Ghost stories of Central New Mexico, book reveal

Central New Mexico remains a vault of long-buried secrets and restless ghosts. Bloodcurdling tales from a haunted Civil War battlefield at Val Verde…

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Book Launch for "Ghost Stories of Central New Mexico"

Join author Cody Polston as he launches his newest book, "Ghost Stories of Central New Mexico." This presentation will include opportunities for …

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Shadows of the Ghost Light

My first horror novel will be released on August 23rd, 2024, It is a Fictional Horror Anthology Based on Old Albuquerque's Darkest Legends Enter …

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Interview for the Herald Review

If one is in the mood for a tight, taut historical thriller to read, then Murder & Mayhem in Tombstone may be right up one's alley. Check out …

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From Traders to Traitors

Exuding power, his clothing a testimony to wealth, he strolled across the sun-drenched plaza with the confident gait of one born to the manor, …

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The cover for my next book has been finalized

Central New Mexico remains a vault of long-buried secrets and restless ghosts. Bloodcurdling tales from a haunted Civil War battlefield at Val Verde…

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Murder and Mayhem in Tombstone, Author Interview

Recently I was interviewed on 96.3 KKOB about my new book Murder and Mayhem in Tombstone. Click the link below to hear it!

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The Aetherstorm Chronicles, World Building

In this video I talk about the world building that i did for the Aetherstorm Chronicles.  I speak about various concepts of the world, how magick …

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Murder and Mayhem in Tombstone, book reveal and contents

I just received my author copies for my latest book about Tombstone Arizona.  in this video I unbox and show you the book as well as talking about …

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Modern Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Hunting: The stuff you may not know about ghosts and hauntings

Information on the phenomenology of apparitional experiences comes from several collections of spontaneous case studies.  Many cases have been …

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Rewriting Albuquerque's Old Town History

I recently was browsing through some history notes made by historian Emma Moya when I came across this. It appears the claims that the High Noon …

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Modern paranormal investigation, ghost hunting and Spiritualism

Although ghost stories have existed throughout time and across many cultures, the beginning of the serious study of ghosts started in 1840 with the …

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Uncovering haunted truths in Old Town Albuquerque

In 2012, my book Ghosts of Old Town Albuquerque was published. One featured topic was the infamous ghost stories surrounding La Hacienda restaurant.…

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Beyond the Moonlight of Doom, Episode 4 is now up!

Captain Patience Sterling receiving a telegram instructing her to rendezvous with the airship Defiant and take on a mysterious passenger for their …

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Vanishing Hitchhiker stories in Texas (Folklore)

I came across a rather interesting article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (30 Jun 1974) that discusses vanishing hitchhikers (ghosts) in Texas.  …

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Hear a chapter of the audiobook, Tesla St. Vrain: The Power Within for free!

For the holiday season, I am giving you an entire chapter of my audiobook, Tesla St. Vrain, The Power Within for free. I had a blast writing …

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The cover for my next book has been finalized.

Tombstone was a wild place during Arizona’s territorial era, with violence and criminal activity running rampant. It wasn’t just the Earp brothers’ …

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The origins of EMF and its connection with ghosts

Most people know that ghost hunters make use of EMF detectors in order to identify the presence of a spirit. But where did this belief stem from? As…

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NIGHTFALL, a Western Horror Story

In 1881, a malevolent force descended upon the mining town of Nightfall, overtaking its citizens with an eerie brainwashing and avaricious …

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Beyond the Moonlight of Doom, Episode 2 (Danger in the Skies)

Episode 2 is written from an omniscient point of view, providing insight into Patience's thoughts and emotions as well as those of other characters …

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A sample from Chapter Six of Tesla St. Vrain, The Shadow Empire

This chapter marks a major development in Erebus' character arc where it goes on to expand significantly. Tesla dreamt of Erebus, the demon that …

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Beyond the Moonlight of Doom

Terror lurks on the horizon! A brave heroine of unknown lineage? A bizarre crew of eldritch misfits in a flying ship? Strange steampunk contraptions…

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Audio from the annual 96.3 KKOB ghost hunt

The audio from the annual 96.3 KKOB ghost hunt at the Painted lady Bed and Brew.

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El Sombrerón

One of the strangest folktales I’ve discovered is El Sombrerón from Guatemala. He is commonly referred to as Tzipitio, Tzizimite, or simply "the …

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Radio interview on 96.3 KKOB, teasing our 2023 ghost hunt

Preview of the ghost hunt for 96.3 KKOB at the Painted Lady Bed and Brew in Albuquerque, NM.

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Happy Halloween! A little spooky reading for you...

In the spirit of Halloween, I giving you a sample from my book , Tesla St. Vrain, Aetherstorm. If you like vampires and the ghosts that supposedly …

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Murder and Mayhem in Tombstone has a release date of April 1st 2024

My book Murder and Mayhem in Tombstone has been assigned an  release date of April 1st 2024. Tombstone was a lawless hotbed, so gunfights and …

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Ghosts of the Past, Albuquerque Journal

I was interviewed for a story in the Albuquerque Journal. There are a few teasers here on my next book.

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Haunted Albuquerque receives a finalist award in the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

  My book Haunted Albuquerque has received a Finalist Award in the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards for New Mexico history. It is …

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Local Author Fair , Loma Colorado Main Library, Rio Rancho, NM

I will be at the Local Author Fair at the Loma Colorado Main Library Saturday, November 4th from 10am – 2pm. There will be three panel discussions …

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Ghoulastic Book Fair

I will be at the Ghoulastic Book Fair on the 23rd of October, 2023. I have all of my books in stock if you would like to stop by. Miss that beloved…

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Ghosts and Showdowns

From SW Ghost Hunters Associates and author of the book Tombstone Cody Polston talks about where TJ might be going for his Ghost hunt this year, and…

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Book Two of the Ghostwalker Saga is now available.

Tesla St. Vrain was growing ever more frustrated and restless with the lack of supernatural cases to look into, yet Raven's Hollow is unusually …

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Art from the Curse of the Tommyknockers

Sharing some of the art that will appear in my next installment of the Ghostwalker Saga.

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Video promo for Book 3 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles

After two years of dark exile in the Land of the Rising Sun, Tesla St. Vrain is summoned by the Grand Master of the Sōhei to embark upon a dreaded …

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Tesla St. Vrain: The Shadow Empire is now available

After two years of dark exile in the Land of the Rising Sun, Tesla St. Vrain is summoned by the Grand Master of the Sōhei to embark upon a dreaded …

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The audiobook for Tesla St. Vrain, the Power Within is now available!

The audiobook for Tesla St. Vrain, the Power Within is now available! The narrator did a great job. It took over 60 voices, including French, Irish …

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Art dump for the Aetherstorm Chronicles.

A gallery of some of the art that I created for the Aetherstorm Chronicles. The images' are from the first two books in the series and a few random …

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"Tesla St. Vrain, The Power Within" Audiobook sample

A sample from Chapter 19. This was one of my favorite scenes in the book.   The audiobook of Tesla St. Vrain, The power Within came be …

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Tesla St. Vrain, Book 3

I have started on book three of the Aetherstorm Chronicles. The image I have attached is a teaser of what is coming.  More of the mysteries will be …

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Video from "the Power Within"

A short video about my first dark fantasy, paranormal fiction book!

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The Ghostwalker Saga has started

My latest book is now available. It is a YA steampunk, paranormal and mystery novel. One of my Beta-readers called it a Victorian version of Scooby …

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Hauntings and ghost stories of Albuquerque (KRQE)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The historic buildings of Albuquerque’s downtown and Old Town are the origin of a number of stories passed down over the …

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Ex-manager of Luna Mansion: 'I see things that aren’t supposed to happen'

Stories of kitchen doors opening and closing on their own, unoccupied chairs rocking back and forth and flashing photos of a mysterious child have …

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Los Lunas mansion's "haunted" legacy thrills guests

Byron Morton visits the haunted Luna Mansion in Los Lunas with ghost hunter Cody Polston.

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"Easter egg" for Book one (The Power Within)

I like to find "Easter eggs' in movies and as such I provided one for the first book of the Aetherstorm Chronicles. If you click on the hardcover …

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Interview on 96.3 KKOB with T.J. Trout

October has arrived and with that is another interview on News Radio 96.3 KKOB. We talk a little bit about ghosts, where we are going this year and …

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Sir Oliver Lodge (1878 – 1955) : Paranormal Investigators of the Past

Oliver Lodge was born in 1851 at Penkhull in what is now Stoke-on-Trent, and educated at Adams' Grammar School, Newport, Shropshire. He was the …

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Book 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles is released!

After escaping the dark tunnels of Egypt, Tesla found her new life as a Lieutenant of the Ministry anything but easy. All around her, supernatural …

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Cody Polston at Cemetery Stories 2022

Cody Polston, author and ghost investigator, talks about debunking some of the mysteries regarding hauntings reported in this cemetery. This video …

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Cemetery Stories event at Fairview Cemetery

I'll be presenting at the Historic Fairview Cemetery on August 11th talking about  ghostly superstitions, folklore and a few of the investigations …

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Sir William Crookes (1832 – 1919): Paranormal Investigators of the Past

From 1850 to 1854 he filled the position of assistant in the college, and soon embarked upon original work, not in organic chemistry where the …

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Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout

Named to honor our favorite local farmer who hauls away our spent grain, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is brewed with milk sugar and chocolate to …

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Scrutinizing the Relationship between Subjective Anomalous Experiences and Psychotic Symptoms

Another great paper that is quite interesting. Abstract: This research was exploratory, and its main objective was to analyze whether anomalous …

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Meet Topsy Woldthane (Character Card)

As I am approaching the 3/4 finished mark of book two of the Aetherstorm Chronicles, I have added a new character. She is an inventor who is working…

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Historical Photographs of Old Town Albuquerque

The focal point of community life since it was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. Centered around the plaza, Albuquerque's Old …

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Dr. Walter Franklin Prince, Ph.D. (1863 – 1934): Paranormal Investigators of the Past

Prince was a friend to Harry Houdini and Hereward Carrington and they all had exposed the tricks of fraudulent mediums, however, unlike Houdini both…

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Historical Photos of New Albuquerque

Corner of Central Ave. and 1st St. in Albuquerque, N.M., in 1927. This picture shows a car involved in a minor collision with one of the last …

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The Ghost Town of Valverde

Although most people associated Valverde with the battlefield of the same name, it was also a town that once existed fifteen miles south of San …

