Explore the Paranormal Side of El Paso’s ‘City of the Dead’ on Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to experience our city’s oldest cemetery, the Concordia Cemetery Ghosts & Gravestones Tour may be just the thing for you.
Lost El Paso Paranormal, El Paso's newest paranormal organization, leads a monthly two-hour ghost tour there.
With a history that dates back to the 1880′s and more than its share of documented ghostly apparitions, shadow people, and disembodied voices, Concordia is arguably one of the most, if not the most, haunted place in El Paso.
In fact, when the popular paranormal television reality show Ghost Adventures came to El Paso searching for ghosts in 2016, the historic burial ground was one of two locations the ghost hunters settled on.
According to Lost El Paso Paranormal founder Heather Shade, the Concordia Cemetery Ghosts & Gravestones Tour not only features spine-tingling tales of the graveyard's ghostly apparitions and the creepy happenings that have occurred within the walls of El Paso's City of the Dead, it also offers a look at local tales and legends, and gravestone symbolism.
"In addition to tales about 'residents' of the cemetery itself, such as Lady Flo and John Wesley Hardin, we are going to share stories of the spirits of Southwestern folklore, [like] La Llorona, and La Lechuza (the shapeshifting owl-witch)," said Shade.
She adds,"We call it the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour because...our guests will [also] learn about the hidden meanings behind the symbols that are found on tombstones. We will show you different examples of rare, weird, and interesting grave markers from all eras, and talk about the traditions & superstitions of cemeteries and graveyards in general."
Shade tells me it's not all macabre and haunted tales, though; it's also a frightfully fun ghost tour. "One of the things that makes this [ghost tour] different is we incorporate theatrics, storytelling and humor along with the history and the paranormal -- and we do it in full costume by lantern light."
According to the event post, you'll "roam the darkest unexplored parts of the historic graveyard," so you might want to bring a flashlight. And definitely do bring your camera because you never know what kind of ghostly apparition will make its presence known.
For tickets, times, and the meet up location visit the Lost El Paso Paranormal website.