We all know about the Alamo and the Baker Hotel, but what about lesser-known places that we might visit in our everyday lives without even knowing they’re haunted? Here are 11 of them that are guaranteed to chill you to the very core.
1. Austin Pizza Garden (Austin)
This rustic pizza joint is located in the old Patton Grocery Store building, which was established just after the Civil War. Among the many ghosts that haunt the restaurant is Sheriff White, who makes his presence known regularly on the second floor.
2. Wilson County Jail (Floresville)
Supposedly, the Floresville Sheriff's wife was having an affair with a prisoner and ended her life upon her husband's discovery of the infidelity. Visitors report objects moving of their own accord in the room where she killed herself.
3. Castle of Heron Bay (Fort Worth)
I'm sure every castle has at least one ghost story associated with it - I mean, they're pretty much the epitome of creepiness. This Fort Worth castle houses the ghost of a bride who drowned on her wedding day. She appears to guests in her white gown and begs for a kiss...will you oblige her? Although the castle is private property, you can visit and even stay overnight with permission from the owners.
4. USS Lexington (Corpus Christi)
The USS Lexington has a number of unexplained phenomena associated with it, including reports of visible apparitions. One in particular, Charly, was a former crew member who acted as a tour guide of the ship before and after his death.
5. Bruce and Maple Halls at University of North Texas (Denton)
Any way you spin it, college dorms are just plain creepy. Long, dark hallways that are usually dimly lit, narrow alleyways outside...just thinking about them gives me the chills. The most notoriously haunted part of Bruce and Maple Halls are their stairwells. Countless students report feeling as if they're being followed every time they ascend the steps to their rooms.
6. The Tremont House (Galveston)
The Tremont House is an antiquated, fancy hotel in Galveston where everything is extremely upscale - in other words, children aren't allowed to run amuck. Why, then, do guests repeatedly report hearing tiny footsteps pounding up and down the hallways? Very eerie indeed...
7. Goodall Wooten House (Austin)
The Wooten House was Austin's very first hospital, so it makes sense that some of the patients who died there would still be lurking within its walls. The hotspots for paranormal activity are the stairwell and second-story sun room, which was where surgeries took place.
8. Driskill Hotel (Austin)
Something about the Driskill just gives it an ominous feel at first glance. That sense is confirmed as soon as you step foot inside the hotel - a heavy feeling will wash over you and, if you're lucky, you might feel a gentle tug on your hair or feel breath on the back of your neck.
9. Eagle Stadium (Allen)
A high school football stadium being haunted might seem a bit far-fetched, but hear me out: a player died here over 70 years ago, and it's said that he manifests on Friday nights after games, running across the field as if to score a touchdown. If you visit the stadium after hours, you just might catch a glimpse of him.
10. Demons Road (Huntsville)
We all know about Bragg Road, but Demons Road in Huntsville is totally underrated. Huntsville is where death row prisoners are executed, so the caliber of evil in the area is indescribable. You're almost guaranteed to encounter a malevolent entity on this road.
11. Texas Killing Fields (League City)
Last but not least, the Texas Killing Fields off I-45 are a desolate stretch of land where countless bodies lay underneath the soil. Many of the murders remain unsolved, so I can only imagine how restless the victims' spirits must be...
Have you been to any of these places? If not, which one would you like to visit first? Maybe you can add a couple to
this haunted road trip and see tons of spooky places in one fell swoop!