Haunted Places in Fort Gates, Texas



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    Coryell County Courthouse

    Gatesville, Texas

    3.5 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The 1897 courthouse building is haunted by a male spirit known as 'Elroy'. Cold breezes have been reported, furniture moves around of its own accord and visitors have felt an invisible person brushing past them in the corridors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hastings Books - Randalls Food Store

    Killeen, Texas

    21.5 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Employees here have felt a ghostly presence who has been known to knock merchandise off racks or set up pyramids of canned food in the aisles during the night.


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    Wedemeyer Academy

    Belton, Texas

    27.5 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Formerly a boy's school during the 1800's, this historic building may soon become a bed and breakfast inn. The place is haunted by a number of spirits, including former students and the apparition of a former owner. Footsteps have been heard on the stairs, and a strange voice has ...


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    Old Bell County Jail

    Belton, Texas

    27.6 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Dating back to the 1850's, the old county jail is now a private residence. Reports say a glaring man, possibly a former prisoner, was seen staring down into the street when the place was for sale for a period of time. Upon investigation, the building was empty. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Maxdale Cemetery and Bridge

    Killeen, Texas

    29.4 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Pay a visit here and you may encounter a ghost with a limp, who may have been a former cemetery caretaker. Folks say the small iron bridge here is haunted as well. Local legend has it that if you stop on the bridge, turn off your headlights, count to 10, ...


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    Rainbow Lake

    Woodway, Texas

    29.8 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Local legends surrounding this area include witchcraft and peeping Toms. Folks have seen figures and heard screams, and a ghostly man is said to roam in the deep woods. This is a private area; no trespassing is allowed.


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    Cameron Park - Witch's Castle

    Waco, Texas

    34.5 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Cameron Park is a busy place for the paranormal - check out nearby "Lover's Leap" and "Jacob's Ladder" for examples. But by far the most well-known story is that of the Witch's Castle, which is the popular name for a set of ruins found deep within the park. ...


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    Cameron Park - Lover's Leap

    Waco, Texas

    34.6 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    There are countless "Lover's Leaps" - it seems that whenever there is a tall cliff somewhere in the world, someone has spun a story about two star-crossed lovers who decided to end their lives there, because society wouldn't let them be together in peace. Well, here's another one - ...


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    Cameron Park - Jacob's Ladder

    Waco, Texas

    34.9 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    An old staircase called "Jacob's Ladder" is found near the south end of Cameron Park, near Redwood Shelter. It is 88 steps from start to finish, and can be daunting on a summer day. But locals swear that if a couple tackles the infamous staircase at night, the ...


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    Lindsey Hollow Road

    Waco, Texas

    34.9 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Local legend has it that two brothers haunt this area. Vigilantes hanged them from a tree here in the 1880s. Witnesses have seen their apparitions hanging from the tree, have heard screams and have described a feeling of being paralyzed.


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    Armstrong Browning Library

    Waco, Texas

    36 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Famed writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning's ghost is said to walk here at night, carrying a candle and wearing a white gown. She has also been seen looking out an upstairs window. There is a statue of Browning in front of the library, and although its arms are at its sides, ...


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    M.B. Lockett Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The third floor of 1896 building is haunted. Housing a banquet hall, staff would often report hearing disembodied footsteps and furniture moving around from the otherwise empty room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Masonic Building - Gumbo's North

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    A restaurant serving delicious southern cuisine now stands on the premises of this 1900 masonic building, which is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the upstairs apartments reported that doors would open and close of their own accord, and cold spots and a strange presence were also felt. (Submitted ...


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    1894 Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Dating back to (you guessed it) 1894, this old building is now an artists studio. The place is haunted by Luther Saint Paul Miller, a former owner. His apparition used to be seen standing at the top of the staircase, but he has not been seen since the interior ...


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    Williamson County Courthouse

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The 1911 courthouse building is haunted by a woman in a long dress, who has been seen throughout the building wandering around in a dazed state. In the archival room, book pages have been known to flip over by themselves, and a ghostly man has been seen vanishing around ...


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    Cobblestone Antiques

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    This antiques store is rumoured to be haunted by three spirits from a historical era. Dating back to 1895, much of the paranormal activity, including strange noises and items being thrown by unseen hands, has been reported in the upstairs section of the shop. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Palace Theater

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.8 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The 1925 historic theater is rumoured to be haunted by the apparitions of a man, a woman and a child. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Georgetown Art Center

    Georgetown, Texas

    52.8 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    In this 1894 former firehouse, visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and have seen the apparition of a man in old-fashioned cowboy attire. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    1895 Tarlton House

    Hillsboro, Texas

    54.4 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    At this bed-and-breakfast inn, as the name implies built in 1895, builder Mr. Tarlton himself is said to wander in spirit. Rumor has it that he hanged himself on floor 3 after his second wife died. Witnesses have heard his footsteps and felt cool gusts of wind on their faces. ...


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    Kyle Cemetery

    Cleburne, Texas

    56.5 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Our team went out here after just finding the cemetery at random. We were actually trying to film an episode somewhere that had no history where we thought we wouldn't find much of anything. We were trying to have an episode where we could debunk a lot of typical things ...


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    Glen Hotel

    Glen Rose, Texas

    57.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The 1928 hotel has a chequered past of murder, tragedy and despair, but also one of hope and joy. The original hotel closed during the war, and became a home for women whose husbands were fighting overseas. During the 1970's, the hotel reopened its doors to the guest clientele, and ...


