Haunted Places in Athens, Texas

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Killough Monument

Bullard, texas.

Killough Monument stands in remembrance of the 1838 Killough Massacre, said to be the largest and last Native American attack in East Texas. Eighteen people were killed here, and it's said that at least some of their spirits have remained behind. Visitors have seen black apparitions and noticed strange feelings ...

Beckham Hotel

Mineola, texas.

This 1880s hotel building is said to be haunted. One ghost, called Elizabeth, wears a long dress and often carries a parasol. Reports say she is most often seen on the stairs on Mondays at about 3 a.m. She is said to have fallen down the stairs to her death. ...

Emhouse School

Corsicana, texas.

This schoolhouse has been abandoned since the late 1950's, but allegedly paranormal activity has been and is still being reported inside the abandoned building. People have seen a flying apparition on the upper level of the building, and spectral lights have been observed on the upper and lower levels of ...

Dresden Cemetery

Barry, texas.

Rumors have it that this cemetery was built on an old Native American burial ground and that behind the back chain link fence you can see the sunken in graves of slaves. I don't know if any of this is true but the paranormal activity that occurs here cannot be ...

Lone Oak Cemetery

Blooming grove, texas.

The Lone Oak Cemetery is a small graveyard that's rumored to be haunted by ghosts who whisper and make odd noises and flicking sounds along the barbed wire.

Clifton Cemetery

Emory, texas.

The story was told to me from my mother .... When she was a child a little girl had passed away around 10 or 11 years old. After her grave was prepared (dug) ground water had seeped into the grave. That night she came to the grave diggers and warned ...

Hampton Inn & Suites - Mesquite

Mesquite, texas.

Guests and employees both have experienced ghosts here. Folks have seen a male apparition wearing black pants and brown shoes, and have spoken to a ghost girl, not realizing she was a ghost. A pervasive feeling of being watched also has been reported.

Rogers Hotel

Waxahachie, texas.

The building that once housed the Rogers Hotel is now reported to be an office building, but it has a haunted history. According to reports, a live-in maintenance man got the fright of his life when a stranger in period clothing knocked at his door while the hotel was still ...

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Catfish Plantation

Seen on many TV shows, Catfish Plantation was a historic house that was turned into a restaurant. The spirits attached to the town must have liked the idea. The friendly haunts here have been reported to flirt with the women, brew up a pot of coffee, or set fry baskets ...

Burleson House

This historic two-story residence was built in 1915, and previously managed by a family-owned honey company. This house is one of the most haunted in Texas, with many apparitions being seen and heard in the old house. Doors open and close by themselves, voices are heard at night, and footsteps ...

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Adolphus Hotel

Dallas, texas.

This 1912 hotel is home to many spirits, according to the local lore. Among them are a sad bride who was said to be jilted in the 1930s and hanged herself--she haunts the 19th floor. Witnesses have seen her apparition, and with it heard her sobbing and the sound of ...

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Hotel Lawrence Dallas

This hotel opened in 1925, and a lot of mysterious happenings occur here. On the 10th floor, witnesses have reported the sound of crying and footsteps in high heels, along with cold spots and strange shadows -- it is said that a woman in the 1940s jumped or fell to ...

Snuffer's Restaurant

The ghost of a hazy figure has been seen in the hallway leading to the restrooms. It is believed to be that of a woman that died during a fight there long ago. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Le Méridien Dallas - The Stoneleigh

The Bolla Bar inside the 1923 Stoneleigh Hotel is said to be haunted by restless souls who passed away in the hotel, especially during thunderstorms. Witnesses say strange things have happened here for years: Lights flicker, the elevator works on its own, apparitions scare guests and glasses shatter for no ...

Renaissance Dallas Hotel

According to local legend, a man jumped to his death from this hotel's roof, landing on the west side of the building. Witnesses say unexplained sounds come from the rooms and that the area of the roof is haunted.

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1895 Tarlton House

Hillsboro, texas.

At this bed-and-breakfast inn, as the name implies built in 1895, builder Mr. Tarlton himself is said to wander in spirit. Rumor has it that he hanged himself on floor 3 after his second wife died. Witnesses have heard his footsteps and felt cool gusts of wind on their faces. ...

Princeton Cemetery

Princeton, texas.

I have personally have been down to my local cemetery and experienced so pretty heart pounding stuff. I have played Ouija there, email me for info about that. But I have heard voices and footsteps and on one occasion, I saw kind of like a face or something out of ...

Park Lane Apartments

Arlington, texas.

People report seeing figures in their apartments when there is no one around. Strange noises are heard, such as the sound of babies crying, and the faucets turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Antioch Rest Cemetery

Grandview, texas.

Antioch Rest Cemetery in Grandview Texas has a long history of paranormal activity. People have reported that they have had rocks thrown at their cars when parked across the road or even when driving by with nobody around. We experienced this for ourselves, and while we weren't able to ...

Six Flags Over Texas

The ghost of a woman named Annie is said to haunt the Texas section of the park; she is commonly seen and sometimes photographed in the Old Time Parlour and has also been reported by Texas Giant and Runaway Mountain. She is thought to have died nearby in the 1900's. (Submitted ...

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Turner Auditorium

Nacogdoches, texas.

A ghost named Chester haunts the theater building, who is rumored to have been an architect of the building, but passed away before its completion. Legend has it that the building was erected backward and he killed himself in disgrace. His ghost has manifested as a face on a stage ...

Stephen F. Austin State University - Griffith Hall

On the third floor, rumor has it that a female student once jumped out the window after playing with a Ouija board. Her ghost causes the lights in the shower room to flicker at the same time every night, at the exact time she died. Her apparition has been seen ...

Stephen F. Austin State University - Mays Hall 11

According to some reports, the building was once a hospital with a morgue in the basement. Other reports say the city hospital did not actually have a morgue in the basement. A 1940s-era ruined bomb shelter is said to be one one end. An eerie, negative feeling is said to ...

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Sterne-Hoya House

An former housekeeper reported that she felt a happy presence in the house, and described a gentle pressure upon her body while in the attic. She encountered a negative feeling in the cellar.

Slaton Cemetery

Daingerfield, texas.

Slaton Cemetery has earned itself the nickname "Blue Light Cemetery" because of its ghostly blue light that is said to float around here. Cold spots and bushes that move without a breeze also have been reported, as has a mysterious tractor beam that dragged in a driver's car while something ...

Bethel Cemetery

Coppell, texas.

Bethel Cemetery, founded in 1853, reportedly contains a haunted grave marked with strange symbols. Legend has it that photographs of this grave, belonging to Oda Kirby ("Lived and Died Sept 17, 1909"), will all turn out overexposed.

River Legacy Park

At River Legacy Park are several places rumored to be haunted. One of them is Hell's Gate, along a shady trail through swampland. Local legend has it that it was along this trail that captured Union spies were marched on their way to be hanged. Here, phantom sobs and prayers ...

The Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

Madisonville, texas.

Dating back to 1904, the historic hotel and restaurant is believed to be haunted. Perhaps eight or nine hauntings are attached to the old building, but only prominent one is that of a female spirit known as 'Clara' (the spelling varies depending on the source). Room #007 is rumoured ...

