The Story Behind Texas' Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares
By Katie Lawrence|Published April 14, 2016
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Everyone knows that San Antonio is easily the most haunted city in Texas given its bloody history, but I bet you’ve never heard of this house. It was nicknamed “Midget Mansion” because the wealthy man who purchased the home, as well as his wife, both had dwarfism. Their two daughters, on the other hand, were average size – but the events that went on within these four walls definitely weren’t average. The Gillespie Mansion just might be the most haunted private property in Texas. Here’s why:
To this day, locals swear they hear scratching coming from inside the walls…the walls right next to the closet where the Gillespies took their last breaths and died gruesomely. Some people claim to have heard screaming as they pass by the house despite the fact that it’s been vacant for many years. Still others say they’ve seen figures moving about in the windows. Is the bitter Mr. Gillespie waiting around for poor, “normal” sized souls to enter his home so he can bring them to the same demise his family met? Or are the apparitions those of the family, warning passersby of the horrors contained within the home?
Have you ever heard of the Gillespie Mansion? Would you like to pay it a visit? What do you think about the story?
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