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Erebus changes it appearance

As the story arc between Tesla and Erebus changes in book 2, so does its tattooed appearance. Can't wait for you to read about the changes and why …

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Green Chile Lager, Tommyknocker Brewery

I enjoy Chile and beer, and I have had very good Chile beers so I thought that I would give this one a try. Here is how I rate it. B – Boldness: …

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The Firebat Fighter (Designs and Concepts)

Another spoiler from Book 2. As the plot moves along, I have added some cool details to the Airship Divinity. It is actually a flying aircraft …

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The Airship Divinity (Blueprints/Schematics)

Since book two has several scenes with this airship, I had to sketch it out to keep track of where everything is. I needed to be consistent and …

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Firearm poses and ideas (Tesla St. Vrain)

A very common pose for novel covers and game cover art is to feature the main character posing with a firearm, often a pistol. A pistol is usually …

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Seeking the supernatural: the Interactive Religious Experience Model

Although this paper applies to religious experiences, it can also be applied in a context to paranormal experiences. There is some very interesting …

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The Old West in Steampunk

Another setting is "Western" steampunk, which overlaps with both the Weird West and Science fiction Western subgenres. One of the earliest steampunk…

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La Sayona

Today's art piece is my rendition of La Sayona, a rather ominous figure that resembles La Llorona but she goes after unfaithful men instead of …

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The mystery of Victoriana Armijo

A rather sociable ghost has also been reported throughout various locations in the La Placita Restaurant. Many believe that it is Ambrosia’s …

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Birdcage Theater (Historic photographs)

The Bird Cage Theatre opened on December 26, 1881. It was owned by Lottie and William "Billy" Hutchinson. Hutchison, a variety performer, originally…

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Myths of the Birdcage Theater

The original painting of Fatima who was an Oriental Belly Dancer, she played the Bird Cage in 1881. According to the theater, this was a gift from …

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Keep the sun at your back

Some new art and a teaser of book 2. Tesla had just left the airship Divinity when the siren sounded out. The alarm was an ear-splitting wail …

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The Inn at Castlerock, Bisbee AZ

A brief video tour of the Inn at Castlerock in Bisbee, AZ. along with some of the ghost stories told about this historic place. The building, set up…

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Haunted Tombstone, old unused promos for my book

These are a few videos that I shot to promote my book Haunted Tombstone that I never used. So, I pasted them together to make this short video.

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Cover concepts for book 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles

I am starting to experiment with ideas for various book covers for book 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles. I really like how the details of the town …

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The first reported ghost story at La Placita in Old Town, Albuquerque

The first printed account of the La Placita Restaurant being haunted was recorded in the Albuquerque Tribune on May 27th, 1977. It was written by …

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ATOMIC TORPEDO, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Another from the Hoppy Sampler 12 pack. From their website: Atomic Torpedo is our East Coast–West Coast hop collision, unleashing the joint power of…

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Frankenstein's Monster in the Old West

More art this week as boredom and writer's block stopped everything else. So, I thought I would work on some unfinished art of Frankenstein's …

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Concept art for Book 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles

I'm still in the process of writing book two but I have found that stepping back and doing some art sometimes helps. So there is a bit of a spoiler …

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Lola Montez, The Spider Woman

The first time I heard of Lola Montez was from a song by the Danish rock band Volbeat. The song was released as the third single from the band's …

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The Red Light District in Old Town Albuquerque in the 1880s

Several years ago I wrote a book called Wicked Albuquerque that covers the controversial past of the Duke City. In today's blog, I am sharing some …

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Grave robbing due to ghosts?

Here is a rather interesting article that I found in the Albuquerque Journal (14 February, 1939). Santa Barbara cemetery has several ghost stories …

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The Red Light District in Old Town Albuquerque in the 1880s (Madam Rumalda Griego's Brothel)

A famous bordello in Old Town was owned by a woman called Rumalda Griego. It was a simple three room building that had up to 3 beds per room. Often …

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The ghost of Old Joe

In 1986 I had been a ghost hunter for just over a year. The challenge back then was trying to find places to investigate. The internet did not exist…

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Gollum Precious Pils (Hobbit Series)

A strong Imperial Pilsner, with flavors as smooth and crafty as Gollum himself. Like the ring that Gollum pursued for the rest of his life, his …

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The rising grave of Padre Padilla at Isleta Pueblo

The old church at Isleta Pueblo houses the remains of Fray Juan Jose de Padilla, a Laguna Pueblo missionary who was stabbed to death by unidentified…

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Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight 2 (Movie Review)

Part 1 and part 2 of Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight take the classic horror movie format and turn it into something entertaining. It manages to …

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1940s Film Reel of New Mexico

I found an old film reel in the National Achieves about a tour of New Mexico, its cities, historical sites and tourist attractions that was produced…

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Investigating Paranormal Claims using Urban myth models

Logic proves that ghosts are exceedingly unlikely to be the cause of a phenomenon. The thousands of supposed ghost cases have turned out to have …

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How do you investigate a haunting? (Slides from Presentation)

The Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association (SGHA) was created by five people. Two were very skeptical; two were hardcore believers and somewhere in …

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The Ghost seen by Lord Brougham

I have always been interested in the older ghost investigations as they provide an interesting insight, especially when compared to ghost …

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The History of Ghost Hunting (Slides from a presentation)

Today I thought that I would share the slides that I used to show when presenting the history of ghost hunting. It covers the beginning and eventual…

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The Civil War in New Mexico (The battle of Peralta)

The battle scene between Union and Confederate forces occurs in the famed Clint Eastwood western, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The battle is …

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Photos taken in 2004 at the St. James Hotel

Over the years I have been to the St. James Hotel at least two dozen times investigating the paranormal claims there. These are photos taken during …

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Los Luceros Photo Gallery

The 148-acre property known as “Rancho de Los Luceros” is located northeast of the town of Alcalde, New Mexico. It was added to the National …

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This bizarre and long forgotten mystery in Taos is still unsolved

Taos is mainly known for its art community, the Pueblo, skiing, and stunning scenery. But once, an evil man lived in Taos. He went by the name of …

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Harry Price, the first ghost hunter (video interview)

Harry Price was a British psychic researcher and author, in the early 1900s who gained public prominence for his investigations into psychical …

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How I became interested in ghost hunting

My earliest memory of a ghost story was borne in a summer camp in the panhandle of Texas where my brother and I spent several summers. Not far from …

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Grave robbers desecrate and loot Fort Craig, N.M., cemetery (Bob was right)

In 2001, my team went to Fort Craig to investigate several paranormal claims that had been reported by the caretakers of the historic site. After …

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Media Memories in the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association

Bob, Bruce and myself discuss various memories about the media we have done over the past 35 years. the original video was aired on SGHA's YouTube …

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Ghost Hunting in Japan

A short video on ghost hunting in Northern Japan. This was more of a recon of the area but the legend is discussed as well as the process that SGHA …

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Osorezan (Mount Osore)

Mount Osore (恐山, Osore-zan) is the name of a Buddhist temple and folk religion pilgrimage destination in the center of remote Shimokita Peninsula of…

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Tombstone History Tour by stagecoach

One of my favorite memories of Tombstone was taking a stagecoach tour of the historic district the night before we investigated the Birdcage …

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U-Rock Albuquerque, The Haunted KiMO Theater

In 2009, I was approached by Joey who wanted to scare his co-star Stevo on the Halloween episode of URock Albuquerque. I was doing a fundraiser for …

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Inside the Haunted America Book Series

I was recently interviewed for this last month. Somehow it fell off my radar. Inside the Haunted America Book Series

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Re-Investigating Un-Haunted Houses

Eight couples who had never experienced any ‘haunting’ activity in their houses and had no reason to expect they would experience ‘ghosts’ were …

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New Art For book 2 of the Aetherstorm Chronicles

The bridge of the airship Divinity. Appearing near the end of book 1, the airship takes front and center at the beginning of book 2.

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Why T.J. Wright (the ghost of room 18) cannot be haunting the St. James hotel.

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 …

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The 10 Biggest mistakes made by ghost hunters

I will admit that this is actually a rather old piece. I wrote the original back in 2005 where it was posted on the Southwest Ghost Hunter's …

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Casa Vieja Ghost Hunt for T J Trout (KKOB radio)

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 …

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Haunted Halloween Special 2021

Doctor Creeper and Maurice explore a haunted hotel. Will they find the ghost?  

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Ghosts of Hanley House (1968 Full Movie)

Five people are spending the night in a haunted house. Things get dicey when some of them start turning up decapitated.

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Haunts and ghost hunters of Socorro

I got a mention in another newspaper. The bits were from an interview I did in 2014. Haunts and ghost hunters of Socorro

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The Nosferatu, a spotlight on evil

A small preview from book two.... Von Voss looked back at Dante. "So, the matter concerns vampires. In what context is this to our objective?" …

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Duke City Spirits: Albuquerque’s Most Haunted

Another interview with some cool information added! Duke City Spirits: Albuquerque’s Most Haunted

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Reviews for my book "Tesla St. Vrain, the Power Within"

Thanks to all who leave reviews. They really do help authors out.

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My interview with the Albuquerque Journal, Top 5

The fourth Sunday of each month, Journal Arts Editor Adrian Gomez tells the stories behind some of the hidden gems you can see across the state in …

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Not your usual Haunts (Albuquerque Journal)

I was interviewed for the Top 5 column of the Albuquerque Journal. Click on the image to see it full sized.

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The Flesh Eaters (1964 Full Movie)

A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms. The film contains moments …

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BAM Horror Box, Sept 2021

In this episode, we unbox the September 2021 BAM Horror Box. The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an …

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House of Dracula (1945 Full Movie)

This week our movie is the 1945 film "House of Dracula". House of Dracula is a continuation of the film The House of Frankenstein. The Wolf Man and …

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The THING, Arizona roadside attraction

In this video Dr. Creeper visits the THING on I-10 in Arizona. this famous roadside attraction has been around for decades and has recently gotten a…

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Curse of the Swamp Creature (1968 Full Movie)

While searching for oil in the deadly swamplands of the Florida Everglades, members of a geological expedition meet an insane doctor who is working …

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Haunted Albuquerque book signing on Halloween

Local author Cody Polston signs his book "Haunted Albuquerque" on Sunday October 31 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Treasure House Books & Gifts, …

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Interview for Haunted Albuquerque on 96.3 KKOB radio

My interview with T.J. Trout on KKOB radio. More discussions on ghosts and hauntings as well as some info on my new book.

