In last week’s issue, we talked to members of the Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society about ghosts of the Old West. Since we were discussing all things spooky, we asked them: What’s the most eerie moment you’ve had?  

Bonnie Juarez: The eeriest thing I ever experienced is in a home I used to own. I was lying in bed reading a book, and I heard knocking on the walls. And it wasn’t, “Tap! Tap! Tap!” It was, “BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!” All the way around the room in succession. It was pretty startling, and it woke up my ex-husband who was sleeping next to me. He said, “Is that someone at the front door?” I said, “No, it was in here.” We had thought there were weird things going on in the home, and that definitely confirmed it.

Collette Maes: It’s at the same house Bonnie was talking about. We were getting ready for a get-together that night, and I was early. I was sitting in the kitchen. As always, Bonnie is puttering around the house getting ready. I was sitting facing the window, looking out, and all of a sudden, I see a figure of a man walking past the window. And then he just disappears. I thought it was Bonnie at first, because she’s tall. I was like, “Bonnie, where are you?” She was in the back bedroom or something. So, no idea who that was. But it was definitely one of those great experiences you don’t get very often.

Peter Stone: There’s a certain apparition that has said my name twice, says what I’m wearing. Here in the Wigwam (Museum), I saw the lady in white with brownish/reddish hair turn the corner. I thought they were playing a joke on me. And they said that’s where everyone sees it. We had the film crew here last week from “Brother James Retribution,” and one of the lead actors was grabbed from the shoulder, thinking it was me. I’m about 10 feet away. He goes, “What?” and I go, “What? What are you talking about?” He thought I had grabbed him from the shoulder. Something didn’t want him to leave. So from there, he bee-lined straight to Bonnie and he had this look on his face like, yeah, he experienced something. I’ve heard signing. There’s certain odors or smells. Walking on the floor here, you can actually hear boots or high heels walking.

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