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by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, August 18, 2004
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My wife and I recently spent a night

In a haunted hotel in New Mexico

I had purposely booked us there

Because I love the paranormal so


Of course I didn’t tell my spouse

About the history of this inn

I didn’t want to frighten her

Or make her head spin


We stayed in the Buffalo Bill Suite

Since his apparition has often been seen

Along with several other historic figures

Who have made many a guest scream


Gunfights and murders galore have erupted

Since the hotel was built in the Wild West

I couldn’t wait to meet an historic figure

Or one of the ancient hotel guests


After my spouse nervously retired

Her heart now filled with dread

I silently roamed the hotel corridors

Forsaking climbing into bed


With camera and camcorder

I stealthily crept down its halls

I listened for ghostly noises

And zoomed in on the walls


The only thing of merit

I found that very long night

Was a ghostly mural apparition

Which filled my heart with delight


There is a strange dark shadowy figure

In front of the painted Padre dignitary

As I stood there examining it closely

I heard a faint ‘My name’s Mary’


I quickly whirled around

But no one was standing there

I didn’t see a single thing

But at that mural I did stare


When I inquired at the front desk

About this eerie event in the morn

I was fascinated when I heard

The ghostly tale that’s been born


The old St. James Hotel was built

By President Lincoln’s personal chef

And near that very hotel mural

His wife Mary met her death


They say that ever since that fateful night

She has roamed through the St. James halls

Often speaking to startled hotel guests

Often appearing in that mural on the wall


Believe whatever you will

About this Western ghost story

I find Hauntings fascinating

They are never ever boring!



The St. James Hotel is located in Cimarron, NM.

It was built in 1872 by Henri Lambert and his wife, Mary.

At least 26 murders and gunfights have occurred in the hotel;

And bullet holes can still be seen in the dining room ceiling.

The St. James is on the National Register of Historic Sites.








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Reviewed by Fr. Kurt Messick 9/4/2004
Sounds like a fascinating place to visit.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 8/22/2004
Whooooo! Fantastic, Ed. Naturally I was attracted to a poem entitled "Hauntings," as you might guess since you reviewed "Epiphany." Wonderful supsense build to a pleasant spooky surprise made all the more interesting since you imply it's a true tale. *Twilight Zone music plays here.* LOL I like it!
Reviewed by jude forese 8/22/2004
outstanding poem on the paranormal ... "there are many things under heaven and earth never dreamt of in you philosophy"
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 8/22/2004
My dearest animal lover friend,

What a brilliant story poem. This drew me right in and I got such a shiver down my spine. Fascinating!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/21/2004
Boo! A nice ghostly poem, Ed. Thank you for sharing these experiences. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 8/20/2004
enjoyable story for sure. There is place called Adams TN that has the "Bell Witch" .. most interesting place for sure...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/20/2004
OK, Ed, I'm gonna be the paranormal party-pooper here, but I'm long-gone, Buddy!!!! Leave me out of this stuff... fascinating it may be, but so is the devil and best to be avoided in one-to-ones if at all possible, in my books. You won't catch me ghostbustin... casting spirits out, yes; invitin 'em in, no!!!!! Rebecca must be an absolute SAINT!!!!!!! Think I'd have made a ghost of YOU if you'd done that to me!! For the more stout-hearted, though, you've enthralled and described and informed admirably, as always. I just love your 100% enthusiasm for life - and, er, death, Pal! K-K-K-Kwivering Kate xx
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 8/20/2004
a ghostly good write, I'd say

Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/19/2004
ooooooo... my kinda stuff, L.E. Obviously, though, Rebecca can't win... hanging out with you, she's either got bugs and critters, out under the stars or dead outlaws and ghosts inside! Life with you is an adventure, I'd say! (grin)

I haven't told you about Edward or Katherine, yet, have I? (think you've seen ghosts? You just wait!!!) hehe... This is a fabulous piece... I got the goosebumps... such fun! katy xox.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/19/2004
1872, so it's still quite new, love staying in castles when they let you of well over 1000 yrs.

This was brilliantly written buddy boy.

You can make anything sound really interesting...
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 8/19/2004
What a fascinating story! However, had I been following you, my chattering teeth would have scared them all away. Thanks for sharing this, Ed. Loved reading it.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/18/2004
an excellent ghostly write

Reviewed by Fletcher Bailey (Reader) 8/18/2004
Ed...quite an adventure you had here...the paranormal fascinates me as should visit Theresa Jodray-koch's den she has some great stuff, pictures and all about ghosts...some of it makes even the disbelievers consider the possibilities...great ghostly poem...Fletcher B
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/18/2004
You sure do crave adventure in the darndest places. The pic was enough for me.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/18/2004
I believe I believe!Ed fascinating poem, pic and image.
Thersa Jodray would love this. Have you ever seen her
paranormal website? Now don't include this shivery stuff
in your bug world;-) heehee that would really start a
whole new aspect, I can see it now, the ghosts of past bugs
returning to scare the hell out of Splat members!hehehe
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/18/2004

ghostly write! *shivers* this is excellently written--your poor wife, though. :) what she has to put up with :)

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/18/2004
Wow! Terrific write, Ed!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/18/2004
I am fasinated by the paranormal as well. This is a great sharing of your experience. Once you understand the nature of the energies it really isn't so frightning. :-) Wonderful write !
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 8/18/2004
Excellent poem! I really enjoyed it! Have you ever been to Tombstone? I want to visit there some day...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/18/2004
Ed, check out the following site, I think you will find it of some interest especially regards your desire to meet people from the past and like that...I thoroughly enjoyed this hauntingly excellent posting, Ed...perhaps someday we will meet and I can be scared to death in person by you...LOL! Peace thru Fear, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/18/2004
This is great, I find them fascinating too. I loved this Ed.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/18/2004
A very fascinating write. So much of historic interest and Ghost stories
Reviewed by Thomas Lanechanger 8/18/2004
Ed, this is a stunning composition Smoochy Man…lol! I mean James Blond…lol! I mean Loch Ness…lol! I mean Ghost Buster…lol! I don’t know what the heck I mean…lol! Except to say this, I found this piece extremely well-written and such a delight to read, Poet! Thanks for sharing your haunting experiences in the “Land Of Enchantment!” Take care my friend.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/18/2004
Yikes Ed!!

You are a brave man...with you I will take on an army filled with!!

Grrrrrrrrr On you for this scary one.......thank goodness nothing moved while reading this....lololapot!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 8/18/2004
I'm with Rebecca on this one.

Say...Eddie...if you want to read a collection of real life
scary stories about "hauntings" you should read Kathryn Walls
"Ghostly Getaways." It takes place in the very area that Susan
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/18/2004
Exfcellent paranormal verse!
Go to Savannah, Georgia ( my hometown) . It's the most haunted city in the US. Stay at the 1790 Inn. My good friend Gene owns it. Say "HI" and then settle down for a sleepless night. Let us all know how that comes out. It'll be ghostly like your ispried write here.

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