Haunted Places in Lakeside City, Texas



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    Drunk Tom - Lake Wichita

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    According to local legend, Drunk Tom was a young man who had left a night of hard drinking to walk along the reservoir. He fell in and drowned. Folks say if you go to the spot, you will hear a whiskey bottle break and see a vision in the corner ...


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    North Texas State Hospital

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    There are two buildings here that are said to be haunted. The 1920s-era Administration Building was once used to house mentally unstable patients. Lights go on and off by themselves, and witnesses have heard moans, wails, and the rattling of chains. Shadowy figures have been reported here as well. In ...


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    Pinky's Cave

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    4.9 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    A painted warning in the cave says “Stop now or Pinky’ll get you!” Pinky's Cave is a 3-mile concrete drainage ditch. Several decades ago, teenager Robert Pinkman claimed the tunnel for himself and his friends, calling it Pinky’s Cave. It became the stuff of neighborhood legends, a hangout for kids ...


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    Dr. White's Sanitorium - Old Insane Asylum

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    5.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    At the old art-deco building, formerly said to have been an insane asylum, folks have reported the sound of footsteps and of water dripping in the basement, although there has been no water turned on here for years. The building has since been turned into a private residence.


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    "Little Sister" Statue - Flora Kemp - Riverside Cemetery

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    6.1 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The statue of Flora, engraved with "Little Sister," is known among the locals as the Crying Bride. The statue is said to shed tears. So the story goes, on her wedding day, Flora tripped and fell down the Kell House stairs to her death. But some question this story: Other ...


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    Murders at Hammon and Hatton

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    6.3 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Local lore tells of a couple who parked here to make out. A man in black knocked on their window, and they opened it up. Immediately and unceremoniously, he killed the couple. The only clue found was a bloody hook said to be hanging on the nearby railing. The phantom ...


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    Witches Gate

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    9.4 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The burned mansion is the centerpiece of a local legend. Many different stories circulate here. Some say the wealthy family who lived here was met with tragedy when the father passed away. The mother went crazy and burned the house. Another tale says robbers broke into the house, and one ...


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    Goat Man of Wellington Lane

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    9.9 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Rumors abound of a half-goat, half-man creature who lives under a bridge here. Folks have reported seeing his eyes peeking out from on the the bridge late at night. A white ghost dog is said to appear here too.


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    Spur Hotel

    Archer City, Texas

    16.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    This 1928 hotel wasn't restored till the late 1990's, but the refurbishment may have stirred up the resident ghost. Room #007 is a hotspot for paranormal activity, but who or what haunts the place is currently unclear. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lonesome Dove Inn

    Archer City, Texas

    16.8 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Formerly a hospital, the 1927 bed and breakfast inn is named after a prize-winning novel written by a famous local author. The place is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits, including a playful male presence and a ghostly nurse forever tending to her patients. In the ...


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    Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road

    Electra, Texas

    27.4 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Many stories are told about Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road. One is that in the mid-1800s, a woman was convicted of practicing witchcraft and burned alive on the bridge. There is now a hole completely through the bridge. She is heard screaming at night. Another story is that in ...


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    1895 Building

    Bowie, Texas

    44.2 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Supposedly haunted by the apparition of a telephone operator known as 'Sarah'. Poltergeist activity is been experienced in the store located in the building, as well as the adjacent diner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Tucker Cemetery

    Duncan, Oklahoma

    54.1 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Rumor has it that at this closed cemetery, graves will appear empty one moment and covered over with grass the next. It is also said that something unseen may grab your leg and that tombstones will inexplicably fall over and then right themselves.


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    Old Plantation Restaurant

    Medicine Park, Oklahoma

    62.2 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The 1910 restaurant and former hotel is rumoured to be haunted by a horde of spirits from the past. The ghosts include a little girl playing in an upstairs hallway, a brown-haired prostitute who manifests on the staircase and even the apparition of country swing musician Bob Wills. A ...


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    The Crazy Water Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    74.6 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Formerly the Crazy Water Hotel, the building here is now a retirement and assisted-living community. The hotel was built in the 1920s over the site of a well, and legend has it that the hotel's name comes from the tale of a mentally unstable woman who went there every day ...


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    Baker Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    74.8 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Two grisly legends are told to ghost hunters at this site. One is of a man who was killed after being caught in an elevator door. The second is about a woman, a mistress, so distraught over her unrequited love that she killed herself in the hotel. Both spirits are ...


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    Baker Mansion

    Weatherford, Texas

    85.6 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    At Baker Mansion, built in 1894, the ghost of original owner JD Baker's son Charles, who mysteriously disappeared in 1908, is said to walk. The subsequent owners of the home noted shadows on the stairs, eerie figures, violent pounding from the basement, and touches from unseen hands.


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    Shortgrass Playhouse - Hobart Fire Department

    Hobart, Oklahoma

    88.4 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The apparition of a burnt man, believed to a fire-fighter who died in action, has been reported in the building. Various other strange phenomena has been reported here as well. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    SmokeStack Restaurant

    Mingus, Texas

    91.5 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Housed in the 1890's Texas & Pacific Mercantile Building, this old-fashioned restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a period dress. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Campus Theater

    Denton, Texas

    91.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The 1949 theater is haunted by J.P. Harrison, a former stage manager and owner. Legend has it that without a sighting of his spirit prior to a production, bad luck and misfortune will ensue. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    J & J's Pizza

    Denton, Texas

    91.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Formerly a jewellery store, the bar and club is haunted by the apparition of a former owner who was shot by burglars in the basement hallway. Musicians performing gigs have reported strange experiences in the vicinity of this area, and a female employee was once followed to the bathroom ...


