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TX Alamo Classic Car Museum & Bikes, N. of San Antonio (I-35) TX.
TX Albany , TX
TX Atlanta, TX
TX Bangs, TX
TX Bayou Bob's Rattlesnake Ranch, I-20 near Weastherford, TX
TX Beer Can House, Houston TX More Info
TX Beverly Hills, TX
TX Blueberry T.W.O. Campground, Avinger, TX
TX Big Texas Steak Ranch ( 72 ounce, eat it all it is free )Amarillo, TX
TX Buckhorn Hall of Fame ( dedicated to animal horns including a 4,000 pound chandelier from 4000 deer antlers, Lone Star Brewery, San Antonio, TX
TX Buddha, TX
TX Buddy Holly Statue, Lubbock, TX
TX Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX
TX Gage Hotel in Marathon, TX . Opened 1927 More Info
TX Carl's Corner, weird place, signs and dancing frogs on roof of gas station, Carl's corner, TX
TX Chester Nimitz Museum Building, neat building, Fredricksburg, TX
TX China, TX
TX Coke, TX
TX Crockett Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Built 1909. TX
TX Cut and Shoot, TX
TX Deaf Smith, TX                                                                                                      TX Giant X Mas Tree made from deer horns, Junction, TX
TX Devil's Rope Museum.  Great western museum as well as Rt 66.  Worth a quick stop.  Mclean,TX
TX Eiffel Tower, Paris, TX
TX  Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Built in 1920's  More Info
TX Dan Blocker ( Hoss Cartright ) Memorial Head, O'Donnell, TX.
TX Easter Egg Motel, great place to also stay, Terlingua, TX                                          TX Frontier Times Museum, Bandera, TX.  Lots of wierd stuff
TX Gene Cockrell's Roadside Sculptures, Canadian,TX
TX The Giant Art Guys, 14 feet, infront of Union Motor Company at the corner of Shepherd and 22nd Street, Houston, TX
TX Giant Pair of Legs, between Amarillo & Canyon, TX

TX Giant Rocking Chair, outside the Mexican Rocker Cafe, New Braufels, TX                 TX Giant Shovel, outside the Lonestar Brewery, San Antonio, TX
TX Giant Strawberry, Poteet,TX numerous giant strawbeeries so look around
TX Ghost town of Vega as well as the olf Vega Motel, TX
TX Grave of Tripod the Dog, 3 legged mascot at Sam houston State U.  buried in center of campus, Huntsville, TX
TX Gun Barrel City, TX
TX Gruene Hall, Texas' oldest Dance Hall (built in 1880's), Gruene, TX
TX Highest point on Texas highways (summit of Mt. Locke, 6791 feet) -
there is a sign at this location that says so.
TX Largest Cross in W Hemisphere, 190', outside Groom, TX
TX Leaning Water Tower across highway from Cross
TX Latin Town of "Nemo, TX".
TX Literary Town of Ramirez, TX.
TX Literary Town of Tarzan, TX
TX Los Ebanos Ferry, only existing hand powered ferry, USA to Mexico, Mission TX TX Marfa ghost lights, Marfa, TX  More info
TX Mission Control, Houston , TX
TX Moola the Cow, Stephenville, TX
TX Oatmeal Water Tower, Oatmeal, TX
TX Old Rip the Toad, buried alive for 31 yr. and lived,Eastland TX
TX Paisano Pete, 20'11" Roadrunner, Fort Stockton, TX
TX Popeye Statue, Crystal City,TX
TX Salt Palace, built from salt, Grand Saline, TX
TX Second deepest canyon in the N. America, Palo Duro Canyon,
TX  Sierra de Cristo Rey, Christ of the Rockies, El paso, TX  More Info
TX Statue of Bob Willis, Texas Playboys, Turkey Texas
The Starlight Theater in the "ghost town" of Terlingua, Texas (near Big
Bend National Park).  For more info
TX Stonehenge in the Hills, 2 miles W of Hunt on FM 1340, Ingran County ,TX
TX Stop Again Service Station, Texarkana , Texas HIGHWAY 76 W.
TX Tex the giant Cowboy, Canyon, TX
TX The beer-drinking goat at the general store in Lajitas, Texas. See This Link
TX The Blarney Stone, Shamrock, TX  For more info
TX The Central Texas Museum of Automotive History in Rosanky, Texas.
The museum is located on State Highway 304 about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Farm to Market Road 535.
TX The Pate Museum of Transportation, Cresson TX  More Info
TX  There is a Seminole Indian Scout cemetery, Bracketville, TX  More Info
TX The wall outside the Study Butte mall, Study Butte, Texas. Local
businesses and artesans paint their ads on individual cinder blocks.
TX Town of Adrian, which claims itself to be the exact center of Route 66, TX Look for the sign.
TX Town of Luckenbach, TX.  Town is just a neat place out of the way and a little hard to find.  Made famous by the song by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.   Town in it's entirety was bought by Hondo Crounch in 1970.  You go there and figure that one out.
TX Twin Butts, TX
TX Wink Sink Hole ("Kermit Crater") half way between Kermit & Wink, TX
TX World's Largest Fire Hydrant,the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont, TX. More Info
TX World's Largest Jackrabbit,Odessa, TX
TX World's Largest Killer Bee, Hidalgo, TX  More Info
TX World's Largest Mule ( 22' high, 17' long ) Muleshoe Heritage Center, off US 84, Bailey County                                                                                                              TX World's Largest Peanut, actually second largest to the GA peanut, Parsall, TX            TX World's Largest Pecan, Sequin, TX
TX World's Largest Road Runner,Ft. Stockton, TX                                                        TX World's Largest Rattlesnake, Freer, TX
TX Weathered Town of Cyclone TX.
TX Wink, TX

