Texas December 08, 2018
You Won’t Want To Drive Through The Most Haunted Town In Texas At Night Or Alone
We all know at least some parts of Texas are haunted. It only makes sense to assume so given our state’s extensive history. Not many people would expect Granbury, a charming town of less than 10,000 residents, to be rife with paranormal activity, however several buildings in its downtown square are notorious for ghostly encounters. From John Wilkes Booth in the Opera House to vengeful former inmates, specters of all kinds make their presence known here.
Founded in 1887, Granbury has more historic buildings than almost any other city in Texas. With such a rich past comes a high probability of paranormal activity, which is exactly what you'll find here.
Spectral sightings have been reported at several different places, but Grandbury Opera House is the most notorious of them all. It's rumored to be haunted by a stately apparition wearing all black, shadowing actors as they perform on stage.
John St. Helens was his name, although a popular conspiracy theory insists it was John Wilkes Booth - the same one who assassinated President Lincoln. Apparently, Booth faked his death in Virginia and fled to Granbury, where he successfully established a new identity in every possible way besides his undying love for Shakespeare.
Built as a private residence in 1882, the Langdon Center Art Gallery was home to a little girl who tragically passed away at just five years old. The building is now an esteemed art gallery, but many visitors have seen the child running up and down the hallways.
Old jails are inherently creepy, and this one is no exception. Harboring more than a century's worth of violence, anger, and insanity, it's no stretch of the imagination to assume vengeful spirits reside here.
Somewhere among the decaying walls, dismantled gallows, and cell blocks housing nothing but bad memories are remnants of what life was like as an inmate in the early 20th century. Artifacts and memorabilia in the on-site museum help provide historical context, but also serve as conduits for prisoners to manifest themselves.
Anyone up for a stay in the Nutt House? This 1870s bed and breakfast wasn't a former insane asylum, but rather named after the Nutt family who built it.
The old world decor certainly adds an element of charm, but that doesn't change the fact these halls are haunted. Good luck drifting off to sleep with the sound of disembodied footsteps in your ears all night long!
Have you ever had a paranormal encounter in Granbury? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience!
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