Haunted Places in Gholson, Texas



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    Cameron Park - Lover's Leap

    Waco, Texas

    8.3 miles from Gholson, TX

    There are countless "Lover's Leaps" - it seems that whenever there is a tall cliff somewhere in the world, someone has spun a story about two star-crossed lovers who decided to end their lives there, because society wouldn't let them be together in peace. Well, here's another one - ...


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    Cameron Park - Witch's Castle

    Waco, Texas

    8.8 miles from Gholson, TX

    Cameron Park is a busy place for the paranormal - check out nearby "Lover's Leap" and "Jacob's Ladder" for examples. But by far the most well-known story is that of the Witch's Castle, which is the popular name for a set of ruins found deep within the park. ...


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    Cameron Park - Jacob's Ladder

    Waco, Texas

    8.9 miles from Gholson, TX

    An old staircase called "Jacob's Ladder" is found near the south end of Cameron Park, near Redwood Shelter. It is 88 steps from start to finish, and can be daunting on a summer day. But locals swear that if a couple tackles the infamous staircase at night, the ...


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    Lindsey Hollow Road

    Waco, Texas

    9.5 miles from Gholson, TX

    Local legend has it that two brothers haunt this area. Vigilantes hanged them from a tree here in the 1880s. Witnesses have seen their apparitions hanging from the tree, have heard screams and have described a feeling of being paralyzed.


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    Armstrong Browning Library

    Waco, Texas

    12.3 miles from Gholson, TX

    Famed writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning's ghost is said to walk here at night, carrying a candle and wearing a white gown. She has also been seen looking out an upstairs window. There is a statue of Browning in front of the library, and although its arms are at its sides, ...


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    Rainbow Lake

    Woodway, Texas

    13.7 miles from Gholson, TX

    Local legends surrounding this area include witchcraft and peeping Toms. Folks have seen figures and heard screams, and a ghostly man is said to roam in the deep woods. This is a private area; no trespassing is allowed.


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    1895 Tarlton House

    Hillsboro, Texas

    22.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    At this bed-and-breakfast inn, as the name implies built in 1895, builder Mr. Tarlton himself is said to wander in spirit. Rumor has it that he hanged himself on floor 3 after his second wife died. Witnesses have heard his footsteps and felt cool gusts of wind on their faces. ...


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    Coryell County Courthouse

    Gatesville, Texas

    36.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    The 1897 courthouse building is haunted by a male spirit known as 'Elroy'. Cold breezes have been reported, furniture moves around of its own accord and visitors have felt an invisible person brushing past them in the corridors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Kyle Cemetery

    Cleburne, Texas

    37.7 miles from Gholson, TX

    Our team went out here after just finding the cemetery at random. We were actually trying to film an episode somewhere that had no history where we thought we wouldn't find much of anything. We were trying to have an episode where we could debunk a lot of typical things ...


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    Dresden Cemetery

    Barry, Texas

    38.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    Rumors have it that this cemetery was built on an old Native American burial ground and that behind the back chain link fence you can see the sunken in graves of slaves. I don't know if any of this is true but the paranormal activity that occurs here cannot be ...


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    Lone Oak Cemetery

    Blooming Grove, Texas

    39.5 miles from Gholson, TX

    The Lone Oak Cemetery is a small graveyard that's rumored to be haunted by ghosts who whisper and make odd noises and flicking sounds along the barbed wire.


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    Antioch Rest Cemetery

    Grandview, Texas

    42 miles from Gholson, TX

    Antioch Rest Cemetery in Grandview Texas has a long history of paranormal activity. People have reported that they have had rocks thrown at their cars when parked across the road or even when driving by with nobody around. We experienced this for ourselves, and while we weren't able to ...


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    Old Foamy Road

    Cleburne, Texas

    43 miles from Gholson, TX

    Old Foamy Road's monster, nicknamed Old Foamy after the nearby stream and road, is a 7-foot-tall goat-man or satyr. According to local lore, those who park on Old Foamy Road near the stream, turn off the lights and honk three times will call up the monster. The legend is believed ...


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    Wright Plaza Building

    Cleburne, Texas

    45.7 miles from Gholson, TX

    Passer-by's in the street have reportedly seen the apparition of a young woman staring down into the street from the second floor of the historic building. The second floor is also haunted by an angry entity, accompanied by a cold presence. The aroma of perfume has been smelt by visitors ...


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    Wedemeyer Academy

    Belton, Texas

    46.3 miles from Gholson, TX

    Formerly a boy's school during the 1800's, this historic building may soon become a bed and breakfast inn. The place is haunted by a number of spirits, including former students and the apparition of a former owner. Footsteps have been heard on the stairs, and a strange voice has ...


