Welcome, once again, to Paranormal America, paranormalinvestigating.com’s travelogue of the most haunted places to visit in each state. We’re over half way there, and you’re going to love some of the entries in the next ten states!
So, here we go. The next stop on Paranormal America!
New Mexico–Urraca Mesa
Located in northwest New Mexico, Urraca Mesa has always been a haunted place. There are more lightning strikes on the mesa than in any other part of the entire state, and it’s not out of the ordinary to find that your compass suddenly does not work. The story of this piece of land goes back centuries, however.
The mesa was once the home of the Anasazi tribe of Native Americans. They lived there peacefully for many generations and then, around 900 years ago, they suddenly vanished.
Archaeologists who have studied the land have said that whatever happened, it appears to have been violent. All we know for sure, however, is that they were suddenly gone.
Later, the Navajo would settle the land, but the soon began to sense terrible, dark spirits in the rocks and trees.
Today, those who believe will tell you that Urraca Mesa is a hellmouth. A portal to hell where dark spirits move smoothly between the worlds. Oddly enough, the land is actually owned by the Boy Scouts of America. I’ll let you make your own judgments on that little bit of information.
New York–Utica Lunatic Asylum
You thought it was going to be Amityville, right? While the horror house in Amityville may be the most famous, the Utica Lunatic Asylum has it beaten hand over fist in the most haunted category.
The asylum was the first of its kind in the US. Because they were the first, and because there was no medical board of ethics at the time, the asylum used many “experimental” methods for rehabilitating the insane.
The building is literally crumbling today. It isn’t safe to walk its barren halls, but those who have entered have all reported experiencing encounters with spirits and residual. That’s right. Every single one.
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