New Mexico is an interesting place. It has both deserts and mountains, as well as deep, rich roots and a lot of stories and tales. People say that Taos is one of the most haunted small places in New Mexico. It looks like Taos is a quiet mountain town, but things aren’t always what they seem to be. There are many tales and stories in town and on the edges of town about ghosts, hauntings, and other supernatural things going on. When you look at it all together, Taos is one of the creepiest places in New Mexico. Taos is one of New Mexico’s smaller towns, with only about 6,000 people living there.
The Sangre de Cristo Mountains surround Taos, which is about an hour and a half’s drive from Santa Fe. These huge mountains are both beautiful and scary at the same time. This town in northern New Mexico has been around since 1615. And in a town this old, there must be some ghosts. There are a lot of ghosts in Taos, and the people who live there are proud of their weird history.
People have lived in Taos Pueblo for almost a thousand years. The pueblo was probably built between 1000 and 1450 A.D., and it is thought to be one of the oldest towns in the United States that has always had people living in it. The pueblo was a group of homes, trade posts, and religious sites.
In the 1500s, the Spanish came to Taos. By 1620, the first Catholic Church in the village, San Geronimo de Taos, had been built. The native people who lived there did not like this act of invasion. During the 1600s, the fighting between the invaders and the native peoples hit a peak. The people of Taos Pueblo rose up. By 1660, the local people had killed the priest who lived there and destroyed the church. It was rebuilt, but during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, it was destroyed again, killing the two priests who lived there. These grounds are now full of ghosts and other scary ghostly things.
People remember Kit Carson as a symbol of the days when people lived on the edge of the American West. Along with three unidentified graves, he is buried at the cemetery with the same name. There is a story that these graves were used by the brujas, or witches, of Taos. It is clear that they are not buried with the other bodies because the blacktop covers the area. This keeps the witches or their powers inside. Kit Carson bought the home and museum as a wedding gift for his third wife, Maria Josefa Jaramillo, around 1825. The house was built around that time.