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Ghosts In Texas

Updated on June 28, 2013
The Alamo is said to be one of the most haunted places in Texas.
The Alamo is said to be one of the most haunted places in Texas.
The ghost crossing is near the corners of Shane and Villamain streets in the southeast side of San Antonio.
The ghost crossing is near the corners of Shane and Villamain streets in the southeast side of San Antonio.

The Ghosts and Legends of San Antonio

It is reported that San Antonio is home to quite a few ghost and ghost stories of San Antonio have been told for hundreds of years now. One of the more famous hauntings is the haunted railroad tracks near loop 410 in southeast San Antonio.

It was in the 1940s that a school bus full of children stalled on the train tracks and a fast moving freight train came down the tracks and killed every child on the bus. Ghosts from those children killed by the train on the train tracks are said to still haunt the crossing and people over the years have heard children screaming and pleas for help coming from the area where the train hit the school bus.

The Black Swan Inn on Holbrook Road in San Antonio is said to be haunted by the spirits of Native Americans that used to live where the Black Swan Inn now stands. Many people claim there is a American Indian burial ground under the Black Swan Inn.

People who have stayed at the Black Swan Inn claim to hear strange chanting coming from the walls and from under the beds and complain but the source of the chanting can never be found. People dressed like Native Americans have been reported by people over the years inside of peoples rooms. They claim the people dressed like Native Americans just appear in the rooms with them only to disappear as fast as they appear.

The Chupacabra has been reported in San Antonio for well over two hundred years. It is said to kill animals and suck the blood from them and some people have made the claim that the Chupacabra is stalking them.

The Alamo was a place of great tragedy and where great tragedy occurs you often have paranormal activity.
The Alamo was a place of great tragedy and where great tragedy occurs you often have paranormal activity.

Ghosts of the Alamo

Many people who visit the Alamo say that they can feel that something is not quite right. Some people over the years have claimed they can feel the ghosts of the people killed at the Alamo around them and when I visited the Alamo I felt the hair stand up on the back of my neck.

Such great men as William Travis , Davy Crockett , and Jim Bowie all died during the thirteen day battle of the Alamo. 182 Texans and 500 Mexicans died at the battle of the Alamo and almost as soon as the battle was over a paranormal event happened. General Santa Ana gave orders that the Alamo was to be torn down brick by brick and that not two bricks were to remain atop one another but a group of Mexican soldiers sent to tear down the Alamo were attacked by a group of screaming ghosts and they fled the area.

A few days later a second group of Mexican soldiers sent to tear down the Alamo claimed that they were attacked by William Travis and a large group of Texans. But by this time the Texans including William Travis had been cremated.

Over the years people have told of seeing people appear and disappear when they visited the Alamo. Some people have made the claim that they saw a priest all dressed in black hurrying along and then disappearing into a wall of the Alamo.

Some Security Guards over the years have claimed to smell gunpowder and fire and to hear the sounds of battle only when they went and searched no one could be found that was making the sound and no sign of a fire is ever found.

People on tours in the Alamo often claim to see people that aren't really there. And it's a well known fact that anywhere that has had a lot of tragedy occur has a high level of paranormal activity. So if you ever get a chance visit the Alamo and if your just lucky you might just catch a glimpse of a ghost or two.

The Baker Hotel in Mineral Springs Texas
The Baker Hotel in Mineral Springs Texas

The Haunted Baker Hotel In Mineral Springs Texas

A shaggy dog , a woman who leaped to her death from the seventh floor , and various other people are all said to haunt the Baker Hotel in Mineral Springs Texas. People quite often claim to hear the sound of a lady in high heels walking across the hotel lobby.

Some people in the buildings that face the hotel have many times over the years seen a woman in a blue dress jump from the seventh floor but she can never be seen on the ground.

And one of the stranger paranormal activities going on is people quite often see a large shaggy dog running up or down the steps. People have also seen the dog on various floors of the hotel.

People who have slept in the Baker Hotel have reported that something or someone has jerked the cover off of them or tossed the peoples clothes around in the night. On the seventh floor a lady dressed in blue walks in and sets down on peoples bed sides only to vanish when they wake up.

