Texas has a rich history influenced by the diverse cultures and countries that shaped both the spirit and if many are to be believed, the “spirits” of our great state. Whether stately hotels, sanitariums, or shot-gun shacks, there are many locales known more for those who stayed well beyond their welcome and their lives. Below is but a glimpse of the many ghostly locales.
This spot known for exceptional diving has claimed many victims over the years. Stories abound of those left behind in the underwater caverns.
This spirited house seems to be host a few extra spirits though seemingly friendly ones. Maybe ghosts can still imbibe?
A sad tale of a local woman has created a legend that keeps many locals away from this north San Antonio bridge.
A truly spooky legend centering on the victims of a traveling salesman’s poisonous “cures” to the ongoing smallpox epidemic.
Locals and travelers alike avoid this dark and lonely drive for fear of a witch’s curse.
The colorful past of this hotel/brothel provides equally colorful tales for its present visitors.
For a few chills with your catfish, this restaurant may be right up your alley.
The calm waters of this lake morph to creepy as the sun goes down. The water spirits come to life hunting for fresh victims… or so the legend goes.
A hot spot for psychics and ghost hunters, this cemetery seemingly hosts far more than the earthly remains of its inhabitants.
No self-respecting lover of the unknown doesn’t know of the mysterious lights hovering over Marfa. UFO? Other worldly maneuvers? Imagination? All of these have been referenced in many a discussion.
The oldest building in downtown Houston is bound to host a lot of great stories if not spirits. Bartenders and guests think this bar has both.
Your mother told you never to pick up a hitchhiker. Well, if you find yourself on Patterson Road in Houston, make sure you listen as there may be a ghostly figure trying to hitch a ride.
Now decommissioned, the Lexington survived several crucial battles of WWII. It sounds like there may be a few still fighting.
Home to the Goliad massacre in Texas Revolution, it’s not surprising that this finds its way onto our list.
Did you see any of your favorite haunts? Share with us where you go in Texas to get goosebumps.