Sara Cook was married at La Posada, this is Sara in the ROSEROOM of La Posada in 2016. Sara was married on a Sunday ----- on Saturday she had me guide her wedding party, in two large groups through Santa Fe on a GHOST AND HISTORY TOURS.
Below: Tour guide Allan and BELL CAPTAIN RICHARD of LA POSADA---the staff is very good to Allan's tour groups, on some tours we end our trek at the LA POSADA BAR. History & paranormal at La Posada.
Below are some GHOST-PHOTOS taken on Allan's private tours.
Here is the data concerning what these shots captured----
On May 14, 1896, Julia Shuster Staab, died (Murder-Mayhem) in her mansion. The deed was done in her private quarters: bedroom-bathroom-parlor area. Her heirs, eventually sold the mansion, since 1932 the grand property has housed a first rate-resort hotel. For over a century Julia's shade has been seen by Santa Feans passing by the mansion or by the resort's guests and employees.
Julia has appeared in many forms, be it a globular ball of energy or the classic standard misty form.
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LEFT--End of a wonderful GHOST AND HISTORY TOUR some happy people at the La Posada bar. BELOW: La Posada fireplace -- captivating and unsettling at the same time. On other occasions the room is filled with good energy.
BELOW: What a difference in the energy it is now a HAPPY room. The staff has SMORES - for its guests and visitors: Graham crackers, Hersheys and marshmallows -- help yourself.
ABOVE---a picture of Julia, isn't she pretty! I always had problems with this portrait---What kind of problems? I had my doubts that this was Julia----I thought this portrait is that of Julia's niece, who was a near duplicate of Julia. However --- resort employees and historians were adamant and have been telling me since the 1960s that this portrait was of Julia…. having been told that for so many years, the only easy conclusion that I could come to about this painting is that whoever this woman was-- be it Julia or a niece or LADY X--- this lady was very striking.
Even after I was told over and over again this was Julia, I was still a DOUBTING THOMAS. The facts are this there was a fire at La Posada and the top floor was damaged and had to be torn down, the year of when this happened is foggy, but it was supposedly during the turn of the century as into the 20th century.
The original portrait of Julia was smoke damaged by way of the fire-- and that Julia's daughter or niece modeled for their middle aged mother or aunty (JULIA) - -- as in touching up the portrait. Now that tale did sound logical--- - but it just did not feel right to me…….. A few years ago I finally stopped expressing my doubts about the portrait--- WHY?
Because through the decades--- on many different occasions the resorts different management teams--stated FIRMLY--- to me-- that the portrait is that of Julia--- END OF LINE!
Eventually it dawned on me, that if the chiefs of La Posada say that it the portrait is Julia --- and they have been saying that to me since the 1960s, then maybe I should put my stubbornness & skepticism-- on ice… because the high sheriffs who run this resort would know better than I, by way of in-mansion documents.
SO I finally accepted the idea that this portrait -- is a touch up from the smoke covered portrait of Julia that was slightly damaged in a fire. --------------------------------------------------BELOW: sinister Abraham Staab pointed out, this is the man who did in Julia and many other people by ways of his gangster organization called "THE SANTA FE RING" during wild west days.
BELOW: LA POSADA… The far left top floor window is part of the JULIA STAAB SUITE --- this is where Julia was imprisoned (BEDROOM) and later she met her fate behind that glass. The central window is where candies are left for JULIA's ghost, the candies are placed on the windowsill. Below right is picture of Julia when she was a young teen, there is dispute at what age she was married, it is possible she was a mid-teen when she became the bride of ABRAHAM STAAB, the AL CAPONE of wild west SANTA FE. The below building was Abraham's mansion, today it is a world class resort, that has one of the finest bars in the world.
Below: the end of the tour at the LA POSADA -- home of the ghost of JULIA STAAB and other ghosts. TO the right of the couple is the infamous ROSE ROOM!!! YIKES!
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