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Place - Velasco Pueblo
471-477 South Stone Pueblo
DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
In 1850, this adobe home started off
with 3 main rooms and an entry hall. Other sections of the house were
added onto this main house, all the way up through the 1880s. These grander
rooms have 15 foot high ceilings, constructed with Ponderosa Pine and
Douglas Fir. A major renovation of the home took place when its most famous
owners, Carlos Velasco and wife Beatriz, moved into the house, in 1878.
Carlos Velasco accomplished much in his life. He would be classified as
a real achiever. He was a Sonora State Senator, a district judge, a general
store operator, started a Spanish newspaper right in this house, in one
of the south rooms, and started a fraternal insurance society in response
to growing anti- Hispanic feelings in the community.
As the years past, the adobe house
fell into disrepair, and even suffered a fire in one of the bedrooms.
Thankfully, the Velasco Pueblo was rescued by 3 new owners, Brown, Dillon
and Cobb, who took on the huge project to renovate this historic pueblo
to its former glory.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:
It wasn't long before the new owners
found out that they had an unexpected resident watching their renovation
1) While working near the dark, wall-blackened
by fire, bedroom, located off the room that was used for the Spanish
newspaper business, Brown looked up and saw an apparition of an upper
torso of a Mexican man, sporting a mustache, who was looking at Brown.
After looking at pictures, Brown positively identified this apparition
as being Carlos Velasco.
2) At least 3 other occurrences
of Senior Velasco standing or lounging in various parts of the adobe
have been reported by other witnesses.
The ghost of Velasco when he makes
himself visible to the living, looks directly, and steadily in a calm
manner at the startled people. He likes to see the work that is being
done to his house, and isn't upset at all with the renovation. He also
likes to reset the clocks and rearranges the furniture in ways that are
considered odd by the new owners.