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    Denton County Courthouse

    Denton, Texas

    91.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The 1896 courthouse is haunted by a man in cowboy attire brandishing an old-fashioned rifle. Perhaps the spirit is that of Captain Denton, buried beneath the lawn in front of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    1901 Wright Opera House

    Denton, Texas

    91.8 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Formerly an opera house and a saloon (the latter closed in 1913), the establishment now serves as a bookshop and a music store. The building is haunted by a female apparition, known as 'Emma', who roams the third floor where her former apartment was located. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Lake Worth Castle

    Fort Worth, Texas

    94.5 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Old Stamford Inn

    Stamford, Texas

    94.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The structure burned down and took the lives of five people within. It was rebuild and served a while as a nursing home at the end of it's days before it was abandoned in 1980. It is said that a man haunts the basement of the structure. (Submitted by Rebekah ...


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    Goatman's Bridge - Old Alton Bridge

    Argyle, Texas

    96.1 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The Old Alton Bridge, aka the Goatman's Bridge, is rumored to be a site where satanic practices have occurred, and as a result, a half-goat, half-man creature was conjured up. According to the legend, those who parked on the bridge and honked three times would call up the Goatman. Reports ...


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    Eskridge Hotel Museum

    Wynnewood, Oklahoma

    96.6 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    This hotel-turned-museum boasts more than historic exhibits -- it's said to have some haunts as well. Mannequins in the displays are said to move, and shadows can be seen moving through the place.


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    Green Olive Interiors

    Keller, Texas

    97 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The interior design building is housed in the oldest building in the city, and it believed to be haunted by several apparitions. The apparition of a white figure has been staring out of an upstairs window, and an orange ball of light has chased staff and passer-by's. People have reported ...


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    Arthouse Apartment Living

    Keller, Texas

    98.2 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    There are apparently numerous reports of paranormal activity amongst the residents of this apartment complex. Some hear disembodied footsteps climbing stairways. Others swear that power outages and elevator malfunctions have otherwordly causes. Despite it all, we're told by at least one resident, it's still a great place ...


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    Miss Molly's Hotel

    Fort Worth, Texas

    99.6 miles from Lakeside City, 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

    99.7 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    The Bull Ring

    Fort Worth, Texas

    99.7 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    W.E. Scott Theatre

    Fort Worth, Texas

    101 miles from Lakeside City, 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

    102.3 miles from Lakeside City, 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

    102.3 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Thistle Hill

    Fort Worth, Texas

    102.5 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Log Cabin Village

    Fort Worth, Texas

    102.7 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    The Texas White House

    Fort Worth, Texas

    102.9 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Nash Farm

    Grapevine, Texas

    104.5 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    I have heard a lot of ghost radio replies here. It is believed (by me) That there are two ghosts. The husband and wife. Friendly because one of them clearly said "Hi." Some people get slightly freaked out when they are there. (Submitted by R. Hubbs)


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    Haunted Hill School

    Grapevine, Texas

    104.7 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    This building built in the year of 1960 and was Hill School of Grapevine (ceased operations in 2013) is a very haunted building. When the building first got remodeled, and Kathy Edwards (Head of school) was looking for a building. The outside was remodeled. The inside was empty, completely. There ...


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    Wayside Avenue

    Fort Worth, Texas

    104.7 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Fort Phantom Hill

    Abilene, Texas

    104.9 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Fort Phantom Hill, built in the mid-1800s, was given such a spooky moniker simply because it didn't have a legal name. Interestingly, it was built in the wrong place: Instead of being built on Pecan Bayou as originally ordered, the general in charge mistakenly had it constructed in this barren ...


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    Blanchard Cemetery

    Blanchard, Oklahoma

    105.1 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Witnesses at Blanchard Cemetery have reported unexplained lights and the apparition of a tall man in black pants who may wave.


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    Nutt House Historic Hotel

    Granbury, Texas

    105.3 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Granbury Opera House

    Granbury, Texas

    105.4 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Belaire Theatre - Artisan Center Theatre

    Hurst, Texas

    105.9 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Anson Lights

    Anson, Texas

    107.4 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The Anson Ghost Lights are found by turning right at Alsupps toward the graveyard just outside of town. Turn right down a dirt road that travels along the cemetery. Then, at the crossroads, turn the car around so it faces the main road, turn off the engine, and flash the ...


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    Anson Opera House

    Anson, Texas

    107.6 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    The 1907 opera house is haunted by a spirit that frequents the back dressing room. Actors claim to have heard ghostly footsteps in the vicinity of the room, and objects have been known to missing from the area and turn up later in inexplicable locations. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    River Legacy Park

    Arlington, Texas

    109.5 miles from Lakeside City, 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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    Kendall's Restaurant

    Noble, Oklahoma

    111.8 miles from Lakeside City, TX

    Formerly a grocery store, the building that houses the restaurant is over a hundred years old. During its long and eventful history, the place has amassed many stories, and according to some, four separate entities that now haunt the place. A visiting medium encountered a ghostly girl in an ...


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