Zak Bagans checks his notes before the guys start filming in front of the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM.
This memorial in front of the St. James Hotel remembers the founder of the hotel and its wild past.
“Cimarron” means “unruly” in Spanish, and in the 1800s, the town of Cimarron, NM, earned its name. With little law enforcement at the time, the drinking and gambling that occurred at the hotel often resulted in violence.
The crew sets up a shot in one of the St. James Hotel’s dark hallways.
The St. James Hotel prides itself on retaining that “haunted” feeling, from the creaky floorboards to the crooked chandeliers.
The décor around the St. James Hotel retains its Wild West charm.
The guys explore the grounds surrounding the St. James Hotel.
A memorial at the Santa Fe Trail, which connected Franklin, MO, to Santa Fe, NM, and served as a main mode of transportation until the introduction of the railroad in 1880.
Zak, Nick and Aaron take a break on the balcony of the St. James Hotel’s annex.
The lock of room 18 hangs unlocked. The guys first interview Jennifer Hamby, a St. James housekeeper, who had a disturbing encounter in one of the hotel bathrooms, and she tells Zak about the forbidden room 18, which is padlocked shut because of all the “bad things” that happen to those who enter.
The St. James was once a hotbed of cold-blooded gunplay, and hosted some of the most famous Wild West legends, like Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody.
Nick stands in front of an old safe, which probably was the cause of much gun slinging back in the day.
Over 2-dozen desperadoes were killed at the hotel over the years, and the bar ceiling is still covered with bullet holes.
The lobby of the hotel is furnished with antiques, including a roulette table that has been a part of the hotel since 1876.