Haunted Places in Burke, Texas



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    Diboll House

    Diboll, Texas

    3.4 miles from Burke, TX

    This small residential property is believed to be haunted. It was apparently a former sector of a nursing home, before conversion to a one story house. Former resident reported being attacked by an aggressive entity, and of seeing a shadowy apparition running through the hallways at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sterne-Hoya House

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    26.4 miles from Burke, TX

    An former housekeeper reported that she felt a happy presence in the house, and described a gentle pressure upon her body while in the attic. She encountered a negative feeling in the cellar.


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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Mays Hall 11

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    27.6 miles from Burke, TX

    According to some reports, the building was once a hospital with a morgue in the basement. Other reports say the city hospital did not actually have a morgue in the basement. A 1940s-era ruined bomb shelter is said to be one one end. An eerie, negative feeling is said to ...


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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Griffith Hall

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    27.6 miles from Burke, TX

    On the third floor, rumor has it that a female student once jumped out the window after playing with a Ouija board. Her ghost causes the lights in the shower room to flicker at the same time every night, at the exact time she died. Her apparition has been seen ...


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    Turner Auditorium

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    27.8 miles from Burke, TX

    A ghost named Chester haunts the theater building, who is rumored to have been an architect of the building, but passed away before its completion. Legend has it that the building was erected backward and he killed himself in disgrace. His ghost has manifested as a face on a stage ...


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Huntsville, Texas

    57.6 miles from Burke, TX

    At this cemetery where renowned General Sam Houston is buried, there is a statue commonly called "Black Jesus." According to legend, the bronze statue was erected over the grave of a 5-year-old boy, and it sooned turned deep black. No amount of cleaning could restore the color of the statue. ...


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    Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville - Walls Unit

    Huntsville, Texas

    58 miles from Burke, TX

    Although it hasn't been in use since the 1950s, this unit, an abandoned death row, is said to be haunted. Witnesses describe apparitions and unexplained sounds here as well as on the nearby catwalk; it is reported that on one Halloween, a correctional supervisor recorded the sound of a disembodied ...


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    Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    Huntsville, Texas

    58.5 miles from Burke, TX

    Said to be haunted, the Woodland Home at this museum site is a bit of a mystery. Folks say from the loft you can hear the sounds of unseen people walking beneath you and even see their footprints in the gravel below, leading to the house. It is said that ...


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    Steam Boat House

    Huntsville, Texas

    58.7 miles from Burke, TX

    The Steam Boat House on the Park Grounds of the Museum. It is located behind and off to the side of the Gift Shop. Sam Houston lived, died, and was funeralized in this house. Vague reports of paranormal activity here but no solid details. (Submitted by Tabitha)


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    Light of Saratoga - Bragg Road Ghost Lights

    Saratoga, Texas

    62.2 miles from Burke, TX

    The Ghost Light is known to appear and disappear at night without a known cause. Some attribute the phenomena to swamp gas; others say it is the spirit of a railroad worker who was decapitated in a train accident and is searching for his head. The light is said to ...


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    Martha Chapel Cemetery - Demon's Road

    Huntsville, Texas

    65.2 miles from Burke, TX

    Bowden Road is called Demon's Road by some locals, because of all the hauntings that have been reported here. It leads to Martha Chapel Cemetery. Locals warn visitors here not to provoke the spirits, as ghosts have been known to follow visitors home. A hand reportedly came up out of ...


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    Killough Monument

    Bullard, Texas

    66.1 miles from Burke, TX

    Killough Monument stands in remembrance of the 1838 Killough Massacre, said to be the largest and last Native American attack in East Texas. Eighteen people were killed here, and it's said that at least some of their spirits have remained behind. Visitors have seen black apparitions and noticed strange feelings ...


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    The Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

    Madisonville, Texas

    70.5 miles from Burke, TX

    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 ...


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    Grady Hill

    Many, Louisiana

    72 miles from Burke, TX

    One of the numerous La Llorona or "weeping woman" haunting claims.


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    Huntsman Chemcial Plant

    Conroe, Texas

    73.3 miles from Burke, TX

    In the administrative building of the chemical plant, the apparition of a tall pale man has been seen wandering the corridors. He is believed to be a former worker who died in an explosion here. Doors open and close by themselves, and night patrol staff have reportedly been followed by ...


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    The Historic Ott Hotel

    Liberty, Texas

    81.1 miles from Burke, TX

    This 1928 historic hotel is said to be haunted by several spirits. Two are thought to be Anna and Joshua, a couple who were killed under mysterious circumstances while Anna was having an affair in the hotel in 1930. Oddly enough, they were said to have been killed by the ...