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Haunted Places

 

Austin - Driskill Hotel - the top floor is haunted by a playful ghost.

Austin  - Littlefield Home - the ghost of it's former owners still haunt this house.

Dallas - Snuffers Restaurant - numerous people have seen this unidentified ghost.

San Antonio - Brooks House - a ghost that smokes a pipe haunts this home.

San Antionio - Haunted R R Crossing. The Haunted railroad tracks (RR crossing at the corners of Shane and Villamain Roads, just off of SE Loop 410). Ok, here's the story as I have gathered it from various people. A long time ago (and nobody seems to agree on how long ago) a busload of kids had a collison with a train as they tried to cross the tracks. They story is now, that if you stop your car on the eastern side of the tracks (on Shane road facing Villamain), and leave it in neutral, the ghosts of the children will push you across the tracks. The legend goes even further saying that if you cover your car with powder or flour, you will see the handprints of the children afterwards

Waxahachie - The Catfish Plantation - supposed to be haunted by three ghosts.  Waitresses and customers are always reporting strange things that happen--rude patrons having plates dumped on them, cold spots in the bathroom.  Pictures have been taken that show a slender young woman in outline form.  One is a farmer, one is an old woman who lived there,  and one is a young girl who was murdered on her wedding day in the house.  Supposedly a burglar attempted to burglarize the safe one night and seemed to leave in a hurry.

Anson -  Anson Lights - The story was covered by the television series Unsolved Mysteries about a year ago. Many residents from Anson and the near town of Abilene have gone to witness these phenomenal lights.  My own father and sister witnessed these lights.  The cemetery is located going towards the country.  The lights are viewed by driving down the dirt farm road equivalent of about a half mile or more.   As you drive closer to the cemetery towards the lights they disappear.  As for the actual story for this occurrence, is unsolved.  Local myth says that this light is the ghost of a mother carrying a lantern looking for her missing child.  The child had left the house on cold winter day and was lost and froze to death.  The mother's spirit still searches for her child.

San Antonio - Victoria's Black Swan Inn - There have been numerous ghostly experiences.

San Antonio Camberly Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Hotel site back to 1837,
present hotel completed in 1909.  More Info

San Antonio Crockett Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Built 1909. 

San Antonio  Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX. Built 1859. Near Alamo. More Info

San Antonio - Shane and Villamain Roads - the spirits of children who were killed in a bus accident at the intersection push one's car off the tracks.  This has been documents on film.  Put your car in neutral and the cars will roll up hill and over the tracks.

San Antonio - Menger Hotel - haunted by the spirit of a chambermaid who was killed there by her husband.

San Antonio - Institute of Texas Culture - There are stories of pipe smoke (unexplained) being smelled there, footsteps near the audio/visual room, rearranged books in library, back of 1898 glass hearst being opened and other activity around it.

San Antonio Victoria's Black Swan Inn, San Antonio, TX. Built 1901. More Info

Galveston - UTMB campus -  The side of one of the buildings on the UTMB campus,
"Big Red" has been rumoured to be haunted for years.  People have made claims regarding seeing a face on the side of this building, which was on the Island before the 1900 storm, that it is considered local tradition, and the story is found on the back of postcards.

Houston - Ale House Pub and Eatery -  There have been numerous sightings and mischief here. beer mug's go sailing across the room, food plates being flipped up for no apparent reason. Customer's getting hit with thing's, one so bad that he files a lawsuit against the pub stating they were responsible for his injuries (of course it was thrown out).

Sealy - Sealy High School - sounds of walking and doors opening and closing on the second floor, elevator operating by itself.

San Antonio - The Alamo - Cold spots and a feeling of melancholy can be felt throughout the Fort. 189 Alamo defenders and at least 1200 Mexican soldiers fought and died here in San Antonio,many without the benefit of a proper burial leaving alot of lost souls in search of a eternal resting place,thus making San Antonio one of the most haunted cities in America.

Houston - The old Downtown Libary Building  - is said to have a ghost that plays a violin in the dead of night. Some say its the sprit of one of the old maintance man that worked there in the 20's & 30's.

Houston - The Wunche Bros Cafe -   In Spring, TX.  Spring is really a portion of Houston on its north side.   The building has served many purposes including rail station, brothel and restaurant. Many have seen an apparition of "Old Man Wunche" on the upstairs balcony.  Several waitresses claimed to have seen him.

