Ruidoso, New Mexico Ghost Sightings - PAGE 4
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Debating whether to move or take the pictures or leave them, they opted just to leave them. After this, the cat did not follow them anymore. It remained with the pictures, and did not appear in front of them again. We often discuss it, if the cat is a manifestation of the woman or her pet. If the woman was murdered (Lincoln county has the highest number per capita of unsolved murders in the nation), and what her story was. It was, and is, truly one of
the greatest mysteries to us of Ruidoso and Lincoln County, if only because no one else knows about it. .|
Submitted by Kyle
Categories: home, lady, girls, road, cars
There is an old ranch my friend's dad used to own, twelve miles outside Ruidoso. About two years ago, my friend and I spent the weekend up there at his dad's, and he told me about the haunted ranch they used to own. We were in the guard, and had another buddy staying with us that weekend to avoid hotel fees or having to stay in the barracks. He wanted to come along and see the old haunted ranch. It was well after dark when we arrived, about 11:00 pm. Since it was summer we carried revolvers and a shotgun to deal with rattlesnakes. We also carried two spotlights. We jumped the fence and walked along the southern edge of the property; it was a warm summer night, just cool enough to need a light sweatshirt at that altitude. At the old cattle pond, there was a windmill that rose about 40 feet high, a rather large old piece of equipment, and then the old corral fence led to the house. My friend Jason's parents had stayed there when they were wrangling cattle years ago. But due to several odd occurrences, they had started staying in tents, and when that failed to cease their nasty run-ins, they sold the property.
The back door was ajar, in fact totally off the top two hinges and had bent the bottom one. We entered and looked into the kitchen, and saw nothing interesting. When we turned we heard scuffling in the attic. The ceiling had become so decrepit that the old plaster was falling off, and it was clear that the floor of the attic was just slats of wood that I would perceive to be no more than 1. 5'' wide, and 1/4'' thick, spaced at a good 1/4 to 1/2'' apart. The scuffle we heard could have easily been attested to being a mouse or other rodent at first. We went in to the living room or parlor and then went into the library/study. It was deserted save two old bookshelves if I recall, and some debris left over from when all the family's belongings were moved out. Jason was telling us that this room was the sturdiest in the house, so it is where his parents slept in their stays here.
We started to hear someone walking in the attic. Now, when you inspect the ceiling today there is no way a man could be supported walking up there; however, we heard what was clearly and irrefutably boots scuffling upstairs. They got closer and closer until they stopped, literally right over a spot that was exposed by a lack of plaster. Garret, our other friend, was now totally freaked out, and we elevated my spotlight to see if perhaps there was a vagabond peering down at us. However, we saw nothing but the roof's backside when we lit up the gap in the slats. Now convinced that we had heard something not alive, we left the house, Garret scaring us with his liberal waving of a shotgun. When we were a safe distance away we turned the spotlights back onto the attic windows, and for no more than a millisecond, perceiving more than seeing, though I dare say we did see it for that brief moment, a face staring out at us making sure we were indeed leaving his abode.
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