Watching a horror movie from the comfort of your home is fun, but there's nothing more fun than actually visiting somewhere riddled with ghosts. Horror fanatics should consider visiting this haunted New Mexico graveyard, that at one point was a part of an entire Wild West town. The town has such a rich history, it even has a Netflix show based on it. Now that only a graveyard remains, who knows what (or who) you'll stumble upon!\nDawson, New Mexico was once home to an entire town, until two separate coal mine explosions killed hundreds of people, and was eventually shut down, causing the town to be sold.\nOn October 22, 1913, just 12 years after the Dawson coal mine opened, an explosion in the mine killed 263 miners and two rescuers.\nA decade later, a separate explosion killed 123 men.*\nThese two tragedies weren't enough for the town to be shut down right away; in fact, it wasn't until the mine closed in 1950 that the entire town was sold by Phelps Dodge.\nJust imagine how that made all of those spirits feel. Now, all that remains is a cemetery.\nView this post on Instagram Thanks for the tip Carl! #dawsoncemetery #dawsonnewmexico #newmexicohistory #newmexico A post shared by Rachelle McMullin (@rei.che.lle) on Sep 29, 2019 at 8:48am PDT\nThe town of Dawson at one point had its own newspaper, a theater, hotel, hospital, baseball park, golf course, bowling alley, and more.\nThese days, you'll be greeted by abandoned buildings and a massive cemetery where the spirits of many who were killed in the coal mine explosions are said to remain.\nView this post on Instagram On the way to Dawson, site of two major mining disasters in 1913 and 1923, now a ghost town (with lots of ghosts). Dawson was a coal mining company town founded in 1901 when rancher John Barkley Dawson sold his coal-rich land in northern New Mexico to the Dawson Fuel Company. The Dawson Railway was built connecting the town to Tucumcari. The mines were productive, and by 1905 the town boasted a population of nearly 2,000, later reaching around 9,000. A post shared by New Mexico Nomad (@newmexiconomad) on Jul 26, 2019 at 2:51pm PDT\nMany find this town incredibly spooky — the Netflix show Godless was based in it during the times of the coal mining accident.\nTo explore the town yourself, you can travel 17 miles east of Cimarron on US 64 and A38. Keep your eyes out for a massive graveyard.\nStay safe out there, ghosthunters!\nView this post on Instagram Iron crucifix marker in Dawson Cemetery. Dawson, NM is the site of the two worst mining accidents in US history. Phelps-Dodge, owner of the mines, dismantled operations there as a result. It is now a ghost town and national monument. #505 #nm #abq #nmlife #purenm #newmexico #newmexicotrue #albuquerque #newmexicolove #landofenchantment #enchanted #enchantedbywaysphoto #instagrammersnm #nmoutside #gramofnewmexico #insidenewmexico #newmexicomagic #nmmagazine #dukecityfix #newmexicoofusa #newmexicolove #purenewmexico #swdiscovered #newmexicomag #canon_photos #nmlove #abq #westbysouthwest #crucifix #dawsonnm A post shared by Enchanted Byways Photography (@enchantedbywaysphoto) on Jan 16, 2019 at 3:03am PST\nDawson, New Mexico\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Dawson, NM\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll get major Blair Witch vibes and have a ghost story to take home with you.\nWebsite\n*This article has been updated.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.