Haunting at the Excelsior

jay-gouldJefferson, 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 … Read More

Stagecoach Road

A Dusty Trail of Legends and Haunts

By Dana Goolsby

MARSHALL- 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 Read More

Ghost Indians and Spirits of Confederate Soldiers Wandering Houston County

Ghost Indians and Spirits of Confederate Soldiers Wandering Houston County

By Dana Goolsby

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 … Read More

Plunder In The Pines

Plunder In The Pines

East Texas is full of legends, mysteries, and folklore. Just beneath the surface of the Pineywoods, buried treasure is said to be scattered. There may not have been pirates roaming about the region, but over the years plenty of booty was left behind in East Texas.… Read More

The Haunting of Parker Cemetery

Grapeland, 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. … Read More