New Mexico July 10, 2016
What This Footage At An Abandoned New Mexico School Shows Is Truly Eerie
Elementary schools are supposed to be noisy, bustling places, filled with energy. However, once you remove the students and teachers, the building that remains is an eerie shell of its former self.
That is the case with Sunshine Elementary School, located on Columbus Road in Deming. The school, which once accommodated 120 students, closed its doors in 2006.
Despite the promise of its upbeat name, this derelict school is decidedly unsettling.
Swings gust in the wind, as if ghostly children were playing on them.
Brightly colored doors, doubtlessly once a cheerful part of the decor, appear sad and muted.
Many of the rooms contain their previous contents, creating the illusion that the inhabitants stepped out and never returned.
This YouTube video provides a unique perspective on this abandoned school. Dan Bell, a Baltimore-based filmmaker with an interest in derelict places, shot the footage below.
There are plenty of neglected places in New Mexico, from
ghost towns to vacant houses. If you’d like to visit abandoned towns in our state, consider taking this ghost town road trip.