An Espanola police station ghost is freaking out police officers who believe that the ghost might have something to do with some unsolved murders in Espanola in New Mexico. Espanola’s police station ghost is apparently not only responsible for some unsolved murders, but police officers also believe that it explains why they have seen unexplained images and heard strange noises in the lobby of the police station, reports KOAT on Sept. 25.
“I do believe in ghosts — I don’t know (what exactly was on the video), but we’ve had some unsolved murders in the area,” said Detective Solomon Romero.
Espanola is a city of around 10,000 people, and it is situated in the heart of northern New Mexico. According to the city’s website, Espanola prides itself of merging three cultures — the Tewa (Native Americans), Hispanic, and Anglo.
Like everything else, Espanola also prides itself of having an utmost secure and fortified police station, including controlled gates, alarms, and surveillance cameras. The round-the-clock surveillance cameras are designed to detect any intruder or otherwise unwanted guest.
On Saturday, as Officer Karl Romero was watching the surveillance cameras, he saw something suspicious moving in the secured entryway to the police station. “At first I thought it was a podilla — a fly or moth — then I saw the legs … and it was a human,” Romero told KOAT TV. “But not a real human. No, a ghost.”
“I do believe in ghosts,” added Romero. “I don’t know (what exactly was on the video), but we’ve had some unsolved murders in the area.”
Freaked out by the unexpected ghost sighting, Romero immediately reported to his supervisor that a ghost was caught on camera walking across the lot right through the cages and the gate without triggering any alarm. Upon further inspection, Romero’s supervisors did not find any sign of the “blurry bright, white figure” that could be seen walking across the secured area at night.
As for now, the Espanola police station ghost phenomenon remains a mystery. As Detective Solomon Romero points out, the police station is not build on an ancient burial ground, and no prisoners have died there. As explained by Romero, “it” (the ghost) walked right through the secured gate and that this is not an issue that has to do with any lighting or technical glitch. According to Romero, there are a lot of ghost stories around Espanola’s police station. “A lot of officers have seen certain things and heard strange noises. Some officers have felt someone breathing down their neck as they’re working in the briefing room.” Detective Solomon Romero said he didn’t know if the mysterious figure was an apparition, but unsolved murders in the area have officers talking — and freaked out.