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My interview for Albuquerque, the Magazine, October 2021 Issue

Another interview about my book Haunted Albuquerque along with some of the typical questions I get asked around Halloween.

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Gorgo (1961 Full Movie)

Gorgo is a 1961 science fiction giant monster film directed by Eugène Lourié and an international co-production of the United Kingdom, the United …

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Book signing, Haunted Tombstone at the O.K. Corral, Tombstone, AZ. (2021)

If you are in Tombstone on October 9th, stop by and say hi! I'll be signing my book Haunted Tombstone at the OK Corral on October 9th from Noon till…

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How to perform a Ghost Hunt? (Slides from Presentation)

The Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association (SGHA) was created by five people. Two were very skeptical; two were hardcore believers and somewhere in …

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BAM Horror BOX, July 2021, Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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BAM Horror BOX, August 2021, Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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BAM Horror BOX, June 2021, Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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The Amazing Colossal Man (1957 Full Movie)

A military officer survives a nuclear blast, only to begin to uncontrollably grow into an increasingly unstable giant.  

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Terror in the Haunted House (1958 Full Movie)

Terror in the Haunted House (originally titled My World Dies Screaming) is a 1958 American horror film produced by William S. Edwards and directed …

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Haunted Albuquerque; Interview for Albq.news

I recently did an interview for the paper about my new book Haunted Albuquerque. the article covers quite a bit of ground. link is below. …

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Haunted Albuquerque book trailer

Here is the book trailer for my latest book.

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How To Make a Monster (1958 Full Movie)

When a master monster make-up artist is sacked by the new bosses of American International studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge. …

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The Mummy's Ghost (1944 Full Movie)

This month our movie is the 1944 film "the Mummy's Ghost." Kharis the mummy is given a sacred potion that grants him eternal life to search for his …

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The Old Dark House (1932 Full Movie)

The Old Dark House is one of the first haunted house films ever made, and it works, primarily, for two reasons; the house itself and the cast of …

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Zombies of Mora Tau (1957 Full Movie)

Zombies of Mora Tau (also known as The Dead That Walk) is a 1957 black-and-white zombie horror film directed by Edward L. Cahn and starring Gregg …

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Cry of the Werewolf (1944 Full Movie)

This time our movie is "Cry of the Werewolf. A Romani princess descended from Marie LaTour has the ability to change into a wolf at will, just like …

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Trick r Treat (2007) Horror Movie Review

In 2009, Dougherty shared that he was in the early developments of writing Trick 'r Treat 2 but no pitches have been made. The creator made it clear…

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Atom Age Vampire (1960 Full Movie)

A stripper is horribly disfigured in a car accident. A brilliant scientist develops a treatment that restores her beauty and falls in love with her.…

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Frankenstein meets the Space Monster

When an atomic war on Mars destroys the planet's women, it's up to Martian Princess Marcuzan and her right-hand man Dr. Nadir to travel to earth and…

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Creature from the Black Lagoon, Universal Monsters Action Figure, Unboxing

This time, we unbox the Universal Monsters action figure, the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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The Beach Girls and the Monster (1965 Full Movie)

Surfers are being brutally murdered. Is the culprit a sea monster or just one of the teens' jealous parents? Also known as MONSTER FROM THE SURF, …

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Wicked Albuquerque- an interview with Cody Polston

A look at some of the more colorful characters from Albuquerque's history, including Elfego Baca, and an interview with local author Cody Polston. …

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Friday the 13th, Part 2, Ultimate Action Figure Unboxing

This week we unbox the ultimate Friday the 13th (part 2) action figure.

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The Robot vs the Aztec Mummy (1957 Full Movie)

The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (Spanish: La Momia Azteca contra el Robot Humano) is a Mexican horror film, the third in a trilogy, directed by Rafael…

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Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, NM (Paranormal encounter at Hotel Andaluz)

In April 2016, I experienced something I cannot explain at a hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  

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"Haunted Albuquerque" coming to bookstores on August 23rd, 2021!

My latest book "Haunted Albuquerque will be released on August 23rd. This wraps up the ghost stories of the Duke City and provides some interesting …

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Control your personal demons (self portrait)

This week I decided to have a little fun doing a self portrait in a fantasy style. Although I call it a demon, it is actually more of a large …

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BAM Horror Box, May 2021, Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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Riot at Roosevelt Park - 50 Year Anniversary

Today is the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Albuquerque riot. I find it interesting how some things never change. Here is the article from the …

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Count Dracula (1977 Full Movie)

The vampire count leaves his Transylvanian home to wreak havoc across the world. This is a British television adaptation of the 1897 novel Dracula …

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Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow (1959 Full Movie)

Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow is a 1959 film. It was a follow-up to Hot Rod Gang. American International Pictures released the film as a double feature …

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Cthulhu Mansion (1992 Full Movie)

A group of drug dealing petty criminals fleeing from the police take a magician and his daughter hostage; but once they reach his mansion, all hell …

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The history of the Albuquerque Press Club

The Whittlesey House was designed by architect Charles Whittlesey and built on his family’s property in 1903 on the western edge of Albuquerque’s …

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Return of the Living Dead, Movie Review and Commentary

In this episode, we review about the 1985 movie "Return of the Living Dead". Described as a "mordant punk comedy", it is known for introducing the …

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Unboxing, Creepy Crate, 4 item, Mystery Grab bag

In this video we unbox a 4 item, Mystery Grab bag from Creepy Crate.

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BAM Horror Box, April 2021 Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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Ghost hunting at the Sosa House, my first radio show with Donovan (93.7 KRQ) Tucson Az.

Ghost hunt of the Sosa–Carrillo–Fremont House in Tucson, AZ. Our first radio show with Donovan at 93.7 KRQ.

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Ghost hunting at the Sosa-Carrillo House, my first radio show with Donovan (93.7 KRQ) Tucson Az.

Ghost hunt of the Sosa–Carrillo–Fremont House in Tucson, AZ. Our first radio show with Donovan at 93.7 KRQ in 2001.

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Jason X, Movie Review

In this episode we review the film Jason X. Jason X is a 2001 American science fiction slasher film directed by Jim Isaac, written by Todd Farmer …

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Unboxing, Culture Fly Horror Haul Box, 2021

In this episode we open the 2021 Culture fly horror haul box.

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My interview for Nick Pappas on Dawson cemetery

I was recently interviewed by Nick Pappas for his blog. Check out the story on his website below. …

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Day of the Dead: Bloodline, Movie Review

In this installment we discuss the movie "Day of the Dead: Bloodline". Day of the Dead: Bloodline is a 2018 action horror film directed by Hèctor …

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GHOST Horror Haul

In this episode we unveil various merchandise from the band Ghost.  

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Godzilla vs Kong, Movie Review

In this episode we talk about the 2021 movie Godzilla vs Kong. Godzilla vs. Kong is a 2021 American monster film directed by Adam Wingard. A sequel …

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Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight, Movie Review

In this episode we review the 2020 film "Nobody sleeps tonight."

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BAM Horror Box, March 2021 Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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Interview with Billy Hunley ,the manager of the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone, Az.

Billy Hunley talks about his paranormal experiences in ,the manager of the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone, AZ.

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Interview with Billy Hunley ,the manager of the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone, Az.

Billy Hunley, the manager of the Birdcage Theater in Tombstone, Az,talks about his paranormal experiences.

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BAM Horror Box, February 2021 Unboxing

The BAM! Box is the original autograph monthly subscription box. Each box has an authentic, hand-signed celebrity autograph inside along with the …

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The La Fonda Hotel, ghost stories

This video, shot in 1999 and 2005, show the staff at the La Fonda hotel talking about the various accounts of ghosts and paranormal activity.

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The La Fonda Hotel, Ghost stories

This video, shot in 1999 and 2005, show the staff at the La Fonda hotel talking about the various accounts of ghosts and paranormal activity. …

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Dawson Cemetery, is it haunted?

In this memoir I talk about the history and ghost stories of Dawson cemetery in Northern New Mexico, The video is composed of footage shot in the …

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Tour of the St. James Hotel in 2000 by a former owner

This is a rather old video that show a previous owner of the St, James Hotel giving a tour of the property.

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Room 18 at the St. James Hotel, Best EVP

Being one of the first people to go inside the infamous room 18 at the St. James hotel, I describe what the room was like and talk about the first …

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Room 18 at the St. James Hotel, Best EVP

Being one of the first people to go inside the infamous room 18 at the St. James hotel, I describe what the room was like and talk about the first …

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What the St. James Hotel looked like in 2000

Memoirs of a ghost hunter, episode 2. A video tour of the hotel before renovations.

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Kelly Mine and Ghost Town! Magdalena, New Mexico (Video)

A good video by Killhut 702 on the ghost town of Kelly.

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Tour of the Kuhn Hotel, Belen, NM

A really great video of the Kuhn Hotel in Belen, NM. The owner gave these guys a personal tour.

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The beginnings of the ghost tour of Old town Albuquerque

In this video I present some rather old footage of the ghost tour of old town Albuquerque just before it became a business. Parts of it still exists…

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The beginnings of the ghost tour of Old Town Albuquerque

In this video I present some rather old footage of the ghost tour of Old Town Albuquerque just before it became a business. Parts of it still exists…

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Strange things occurring at the St. James Hotel

During a ghost hunt in 2000, I honestly experienced several strange things that continue to baffle me to this day.

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A lost ghost story in Tombstone, Arizona

A look at an investigation of Emmett Kelly Jr's house in Tombstone Arizona in 1999. at one time this was a well known ghost story that is now …

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Ghost hunting cartoons from back in the day...

Back in 2003, my ghost hunting team used a forum to communicate and arrange logistics and share our thoughts on various subjects. These cartoons …

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Very old photographs from the Albuquerque Old Town Ghost Tour

Look what fell out of a dusty old box, a few photos of me conducting a ghost tour in Old Town Albuquerque. Yes, I am wearing a ghostbusters uniform,…

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One more picture of the old concept for Tesla's uniform.

