Albuquerque’s antiquated hamlet is reportedly home to more than a dozen specters of all shapes, sizes and ages. A civil war soldier reportedly rides a ghostly steed down the streets of the plaza. The one-time owner of the Church Street estate, Sara Ruiz, reportedly still has her hand in the daily goings on. A mourning apparition has supposedly been seen within the Chapel of our Lady of Guadalupe. The list goes on and on. Author Cody Polston has written a book about the various hauntings -some easily de-bunked, some still mystifying. Visitors to Old Town can tour the grounds for themselves with the Old Town Ghost Tours, running most nights. The tour takes a little more than an hour and offers an historic, spooky and comprehensive guide to the haunted stories of Old Town.
Cody Polston is an author, historian and ghost investigator. He is the author of multiple books on history and paranormal topics. He was the host and producer of the popular podcast Ecto Radio and a writer for Ghosthunter X magazine. He is one of the founders of the Southwest Ghost Hunter's Association and has been investigating paranormal claims since 1985.
In the 1990's several other ghost hunting groups gave him the moniker the "Hitman" due to his involvement in "debunking" several well known haunted locations in Texas. Although the nickname was intended to be a negative insult, Cody adopted the nickname and began using in on his podcasts and other media venues.