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Holy Cross Sanatorium
Deming, Nm 88030

County: Luna County
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It was a military base in WWI and a TB hospital during WWII. In the mid 70's there was a devilworshiping cult that used it to sacrifice animals. It has one remaining building all others were torn down due to the decrements. This building is definitely haunted; witnesses have heard noises from the upper floor and seen lights near the fountain at night. It has tunnels that lead from Northwestern part of town to the Southeastern side of town, which ends up at the airport; they have all been caved in. It has been a place for teenagers to go and party. Different people have experienced something in what they call the "Alter Room". It is a shadowy figure that lurks just inside the doorway. There is also a cemetery just to the north of the building, graves disturbed and a large cross has been cut down. Town legend says that the teenagers that cut it down in the 70's all died that year. The houses around the area are also reported to have paranormal activities. The Holy Cross in recent days has become a dangerous place to be. Murders have been committed there in the last few years. A gang has killed a peer as a sacrifice and a lovers quarrel was the demise of a man in a drain pipe. The place has always been that of graffiti artists writing their names or the names of their favorite bands. Now gang names and signs are all over it marking it as territory. Sheriffs patrol it often now and run people off who are in there and possibly arrest them for trespassing.

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 2124     12/19/2006 12:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I been there and I dont think it is not haunted


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45649 ReplyTo# 2124     12/14/2009 1:06:00 AM     Edit          


well when ever i been there you get a really bad feeling its just scares you and worry yu in some way


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 47750 ReplyTo# 2124     2/3/2010 8:45:00 PM     Edit          

I was born and raised in Deming.  Glad I got out of that dead end.  Apparently there are alot of people that are ignorant about the facts of Camp Cody and the Sanitorium.  Try visiting the museum.  You can find all the info you need.  I admit, I use to party there in high school.  I do believe in ghosts, beings, shadows, etc. but I never saw anything that made me think it was haunted and never got the feeling it was haunted.  Just gives you a creepy feeling.  If you let your imagination take control you will belive anything.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65489 ReplyTo# 2124     1/14/2011 10:31:00 AM     Edit          

ya me either iv been there and i doubt it...lol its a lie

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5350     9/19/2007 7:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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I think that you have your information wrong, it was in the 80`s that the Cross was put up in front of the High School Doors. I believe it was everyone that signed thier name on the cross that died. I have been there and yes it is haunted, I have the pics and I have been to Greens sands it is also full of paranormal activity

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 6759     11/4/2007 7:16:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

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So i`m from Deming! it sucks here and this past friday(Nov 2, 2007) I went there like at noon cuz we had a half day at school and my friend supposibly saw a troll and he seemed pretty freaked so yea idk if to believe him or not! What i know about it is that it was a military base called camp cody(mexian people were tortured so they would tell were pancho villa was at but they never told)! then a tuberculoses hospital( people with tuberculoses were burned and treated horrible), and then a psychiatric place for crazy people(they were treated really bad), then it was used for devil worshiping! All the tunnels are pretty much covered up theres a fountain there made out of rocks and you can go downstairs! Supposibly devil worshipers still go there so we try to be careful! Some girl fell down the stairs and cracked her head open broke two arms and choked to death on her own blood. Some gangsters shot this guy into a tunnel and thats all i know. We returned later and my friend saw this mysterious black shadown jump down into a tunnel and he freaked out bad and ran into the truck. It`s a great experience except for the fact that I coulnt sleep but oh well!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 8808     1/26/2008 10:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i was there today and it is definetly haunted down stairs the ropes hanging on the roof where fricken swinging like crazy it scared the crap out of me the chills are so bad down there so it is definetly haunted

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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 10750     3/16/2008 5:23:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ok let me just tell you all, you think you have it bad just try living infront of it!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35561 ReplyTo# 10750     7/10/2009 1:52:00 PM     Edit          


wow u live in front of it so scary. try being related to one of the nurses that worked in the holy cross. and u all have it wrong it was a camp called camp cody named after william h cody. camp cody was a milatary base. but one day it got on fire nerly distroying everything only a few buildings remained. then three sisters named the sisters of notre dame turned camp cody into the holy cross which was a hospital 4 tuberculosis. then one day every one died including the doctors nurses and pacents they all died 4 un-noned reason after that it was closed due to economic reasons in march 1939  th sanitarium or as u know it the holy cross burned to the ground. no one knows how it burned it was 4 uncosed reasons. then a few years back it was used to worship demons so yes its very much hunted and very much real. i know my causen was there un forconitly she died before i knew her but i know her story from here diary!


