says:

April 15, 2009, 3:36 am

As Far as the Witches Grave..THERE IS NONE.. Alot of my family is burried in San Albino Cemetary and there is no black cross or witches grave..the grave that everyone says is the witches grave belongs to a 5year old boy. its just a LEGEND…I have been there many time and take it from me..there is no witches grave..the Large concrete grave they talk about actually has toys cemented into it by this boys mother.. but there is no witch burried here sorry to burst your bubbles..LOL

Emerson says:

June 22, 2009, 12:32 am

I have gone to this grave!It is so scary my mom’s car ran out of gas when we went there! it was so creepy.

RAYNE says:

August 7, 2009, 10:18 pm

I was born and raised here in Lost Causes NM and know very well about the witches grave. I lived in Hanger Lake my whole life and also know first hand about the hanger. And yes the Hanger is still there. I am in Hanger Lake every other weekend and drive by it all the time. FYI it is now owned by a church group and is used as a church. The stories I have of are far too many to fill these pages and I’m curious where alot of people get some of thier information? Like the bodies hanging from the rafters? That’s a good one, untrue and rather funny. The place IS haunted. The witches grave IS real as are many other things in this god forsaken place. If you don’t believe it that’s fine, there are many other who have not believed either and makes no difference in the end. The resident’s of this desert oasis know the truth and that’s all that matters. If you care to know the truth behind the tales, feel free to let me know.

bob says:

August 21, 2009, 1:18 pm


danny filth!! says:

October 29, 2009, 1:29 pm

this sucks!!!!it’s very very very ghetto!!
-danny filthâ?¥

DaNnY FiLtH says:

October 29, 2009, 1:30 pm

this is ghetto!!!

Rayne says:

October 29, 2009, 7:39 pm

Ghetto is as ghetto does. So Apparently, your ghetto.

getzel mendoza says:

April 7, 2010, 9:00 pm

my house is haunted because we always hear chains dragging on the floor we hear giggles and some people talking in spanish and we would sometimes see a lady dreesed in white saying hi and bye then we see a man that is buff and tall pass by our window with no head

jasmine munoz says:

April 7, 2010, 9:13 pm

i see things that arent supposed to see like people talkking and walking along my side and they say like all kinds of things like you are not supposed to see us and that scares me to death and they tell me how are you and my brother also has seen a figre of a human body standing up and never say nothin at all and just ignore them my friend getzel mendoza has claimed to see that figure standing and looking at the wall then she says that it looks like when she is not looking towards my room she says that it looks like if something is coming at her to attack her

Tiff says:

April 13, 2010, 7:40 pm

I’ve lived in Las Cruces for about ten months now. I didn’t think it was the second biggest city in New Mexico. And, I’ve never heard of the Witch’s Grave. I would like to learn more about the legends of New Mexico and also more about La Llorona (the Crying Woman). I wonder if there are any spirits of the Conquistadores walking around.

AradiaRayne says:

April 13, 2010, 8:31 pm

The Witches grave is in Old Mesilla. The crying woman is said to have drowned her children in the Rio Grande and on the shores of the Rio Grande on the anniversary of their death at the time that she killed them (rumored to be midnight) you can hear her calling for them and sobbing for what she has done. She is a tortured soul and cursed to relive the death of her children forever.

el paso pride says:

April 14, 2010, 9:13 pm

… i want to visit!

billybob thorton says:

August 7, 2010, 2:46 am

……………………..I’m so scared says:

December 2, 2010, 5:47 am

bunch of stupid people

That Guy says:

February 16, 2011, 2:57 am

There were 199 comments. I wanted it to be 200. So here is the comment. I’m prolly gonna check this place out and get some real info on it…

Yup says:

November 12, 2011, 1:05 am

I went to this grave a few months ago after a trip to arizona to visit the birdcage theater. It was mid-day so i didnt encounter anything strange. Only thing is that a squirrel was standing on the grave and as soon as i got off the car the.squirrel ran towards my car. Then it ran back and stood on the.same spot. I didnt go see cuz there was an old man and an old lady and a little kid and it seemed rude to look for a “witch” while they mourned for family. Anyways long story short, watch out for that squirrel… Freakin sandy needs to go back to bikini bottom

cheetoface 88 says:

November 26, 2011, 10:28 pm

The first few comments I have some suggestions… one get a MAP and two.. invest in SPELL CHECK!