Crosby - The Town of Crosby - This haunted neighborhood has been written about in the novel, "The Black Hope Horror".  The neighborhood was constructed over an old slave cemetary and many of the residents were terrorized by the angry spirits that dwelled below. No one had a clue as to what was causing it until a couple, while digging a swimming pool, unearthed the remains of a couple who had been buried in their backyard. It is a story that is very similar to the movie "Poltergeist", but it is frighteningly real. Most of the activity is centered at the east end of Poppets Way and the side street that connects at the east end. According to the book, people would rent a house on the street and abruptly leave within a month...and this was a very regular occurence.

College Station - The Campus of Texas A&M University  - contains an Agriculture building that has a haunted elevator.  Supposedly, the ghost involves the victim of a murder.

San Antonio - The Menger Hotel - The bar where the cafe is now is haunted by T. Roosevelt Ruff Riders.  Also people have know to leave in the middle of night after seeing Mr. King in the King's Ranch Room where he pasted away.

San Antonio - Commanche Look-out Hill  - Sourses say they have seen ghost of the men that were stationed at the fort.   They also have reported that they have seen indians there.

San Angelo - Angelo State University - The housing office and surrounding building is haunted by the spirit of a young co-ed who was murdered there in the 1970's by an ROTC cadet.  He apparently was infatuated with her and went into a murderous rage when she refused his advances.

El Paso - La Hacienda Restaraunt - This restaraunt is on the riverbanks of the Rio Grande which separates El Paso, Texas from Juarez, Mexico. It is said that on certain nights the apparition of a woman can be seen walking near the restaraunt weeping loudly and asking for her children who have drowned in the river.

San Antonio - North Star Mall - Shadows that walk by and if you work there you will here your name whispered.

El Paso - Transmountain Road - There have been many reports of a monk and his donkey walking this road, which runs through the Franklin Mountains of El Paso, causing many car accidents. It is said he is protecting a lost goldmine where Spanish missionaries had a large fortune.  The University of Texas at El Paso confirms that this goldmine did in fact exist...but it's archaeological department has had no luck in finding it.

Jefferson -  Hotel Jefferson -   is occupied by a few ghosts.   A maid has claimed to hear voices coming out of room 19 when not occupied.  Some occupants had been known not to stay in room 19 due to the feeling of being watched.

Brownsville - University of Texas - Used to be Fort Brown and soldiers march and do their drills at night.

San Antonio - Old Onion House - Said to be haunted by ghosts of people that used to live there by the last name of onion.

Beaumont  - Saratoga Road - Hundreds of people have witnessed a ghostly light that appears and  hovers, then zooms past and even has sat on the hoods of cars. This story is so amazing because so many people have witnessed it and it can be viewed with almost a 100% probability of appearance.

Dallas - The Lady of the Lake - or White Lady has been seen here and on the road by the lake - dressed in a 1920's evening gown and soaking wet - she asks drivers for a ride to a house on Gaston  Ave where she disappears leaving nothing but a wet stain on the seat.  The story is that she was the daughter of a wealthy family in the 1920's.  She was on her way home from a ball when her car wrecked in the lake - she drowned, but the others lived.

LaGrange - Old LaGrange High School - Rosa Mieneke, a teacher haunts the second floor of the school.  Books fly across the room, papers tear themselves in half, footsteps can be heard by teachers at night on the stairs, a woman's voice can be heard in the dead of the night.

Houston - Hogg Middle School -   In the mid 30's or 40's a famous gangster of the Heights Area was dug up and hung up on the flag pole as a practical joke. Janitors and Late Night Libarians have said to seen and heard his shadows and footsteps.

Brownsville - University of Texas -    Was known as Ft. Brown during and after the Civil War.  It was occupied by both Union and Confederate troops.  It's haunted by soldiers, horses, cavalry officers, etc. The buildings that house the University are historical monuments.   Sightings and sounds have been experienced in almost every building on campus.

Fort Bliss - Building 4 - Many current and former members of the U.S. Army and Department of the Army civilian employees confirm stories of strange activities in one of the oldest remaining buildings on the Military  Installation. One tale tells of an old Army Cavalry soldier seen in the upstairs window  of the building on several occasions. Others tell of similar situations in which  men and women are seen roaming the halls of the now unoccupied building. Building 4 was  once used as a secondary morgue to hold the  bodies of slain soldiers.

Wichita Falls - White Sanitarium - It is said that if you go in there that you will see ghosts playing cards.

Saratoga - Bragg Road - This is a road near Saratoga where a mysterious light hovered, sped away from or toward drivers or followed drivers.  Some said it was the light from a lantern that belonged to the ghost of a railroad man who was accidently killed on nearby railroad tracks.

Kingsville-Texas A&M University
Apparitions have been seen by numerous people. Cold spots and feelings of being watched in Lewis and Turner Dormitory Hall.  Said to be haunted by male student who committed suicide (Turner Hall) and a female student who did the same in Lewis Hall.

