Bernalillo County Courthouse

Albuquerque, NM

The 1926 Old Bernalillo County Courthouse building is said to be haunted by a ghostly little girl in a school uniform with blonde braids. Witnesses also have described cold spots, lights that come on and off, and an old law book that came hurtling down a hall. Taped boxes have been found open and with their contents scattered about.

Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM (Paranormal Claims)

In 2003 the Community Service group was cleaning out the old courthouse downtown. In the basement rooms, they've been collectively witnessing …

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Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM (History)

Bernalillo County was established on 8 January 1852. It was one of the seven Partidos, established during Mexican rule. It may have been named for …

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Read more about this location in my book Haunted Albuquerque.

When the railroad arrived in Albuquerque in 1880, a whole new town of stores and saloons sprouted along the tracks in tents and shacks. But just like the original settlement, which came to be known as Old Town, the additional districts produced their fair share of macabre tales and ghostly lore. At the KiMo Theater, the crew still leaves out donuts for the tragic young victim of a 1951 water heater explosion. A mysterious woman in a black dress visits the bar at the Old Albuquerque Press Club with an apparent hankering for gin. From inexplicable occurrences at the Old Bernalillo County Courthouse to infamous residents of the Fairview Cemetery, Cody Polston gathers enough of Albuquerque's haunted heritage to entertain the most dismissive skeptic.