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Poncha Pass-Old Dugout and Corral

Poncha Pass-Old Dugout and Corral


Poncha Pass was the location of the first depot south of Mears Junction. There are many hot springs in this area, which was once populated by the Utes and other Indians. Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza was the first to discover this region. Although some sources say that the Poncha Pass haunting is the ghost of Juan Bautista de Anza guarding a stash of gold that he buried near a dugout on Poncha Pass, we have not found any historical information to back up this assertion. Indeed, there are tales of a battle that took place during the civil war along Poncha Pass, but we have not yet been able to back up these stories yet either with historical facts to prove that they are true or could be true.

Paranormal Activities Reported:

Disembodied voices including the sounds of moaning and low muttering have been reported at this location. Also, apparitions of an old man in a grey civil war uniform have been reported along Poncha Pass as well.


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