5 Fun & Scary Ghost Walks Happening Around El Paso Labor Day Weekend
If you're into the paranormal and investigating places alleged to be haunted, you couldn’t live in a more perfect place. El Paso’s haunted history rivals that of any other city or town in America.
Labor Day weekend you can take part in a paranormal investigation inside one of the oldest hotels downtown, go on a lantern lit spooky bar crawl, or walk among the tombstones in what is arguably the most haunted place in El Paso.
Gateway Hotel Lock-In Investigation
Friday, Sept. 2 – Haunted Basement
El Paso Ghost Tours, the group that used to host weekly ghost tours inside the De Soto Hotel before it mysteriously went up in flames, is now hosting lock-in investigations at the Gateway Hotel on Stanton -- also historic and haunted.
More so than the De Soto, according to Leon Baker, owner and lead investigator of the group. Get your tickets online then meet up with the group in front of the International Bar on Mills.
Boos and Booze
Friday, Sept. 2 – Haunted Bar Crawl
If you're looking for a fun and unique way to experience a handful of the downtown watering holes on a Friday night, the Mystery, Murder, & Mayhem: Downtown Bar Crawl is just the thing for you.
The supernatural adventure features spine-tingling tales of ghosts, ghouls, and the creepy happenings that have occurred within the walls of some of downtown's haunted bars and nightclubs.
And, of course, some liquid courage while you get your spook on. It is a bar crawl, after all.
San Elizario Ghost Walk
Friday, Sept. 2 – Camino Real Spirit Walk
20 miles east of downtown El Paso lies the historic (and haunted) city of San Elizario.
Meet up with Ghosts915 for the Ghosts of the Camino Real Spirit Walk and investigate the Old El Paso County Jail Museum, explore an old cemetery, pay your respects at the oldest and largest pecan tree in the valley that the locals refer to as “the old hanging tree,” and visit Casa Ronquillo, “where a lady in white is seen roaming the fields and canals lamenting the loss of her children.”
Spirits of Socorro
Saturday, Sept. 3 – Spirits of Socorro
Located off the historic Mission Trail in Socorro, Texas, is Bodega Loya. Explore the 1890s era family farm and spend An Evening with the Spirits of Socorro.
“Come enjoy the September night as we explore this historic…farm (while) sharing stories of (Socorro’s) restless spirits, & timeless history.”
Walk Among the Tombstones
Saturday, Sept. 3 – Concordia Cemetery
Go on a guided Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour that includes its famous landmarks: the grave of the legendary John Wesley Hardin, the spooky children's section with the creepy crib, and the area where Richard Ramirez, aka “The Night Stalker,” used to perform animal sacrifices known as The Three Trees.