Another piece of art that I am calling "Desert Sky." Tesla's original uniform before the upgrade. It was too "modern" steampunk. I needed something …

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The original idea for Tesla's wardrobe that I trashed

When I first started designing Tesla's outfit, I choose from steampunk designs that I saw on the internet. However, as I began writing the book, the…

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Kuhn Hotel, Belen, NM (History)

The information presented here is from the Valencia County Newspaper in an article called La Historia del Rio Abajo The Kuhn Hotel: An Endangered …

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The Dauntless (Blueprints)

Tesla was repulsed by the headline and started to look away when a street train came from behind on the avenue, startling the seething crowd as …

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The hidden symbolism and concepts in the Aetherstorm Chronicles, Erebus

One of the hidden, underlying themes in Book 1 of the Aetherstorm chronicles is addiction. It may be an addiction to power or to a substance but the…

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The hidden symbolism and concepts in the Aetherstorm Chronicles, the Ghostwalker

The concept of the "ghost-walker" is one of the first concepts for my main character that was developed. The actual term comes from my days of being…

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The Secrets of the Airship Divinity

As a writer creating a steampunk universe, how do you make an airship that is something extraordinary?  My concept was to make it originate from …

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Cody Polston

2020 Halloween show in KKOB with T.J. Trout

Thanks to covid, I had to do an interview over the phone with T.J. Trout this year. We discussed my latest book as well as some general ideology on …

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The hidden symbolism and concepts in the Aetherstorm Chronicles: Quintessence

I'll admit, I'm a sucker for symbolism and foreshadowing.  Perhaps it is my love of mysteries that fuels these ideas but they are a large but hidden…

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My map of Sanctuary Seven

Here it is, my personal map of Sanctuary Seven, the secret underground base of the Ministry of Psychical Defense. Hidden in a vast cavern below …

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That's Some Scary Sh!t EPISODE 2: Ghosts of Old Town

I was recently interviewed about the ghosts of Old Town for this new YouTube channel. Had a great time working with these guys!

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Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Ghost Stories)

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 …

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Tesla Art and a teaser from Chapter Two. (Warning! mild nudity)

This week I giving a small teaser from my book and some new artwork of Tesla. However, this one is a little more risque, but I loved the pose and …

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Why Bob and I wrote the Conscientious Ghost Hunter's Compendium

In the spring of 2020, the authors, Bob and Cody, started having conversations about updating their 2008 book "The Complete Ghost Hunter: Basic …

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The Conscientious Ghost Hunter's Compendium is now available!

From the back cover; Written by a believer and a skeptic with over 30 years of experience, the Conscientious Ghost Hunter's Compendium reveals …

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Interview with T.J. Trout on 96.3 KKOB

This is the audio of my interview on KKOB in Albuquerque discussing my latest books and general information on ghosts and hauntings. The book "Texas…

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My latest book, "Texas' Most Haunted EXPOSED", is now available!

From the back cover; For decades ghostly tales have been told across the lone star state. Texas' macabre past has created its share of phantoms. …

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Alternate image for the cover of Book 1

So, I really liked this image for the cover until I decided to go with a dark blue theme. Still, it is a great pic of Tesla. The pose that I used …

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Book Signing for New Mexico's Most Haunted: Exposed (2020)

I will be at Page One on April 13th, 2020 for a book signing of New Mexico's Most Haunted Exposed.

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Tesla St. Vrain: The Power Within (The Aetherstorm Chronicles) is now available!

My latest book Tesla St. Vrain: The Power Within (The Aetherstorm Chronicles) is finally finished. I spent the entire year of 2019 working on this …

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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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Cover reveal for my next book!

The time has finally arrived. Here is the cover for my next book. The release date is set for Valentines Day!

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Henry Sidgwick, Character Card

Next up is Henry Sidgwick. "Seated at the far side of the table was Henry Sidgwick. He might have been a handsome man at one time, but his otherwise…

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Dante Laveau, Character Card

The next character card is Dante Laveau, the last and hidden son of Marie Laveau and the Voodoo King of New Orleans. I wanted to add something …

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Luther Von Voss, Character Card

Here is my next . Will Little created the character of Luther Von Voss, playing him in a Ravenloft campaign called the Masque of the Red Death. …

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Huilliam Shylocke, Character Card

Next up is a character that was initially created in a Ravenloft campaign called the Masque of the Red Death and played for 14 years before I was …

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Tesla St. Vrain, First Character Card

So here is the first character card. This is my main character, Tesla St. Vrain. When I started this project, I wanted my MC to have a unique name …

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The Aetherstorm is coming!

The Aetherstorm is coming! I have spent all of 2019 writing my first fiction novel. It is a unique mixture of steampunk, horror and paranormal. I …

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Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (Ghost Stories, Videos)

A couple of videos of the Luna Mansion where employees describe their experiences with the ghost of the mansion. The second video …

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No access to email.

Lately I've been having issues logging into my sgha email address. Best to contact me via Facebook until i figure this out.

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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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2019 Ghost Hunt for T.J. trout, 96.3 KKOB

The audio from 96.3 KKOB's ghost hunt of the Little Albuquerque Theater in Albuquerque, NM. the ghost hunts that i do for radio are for …

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Legal Tender Saloon Photos and news article

Ghosts screaming, inexplicable voices and ghosts in the kitchen: in New Mexico’s haunted saloon By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 6:55 AM EDT, …

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Belen Harvey House Museum (Ghost Stories)

The Hauntings of Valencia County, Story by Valencia County News-Bulletin | Oct 31, 2019 Call them ghosts or spirits, but they have made their mark …

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My Book "New Mexico's Most Haunted Exposed" won an award!

My book won an award! To have it judged by three other authors and become a finalist is really an honor.

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Live Ghost Hunt & Haunted Adventure at the ABQ Little Theatre (2019)

I will be giving a skeptical lecture on ghost hunting during both times of this event. Come and learn a little about the skeptical side of ghost …

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Another TV appearance on NM Living

Albuquerque’s antiquated hamlet is reportedly home to more than a dozen specters of all shapes, sizes and ages. A civil war soldier reportedly rides…

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Halloween Interview for KRQE

A T.V. interview that I did for KRQE about ghosts while promoting a local event in Old Town, Albuquerque.

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Interview for Nuevo Mexico

Another interview where I am promoting an event. Very interesting to hear what I am saying being translated into Spanish.

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The Ghost Tour of Old Town - KRQE

I appeared on KQRE talking about an event for Halloween.

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I'm featured (briefly) on a Spanish TV Station

I was recently featured on Nuevo Mexico, a Spanish TV station, talking about the ghost stories on Old Town Albuquerque. I was a fun shoot and the …

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Author Conversations presented by Arcadia Publishing

Talking about my book "Haunted Tombstone" and a little history. Check out the podcast, there is a lot of fun stuff in there! …

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The Albuquerque Little Theatre (Ghost Stories)

In addition to its superstitions, the Little Theatre is supposedly haunted by at least two ghosts. The first is Bernard Thomas, executive director …

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The Albuquerque Little Theatre (History)

The Albuquerque Little Theatre was founded in 1930 by a group of civicminded citizens led by Irene Fisher, a reporter and the society editor for the…

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Gunfights and Deaths at the St. James Hotel

At one time gunfights in the saloon were so common the dining room ceiling was reinforced with two layers of wood to prevent guests upstairs from …

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The Paranormal Claims at Los Luceros (with skeptical commentary)

The ghost stories about Los Luceros appeared on a television show that was aired on the Learning Channel in 1998. The show was called "Hauntings in …

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Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, NM (Witness Accounts)

April, 2002 Danny Villalpondo was finishing setting tables in the Maximillian Room about 11:30 PM. He and manager, Jerry Harrell, were finishing …

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Who initially led the Old Norse Pantheon? Tyr vs. Odin as the chief god

Did Odin replace Tyr as the head of the Old Norse pantheon? This is a question that I often hear but never satisfactorily answered. So to answer it,…

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Casa de Fiesta Restaurant, Old Town Albuquerque (History)

*Update 2019: This location is now called Mercando Plaza Gifts. This historic house is thought to have been built in 1840 by the Zamora family. …

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Is The Shaffer Hotel In Mountainair New Mexico Haunted?

The Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair, New Mexico has long been thought to be haunted. Many ghost and paranormal enthusiasts have visited the hotel and …

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Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (Is it really haunted?)

As odd as it may seem, I often choose to fight fire with fire. In this case, I use the established criteria for a haunting to suggest that a …

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Yet another television show pitch, but it was fun!

Over the years, I have done quite a few television pilots and pitches. The difference between the two is that a pitch is more generalized. So it is …

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New Mexico's Most Haunted: Exposed

My latest book is finally finished and available on Amazon! For decades ghostly tales have been told across the land of enchantment. New …

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Is Odin really the All-Father?

Dr. Jackson Crawford argues that the title All-Father comes from the Old Norse word "fǫður," which means fathers. Crawford further argues that this …

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Eerie Enchantment: The Luna Mansion ghost story

KOB4's Eerie Enchantment series covers some of New Mexico's well-known "haunted" locations. In this story, Hawker Vanguard explores the Luna Mansion…

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Legendary New Mexico: Myths and Legends

I was recently interviewed for an episode of Legendary New Mexico. Check out the full episode here. …

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The ghosts of Old Tucson Studios

In this video, we give our opinions of the ghost of Old Tucson studios after a site visit with Donovan's Ghost Patrol.

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

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 …

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Book Signing, The Ghosts of Old Town Albuquerque (2018)

Author Cody Polston will be at Barnes & Noble at the Coronado mall signing copies of his book "The Ghosts of Old Town Albuquerque" from 1 to 3pm…

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Haunted Tombstone is now available

Once the rowdiest town in the Old West, Tombstone still holds echoes from those wild days of thieves, outlaws and gamblers. The ghost of the Swamper…

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Wicked Albuquerque Talk, Albq Open Space Summer Series (2018)

Author Cody Polston presents the tales of Albuquerque's early lawless reputation at the Albuquerque Open Space Summer Series on July 14th at 7:00pm.…

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Kuhn Hotel (Photo Gallery)

Photographs of the Kuhn Hotel. The majority of these are of the outside of the hotel.

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The cover for my next book has been approved.

The cover is done. The release date is now set for September 23rd 2018.