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    Keachi Women's College

    Keachi, Louisiana

    83.2 miles from Burke, TX

    Cold spots and ghostly moans are reported to happen on the second floor.


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    Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD

    Spring, Texas

    84.5 miles from Burke, TX

    This spot, as urban legend tells it, is haunted by the apparitions of a small boy and a man. They were said to have died in a trailer park long ago when one was murdered and the other burned to death in a fire. Witnesses have also heard voices and ...


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    Forest Lawn - Kissing Statue

    Beaumont, Texas

    86 miles from Burke, TX

    Legend has it that at night at this cemetery, two statues awaken and kiss. So the story goes, if you shine car bright headlights on the man and woman statues from the driveway that runs behind them, they will come to life, turn around, and kiss. Another point of note ...


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    Holiday Inn

    Beaumont, Texas

    87 miles from Burke, TX

    Security Cameras picked up a creepy shadow on the wall of the 2nd floor. There are no windows down this hall, and the camera was only activated by motion. Ghost hunters came to check this out and what they found was astonishing. The hotel is currently closed, ...


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    Wunsche Brothers Cafe and Saloon

    Spring, Texas

    88.5 miles from Burke, TX

    A benign and lively ghost apparently haunts this cafe in Spring, Texas. The ghost is believed to be the original owner Charlie Wunsche. Although the ghost appears more inclined to mischievous pranks - holding doors closed, hiding items and messing with electronics- he has been sighted by employees ...


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    Grimes County Courthouse

    Anderson, Texas

    88.6 miles from Burke, TX

    Whoever haunts this 1894 courthouse is not known, although the list of possible candidates include a member of Clyde Barrow's gang who was sentenced here, or the man who was shot dead in a five-day gunfight outside the courthouse at the turn of the century. In the latter case, ...


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    Buena Vista Plantation

    Burke, Louisiana

    89.9 miles from Burke, TX

    It's a plantation. In the south. It was used for a Civil War hospital. Of course it's haunted. The usual - civil war soldiers have been spotted. Currently a private home and not open to the public.


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    Lamar University - Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Beaumont, Texas

    91.4 miles from Burke, TX

    Local tales say this house, purchased by the university in the 1980s, was once a dream house built by a farmer. After the farmer passed, it fell into disrepute as a brothel. Now a frat house, a ghost named Chester is said to reside here, making himself known by knocking, ...


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    Old Greenwood Cemetery

    Greenwood, Louisiana

    96.2 miles from Burke, TX

    It's a cemetery. Of course it's haunted.


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    Old Jail - Pea Farm

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    97.7 miles from Burke, TX

    The old jail is reported to be haunted by former inmates, especially in the women's section of the jail. Those wishing to view it for themselves should be aware that the jail is owned by the GE plant next door and they do call the cops and prosecute anyone ...


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    Big Woods Cemetery

    Vinton, Louisiana

    100.1 miles from Burke, TX

    Shadows and electrical interference are the two big ticket items to look for when visiting Big Woods cemetery.


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    Old Ellerbe School

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    100.7 miles from Burke, TX

    Rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of children who died in a fire at the school.


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    Chambersea

    Anahuac, Texas

    101.1 miles from Burke, TX

    The 1845 plantation-style mansion was formerly owned by surveyor general Thomas Jefferson Chambers, who was shot dead through a ground floor window in 1863. Local folk say that a shadow has been seen pacing the downstairs room where he was assassinated, and screams have been heard coming from the ...


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    Cork Grinders Wine and Coffee Bar

    Baytown, Texas

    104.2 miles from Burke, TX

    I own a wine, craft beer and coffee bar in the historic district of Baytown, Texas. Our building is very eclectic and was built in the late 1920's. It was originally a theater (The Texan Theater). My staff and I sense a paranormal presence on a regular basis. Recently we ...


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    Taylortown Tower

    Elm Grove, Louisiana

    105.4 miles from Burke, TX

    It's an eerie looking tower standing all alone in a field. Of course people will say it's haunted. It pretty much has to be. Rumor has it that it is haunted by yet another jilted bride, who either died of a broken heart, hanged herself in grief, ...


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    Ghost Lady of West 7th St

    Port Arthur, Texas

    106.2 miles from Burke, TX

    It is said that one night, a woman was decapitated here as she was trying to cross the train's path while it was stopped. Folks say her ghost can be seen walking down the tracks.


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    Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    106.4 miles from Burke, TX

    The 1920s art deco auditorium is known for its musical program, the Louisiana Hayride, on which Elvis Presley performed in 1954. Other greats who performed here include Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Johnny Horton. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young man who sits in ...


