Jun 15, 2011
Season 1 Episode 3
The owner of a Sandia Park, NM barroom fears for the safety of her patrons and employees, due to alleged paranormal phenomena. Embers in an indoor fire pit mysteriously combust, light fixtures swing back and forth and a shadow purportedly darts by the woman's bathroom. Most ominously, noxious fumes are seeping into the kitchen despite repeated checks for gas leaks. Zaffis and his crew investigate a myriad of Native American artifacts that may have been disturbed by modern development. Meanwhile, a surprising discovery in an attic crawl space yields clues regarding the source of the alleged haunting. A Cimarron, NM hotel is famous for the violent behavior of 19th Century guests like Jesse James, Buffalo Bill Cody and Black Jack Ketchum. At least 26 people were killed in various shoot-em-ups at the saloon. Now the hotel's owners claim the place is haunted. Reported activity includes whispering and an unseen force that has reportedly thrown guests down the front stairs. According to legend, Room 18 is especially nasty because it's where gunslinger TJ Wright was cut down following a poker game. Zaffis and the crew delve into the mysteries of old west, and test whether hotel artifacts may have retained spirit energy.