DEVIL-LIGHTS /GHOSTS /HAUNTED-STREETS /LA-LLORONA /BRUJAS --- On Allan Pacheco's tours you hear the facts, the lore, the tall tales about so many paranormal subjects. Allan encourages you to bring your ghost hunter instruments -- your tour does go through areas that for centuries have been like to paranormal activity. On Allan's safaris questions are encouraged, his knowledge of investigations at POINT X, POINT Y, is available -- just ask. Your tour is done during the day or night and they are all done at comfortable pace... Above all it is a fun and so very interesting trek.
This page deals with DEVIL-LIGHTS --- here is ALLAN's take on this phenomena.
DEVIL-LIGHTS are sometimes called SPOOK-LIGHT or DEVIL's-JACK-O-LANTERN -- on tour it is rare, but sometimes bursts of energy are seen or photographed. Words of wisdom -- when you tour with ALLAN PACHECO bring your camera. Allan disagrees with a lot of the WEIRD BEARDS when it comes to hauntings --- DEVIL LIGHTS -- according to ALLAN are a different energy than ghost vapors or shades.
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The following photos are of orbs or globulars DEVIL-LIGHTS that have been labeled swamp gas. NO they are not! There was not a swamp or bog like greens near where these photos were taken. These globulars or DEVIL-LIGHTS have an energy and are rarely seen. Most types of similar ectoplasmic thaaangs are of a different color, mainly white. These orange-redish bulbs can be agressive and blink out after either advancing then retreating.
The third picture was sent to ALLAN. One wonders what is burred in the cellar, stashed in the attic or under the ground outside? These hemispherical like lights DEVIL-LIGHTS or SPOOK-LIGHTS are found mainly where bodies have been buried or tragedy has taken place. YIKES!
Some pundits claim this type of globular is that of a Bruja or Brujo. In translation it means either a female or male witch, and it's their energy. One of these strangely colored uneven globulars went aggressively towards a female psychic, she put out her arms in front of her face as to protect herself, it retreated. The orb DEVIL-LIGHT went after her again, she again put her hands up and the thaang retreated and went away to where?
Unfortunately I only have these pictures, these energies tend to drain camera batteries, that is all I was able to shoot at different locations. As for the nay sayers, yes, orbs of all colors can be light reflection or the result of a dirty camera glass, and a lot of snapshots can be explained away.. However, when you are in a area, and your batteries drain-fast- zip-zip- and things start happening---then you have made contact! AND-energy from the beyond--- can materialize as orbs, burst of light or ghostly apparitions or DEVIL-LIGHTS --- A.K.A. GHOST-LIGHTS.
Sometimes when encountering a DEVIL-LIGHTS you feel the presence of something unworldly... On occasion the DEVIL-LIGHTS or SPOOK-LIGHT does give off an evil or ominous energy.
DEVIL-LIGHTS are not a new phenomena--this circa 1955 photo below is of the Hornet-Light or Hornet-Lights in Missouri. Is it Swamp Gas ? HARDLY!!!! The Devil-Light or orb is a reflection of gas and light or perhaps camera malfunction, according to the skeptics. That explanation I doubt, because this road or area is legitimately haunted ------ there is more on this ghostly lane farther down the page .
The point being of this old photo here, is that DEVIL-LIGHTS or orbs are not a new phenomena. They did not start appearing with the advent of digital or VHS equipment. I have no idea what these burst of color are. It is of note that Santa Fe's La Posada resort at times does have a quasi DEVIL-LIGHTS phenomena, this is related to the ghost of Julia Staab that haunts the old mansion area. In the past, Julia's ghost has been seen in human outline or in white cloud. Click on the left menu "JULIA STAAB' or LA POSADA[ to read about this ghost and view the photos. The DEVIL-LIGHTS La Posada when seen is that of a small orb.