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 12436     4/30/2008 9:44:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I lived in Deming and visited it quite often. Many things happened, flashlights with new batteries would die. Voices were heard, physical marks were left on bodies. One instance was while in the downstairs while going down the stairs a group of voices was hear chanting, while there were several of us in different areas and nobody else was in the place. Another instance was one of us was knocked down and immediately had a bruise in the shape of two hands on his chest. Holy Cross is definitely haunted and there are both residual as well as intelligent hauntings present.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13172     5/20/2008 12:02:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

well i think that it might and might not be hunted. Everything can happen in this world, theirs a possibility for everything to happen. And by the stuff it had happen in that building it might had happen that the spirits arent resting and thats why things can be seen. Well its only my comment anyways...

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13265     5/22/2008 11:43:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I dont think its haunted, but mabe you should prove me wrong and call gohst hunters.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13277     5/23/2008 7:56:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

You live in front of it?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 13278     5/23/2008 8:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

Call ghost hunters? I dont think so. I have seen that show and I think thoes guys are full of themselfs. I do think that you who ever you are should come ghost hunting with us and see for yourself. I have just seen things there that I cant explain and heard things that I cant explaine.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 60729 ReplyTo# 13278     10/21/2010 3:25:00 PM     Edit          
NH r3dneck

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yeah ghost hunters is full of themselves...yet you are a pro ghost hunter right? and you "cant explain" anything. lol....get a grip

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 62598 ReplyTo# 13278     11/13/2010 5:50:00 PM     Edit          

Cal Ghost adventures insted. They're cool haha. Anyways someone really should investigate it. I wonder if they really would find something......

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 14971     7/5/2008 5:17:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

IF all these storys are true then maybe i should do more reaserch on my house because i live right beside it.all though i dont beleive my house is hunted i have seen crazy things in my house. LIke once i saw a spanish guy dressed in a black robbe with a black hood he put his finger to his lips and said in spanish strang things will happen because unexpanibale things have begain at first he seemed plasent but then the next moment he was unplesant and my friend saw one of my saints look like a red haired girl with curly hair and she was holding a baby in her arms and was looking straight at my friend she was so terrafied.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18525     9/11/2008 7:24:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Yes I've been there. I patrolled the area and I did'nt see any signs of any paranormal activity. But I think it might possibly have some kind of paranormal activity of what I've heard. My phyic abilities says YES IT IS, and there has to be something done of this!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 19564     9/25/2008 2:38:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Yes ive been there and it sucks.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20601     10/12/2008 4:04:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I'm from Deming and I think going to the Holy Cross is a teenage rite-of-passage. I went there twice. I remember being really creeped out, and we went downstairs of the building that is still standing and we did hear voices, now I don't really believe in the supernatural or anything, but I definitely remember hearing some sort of chanting. When I told my friends, they said it was devil worshippers and we fled the area, we had heard through rumor that there had been devil-worshippers but were really scared to think something along those lines would be there when we were. I went back a few years later (I was 16 I think) and went into one of the tunnels that is under where one of the buildings that isn't there anymore and I remember my flashlight going out, but I attributed it to the battery dying on me. It was shortly after that trip when a dead body was discovered and the police really started monitoring it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21356     10/20/2008 6:52:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

