Amid all of the fun and festivities that you’ll find in the Lone Star State, the haunted places in Texas – the creepy hotels, warehouses, and hospitals lurking in the shadows – are what draw in the brave. Plenty of places exist for the spooky and downright terrifying to hide here, but these spots definitely top the list for the most bone-chilling sites in the state of Texas. Beware: These scary spots might haunt your dreams tonight, so proceed with caution. Hey, at least we warned you…. Below are 13 haunted places in Texas that will send chills down your spine!

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Most of these haunted places in Texas seem harmless enough, but if you choose to visit, proceed with caution and bring others with you whenever possible. What are your favorite haunted places in Texas? Let us know in the comments, or tell us about them using this nomination form.

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Haunted Places In Texas

Can I visit any of the abandoned places in Texas?

From ghost towns to fallen hotels, Texas has plenty of abandoned places that would give anyone the creeps. Most of these buildings are off-limits to the public, but you can visit them and see them from the street. If you find yourself in Wichita Falls, pass by the Old Asylum, also known as Dr. White’s Sanitorium. In Sherman, you can see the old Woodmen Circle Home, which served as a home to hundreds of women and children between 1930 and 1971. Established in 1874, Zedler Mill in Luling is one of the few abandoned buildings you can tour, as it has since been converted into a museum and park.

Are there any urban legends in Texas?

Just like any other state, Texas has its fair share of urban legends that will keep you up at night. In San Antonio, there’s a railroad crossing at Villamain and Shane. As the story goes, a school bus full of children stalled on the tracks in the 1940s. When a train slammed into it, everyone inside was tragically killed. It’s said that if you go to the tracks and stop your vehicle in the same spot as the bus, your car will mysteriously begin rolling to safety. Many believe those are the spirits of the children moving the car, who died all those years ago.

What are the most popular ghost stories in Texas?

From haunted bars to abandoned buildings, Texas is chock full of spooky ghost stories. One of the most popular legends in Texas that often gets passed around is that of the campers from Camp Lulu Sams. Located near Brownsville, the camp was closed down after one of the counselors went insane and murdered several of the campers. Legend has it that in the evenings, you can hear the screams of the children.

What are the most haunted hiking trails in Texas?

This list of 8 haunted hikes in Texas will send you running for the hills. Here are a couple of highlights.

  • Witch Mountain (Old Plume Texas Road, Cedar Hill, TX): While hiking this mountain in the evening, folks have claimed they have encountered a witch. The spirit of a young girl attempts to lead them to a cabin on the top of the mountain that you can only see at night. The single light of a wooden cabin is visible lighting up the darkness, leaving us with goosebumps. Those who have made the trek report of an abandoned barn and three little girls. The only reply is them motioning you to come closer. It is featured on the Haunted Fort Worth Facebook page.
  • River Legacy Park (701 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington, TX): This somber story involves the hanging deaths of a number of Union soldiers by Confederate rivals. Leading to their horrifying end, they had to pass through what's now known as "Hell's Gate" to reach the hanging tree. Visitors to this sacred ground have reported feeling an immense sadness fixed with determination, such as how a soldier might feel. Others also claim to hear boots marching. A visit to this park may bring you face-to-face with some brave veterans who defended our country.


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