Armstrong Browning Library

Waco, texas.

Famed writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning's ghost is said to walk here at night, carrying a candle and wearing a white gown. She has also been seen looking out an upstairs window. There is a statue of Browning in front of the library, and although its arms are at its sides, ...

Belaire Theatre - Artisan Center Theatre

Hurst, texas.

Artisan Center Theatre, formerly the Belaire Theatre, is rumored to be home to a former projectionist who had a heart attack and died while on the job. Witnesses say there are also a ghost girl, with whom folks have interacted, and the spirit of a man named Neil, who's not ...

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Haunted Hill School

Grapevine, texas.

This building built in the year of 1960 and was Hill School of Grapevine (ceased operations in 2013) is a very haunted building. When the building first got remodeled, and Kathy Edwards (Head of school) was looking for a building. The outside was remodeled. The inside was empty, completely. There ...

Cameron Park - Jacob's Ladder

An old staircase called "Jacob's Ladder" is found near the south end of Cameron Park, near Redwood Shelter. It is 88 steps from start to finish, and can be daunting on a summer day. But locals swear that if a couple tackles the infamous staircase at night, the ...

I have heard a lot of ghost radio replies here. It is believed (by me) That there are two ghosts. The husband and wife. Friendly because one of them clearly said "Hi." Some people get slightly freaked out when they are there. (Submitted by R. Hubbs)

Lindsey Hollow Road

Local legend has it that two brothers haunt this area. Vigilantes hanged them from a tree here in the 1880s. Witnesses have seen their apparitions hanging from the tree, have heard screams and have described a feeling of being paralyzed.

Cameron Park - Lover's Leap

There are countless "Lover's Leaps" - it seems that whenever there is a tall cliff somewhere in the world, someone has spun a story about two star-crossed lovers who decided to end their lives there, because society wouldn't let them be together in peace. Well, here's another one - ...

Cameron Park - Witch's Castle

Cameron Park is a busy place for the paranormal - check out nearby "Lover's Leap" and "Jacob's Ladder" for examples. But by far the most well-known story is that of the Witch's Castle, which is the popular name for a set of ruins found deep within the park. ...

Wayside Avenue

Fort worth, texas.

This neighborhood built is the 1930s has a street that is said to be haunted. A white shadow of a sad little boy that shows up in lawns and rooms. No one knows where he come from, but he has been seen by many of the residents there. (Submitted ...

Rainbow Lake

Woodway, texas.

Local legends surrounding this area include witchcraft and peeping Toms. Folks have seen figures and heard screams, and a ghostly man is said to roam in the deep woods. This is a private area; no trespassing is allowed.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is housed inside a building that was originally constructed as an upper-class bathhouse in 1890, and its ghost has been traced back to the bathhouse. Historians speculate that the victim may have won some coin at a nearby gambling spot. As a result, he was ...

David Dalton Salon

Formerly a bookstore, the now salon and café is still believed to be haunted, A shadowy apparition has been seen on the stairs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Whistle Stop Cafe

Van alstyne, texas.

Staff and diners at this café have reported ghostly voices, chairs moving around of their own accord and a clock that routinely falls off the wall for no apparent reason. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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The Texas White House

At this 1910 building, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghost is said to visit the Lone Star Room. The apparition of a man has been seen here, and his presence has been felt moving around in the room by some guests.

Thistle Hill

Thistle Hill was originally built in 1903-1904 for Electra Waggoner Wharton, daughter of wealthy rancher and oilman William "Tom" Waggoner and his wife Ella. The historic home is now available for touring and private events. Witnesses say that the 1970s renovations may have awakened some spirits, as two apparitions began ...

Arthouse Apartment Living

Keller, texas.

There are apparently numerous reports of paranormal activity amongst the residents of this apartment complex. Some hear disembodied footsteps climbing stairways. Others swear that power outages and elevator malfunctions have otherwordly causes. Despite it all, we're told by at least one resident, it's still a great place ...

Diboll House

Diboll, texas.

This small residential property is believed to be haunted. It was apparently a former sector of a nursing home, before conversion to a one story house. Former resident reported being attacked by an aggressive entity, and of seeing a shadowy apparition running through the hallways at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Green Olive Interiors

The interior design building is housed in the oldest building in the city, and it believed to be haunted by several apparitions. The apparition of a white figure has been staring out of an upstairs window, and an orange ball of light has chased staff and passer-by's. People have reported ...

The Bull Ring

A former gambling parlour in 1910, the Bull Ring is located in the historic district of the Fort Worth Stockyards. The building is believed to be haunted by several apparitions and ghostly voices are heard. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

Stockyards Hotel

Ghost tours of the area are available, and they begin in this hotel and visit several other nearby buildings. Room 218 of the hotel is believed to be haunted.

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Miss Molly's Hotel

In the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth Miss Molly's is allegedly haunted by ghosts from its former bordello days including the ghost of a cowboy that is mostly seen in the aptly named Cowboy Room.

Goatman's Bridge - Old Alton Bridge

Argyle, texas.

The Old Alton Bridge, aka the Goatman's Bridge, is rumored to be a site where satanic practices have occurred, and as a result, a half-goat, half-man creature was conjured up. According to the legend, those who parked on the bridge and honked three times would call up the Goatman. Reports ...

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Spooky Haunted Houses to visit in East Texas

This list of spooky haunted houses in East Texas will have your weekends planned for the month of October.

Haunted Houses to visit in East Texas

No matter if you are looking for something that makes you scream or a low-key family-friendly haunt, then this list of haunted attractions has you covered.

When to Visit East Texas Haunted Houses

October is the peak season for most haunted houses in East Texas. Although, some open in mid-September.

Be sure to check each haunted house in advance for exact dates, hours, and detailed information.

Haunted Houses in East Texas

Haunted Houses to visit in East Texas

Corpse Grove Haunted Trail – 1/2 Mile of Terror!

Where: 15972 State Highway 64 East, Tyler, TX 75707

When: Oct 1- 31

Cost: General admission starts at $10

Details: Come play with the Lady in White, as she haunted her playground.

The Wicked Playground is over 1/2 mile long with unique scenes that will fright those who take the trail.

On Saturday, you can purchase a VIP ticket to a ghost hunt. Ticket holders will be guided by professional ghost hunters to help search for paranormal activity.

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Doc Wilkes House of Horrors

Where: 1228 Market St. Longview, TX 75604

When: Friday & Saturdays in October

Cost: General admissions start at $20

Details: This is one of the best-haunted houses in the area. It’s East Texas’s oldest and longest-running haunted attraction.

Doc Wilkes House of Horrors has two attractions, Doc Wilkes house, and Milroy’s Maze.

Haunted Houses to visit in East Texas

ETX Zombie Hunt

Where: 22011 Southwest Fwy, Richmond, TX 77469

When: Weekends in October

Details: The hunt is a timed ride on a tractor-pulled trailer that is armed with paintball markers.

