127 Old Main New Mexico Penitentiary

October 04, 2023
Is the Old Main New Mexico Penitentiary Haunted?

The Old Main New Mexico Penitentiary is considered one of the most haunted prisons in America. After a bloody prison riot in 1980, people have claimed to see shadow people and experience paranormal activity. Is it haunted? Listen and you decide!

Questions Discussed in this Episode

When was this prison built? How many riots happened here and what happened at the 1980 riot? What were some of the significant executions that happened here? Do people see shadow people and feel an ominous presence when in Cell Block 4? Are there explanations for the paranormal activity experienced here?


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Sources for this Week’s Episode

Penitentiary of New Mexico | Ghosts | Fandom

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New Mexico State Penitentiary, Santa Fe, NM (More Witness Accounts and Ghost Stories)

The New Mexico Prison With A Dark And Evil Past

(3) The Old New Mexico State Penitentiary – YouTube


New Mexico State Penitentiary riot – Wikipedia

The Dead Files: Death Sentence | The Dead Files | Travel Channel

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Seeks Ghosts: New Mexico State Penitentiary Riot, Part ll

Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers

“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo

“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher