Haunted Places in El Refugio, Texas



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    Roma Historic Plaza

    Roma, Texas

    16.9 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The Roma Historic District in Roma, Texas preserves an intact example of a border town in the lower Rio Grande valley. The town was an important port and transshipment point on the Rio Grande from 1829 to the 1880s. The apparition of a beautiful girl in a flowing white dress ...


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    La Lomita Chapel

    Mission, Texas

    29.2 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The historic La Lomita Chapel is said to be haunted by the apparition of a nun who appears suspended in the air in a prayer posture. The apparition has been spotted in broad daylight.


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    Shary Mansion

    Palmhurst, Texas

    30.1 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The ghost of former owner Mr Shary has been seen walking across the road from the cemetery he was buried in back to his house. People have also seen the apparition sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel

    McAllen, Texas

    33.6 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The 1918 Renaissance Casa De Palmas Hotel said to be haunted by the ghost of an elderly lady who appears in the basement. Another female apparition, or perhaps two, have been seen wearing black veils. Police officers were once called to check on a strange woman walking around on one ...


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    San Juan Hotel

    San Juan, Texas

    38.6 miles from El Refugio, TX

    No longer in business, this hotel is said to be the site where a prostitute was once murdered. Folks say you can hear ghostly screaming and crying for help coming from the building, and her apparition can be seen calling and waving from a second-story window at night.


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    Colonial Hotel

    Brownsville, Texas

    83.7 miles from El Refugio, TX

    According to the Texas Hauntings Society, this hotel has several reports of unexplained activity - particularly in room 101, where unseen hands were felt grabbing at guests underneath the sheets, and a creepy apparition of an infant was seen and heard.


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    The University of Texas at Brownsville

    Brownsville, Texas

    84.1 miles from El Refugio, TX

    It is said that this campus sees a lot of ghostly activity. Ghosts of Cavalrymen and Victorian woman have been spotted, library books have flown off shelves, and jukeboxes play by themselves. The reason for the hauntings is that the art center was once a jail, and the library was ...


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    La Posada Hotel

    Laredo, Texas

    92.6 miles from El Refugio, TX

    Formerly a convent, this hotel is now known for its strange spirits, including some nuns' apparitions. Rumor has it that a spook here will assume the form of living employees to trick people, except that it cannot speak. Witnesses also have reported cold spots and the sound of someone calling ...


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    Rio Grande Plaza Hotel

    Laredo, Texas

    92.8 miles from El Refugio, TX

    Superstition plays a role in this hotel's haunting, some say. The largest building in Laredo, it's also the only one to have a 13th floor. Other buildings have renumbered their floors to avoid having a 13th, for superstitious reasons. Folks say the haunt in this hotel is a former worker ...


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    The Hamilton Hotel

    Laredo, Texas

    93 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The 1900 building boasts an additional 9 floors that were added in 1923. It is said to be the tallest in Laredo. Folks have reported the ghostly sounds of children running and playing in the building.


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    Deutz Mansion

    Laredo, Texas

    93.2 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The house was built in 1890 by Max Deutz of German decent, he was son of Joseph Deutz, founder of the Laredo National Bank and of Deutz Bro. Hardware Store. In 1931 Mrs. Mosella Mann, mother of ambassador Thomas C. Mann (Mann Rd. named after him.) died burned to death ...


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    Texas A and M - Turner-Bishop Hall

    Kingsville, Texas

    97.8 miles from El Refugio, TX

    Each hall has its own ghost. At Bishop Hall, a ghostly girl is said to play with students' hair, unlock doors, drag furniture in empty rooms, andn run the showers. At Turner Hall in the second-floor restroom, a black shadow is said to pass quickly from the last toilet to ...


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    Texas A and M - Lewis Hall

    Kingsville, Texas

    97.9 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The hall is said to be haunted by a female student who committed suicide here. Witnesses have seen her apparition, felt cold spots, and described an uneasy feeling of being watched.


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    Texas A and M - College Hall Bell Tower

    Kingsville, Texas

    98 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The bell tower is said to be haunted by a man who hung himself here. At midnight, his shadow is said to appear on all four corners of the bell.


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    Texas A and M - Edward N. Jones Auditorium

    Kingsville, Texas

    98.1 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The 1942 auditorium is said to be haunted by the ghost of a worker who died when he fell out of the rafters during construction. He is said to turn the lights on and off, lock the doors, and knock the costumes off the racks.


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    Old Rialto Theater

    Alice, Texas

    106.1 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The theater closed in the 1980s, but employees there claimed to see shadowy apparitions in the halls and described an eerie feeling of being watched by a presence in the upper levels.


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    Old Hospital

    Alice, Texas

    106.2 miles from El Refugio, TX

    This hospital is now closed, but when it was open there were claims of call bells ringing on their own on the second floor, even when they were unplugged. Since its closing some residents swear they hear moaning coming from the building, and lights flickering in the windows. In more ...


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    Sutherlands Lumber

    Alice, Texas

    106.6 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The site was formerly a Wal-Mart, where a ghost they called Matilde or Matilda liked to play pranks on the employees, damaging merchandise and causing accidents. The building is said to be on the site of the Collins Family homestead, the family who founded the town of Alice. The Old ...


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    Alice Lake

    Alice, Texas

    109.1 miles from El Refugio, TX

    Local legend tells of a little girl who drowned here. Witnesses on the pier have heard her crying for help, seen orbs of light, and felt cold spots.


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    Days Inn Hotel

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    128.9 miles from El Refugio, TX

    The ghost of the famous Tejano singer Selena is said to wander about the room in which she was shot here. Though her apparition has not been seen, folks have reported the faint sound of singing and the smell of roses, along with an overwhelming feeling of sadness.


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    Wilson Plaza

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    130.8 miles from El Refugio, TX

    Originally called the Nixon Building, the 1927 building is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity. Witnesses have had a feeling of being watched, seen shadow figures and heard unexplained noises in their offices here, in the early mornings or late at night. The elevators are said to ...


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    USS Lexington

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    132.1 miles from El Refugio, TX

    Known as the Blue Ghost, the USS Lexington is rumored to be haunted by an engine room operator who was killed in battle and several crew members who were killed in a WWII attack. Besides apparitions, witnesses have heard doors slam, seen lights go off on their own, and felt ...


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    Blackbeard's On the Beach

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    132.3 miles from El Refugio, TX

    It's unsure exactly who haunts this beachside restaurant, but witnesses say he opens doors, makes salt shakers jump and chairs move, and plays other harmless pranks. An apparition was recorded walking in the back dining area after hours. Some believe the ghost is a man who was killed long ago ...


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