El Paso-
The area around El Paso is supposedly home to "El Muerto," meaning "the dead one" or "the dead man."  This is a common Mexican tale of a beheaded man who rides his horse through the desert with his head either carried in his lap, or hung on a rawhide thong from the saddle.  "El Muerto" can also be found basically anywhere in West Texas/South-East New Mexico/Northern Chihuahua Mexico.

San Antonio-Stinson Field Cemetery and the Stinson Field ghost--
It is said that the cemetery next to Stinson Municipal Airport (formerly Stinson Field) is haunted by blue lights over certain graves at night, which are in fact visible from the road when you're driving by. One of the old hangars at the Airport itself is also haunted, presumably by a man who was killed while starting his plane...  though it's a condemned hangar used for long term storage only. Both of these, interestingly enough, are on the way to the Ghost Tracks of Shane and Villamin roads..

San Antonio-San Jose and San Jacinto missions
Sporadic reports of cold spots in summer, raps, and knocks. Although some of the missions are still active, there have been reports of low chanting and mumbling from empty rooms.

Boerne
In the public library there is a ghost, many feel it when inside, if you drive by late at night you can see lights in the building going on and off.

San Angelo-  ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU)
Ninth floor of the girls high rise dorm is haunted by a college F/ student who was killed.   She is a very nice ghost.

Arlington-Six Flags Over Texas
In the Texas section next to the entrance of the "Texas Giant" is a yellow candy store. It is the oldest building in the park. It was said that in the early 1900's a young girl  (8 or so) drowned in Johnsons Creek. She supposedly can be seen walking the railroad tracks or in her room in the yellow house turning the light on and off or opening the curtain and then closing it. Security guards at night also have problems locking the upstairs door because "ANNIE" feels playful.

Springtown-Springtown Cemetery
It is said that there is a glowing tombstone there. It came on the news one night and reported about the glowing tombstone and the ghost of a woman walking around her grave.

Dallas
in the suburb of Oak Cliff. This is about a little girl in a bike that haunts a street called Combs Creek by the railroad tracks. The story is that a little girl was riding her bike on the railroad and supposedly she got stuck and got run over by the train and now she haunts this little deserted street by the railroads.

Stanton-St. Joseph Convent
Supposedly haunted by weeping nuns.

Houston-
The Spaghetti Warehouse Downtown is haunted in the cellar or basement and waitresses are scared to death to go do to store things alone.

Harlingen-Harlingen Insane Asylum-
Towards Brownsville. This place was used a while ago but is now disserted. Supposedly, if you go there at night you can hear people screaming and people walking around at night. Many people had died there so maybe its there ghosts walking around.

Scottsville-Scottsville Cemetery-
This cemetery dates from before Texas was a state.  The haunting is actually on the grounds bordering the west of the cemetery and church.  There is a covered spring house at the foot of a hill just outside the fenced off area leading to the cemetery parking lot.  Stairs lead up the hill from the spring house to the top, where a large, two story house once stood. This house burned in the 50's, but was reputed to be haunted.  Old-timers told of standing outside in their youth and listening to voices and furniture being moved in the empty rooms inside. Youths of today say that if you stand at the top of the stairs, you can hear a woman weeping several hundred feet away, down at the spring house.

Dallas- Flag Pole Hill Ghost/Witches-
Near Flag Pole Hill on Northwest highway.  There is a narrow horse-shoe shaped road with lots of trees; a few obscured houses in between.  Once you start down this narrow road, you must continue . No place to turn around.  There are devil worshippers here.  Mysterious events such as rocks flying from impossible angles towards cars; sudden unforeseen vehicular body damage, etc, have occurred.  The local police department will verify this as far back as 1976. Do not drive down at night.

Fort Bliss- MacGregor Range Asa P. Grey Recreation Center, "Tumbleweed Tavern".  Old stage is haunted with a feeling of desertion, clicking and unexplainable noises in the night. Many soldiers and visitors have died on the shooting ranges and adjacent trails.  Come visit the tavern any evening, bring cameras.

Maxdale-Maxdale Cemetery-
It is believed that this very old cemetery is haunted by an old man with a limp, some say he was the caretaker of the cemetery. There is also a small old iron bridge you have to cross to get to the cemetery which is also believed to be haunted if you go at night to visit the cemetery and you stop on the bridge turn off your headlights and count to ten then turn them back on there will be a man hanging from a noose. Who is believed to have hung himself when he could not save the life of his girlfriend who had drowned in the river under the bridge.

Brownwood-
At Keys Crossing by the River at night stands three ghosts on the edge of the bank on their knees throwing roses. Probably because they lost a family member, and everybody that goes down there at night has to drive real slow or they will flip exactly 3 times at die or get severely injured and people say it is cursed by the Indians. When you just go down the road you see shadowy figures staring at you.

San Antonio-Camberly Gunter Hotel-
The Camberly Gunter Hotel is haunted by the ghost of a prostitute who was murdered there by one of her tricks in the early 1800's.  The room she was murdered in was found covered in blood but no body was ever found.  A picture of her hangs in the Lobby Bar.  The man who murdered her was said to have then checked in to the Menger Hotel in San Antonio three blocks away where he also disappeared without a trace.