This interactive game takes players through a city where the zombie is hiding. The goal is to eliminate as many zombies as possible!

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Graystone Haunted Manor

Where: 13481 968 W. Longview, Texas 75602

When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 29

Cost: Starting at $25

Details: There are five attractions at GHM including The Manor, Oak Raven Cemetery, Labyrinth of Time, the Karnival of Karnage, and Spooky Woods.

Visitors can dine at the Boneyard Bistro, watch horror movies at the outdoor theater, or browse the gift shop.

For $5 you can visit the museum that is filled with rare oddities and fortune tellers.

Gleaux Car Wash – Tyler

Where: 6313 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703

When: Friday nights in October

Cost: $30 per car

Details: Enjoy this “Fright Night” drive-thru car wash every Friday and Saturday night through Halloween.

Not only do you get your car squeaky clean, but a few frights from monsters and zombies along the way.

Tune to 107.7 FM during the car wash to make it a little more spooky.

Haunted Houses to visit in East Texas

Hallowed Grounds Haunted Park

Where: 2750 W. Corsicana St. Athens, TX 75751

Details: This event features craft vendors, food trucks, two haunted houses, a museum of horror icons, and free parking.

Admission includes Grimrot’s Festival haunted walk-through, The House of Wax, and The Hall Asylum haunted walk-through. This is a haunted experience you don’t want to miss.

Halloween Express

Where: 400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657

When: Every Saturday in October

Details: Hop on board the Historic Jefferson Railway for a spooky family-friendly event. Offering both day and evening trains in October.

This 40-minute trip will take a guest along the railroad tracks through The Twisted Woods with an animated storyteller that will keep riders engaged with its ghost stories.

You may see a ghostly spirit or monster emerge from the swamplands of East Texas. But don’t worry, you might get startled, but this is not a scary train ride.

It’s a fun activity to do with the family this Halloween season.

Nacogdoches Haunted Trail Ride

Where: 170 Feeder Access Rd. Nacogdoches, TX 75964

When: Last 2 weekends in October

Details: Hop on board this Hay Ride of spooky scenes of terror! The hay ride takes guests through the fields ad woods with haunted scenes along the way.

Thrillvania Haunted House Park

Where: 2330 Co Rd 138, Terrell, TX 75161

When: Oct. 8 – Oct. 31

Details: Be prepared for a thrilling night of haunts. Located on 50 haunted acres, with 3 haunted houses.

World of Khaos

Where: 816 East Oakwood Street Tyler, TX 75702

When: Thursday – Sundays in October

Details: This is what nightmares are made of! Admission includes entrance to both haunted houses…if you can handle how frightening they are.

If you are looking for the fright of your life, then is a must-do this Halloween season.

Yesterland Spooktacular Nights

Where: 15410 Interstate 20 Canton, TX 75103

When: Sept. 17 – Nov. 6

Cost: Starting at $22

Details: When the sun goes down, this park gets spooky. Admission includes nightly fireworks, amazement park, vertigo vortex, jack-o-lanterns maze, zombie paintball, funhouse, and a creepy corn maze.

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Haunted Houses to visit in East Texas

Halloween is the time to explore a real haunted house, read about paranormal reports, listen to ghost stories, and find the best-haunted experience around.

If you are looking to hear strange noises, tour a historic jailhouse, participate in costume contests, and get scared by unexplained light, then you need to visit these haunted houses near you.

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Hallowed Grounds Haunted Park

  • Address: 2705 Highway 31 West, Athens, TX 75752
  • Category: Entertainment

(903) 477-0603

Hallowed Grounds Haunt Park featuring 3 all new haunt attractions.

  • Grimrot's Festival, a haunted house that shows you the truth behind the famous Monkey Road in Athens TX.
  • A horror icon museum where you can take a picture with your favorite villain.
  • Take a walk through the halls of Hall Asylum where your phobias are larger than life and you can't escape.

Open Friday and Saturdays from 7-midnight during the month of October. 

Admission $15 per person. Discounts are available for seniors, children under 5, educators, military, first responders, and health workers. Must show proof to receive discount. 

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13 Bone-Chillling Haunts in Texas

By chet | October 25, 2022

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As Halloween gets closer, the ghosts come out to play each night. So to make sure you get your fill of Texas-sized thrills, visit these 13 spots in each part of the state where you’re sure to see something that’ll make the hair stand up on the back of your neck and send chills down your spine. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you’re in for a screaming good time!

Ghost Road  – Saratoga, TX

Deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas, this creepy road off FM 787, once called Bragg Road, is now officially “Ghost Road” due to its mysterious happenings. Travel down it in the dead of night and turn off your headlights to spot the eerie glowing ball of light that appears and disappears down the road. Many have traveled this road, but no one can find an explanation for the lights. The most popular legend about the Saratoga Lights holds that a man was decapitated by a train when the Santa Fe line ran through the road in the 1900s, and now searches for his head with a lantern through the night.

Monkey Bridge/ Fuller Park – Athens, TX

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Though Athens is full of adventure, it also has a darker side that’ll make you go bananas… Legend has it that a circus train was traveling through town when it violently crashed under Thunder Bridge (known to the locals as Monkey Bridge). The surviving monkeys escaped into the forest, but the ones who died in the accident supposedly still haunt the already-creepy overgrown area on West College Street. The legend goes on to say that the escaped monkeys were gathered up by Medford Fuller and kept in giant cages at Fuller Park, where he did unspeakable things and performed creepy rituals. The overgrown park is still there, where you can see the crumbling stone walls and — if you’re brave enough to explore the dark woods — even Mr. Fuller’s grave and the iron monkey cages.

USS Lexington – Corpus Christi, TX

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Instead of Casper the friendly ghost, aboard the Lexington you might just find Charlie the friendly tour guide! Many folks have described meeting a very kind and handsome blue-eyed young man, dressed in uniform who happily gives tours of the lower decks. It’s not until these folks are informed that the Lexington doesn’t have tour guides that they are a little spooked. Charlie was an engine room operator who died in 1943 when a Japanese torpedo hit the ship, but even so, I hear his tours are “out of this world!”

Memphis Man – Lubbock, TX

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One icy morning in Lubbock, a man stood waiting for the bus to arrive on Memphis Street. When the bus finally came, it slipped on the ice and killed him. People now say that when you drive north on Memphis Avenue in the dark of night, you can still see the figure of a man leaning against the light pole waiting for the bus at the corner of 66th St. and Memphis Ave. When you get closer, he disappears.

Marfa Lights – Marfa, TX

The Marfa Lights are less creepy and more mystifying. Each night around sunset, out in the distance on the horizon of the Chinati Mountains, these unexplained lights show up and disappear randomly. Like some sort of desert disco, they change colors, move around and flash on and off. They’ve been spotted since the 1880s, and explanations range from UFO’s to ghosts of Conquistadors in search of gold.

