A cigar-smoking nun, a doughnut-eating boy, a bereaved mother. New Mexico is home to several spirits. Here are seven places to find them in the “Land of Enchantment.”
Inn and Spa at Loretto – Santa Fe
Sister George taught at the Loretto Academy, a Catholic Girls’ School that was located where the hotel presently stands. Hotel guests have reported smelling the distinctive odor of cigar smoke, and have credited it to Sister George. She also leaves money in the till and levitates clothing racks.
Dawson Cemetery – Cimarron
Dawson was a flourishing coal mining town. That changed with two major tragedies: a massive explosion in 1913 that killed 263 men, followed by a second disaster in 1923 that took the lives of 121 additional miners. They are all buried in Dawson Cemetery, with a simple cross marking each grave. Almost 400 miners died violently, and now their ghosts remain.
KiMo Theater – Albuquerque
In 1951, a young boy named Bobby was killed when a water heater in the lobby exploded. The ghostly child now roams the historic theater, causing havoc. Theater guests have taken to leaving small gifts for Bobby so that they may watch performances in peace. On opening night, actors leave a doughnut backstage so he does not disturb their show!