New Mexico known as the “Land of Enchantment” is our 47th state. New Mexico has been under the control of Spain, Mexico and now the United States. In the early history of New Mexico the Pueblo people built small towns along the Rio Grande. When the Spanish explored the area they heard of the long told stories of the seven cities of gold. Life in this century was brutal and cold. The Spaniards treated the native Pueblo badly and this caused a lot of conflict amongst the Pueblo people. The history of New Mexico is ancient as the long history of the Navajo and Apache scattered with lore and tales by the Spaniards who invaded their territory. The Spaniards tried to find the seven cities of gold without regard for the people who lived in New Mexico. They encroached on their land and caused war with them. They also tried to force their religion on the pueblo people with much resistance. At the same time the Spaniards set up multiple forts to protect themselves from the attacks by the natives. The oldest cities in the United States are located in New Mexico. Santa Fe is one of these cities. Although these colonies that were set up by the Spaniards failed, many of the missions still stand. When the Spaniards settled in Albuquerque, they also tried to force the native people into Christianity, this was also a failure. The Spaniards were deceitful and tried to exploit the natives. Their only concern was to increase their own wealth at the cost to the local people. They would employ the natives and not pay them for their services; they would even sell the Indian natives as slaves to New Spain. Their actions were reprehensible. Even within the Spanish community there was a battle between the Franciscans and the civil government. The Franciscans ended up ruling the community which continued the conflict with the Pueblo people. This in turn fueled the natives into the Pueblo Revolt. The Pueblo people finally rid the rule of the Spaniards, burned all religious symbols that were forced upon them, and once again had the religious freedom to pray to their own gods. From the beginning of the time when the Spaniards and the Pueblo had their first encounter, the disrespect of people and culture created hostility between the two people. The Spaniards continually had slave raids on the natives and sell them into slavery, which is brutal and violent in of it. Following the revolt, the Comancheria ruled the area. With the brute force of violence, no central governance, and the young men could rise in the ranks in the battle of war, the area still lived under a cloud of domination. The Comanche would raid both the Spanish and Indian camps, taking whatever they wanted. They were brutal and violent. Their encounter would leave no one safe from their harm. Everyone feared them. The New Mexicans did whatever they had to, to keep the peace with the Comanche. This was the only way they were able to survive and grow. It was not until the Spaniards brought cholera and small pox to the Comanche that their numbers declined. The Comanche once numbered about 20,000 were dying off. The battle for land between the two countries left many injured, maimed, dismembered, or dead. The mid 1800’s brought more evils and blood-lust than imaginable. When Texas broke off from Mexico and became a state in 1845, the anger grew in Mexico and any relations with the United States broke down. Both Mexico and the United States were in a battle of the lands. The Mexican-American War began in 1846. The United States was forming at a rapid rate and our military was strong. For two years this war went on throughout the southwest. The stench of death hung in the air and no one was safe. Between the Comanche raids, the Mexican-American War, the extremely large amount of immigrants flowing in from the east coast; transition of our country, life itself was a nightmare. The hostilities came to an end in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo. Finally Mexico ceded most of its land to the United States. The formation of New Mexico in many boundary disputes was beginning to occur. This was now called the New Mexico Territory. The arguments within the territory were about whether to allow slavery or not. This was different than the south as New Mexico black slaves were uncommon; the slaves here were mostly Indian. The Civil War battles began through the state. The Confederates were coming up the Rio Grande and the Union were resisting as far north as Santa Fe. The Battle of Glorieta Pass, sometimes called the “Gettysburg of the West” was a turning point in New Mexico. The Union although forced back into the pass, was able to defeat the Confederates and force them to retreat into either Texas or Arizona. Arizona and Texas were confederate states. In 1863, the territory was split into New Mexico and Arizona. The area was still in conflict with the Navajo and the Apache but in 1864 the US Army captured the main Navajo forces and forced them to live on a reservation in eastern New Mexico. This ended the raids and violent attacks. After years of this prison, they were allowed to return to their homes. Small scale violence continued until the capture and imprisonment of Geronimo in the late 1890’s. New Mexico did not become a state until January of 1912. A month later Arizona joined too. The early 1900’s found growth in population as people were drawn into the beauty of the state. Artists and writers began documenting the history that surrounds the state with beauty and the horrors of the past. From the many wars and battles, New Mexico has had a bloody and gruesome past. The souls of those lost between life and death, not knowing how to pass, still roam the state seeking revenge. These souls who lived through the horror and evils of the nightmarish transition into statehood are seeking to serve the under-lord for all eternity. World War II brought prosperity to New Mexico and New Mexico gave many soldiers. New Mexico State suffered at the loss of more servicemen and women lives than any other state. The Top Secret Los Alamos Research Center opened here in 1943 and the first atomic bomb was invented right here in New Mexico. Albuquerque grew even after the war and the high altitude of Roswell and all the mysteries that surround the area of extraterrestrial capture and testing, haunts the land. From early history New Mexico has opened the portal to the under-lord below. New Mexico has seen the evils of history and is now paying the price. New Mexico is well known in the haunt world for the many souls who are lost between life and death, stuck in purgatory to eternally serve the under-lords every evil deed. The intense energy they expel helps the living keep them at bay for the remainder of the year. Unfortunately, they must return and do the bidding as part of their mission in purgatory. Souls have converged on the many haunted houses, haunted mansions, haunted caverns, mines, ghost towns, paranormal activity, attractions and more. Attracted by Halloween, they have converged in the portals that are opened during Halloween. Find the most scary monsters, creepy zombies, demented demons, crazed clowns, creatures from the depths of the under-world, cutting edge technology, innovative animatronics, and bring your nightmares to life right here in New Mexico. When searching for haunted houses online, the haunt world knows that New Mexico is a state with a horrific past. Don’t wait for a review, dare to see it for yourself!