Lincoln After Dark
Lincoln Historic Site
The town of Lincoln was once called “The most dangerous street in America” by President Rutherford B. Hayes. During the Lincoln After Dark tours, visitors will explore the grounds and historic buildings of Lincoln with a costumed guide; interact with other costumed living historians, and storytellers; and see Lincoln in a way few get to. Self-guided tours begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
Admission is $3 for MNMF members with a current membership card. Kids under 10 are free. Call 575.653.4025 for more information
Reports of paranormal activity at Fort Stanton and Lincoln Historic Sites date back more than a century. Spine-tingling tales from former workers and people who have had unusual experiences at these and other New Mexico venues are being preserved by the Lincoln County Paranormal Society (LCPS).
“In the 1920s there were reports of shadow figures and unexplained crying in the administration building. One person reported hearing Indian drums and flute music.”. -LCPS website
“Both Fort Stanton and Lincoln take on an otherworldly atmosphere when you walk through them at night,” said Tim Roberts, Regional Manager for Lincoln and Fort Stanton Historic Site. “It’s very easy imagine you’ve been transported back in time. The experienced is greatly enhanced by the Lincoln County Paranormal Society. They bring the stories of this area to life, giving context to the experiences of the people who lived and worked here and walked these very paths.”
“I never believed in ghost and stuff like that until I got my janitorial job, my first night I saw something evil. El Diablo sus solo (Translation: The Devil Himself”).” – 1930s former janitor, Emanuel Beltron who quit the next morning. -LCPS website
During the After Dark events visitors can explore the grounds and buildings of Lincoln and Fort Stanton, interact with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society.
In the 1940s amid 24 suspicious deaths, and 37 documented suicides, while working in the administration building Connie Montes reported, “Something grabbed my hair and threw me back in the chair.” – LCPS website.