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    Old Bell County Jail

    Belton, Texas

    46.8 miles from Gholson, TX

    Dating back to the 1850's, the old county jail is now a private residence. Reports say a glaring man, possibly a former prisoner, was seen staring down into the street when the place was for sale for a period of time. Upon investigation, the building was empty. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Glen Hotel

    Glen Rose, Texas

    48.5 miles from Gholson, TX

    The 1928 hotel has a chequered past of murder, tragedy and despair, but also one of hope and joy. The original hotel closed during the war, and became a home for women whose husbands were fighting overseas. During the 1970's, the hotel reopened its doors to the guest clientele, and ...


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    The Bayou Cajun Restaurant

    Glen Rose, Texas

    48.8 miles from Gholson, TX

    This local eatery is rumoured to be haunted by a man associated with the building's past. Maurice Pylant, a former owner, died in 1996, but some believe he never left his beloved establishment. Staff and diners claim to have seen his apparition and smelt smoke from his favourite cigars. ...


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    Emhouse School

    Corsicana, Texas

    49.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    This schoolhouse has been abandoned since the late 1950's, but allegedly paranormal activity has been and is still being reported inside the abandoned building. People have seen a flying apparition on the upper level of the building, and spectral lights have been observed on the upper and lower levels of ...


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    Hastings Books - Randalls Food Store

    Killeen, Texas

    51.9 miles from Gholson, TX

    Employees here have felt a ghostly presence who has been known to knock merchandise off racks or set up pyramids of canned food in the aisles during the night.


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    Rogers Hotel

    Waxahachie, Texas

    52 miles from Gholson, TX

    The building that once housed the Rogers Hotel is now reported to be an office building, but it has a haunted history. According to reports, a live-in maintenance man got the fright of his life when a stranger in period clothing knocked at his door while the hotel was still ...


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    Catfish Plantation

    Waxahachie, Texas

    52.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    Seen on many TV shows, Catfish Plantation was a historic house that was turned into a restaurant. The spirits attached to the town must have liked the idea. The friendly haunts here have been reported to flirt with the women, brew up a pot of coffee, or set fry baskets ...


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    Burleson House

    Waxahachie, Texas

    52.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    This historic two-story residence was built in 1915, and previously managed by a family-owned honey company. This house is one of the most haunted in Texas, with many apparitions being seen and heard in the old house. Doors open and close by themselves, voices are heard at night, and footsteps ...


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    Calvert Hotel

    Calvert, Texas

    59.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    Dating back to 1872, the hotel lies adjacent to the railway tracks and served as accommodation for weary railroad travellers. Lamps in some guest rooms have been known to turn on and off of their own accord, and rhythmic knocking has been reported on the ceiling and the walls, ...


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    The Laughing Lady Tea Room

    Calvert, Texas

    59.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    The nineteenth-century building was formerly a tea room named for the resident ghost, but has now been refurbished as a furniture store. Staff and diners claim to have heard a woman's laughter echoing through the building during the early afternoon, and have seen a woman in old-fashioned dress wandering ...


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    Ingraham Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Calvert, Texas

    59.3 miles from Gholson, TX

    The historic building was supposed to serve as the county courthouse, but an outbreak of yellow fever saw the judicial court moved to a nearby township. Constructed in the 1870's, the building was refurbished as a bed and breakfast inn. Around this time, the story of a ghostly woman ...


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    Granbury Opera House

    Granbury, Texas

    61.1 miles from Gholson, TX

    Granbury Opera House is reported to be haunted by a Shakespeare-loving apparition of a tall figure in black, with black boots. He is known at times to break into a spirited--no pun intended--performance. Some believe he is the ghost of John Wilkes Booth.


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    Nutt House Historic Hotel

    Granbury, Texas

    61.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    This 1893 limestone building has housed a hotel since the turn of the twentieth century, and was a home-style restaurant for several decades as well. The building is supposed to be haunted by the apparition of a woman in old-fashioned garb, who many believe is Mary Lou Watkins, a ...


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    Maxdale Cemetery and Bridge

    Killeen, Texas

    61.2 miles from Gholson, TX

    Pay a visit here and you may encounter a ghost with a limp, who may have been a former cemetery caretaker. Folks say the small iron bridge here is haunted as well. Local legend has it that if you stop on the bridge, turn off your headlights, count to 10, ...


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    Wayside Avenue

    Fort Worth, Texas

    68.6 miles from Gholson, TX

    This neighborhood built is the 1930s has a street that is said to be haunted. A white shadow of a sad little boy that shows up in lawns and rooms. No one knows where he come from, but he has been seen by many of the residents there. (Submitted ...


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    Log Cabin Village

    Fort Worth, Texas

    70.9 miles from Gholson, TX

    The aroma of perfume has been smelt in several of the log cabins. The apparition of a man who was hung has been seen in various log cabins around the village, and is described as an evil entity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Park Lane Apartments

    Arlington, Texas

    71.1 miles from Gholson, TX

    People report seeing figures in their apartments when there is no one around. Strange noises are heard, such as the sound of babies crying, and the faucets turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Texas White House

    Fort Worth, Texas

    71.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    At this 1910 building, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghost is said to visit the Lone Star Room. The apparition of a man has been seen here, and his presence has been felt moving around in the room by some guests.