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The History of Los Luceros, NM

In 1598, Juan de Oñate and a group of settlers traveled up El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro until they reached the confluence of El Rio del Norte…

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Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, NM (Revised Ghost Story)

he adobe home in which the Double Eagle restaurant is located was built during the boom time for Mesilla in the 1840's and is acknowledged as the …

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The Gurney/Myers Standard for ghost investigations

A investigative standard for ghost investigations developed from the historical contributions of the early psychical researchers. This video …

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The Toughnut Mine

Found this old image of the entrance to the Toughnut mine in Tombstone.The mine came to be one of two big strikes by the Tombstone Gold and Silver …

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1997, Albuquerque Journal article about the St. James Hotel. Hints at the older myth of T.J. Wright

In this article in the Albuquerque Journal, the hotel's owner, Perry Champion is telling the story of T.J. Wright's death but adds: "Wright had …

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The Legal Tender Saloon, Lamy, NM

History Pflueger General Merchandise Store and Annex Saloon was opened in 1818 and was the actual saloon where Billy The Kid was brought, in …

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Interview for the Albuquerque Journal, Ghost Stories

Another year and another interview with the Albuquerque Journal. Once again it is a Halloween piece discussing the state's haunted Locations. Click …

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The Ghosts of Old Town Albuquerque is 30% off through October!

Old Town Plaza has been the center of Albuquerque community life since the city was founded in 1706 by Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdez. …

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Kuhn Hotel, Belen, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Current owner, Joan Artiaga, reports the presence of at least four spirits inhabiting the property. One is just a misty cloud appearing at the top …

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Wicked Albuquerque

My latest book is available on October 9th, 2017. Albuquerque’s early lawless reputation rivaled that of Dodge City and Tombstone. Its …

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Luna Mansion (NM True TV)

It is now a popular Los Lunas restaurant. But the True Crew discovers it serves up much more than a fine meal. The heritage and the culture that …

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Rating Paranormal Activity (Low grade, High grade)

Well-organized, systematic studies of apparitions started after the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) was founded in England in 1882. The SPR was…

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Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA Beer Review

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA is a rare blend of choice hops that creates an explosion of fresh-cut pine and citrus flavors for a complex, …

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Old Chub, Beer Review

This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (8% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of …

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How can you be a ghost hunter if you do not believe?

Here is the answer to the question "How can you be a ghost hunter if you do not believe?"  

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Old Town Albuquerque map further debunks the ghost story of Scarlett

Rumors and folklore claim that the Covered Wagon shop, formerly known as the Manual Springer house, was once used as a speakeasy and brothel during …

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Kuhn Hotel, Belen, NM (Historical Research)

These are various newspaper clippings that contain some information on the Kuhn Hotel in Belen.

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Belen Harvey House, Photo Gallery and Observations

Photographs taken during my investigation of the Belen Harvey House. The paranormal claims at this location are low grade in nature, mostly …

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Fire Rock Pale Ale, Beer Review

Fire Rock Pale Ale is crisp, refreshing “Hawaiian-style” pale ale. Its signature copper color results from the unique blend of specialty…

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The "haunting" at the Wool Warehouse Theater

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 …

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Founders Porter , Beer Review

Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ …

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Lagunitas Stoopid WIT, Beer Review

This UNFILTERED Belgian-ish Wit  brew features a dry twang of hoppy bitterness and is perfect for the summertime drinking!  

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The three most important things a ghost hunter needs

In this video, Cody talks about the three most important things a ghost hunter must have.    

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Alaskan Stout, Beer Review

Alaskan Stout is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty …

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Roadside American Ale, Beer Review

Roadside American Ale is a showcase of American hops that share a medium body and excellent malt balance. The alcohol is kept at a sessional level …

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Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale, Beer Review

A Scottish-style ale, it's full bodied with a malty sweetness – not unlike the men wearing kilts and knee-highs. Its amber color carries …

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The haunting at Los Luceros (investigation)

There are numerous reports of paranormal activity associated with this 400 year old building. There are numerous reports of ghosts haunting the …

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Belen Harvey House Museum (History)

Belen's Harvey House operated from 1910 to 1939. It had a first-class dining room and a lunchroom with a large horseshoe-shaped marble counter. The …

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Haunted Luna Mansion in Los Lunas

Byron Morton visits the haunted Luna Mansion in Los Lunas along with Cody Polston.

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Trooper Red "N" Black Porter, Beer Review

TROOPER RED ‘N’ BLACK Porter is the first dark beer in the TROOPER ranks and a modern take on a recipe dating back centuries. Named …

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Albuquerque, the Magazine, October 2016, my interviews

I recently did an interview that was spilt up into different segments for the October issue of Albuquerque, the magazine. Overall, I think they came…

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Belen Harvey House Museum (KRQE News Story)

Some say it's haunted; ghost hunters couldn't resist making the Harvey House Museum in Belen part of the world's largest ghost hunt. 

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Biggest Ghost Hunter FAIL! Repeating the mistakes of the past, Part 2

We are back with part two discussing this very important issue!

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Biggest Ghost Hunter FAIL! Repeating the mistakes of the past

The biggest mistake ghost hunters make is repeating the same mistakes made by those who came before them. If you cannot learn from your mistakes, …

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Mosaic Promise, Beer Review

Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor …

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Cody Polston

Why do ghost hunters investigate in the dark?

So why do ghost hunters investigate in the dark? Does it really make sense?

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Vanilla Porter, Beer Review

An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.

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DEATHGASM (2015), Movie Review

Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane …

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The various ideas about residual hauntings

When it comes to "residual hauntings" there are many ideas out there. Starting in 1890, four different concepts of this idea have been put forth in …

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Team shirts for ghost hunters, why do they wear them?

In this video Cody explains why ghost hunting teams wear team shirts and why the shirts are typically black.

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Interview with Loyd Auerbach (part 5)

Cody sits down with Loyd to talk about psychics and mediums.

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Interview with Loyd Auerbach (part 4)

Cody sits down with Loyd to talk about ghost hunting. Is it just a hobby?

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Interview with Loyd Auerbach (part 3)

Cody sits down with Loyd to talk about what ghost hunting groups can do to help further the field of paranormal research.

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Interview with Loyd Auerbach (part 2)

Cody sits down with Loyd the equipment used in ghost hunting.  

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Interview with Loyd Auerbach (part 1)

Cody sits down with Loyd to discuss the paranormal oriented TV shows. What is his opinion of them?  

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Ghost Hunting myths

In this video I talk about many of the myths that are associated with ghost hunting.

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Patience Worth, the ghost that wrote books

Patience Worth was allegedly a spirit contacted by Pearl Lenore Curran (February 15, 1883 – December 4, 1937). This symbiotic relationship …

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Answering questions about 94 Rock and the Southwest Ghost Hunters

In 2015 we had our 30th anniversary and we received allot of questions on our Facebook page. These are the answers to the ones about 94 Rock. …

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Liberty Ale, Beer Review

Liberty Ale was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition…

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Frustrations with the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association on skepticism (yet again)

Technically, I could name this blog "How the ghost hunters on TV messed up the hobby" because since they first aired in 2004, maintaining a decent …

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The Lodge at Cloudcroft, the ghost of Rebecca Potter

The legend of the ghost that haunts the Lodge at Cloudcroft.  

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The ghosts of Old Town Albuquerque, Channel 4 news story (2005)

A short news piece about the ghost tour in Old Town when I was doing tours. Sorry about the quality of the video, it is very years old.  

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The Ghost of the Albuquerque Press Club

Channel 7 news interviews me about the haunting at the Albuquerque Press Club. the segment was aired in October of 2004. 

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The Hatchet Lady, a ghost story from Old Town Albuquerque

The story of the Hatchet Lady as told, in part, by me. Yes it is an urban legend but a fun story!  

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Weird Travels, New Mexico's visitors (Travel Channel)

Ghost stories in Old Town Albuquerque as featured on the Travel Channel. I am one of the story tellers. The show aired in 2006. Part One …

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Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Weird Travels)

More of the ghost stories of the Church Street Café. I was interviewed for this one to tell some of the more popular tales.

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Ghost Stumpers (skeptical questions)

In this video I answer several questions that are often called "ghost stumpers".

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What are ghosts, Part 2

The majority of what people think ghosts are is actually based on superstition and folklore. There has been some serious scientific work done …

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Grapefruit Sculpin, Beer Review

BADASS Score: 91%  Awesome beer!  

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Sculpin, Beer Review

BADASS Score : 86%, a great beer!

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Mexico Barbaro , Movie Review

Eight Mexican directors unite to bring tales of the most brutally terrifying Mexican traditions and legends to vividly shocking life. Stories of …

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New BADASS Gear is now in the store

Are you a Badass? Show the world! New shirts and other items have been added to the Badass Store! Check them out!   …

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I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964), Movie Review

Written, Produced and Directed by Del Tenney. All video and stills from the film are owned by VCI Entertainment. A research scientist on a …

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Advice for baby Ghost Hunters (Noobs)

Here is some practical advice for people who are new to ghost hunting.  

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Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, beer review

So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and …

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Why your EVP “Evidence” is bogus and not the voice of a ghost (responses)

I recently wrote an article in my blog called "Why your EVP “Evidence” is bogus and not the voice of a ghost". Due to the amount of comments and …

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What are Ghosts , Part 1

The majority of what people think ghosts are is actually based on superstition and folklore. There has been some serious scientific work done …

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94 Rock's visit to the New Mexico State Pen

In 2002, 94 Rock and the Southwest Ghost Hunters went to the old NM State prison to look for ghosts. This video contains the recorded segments that …

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94 Rock's visit to the New Mexico State Pen

In 2002, 94 Rock, the Southwest Ghost Hunters and myself went to the old NM State prison to look for ghosts. This video contains the recorded …

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Test Your Might, Analysis of voices v.s. Signal to noise ratio

Signal to noise ratio is a major consideration when analyzing audio. Are you really hearing a voice or is it actually the lower frequencies of …

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Why your EVP "Evidence" is bogus and not the voice of a ghost

Anyone can turn on a audio recorder and ask questions into thin air. Anyone can listen to that recording and think they are getting responses from …

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The truth about ghost hunting. Sorting the posers from the investigators!

Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment, rather than financial reward. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, …

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The ghost of Sandee Saunders

Along the lonely stretch of I-25 where she lost her life, late-night drivers were startled by manifestations of Sandee’s disembodied head, often …

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GHOSTHUNTER X Magazine, Issue #1 is now available

In this issue: Josefita Otero, the ghost of the Luna Mansion The Lady of the Lake, an investigation at Ft. Phantom Lake The ghost of …

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The paranormal claims of the St. James Hotel in 2003

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 …

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How tragic events can create alterations in a ghost story.