yeah ive lived in deming my whole life and im really into all that paranormal stuff. i went there and i can tell ya for sure its haunted. theres this room called the alter room where they sacrificed animals and stuff. they say even people too. but when i was there i saw a freestanding shadow run past it was friggin scary!! and the whole place is very open and theres no roof and the wind blowing through the building sounds like voices. and downstairs is completely dark and i could have sworn a girls voice! but the legend is it was first a war base and then a tuberculosis hospital where they ran out of room and just started killin off people and then the cult used it and so theres a bunch of crazy devil stuff. and its true all those people that wrote their name on that cross are dead. i know cuz one of them was my cousin he was in a car accident. id just be careful if u visit cuz its not just restles spirits: its cursed. the devil isnt a ghost he can hurt u.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22031     10/27/2008 3:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I have been here and idk if this place is hunted but I would like to learn more about this place.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 22234     10/29/2008 12:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I live in Deming and I've gone there several times and I dont think its hounted cause once some friends and me whent at midnight and nothing happened I've also gone down stairs and its not that scary as many think so im not sure if its really haunted the one place i actually hear a little girl talking is over by the cementary it was like 10 at night so you should try it!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 23252     11/12/2008 5:27:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

lived in deming went there with my dad alot.never seen ghost or any thang like that but the feeling u get just walking in there is justnot right unexplainable 16 years ago walked alot in the tunnels weired stuff had make shift handcuffs made out of metal carpenters tape will never forget write comment if u seen the same or know what i am talking about.........

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 24976     12/23/2008 11:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I've been there twice. Only weird thing that happend to my friend was that her phone went off really quickly and kinda quiet. When she looked to see who called, there was no missed call. That could be anything really... doesn't have to be supernatural, but it did freak me out a bit. That happened downstairs. It's an interesting place, with an interesting history. It's one place you don't want to go into alone though... that's for sure.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25091     12/28/2008 6:00:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I went there a month or two ago. I wanted to see what all of this was about. A friend of mine tagged along, as well. Late at night, we pulled up to what looked like the front of the building. The driver was too scared, and she dropped us off. Told us to call her when we were ready. So, first things first, we entered the building. Nothing to it really, no odd feelings, nothing at all. We explored every inch of the place. We even went through a particularly long tunnel, which was very disturbing - pitch black in front, pitch black behind, with one flashlight, hopping over, ducking under and stepping on horizontal poles stretching from wall to wall. It was a very long and seemed to be the kind of place you see in a horror movie. The scariest thing to see was two or three rats scurrying away from our stomping feet, aside from the giant penises drawn on the walls. We returned to the building, went downstairs again, and on a more thorough inspection, found what appeared to be a human leg bone. When I say appears to be, I mean it was just a bone. But shaped exactly like a human's. Cannot be sure, but that was odd to see. Didn't hear any voices, no shadow figures, took pictures, nothing came up. We were having a good time, but I must say there is an aura about that place - every time I think of it I get very bad chills, and am indeed shivering as I type. Overall it was a disappointment, and in anger, we pissed on the building - it failed to scare us. Maybe we went at the wrong time - all I know is that it was dark. Also, be very careful - extremely careful - the place is full of holes in the ground that will most likely kill you. Bring several flashlights, something to drink, and wear pure black. Nothing shiny. The sheriff likes to run by with a spotlight every now and then - or somebody, at least. Keep your lights pointed away from the houses.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26593     1/30/2009 9:27:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i went to the holly cross and i have to say its pretty scary, when you first walk in there or see it, you could feel something like if its relly bad and iknow that they killeg a lady there, they hog tied her and burned her then dropped her in the tunnel. so one night me and my friends decided to go and i was recording and i passed by the tunnel and when i saw it a shadow popped out but you have to see it really close, if you want to see it call 575-936-0636 it is a very disturbing place....

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27064     2/9/2009 2:23:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

i wonder what evil lives their are the spirits lonely or angry i live in deming and i think this is the devils town my grandma lives across the tracks and weird stuff happens often words of ad vice dont ever ever walk alone after 12 am something will follow you home believe me i know i put it on my kids that i telling you the truth.this whole town is evil. in l a california i see liqure stores on every cornor but in deming i see churches on every street why is that.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27975     2/28/2009 3:17:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ONce my sister went there with her friend and they said something heappened that a gosht attacked them or something to that affect..

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 27977     2/28/2009 3:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i went there with my freinds and we went down the tunnels and someone or something threw something at us but we were in there by ourselves and there was nobody else in there with us. it was so scary.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28300     3/6/2009 10:19:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

oh please!! i lived in deming and went there all weekends to have fun and nothing ever happend! i think people are lying or they heard dumb stories and making up more or they just scared that they hear things and they already think is a fken ghost... It was good times like a year ago was the last time i went and all this up here^ is just weird, idk yu people are bored in d-town oh wat?