Houston-Old Woman Hollerin' Creek-
Located off of Interstate 10 between San Antonio and Houston, this forest-surrounded creek is said to be haunted by the spirit of a woman who drowned her two children in the creek, and now walks along the bank searching for them. Many have claimed to hear and see her, and it is said that if you get too close to the creek, her hand will reach out and pull you in.

Fort Bliss in El Paso-
Building #13-Also on Pershing, built in 1893 for soldiers of the 18th Infantry. A Calvary soldier was forced to retire because of his age-he may have been a doctor. This depressed man apparently hanged himself in the rafters of building 13. Also in building 13, the swinging doors in the courtroom have a habit of swinging by themselves at times. A cavalry soldier has been seen walking through the halls as well.

Farmers Branch-Farmers Branch Manske Library-
Haunted by a ghost that is believed to be either that of a construction worker who was killed during the renovation of the library in the 80s or it is an Indian from the Indian burial ground it is rumored to be built on.  The most recent sighting was last year when a young man (who did not know the library was supposed to be haunted) reported seeing the figure of a man with red eyes pass into a wall.

San Antonio-Old Nacogdoches Rd Comanche Park Tower-
Many ghosts have been seen on the grounds of Comanche Park, aka Comanche Look-Out Hill. There have been sightings of old soldiers who were said to have been stationed there. And many people have also reported having seen the forms of Indians there.  Another place that ties in with this area is Old Nacogdoches Road.  Many people, usually driving down this road during the night hours, have claimed to see Indians, and soldiers walking along side the road. There is also a creek that intersects the road that has been said to be the host for many Indian apparition sightings.

Ft. Worth-Del Frisco's Steakhouse-
The downstairs banquet room/wine cellar is haunted. In the 1800's, this area of Ft. Worth was known as "Hell's Half Acre" because of its numerous saloons, brothels and gambling halls. The building that now is home to Del Frisco's Steakhouse was a bathhouse. A man was bathing when he was shot in the back of his head. The spirit roams from the banquet room to the upstairs bar and back again.

Santa Rosa-
Long ago a restless spirit haunted this town. She was called "La Llorona" or weeping woman. She would walk down the streets of one of the villages called "EL Rincon Del Diablo" or the Den of the Devil. She would weep for her children that had drowned in a canal not far from the village. The town had to make a huge exorcism to put the restless spirit to rest. Nothing has happened in the village since then, but some say if you walk up the canal at midnight you can still hear her wails.

Lockhart-Lockhart County Court and Jail House-
Closed in the early 70s, it was made into a museum that is opened on the weekends. The top three levels are what was once the old jail. The jail section is filled with so much pain and sadness and death, it's hard to breathe! The whole place gives off bad vibes. You can sense that a lot of people died up there, and there was a lot of suffering. It’s sad and creepy at the same time.

Hutto-Jakes Bridge-
Its off a county road near a commentary where supposedly a man killed his wife and kid then hung himself off the bridge.  Well the bridge is what is haunted, if you park your car into neutral he will push your car across the bridge which is totally flat.

Port Neches-Sarah Jane Road-
Sarah Jane was reportedly a union sympathizer during the Civil War who was betrayed and drove her wagon off the bridge into the water trying to escape from Confederate soldiers.   She was shot by a soldier while trying to save her baby, who was in the wagon with her.  People have reported hearing Sarah Jane and also the babe cry while standing on the bridge at night.

San Antonio-Plaza Marriott-
The Lady has been at this hotel for years.  The hotel property includes 4 buildings on the Historic Register, and The Lady was believed to be the widow of the owner of one of these buildings.  She hung herself and her cat in what is now the exercise facility (was her home, specifically the "front room" or "living room").   Now she can be seen on the upper levels of the main hotel building usually in a long white dress or nightdress, and holding her cat, stroking its head.  She has been seen in the employee corridors in the basement, and standing among the trees in the garden.  Lights come on and off occasionally with no warning and no reason, and drawers at the front desk have a tendency of opening by themselves.

Dallas- Millermore Mansion at Old City Park Museum-
This 1860's mansion was the home of the same Dallas family for over 100 years before becoming part of the museum. Consistent stories are told of a ghostly female presence in the second floor area around the former nursery. Visitors, docents, and staff have all felt the presence over the last 25 years.

Lubbock-Broadway Ave-
There is a sort of strip shopping center that has a couple of bars and a few stores.   The building was a hotel at the turn of the century, and there are several restless spirits.

Dallas-LBJ House-
Supposedly there is supposed to be blood on the walls and some areas of the house where the wife and children were sacrificed and there is a really cold feeling if you stand in a certain place, but I've never talked to anyone who has seen that personally. Also the property has been abandoned for several decades and no one will buy the lot.

Austin-Old Stone Ridge Rd-
If you drive down this street at night with your lights off en route to the old children's cemetery, strange things happen.  Once, the locks on the doors of our car went up and down.  And they weren't automatic locks.  Supposedly, the Donkey Lady is responsible for the hauntings.  Killed and badly mangled in an auto wreck when some friends of hers were driving down the road one night with no lights on, she haunts the woods around the area and protects the souls of the small children buried in the cemetery.