Sometimes realistic events can shape and change legends. A good example of this is the story of Rebecca Potter who, according to legend, haunts the …

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Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Before 1983, the building was the old St. Vincent's Hospital, but it became better known as La Residencia. Many employees believed the hospital to …

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The “anecdotal evidence is invalid” argument.

The expression anecdotal evidence refers to evidence from anecdotes. In cases where small numbers of anecdotes are presented, there is a larger …

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Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM (History)

Located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe sits adjacent to St. Francis Cathedral, which was built by Archbishop …

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Talking fact and fiction with a ghost hunter, an interview with Cody Polston

Cody Polston has been a ghost hunter for 25 years and is the president of the Southwest Ghost Hunters Association. For more information on the …

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Ghost hunt of the old Socorro High School

For several years the employees working at the Socorro Youth Center have experienced unusual phenomenon. The Youth Center occupies the former site …

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What were the most challenging things you had to deal with to keep a team together for 30 years?

The founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter’s Association answer the question “What were the most challenging things you had to deal with to keep a …

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SGHA 30th Anniversary, Media Memories

Three of the founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association discuss various media projects that we have participated in over the past 30 …

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Double Eagle of Mesilla Ghost Story (NM True Video)

The Double Eagle is famed for its food, but maybe just as famous for a ghostly side dish. The restaurant was once a home, and home to the tragic …

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Photos from the “Lost Souls” TV pilot

While cleaning my hard drive, I came across several photos from 2006 when we were shooting a TV pilot with Chris Fleming. RCR (the production …

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Ghost photos, Digital Image Ballistics / Forensics

This tutorial covers techniques for image analysis that are helpful in determining whether or not a photo has been edited / tampered in any way. …

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Electromagnetic Induction and EVP Experiment

Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or…

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The Haunted Palace Hotel, Cripple Creek, CO. (Investigation of paranormal claims)

This Old West hotel and casino has been featured on the History Channel. It is said that Miss Kitty, the wife of hotel owner Dr. Chambers, passed …

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Albuquerque Open Space, 2015 Summer Series: Solving a Haunting lecture

Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque’s Parks & Recreation Department, Open Space Division, invite you to a summer of family …

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Bloody Valverde (A short film about investigating the paranormal claims)

A short film about the investigation of paranormal claims at the Valverde battlefield in New Mexico by the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association.

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The name game. Ghost Hunter v.s. Paranormal Investigator

One of the most appalling things about the "field" of modern day ghost hunting (paranormal investigation/research) is the obvious disregard of its …

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Sangre De Cristo Chronicle , 1998 article

By 1998 the "haunting" at the hotel is well established. On October 29th, 1998 the Sangre De Cristo Chronicle runs a short piece that covers the …

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La Posada, Santa Fe, NM (Fox News Video)

A news piece on the ghost at La Posada in Santa Fe.

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‘Supernatural’ figure captured in El Kookooee photo… yeah right…

Yet another explainable photo. http://krqe.com/2014/10/27/supernatural-figure-captured-in-el-kookooee-photo/ This is a lens flare (reflection)…

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The Lodge at Cloudcroft, History

The announcement of the construction of a new lodge was published in the Alamogordo News on February 17th, 1910. It read; "Cloudcroft, the …

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Casa Armijo (La Placita Restaurant), Newspaper articles

While conducting some research on the history of this building, I ran across several articles that may be of interest.

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Video on the Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque New Mexico

A video that interviews the owner of the Church Street Cafe about the paranormal legends there.

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Lecture for the Open Space Summer Series, 2014 (Solving a Haunting)

"Solving a Haunting" lecture was given for the City of Albuquerque Open Space Summer Series, 2014. It was a lot of fun so be sure to check it out …

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Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (Ghost Photo Explained)

With the majority of the witness's claims addressed, the final thing was to analyze the ghost photographs that are kept at the hotel. Deanna, a …

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Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (Ghost Stories with skeptical commentary)

The Clovis News Journal publishes the first written account of the Plaza Hotel having a ghost on March 9th, 1983.    " A ghost who haunts the …

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Old Main Haunting (KOAT Video)

Almost two decades after the deadly prison riots, could old souls still be doing time?

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Haunted Old Town Albuquerque--Our Lady Of Guadalupe Chapel (Video)

This peaceful little chapel tucked away in Albuquerque's historic Old Town is said to be haunted by a weeping woman dressed in black who is seen …

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Albuquerque Press Club Photo Gallery

This gallery is composed of photographs taken during investigations and other visits to the Albuquerque Press Club. Most of the "ghost hunting" …

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Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (Analysis of the ghost story and paranormal claims)

One of the most important considerations that have to be determined is the longevity of the haunting. However, the actual history conflicts with …

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Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, NM (Issues with the ghost story)

The basic back story goes like this; In the 1850s, the restaurant was the home of a wealthy Mexican family named Maese. One day the family hired a …

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Mine Shaft Tavern, Madrid, NM (Bucket List Video)

Established in the late 1800s the original burned down on Christmas day in 1944 or 1945, depending on who you ask. The current bar was rebuilt in …

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

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 …

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94 Rock Halloween show, October 31, 2012

This Halloween we talked about EVPs, the State pen and other ghostly stuff. The audio file is below.

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Leave Orbs alone!

I stumbled upon this video today and it made me laugh. It does a fine job of portraying the crybabies of the paranormal. (Yes, it is a parody). …

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How to analyze ghost videos using critical thinking in 5 easy steps

The ever-present video camera is creating a new form of “paranormal” news. Anytime anything even slightly strange occurs on a video surveillance …

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The Self and its source

So class, today I want you all to go read the following article. It's okay, I'll wait for you to get back. G'wan now, git! Don't come back till …

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Valhalla Collection Thor Whisky

Are you still searching for that perfect whisky? Or maybe you’re just looking to add to your fine collection of specialty alcohols? Either way, …

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The Enemy Within: How ghost hunters fail due to their own psyche

Investigating ghostly phenomena is actually a daunting challenge. The rational investigator must weed through bias, myth building, and historical …

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Why it is easy to FAIL with Full Spectrum cameras.

As Inigo Montoya (of The Princess Bride, for you non-movie-geeks) might say, "Full Spectrum? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what …

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Battery Drainage Phenomena.....BULLSHIT!!!!

The concept of Battery Drain phenomena comes from  a belief that is based solely in anecdotal statements by investigators in  the paranormal …

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The 10 Biggest mistakes made by ghost hunters

1. You cannot use the paranormal to prove the paranormal. Simply put this is a circular argument that violates Scientific method and gives your …

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Los Luceros, what is there and how to get there.

Los Luceros is located north of Española off NM 68 in Rio Arriba County. An historic marker along the highway at the intersection of NM 68 and Los …

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The Lodge

The Lodge at Cloudcroft, my opinions

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 …

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Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla, NM (Ghost Stories)

The spirits of two tragic teenage lovers complement the menu in this restaurant in Old Mesilla. They were stabbed to death with sewing shears, and …

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Kelly Ghost Town, Analysis of Paranormal Claims

I, along with SGHA, conducted several investigation in the ghost town of Kelly. The major excursions were in 2001, 2003, 2006 and 2011. 2001/2003. …

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Julia Staabs Ghost at La Posada

A video interview with one of the employees at La Posada.

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Applied Science: Laws of Thermodynamics

The majority of paranormal investigators would readily agree that ghosts must be some form of energy. As such, it is important to understand many of…

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Applied Science: Occam’s Razor (also spelled Ockham’s Razor)

The most important thing for a scientific ghost hunter to know is the science behind what he or she is doing. Anyone who has studied physics knows …

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Witness Accounts of paranormal encounters at the St. James Hotel

Reported Phenomena in room 5 May 22, 1993 My girlfriend (Jenny) and I visited the St. James during a road trip to Colorado. We were staying in …

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2010 Interview for Rusty O'Nhiall's "Mysterious and Unexplained"

While cleaning out my computer, I found an old interview that I did for Rusty O'Nhiall's "Mysterious and Unexplained" on PsiFM (Australia) back in …

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Wool Warehouse, Albuquerque, NM (Skeptical conclusion of the haunting)

The first paranormal claim we decided to address was the apparition of a man in a cream-colored double-breasted suit. We had a hypothesis that this …

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Wool Warehouse, Albuquerque, NM (Witness Accounts)

The story behind the paranormal phenomena at the theater appears to be highly exaggerated. It seems that there are many witnesses to several …

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Wool Warehouse, Albuquerque, NM (The Ghost Stories)

The first reported occurrence happens in 1985. There are a few variants, but the basic story goes like this; "During the first production presented…

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Wool Warehouse, Albuquerque, NM (History)

By 1917 Frank Bond was a prominent man in New Mexico business, owning twelve companies in New Mexico. Española was the headquarters for all of the …

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Loma Parda (Ghost Town), NM - Sin City

A nice video of the old town site. Seven miles southwest of Fort Union National Monument, the Mora River makes a U-shaped bend, encircling a few …

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Mine Shaft Tavern, Madrid, NM (Len's ghost story)

Cowboy Len tells his favorite ghost story from the haunted Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, New Mexico. Captured by filmmaker Betsy Burke of Outskirts …

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ALEXANDER GRZELACHOWSKI HOUSE AND STORE, Paranormal Claims

The present owners live in a house that is within view of the historic building. They claim to see figures in the building at night and that items …

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Alexander Grzelachowski House and Store, building details and photos

The Alexander Grzelachowski House and Store is a one-story, Territorialstyle, long rectangular building, located in a rural setting in the village …

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HISTORY OF THE ALEXANDER GRZELACHOWSKI HOUSE AND STORE

Constructed in the mid 1870s, the building served as a residence, general store, post office, and warehouse. Grzelachowski may have been influenced …

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Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (The Hauntings of Sarah Ruiz)

A documentary by Kya Garduno, 13 yrs old. This documentary looks into the history of the "Church Street Cafe" in Albuquerque's Old Town. Kya …

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Ghost Hunting in Tombstone in 2008 (The Lost GHOSTHUNTER X Files)

In 2008, SGHA was shooting video for a DVD that would be named GHOSTHUNTER X. The final film ended up being about the Storyteller theater in Old …

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Bobby's Shrine at the KiMO Theater

Bobby's Shrine, which lies in a lower stairwell on the west side of the theater has a sign that reads; Bobby's Shrine He was a 10-year-old boy …

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Dead Reckoning (TV Pilot) and RCR Productions

Have you ever wondered if the ghost shows on television will ever get serious and actually try to do something more tangible? Well that was the hope…

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The Birdcage Theater, Tombstone, AZ (with 94 Rock) Photographs

Here are the photos taken at the Birdcage theater during a ghost hunt with 94 Rock.