San Antonio Ghost Tracks – San Antonio, TX

One rainy morning, a school bus full of children stalled as it was crossing the tracks. A train came speeding down the track and the bus was unable to move out of the way, causing a terrible crash and killing 10 children. Now, legend holds that the ghosts of those children push stalled cars out of the way to safety. Park about 50 ft. before  these tracks  on Shane Road, put the car in neutral and turn the engine off. Without touching the gas, your car will travel uphill over the tracks. If you cover the back bumper with baby powder before crossing the tracks, you’ll supposedly find baby fingerprints on the bumper afterwards.

Anson Lights – Anson, TX

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Just outside of Abilene, you’ll find yet another unexplainable phenomenon of ghostly lights. On a clear night, drive east on US 180 until you reach a cemetery. Take a right at the country road near the cemetery and drive until you reach a crossroad. Turn back around and face the way you came. Turn off the engine and flash your headlights three times and a strange glowing light will appear in the distance where there was none before. Legend has it that the light belongs to the spirit of a woman searching for her lost children.

The Grove  – Jefferson, TX

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While many know Jefferson as the “B&B Capital of Texas,” it is also known as the “Most Haunted Small Town in Texas.” If you’re in town and searching for monsters, then look no further than The Grove. Built in 1861, it is now the most haunted home in Jefferson. Among many disturbances like moving furniture and strange noises, many who visit have reported seeing a Lady in White walking around the front porch and disappearing into the wall of the house.

Catfish Plantation  – Waxahachie, TX

At this restaurant in Waxahachie, your delicious fried catfish comes served with a side of ghostly encounters (and that’s not including the friendly ghost decor if you visit in October…) Rumors go that this house built in 1895 is haunted by past residents including a young man who likes to flirt with the ladies by brushing their shoulders or knees, and a woman named “Caroline” who can often be seen staring out the front window. Things happen so often that a sign at the front says “If you have a ghostly experience, please tell us.”

Presido La Bahia – Goliad, TX

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If you’re really looking for a scream, sleep inside the old priests’ and officers’ quarters of Presido La Bahia, the Spanish fort where over 300 men were massacred within and surrounding the fort’s walls. At night, when the fort is empty, you can hear infants screaming and you might just run into a ghostly friar chanting Latin prayers as he paces the Chapel. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a woman dressed in white wandering around the fort.

We tried staying a night in the fort, and you can watch us scream like little girls here .

Susanna Dickinson’s House – Austin, TX

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For a good dose of historical spook, visit the house-turned-museum of Susanna Dickinson, the only white female survivor of the Alamo. While on the grounds, folks have seen the curtains of the front windows part at the middle and even the spirit of Mrs. Dickinson, herself, wandering around the property.

Driskill Hotel – Austin, TX

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With ancient wells underneath, stories of multiple bridal ghosts wandering through the hotel, and hallways that look like they’ve come straight out of  The Shining,  this 125 year-old hotel has plenty to keep you spooked. To truly experience a scare, stay in Rooms 525 or 429, which are rumored to be the most haunted spots in the hotel. People have even had encounters with Colonel Driskill, himself, who died in 1890 and now enjoys smoking cigars and watching traffic from “his room.”

La Carafe  – Houston

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As if visiting this dim, candle-lit tavern with towering mounds of wax everywhere weren’t creepy enough, you might just be served your drink by a ghostly figure. The bar, which was built in 1847, is known as Houston’s oldest building and tends to be haunted by old bartender, Carl Truscott, who died in the 1990. Folks often hear an eerie voice shout out “Last Call” at strange times, or see figures appearing in the front windows late at night. More humorously, many folks have also complained of having to wait forever for a bathroom that ends up being empty or someone brushing up against them in the tiny one room stalls.

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23 Haunted Houses In TEXAS (Creepy, Scary, & Traumatizing)

You must have heard that Texas, the second largest state in the US, is home to diverse cultures, food , flavors, and tourist attractions .

But did you also hear that the Lone Star State, as it is fondly called, is home to numerous creepy and terrifying haunted houses ?

In fact, it is argued that Texas is the world’s haunted house capital.

Are there really haunted houses in Texas, or are the reports mere assumptions?

Well, this article will take you on a tour of some of the haunted houses in Texas, providing you with all the info you need, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Be assured that when you are done reading this, you’ll either be too excited and eager to visit Texas’s haunted houses or be too scared to attempt such a visit.

You had better keep reading to find out more!

And by the way, you may also want to check out the best Hidden Gems in Texas .

Haunted Houses in Fort Worth, Texas

1. cutting edge haunted house (multi-themed & intense experience).

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This haunted attraction built in an abandoned meat packing plant in Fort Worth is known for its multi-themed, intense, and highly-horrifying experience.

The 55-minute tour is filled with scary twists, drums, strange sounds, animations, and slippery floors.

Some visitors even claim there are real spirits there.

Cutting Edge House utilizes special effects, live actors, and a zombie live band to give guests a mind-blowing experience.

You’d experience a nearly-suffocating foam bubbles experience, being chased by some crazy guys with chainsaws, and walking through a dark, creepy closet.

Can you get to the end, or will you tap out midway?

Address: 1701 E Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA

2. Stockyards Hotel (Reports Of Hauntings)

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This hotel might seem like a pleasant place for a good stay ; however, numerous reports of guests claim this hotel is haunted.

In fact, in the infamous Bonnie & Clyde Junior Suite, the water taps are said to turn on and off by themselves occasionally.

Also, TVs and radios are reported to switch themselves on and off at intervals.

Moreover, the hotel’s elevator is said to ascend and descend at will without anyone inside.

Guests claimed they saw a young girl’s ghost , received “strange calls,” and constantly felt watched.

It is believed the strange events are caused by the spirit of a former employee of the hotel who died years ago.

But are the horror stories real or just figments of the guests’ imaginations?

You may want to visit the Stockyards Hotel to find out for yourself,…or not.

Address: 109 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, United States

3. Miss Molly’s Bed & Breakfast Hotel (Ghost Sightings & Strange Occurrences)

Guests in this hotel have reported sighting the ghost of a little girl, hearing strange laughter, and seeing shadows when alone.

They say toilets sometimes flush themselves, room doors lock and unlock themselves, and the TV volume increases and decreases at will.

The innkeeper, Paula Gowins, claimed she had several close encounters with ghosts and strange beings during her occupancy.

She confirmed that it gets “a little eetsy at times” and that the ‘Madame’s Room ’ is definitely haunted.

The ‘bed & breakfast’ hotel is said to have some permanent residents– ghosts of some cowboys and several Victorian women.

Visitors also experienced inexplicable smells, the disappearance and reappearance of items, ghostly sightings of dead workers, and the infamous Jake, the cowboy.

Could these stories be real ?

Address: 109 W Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, United States

Also see our article on Escape Rooms in Texas .

Haunted Houses in Texarkana, Texas

1. 7 th street house of horrors (changing themes annually).

This haunted house is filled with scary treats and scream-provoking spooks.

The theme and layout of the house are changed each year, making it impossible for guests to know what dark and devilish experiences await them.

As soon as you enter the haunted house, you’ll be immersed in a world of ghosts and ghouls.

The special effects and sets are top-notch, and the actors do a great job of creating a genuinely unsettling atmosphere.

A plus to this spot is that the house has a Pumpkin Patch , where a wide variety of pumpkins are sold.