San Antonio-Haunted Rail Road Tracks-
In the late 50's or 60's, it was said that a bus loaded with children was headed over the tracks when all of a sudden the bus stalled and that same moment a train was headed straight for them with out any time to exit the bus the all perished...Now if you turn your car off and put it in neutral your car will move by itself.or with the help of the children who perished...up an inclined path over the tracks to safety on the other side. And if you have a dark colored car if you put some sort of white power like baby powder or talc you will see the lil hand prints of the children who push the car to the other side!!

Waco- Baylor University-
Some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's original works are kept in the old Library on campus. She has been seen walking the halls at night holding a candle, wearing a white gown. I have personally seen her in the top floor window peering outside at us. Also, a statue of her sits out in front of the library. Her arms are at her sides, however, that night the shadow that was cast on to the library behind her showed her arms held up high above her head.

Burnet County-Joppa Bridge-
When you go onto the bridges at night, you are supposed to be able to hear something running and breathing hard underneath the bridge.  There are two bridges, and they were both built in the 1800's. Many say that the noises from under the bridge comes from trolls.

Tomball-Spring Creek Park -
In the Civil War era, a munitions factory existed in what is now the back portion of the park.  It was destroyed when something touched off an explosion, which killed approximately 200 men.  If you visit the sight today, even on a hot day, you will get chills

New Braunfels-The Hotel Faust-
Newspaper articles about the hotel ghost, noted for drifting in the hallways of an upper floor, entering closed doors, turning water and lights on and off,
etc.

San Antonio-The Tracks-
This place is for real and has been on several TV programs. Located on the Westside, it's a place where a train collided with a School Bus killing all of the students. Pull up, put your car in neutral, and watch in amazement as the kids push your vehicle uphill and onto the tracks!! ! Go in the daytime when you can get out of your car and actually study how the street is inclined and take pictures. Who knows, with the right film you may actually capture these goblins in action!

Austin-Metz Elementary-
 An elementary school east of IH-35 is haunted by the students. Construction workers on site heard the kids laughing from the walls. Mysterious events would happen to the crew who were working. Some had minor injuries.

San Antonio -Our Lady of the Lake University-
This university is said to carry ageless stories of past inhabitants who still walk the halls and campus grounds.  Some of the more famous ones include the once janitor who haunts the basement of the library, the ghosts of the dorms, ghostly nuns, and a famous headless apparition who walks the halls of what is now the elementary school across the street, but was once a dorm for the university.

Abilene- The Anson Light-
It is just one light (bluish in color) and if you try to drive towards it goes away.   Turn the car around so that it is facing the cemetery. Then flash you headlight 3 times because when she was watching for her children to come home at night she would flash her lantern and they would flash back to let her know they where coming.

Palestine-Palestine Courthouse-
There is a legend of when a baby fell out of it's mothers hands and died. At night or anytime when you are alone in the courthouse you can hear a baby crying. Some times you can hear footsteps of a baby.

Brownsville - University of Texas-
The old morgue building is used as a storage building and a three room accounting office. There are strange noises in the building which can not be identified. Also, electrical devices in the building will suddenly stop working or break for awhile. Later they will start working again. Plugs will also pull out of sockets by themselves and stored items will move themselves. These are supposed to be caused by the ghosts of soldiers whose bodies were stored here.

Rome-Deep Creek Cemetery-
About a half a mile down the dirt road there is a place called whispering bridge where some kids fell off on this 30 foot drop and you can hear the cries of the children!!!

San Antonio-River Center Mall-
Has been reported to have river ghost along with fish ghost swimming along the San Antonio River that talk to you.

Corsicana-Navarro County Courthous-
Stairs and District Clerk's Office late night users of the law library or persons in the Courthouse have heard footsteps descending from the third and second floors.
Rumored to be the ghost of the old District Clerk who was shot by the County Sheriff after a political dispute on the Court House steps.

Dallas- Millermore-
A two story Greek revival home completed in 1861, is currently the center piece of Old City Park Museum. Over the last 30 years there have been continual stories of a haunting in the house. Many unrelated individuals (museum guests, volunteers, and staff) have sensed the presence of a female spirit in the house. The activity seems to center around the former nursery and master bedroom on the second floor.

San Antonio-Villa Main Railroad Tracks-
Haunted by the children killed in a 1930's fatal school bus accident.  The bus reportedly stalled on the tracks and was consequently hit by a train, killing all in the bus.  It is said that if you pull your car onto those tracks, the children will push your car over the tracks to safety.  Baby powder placed the bumper of the endangered car is said to show the handprints of the small children.

Cleburne-
Wright Place, many experts have claimed it to be haunted. The first floor is still a small restaurant, and the second floor is rarely used.  People have seen the figure of a young woman near a window and have claimed to smell oranges when it is not being used as a haunted house. Legend says that she was pushed out of a window and killed by an angry boyfriend.

