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5 of the Most Haunted in Texas USA: Phantoms of the Lone Star State!
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The phantoms of five of the most haunted places in Texas are eager to tell their spooky stories. Here are our spine-chilling picks from the Lone Star State!

The Alamo

San Antonio, TX 

Haunted The Alamo

The Alamo was one of the most epic battles fought in the history of Texas and the United States in 1836. The siege lasted 13 days killing between 182 and 257 Texans, including William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett.  600 Mexicans were killed or wounded. Most of the ground that makes up Alamo Plaza today was used as a cemetery between the years of 1724 and 1793. It is estimated that about a thousand people were buried here. After the battle, most of those who died were also buried in the area.

Stories of apparitions go back to just weeks after the battle. Years later, the City of San Antonio utilized the old mission as a police headquarters, the old barracks, and a jail.  Prisoners complained of incredible supernatural activity. They depicted ghostly guards that would be seen marching up along the roof. They also reported dark figures lurking the corridors and night. Chillingly, they would also hear the disembodied sounds of moaning, loud enough to awaken the staff and the prisoners. The hauntings were so intense that the guards often refused to patrol when on the night shift. Today, the spectral activity is no less forgiving. Visitors may see phantoms of soldiers coming through its roof and walls.  A ghostly guard has been reported standing on top of one of the Alamo buildings, especially on dark and stormy nights. A ghost, widely believed to be a Mexican soldier is often seen pacing the grounds with hands clasped behind his back and head held low.

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Hotel Paso Del Norte (Camino Real Hotel)

El Paso, Texas 

Haunted Hotel Paso del Norte (Camino Real Hotel)

The historic Real Hotel, originally known as the Hotel Paso del Norte, first opened in 1912. It has hosted many dignitaries over the decades. The hotel also has ties to Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution, and many would watch the war from the highest floors of the hotel.  

The Paso Del Norte Hotel has inherited many ghost stories throughout the years. One of the most famous stories is that of a bride who was left at the altar after her fiancé ran off with her bridesmaid. So incredibly distraught by the betrayal, she committed suicide by throwing herself from the hotel. The legend tells us of her ghost still wanders the hotel, even to this day, wearing the white garment that she wore as a bride. She is always seen with a melancholy expression, often spotted in the basement of the hotel.  Many of the phantoms from Pancho Villa's army have been spotted on the top floors of the hotel, reenacting those troubled and violent times.     

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Baker Hotel

Mineral Wells, TX 

Haunted Baker Hotel

Opened just a few weeks after the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression, the once-luxurious Baker is a relic of Mineral Wells' past as a resort destination. Time was cruel with this once-majestic hotel, and it fell into deterioration landing on the auction block. Fortunately, a team of investors saw the historical value of restoring this glorious property. It is scheduled to be opened in 2022.

It is said that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow haunt the Baker Hotel. History tells us that Bonnie and Clyde stayed at the Baker for several nights during their crime spree in Texas. Their presence is felt in two specific areas of the hotel, the Brazos Room and the Ballroom. The hotel, when it was active, displayed a poem that Bonnie wrote for Clyde and Bonnie's 38 Revolver.  A video actually caught a female, resembling Bonnie. She is wearing a long old-fashioned gown walking from one pillar to the next. A porter who worked there during the 1950s and 1960's witnessed the ghost of the woman on the seventh floor, seen bloody and naked. She may have been the mistress of the hotel manager. When she became upset about the affair she jumped from the top of the building to her death. It is said her room was on the southeast corner of the seventh floor but the date of the incident has not been verified. People have reported smelling her perfume and her spirit is said to be quite flirtatious with men.   

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Old Lavaca Jail

Hallettsville, TX 

Haunted Old Lavaca Jail

A block away from the old town square in Hallettsville, Texas, in the shadows of the historical and magnificent courthouse, sits the old Lavaca County Jail. Opening its operation in 1885, Lavaca Jail is considered the second-longest continuously operating jail in Texas, showcasing the evolution of jail technology. The jail also had its share of darkness, housing the most violent criminals including murderers. There were also many hangings, suicides, and bad things that happened here.

This property if filled with supernatural energy! The spectral evidence has been verified by audio and video data. There is banging of cell doors, ongoing distant conversations, shadows, whispers, laughter, and occasional physical contact. Some of the staff and even paranormal investigators have been pushed and shoved down the stairs.  Others have had their hair pulled, or poked. One of the lingering souls has been identified as Gregory Ray Hights. He was sentenced to 99 years for the brutal murder of his wife, Laura. His cell was #2. Not wanting to face what he had done, or his sentence, Gregory Hights took his own life, by hanging himself with his bedsheets on the shower bar in his cell. He was only 16 years old. His story has been told by him. Yes, his voice has been captured by EVPs (digital voice recordings.) 

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Menger Hotel

San Antonio, TX 

Haunted Menger Hotel

Opened by William Menger on February 1, 1859, it is one of the best known and oldest hotels in Texas. It was declared to be the finest hotel west of the Mississippi River.  Notables that have stayed here include Sam Houston, Generals Lee and Grant, and Presidents McKinley, Taft, Eisenhower, Teddy & Franklin Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, and Mae West.

The hauntings are beyond intensive. They are almost classical. With this small introduction, we cannot present them all. But we do cover most of them in the ARTICLE we wrote about the incredible hotel. But here are some… The most prominent phantom here is President Teddy Roosevelt, due to his favoring of the work that he executed here.  Over the years, Roosevelt has reportedly been seen having a drink at the dark little barroom off the main lobby. In fact, he is not alone! The spirits of some of the Rough Riders he recruited have also been seen here.  Another spectral being is that of a woman called Sallie White, who was a chambermaid that worked at the hotel. She also sustained fatal injuries here by her husband. Her apparition is seen performing her duties within the Victorian wing of the hotel. She wears an old long gray skirt and a bandana around her forehead, the common uniform of a matron in that era. She normally appears after dusk, seen walking along the hotel hallways, carrying a load of clean towels for her guests. Another ghost is that of Captain Richard King, an owner of the largest ranches in the work, back then, called The King Ranch. He was a frequent guest at the Menger, having a personal suite within the hotel reserved for him. After his terminal illness was revealed to him, he spent his last few months here at the Menger. He is often seen entering his old room, going right through the wall where the door was once located, a sign of residual energy.

Discover more about this property by reading the details in our extended listing HERE.      

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More reads about Haunted Texas...


Haunted Places and Ghost Sightings Across Texas: Stories from the pages of Texas newspapers and paranormal experts Paperback – October 26, 2018 by Kari Lynn Collins (Author), Kevin Slimp (Author)     Haunted Texas: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends Paperback – June 1, 2017 by Scott Williams (Author), Donna Ingham (Author)     Ghosthunting Texas (America's Haunted Road Trip) Paperback – September 29, 2009 by April Slaughter  (Author)


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