SOP 300, Ghost Hunting Procedures

The process used by SGHA for ghost hunting is designed to eliminate investigator bias and to attempt to solve the mysteries provided by ¬†haunted locations. The process has several different phases, each with its own steps, which must be completed fully in order to obtain useable data. The basic ghost hunt can be conducted in … Read moreSOP 300, Ghost Hunting Procedures

SOP 301, Investigative Procedures

The investigative process used by Southwest Ghost Hunters Association (SGHA) is designed to reduce, if not eliminate, investigator bias and to collect reliable data on reportedly haunted locations for future research. The process has several different aspects, each with its own steps, which must be completed fully in order to obtain useable data. The purpose … Read moreSOP 301, Investigative Procedures

Dawson Cemetery (My opinions of the hauntings)

I was not able to locate any witnesses to the reported phenomenon. The sources of the information we used to conduct our investigation was a 3rd hand account from an employee at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron. The site is also listed in the book “The National Directory of Haunted Places” by Dennis William … Read moreDawson Cemetery (My opinions of the hauntings)

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (History)

An old story claims that in Spanish times Santa Fe had a single hotel, La Fonda, Spanish for “the Inn,” at the same location as the present-day La Fonda. However, no documents have been found to confirm that. Local historian Marian Meyer has reported that an American couple, William and Mary Donoho, operated the place … Read moreLa Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (History)

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

The ghost of Judge Slough In 1867 William Logan Rynerson, a member of the Territorial Legislative Council, took part in a campaign to denigrate the judge, and authored a resolution in the legislature to have the judge removed, leading Slough to slander Rynerson publicly. On December 15, 1867, Rynerson drew a gun on the judge … Read moreLa Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (History)

In 1882, a local merchant named Don Begnino Romero and Jean Pendaries raised $25,000 to build the Plaza Hotel which was soon dubbed the “Belle of the Southwest.” However, it closed after only 4 years due to mismanagement and economic troubles in the area. With a new management team and with extensive renovations, the hotel … Read morePlaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (History)