5 Paranormal Things to Do in El Paso This Weekend
Want to do something different this weekend, and you ain't 'fraid of no ghosts? Then check out the supernatural side of El Paso.
Now, I’m not guaranteeing you’ll have a paranormal encounter at any of the spots mentioned below, but if there was ever a place where the odds are good, it would be one of these!
Many cemetery visitors and grave yard enthusiasts will breathlessly tell you all about the weird, creepy stuff they’ve either seen, photographed, or experienced at Concordia.
With a history that dates back to the 1880′s, this final resting place for 60,000 is arguably one of the most -- if not the most -- haunted place in El Paso.
If you're up for some late night cemetery ghost hunting, meet up with the Paso del Norte Paranormal Society and explore “El Paso’s City of the Dead”.
The group holds their Concordia Cemetery Tours on the first Friday of every month. [More Details]
If you’ve ever looked to your right while driving west on I-10, you’ve no doubt noticed a building just past Concordia Cemetery with the 18 wheeler facade and the huge grizzled looking mobster’s face staring back at you.
That building is home to Monteleone’s Ristorante, known as much for its authentic Italian food and Chicago gangster theme as it is for its hauntings.
Employees and patrons of the Central El Paso eatery located at 3023 Gateway West have experienced supernatural activity at the establishment for a over a decade.
Monteleone's was even featured on the SyFy channel series “Paranormal Witness” several years ago. [Hear the Tales]
The “world’s largest classic film festival” gets underway this weekend. One of the downtown locations hosting movie screenings is the beautiful and majestic Plaza Theatre.
Built as a movie house in 1930, the historic venue is now home to concerts, Broadway shows, and other performing arts.
But many say that's not all it's home to. Patrons, performers, and theater staff swear it's also home to several ghosts.
Resident apparitions include a shadowy man that sits in the back row, a little girl whose giggles can heard as she bounces a ball down the stairs in the mezzanine, and a tuxedo clad man whose presence is foreshadowed by the smell of cigarette smoke. [Plaza Movie Schedule]
Unexplained occurrences have been reported at the main library for many, many years. The land it sits on at 501 N. Oregon was built on what was once a graveyard that included the old Fort Bliss Cemetery.
It's believed not all the remains were transferred to Concordia Cemetery when the library was built in 1904, and that the unexplained noises, poltergeist activity, and disembodied voices library visitors and staff hear are the ghosts of those left behind. [Staff Tell All]
If you're up for a late night road trip, and you have room for an extra passenger, there's a road in Horizon City you might want to explore.
By day, Ascencion Blvd looks like any other long stretch of desolate road outside El Paso's city limits, but late at night, it’s said a phantom drifter can be seen walking along the side of the pitch black road. [Read More]