While it costs just $10 to access the 7 th Street House of Horrors, would you like to find out what it costs to leave?

You had better be careful with the scary narrow hallway in the house before you get lost forever.

Address: 5301 w 7th St, Texarkana, Texas 75501

2. Hotel Grim (Former Hotel & Remodeled Now)

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From its name (Ghastly, Gloomy, and Sinister) you can tell this hotel is only for the brave.

This building was once an architectural wonder and a regular spot for Texarkana’s wealthiest men and women.

The famous Bonny and Clyde couple reportedly once appeared at this hotel.

However, numerous strange occurrences were reported to have taken place there, with some claiming to have seen ghostly apparitions roaming the halls and heard strange noises coming from empty rooms.

Even after closing its doors in 1990, visitors claimed they had their hair pulled and clothes tugged at by unseen beings.

Unfortunately, thrill-seekers looking forward to otherworldly and frightful encounters at Grim Hotel may not be able to experience one today, as the formerly abandoned haunted hotel is now being remodeled into an apartment building.

Address: 211 W 3rd St, Texarkana, TX 75501, USA

Also see our article on Abandoned Places in Texas .

Haunted Houses in Houston, Texas

1. la carafe bar (haunted by multiple ghosts).

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La Carafe Bar is rumored to be haunted by multiple ghosts, including that of the “Lady in White,” who allegedly pushes beautiful women down the staircase.

The ghost of the bar’s former bartender has also been reportedly seen around the bar, with some guests even claiming they heard his voice shouting “last call.”

Workers in the bar claim that countless times, they’ve seen bottles fall off the shelves and heard sounds of a young child playing with a ball in the upper room.

According to the bartenders, multiple footsteps of people walking around upstairs and even sounds of moving equipment are often heard upstairs when nobody is supposed to be there.

Guests also report hearing music playing from nowhere during their visit.

Are you ready to drink beer with ghosts around you at La Carafe Bar?

Address: 813 Congress St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

2. The Rice Hotel/Lofts (Known For Paranormal Activities)

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Now known as The Rice, the former Rice Hotel was known as a dwelling place for spirits, ghosts, and paranormal activities.

Just before his assassination, former President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie had spent the day there on November 21, 1963.

Guests claim to have felt chills, heard ghostly sounds and rattling of objects, and seen strange apparitions in the room where the former president died.

Some corporeal dancers have also been reportedly seen performing in the ballroom.

With its renovation, there are claims that the ghost ballroom dancers at the former Rice Hotel have taken their dance and activities to the roof of the Rice Apartments.

Do you dare to visit ?

Address: 909 Texas Avenue in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

3. Houston Scream Fest (Largest Haunted Event)

Popularly referred to as Houston’s largest haunted event, the Houston Scream Fest features seven haunted houses, each with its own unique theme and scares.

Carnival games, Zombie Paintball, creepy entertainment, adult beverages, a Zombie Paintball, and more are some of its offerings.

But don’t be fooled by the live concerts, air-conditioned restrooms, and free drinks at the Scream Fest!

You will indeed have a harrowing experience at this event, especially inside its haunted houses.

In fact, guests claim only an insane person would attend the haunted houses alone.

The Fest offers scary and disturbing entertainment that might mess with your head; hence, you had better ensure you’ve got what it takes before going for this event.

And oh, watch out for your shoes as they may get damaged!

Address: 1500 Elton St, Houston, TX 77034, USA

Also see our article on Attractions in Texas .

Haunted Houses in El Paso, Texas

1. de soto hotel (haunted by various ghosts).

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This historic hotel has gained a reputation for being home to some less-than-living guests.

A young girl’s ghost reportedly haunts De Soto in the basement and other ghosts and apparitions.

El Paso natives claim one gets a weird feeling by merely looking at the building.

Investigators have reported hearing laughter and singing from a little girl’s voice and hearing an invisible being asking, “who cares?”

The image of a faded otherworldly being has also been reportedly caught on camera in a recording.

Various accounts claim some satanic worship goes on in the hotel’s basement.

Sadly, De Soto Hotel “mysteriously” caught fire last year, with the police describing the cause of the fire as “undetermined after investigation.”

Address: 309 E Mills Ave, El Paso, TX 79901, USA

2. Monteleone’s Ristorante (Renovated & Claims Of Ghosts)

Food isn’t the only thing Monteleone’s Ristorante is known for.

In fact, the real reason for its “fame” is its “hauntedness.”

During its renovation, the workers reportedly sighted ethereal beings and perceived mysterious odors.

Customers claim they experienced heavy banging on the walls and occasional loud chimes.

Monteleone himself reported how a dark, metaphysical arm had tried grabbing him once.

After psychic investigations, it was “discovered” the restaurant was a portal between the living and the dead and hosted guardian spirits and entities.

After its “cleansing,” the Monteleones claim the remaining ghosts are friendly.

Are you ready to dine with the supernatural, or you’d rather sit this one out?

Address: 3023 Gateway Blvd W, El Paso, TX 79903, United States

3. The Magoffin Homestead (Reports Of Ghostly Sightings)

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This home is reportedly haunted by ghosts, including that of Charles Richardson, a brother-in-law and best friend to Joseph Magoffin, the initial owner of the home.

Visitors claim to have seen Octavia Magoffin tending to the garden or felt her presence brush past them at the homestead.

In fact, many late members of the Magoffin family are said to still dwell there to date .

Even the late Charles’ favorite rocking chair by the fire can still be observed rocking on its own sometimes.

The workers even claim the chair always returns to the same position whenever anyone tries to reposition it elsewhere.

Are you brave enough to visit the Magoffin Homestead?

Address: 1120 Magoffin Ave, El Paso, TX 79901, United States

4. The El Paso Playhouse (Paranormal Activities During Performances)

Community plays, musicals, and other performances are definitely not the only things that go on in the legendary El Paso Playhouse.

In fact, consistent paranormal activities have been reported in this house.

Things like hearing whispers near the concession and spotlight areas, toilets flushing themselves, disappearance and reappearance of props, sounds of heavy footsteps on the wooden staircase, and more are some of the reported paranormal activities that go on in the house.

Some people believe the house is haunted by the ghost of a technician killed in the building years ago.

A shadowy figure walking to the women’s bathroom has also been caught in a camera footage.

Performers equally reported seeing some creepy things backstage.

Would you like a night of entertainment by men while surrounded by spirits?

Address: 2501 Montana Ave, El Paso, TX 79903, United States

Also see our article on Castles in Texas.

Haunted Houses in Plano, Texas

1. dark hour haunted house (plano’s most terrifying).

This haunted house claims it’s “Plano, Texas’ most Terrifying Haunted House,” but is this true?

As you go through the haunted house, you’ll encounter jump scares and special effects at every turn, making it a heart-pounding and unforgettable experience.

The house is designed to push the limits and test your bravery as you navigate a series of terrifying rooms and scenarios.

A new witch is introduced every year, and participants are made to go through what has been described as “daring and daunting” tasks.

