Haunted Places in Columbus, Texas



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    Von Minden Hotel

    Schulenburg, Texas

    22 miles from Columbus, TX

    Built in 1927, the Von Minden Hotel is rumored to be haunted by at least two ghosts, perhaps stemming from two known deaths here. Long ago in Room 23, a railroad worker died of an illness in his sleep, and in Room 37 a WWII veteran jumped after finding that ...


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    The Citadel

    Brenham, Texas

    32.2 miles from Columbus, TX

    This 1920's building may be haunted, according to workmen who refurbished the place in the 1990's. They reported seeing a woman wearing expensive jewellery and an old-fashioned white outfit roaming the grounds and the building over the course of the renovations, who always vanished before they had a chance ...


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    F. W. Schuerenberg House

    Brenham, Texas

    32.7 miles from Columbus, TX

    Built in 1895, this historic mansion is rumoured to be haunted by two or more ghosts. The spirit of a young girl in an old-fashioned dress has been seen peering out from the first floor bay window, and the upstairs nursery was once the scene of a tragic suicide. (Submitted ...


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    Today and Yesterday Antiques Store

    Brenham, Texas

    32.9 miles from Columbus, TX

    Formerly the Brenham Grand Opera House, the building dates back to 1872. Although the place now houses a quaint antiques store, some of the former theatre performers appear to have never left. The apparition known as the 'Red Lady' has been seen wandering throughout the building, and objects, especially ...


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    Witch's Grave - Katy Magnolia Cemetery

    Katy, Texas

    42.6 miles from Columbus, 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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    Old Yoakum Community Hospital

    Yoakum, Texas

    46.3 miles from Columbus, TX

    A murdered nurse and a priest who had polio are the two main haunts here. EVPs are picked up, full-bodied apparitions are seen, and EMF meters spike. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Old Greenhouse Road

    Katy, Texas

    51.9 miles from Columbus, 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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    Colorado River Forest

    Bastrop, Texas

    52.5 miles from Columbus, TX

    This location has had numerous sightings of Slenderman. There is a large forest where you can find symbols marked on trees, as well as abandoned buildings. Many sigtings of UFOS's have been reported as well. This place is a hot spot for cryptid activity. (Submitted by Morgan)


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    Office Building

    Houston, Texas

    54 miles from Columbus, 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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    Patterson Road Bridge

    Houston, Texas

    55.1 miles from Columbus, 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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    Saint James Inn

    Gonzales, Texas

    56.8 miles from Columbus, TX

    The 1914 historic inn was built by a merchant seaman, and is allegedly haunted by the former owner, his daughter and three other separate entities. Guest reports range from being awoken by a ghostly man in a dinner suit to seeing a female spirit in old-fashioned clothing roaming the ...


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    Kingsgate Village

    Houston, Texas

    61.8 miles from Columbus, 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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    Grimes County Courthouse

    Anderson, Texas

    63.3 miles from Columbus, 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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    Quoffer's Pub

    Elgin, Texas

    66.7 miles from Columbus, TX

    The 1900's building that houses the bar used to be a funeral home and a mortuary. It is rumoured to be haunted by those who were kept there prior to their burial, and were unable to move on. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Schulman Theater

    Bryan, Texas

    66.8 miles from Columbus, TX

    Although the theater is reported to be under renovations, it is said to be haunted by a young man who resides in the upstairs projection rooms. In life, he is said to have been killed by his partner, with whom he was arguing, and his body was discovered the following ...


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    Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital

    Luling, Texas

    67 miles from Columbus, TX

    Mr. Davis himself is said to haunt this hospital. Staff have reported that doors open and close by themselves and medicine has been knocked to the ground before their eyes.


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    LaSalle Hotel

    Bryan, Texas

    67.5 miles from Columbus, TX

    Apparitions, strange noises and lights turning on and off of their own accord have all been reported at this 1929 hotel. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Patterson Street

    Houston, Texas

    68.1 miles from Columbus, 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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    The San Marcos River Entity

    Luling, Texas

    69.9 miles from Columbus, TX

    An invisible presence haunts the banks of the San Marcos River. An ominous feeling and impressions in the grass mark the place where the invisible presence passes.


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    2309 Wichita Street

    Houston, Texas

    69.9 miles from Columbus, 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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    Old Downtown Library - Julia Ideson Building

    Houston, Texas

    70.3 miles from Columbus, TX

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


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    Bob Casey Federal Courthouse

    Houston, Texas

    70.4 miles from Columbus, 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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    Jefferson Davis Hospital - Elder Street Artists Lofts

    Houston, Texas

    70.4 miles from Columbus, 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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    Jefferson Davis Hospital

    Houston, Texas

    70.4 miles from Columbus, 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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    La Carafe

    Houston, Texas

    70.8 miles from Columbus, 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

    70.8 miles from Columbus, TX


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    Spaghetti Warehouse

    Houston, Texas

    70.9 miles from Columbus, 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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    Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD

    Spring, Texas

    72 miles from Columbus, 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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    Wunsche Brothers Cafe and Saloon

    Spring, Texas

    72 miles from Columbus, 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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    Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall

    Coupland, Texas

    72.7 miles from Columbus, TX

    The Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall dates back to 1910, when the building served as a bordello and a speakeasy. Now rumoured to be one of the most haunted places in the state, the paranormal activity reported at the establishment ranges from appliances turning on and off of ...


