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.
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]
Like many of the buildings on Montana, the one housing the El Paso Playhouse at 2501 Montana has been around for a many, many years. And for just as many of those years, actors and patrons have spoken about the paranormal phenomena they've experienced there.
Unexplained activity most frequently reported includes hearing footsteps on the wooden staircase when no one is on it, voices and whispers when no on is there, and doors slamming shut on their own. [Read More]
This weekend, El Paso’s longest running Community Theater presents the hilarious comedy, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. [More Details]
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]
Known as much for the otherworldly visitors its said to attract as it is for the tasty Mexican food dishes it serves and the small but comfortable everyone-is-welcome-here-hole-in-the-wall bar, L & J Cafe is an iconic El Paso landmark.
Many old-school locals refer to the long time family owned restaurant as “the Old Place by the Graveyard” because of its location across from Concordia Cemetery. In fact, it's believed its proximity to "El Paso's City of the Dead" is the very reason for the clientele from beyond the grave.
Incidents such as knocking on walls, doors opening and closing by themselves, and windows that must be hand-cranked opening on their own are said to be common. Stories of shadows passing when no one is nearby, and staff feeling the presence of someone or something standing behind them have also been reported.
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]