Sometimes in a area where there is a lot of paranormal activity, somebody has taken the time to build a small altar in order to cleanse the area of the evil energies. YES, as stated before --- some DEVIL-LIGHTS do give off an evil -- sister energy... On other occasions the energy that is omitted is docile.
The area is known to the local eccentrics as SPOOK LANE. For generations people have seen orbs, ghosts and have felt evil energy at this door.
The old door is bolted now but through the years, holy candles and rosaries have been put at this place. Furthermore, crosses have been painted on the door in hopes of making the terrible entity that hangs around this area leave.
Ages ago, ALLAN talked to a couple of Mexicans that worked at the hotel (Garrett's Desert Inn) that is beyond this wall. Behind the bolted door is a field, the back of the INN and a few flats. These small buildings are where the on call employees and their families used to live. The migrant workers said, that they kept a 2X4 short beam handy, it was used as a comforter against the unknown and for protection against the human riff -raff. Was ALLAN told the truth or a tall tale?
As for the ghost and shaking the board at one. Many people have felt or seen things on the other side of this wall, these incidents happened before the area was remodeled and the walking lane altered. The original stonewall on this lane had another entrance, but it was cemented shut ages ago.
On different dusk-into the night tours--Spiritwalk of Old Santa Fe, on a few times as ALLAN's groups or solo tourist passed the doorway area, something was detected. Either something was sensed, as in a vile energy, or panic and fright would hit one of the spiritwalkers. Other times, odd orbs or ghostly type figure or mist was photographed.
On numerous occasions, Allan on his tours has witnessed some hardened ghostbusters get the chills and haul out of this area at night.
Skeptics claim imagination has led to people seeing or feeling things on this path by the doorway. Some weird beards say there is a ghostly energy that at times roams this lane and sometimes it stays at the bolted gate. A few ghost busters think the spirit or ghost on this lane is that of La Llorona. Allan disagrees with that idea, but he does attest that something at times does haunt this area.
During the day the bolted door area can be very tranquil and at other times the energy on this pathway -- is something out of a suspense film.
Yes orbs or DEVIL LIGHTS--SPOOK LIGHTS have been seen at night near the wall that lines this path, or near the doorway.
This area as of 2015 has now --sadly-- been urbanized------ new buildings have replaced old buildings that flanked the lane. There are some photos on this site that show how the original lane looked, haunted and foreboding at night. CLICK ON THE LEFT MENU BUTTON---GHOST CITY TOURS--- and there are two photos of this intriguing area. OR go down farther on this site and the GHOST CITY TOUR LINK-- but come back to this page--- there is a lot more to see….
The Question now is --did this new construction scare off the spirits or spirit, or did it make them or it more hostile-- only time will tell!!! -----------------------------------------On a daytime tour left-- Something (MOJO) does comes into this area, or worse --- has its way on this lane. What is it, a ghost, ghosts? Some people claim it is La Llorona, because the haunted road does eventually front the Santa Fe River-- and according to legend---- La Llorona travels the water channels of the area. Who is La Llorona, she is infamous Santa Fe phantom, also known as "THE DITCH WITCH"!
---------------------------On a tour--- on SPOOK LANE-- this beautiful young woman felt very uncomfortable--- on the tour -- when this lady was sensing bad or evil energy---this photo --on the left--was taken --look what came out---- Yes--- at times-- this lane-- even with the new construction that has changed part of its shape and make up----can still be a place where people get a bad vibe and photos of shadows and orbs are taken.
Some shadow chasers claim that the ghost that haunts this lane is that of La Llorona, click on the text link below to read about "THE DITCH WITCH" but come back to this page-- there is a lot more to see!
This strange photo--- a man over a body and a orb in the middle of the old 1920s snapshot. Is this staged, is it a murder scene with somebody praying over the corpse? Is the orb legit or camera malfunction? A very interesting photo!