Their performances feature horror-filled depictions and creatures, including midgets, spiders, and zombies, that will definitely give you chilling nightmares.

Guests have repeatedly described the Dark Hour Haunted House as “very scary” and claim the entire experience felt real.

How real can it get?

Address: 701 Taylor Dr, Plano, TX 75074, United States

2. Masonic Lodge No. 768 (Haunted Old Building)

Easily Plano’s most haunted old building, this lodge is a historic one with a disturbing past.

It is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of former Lodge members.

Some have reported hearing ghostly whispers and heavy footsteps that sound like a man wearing work boots, while others have claimed to see ghostly apparitions.

Other visitors reported that the lodge’s main room seats raise and lower themselves at will without anyone else being there.

A past master of the lodge also alleged he heard a little girl’s laughter late at night.

Even a team of paranormal investigators reported they had seen objects moving on their own and other signs of abnormal unnatural activities.

Are you courageous enough to take a tour of this terrifying building?

Address: 1414 ½ J Ave, Plano, TX 75074, United States

3. The Plano Interurban Railway Museum (Rumored To Be Haunted)

Formerly known as the Plano Electric Railway, a partnership of the city of Plano and The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, Inc manages this railway.

However, it is rumored to be haunted by ghosts and supernatural beings.

The co-founder of the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, who also doubled as the co-director of the Interurban Railway Museum, Russ Kissick, had shared a story about the infamous Zodiac Rider.

The Zodiac Rider was alleged to have occasionally ridden the Interurban Railway, selling sweets and candies to children while dressed in all-black apparel with a pointed hat adorned with zodiac sign symbols.

Whether or not this was an actual ghost or not remains unknown; however, tales of the Zodiac Rider form a crucial part of the city’s scary stories.

Address: 901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074, United States

Also see our article on Museums in Texas .

Haunted Houses in Mineral Wells, Texas

1. haunted hill house (reports of entities & hauntings).

Not even the owner, Katherine Estes, who was attacked by invisible beings would agree to sleep in this house again.

And she’s not the only one– numerous victims were left traumatized by what Katherine described as “entities and bad things.”

Victims reportedly woke up with scratches, bite marks, burns, and piercings on their bodies.

Most paranormal occurrences here are attributed to Toby, one of the “entities” haunting the house.

Visitors claim they’ve heard Toby’s voice and growls and have even seen his shadows when alone.

A woman allegedly woke up badly scratched and soaked in her own blood.

Many people who stay never make it through the night as they often hurry away as soon as something strange happens.

Can you spend an entire night in this house?

Address: 501 NE 1st St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067, United States

2. Baker Hotel (Haunted By Various Ghosts)

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The hotel is said to be haunted by ghosts of sick people who had come there to benefit from the curing mineral water pools but eventually died and its late owner, T.D. Baker.

TD. Baker’s spirit is said to still haunt the hotel, walking majestically on the hallways, filling the rooms with smells of cigars, and even causing visitors’ items to disappear and reappear later.

Even the ghost of Baker’s mistress has been sighted numerous times by the hotel’s workers and guests.

Other ghosts reportedly haunting the Baker Hotel include a young boy who lost his life in the hotel’s elevator and another young boy who had died while seeking treatment from the mineral springs for his leukemia condition.

You should visit the Baker Hotel if you are ready for a spooky and unforgettable experience.

Address: 201 E Hubbard St, Mineral Wells, TX 76067, USA

3. The Crazy Water Hotel (Paranormal Activities Post-Reconstruction)

Just after the reconstruction of this hotel, two known entities are said to have repeatedly made their presence known in the hotel’s vicinity, especially in the newly-constructed kitchen and basement.

Some of the kitchen staff claim to have seen full apparitions of a man dressed in black and of a cheerful young girl appear right in front of them.

Other employees say they’ve been touched by invisible hands while serving food.

Strange voices, including the sobs of a young girl, have reportedly been heard in the hotel’s basement.

While nobody seems to know who exactly these spirits are, it has been agreed that all the paranormal activities started after the reconstruction of the kitchen area.

Could the reconstruction have stirred up the spirits, or is there something else behind their appearance?

Address: 401 N Oak Ave Ste 107a, Mineral Wells, TX 76067, USA

Also see our article on Fun things to do in Texas .

Haunted Houses in Dallas, Texas

1. snuffer’s restaurant (owner acknowledges haunting).

Even its owner, Pat Snuffer, said he’d never go in there alone.

Employees report frequently being tapped by invisible hands or feeling a brush against their arms.

Sudden temperature drops, pendulum lights sways, children’s voices, creaking doors, and heavy footsteps sounds are regular occurrences there.

Some reports claim the paranormal activities are caused by the ghost of a guest who died after being shot there.

In fact, some employees alleged they often heard the sounds of a man grumbling in pain while dragging himself to the bathroom– the same way the late guest had tried walking to the restroom after he was shot.

This restaurant is clearly not for the faint of heart.

Address: 3526 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, United States

2. The Millermore Mansion (Largest Remaining Historic Mansion)

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Often described as the largest remaining historic mansion in the city of Dallas, the Millermore Mansion is said to be filled with paranormal activities and otherworldly beings.

Guests claim to have seen the ghosts of a woman dressed in a long brown dress at various parts of the mansion, with some claiming they had seen her going up the staircase.

The spirit is said to be that of Emily, the third wife of William Brown Miller, the land and slave owner who built the home in 1855.

Staff and visitors often report feeling they were being watched by unseen beings and experiencing other weird occurrences in the home.

You should only visit this mansion if you are ready for a truly harrowing experience.

Address: 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215, United States

3. Sons of Hermann Hall (Haunted Dance Hall)

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There’s a whole lot more to this hall than just dance, music, and entertainment.

To put it straight, Sons of Hermann Hall is haunted!

Whether or not you choose to believe it, guests have reported ghostly sightings and hearing strange sounds in the hall.

In fact, Kathy, a dance teacher at the hall, confirmed the building has a “presence.”

Paranormal activities reported here include sounds of children running around and moving the chairs, flashes of shadows and light, and more.

A guest even said he had seen a “Victorian-dressed couple” casually walk in and head upstairs, but the couple neither came back down later nor were ever found upstairs.

Though people claim the ghosts in the hall are harmless, would you like to verify for yourself?

Address: 3414 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226, USA

Also see our article on Date Ideas in Texas .

Haunted Houses in Austin, Texas

1. the driskell hotel (austin’s oldest hotel & numerous ghosts).

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This Austin’s oldest hotel has gained a reputation as one of the most haunted houses in Texas.

Jesse Driskell, the hotel’s late owner who had to forfeit the hotel’s ownership due to financial problems, is said to haunt the hotel.

It is believed his ghost occupies the hotel since he never got to enjoy its success while alive.

The ghost of a jilted bride who had killed herself in the hotel has been reportedly seen walking down the halls with shopping bags, while another jilted bride’s ghost is said to mournfully walk the halls sometimes.

Some guests claim they’ve heard the ghost of a child –who fell to his death in the hotel – giggling and bouncing a ball, while others say they felt a presence around them.

