3 – Haunted Police Station, New Mexico
The footage captured at a New Mexico police station have some convinced that the building is haunted. (Image credit: ABC News)
On 20th September 2014, in the American town of Española, New Mexico, officer Karl Romero allegedly witnessed something very strange on the CCTV camera system of his police station.
“At first I thought it was a fly, a moth, and then I saw the legs and it was a human. But not a real human. No – a ghost.” 8
The surveillance footage shows a blurry white figure walking across the gated area of the station.
Romero reported the incident to his superiors, who did not have an explanation for the figure on the camera, as anything walking through that area of the station would have triggered the alarm. 9
Chillingly, this was not a solitary event at the police station, but one of a long list of inexplicable – seemingly paranormal – occurrences. Occurrences which have been reported by police officers for years.
“A lot of officers have seen certain things […] Some officers have felt someone breathing down their necks as they’re working in the briefing room.” 10
The CCTV footage, has however, received a mixed reception. Some paranormal investigators have expressed scepticism, including Bryan Bonner of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society. He believes that the rather than being a ghost caught on camera, the officer’s first instinct was correct, and that it was simply a small insect.
“The image appears to have been caused by a small insect (possibly a small spider) crawling on the plastic case that houses the lens.” 11
Regardless, several police officers still believe there is a ghost haunting their station.
After the event, Detective Solomon Romero has stated on record that he does believe it was something otherworldly. In his words: “It was hard to say but I do believe in ghosts.” 12 paranormal,paranormal