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28936     3/16/2009 4:32:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i live in deming very close to the holy cross... alot of werid stuff happens. there is one room i'm thinking is the pit i refuse to go in there its so cold in the middle of summer and anyone who lives here knows deming is really hot. my friend claims he saw a black figure then witnessed a member of his family basically get poccessed. they took pictures and satanic symbols appeared in like 2 photos. its interesting for sure dangerous though

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28947     3/16/2009 5:26:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

my mommy bull s*** not all of them died she went to school with the people who stole the cross

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 28965     3/16/2009 10:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Can't explain in words;had pictures. I strongly advise not a place to look for a thrill because the thrill you will experiance you may regret.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31211     4/22/2009 8:01:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Mike cut down the cross. I was a youth and took a tombstone to a game room. This was all bad. The County should have garded the place. It was abanded. Luna County is in charge of the place and it disrepected the cememetary. JAMIE

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Can you tell the whole story and events leading up to it, and what was going on around town or socially at the time

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 31263     4/23/2009 5:08:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I remember one of the graves were dug up. The County needs to clean up the place. Move and catalog the graves. Jamie

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i have been there and i think it's haunted. when me and my friend went we went into the basement and she started to get dizzy then i felt something stab my leg. we had to go back up stairs. then we saw an old man in the window. so me and her went into the car when her other friends showed up they went into the basement and while they were down there we saw alot of ghosts in the windows . and trust me NEVER GO INTO THE BASEMENT!!!!!!!!!!

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33503     6/3/2009 1:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Ok you think that place is haunted you should go to the house by the grave yard 1 pissed off old lady ghost lives there dont dare and try to touch nothing she will follow you all the way to the road

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33541     6/4/2009 12:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I had went there one night with my uncle and my cousins.I myself am not from Deming I live in Santa Fe. There is definetly demonic spirits there. We as well took pictures and saw some things that were very disturbing, as well as the area. A black shadow follwed the car as we were leaving.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 35036     7/2/2009 1:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

ha i dont know whether to believe it is haunted or not...my friend, my aunt, and i all went there at night and nothing happened. the only thing that came close to something that would be a sign of a haunting was me getting poked in the back (and i was the last one to walk in) and me almost falling down the staircase (but both of those things can be easily explained by my lack of cordination and over active imagination). My friend almost did fall in one of the holes though... my aunt scared her with her breathing disorder and she jumped like 2 feet forward.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 39269     9/8/2009 9:12:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

were is it

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41205     10/10/2009 7:06:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

Ahhh man, i have never heard of so much sh*t in my life.  I remember growing up and hearing so many stories, like the ones ya'll have listed.  I remember always being scared and, yet, always loved the stories.  And so that's all it was, just stories that scared the sh*t out of me.  Well when i grew up i realized it was all bullsh*t, there isn't anything there.  I'll tell you what i am scared of, tweakers.  If there are crazy shadowy figures running around making all kinds of racket and staying out of the sunlight it is probably just some dude higher than a mother f*cker with nowhere to go and nothing better to do.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42604     10/25/2009 10:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    

I grew up in Deming my sister and my dad still live there. I've been out there but nothing has happened to me and I've gone out there by myself. My sister has told me of things and with the Holy Cross if you write your name on it you die a year later on the date that you put your name one it.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42866     10/27/2009 12:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i was born in deming and this little town has alot of weird stuff happen all the time.Ive been there before. me and a bunch of my cousins went there but only me and one of my cousins had the b**** to go in there, we went downstairs and the first thing we saw was a lady in a white hospital dress with a noose around her neck. that place is haunted and if u dont believe me,go and check it out your self. trust me, it aint preety. take a camera and plenty of lights just watch out for the sherrif that comes by alot

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45452     12/7/2009 5:03:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

i've been their like more than 10 times ive been their in the day like at 4 later in the day like at 8 at midnight and even like at 3 in the morning and havent seen or herd anything probably the ppl that hear stuff are just frightened on hearin or seeing ghost well thats my opinion who knows maybe their is and i dont go the right time who knows...........and about the writing your name on the cross idk if its tru i had two aunts of mine that did and one of them died a year later but my other aunt is still alive idk probably their just stories ppl like telling so ppl can get scared..........idk but imma have keep going again and see if this is really true..........

