Albuquerque is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit in the US today and it’s certainly lively. However, what many visitors might not know is that there are some ghosts that haunt the streets and buildings of Albuquerque. It’s said the past really does come back to haunt in the city of Albuquerque and it seems as though anyone lucky enough to get a visit from them, will come back for more. Read on to find out about five famous ghosts of Albuquerque.
Anyone who has spent time in Albuquerque may have heard of the ever famed Lizzie McGrath, if not, she was one very colorful lady. She was a highly successful madam who, in 1885, had her own brothel and was thought to be the richest woman in the area too. She was the queen of the red light district and for forty years, she was hugely successful. However, after her death, her ghost was rumored to return and haunt McGraths Bar and Grill, the restaurant named after her. She was said to still roam the building until it closed a few years ago.
Frank Bond was a very famed entrepreneur, a businessman who loved to spend time in the theatre. While he was there, he mostly spent his time chatting up ladies which were in the audience. After his death, a ghost is said to haunt one of Albuquerque’s famed buildings, with the bathroom being its prime location. It might be the spirit of Bond’s wife who didn’t take too kindly to her husband chatting up young ladies.
The Lady in Black
In Old Town, at the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe, it’s said, the Lady in Black haunts its chapel. The Lady is supposed to be one of the scariest ghosts in the entire area and has appeared at the chapel in a variety of forms. It’s said you can see her sitting sobbing on a bench while others claim they’ve seen her praying all in black.
In Albuquerque, there is the Kimo Theatre which has a very rich and often sad history behind it. Many years ago, in 1951, a young boy went to the theatre to watch a movie but unfortunately was killed when the water heater blew up. It’s said the little boy Bobby Darnall actually haunts the lobby of the theatre. He apparently loved to get gifts such as donuts and if someone displeases him, stage lights explode and actors on stage start forgetting their lines.
A young lady came to town in the early 1900’s and help to distil gin during the prohibition era. Mrs. M came to Albuquerque and worked for many years at the Press Club, and had a love of gin. However, after her death, Mrs. M is said to still haunt the Press Club. If a glass of gin is set out on the counter, the next morning it will be gone.
If you are someone who loves a good ghost story, why not visit Albuquerque and see the endless ghosts there. You are truly going to love Albuquerque and finding out more about the famous ghosts of the city too. There has never been a better time to look into learning about famous ghosts.