Can you spend a night with the ghosts of the Driskell Hotel?

Address: 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

2. The Littlefield House (Haunted By Alice Littlefield)

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Numerous tales of ghostly sightings and paranormal activities surround this home located at the University of Texas in Austin.

It is said to be haunted by the ghost of Alice Littlefield, the owner’s wife.

Some guests even claimed they heard her voice singing and saw her face around the windows .

Some visitors also reported screams and footstep sounds in the house, while others claimed they felt Alice’s presence there.

Other paranormal occurrences in the Littlefield House include unexplainable echoes, loud shrieking sounds, and even sounds of someone playing the piano upstairs without anyone actually being there.

Even though people claim the ghosts are friendly , do you dare to visit the Littlefield House?

Address: 302 W 24th St, Austin, Texas

If you liked this article, you may also like to read about the best Pumpkin Patches , Ghost Towns , and Festivals in Texas.

Looking beyond Texas? Check out our article on the creepiest haunted houses in New York and Florida’s scariest haunted houses .

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The 17 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Deep in the heart of the Lone Star State, where everything is bigger and bolder, ghost stories are no exception!

Texas, affectionately known as the “Big T,” is teeming with spine-chilling tales and eerie locales that will leave you quaking in your cowboy boots.

So, saddle up and join us as we explore the 17 most haunted places in Texas – where the paranormal activity is as big as the state itself! With the vastness of Texas and the sheer volume of hair-raising haunts, we’ve decided to wrangle these spooky spots by region.

Simply mosey on over to the buttons below to navigate through the different areas of Texas, and prepare to be spooked. Because when it comes to the most haunted places in Texas, we ain’t foolin’ around, partner!

Haunted Places in East Texas

1. historic bowers mansion, palestine.

The Haunted Historic Bowers Mansion, Palestine TX

The Historic Bowers Mansion in Palestine , Texas, is a 140-year-old Victorian masterpiece, standing proudly as a Texas Historic Landmark. Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Palestine, this beautiful mansion harbors a dark past, shrouded in death, murder, and suicide.

In the 1950s, tragedy struck when the then-owner, Mr. Bowers, murdered his wife Mary. As police approached the home, Mr. Bowers took his own life. Locals believe that the spirits of the tormented couple, along with others who met their untimely end at the mansion, still haunt the premises.

Until recently, no paranormal group had been granted access to investigate this infamous location.

Now, Haunted Rooms America offers you the chance to uncover the secrets lurking within the Bowers Mansion. You’ll delve into the history, learn about the ghosts that haunt the site, and explore this immense, haunted location.

2. Jefferson Hotel

124 w austin st, jefferson, tx 75657.

The Haunted Jefferson Hotel in Jefferson TX

The entire town of Jefferson seems to be rife with paranormal activity, but one of the particular hotspots here is The Jefferson Hotel. It is not only one of the most haunted hotels in Texas , but it is also thought to be one of the most haunted hotels in America .

Ghosts here have a bit of a mean, or maybe just mischievous streak, as they are known to throw things at the guests and even lock them in their rooms! However, that is only the beginning!

Other reports of paranormal activity include knocking on the walls in the middle of the night, footsteps running down the hall, children laughing, disembodied voices, and strange shadows. Considering people regard Jefferson as the most haunted town in Texas, the Jefferson Hotel is certainly worth a visit.

Learn more about the haunted Jefferson Hotel, Jefferson Texas

3. The Grove

405 moseley st, jefferson, tx 75657.

The Haunted Grove in Jefferson TX

Originally built in 1861 as a private residence for Frank and Minerva Stilley, The Grove stands to this day pretty much as it did back then. Over the years it has gained quite a reputation, with many people regarding it as one of the most haunted houses in the Lone Star State.

It’s reportedly haunted by many spirits including a glowing white figure, believed to be the ghosts of the former owner Minerva Stilley. The Victims of the infamous Reconstrucion-era murders are said to haunt here too. In addition there have been many reports dating back over 100 years of paranormal activity in the house.

Learn more about the haunted Grove, Jefferson Texas

4. Bragg Road

Bragg Road Saratoga TX

Bragg Road, in Saratoga – perhaps the most well known of haunted roads in Texas. If you ask pretty much anyone in East Texas they will tell you the legend associated with Bragg Road.

The reports say that most nights you can see a flickering light in the distance as you drive down the old logging road. Known by locals as the Ghost Road Light (aka Big Thicket Light, Saratoga Light, and Bragg Road Light).

It is said that this is actually light coming from the lantern of a railroad worker who is still searching for his head after being decapitated by a train!

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Haunted Places in Central Texas

5. the magnolia hotel, 203 s crockett st, seguin, tx 78748.

The Haunted Magnolia Hotel in Seguin TX

Built in 1840, the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin is believed to be one of the most haunted hotels in Texas. Haunted by at least 13 spirits, the hotel is home to a wide array of paranormal occurrences. After restoration in 2013, activity apparently exploded, with common experiences such as doors slamming shut by unseen hands, unexplained shapes and figures appearing in photos, furniture moving on its own, disembodied voices, phantom footsteps, and more.

The hotel is constantly in demand by paranormal experts and ghost hunters nationwide. Having been featured on TV shows such as Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, Discovery Channel’s When Ghosts Attack, and Destination America’s Ghost Brother’s, it’s reputation as one of the most haunted locations in America continues to grow.

6. Littlefield House

302 w 24th st, austin, tx 78712.

The Haunted Littlefield House

The Littlefield Home looks like a beautiful fairy castle, but don’t let that fool you, it is reportedly one of the most haunted houses in Texas .

It is said to be haunted by Alice Littlefield, the former mistress of the house. It is said that she was insane and that she rarely left the house while she was alive, so it makes perfect sense that she has stuck around after her death.

She is often seen wandering around upstairs and people have also heard her playing the piano.

7. The Driskill

604 brazos st, austin, tx 78701.

The Haunted Driskill, Austin TX

Built in 1886 by Colonel Jesse Driskill, the now historic downtown Austin landmark is apparently home to its former owner. His presence making itself known to staff and guests by the unexplainable cigar smell coming from empty rooms.

As well as Driskill himself haunting the hotel, it is also home to the spirits of two brides who reportedly committed suicide in room 525, twenty years apart. Their presence is often felt in the room with an unneasy feeling and guests becoming overcome with sadness.

The apparition of a small girl holding flowers has also been seen throughout the hotel, mainly on the stairs but also in many other common areas.

Learn more about the haunted Driskill Hotel

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Haunted places in NORTH TEXAS

8. baker hotel, 200 e hubbard st, mineral wells, tx 76067.

The Haunted Baker Hotel & Spa, Mineral Wells TX

The Baker Hotel is currently closed (undergoing renovation), but the hauntings began long before the doors closed.

There are two main spirits that are blamed for the paranormal activity that is reported here and both have been spotted on a number of occasions.

The first is the ghost of a bloody nude woman up on the seventh floor who many people have suggested could be the mistress of the one-time manager of the hotel who is said to have jumped to her death from the balcony when she was no longer able to cope with the emotional turmoil that the affair caused.

