One-on-one with Isaac Vallie-Flagg – Location: Haunted Slaughterhouse
Roberto Villa is the CEO of FightBook MMA and he had the opportunity to interview UFC Vet and Bare Knuckle Fighter Isaac Vallie-Flagg (16-7-1 MMA, 3-1 Bare Knuckle). The interview was done differently outside the normal interviews we do. We took our interviewee to an abandoned/haunted location instead of conducting our interview at the gym they train at. During this night’s investigation, we captured some knocking, footsteps, and out of all things a shadow figure!
Isaac fights out of Albuquerque, New Mexico he started his professional fighting career in 2003 and has competed in the lightweight division under the UFC banner. He has also competed in Strikeforce, Titan FC, and King of the Cage. Isaac made his Bare Knuckle debut when he defeated Cory Simpson via KO due to punches at the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation back on November 9, 2018. He’s currently fighting under the BKFC banner winning 2 of his last 3 fights with the organization.
In the interview with Isaac, we talked about his fighting career, is he a believer in the paranormal, what was one of his favorite fights, and if he would fight again. He also called out a couple of fighters. Check out the video above and since our there, please subscribe, comment, and hit the like button (it really helps). A huge thank you to Sean Gill who edited this video.
History of the Schwartzman Slaughterhouse also known as Camp Albuquerque:
Camp Albuquerque, located in New Mexico, had more than 425,000 German POWs were shipped to the United States during World War II. In 1943 they received a shipment of Mussolini men. Then one day in July of 1944, it was all gone. The Italians were transferred to undisclosed locations. The barracks came down, only to reappear on an 8-acre plot down by the Slaughterhouse on the south edge of the town of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The first to arrive at the Schwartzman iteration of Camp Albuquerque were German soldiers captured in North Africa and trucked up from Camp Roswell. Demands for both food and farm labor had already escalated to critical limits, so the Germans worked farms in a 40-mile span from Corrales, NM to Los Lunas, NM receiving 80 cents per day for their labor. Up to 171 soldiers crowded the Schwartzman facility and three attempted to escape, but only one made it out successfully.
The Schwartzman Packing Plant started in the early 1900s to supply Schwartzman’s meat market. In 1966 an equipment malfunction caused an explosion that damaged the plant, but it remained in operation, processing up to 25 million pounds of meat per year before shutting down in 1981.
From the day that it shut down you can pass by the slaughterhouse and you see a farmhouse and a silo that stands at the south end of the fields. The ruins of a slaughterhouse lurk behind a cluster of trees. Its cinder block walls serve as canvases for graffiti artists. It’s said to be haunted by the horrible explosion that possibly killed some of the Nazi workers. It’s said that shadow people lurk the grounds and remaining buildings around the once farmland. Voices and eerie sounds can be heard during dark and quiet nights.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.