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    Spring Street Historical Museum

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    107 miles from Burke, TX

    The Spring Street Historical Museum, housed inside the late-1800s Tally’s Bank Building, has a resident ghost thought to be Edward, a former bank manager who worked in the building. One story about Edward says that an employee was about to climb a ladder when he saw the heavy front door ...


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    Jefferson Davis Hospital

    Houston, Texas

    107.2 miles from Burke, TX

    The hospital opened in 1925, and it had been built over an 1840s city cemetery that held thousands of graves. Many were unmarked, suspected to be cholera and yellow fever victims. Although some gravesites were moved, it is said that the actual remains were not transferred along with them. The ...


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    Jefferson Davis Hospital - Elder Street Artists Lofts

    Houston, Texas

    107.2 miles from Burke, TX

    Elder Street Artists Lofts, formerly the Jefferson Davis Hospital, is said to be haunted by deceased hospital patients. The activity here is said to stem from the fact that the site was built over an 1800s cemetery where about 3,000 Civil War and yellow fever victims were buried. Before the ...


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    Spaghetti Warehouse

    Houston, Texas

    107.3 miles from Burke, TX

    Supposedly rife with spirited activity. The haunting tales usually center around an elevator shaft where one or more people plunged to their deaths.


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    La Carafe

    Houston, Texas

    107.4 miles from Burke, TX

    The unoccupied second floor is the site of most of the haunting claims. People report ghostly footsteps and items moving as well as the full-body apparition of a large black male ghost.


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    La Carafe

    Houston, Texas

    107.4 miles from Burke, TX


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    Beckham Hotel

    Mineola, Texas

    107.5 miles from Burke, TX

    This 1880s hotel building is said to be haunted. One ghost, called Elizabeth, wears a long dress and often carries a parasol. Reports say she is most often seen on the stairs on Mondays at about 3 a.m. She is said to have fallen down the stairs to her death. ...


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    Bob Casey Federal Courthouse

    Houston, Texas

    107.7 miles from Burke, TX

    This courthouse is said to be haunted by a former judge who died after complications from surgery. Apparently, unable to let his work go, even after death, he continues to haunt the building. People claim that his chambers are colder than the rest of the building (no reports ...


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    Old Downtown Library - Julia Ideson Building

    Houston, Texas

    107.9 miles from Burke, TX

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of a former caretaker and his dog.


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    Patterson Street

    Houston, Texas

    108.1 miles from Burke, TX

    Some say if you drive down the street slowly you will see black figures begin to follow the car and see handprints appear on the windows. The car will feel very cold in spots.


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    H.E.B. - Auto Zone

    Houston, Texas

    108.1 miles from Burke, TX

    This site formerly was an H.E.B. grocery, and is now an Auto Zone. The ghost of a little girl has been seen walking in the back warehouse. Before the location was bought by H.E.B., it was there that she was murdered after being kidnapped.


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    Railroad Tracks

    Bossier City, Louisiana

    108.1 miles from Burke, TX

    Supposedly the cries of a family who was killed on the tracks can be heard late at night.


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    Old Greenhouse Road

    Katy, Texas

    110.2 miles from Burke, TX

    Urban legend has it that if you turn off your headlights and drive around the corner to the bridge slowly, a mist will form into person-shape. It is said to be the spirit of an older woman who died in a car accident here.


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    Patterson Road Bridge

    Houston, Texas

    110.6 miles from Burke, TX

    At this bridge on Patterson Road, which runs between Highway 6 and Eldridge, visitors have experienced some strange events. It is said that if you park your car on it at night, you will hear tapping all over it. The spirits doing it are reported to be ghostly soldiers who ...


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    Office Building

    Houston, Texas

    113.7 miles from Burke, TX

    Employees here have witnessed footstep sounds and elevators opening by themselves. Objects have been reported to move and disappear, reappearing in different places.


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    Potter Road

    Doyline, Louisiana

    114.2 miles from Burke, TX

    Although the exact location of the accident site is not known, it is reported that four teenagers died in a drunken accident on this road decades ago and every year on the anniversary of their deaths blood runs from the tree they hit.


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    Witch's Grave - Katy Magnolia Cemetery

    Katy, Texas

    117.6 miles from Burke, TX

    The urban legends on witch stories never fail to slay me. This one is just as fascinating. So apparently there was allegedly a 200 lb sphere on top of the Witch's Grave monument and if you read the inscription, looked away and looked back really fast, it would ...


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