So yes I think you can say that the Baker Hotel has its share of ghosts and paranormal activity.

Texas is a hot bed of paranormal activity.
Texas is a hot bed of paranormal activity.

Haunted Places In Texas, Ghost Stories of Texas

Near Alexander Texas a headless ghost of a woman is said to wander around looking for her baby that was carried off by Indians while her husband was gone hunting.

In Allen Texas the football stadium is said to be haunted by the ghost of a football player who got killed the night before the last game of the year. And its said that the football player died 65 years ago.

In El Paso and across the river in Mexico its said that you will often see the ghost of a dead man riding a ghostly horse with bright red eyes. Its claimed that the mans head hangs from a rawhide string from his saddle.

The Concordia Cemetery in El Paso is said to be the home to a lot of ghost children. There was a large number of children buried in the cemetery that died from smallpox.

In Fabens Texas a Spanish man all dressed in white is said to run out into traffic. People have often reported to the police that they have hit something but nothing is ever found.

In Fort Hood Texas there are reports of many ghosts including the ghost of a very sad looking young man in army uniform who tries to get a ride down the road to the base but he always vanishes as soon as he gets in peoples cars.

Galveston Texas and the sea wall area is said to be haunted by the people who died in the hurricane of 1900. A woman in a bright red dress is often seen walking along the top of the sea wall but when you approach her she always vanishes.

In Granbury Texas people often claim to see Native Americans on horseback and a American Indian is often seen on horseback crying and staring at people. If you try to talk to him he vanishes.

In Houston Texas its namesake Sam Houston is seen several places around town. Many people over the years tell of seeing him hurrying along walking in the downtown area.

The Jefferson Davis Hospital in Houston is said to be a spooky hot bed of paranormal activity. It is said that the hospital was built on top of the graves of 3000 Confederate dead.

In Huntsville at the prison its said that the ghosts of many who were killed by the state on death row still wander the prison and the grounds. Guards it is said have quite often chased men who ran straight into walls. Other guards have left refusing to ever work there again because of the things they had seen there in the prison.

And those are some of the reported ghost sightings in Texas. Do you know a Texas Ghost Story why not share it with us below in the comments section. And thanks for taking the time to read my Hub Page.

(C) August 2010 by Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost
(C) August 2010 by Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost

So what do you think of the Ghosts of Texas? Post your own Ghost Stories from Texas below in the comment section.

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      5 years ago

      Hello Austinstar, your story is very interesting I live in San Antonio Tx my husband and I do some paranormal investigating in our spare time we would love to go out to your place to check it out and would love for you to participate along with us! If interested you can email me @ my name is Jo by the way....hope to hear from you soon & god bless

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      6 years ago from San Antonio, TX

      Wow great illustration in how you presented. I live in SA and know for a fact that there are at least 3 very active historic spots on houston street the Majestic Theater, Childrens Museum and of course the alamo :) Let me know if you plan to investigate I will be doing so next week

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      7 years ago from lancashire, england, uk

      wish i lived closer by a few thousand miles, would love to accompany your outings! xx

    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      Thanks everyone for the great comments about Ghosts in Texas. If you have a Ghost Story about Texas feel free to post it.

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      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      wooooow - Love your work...spooky

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      8 years ago from NE Ohio

      Very cool. Thanks.


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      8 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      I live in the hill country and one day out of the blue, someone drove into my driveway looking for "Indian burial mounds". He had heard that my property was haunted. We've lived here nearly 20 years and though we do have 3 or 4 "mounds", we thought they were just old trash heaps. Then I read the history of the area and these heaps could indeed by "burial mounds". The outlaw Sam Bass is said to haunt the area as well. My neighbor has found what she terms a "ghost spot" where she says many spirits wander under a group of old Oak trees down by our creek. We have appropriately located our pet cemetery down there. We have photographed "orbs" in the area, but have had no specific ghostly encounters.

      I have seen the ghost lights in both Marfa and East Texas. They are quite spooky!

      You're right. I think all of Texas is haunted by something or another.

      Nice hub.


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