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Oldest newspaper article about the haunting at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM

The Albuquerque Journal, December 6, 1987 Since this appears to be the genesis, there are several important factors to understand from this …

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94 Rock Ghost Hunt, Big Nose Kate's Saloon, Part 2

In 2009, Cody finally talked 94 Rock into leaving New Mexico and going to Tombstone, AZ. This is the last installment from Big Nose Kate's saloon.

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94 Rock Ghost Hunt, Big Nose Kate's Saloon, Part 1

In 2009, Cody finally talked 94 Rock into leaving New Mexico and going to Tombstone, AZ. This is the first installment from Big nose Kate's saloon. …

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94 Rock Ghost Hunt, O.K. Corral

In 2009, Cody finally talked 94 Rock into leaving New Mexico and going to Tombstone, AZ. This is the installment from the O.K. Corral.

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94 Rock Ghost Hunt, Birdcage Theater, Part 2

In 2009, Cody finally talked 94 Rock into leaving New Mexico and going to Tombstone, AZ. This is the second installment from the Birdcage Theater.

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94 Rock Ghost Hunt, Birdcage Theater, Part 1

In 2009, Cody finally talked 94 Rock into leaving New Mexico and going to Tombstone, AZ. This is the first installment from the Birdcage Theater.

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Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, NM (Witness Accounts)

The hotel also has its unseen visitors and occupants. A housewife, who stayed at the hotel for a week with her husband while he was attending a …

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Hotel Andaluz, Albuquerque, NM (History)

New Mexico native Conrad Hilton, who honeymooned here with bride Zsa Zsa Gabor, built la Posada de Albuquerque in 1939. This 10-story hotel is …

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Photographs from the Bufford House (with 94 Rock) Tombstone, Arizona

In 2009, I went with 94 Rock and the Southwest Ghost hunter's Association to Tombstone Arizona to record our annual Halloween show. One of the stops…

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Julian Baca's dance hall, casino, and cantina. Loma Parda, NM

Julian Baca's dance hall, casino, and cantina was on the west side of the main street. The 75-foot-long side facing the street was built of large …

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Mary Lambert's connection to Room 17, St. James Hotel

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 …

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

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 …

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Changes to Rebecca's ghost story. (The Lodge at Cloudcroft)

Sometimes realistic events can also shape and change legends. A good example of this is the story of Rebecca. As one researches the various ghost …

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Regina-Hall-

Regina Hall (Paranormal Claims)

Originally, this was the Regina School of Nursing but today doctor's offices occupy the building. This video contains the claims of paranormal …

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KiMO Theater

History of the KiMO Theater

Oreste Bachechi first became involved with the movies around 1919, when the Bachechi Amusement Association operated the Pastime Theatre with Joe …

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Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (Personal Experiences)

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…

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Photographs of Regina Hall, Albuquerque, NM

Some of the images that were taken while investigating the paranormal claims at Regina Hall.

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Event replications, alternative explanations: St. James Hotel

A large part of the investigation process is to determine if the witnesses actually encountered something unusual but has a rational explanation. To…

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La Posada, Santa Fe, NM (History)

Abraham Staab was fifteen years old when he came to the United States from Germany. He arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, where he worked for two years. …

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La Posada, Santa Fe, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Depressed over the loss of a child and other unsuccessful pregnancies, Julia Staab was rumored to have gone mad and retreated to her bedroom until …

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Manual Springer house, analysis of ghost stories

The ghost of Scarlett is supposedly seen on the balcony and the rear alley behind the building. It is interesting to note that the alley behind the …

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Manual Springer house, Ghost stories

Sighting 1: (09 July 05) From Ghost Tour Guide The company had just purchased a new DVD player for the tour and was using it for the first time …

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the Lodge at Cloudcroft

The Lodge at Cloudcroft, looking for answers

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 …

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Shaffer Hotel, Mountainair, NM (Channel 4 video)

The video from a news piece done by Channel 4 on the Shaffer Hotel and its ghosts.

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Scientific Method, Belief Systems and World View

The scientific method is the best way yet discovered for separating the truth from lies and delusion. The simple version looks something like this: …

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Rebecca’s riddle; Is she just a ‘presence’ or was she real?

10/30/1984 By David Sheppard Times staff writer CLOUDCROFT- Tales abound of the mischievous ghost that for decades has lurked about the rooms …

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"Lost Souls" TV pilot teaser

Bob and I were co-stars in a TV pilot with Chris Fleming. The pitch was unsuccessful due to the lack of "screaming kids" and some more skeptical …

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KiMO Stage

Another clue about the "haunting" of the KiMo Theater

In 2006, the Travel Channel aired episode 20 of "Weird Travels." The show has the employees of the KiMo Theater and  Albuquerque's Mayor, Martin …

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St. James Hotel, Clovis News Journal, 1991

This article is the first that identifies Dr. Kenneth Wright as the person Loree was with during the "attack". It also identifies him as being a …

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SGHA event at the Lodge in Cloudcroft (2007)

This a a video of pictures that were taken during an event that I participated in at the Lodge at Cloudcroft in 2007. Chris Fleming was a speaker as…

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Shaffer Hotel, Mountainair, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Ghosts reported at the hotel include both Shaffer and his wife Lena, a cowboy that is said to have hung himself in the bathroom between current …

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Shaffer Hotel, Mountainair, NM (History)

The Shaffer Hotel was built in 1923 by Clem “Pop” Shaffer who moved to Mountainair in 1908 with his wife Pearl to practice his blacksmith trade. He …

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Albuquerque Journal, October 28th, 2007 (interview)

I was interviewed for a short story on ghosts in New Mexico. I was asked to provide the top 5 places in the state that may have a chance at actually…

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Newspaper Article: An Empty House and Courage

I was interviewed by the Albuquerque Journal for this article, although I'm misquoted in places and some of Bob's dialog is incorrectly attributed …

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Ghost Hunter X; a qualitative study on the effects of ghost hunting on myth building and bias in "haunted" locations

1. Abstract This multiphase study was performed to discover if the information presented or reported by ghost hunters and paranormal investigators …

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The Lodge at Cloudcroft, witness accounts

Having a ghostly encounter is predominantly a human experience. Therefore it is important to consider those experiences. If you want to investigate …

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Still looking for the genesis story, the Lodge at Cloudcroft

In 1993 the Alamogordo Daily News ran an article entitled" Alamogordo native reflects on past, present, and future of his 90-year life". The article…

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My appearance on "Dead Famous", the Billy the Kid episode

Gail Porter and Chris Fleming comb New Mexico, searching for the spirit of the wild west outlaw Billy the Kid. They visit the courthouse where he …

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Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History, Part 2)

Josefita Otero dies on October 19th, 1951. But dies in San Diego CA.   Josefita Manderfield (1874-1951) was the daughter of William …

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KiMO Theater

New insights to the KiMO Theater

Today the ghost of Bobby Darnall is said to haunt the KiMo theater. It is believed that Bobby is prone to playing tricks and pranks on the crew if …

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe Chapel, Old Town Albuquerque (My Opinions of the Hauntings)

The few other reported “sightings” are typical of psychosomatic response episodes that are common in poorly lit areas. Additionally, all of evidence…

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The Lodge at Cloudcroft, first newspaper article about the ghost.

A newspaper article that ran in 1983 about the ghost of Rebecca at the Lodge. It appears to be the first news article that mentions the ghost.

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

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 …

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Bust a Ghost, An interview with Cody Polston

Cody talks with the Weekly Alibi about ghost hunting. Click the image below to enlarge.

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (Paranormal Claims)

Locals in the area say that the bridge is a hot spot for suicides and that the bridge is haunted by ghosts that tempt people into jumping to their …

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (History)

Built in 1965, it was called the "Bridge to Nowhere," as there was not enough funding to continue the road from the other side. At 650 feet above …

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Episode 1: Too Tough to Die

The secrets of Tombstone Arizona exposed, Electromagnetism and EMF meters, Persinger and McFadden (how their theories relate to the paranormal) Odd …

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La Placita Restaurant, Albuquerque, NM (History)

The Ambrosio Armijo House was built between 1880 and 1882 of adobe as a store and house complex. It originally consisted of two square shaped …

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Foster's Hotel, Chama, NM (Description of Interior)

The first floor of the south elevation of Section 2 has two large, two pane fixed windows. These windows are wood with a major horizontal mullion …

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The battle of Valverde, a soldier's account of the battle.

The long-expected engagement in New Mexico came off at Valverde, on the east bank of the Rio Grande, four miles above Fort Craig on Friday, February…

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Valverde Battlefield (Photos Gallery)

The battlefield itself lies in wilderness and is mostly unmarked. The first problem was locating where the events of 1861 occurred. Adding to this …

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The battle of Valverde

In the summer of 1861, Lt. Col. John R. Baylor led a small band of Texans in occupying the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico when a much larger …

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A multiphase study to find an effective method to evaluate electromagnetic field (EMF) sensitivity of people that have experienced paranormal

Abstract A multiphase study was performed to find an effective method to evaluate electromagnetic field (EMF) sensitivity of people that have …

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Foster's Hotel, Chama, NM (Paranormal claims)

The closed-off second story of the old hotel contains three areas believed to be haunted. The first is located on the southwest corner of the …

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Foster’s Hotel, Chama, NM (History)

In the early 1800s, the town of Chama was not only exciting but downright dangerous. As the youngest of the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant's historic …

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Foster's Hotel, Chama, NM (Building Details)

The Foster Hotel is an assembly of the original circa 1881 frame building plus two later major additions constructed of frame and adobe. All three …

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404 Charlevoix, Old Town Albuquerque (Alternative Explanations)

On occasion the sounds of the voices are preceded by the uneasy feeling that you are being watched. Sudden "breezes" of cold air have also been …

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404 Charlevoix, Old Town Albuquerque (Paranormal Claims)

There are various rumors about the ghost that haunts this café. Some believe that it is a long passed Native American who still moves about the …

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404 Charlevoix (History)

The front room of this building was constructed prior to 1706 as a Native American residence. Made of adobe bricks which are mortared with mud then …

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The battle of Valverde, finding the battlefield

The geography of the Valverde battlefield has changed drastically over the decades due to floods and the river changing course several times. These …

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The truth about ghost hunting. Sorting the hobbyists from the amateur researchers

Hobbies are practiced for interest and enjoyment, rather than financial reward. Engaging in a hobby can lead to acquiring substantial skill, …

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Valverde Battlefield (Photos from Investigation)

Photographs from a visit to the battlefield. In a rare opportunity, we obtained permission to go onto the battlefield to take a look around.