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    H.E.B. - Auto Zone

    Houston, Texas

    73 miles from Columbus, 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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    Yorktown Memorial Hospital

    Yorktown, Texas

    77.3 miles from Columbus, TX

    The 1940s hospital closed around 1988, but apparently all of its patients haven't moved out. Witnesses say they have been punched, slapped, kicked or scratched by something unseen, and shadow figures have been seen in the hallways. A man named T.J. who died of a heroin overdose here is said ...


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    First Line Apartments

    Pasadena, Texas

    80.5 miles from Columbus, 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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    Huntsman Chemcial Plant

    Conroe, Texas

    80.6 miles from Columbus, 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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    St. Edward's University

    Austin, Texas

    81.2 miles from Columbus, TX

    There are three popular spots with the haunts at St. Edward's University, according to student lore. One is Doyle Hall where a ghostly nun turns on the showers. Another is Mary Moody Northern Theatre, where the ghost of a young man who hanged himself using the sandbag ropes spooks witnesses. ...


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    Walter Tips House

    Austin, Texas

    81.4 miles from Columbus, TX

    House has a dark energy around it at night. It seems out of place in new location. There's probably a good reason its used by a bank because humans sense its not habitable at night. If you are drawn to these kinds of places you will go into the property and ...


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    Omni Austin Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    81.7 miles from Columbus, TX

    Rumor has it that the ghost at this hotel is the spirit of a man, Jack, who committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. Since he was unable to pay his tab, his name still remains in the computer log. Night staff say they can hear Jack in his room ...


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    Driskill Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    81.7 miles from Columbus, TX

    At this historic hotel, there is a portrait of a little girl holding some flowers on the third floor that causes a bit of a buzz -- literally as well as figuratively. Folks say that when they look at it, they get a curious tingling sensation of their heels being ...


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    Texas Governor's Mansion

    Austin, Texas

    81.9 miles from Columbus, TX

    The 1853 mansion that was home to several Texas governors is said to be haunted. According to reports, the north bedroom is haunted by former governor Pendleton Murrah's nineteen year old nephew. He shot himself when the girl he loved refused his offer of marriage. The ghost of Sam Houston ...


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    Buda Antique Mall

    Buda, Texas

    82.3 miles from Columbus, TX

    The antiques mall is rumoured to be haunted by four spirits, including a ghostly cat and a female presence that is attached to an armoire located at the rear of the store. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Littlefield House

    Austin, Texas

    82.3 miles from Columbus, TX

    Allegedly haunted by the original mistress of the house Alice Littlefield. She is variously reported to have been either insane or possibly agoraphobic, whatever the case, it appears that she rarely left the house in life and it is claimed that her ghost still haunts it to this day. ...


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    Inn at Pearl Street

    Austin, Texas

    82.5 miles from Columbus, TX

    A ghost or two are said to haunt this inn, an 1896 building that was originally a private home for Judge Charles A. Wilcox and family. It had fallen into disrepair by the 1980s, and it was purchased and renovated as an inn in the 1990s. The apparition of a ...


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    Inn at Pearl Street

    Austin, Texas

    82.5 miles from Columbus, TX

    A ghost or two are said to haunt this inn, an 1896 building that was originally a private home for Judge Charles A. Wilcox and family. It had fallen into disrepair by the 1980s, and it was purchased and renovated as an inn in the 1990s. The apparition of a ...


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    Austin Tavern

    Austin, Texas

    82.5 miles from Columbus, TX

    Rumored to once have been a brothel, the tavern is believed to be haunted by a murdered prostitute named Emily. So the story goes, she and her daughter were killed by soldiers in the 1940s. Witnesses have been pinched, tapped, and watched by an unseen presence, and have heard the ...


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    Thompson Island Bridge

    San Marcos, Texas

    84.1 miles from Columbus, TX

    Thompson Island Bridge is said to be a favorite spot for the spirit of a Confederate soldier. His apparition, with his rifle, is said to appear more often before or during times of war. According to legend, the man lived in a nearby cabin and had made a promise with ...


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    Martha Chapel Cemetery - Demon's Road

    Huntsville, Texas

    84.6 miles from Columbus, 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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    Home Depot

    Austin, Texas

    84.9 miles from Columbus, TX

    This Home Depot is rumored to be haunted by a ghost employees call Fred. Actually, according to a report, the ghost is a craftsman named Herbert who passed away at age 74 in his workshop. He was cremated, and his ashes were let go in the outdoor garden section of ...


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    Milam Street

    Seguin, Texas

    85.9 miles from Columbus, TX

    Milam Street is haunted, locals say, by a headless ghost. Although the ghost's identity is unknown, his pattern is unwavering: He walks from Riverside Cemetery due north. He's thought to be a Confederate soldier who lost his head to a cannonball.


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    Austin Pizza Garden

    Austin, Texas

    87 miles from Columbus, TX

    People have reported seeing floating heads watching them in the pizza parlour. Staff and diners alike have also reported seeing weird apparitions roaming the empty lot behind the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Texas Lutheran University

    Seguin, Texas

    87.3 miles from Columbus, TX

    The Wupperman Theatre is said to house the ghost of a small girl wearing a blue dress, and she seems to want to play hide-and-seek. Lights flicker and the trap door opens by itself at times. In the Trinity Building dorm, lights can be seen to flicker on and off, ...


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