Calling local lovers of the paranormal and all things haunted.

If things that go bump in the night and other mysterious activity fascinates you, and becoming the next Zak Bagans is something you dream about, there’s a Las Cruces based adventure tours company that can hook you up with an abandoned jail you can investigate.

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Southwest Expeditions is offering aspiring ghost-busters the chance to ghost hunt the famously haunted and extremely active Dona Ana County Courthouse and Jail -- the same building the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” investigated in 2017.

The Haunted History and Menacing Mystery of the Dona Ana Jail

Built in 1937 and abandoned in 2008, the jail on Amador Avenue is said to be inhabited by a shadowy figure nicknamed "Bubba," and a lady named Mary Waters who is said to have died there in 1951.

Although Ghost Adventures is the first nationally broadcast paranormal TV show to film inside the vacant jail, local groups have conducted investigations there long before Zac Bagans and his crew showed up.

Ramiro Galvan and his crew at Paranormal Research Investigations El Paso have wandered the maze-like hallways of the old Doña Ana County Courthouse and Jail on numerous occasions dating back to 2011, and have documented all kinds of spooky activity over the years.

Shadow figures, disembodied laughter and voices, and loud menacing footsteps are among the spine-chilling captures they've made.

Be the Ghost Hunter

Paranormal Research Investigations El Paso
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This isn’t a ghost tour, although they do offer those too.

This is a paranormal investigation in which you and your team take part in your own, actual investigation into active paranormal areas in a historic building and jail annex.

The tour description adds that you’ll use the same type of equipment such as meters, recorders, sensors you see the big time para-pros use on all those paranormal reality shows.

So, get your Ghostbusters logo jumpsuit dry cleaned, pull your proton pack out of storage, and visit Southwest Expeditions for more details.

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