Haunted Places in Byers, Texas



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    Witches Gate

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    17.6 miles from Byers, 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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    Murders at Hammon and Hatton

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    20.2 miles from Byers, 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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    Dr. White's Sanitorium - Old Insane Asylum

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    20.6 miles from Byers, 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

    21.2 miles from Byers, 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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    Pinky's Cave

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    21.6 miles from Byers, 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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    Goat Man of Wellington Lane

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    22.9 miles from Byers, 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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    North Texas State Hospital

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    24.5 miles from Byers, TX

    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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    Drunk Tom - Lake Wichita

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    25.2 miles from Byers, TX

    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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    Tucker Cemetery

    Duncan, Oklahoma

    28.6 miles from Byers, 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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    Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road

    Electra, Texas

    38.7 miles from Byers, 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

    40.2 miles from Byers, 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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    Spur Hotel

    Archer City, Texas

    41.1 miles from Byers, 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

    41.2 miles from Byers, 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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    Old Plantation Restaurant

    Medicine Park, Oklahoma

    48.9 miles from Byers, 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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    Eskridge Hotel Museum

    Wynnewood, Oklahoma

    70.5 miles from Byers, 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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    Veteran's Lake

    Sulphur, Oklahoma

    74.8 miles from Byers, TX

    There are a few stories surrounding this public lake. Some say a boy swimming here once drowned, and his mother also drowned trying to rescue him; her apparition has been seen hovering on the lake's surface. Another story is that it was a teen girl who died in a boating ...


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    Salem Presbyterian - Family Land Church

    Sulphur, Oklahoma

    79.4 miles from Byers, TX

    According to one local legend about this church and its surrounding area, around the turn of the century a man killed his wife and daughter here and buried them nearby. He committed suicide later, and his apparition has been seen on the property. The screams of his family have been ...


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    Blanchard Cemetery

    Blanchard, Oklahoma

    81.4 miles from Byers, 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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    Shortgrass Playhouse - Hobart Fire Department

    Hobart, Oklahoma

    83.8 miles from Byers, 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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    Campus Theater

    Denton, Texas

    84.6 miles from Byers, 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

    84.7 miles from Byers, 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

    84.7 miles from Byers, 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

    84.7 miles from Byers, 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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    Kendall's Restaurant

    Noble, Oklahoma

    86.7 miles from Byers, 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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    The Crazy Water Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    86.9 miles from Byers, 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

    87.1 miles from Byers, 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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    Goatman's Bridge - Old Alton Bridge

    Argyle, Texas

    90.1 miles from Byers, 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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    Historic Sooner Theater

    Norman, Oklahoma

    90.3 miles from Byers, TX

    The 1929 Sooner Theater is haunted by the 'White Lady', the apparition of an elegant woman in a white dress seen descending the main staircase. Others claim to have heard the wails of a crying baby. The theater is a stop on the local ghost tour. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    S and J Marketplace

    Norman, Oklahoma

    90.4 miles from Byers, TX

    The antiques store is rumoured to be haunted. Disembodied footsteps have been heard in empty aisles, and temperature drops have been reported with no apparent source. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Baker Mansion

    Weatherford, Texas

    93.4 miles from Byers, 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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    Green Olive Interiors

    Keller, Texas

    95.4 miles from Byers, 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

    96.2 miles from Byers, 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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    Moore First United Methodist Church

    Moore, Oklahoma

    96.4 miles from Byers, TX

    The church turned 125 this year and has some history. As a 125 year old church something probably haunts it. It has been set on fire, torn down, and a whole lot of other stuff. some people have said that a black shadow in the shape of a woman. ...


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    Lake Worth Castle

    Fort Worth, Texas

    97.2 miles from Byers, 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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    Miss Molly's Hotel

    Fort Worth, Texas

    100.8 miles from Byers, 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

    100.8 miles from Byers, 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

    100.9 miles from Byers, 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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    Nash Farm

    Grapevine, Texas

    100.9 miles from Byers, 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

    101 miles from Byers, 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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    Sacred Heart Mission Site and Cemetery

    Konawa, Oklahoma

    101.5 miles from Byers, TX

    The Sacred Heart Mission was established in 1876 and later became a convent and a school for girls. The initial heritage site was destroyed by fire in 1901, but the mission site was rebuilt. Ruins of many past buildings are still visible today, and so are the spirits that haunted ...


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    Old Bessie Gymnasium

    Bessie, Oklahoma

    101.7 miles from Byers, TX

    The old gymnasium used to be a morgue, and there have been reports of paranormal activity inside the old building. The apparition of a previous caretaker from the building has been in the gymnasium wearing a top hat and a black trench coat. He disappears when approached by visitors or ...


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    Violet Springs Cemetery

    Konawa, Oklahoma

    101.8 miles from Byers, TX

    Witnesses have reported phantom growling noises near a grave with a headstone that says "murdered by human wolves." However, rumor has it that tombstone inscription actually refers, albeit cryptically, to the fact that the woman buried here was killed by a botched abortion attempt.


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    Langston's Western Wear

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    102.2 miles from Byers, TX

    The 1919 building that houses Langston's Western Wear was originally a dance hall and bar. It is said to be haunted by two ghosts, Rose and Patty, who are trying to find each other. The 1920s-1930s women were sisters and taxi dancers at the dance hall when a jealous boyfriend ...


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    W.E. Scott Theatre

    Fort Worth, Texas

    102.8 miles from Byers, 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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    Fort Reno

    El Reno, Oklahoma

    103.5 miles from Byers, TX

    Fort Reno, named for General Jesse L. Reno, who died at the Battle of South Mountain, became a permanent post in July 1875. It is said to be haunted by shadow figures, apparitions of children, and phantom sounds made by ghostly soldiers.


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    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

    Fort Worth, Texas

    103.6 miles from Byers, 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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    David Dalton Salon

    Fort Worth, Texas

    103.6 miles from Byers, 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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    Bethel Cemetery

    Coppell, Texas

    103.8 miles from Byers, TX

    Bethel Cemetery, founded in 1853, reportedly contains a haunted grave marked with strange symbols. Legend has it that photographs of this grave, belonging to Oda Kirby ("Lived and Died Sept 17, 1909"), will all turn out overexposed.


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    Thistle Hill

    Fort Worth, Texas

    104.1 miles from Byers, 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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    The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    104.1 miles from Byers, TX

    Rumor has it that a former maid killed herself and her illegitimate daughter by jumping out the window here. It is these deaths that folks say spurred the hauntings. Female guests have reported hearing infants' cries during the night, and male guests have been propositioned by a female voice, or ...


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