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The Alamo

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas
78205 USA

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San Antonio, TX is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, The Alamo. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

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 before Mexican troops under General Santa Anna defeated the Texas army garrisoned at the Alamo.  On March 6, the Mexican army attacked again, overrunning the mission and killing all defenders of the Alamo, including William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett.  Between 182 and 257, Texans died, and around 600 Mexicans were killed or wounded.  Several women, children, and slaves were released and told of the defeat. The Texans defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, ending the rebellion.

The Hauntings

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, did the City of San Antonio utilized the old mission as a police headquarters, the old barracks, and a jail.  Prisoners complained of paranormal activities. They described ghostly guards which marched up along the roof; dark figures roaming the corridors at night and the sounds of moaning that awoke the staff and the prisoners. Some guards refused to patrol when on the night shift. 

Today's visitors may see phantom 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. The spirits of a man and a young boy are seen on the roof of a building around sunrise. It is said they stand there for a moment, the man wraps his arm around the boys' shoulders and then they leap from the building.

This property has been featured on an episode of Haunted History.


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                Haunted History of Old San Antonio (Haunted America) by [Lauren M. Swartz, James A. Swartz]

 

 

 

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: May/07/2020
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