HAUNTED EAST TEXAS

HAUNTING AT THE EXCELSIOR

excelsior-jay-gould-roomJefferson, Texas- The Excelsior House was built in the 1850s, and has been in continuous operation ever since, making it the oldest hotel in East Texas according to the National Register of Historic Places. Over 160 years later, the history of the hotel has been steeped in mystery, and haunted happenings. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

THE HAUNTING OF PARKER CEMETERY

ParkerGrapeland, Texas- A good ghost story, whether read aloud or spun around a campfire, is always a little better at Halloween. In Texas, the ghost stories get better with age, through blending the diverse Texan cultures, tall tales, and timeless stories. Some of the haunted Texas legends are humorous, some are haunting, while others are terrifying. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

 

 

DEMONS ROAD

Demons RDHuntsville, Texas- Bowden Road, perhaps better known as    “Demon’s Road,” has a steady flow of reports regarding the experiences travelers claim to have while driving down the old dusty road. People that wander off down “Demons Road” tell tales of disturbing encounters, and an eerie feeling that sweeps over anyone who dares disrupt the spirits said to be lingering down the road. “Demon’s Road” leads to an old burial ground known as Martha’s Chapel Cemetery. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

 

 

HAUNTED JEFFERSON

excelsiorJefferson, Texas- Do you believe in ghosts? If not, a trip to Jefferson might just change your mind. Jefferson has been called the most haunted small town in Texas. Fans of the supernatural and strange and unusual should head to Jefferson this October and tour the boom and bust area, where old spirits wander and taunt those who disturb them. Some say some of the original residents of Jefferson are still living Deep in the Pineywoods town today. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

 

STAGECOACH ROAD

Stagecoach Road_Full Color_LOGOMarshall, Texas- Red dirt roads sprawl beneath the pine tree canvas of East Texas offering a slower pace, and are perfect for a scenic drive. But not every dirt road in the Pineywoods leads to mystery and folklore like one in particular just outside of Marshall, Texas. Stagecoach Road in Harrison County has been in use since the early 1800’s, and has been the source of many, many tales, racing heart beats, and chill bumps that will raise the hair on the back of your neck for decades among East Texans. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

GHOST INDIANS AND SPIRITS OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS WANDERING HOUSTON COUNTY

GlenwoodCrockett, Texas- The oldest county in Texas is believed to be hallowed ground where the spirits of Indians and Confederate soldiers roam freely. Neither the Indians nor Confederate soldiers were successful in their endeavors as they waged wars to preserve the ways of their people. Many believe the restless spirits wander the county in angst. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

 

 

aMULEts #2: Ghosts

NacNacogdoches, Texas- “Nacogdoches has a soul, a spirit, an atmosphere. She is no raw product of today or yesterday. There are ghosts on her streets. Perhaps you have never seen them; but they are there. And what a wonderfully picturesque, varied pageant they make!” >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

 

 

THE HAUNTING OF THE DOWNES-ALDRICH HOUSE

Downes AldrichCrockett, Texas- The historical Downes-Aldrich house in Crockett, Texas, circa 1891-1893, is considered to be one of the most beautiful homes in Houston County. The Eastlake Victorian style house was home to some of the first settlers in Crockett, who reportedly may not have fully vacated the premises. The majestic house is rich with history, and according to area residents the house is also rich with a persistent presence. No one knows for sure to whom the spirit belongs, but it is believed to most likely be a former inhabitant of the house. >>CONTINUE>>

 

 

 

 

HAUNTING OF THE OLD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Old memorial Wheel ChairPalestine, Texas-  The old Memorial Hospital in Palestine appears to be little more than a dilapidating building these days, but was once a busy medical center, where area residents sought care, worked, or visited loved ones. Locals also say the basement of the building was once the city morgue, where bodies were stored until either identified or claimed. >>CONTINUE>>

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