DeKalb-Cry Baby Creek-
It is said that on a clear night you can drive to a bridge outside this small town and hear the screams of an infant.  The story states that a mother and her baby had a horrible accident there and the infant drown in near freezing waters.  This child's ghost still haunts there.

San Antonio-Alamo Street Theater-
There is a ghost by the name Margarite that haunts the establishment. The theater is in an old church building and she is usually seen in the choir loft in Victorian garb.

Austin -Austin State School-
There are several buildings that have had sightings and sounds by staff members.   This old place was built over a cemetery.  The cemetery is that of the patients that expired in the early part of this century.  But recently to show proof that this never took place a coffin popped out of the ground right next to one of the condemned buildings.

Austin-
The daughter of Littlefield for whom this dorm was built is said to haunt the halls of her former college home. She plays practical jokes on the current residents such as turning lights and stereos on and off.

Sweetwater-Sweetwater High School-
Footsteps are heard on stage in the auditorium while cold spots are felt on the gridiron. Also a playful ghost runs through the downstairs part of the school. Light footsteps are heard on the steps and he/she is known to lock the doors to teacher’s rooms.
 

El Paso-University of Texas-
Ghosts and strange noises are reported to haunt both Semon Hall and Cotton Memorial, many people have heard footsteps and echoes and screams late at night.

El Paso- El Paso Museum of Art-
It was located on Montana Street, but now they moved it to the Downtown area of El Paso.   Old woman was sited on various times looking at you from a window on the top floors.  Lights would flicker on and off.  Doors would open and shut.   Moaning sounds were heard coming from the basement.

Duncanville-Duncanville 9th grade school-
A teacher was murdered in 1993 after staying at school after hours and on her way to her car someone killed her and she haunts the girl’s locker room. Many have seen her after Volleyball games.

Laredo-United Middle School-
There is a section that is closed off because it is said that a girl was killed after a basketball game when the ball went rolling down the stairs. It is said that you can see her shadow and hear her.

Corpus Christi-The USS Lexington
It has been said that in the boiler room of the ship there is a spirit of a young man in a sailor outfit who will tell you where things are located.

Austin- Logan's on 6th street-
Ghost that died when the building was a coffee plantation refinery and now glasses swing by themselves, doors swing open and a loud cackling can be heard on the second floor in the middle of the night.

Fabens-
There is a ghostly man in white can be seen on Alemeda road. This is between the city of Clint and Fabens. It appears he is running towards cars.

Stanton-
Convent is haunted by the Priest who hung himself for being accused of a crime. Reports of the lights being turned on and off at night. Some even sayings of babies
that cry at night that were supposedly buried under the convent

Houston-Office Building 1011-South Highway 6-
Workers staying late at the office building often hear footsteps, elevators open as you pass them, things move, disappear and appear in strange places.

San Antonio-Midget Mansion-
It was said that midgets lived in that house and the first step to the front door was about 6" feet high. If you manage to get in, you might never be seen again. Also it is known if you hang around too long you might see them.

Marfa-
  • The Ghost lights of Marfa still shine as bright as ever, and are still as mysterious as they were when they were first seen by early settlers who drove their herds into the Marfa area in 1883.
     
  • Who can explain their source? Where are they actualy located? How long have they been in existence? The mystery is no closer to being solved now than when they were first seen.
     
  • Robert Ellison came to Marfa in 1883 and off-loaded his cattle in Alpine. He then drove the herd west and on the second night out, while camped just outside Paisano pass, he saw strange lights in the distance. At first, it was feared that they were Apache signal fires. Mr. Ellison searched the countryside by horseback. He finally realized that the lights were not man-made. Other early settlers assured him that they too had seen the lights and had never been able to identify them.
     
  • The ghost lights appear in many different ways to different people. Some swear they have seen them divide to form seperate balls of light. Others claim that they have seen them move up and down. All agree that they glow as softly as a star at times, then brighten to the intensity of a stoplight. Sometimes they pop off and on. As they fade they seem to be receding. There are verifiable accounts of people being pursued by the lights.
     
  • A Marfa lights viewing site has been provided for the public on Highway 90, by the Texas Highway department. It is located nine miles east of Marfa. Ghost light watchers can park in the area and scan the south-western horizon, looking toward Chinati peak. Using a distant red tower light as a marker, one can be certain that any light to the right of the marker, which appears and dissapears, is a Marfa ghost light. You will know them when you see them. There is no mistaking them.

     
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    Shamrock,
    Towns with strong Irish roots celebrate their origins with as much vigor as any of America's Switzerlands or German Sausage Capitals. Shamrock, Texas regularly rubs itself with Irish Good Luck, in the form of civic monuments and events to remember the Emerald Isle...

    A fragment of the original Blarney Stone is imurred within a concrete monument in Shamrock's Elmore Park. This genuine chunk was pried from the ruins of Blarney Castle and given an American home in 1959. The landmark is virtually unchanged today — an SUV-crash-proof cylinder, regularly painted solid green.

