If you’re looking for fun things to do in El Paso this weekend – including paranormal activities – then check out this list of places promising to provide a great time to be had by all. Whether you’re looking for a great place to eat, something romantic or a quick getaway, we’ve got it covered.
If you’re bringing children, keep in mind that there might be some places you’d rather keep them away from – or at least – particular spots to avoid before crossing over into the realm of the paranormal. Either way, these attractions will prove to be well worth visiting.
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10) El Paso Zoo
Considered a well-kept Zoo with beautiful landscaping, there’s a variety of over 200 animals to be seen, including lions, bears, Komodo dragons and tropical birds. If you go to see the lions and decide to eat at the Passport Café, try not to use the bathroom.
No one has been able to tell what kind of a spirit is haunting there, but it’s definitely not a happy ghost. It appears differently to different people, sometimes a black mass – sometimes a crouching monster. It appears in the mirror and seems to be looking into your soul – inflicting a terrible feeling of dread.
9) Wyler Aerial Tramway
Seeing the pretty views and travelling with only a few people at a time, this Tramway is a quaint way to spend an afternoon. There’s a gift shop at the top and there’s always a tour guide on board, but that’s not the only “person” along for the ride. Keep an eye out for the back of the carriage.
A tall, thin man is sometimes seen – especially at twilight – in the back corner, still and silent. His eyes are hollow and some believe that he is the ghost of someone who might’ve fallen to his death. He is said to appear when someone who’s afraid of heights is on the tram and he likes to push people in the back.
8) Western Playland Amusement Park
If you’re looking for fun things to do in El Paso this weekend, this amusement park has smaller rides which is great for small children, but its scariest attraction is the Drop-Zone. Scarier still is the fact that people have reported hearing screams that are not coming from the other patrons.
Apparently it happens on the way down, when the unholy screaming seems to come at you from the front – right into your face. Some visitors have reported seeing evil faces along with the voices. Either way, they certainly are terrifying and hard to ignore.
7) Little Bavarian Restaurant
For an authentic German dining experience, the Little Bavarian restaurant is considered one of the finest in the country. Family owned with old world German décor, you’d be forgiven for ignoring the phantom patron who sits in the corner or slinks about, pinching people and pulling hair.
She is very cunning and sneaks up when you’re deep in conversation – like she doesn’t approve of people speaking in English. More likely to focus on females, her low German whispers and nasty, raspy voice is quite shocking as it comes out of nowhere.
6) Memorial Park
A beautiful, man-made park with hills and plenty of trees, Memorial Park has a playground, tennis courts, an event area and indoor swimming pool. One area to give a wide berth – if you can – is the bridge, where two vicious spirits hang around. One is a psychotic woman and the other is a young man.
At night they come out, ready to assault whoever dares to try and cross the bridge. The evil cackling from the woman is enough to chill you to the bones, while the young man throws rocks and stops people in their tracks by whispering in their ears. The woman is often heard hissing like a snake.
5) Concordia Cemetery
Cemeteries are usually spooky and this one is no exception. With graves like the one for John Wesley Hardin – an Old West outlaw – to sections for the Chinese, Jewish and Buffalo soldiers, the main spirit haunting the cemetery is a man who was a probationer who used to clear the weeds.
He is still seen – especially at night, weeding and taking care of the graves. Don’t try to engage with him as it’s believed that he was a homicidal maniac before being imprisoned. If you get too close, he will attack and leave marks on your flesh as well as your soul.
4) Socorro Mission, El Paso Mission Trail
One of the more spiritual El Paso events is the El Paso Mission trail, which has three main Missions and includes a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s return to Bethlehem. Once you get to the beautiful Socorro Mission, be prepared for a dark entity who stalks at night – after Mass is finished.
Visitors say that it’s best not to lag behind and to go straight outside afterwards, as it appears outside the chapel. Some believe that the entity is one of Satan’s servants trying to steal your soul or encourage evil acts, while others say it’s the spirit of a man who enjoys taunting the devout religious visitors.
3) El Paso Museum of Art
With a variety of permanent and intermittent exhibits, this Museum of Art has unusual sculptures, European portraits and an excellent gift shop. If you’re easily spooked though, stay away from the Energy Auditorium, where a mean spirit likes to make his presence known.
While sitting in the audience, you might feel his nasty, hot breath on your neck and a low grumbling like a cranky old man. People have reported feeling the hairs on the back of their necks prickling in the Auditorium, as well as shadows on the screen, which is easier to deal with over the nasty old ghost.
2) Plaza Theatre, El Paso, TX
If you’re trying to decide what to do in El Paso tonight, check out the Plaza Theatre, which is a historic landmark and still operates today, hosting a variety of different productions and performances. Go up to the stage and look out to the balcony – focusing on the first row – if you dare. There might be a creepy man in a tuxedo watching you.
You’ll smell him before you see him, as cigarette smoke is often detected along with his appearance. Some say that smoke rises up from his blurry body. Try not to scream as he tells you that “We all have our time to die!” before jumping – over and over in a deathly loop.
1) Magic Landing
Operating from 1984 to 1988, Magic Landing was a popular amusement park, but its reputation was marred by several incidents, including a little girl who died after falling off a ride in 1985. Now being used as a lot for a trucking company, you might be tempted to go and seek her out.
In a white dress splattered with blood and wearing pigtails, the scariest thing about her are her totally white eyes. Start running when she begins to levitate as she might be preparing to attack.
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