First of all, and most importantly, T.J. Wright did not die at the St. James Hotel as the legends have suggested. While the 1880 census does show that he was there, the 1920 census show him to be in Albuquerque, way after the date of his supposed demise in Cimarron. The first three articles are … Read moreWhy T.J. Wright (the ghost of room 18) cannot be haunting the St. James hotel.
On Friday, Oct. 29 2021, was a guest on TJ Trout’s radio show. This year, they investigated Casa Vieja Brewery in Corrales. This is our 21st show where we go out to “haunted” locations and see what happens. Note: The ghost hunts I do for radio are for entertainment purposes only. It is not a … Read moreCasa Vieja Ghost Hunt for T J Trout (KKOB radio)
History Pflueger General Merchandise Store and Annex Saloon was opened in 1818 and was the actual saloon where Billy The Kid was brought, in shackles, en-route to Santa Fe. The former saloon and eatery had occupied a two-story Victorian building along the town’s main drag and was renamed The Pink Garter Saloon in 1950. Eventually, … Read moreThe Legal Tender Saloon, Lamy, NM
During performances a man in a cream-colored double-breasted suit has been known to have appeared on the stage. The spirit seems to be pleasant and is known to happily watch the productions from the side of the stage. However, the stairs behind the stage that leads to the basement are thought to hold a more … Read moreThe “haunting” at the Wool Warehouse Theater
The St. James Hotel in Cimarron is considered to be one of the most haunted places in New Mexico. This documentary about the paranormal activity that is reported at the hotel was shot in 2003. The differences between the reported activity in 2003 can be compared against the claims currently coming from this historic site. … Read moreThe paranormal claims of the St. James Hotel in 2003
The legend of Rebecca is built upon a foundation that is no more solid than the apparition that supposedly haunts the hotel. The biggest problem is the inability to link the supposed ghost to an actual person. Several years have been spent searching genealogical records, law enforcement records, and missing persons reports in an attempt to … Read moreThe Lodge at Cloudcroft, my opinions
In 1887 Charles Fred “Cyclone” Lambert was born to Henri and Mary Lambert in Room #31, now Room 17 of the St. James Hotel. It was a blustery winter night with a blizzard blowing outside and at the time of his birth so one of the hotel guests, and good friend of the Lambert family, laughingly commented … Read moreMary Lambert’s connection to Room 17, St. James Hotel
In the beginning, the ghost stories of Rebecca were not told outside of the Lodge because previous owners believed that having a ghost would be bad for business. Therefore they kept the stories quiet. Buddy Ritter, who owned the lodge between 1959 to 1973 is quoted and an El Paso Times article on October 31st, 1984 … Read moreThe Lodge at Cloudcroft, looking for answers