Tori says:

May 1, 2012, 9:32 am

Hey, this place exists, I have been living in Las Cruces for many years and this is what I know about it. First off, its at the end of Calle de Guadelupe, not Calle de Lupe, in old Mesilla. Someone has re-covered the tomb in cement and added a wooden cross on top since the last time I was there – I am now 46 and the last I was there I was 21. I moved out here in ’84 as an army brat at WSMR and a local friend of mine showed me this place and told me the local legend behind it that the kids were telling at that time. Supposedly the witch was killed (somehow) and invoked a curse upon this town before she died. It was said that someday she would rise and somehow destroy the town. It was a huge site for the satan worshippers (of which we have curiously many out here) and the goth contingent, and they ended up closing the cemetary after dark and calling the cops if they saw you there. Big thing for the kids back then was to go to the witches tomb on Halloween, or after Dia de Los Muertos to collect the rosaries people would leave on the tomb, they were supposed to bring luck or protection. The story also goes that the cross ontop of the tomb contained a rod of iron that shot into the tomb and through the witch’s heart, to keep her pinned to the earth, so she wouldn’t rise. Weirdly, it seems like no-one here knows about the place anymore – my mom was visiting so I took her to see it yesterday, nice peaceful place. However, I do wonder who re-cemented that tomb. The girl who got sick from lying ontop of the grave is not a story being told at the time.

Tori says:

May 1, 2012, 12:10 pm

About La Llarona, we have a trail out here that runs along the Rio Grande, starting at hwy 70 (aka Picacho) and going along the river towards El Paso; it’s a great place to rollerblade and shed some angst, it’s called La Llarona trail, because it runs along the river, I guess. Here is what I know about La Llarona.There are many different stories, common theme is that she drowned her child and herself and goes up and down the river crying for her child – kind of like a banshee (or beansidhe if you want to be correct). Seeing her or hearing her was a portent of misfortune to come. Muddy Waters, a song by John Hiatt always reminds me of this story. There is just something about tragedy and rivers that is very down south. The first time I came upon this story was in a Frank Dobie book – he’s kind of the Lafcadio Hearn of the southwest. He wrote back in 1929, I think the book was Tongues of the Monte, but since I lent it to someone I am not sure. However, the La Llarona (wailing woman) started in mexico. The story I read goes pretty girl gets seduced by rich ranchero, gets pregnant, he won’t marry her and she kills the baby to conceal her shame. Ranchero won’t come back to her and in remorse she either kills herself, or goes crazy and wastes away wandering along the river banks calling for her baby that she drowned.People who hear her wailing along the river at night are said to be foretold of some hardship or death to come. This story is very prevalent in the area where I live (New Mexico) and I have had several employees (yes I mine their lil brains for the goods, it’s a hobby) who have told me of “La Llarona” sitings elsewhere in our glorious state, it seems the name now means any wailing specter that foretells disaster of some kind. I would love to hear from anyone who’s had a skinwalker experience on the old Rt 66 around Gallop, one of my friends brothers was a hwy patrol officer out there and he told me about some crazy calls that came in.


Romeo says:

August 14, 2012, 3:57 pm

Hey Tori, I’m visiting Las Cruces, NM in about a month or so. Would you recommend any local hauntings within the area? I’ll definitely be checking out Old Mesilla and this “Witch’s Tomb”. I’ve read your comments/stories and they are very well written. I’d appreciate any information you’re willing to provide. Thank you in advance

Elizabeth says:

October 17, 2012, 11:55 am

Does anyone know the history of the land where Trail’s West Retirement Community is located in Las Cruces, NM near Mesilla, NM? This community is located off of Avenida de Mesilla. We have experienced weird haunting type activity here from loud bangings, to a banshee type wail, to a radio turning on, to things falling, to our animal’s acting strange. If anyone knows what was here before or if anything weird has been reported here before, or of any notable history at this area, please respond. We don’t think the home is haunted, but we suspect that the site or land may be haunted, due to the home was in a different location previously, with no weird occurances. Also, no one previously died in the home to the best of our knowledge. Thank you.

Angie says:

April 15, 2015, 12:45 pm

We went the witches grave. We are paranormal photographers we lived in a house that had four ghosts in it. I got a picture of the witch and you could see it was very clear I was scared she saw us and folowed us home .I erased the pictures

Zumi says:

July 7, 2016, 4:36 pm

I’m here late at night and nobody minds. I’m quiet and show respect and only eat my lemon cake. Nobody ever sees me

Mossstar109 says:

November 2, 2017, 4:50 pm

The Witches Grave is 100% real. Went there last year. Dose not mean the legends attached to it are real. However the actual place exists, and I must admit it is kind of spooky.

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