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46117     12/30/2009 3:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    


i live in deming of course and like ive been to holy cross bunches of times n thrown parties ... one night (holloween) my dad n i walked the whole tunnel it was freaky but awesome at the same time! ive walked through the cemetary and all through the building in the dark every holloween night!!!!!! its friggin awesoommeee oh yea there is some freaky shawdows n stuff but i love that kind of stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah and i am a girl:D


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I've been there a couple times and I'm sure it's haunted. When we've been upstairs a really warm air has gushed through even though it wasn't windy either of those days. One time we were taking a piece of metal off the old window (upstairs and to the right side) (a friend told us taking something would make the ghosts do something) and a weird deep humming noise happened, so I sat the metal on the window and ran down the stairs lol. I've never had anything happen in the alter room though. I've laid in the "sacrafice table" where you're supposed to feel it pulling you down, NOTHING happened.

-Junior at DHS =]


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49273     3/5/2010 11:29:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I'm from Deming and I am 100% sure that it is haunted. I know from personal experience that if you have sex at their your child will be born retarted if he is born at all. I know of a couple of crazy guy that was living there for a while. He had a cult following. The girls worshipped him like he was christ. Anyway three of those girls became pregnant with his baby. All three of them were born retarted. And as far as the troll, I've seen a troll in deming but i haven't seen him at the holy cross. I have seen him wandering around the post office (another haunted location of Deming). Be careful if you have sex at the Cross and wear a condom because you might just give birth to a retard.

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 49306     3/6/2010 5:11:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

I was wondering if anyone heard of NoName Rd in Deming NM. I heard it was hauted by a boy that lives there. Apparently he has no hand and has a dog. Has anyone ever heard that story. No name st is off of the Silver City Hwy and the house is surrounded by trees. Does anyone know that story? I know it has nothing to do with HOly cross and Im sorry I was courious. Thanks

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 50333     4/6/2010 7:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    

no name road is out where the big white house is headin 2 silver the boy was murder by his father in the shed that they extended the house over the dog is a myth

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I was raised in deming...  deming is the devils avocate...  everyone who had theyre name on the cross was killed... by the hand of evil...  my two friends alfa and omega they were brothers they died...  alot of sucicieds even now the town is cursed...  it is dammed...  read the papers alot of missing people...  found in diffent part of town...  alot of death...  I lost 22 of my classmates in 2 years... the cross was burned... after it was cut down...  deming is a hautned town from palomas mx all the way to silver city nm...  ...  if you haven't seen or heard its because you've been lucky...  trust me to this day I still have presences  following me...  I  am a nun... I have a strong relation ship with god...  and our blessit mother in heaven...  but evil does exsit...  and it is defentley there in deming...


               Like      Dislike        Comment# 51242 ReplyTo# 51017     4/28/2010 8:44:00 PM     Edit          

that is bull my uncle's name is on that cross and he is still alive

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I was raised in deming...  deming is the devils avocate...  everyone who had theyre name on the cross was killed... by the hand of evil...  my two friends alfa and omega they were brothers they died...  alot of sucicieds even now the town is cursed...  it is dammed...  read the papers alot of missing people...  found in diffent part of town...  alot of death...  I lost 22 of my classmates in 2 years... the cross was burned... after it was cut down...  deming is a hautned town from palomas mx all the way to silver city nm...  ...  if you haven't seen or heard its because you've been lucky...  trust me to this day I still have presences  following me...  I  am a nun... I have a strong relation ship with god...  and our blessit mother in heaven...  but evil does exsit...  and it is defentley there in deming...


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you think what you want...  I lived it...  who is your uncle...  and did you actually see his name on it cause I have the pictures and a list of all the names that were on the cross... so what is his name????  I can e-mail the pictures of the cross when it was cut down and then put at the front of the school...  like I said before I am a nun and the reason I became one was because the spirits would not leave me alone... that is why I don't like to go back to deming even if my family still live there...