    It doesn't make for great photos, unless a lass happens to stop by to lock lips with the Stone. To assure a steady supply, the town holds a festival each year; Miss Shamrock is crowned around March 17.

    Worried, perhaps, that panhandle passersby may not stop at the park, Shamrock has erected another Blarney Stone closer to the road. It's taller, embossed with a lovable leprechaun, and helpful instructions: "Kiss this Blarney Stone for Everlasting Good Luck." A horseshoe embedded in the base apparently acts as a Texan Luck Power Booster.

    The town still holds back on total commitment to the heritage theme: there are no local ordinances demanding the citizenry to wear green, and the water tower stands without a giant Leprechaun.

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    Killer Bees have been around since the 1950s, when some African queens escaped a South American lab and began flirting with the local gentry. Their volatile spawn migrated north, growing nastier with each succeeding generation. In October of 1990, they illegally crossed the U.S. border at Hidalgo, Texas.

    Most towns would view this occasion with horror, something best left unmentioned in the hope that it would be forgotten. Happily, Hidalgo was blessed with a mayor who knew that killer bees bring honey as well as a sting. John Franz gave the media the buzz: Hidalgo was "Killer Bee Capital of the World" and proud of it. Within two years Franz had wheedled 20 grand from his city's budget to build the World's Largest Killer Bee.

    Six years have passed. Mayor Franz is still mayor and Hidalgo has been in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guinness Book of World Records, and a Snapple commercial. Hidalgo sells posters and post cards of the bee, and carts it down Main Street during their annual Border Fest celebration. None of the tourists who wander the streets seem concerned about what, exactly, this town is celebrating.

    "What other city of 4,000 has something like this?" brags Mayor Franz, sweeping his arm in the direction of his nasty mascot. "We're not going to follow the leaders anymore. We're going to take some chances and get out there in front."

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    Beer Can House

    In 1968, John Milkovisch was just another retired employee of Southern Pacific railroad. He lived in an undistinguished house in an undistinguished suburban neighborhood of Houston. Then John got antsy. He began decorating his patio with pieces of brass, marbles, rocks and buttons. Then he tore up the lawn and replaced it with similar glittery debris. The house itself was next. John took beer cans and flattened them into aluminum siding.

    Beer cans quickly became John's exclusive medium -- a convenient one, since John drank a lot of beer. He worked on the house for the next 18 years, incorporating a six-pack a day into its adornment -- roughly 39,000 cans. He linked pull-tabs into long streamers to make curtains that chimed when the wind blew. "This curtain idea is just one of those dreams in the back of my noodle," he explained at the time.

    "John thought beer cured everything," explained Mary, his wife, after John had died.

    John passed away several years ago but his Beer Can House is still intact. Mary is still here, too, and welcomes visitors. The cans are a record of John's imbibing preferences -- Coors cylinders are sculpted into whirlygigs, while long rows of Texas Pride and various Lite beers make up the walls. Pull tabs tinkle lightly in the breeze, but the only belches you'll hear are your own.

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    Fire Hydrant

    This is one of the goofier acts of corporate sponsorship we've heard about in a a while -- so naturally we applaud it. Walt Disney's Home Video division has constructed the World's Largest Fire Hydrant to promote the re-release of 101 Dalmations. The 24-foot tall, Dalmation-spotted hydrant was installed and dedicated at a ceremony at the Fire Museum of Texas in Beaumont, TX .

    The 4,500 pound fire hydrant is anchored by eighteen tons of concrete and actually works. It can blast 1,500 gallons of water a minute. It was built in Los Angeles, transported to Beaumont on trucks, and assembled


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    Cresson, TX: The Pate Museum of Transportation is a favorite destination for families, scout troops, and anyone interested in seeing unique transportation curiosities. Driving about 45 miles south of Fort Worth on Highway 377, you will be unable to go past and not notice the WWII-era minesweeper (parked) out in front. Alongside are several old military aircraft and armored vehicles, which can be touched and climbed on. Also outside are train cars and a couple of cast-iron subway entrances from back east, turn-of-the-century.

    Inside the main building are dozens of antique and one-of-a-kind automobiles, many clean enough to be right off the assembly line. More cars are housed in other buildings, and the collection is rotated often. Near the front is one of the actual Gemini space capsules, a space suit and related materials. Don't miss the operating submarine periscope in the entry hall.

    The museum is free, and a picnic area and clean restrooms are available. Corny wooden cut-outs stand by as props for the prized family photo. Bring a sack lunch and have a memorable afternoon

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    Just outside El Paso, Texas, across the Rio Grande into New Mexico, is one of the few monumental Christ figures in the United States. It was carved from Austin, TX limestone by the Catalonian sculptor, Urbici Soler, from 1938-1940. This mountain-top Cristo is the same mountain that the Conquistadors circled in order to ford the river they called "Rio del Norte".

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    There is a Seminole Indian Scout cemetery, resting place to the scouts and their descendents. The Indian Scouts served at nearby Ft. Clark until 1914. Four won the Congressional Medal of Honor, and no scout was ever killed or injured in battle. It's a great old cemetery, and the names on the headstones are really poignant

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