La Fonda Hotel

Santa Fe, NM

According to several sources, the hotel is haunted by several different apparitions. One is believed to be Judge Slough who is apparently prone to swooping through the hallways late in the evening. Also, there is also several reports of a man who walks through the dining room and jumps through the floor where the "old well" was located. There are several other reported ghosts, including a ghost bride that was murdered in the 1930's.

Debunking the "jumping" ghost at the La Fonda Hotel

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 …

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

The murder of Judge Slough is recorded in several newspaper stories. However, this event occurred in 1867 in the Exchange Hotel. The approximate …

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La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (History)

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 …

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La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

The ghost of Judge Slough In 1867 William Logan Rynerson, a member of the Territorial Legislative Council, took part in a campaign to denigrate…

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Discover more about the La Fonda Hotel and its ghost stories in my book "New Mexico's Most Haunted: Exposed".

For decades ghostly tales have been told across the land of enchantment. New Mexico's macabre past has created its share of phantoms. From by-gone gunfighters and wealthy socialites to murdered prostitutes and children, their tragic lives have left an imprint in time and legend. For 20 years ghost investigator Cody Polston has searched New Mexico's famous haunted locations for evidence of the supernatural. Now, for the first time, the complete findings of all of his investigations are revealed. The ghost stories and history of New Mexico's most haunted places are fascinating, but are they really haunted by ghosts?