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I would like to see those pictures. email what you have mmyers79@live.com

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does anyone know of a spirt or person that may have died named clancy clearence? if so contact me at spookytooky@yahoo.com

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I have been to the holly cross, or camp cody numerous times. I have done a small investigation there myself. Ya we took pictures, and recorded on a voice recorder. If your going to take photos, remeber there is a lot of dust in the air so pictures can not really define anything. We had nothing on our recorder. Its just a old scary place, is it haunted, honestly I will say no. Do I belive deming is a hell hole, yes to me its hell. the Holly cross has had numerous muders there, and the devil worshiping, but I really think its all in peoples heads, and there already scared before they get out there because of the stories that they hear about the place. Really I think its far from being haunted and more of just a story people like to say to scare there freinds.

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Well i have never been there but my sister has and she told me that it is huanted. I donĀ“t know what to belive. But if there is spiritual activity going on just leave them alone and let them rest in peace.

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This just in Holy Cross has been torn down. This was bascially a town monument and now the city of Deming decided to tear it down. It has been down for about 2 weeks now :/. they probably just took it down for the people going there tagging/drugs/killings/parties etc. yet it is a land mark a part of "history" and just tore it down it could have been turned into a museum or something but nothing was done to it so just knocked it down.

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my mother remembers seeing it burn,she liver at the old mill a few miles ayay. she was a little girl and could see the smoke.

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A few friends and I went out there one night with a video camera and recorded everything as we walked through it. Nothing happened until we went back upstairs. There were candles lit in the front room on that table looking thing and when we got home and watched the video, a big white light went floating across the screen (it was totally dark) and you can hear a lady saying "i'm gonna kill you " ! It's really scary, and I still have the video if anyone needs proof ! So yes, the holy cross has spirits in it, but look what happened and how the people died. Would you move on or stick around and be angry about what happened to you ? I know alot of us would be angry.

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I am from Deming and people say it is haunted I like to go ther myself and see

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I lived in Deming from Middle School all through High School (20 years ago) and have visited Holy Cross dozens of times. Although I am on the side of those who know it is haunted, I am saddened that it has been taken down. I have many chilling memories of the place as well as a few uneventful ones. The most memorable was a trip that included a floating white orb in the basement that disappeared under the stairwell, freshly turned gravesites and smoldering embers at the incinerator in between the main building and the graveyard. Oh, and of course voices in both the building and the graveyard. The tunnel remenants were very cool. The sacrafice room was always creepy and the sheriff has been visiting for a long time - even back then. I agree that someone should have considered turning it into a museum or something.

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woowww lotss of freakyy stuff goingg on there....

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I lived in Deming for one year, 1977. My grandparents had purchased a house on Lead St. I don't think I can say the exact address. Now, granted it is years later so it may not look the same, but it was a white two story with a balcony running across the front. I don't recall a chimney but it had a fake fireplace in the living room. Since it was fake, a chimney wouldn't be needed so it may not have had one. Doors opened and closed on their own. Once, the kitchen door slammed so hard, the glass broke in it. Knocking was quite common. One chair wouldn't stay in its designated spot in an upstairs bedroom but traveled to an adjacent room. I spent one afternoon is the home alone that I will never forget. Nothing flying around, no apparitions but I knew, just knew, I was not alone. Too many noises and when you're really with a ghost, it isn't like the other times you're spooked. There is a distinct difference. Not fun for a nine yr. old. When my grandparents told the neighbors they were moving, they asked if it was because of the ghost because no one ever lives in the house longer than a year. Years later, when telling ghost stories one Halloween, a friend of mine started his story about the house on his Grandma's street. She lived in Deming, NM on a street called Lead. I think I scared him more when I told him all about the house, right down to the balcony and fake fireplace. Creepy, Years after that, my hubby came home from work, around Halloween time and he looked whiter than me and he's Hispanic. I asked him what was wrong and he said a co-worker was telling a ghost story about a friend's home that he stayed in once. A home in Deming, NM. It was a white two story with a balcony and a fake fireplace...

If anyone knows anything about this house, please share. It's on the 300 block of Lead.  South Lead, I believe.

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Did you ever find out more on this house.  Maybe look at public records as to its previous owners and cross reference them to articles in the newspaper at their time of ownership?