The other spirit is apparently the ghost of a man who was killed when he was caught in the elevator door.

Read more about the haunted Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells TX

9. Haunted Hill House

501 ne 1st st, mineral wells, tx 76067.

Haunted Hill House, Mineral Wells TX

If you’re looking for evidence of the paranormal, then the sheer number and variety of the reports emanating from this house will leave you astounded. EVP’s are commonplace, the dark figure of a man known as the shadow man is also another common sighting.

The most unsettling of all the happenings here, however, is the sheer number of physical attacks people have reported – from being scratched and pushed, to even being bitten!

Simply put, this is one of the most haunted houses in Texas! If you want to experience a truly haunted location then this is it!

Many people have been so freaked out by the paranormal activity here, they’ve run out of the building never to return!

10. Old White Sanitarium

508 olen st, wichita falls, tx 76301.

White Sanitarium Wichita Falls

If you are a fan of the paranormal, then you already know that there are few things that are scarier than a creepy old abandoned asylum!

The White Sanitarium in Wichita Falls, Texas is certainly no exception to that rule. It has long been rumored that some very strange experiments conducted inside the asylum which could be the reason why it has become so haunted.

People who have visited the property say that they have heard screaming children, seen lights go on and off and even seen some ghosts sitting playing cards!

Apparently, the building has been purchased by a private individual who now lives there – what a brave soul! When it comes to real haunted houses in Texas, there’s surely none that can say they were once a haunted asylum too!

11. White Rock Lake, Dallas

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White Rock Lake in Dallas has a chilling history that whispers of ghostly encounters, particularly with the infamous Lady of the Lake.

This local legend has endured for generations, with many claiming to have seen her and even offered her a fateful ride. The lake’s dark past includes numerous murders and body dumps, with two suicides in 1935 and 1942 potentially linked to the mysterious lady’s identity.

The first sightings of the Lady of White Rock Lake date back to the 1930s, predominantly reported by local high school students.

Anne Clark, a local writer, published an account in 1943 of a young couple encountering the lady before she disappeared during their attempt to drive her home. Over the decades, similar stories have emerged, keeping this eerie legend alive.

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Though the authenticity of these tales is often debated, some reliable and trustworthy individuals have shared their personal experiences.

The Lady of White Rock Lake remains a spectral figure of Dallas’s past, refusing to fade away. Ghost hunts and events are available those brave enough to venture around the lake at night.

Haunted Places in West Texas

12. de soto hotel, 309 e mills ave, el paso, tx 79901.

The Haunted De Soto Hotel, El Paso

With a history dating back more than a hundred years, the De Soto has welcomed thousands of guests and staff over the years. Some of whom have chosen to stay behind after death.

Some of the reports eminating from this inconspicuous old building are rather terrifying. Common occurences include but aren’t limited to people being bitten, scratched, and touched in various rooms and areas around the hotel.

Paranormal investigators have captured many pieces of evidence on past investigations, documenting scratches and bite marks! Investigations have also thrown up a number of clear EVP’s, with what sounded like a demon answering questions on one particular investigation.

PLEASE NOTE: On Feb 4 2022, a devastating fire burned the building to the ground. It’s hopeful the building will be restored to once again welcome ghost hunters through its doors.

Learn more about the hauntings of the De Soto Hotel.

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13. Olde Park Hotel

107 s 6th st, ballinger, tx 76821.

The Haunted Olde Park Hotel, Ballinger

Built back in 1886 as a Cowboy lodgings, the Olde Park Hotel has had a number of uses in its history including as a schoolhouse, courthouse, brothel and bordello.

The activity and the experiences at this historic building are both vast and wide-ranging. Visitors to the Antique Store, have had conversations with women in “costume” who they thought worked there only for them to disappear! It’s believed they were the spirits of the working women from the time it was a whorehouse.

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14. presidio la bahia, 217 us-183, goliad, tx 77963.

The Haunted Presidio La Bahia, Goliad TX

The first stop on our tour of Texas ghost stories, leads us to Presidio La Bahia, in Goliad. Presidio La Bahia was founded back in 1721 and over the years there have been many Texas Revolution conflicts that have taken place at the fort including both the Battle of Goliad and the Goliad Massacre.

As you can probably imagine Presidio La Bahia has seen a great deal of death, so it is hardly a great surprise that it is regarded as having several ghosts. There is an abundance of spirits trapped here, some of them scared and hurt, but most of them angry!

There have been frequent reports that the cries and screams of injured soldiers can be heard coming from the fort at night and there have been reports of witnesses seeing the apparitions of soldiers as well.

Learn more about the haunted Presidio La Bahia, Goliad TX

15. Hotel Galvez

2024 seawall blvd, galveston, tx 77550.

The Haunted Hotel Galvez, Galveston TX

The Hotel Galvez is one of the oldest hotels on Galveston Island and it is also one of the most haunted locations in Texas.

Room 505, in particular, is said to be haunted and many guests cannot make it through the night due to feeling so uneasy in the room.

There is often an unexplained scent of Gardenias in the hotel which is said to signal the ghost’s presence. The spirit is known as ‘The Lovelorn Lady’ and she has been seen wandering the halls on the fifth floor of the hotel.

She died in the hotel after hanging herself when her husband died at sea.

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16. Yorktown Memorial Hospital

728 w main st, yorktown, tx 78164.

Haunted Yorktown Hospital, Yorktown TX

The hospital was built in the forties and remained open until 1988, but even before it closed its doors the staff, patients and visitors were reporting paranormal activity in the building, so imagine what it must be like now that it is abandoned!

One of the most well-known ghosts in residence is a man named TJ who died of a heroin overdose. He was dumped on the front step by his friends, but as they failed to ring the bell nobody discovered him until the next morning by which time he was already dead.

He is said to haunt the hospital but seems to be in good spirits as he tends to joke around with any of the ladies who enter the old hospital. He is particularly fond of pinching them on the butt!

It has also been claimed that if anyone with tattoos or body piercings enters the chapel then the spirits of the nuns who built and operated the hospital will choke or hit them for defiling their bodies.

The on-site caretaker has also described seeing black ‘shapes’ the size of a large dog, and a large man with glowing red eyes! These are just a small number of the many reports that have come from this extremely haunted building!

Learn more on the ghosts at the haunted Yorktown Hospital

17. Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio

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Particularly active floors include the 3rd, 7th, 9th, 11th, and 12th, where guests have witnessed strange occurrences such as wine bottles sliding off tables, toilet seats banging, and dark figures gliding through rooms. Elevators at the hotel also seem to have a mind of their own, repeatedly visiting floors without any apparent reason.

Built in 1924 in a Gothic style, the Emily Morgan Hotel was originally a medical center, complete with terra cotta gargoyles depicting various ailments. In 1976, the building was converted into an office space before being renovated in 1984 to become the hotel it is today.

The hotel’s name pays homage to Emily D. West, a servant woman known as Emily Morgan, who played a significant role in the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas War for Independence. Legend has it that Emily delayed Mexican General Santa Anna long enough for the Texas army to storm the camp and secure victory.

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