Debunking the “jumping” ghost at the La Fonda Hotel

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A ghost that is claimed to have been seen in the hotel is that of a man wearing 1800’s clothing running across the Plazuela Restaurant. Both guests and staff alike have reported the sight of a ghostly figure that walks to the center of the room and then seemingly jumps into the floor and disappears. … Read moreDebunking the “jumping” ghost at the La Fonda Hotel

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (My opinion on the hauntings)

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The murder of Judge Slough¬†is recorded in several newspaper stories. However, this event occurred in 1867 in the Exchange Hotel. The approximate area where the killing took place in the current building is where the lobby newsstand is now.¬† Many of the ghost stories have incorrectly identified the location of his murder and by proxy, … Read moreLa Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (My opinion on the hauntings)

La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (History)

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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)

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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)