The Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

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Dating back to 1904, the historic hotel and restaurant is believed to be haunted. Perhaps eight or nine hauntings are attached to the old building, but only prominent one is that of a female spirit known as ‘Clara’ (the spelling varies depending on the source). Room #007 is rumoured to be a ghostly hotspot, with guests reportedly being pushed by an unseen force. Others claim that photographs taken in this room refuse to develop. In the main dining room, diners have reported dishes smashing, doors opening and closing and a mirror that repeatedly falls off the wall. Other reports indicate that a woman in an old-fashioned dress has been seen on several occasions, and that sounds of loud music have been heard coming from empty rooms.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

209 North Madison Street
Madisonville, TX
United States

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30.9503941, -95.91474449999998
Madison County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Madisonville, TX (0.2 mi.)
Midway, TX (11.0 mi.)
Bedias, TX (12.2 mi.)
Normangee, TX (13.0 mi.)
Leona, TX (14.5 mi.)
Iola, TX (15.6 mi.)
Hilltop Lakes, TX (19.3 mi.)
Centerville, TX (21.6 mi.)
Kurten, TX (23.6 mi.)
Huntsville, TX (26.7 mi.)


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