Texas Most Haunted Texas is a huge state and there is a lot of history there. Over the years there have been many stories about ghosts being seen,places being haunted, and odd lights and sounds where they shouldn’t be. If you believe in ghosts or spirits you may have experienced or seen what you believe to be of a paranormal nature. You were probably alone so getting others to believe you may have been frustrating, leaving you doubting what actually had occurred. However,there are many places that have more than one unusual event witnessed by several over a period of years and decades that cannot be dismissed as hoax or hysteria. It would take an entire book to cover them all and the legends behind them, so this is a look at some of the most well known hauntings in the Lone Star State.
– At the Alamo in San Antonio many visitors have reported seeing various shadows and visions as well as voices, shouting where no one was and cold air in some of the spots inside. Close to 200 Texas fighters and many Mexicans died here.There are other places around San Antonio as well that creepy things have occurred.
– San Antonio’s Bexar Juvenile Hall has had many reports by officers and juvenile inmates alike of smells such as wood burning and smoke. Faces peering into the windows at night and kids waking up at night screaming of indians in their dorm. Part of the place was built atop an old indian tribal burial ground.
– The old Cadillac Bar in San Antonio is said to be inhabited by a malovent spirit. Supposedly, a woman named “bea” that used to work there long ago.She is said to toss kitchen objects across the room and turn on water faucets. She and the ghost of a previous owner have been spotted many times by employees.
– In Wichita Falls there is an abandoned Mental Asylum. It has been vacant for over 30 years yet water can be heard dripping downstairs, yet there has been no water service there for a long time. Ghostbusters that stayed there in the early nineties heard footsteps,and machines running late at night as well as voices in the walls.
– At Randolph Air Force Base,a pilot crashed his plane many years ago. Lights can be seen at a watertower along with voices being heard and apparitions seen in one of the buildings.
– On the Thompson Bridge in San Marcos a civil war confederate soldier has been spotted patrolling the bridge he guarded in the 1800’s.
– In Victoria,Texas there is a grove of oak trees that have been the site of many apparitions.A popular picnic spot, Suttons Mott was named for a sheep herder that lived there in the mid 1800’s. He was murdered at a nearby church and people have reported seeing bodies hanging from the trees, as well as loud whispering after dusk.
– In Edgewood near Van Zant there is a woman that has been picked up along the road by travelers. She gets out at a long ago deserted house,she goes in but no lights ever go on.
-In Sweetwater,Texas there is a bed and breakfast called Mulberry manor that was a Civil War battle hospital and later a mental hospital. Stories of footsteps,visions of soldiers and objects being moved around have been related by many people staying there.
-In Liberty,Texas there is an old historic place called the Ott Hotel. During the days when oil was king in the 30’s, the town prospered as well as the 50 room inn. In the early 1990’s the place was sold to new owners and a restoration project was started. Strange things began to happen such as loud banging, footsteps and doors slamming. Reports of loud arguing by a couple in an empty room have been checked on by staff only to find no one there. Guests have reported seeing figures such as a red-headed woman,a tall top-coated man, and a woman in a nightgown vanishing through a door. In one of the rooms a female guest reported a spirit figure of a man standing at the foot of her bed every evening during her stay.
What is interesting and different about this haunting is that the hotel security cameras have shown doors slamming, sounds such as arguing (man and woman)and an occasional gunshot. Visitors to the hotel have captured glowing orbs and a figure of a well dressed woman moving through a corridor. Old timers have said there was a couple shot there in the 30’s following a quarrel.
There are many other places in Texas that are believed to have spirits wandering about. It would take years to visit them all but it would be an interesting journey indeed.