New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (My Opinion)

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So here we have a great example of when the conclusions of the Southwest Ghost Hunter’s Association and myself differ. The central argument is really focused on if the criteria for a haunting were met. The ghost hunters believe it is. I do not. Over the years I have noticed something that may be affecting … Read moreNew Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (My Opinion)

New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (More Witness Accounts and Ghost Stories)

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One of the popular ghost stories that have come out of the prison involves a member of one of the film crews who reported seeing the dark-garbed figure while he was alone in the prison. The figure went into a bathroom. When the crew member followed, the bathroom was empty. An article published in the Santa … Read moreNew Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (More Witness Accounts and Ghost Stories)

New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (Investigations Summary of 2005)

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We visited the prison several times in October of 2005, mostly to familiarize ourselves with the facility as we were going to be the first ones to lead tours through the pen at the end of the month. The tours focused on the events of the riot and the locations where previous movies had been … Read moreNew Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (Investigations Summary of 2005)

New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (Personal Experiences)

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From 2002 to 2010 I have been involved with eight investigations of the old prison outside of Santa Fe. One important thing to understand about all of the investigations before 2010 was that “Old Main” was a secured area that lies on the grounds of the present day Hi-Max Correctional Facility. Everyone entering the grounds … Read moreNew Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (Personal Experiences)

New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

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The areas of the prison where the most unusual phenomena are reported are Cell Blocks 3, 4, the tool room and the laundry room. Cell Block 3 was the maximum security ward which also contains the Solitary confinement cell. Activity reported here includes unexplainable noises, a burning flesh or “death” smell, doors that open and close by … Read moreNew Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (History)

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Opened in 1885, the New Mexico Penitentiary had been authorized by Congress since 1853. The design was based on the same plans used for Sing Sing and Joliet. Beginning in 1903, New Mexico became the first western state to employ prisoners in building highways. The early prison industry in New Mexico produced bricks. On 19 … Read moreNew Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (History)