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    Thistle Hill

    Fort Worth, Texas

    72 miles from Gholson, TX

    Thistle Hill was originally built in 1903-1904 for Electra Waggoner Wharton, daughter of wealthy rancher and oilman William "Tom" Waggoner and his wife Ella. The historic home is now available for touring and private events. Witnesses say that the 1970s renovations may have awakened some spirits, as two apparitions began ...


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    W.E. Scott Theatre

    Fort Worth, Texas

    72.8 miles from Gholson, TX

    The W.E. Scott Theatre was built in 1966 with funds left by William Edrington Scott, who died of lung cancer, to benefit Fort Worth's culture. W.E. Scott himself is believed to be one of the ghosts who haunt the theater. He has been known to straighten his portraits when they ...


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    David Dalton Salon

    Fort Worth, Texas

    72.9 miles from Gholson, TX

    Formerly a bookstore, the now salon and café is still believed to be haunted, A shadowy apparition has been seen on the stairs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

    Fort Worth, Texas

    72.9 miles from Gholson, TX

    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is housed inside a building that was originally constructed as an upper-class bathhouse in 1890, and its ghost has been traced back to the bathhouse. Historians speculate that the victim may have won some coin at a nearby gambling spot. As a result, he was ...


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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Arlington, Texas

    73.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    The ghost of a woman named Annie is said to haunt the Texas section of the park; she is commonly seen and sometimes photographed in the Old Time Parlour and has also been reported by Texas Giant and Runaway Mountain. She is thought to have died nearby in the 1900's. (Submitted ...


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    River Legacy Park

    Arlington, Texas

    75.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    At River Legacy Park are several places rumored to be haunted. One of them is Hell's Gate, along a shady trail through swampland. Local legend has it that it was along this trail that captured Union spies were marched on their way to be hanged. Here, phantom sobs and prayers ...


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    The Bull Ring

    Fort Worth, Texas

    75.5 miles from Gholson, TX

    A former gambling parlour in 1910, the Bull Ring is located in the historic district of the Fort Worth Stockyards. The building is believed to be haunted by several apparitions and ghostly voices are heard. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Miss Molly's Hotel

    Fort Worth, Texas

    75.6 miles from Gholson, TX

    In the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth Miss Molly's is allegedly haunted by ghosts from its former bordello days including the ghost of a cowboy that is mostly seen in the aptly named Cowboy Room.


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    Stockyards Hotel

    Fort Worth, Texas

    75.6 miles from Gholson, TX

    Ghost tours of the area are available, and they begin in this hotel and visit several other nearby buildings. Room 218 of the hotel is believed to be haunted.


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    Lake Worth Castle

    Fort Worth, Texas

    77 miles from Gholson, TX

    This beautiful castle was rebuilt on the shores of Lake Worth by a former owner, and is believed to be haunted the apparition of a young man, who has been seen wandering the grounds as well as inside the castle. The second apparition is a ghostly bride who has been ...


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    Belaire Theatre - Artisan Center Theatre

    Hurst, Texas

    77.5 miles from Gholson, TX

    Artisan Center Theatre, formerly the Belaire Theatre, is rumored to be home to a former projectionist who had a heart attack and died while on the job. Witnesses say there are also a ghost girl, with whom folks have interacted, and the spirit of a man named Neil, who's not ...


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    Hotel Lawrence Dallas

    Dallas, Texas

    78.1 miles from Gholson, TX

    This hotel opened in 1925, and a lot of mysterious happenings occur here. On the 10th floor, witnesses have reported the sound of crying and footsteps in high heels, along with cold spots and strange shadows -- it is said that a woman in the 1940s jumped or fell to ...


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    M.B. Lockett Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    78.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    The third floor of 1896 building is haunted. Housing a banquet hall, staff would often report hearing disembodied footsteps and furniture moving around from the otherwise empty room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Masonic Building - Gumbo's North

    Georgetown, Texas

    78.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    A restaurant serving delicious southern cuisine now stands on the premises of this 1900 masonic building, which is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the upstairs apartments reported that doors would open and close of their own accord, and cold spots and a strange presence were also felt. (Submitted ...


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    Williamson County Courthouse

    Georgetown, Texas

    78.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    The 1911 courthouse building is haunted by a woman in a long dress, who has been seen throughout the building wandering around in a dazed state. In the archival room, book pages have been known to flip over by themselves, and a ghostly man has been seen vanishing around ...


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    1894 Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    78.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    Dating back to (you guessed it) 1894, this old building is now an artists studio. The place is haunted by Luther Saint Paul Miller, a former owner. His apparition used to be seen standing at the top of the staircase, but he has not been seen since the interior ...


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    Adolphus Hotel

    Dallas, Texas

    78.4 miles from Gholson, TX

    This 1912 hotel is home to many spirits, according to the local lore. Among them are a sad bride who was said to be jilted in the 1930s and hanged herself--she haunts the 19th floor. Witnesses have seen her apparition, and with it heard her sobbing and the sound of ...


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