Haunted Places in Central Gardens, Texas



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    Lamar University - Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Beaumont, Texas

    5.8 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Ghost Lady of West 7th St

    Port Arthur, Texas

    9.7 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Holiday Inn

    Beaumont, Texas

    9.9 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Forest Lawn - Kissing Statue

    Beaumont, Texas

    10.5 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Big Woods Cemetery

    Vinton, Louisiana

    35.8 miles from Central Gardens, TX

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


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    Light of Saratoga - Bragg Road Ghost Lights

    Saratoga, Texas

    40.4 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Chambersea

    Anahuac, Texas

    43.1 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    The Historic Ott Hotel

    Liberty, Texas

    47.1 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Calcasieu Courthouse

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    50.2 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    Calcasieu Courthouse is said to be haunted by Toni Jo McQuiston (born Annie Beatrice McQuiston), a murderess and the only female to die in Louisiana’s electric chair. Toni was a beauty but a tough girl, into drugs and prostitution. But after she fell in love with Claude Henry (nicknamed Cowboy)at ...


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    Cork Grinders Wine and Coffee Bar

    Baytown, Texas

    60.1 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Point Bolivar Lighthouse

    Bolivar Peninsula, Texas

    62.7 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    According to legend, the keepers son killed his family now he haunts the grounds trying to find his dead parents. this 116 foot black lighthouse was built in 1872 but is no longer in use. (Submitted by Nathaniel)


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    Bishop's Palace

    Galveston, Texas

    66.4 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The Bishop's Palace was finished in 1893, and was survived the Great Hurricane of 1900. Rumour has it the protective former owner, Walter Gresham, still haunts the place, and has been known to appear during freak weather events. Witnesses say his spirit appears agitated, pacing back and forth across ...


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    The Victorian Inn

    Galveston, Texas

    66.5 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The third floor Zachary Suite - in king bedroom an unseen woman hums a happy tune. In the living room, a man whistling and being touched on the shoulder has been reported. In the queen room someone reports being touched on the back from shoulder to shoulder. On the ...


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    Ashton Villa

    Galveston, Texas

    67 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    Miss Bettie, daughter of the historic Ashton Villa's first owner James Moreau Brown, is rumored to have haunted the house since its 1975 restoration. Her apparition has been seen in a long turquoise dress on the second-floor landing. Her pianist sister may be here too, some say, because the piano ...


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    Hotel Galvez

    Galveston, Texas

    67.1 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    Said to be the oldest hotel on the island, Hotel Galvez has a haunted room 505. Reports say that very few people actually stay all night in that room, because there is an eerie presence that makes them feel uncomfortable. The mysterious scent of gardenias is said to be a ...


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    1895 Moody Mansion

    Galveston, Texas

    67.2 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    This 1895 mansion is open to the public for tours. Visitors have reported disembodied footsteps and apparitions which have shown up in photographs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Van Alstyne House

    Galveston, Texas

    67.4 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The 1891 'Gingerbread House' housed an antiques store for many years, until the owners left due to the overwhelming paranormal activity. Reports ranged from tables being flipped over by unseen hands to a foreign voice that told a visitor that he would die if he didn't leave right away. (Submitted ...


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    Midnite Slice

    Seabrook, Texas

    67.6 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    Midnite Slice is housed in the original Seabrook Post Office. Reports include doors opening and closing by themselves and a broken oven timer ringing. Alarms going off by themselves. A woman visited Midnite Slice claiming her the ghost of her mother was at the location and she stopped by to visit. While ...


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    Michael B. Menard House

    Galveston, Texas

    67.9 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The 1838 historic mansion is the oldest house in town, and may be one of the most haunted. A former owner would hold séances in the house until his death, and supposedly encountered a number of spirits from a bygone era. However, most of the ghosts haunting this place ...


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    First Line Apartments

    Pasadena, Texas

    73.6 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The apparition of a woman in white haunts the apartment complex. She has been seen pacing the hallways and walking in and out of rooms in owners suites. She has also been seen by motorists staring down into the street late at night. Residents have reported hearing strange noises and ...


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    H.E.B. - Auto Zone

    Houston, Texas

    80.4 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Spaghetti Warehouse

    Houston, Texas

    82.2 miles from Central Gardens, 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

    82.3 miles from Central Gardens, TX


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    La Carafe

    Houston, Texas

    82.3 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Jefferson Davis Hospital

    Houston, Texas

    82.6 miles from Central Gardens, 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

    82.6 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Bob Casey Federal Courthouse

    Houston, Texas

    82.7 miles from Central Gardens, 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

    82.8 miles from Central Gardens, TX

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


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    2309 Wichita Street

    Houston, Texas

    83.7 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The unusually pointy and turreted private home at 2309 Wichita St., made up of half-timbered gables, spires and rooftop decks, is rumored to be haunted, perhaps by former owner and former VA nurse Charles Fondow, who passed away in 2011 in a Barbados hospital at age 64 after becoming ill ...


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    Wunsche Brothers Cafe and Saloon

    Spring, Texas

    84.1 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Patterson Street

    Houston, Texas

    84.9 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Huntsman Chemcial Plant

    Conroe, Texas

    85 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD

    Spring, Texas

    87.1 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Kingsgate Village

    Houston, Texas

    92.2 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    The ghost of a girl apparently haunts the apartment complex. There's a story of her ghost seeking revenge and killing her unfaithful boyfriend but the story is so obviously the product of an overactive, watched-too-many-B-movies mentality that we can't be bothered to reproduce here. Just because one believes ...


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    Diboll House

    Diboll, Texas

    93.7 miles from Central Gardens, 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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    Elizabeth Town Hall

    Elizabeth, Louisiana

    94.2 miles from Central Gardens, TX

    Probably the only thing to beware at this town hall are the very sketchy rumors of it being haunted. Very little anecdotal evidence exists to support the claims, but we'll include it for the sake of completeness.


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