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I do believe that the holy cross is haunted because i have heard alot of stories. Like when people go there they can hear things and feel thing, they get the chills up there spine. Alot of people have died over there because o being tourched. But u really have to go in there to judge if it is haunted or not. Because i have been in there it is really creepy, i got chills up my spine. There is stairs that keep going down. I believe that it is still flooded down there with water. So go check it out for your selfs and really see it it gives u the chills up your spine:)

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the holy cross isnt there anymore but, back in the 90's, I heard from a semi-reliable source that if you go to the holy cross, on halloween night sign your name on one of the inner walls you'll learn how to dance instantly!!! john travolta as my witness i did the mash, i did the freakin monster mash!

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I live in deming nm, i spent alot of time riding 4 wheelers or shooting rabbits in or near the river bed near the holy cross. I can remember this one time mid summer late at night me and my friends were out tipping back a few, and talking about whatever was going on at that time. there was alot of mesquite wood in the area so we had a fire going. i think one of my friends was telling us a story about a girl who we all knew oh so well, anyways about half way through his story we all hear a noise and of course freakin coyotes run rampant in deming, so we just went on listening to my friends exagerated but interesting story, we hear the noise again, it was dark but the moon was out we could see for miles all around and i thought it was the sheriffs office, coming to shut the party down so we turned the fire off and waited they'd never find us anyway or give up before to long. we waited for what seemed like a few moments and could see some headlights coming from holy cross road slow at first but the lights speeding up and appeared to be making a bead line right towards us, if you live in deming you know the river bed has old trails and roads you gotta follow unless your booney hopping, i was like holy snikeys they want us bad lets get the bleep outta here, i aint doing community service for trespassing. so we pushed our bikes into the brush, paired off and startied walking away from ground zero. i could see the lights were almost at our hangout spot, then i heard the most horrible noise ever. it sounded like one of my friends was screaming for help but in a frantic, not playing around way. i was scared but we ran back to see wat happened, i swear i dont know if it was my buzz or maybe i was just light headed from the 200 yard dash but my friend was laying on the ground but moving like he was being dragged. i couldnt freakin believe it, it took me a while to snap out of it then i ran for him. i remember everyone else was standing there watching him the same way i was frozen, i grabbed his arm and pulled him towards me but it felt like i was trying to stop a car from driving away he was leaving i couldnt understand why this was happening and i could feel legs were shaking so bad, i was scared and scared for my friend. he was yelling but his was lower and lower everytime. i let go of him and ran back to everyone else, we stared at each other and i could see in their eyes they were thinking we were next, i forgot about the bikes and my cell phone i had in my pocket, all i could think was oh man were done how the hell are we going to tell everyone at home, i saying small prayers in my head hoping my friend would just come back, i strained my eyes looking towards the drag marks but nothing finally lets get outta here lets tell somebody i could hear my friends, ya alright should we look for him, nobody answered, for a while then i heard crying low then bam there he was standing right in front of us sand all over him, lets go he said lets go please!! he didnt want to talk it scared me more, but we left we made it to town and we each went home, everybody is older now and ya i know they remember but, never say it.

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You should prove this.  Collaborate the story with names.  It sounds interesting.

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In High School in the 60's, it was the in thing to take your date to Holy Cross just to get scared and it worked.  I have been there at all hours of the day and night and have walked the tunnels and I am still alive and some think almost normal.  Now once K P and I dressed up as hoboes when we knew that some people would be out.  K was in the big room and I was hiding under the stairs.  We had my car parked a little ways away.  Sure enough the couple came out, as was the custome back then and we waited till he came down the stairs.  We he got to the bottom Kenny yelled out, :"Hey someone is down here> and I came out and Yelled see if they have any money.  The guy took off and left the girl in the bottom.  Kenny and I took off but quickly came back to "rescue" the girl.  She was hysterical.  Now that was the only time we ever saw ghosts or evil people at Holy Cross but we loved telling the horror story to make the place spokier.  During lighting storms the elevator would light up and that was spooky but that was all.  And do not forget the Chineese Hanging Gardens also in Deming.  We did one time, find some hoboes in Holy Cross.  It was fun scaring people about it, but never had flashlights go out or anything like that.  Ah the joys of youth.  Ron Brewer class of 66




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