ABOVE = Stagecoach Road CIRCA 1951 & BELOW --CIRCA 1953
Spook Road circa 1955
MORE LIGHT AND SHADOW--- IS THERE SOMETHING IN THE BACKGROUND-- ALLAN DOES NOT THINK SO-- HE THINKS THE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY HAPPENED ON THE STAIRS AND WITHIN 20 FEET OF THE LANDING._ THIS PHOTO, ALLAN PRESUMES IS A TRICK OF PERCEPTION. HE TRIES TO BE AS SKEPTICAL AS POSSIBLE---
LOOK TO THE TOP LEFT OF THE FAR LEFT PHOTO-- WHAT IS IT?-- LIGHT PLAYING TRICKS ON THE CAMERA?-- OR ?-- GHOST HUNTERS SAY THEY CAN SEE EVIL PHANTOM LIKE FACES IN THE DOORWAY's SHADOW AREA...
ALLAN's TAKE ON THE HAUNTED AREA IN QUESTION -----OVER THE DECADES (ALLAN) === I HAVE DONE A NUMBER OF INVESTIGATION AT CASE SENA --- THERE ARE OTHER PICTURES OF THIS HAUNTED/HISTORIC BUILDING ON THE WEBSITE. THIS PLACE FIRST INTERESTED ME IN THE MID 1960s WHEN I HEARD STORIES ABOUT PARANORMAL HAPPENINGS AT THIS BUILDING FROM ITS RENTERS.
SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO I HAVE SPOKEN TO IN MODERN TIMES THAT HAVE WORKED AT THIS BUILDING OR HAVE RENTED OFFICE SPACE TELL THE SAME STORY AS THOSE BEFORE THEM-- SHADES OF ALL TYPES, MAINLY IN THE EVENING HAVE BEEN SIGHTED. SOME PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED THAT WHEN WORKING LATE INTO THE EARLY MORING HOURS THEY HAVE HAD HEARD THE WINDOWS SHAKE, OR HAVE HEARD FOOTSTEPS. SOMETIMES DISTANT VOICES SPEAKING LATIN OR SPANISH IS HEARD AND NOBODY IS AROUND.
WHO HAUNTS THE BUILDING--IS IT ONE GHOST OR MANY? LORE HAS IT-- IT IS THE GHOST OF JOSE SENA--- I THINK THERE IS MORE THAN ONE GHOST AT THIS PLACE.
WHO IS JOSE SENA? DURING WILD WEST DAYS ---JOSE SENA WAS THE DR. JECKYL & MR. HYDE OF SANTA FE... HE WAS EITHER A NICE GUY OR A BAD GUY---
JOSE SENA WAS A POLITICO DELUXE-- HE WAS ALWAYS TRYING FOR HIGHER OFFICE AND POWER--AS A BOY HE LEARNED POLITICS FROM HIS FATHER AND OTHER POWER BROKERS. THE MAN WAS A OFFICER AND FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR FOR THE NORTH, HE WAS A SANTA FE SHERIFF AND WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN SOME DUBIOUS DEALINGS-- WHERE MURDER OR MAYHEM RESULTED... DEPENDING ON WHAT THE SITUATION WAS AND WHERE HIS BREAD WAS BUTTERED-- JOSE SENA COULD BE A GOOD GUY OR A BAD GUY...
LORE HAS IT, FOR HIS BAD DEEDS AND A CURSE, HIS GHOST HAUNTS THE BUILDING.. SOMETHING DOES HAUNTS THE BUILDING, IS IT JOSE?--MAYBE? - YEARS AGO I HAD A CAMERA LATE ONE NIGHT SLAPPED OUT OF MY HANDS BY SOMETHING NOT OF THIiS WORLD--
NO IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME, IT IS RARE WHEN IT DOES HAPPEN.
SENA PLAZA--- IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE FILLED WITH SHOPS, AND AT LEAST SOME TYPE OF ENTITY VISITS THE PLACE OR LIVES THERE.
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