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe Chapel, Old Town Albuquerque (Paranormal Claims)

This peaceful little chapel tucked away in Albuquerque's historic Old Town is said to be haunted by a weeping woman dressed in black who is seen …

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Ghost Tours Offering Spiritual Guidance

I was interviewed for a news article that was promoting a charity event we were doing in Old Town with the ghost tour. Click on the image to …

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Casa de Fiesta Restaurant, Old Town Albuquerque (Paranormal Claims and Investigation)

Employees of the restaurant believe that they may have a ghost. Their typical otherworldly encounters fall include; Disembodied voices are often …

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Kelly Ghost Town (History)

In Magdalena, turn south on the road adjacent to the ranger station. Take the left fork l.9 miles later at the smelter foundation. The church and …

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Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM (Paranormal Claims)

In 2003 the Community Service group was cleaning out the old courthouse downtown. In the basement rooms, they've been collectively witnessing …

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Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM (History)

Bernalillo County was established on 8 January 1852. It was one of the seven Partidos, established during Mexican rule. It may have been named for …

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Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla NM (Paranormal Claims)

The Double Eagle restaurant is set in an 1840's mansion, the plaza's oldest building. The colossal adobe resembles a series of treasure-filled …

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Kelly Ghost Town (Paranormal Claims)

There have been several sighting of "shadow-like" figures and apparitions near the ruins of the mine and near the church. Also strange noises, …

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe Chapel, Old Town Albuquerque (History)

Sister Giotto was the person responsible for designing and building La Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, which was erected in 1975. It was …

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Fort Craig Photo Gallery

Fort Craig, established in 1854, was one of the largest and most important frontier forts in the West. Set in the rugged beauty of Socorro County, …

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Manual Springer House, basic ghost story

The Manuel Springer House is a historical two-story brick Queen Anne-style building that now houses the Covered Wagon and several other shops in the…

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94 Rock's visit to the New Mexico State Pen

In 2002 94 Rock and the Southwest Ghost Hunters went to the old NM State prison to look for ghosts. This video contains the recorded segments that …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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Albuquerque Journal, Spiritual Guidance, news piece for the ghost tours

I was interviewed by the Albuquerque Journal about the ghost tours in Old Town, Albuquerque. It gives a good description of the tour as well as some…

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Quarai Mission (Paranormal Claims)

The following entry is in the book " The Haunted Places, The National Directory" by Dennis William Hauck. Visitors to this seventeenth century …

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Quarai Mission (History and Description)

Like Abó and Las Humanas, red-walled Quarai was a thriving pueblo when Oñate first approached it in 1598 to "accept" its oath of allegiance to …

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La Placita Restaurant, Albuquerque, NM (Ghost Stories)

The Casa Armijo is rumored to be haunted by at least four different ghosts, although there could be several others. The first is the spirit of a …

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Grigg's House, Mesilla, NM, Paranormal Claims

Several sightings of the apparition of Old Mrs. Griggs have been reported in the front bathroom of the house. Here a young woman saw her reflected …

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Grigg's House, History

In 1850, the Mesilla Civil Colony Land Grant was established by the Mexican government to give settlers in Mesilla land ownership. The grant was …

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Maria Teresa Restaurant, Reported Phenomenon

Although the house has been remodeled several times, the basic house is still intact, and it appears that some of its former residents have refused …

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Maria Teresa Restaurant, personal experience

The strangest experience that I ever had at the Maria Teresa restaurant occurred in August of 2000. I was doing an investigation to capture the …

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Baker Hotel, addressing the other paranormal claims

The focus of our historical investigation was based on the ghost stories surrounding the hotel. The results clearly show that myth-building is a …

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Maria Teresa Restaurant, Location History

This homestead, built around 1783, is now the home of a romantic restaurant. The showpiece is a long bar that was moved from Fort Sumner, NM, in …

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Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (Ghost Stories)

Interview with David Scoville (manager) I came to work at the Luna Mansion in 1979 and worked as a kitchen manager until 1983. After that, I left …

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Baker Hotel, Historical issues with the ghost of a mistress on the 7th floor

The first issue, historically, with the mistress myth, is that it changes over time, indicating that myth-building is actively changing the story to…

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El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Disembodied footsteps and laughter have been reported on the upper floor of the lobby after hours. Objects have been reported to have been moved …

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El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, NM (History)

Formally opened December 17, 1937, The El Rancho Hotel was built by the brother of the movie magnet, D.W. Griffith. Drawn by the many films made in …

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Albuquerque Press Club (Paranormal Claims)

These are the general claims of ghostly activity that is reported at the Press Club. The vast majority of reported phenomena are auditory in nature.…

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Photos from the Baker Hotel

Photographs taken during various visits to the Baker Hotel. Most of these were taken in 2001 and 2002.

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Fort Craig, NM (Paranormal Claims)

Caretakers at the site have reported seeing a figure in Civil war dress lurking around their trailer. Voices are often heard coming from the ruins …

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The history of Fort Craig, NM

From a sandy terrace above the west bank of the Rio Grande, about 35 miles south of Socorro, the scrub desert stretches out for miles to the distant…

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Albuquerque Tribune article

i was recently interviewed for an article in the Tribune about ghost hunting along with other members of the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association. …

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Baker Hotel, Paranormal Claims

During the investigations at the hotel, we interviewed several people to establish what the paranormal claims actually were. Ronny’s accounts …

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The history of the Baker Hotel

The Baker Hotel was a concept that, in some ways, was ahead of its time. It opened at a moment when time stood still, just before it leaped …

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Bent House (Paranormal Claims)

Charles Bent, the first civilian governor of the territory of New Mexico came to a brutal end during the January 1847 Taos Revolt. Scalped alive, he…

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Loma Parda, NM (Paranormal Claims)

This entire article is from NewMexico.org and describes the basic history along with some of the paranormal claims. Now essentially a ghost town,…

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The story of Governor Bent's massacre as told by his daughter Teresina Bent Scheurich

He was killed on January 19, 1847, at about six in the morning. We were in bed when the Mexicans and Indians came to the house, breaking the doors. …

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Loma Parda, NM (History)

In 1850, Lieutenant Colonel E. V. Sumner looked at the U.S. troops stationed in Santa Fe, and the temptations offered to soldiers there. He …

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Mine Shaft Tavern, Madrid, NM (History)

Opened in 1946, the Mineshaft tavern was purchased from the Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company and restored in 1982. The original building …

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Mine Shaft Tavern, Madrid, NM (Paranormal Claims)

The Mine Shaft Tavern is said to be the most haunted place in Madrid. Bartenders, as well as guests, have seen glasses fall on their own and break, …

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Newspaper Article on Buie Park

The article by Kathy Sanders that ran in the Abilene Reporter-News on October 30, 1985 is one of the sources of the paranormal claims at the …

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Luna Mansion, Los Lunas, NM (History)

The home of members of the politically powerful Luna family, the Tranquilino Luna House was constructed in the early 1880's. This house is probably …

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Workers Say Ghost Shares Luna Mansion

On slow nights at the Luna Mansion it is said Josefita Otero swirls proudly through the grand house she loved and made so charmingly beautiful. …

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Blueher House, Old Town Albuquerque (Paranormal Claims)

The present day haunting at the restaurant seems to have begun sometime after the brick addition was installed. Disembodied voices are often …

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Blueher House, Old Town Albuquerque (History)

At the heart of this district is the original central plaza that is lined with over a hundred quaint little shops. Like everything else in …

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Buie Park, Ghost Hunts and Investigations

Previous ghost hunts or investigations at this location: Six investigations have been performed at Buie Park. The first was in 1998, with follow-up …

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Buie Park, Reported Phenomena

Up in the Big Country area, near Abilene, there's a small town named Stamford. Near that community, there's a brushy, overgrown park on Farm to …

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Church Street Cafe, Albuquerque, NM (History)

Casa de Ruiz, which literally translates to "the house of Ruiz", has a long and distinctive history. Unfortunately much of this history has been …

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Oldest newspaper article on the Marfa Lights

The oldest newspaper article that we could find on the Marfa lights dates to 1945. The paper dates the phenomenon back to the early 1900s.

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SOP 100, Operational Process

1.0  Introduction The purpose of this document is to explain the operational process of SGHA. However, what we do radically differs from the …

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SOP 300, Ghost Hunting Procedures

The process used by SGHA for ghost hunting is designed to eliminate investigator bias and to attempt to solve the mysteries provided by  haunted …

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SOP 301, Investigative Procedures

The investigative process used by Southwest Ghost Hunters Association (SGHA) is designed to reduce, if not eliminate, investigator bias and to …

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Urban Myth Models

Logic proves that ghosts are exceedingly unlikely to be the cause of an phenomena. The thousands of supposed ghost cases have turned out to have …

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Newspaper articles on the ghost of White Rock Lake

The oldest newspaper article that we could find on the ghost of White Rock Lake dates to 1971 when a wreck is blamed on the ghost. However, …

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Dawson Cemetery (My opinions of the hauntings)

I was not able to locate any witnesses to the reported phenomenon. The sources of the information we used to conduct our investigation was a 3rd …

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Dawson Cemetery (History)

In 1906, the mines were purchased by the Phelps Dodge Corporation. The corporation needed to attract workers to the remote location, so they built …

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Anson Lights, Findings

North of checkpoint 1, the light appears as a steady light. The car headlights are viewed almost directly in the center. The lights are brighter, …

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Anson Lights, Investigation

This was an investigation to determine if paranormal activity does indeed exist at the cemetery near Anson, Texas. The conclusion of two previous …

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Anson Lights, History

Eighteen miles southeast of Hamlin, at the junction of US-180, sits Anson, named in honor of Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of …

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Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (Ghost Stories)

One of the ghosts stories of the Plaza Hotel comes in October of 1992. They were published in the New Mexican newspaper and written by T.J. …

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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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Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NM (History)

In 1882, a local merchant named Don Begnino Romero and Jean Pendaries raised $25,000 to build the Plaza Hotel which was soon dubbed the "Belle of …

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