Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Ghost Stories)

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On occasion, the dolls in the china closet at the entrance to the Church Street Cafe move. Some turn around. Some shift in place. A few press their faces against the glass. Only one person has a key to the display case, but restaurant owner Marie Coleman doesn’t touch the dolls except to put them … Read moreChurch Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Ghost Stories)

Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (More Ghost Stories)

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Casa de Ruiz is said to have been built not long after the founding of Old Town in 1706. The building was a U-shaped hacienda style residence made of terrones adobe bricks, over two feet thick in some places. At that time, the area was a marshy swamp due to the frequent flooding of the … Read moreChurch Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (More Ghost Stories)

Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Personal Experiences)

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During an investigation at the café, two of SGHA’s team members and two reporters from the Lobo Daily, both skeptics, heard knocking coming from the adjoining room while conducting an interview in the lobby. It was described as loud knocks, in series of four, which seemed to be coming from the southwest dining room. An … Read moreChurch Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Personal Experiences)

Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (History)

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Casa de Ruiz, which literally translates to “the house of Ruiz”, has a long and distinctive history. Unfortunately much of this history has been lost with the passage of time and that which remains is at best uncertain. The house was built during the founding of Albuquerque sometime after 1706. This would make Casa de … Read moreChurch Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (History)