‘Ghost Adventures’ Episode Featuring Haunted Old Mesilla Restaurant to Air Saturday
The popular Double Eagle restaurant up the road in Mesilla, New Mexico will get national exposure this weekend on the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures.
The oldest and most haunted building in Historic Old Mesilla is one of two Las Cruces-area locations featured on a new episode of the paranormal reality television show set to air Saturday evening, April 15, at 10 p.m.
Ghost Adventures follows ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley as they investigate locations all over the world that are reportedly haunted hoping to collect visual or auditory evidence of paranormal activity.
The Double Eagle is certainly a good place to look. Legend has it a couple of young lovers — he an aristocrat, she a lowly servant — were killed by his disapproving mother in the early 1850′s, and that their ghosts have inhabited the building ever since.
Reports of full bodied apparitions, furniture moving, lights flickering, and other-worldly whispering and touching have circulated for many, many years.
The show's investigators also spend a night locked in at the vacant Doña Ana County Courthouse and jail in Cruces. Built in 1937 and abandoned in 2008, the jail on Amador Avenue is said to be inhabited by a shadowy figure nicknamed "Bubba."
Although Ghost Adventures is the first nationally broadcast paranormal TV show to film at both locations, local paranormal groups have conducted investigations at the two sites long before Zac Bagans and his crew showed up.
In 2013, the Research in Paranormal Science El Paso team captured video of a dark shadow moving across the room while investigating the Double Eagle restaurant.
When questioned at the time on Mike and Tricia Mornings if the shadow could have been cast by someone in the group, team member Danny Fogle, seen in the above clip sitting in front of the computer, didn't believe so for two reasons: it was being filmed with night vision so there wasn’t a light set up or turned on behind the photographer, and two, the shadow clearly darts through between the camera and them.
Ramiro Galvan of Paranormal Research Investigations has spent numerous nights wandering the maze-like hallways of the old Doña Ana County Courthouse and has documented all kinds of activity over the years.
In 2011, Galvan, shown above being interviewed by the Ghost Adventures crew about his experiences in the building, shared audio of some of the unexplained sounds he captured on a recording device on Mike and Tricia Mornings, including a loud disembodied laugh. You can listen to the EVP's here.
● What: Ghost Adventures Double Eagle Restaurant episode
● Where: Travel Channel
● When: Saturday, April 15, 10 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 1 a.m., Friday, May 12, 5 p.m.