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    The Bayou Cajun Restaurant

    Glen Rose, Texas

    58.2 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    This local eatery is rumoured to be haunted by a man associated with the building's past. Maurice Pylant, a former owner, died in 1996, but some believe he never left his beloved establishment. Staff and diners claim to have seen his apparition and smelt smoke from his favourite cigars. ...


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    Old Foamy Road

    Cleburne, Texas

    65.1 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Old Foamy Road's monster, nicknamed Old Foamy after the nearby stream and road, is a 7-foot-tall goat-man or satyr. According to local lore, those who park on Old Foamy Road near the stream, turn off the lights and honk three times will call up the monster. The legend is believed ...


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    Calvert Hotel

    Calvert, Texas

    67.6 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Dating back to 1872, the hotel lies adjacent to the railway tracks and served as accommodation for weary railroad travellers. Lamps in some guest rooms have been known to turn on and off of their own accord, and rhythmic knocking has been reported on the ceiling and the walls, ...


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    The Laughing Lady Tea Room

    Calvert, Texas

    67.6 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The nineteenth-century building was formerly a tea room named for the resident ghost, but has now been refurbished as a furniture store. Staff and diners claim to have heard a woman's laughter echoing through the building during the early afternoon, and have seen a woman in old-fashioned dress wandering ...


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    Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall

    Coupland, Texas

    67.6 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Ingraham Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Calvert, Texas

    67.8 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The historic building was supposed to serve as the county courthouse, but an outbreak of yellow fever saw the judicial court moved to a nearby township. Constructed in the 1870's, the building was refurbished as a bed and breakfast inn. Around this time, the story of a ghostly woman ...


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    Wright Plaza Building

    Cleburne, Texas

    68.1 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Passer-by's in the street have reportedly seen the apparition of a young woman staring down into the street from the second floor of the historic building. The second floor is also haunted by an angry entity, accompanied by a cold presence. The aroma of perfume has been smelt by visitors ...


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    Antioch Rest Cemetery

    Grandview, Texas

    69.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Antioch Rest Cemetery in Grandview Texas has a long history of paranormal activity. People have reported that they have had rocks thrown at their cars when parked across the road or even when driving by with nobody around. We experienced this for ourselves, and while we weren't able to ...


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    Granbury Opera House

    Granbury, Texas

    72.2 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Granbury Opera House is reported to be haunted by a Shakespeare-loving apparition of a tall figure in black, with black boots. He is known at times to break into a spirited--no pun intended--performance. Some believe he is the ghost of John Wilkes Booth.


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    Nutt House Historic Hotel

    Granbury, Texas

    72.3 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    This 1893 limestone building has housed a hotel since the turn of the twentieth century, and was a home-style restaurant for several decades as well. The building is supposed to be haunted by the apparition of a woman in old-fashioned garb, who many believe is Mary Lou Watkins, a ...


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    Dabb's Railroad Hotel

    Llano, Texas

    72.5 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The hotel dates back to 1907, and was situated near the railroad to draw in weary travellers. Apparently, some were so tired that they never left, according to the current owners. During the renovations, a lot of ghostly activity was reported, although it settled down after their completion. ...


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    Dresden Cemetery

    Barry, Texas

    74 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Rumors have it that this cemetery was built on an old Native American burial ground and that behind the back chain link fence you can see the sunken in graves of slaves. I don't know if any of this is true but the paranormal activity that occurs here cannot be ...


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    Lone Oak Cemetery

    Blooming Grove, Texas

    74.9 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The Lone Oak Cemetery is a small graveyard that's rumored to be haunted by ghosts who whisper and make odd noises and flicking sounds along the barbed wire.


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    Quoffer's Pub

    Elgin, Texas

    75.3 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Littlefield House

    Austin, Texas

    76.8 miles from Fort Gates, 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

    77.2 miles from Fort Gates, 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

    77.2 miles from Fort Gates, 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

    77.6 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Texas Governor's Mansion

    Austin, Texas

    77.9 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Omni Austin Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    78.1 miles from Fort Gates, 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

    78.2 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Walter Tips House

    Austin, Texas

    80.2 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Austin Pizza Garden

    Austin, Texas

    80.9 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    St. Edward's University

    Austin, Texas

    80.9 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Home Depot

    Austin, Texas

    81.2 miles from Fort Gates, 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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    Flatrock Park - Lake Brownwood

    Brownwood, Texas

    84.3 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The lake is said to be haunted: Folks often have troubles with their boats, or have had their boats damaged by an unseen source, when trying to use the ramp. Also, several swimmers in this area have drowned. Locals blame a ghost who drowned in the Pecan Bayou before Lake ...


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    Emhouse School

    Corsicana, Texas

    84.7 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    This schoolhouse has been abandoned since the late 1950's, but allegedly paranormal activity has been and is still being reported inside the abandoned building. People have seen a flying apparition on the upper level of the building, and spectral lights have been observed on the upper and lower levels of ...


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    Rogers Hotel

    Waxahachie, Texas

    84.8 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    The building that once housed the Rogers Hotel is now reported to be an office building, but it has a haunted history. According to reports, a live-in maintenance man got the fright of his life when a stranger in period clothing knocked at his door while the hotel was still ...


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    Catfish Plantation

    Waxahachie, Texas

    84.9 miles from Fort Gates, TX

    Seen on many TV shows, Catfish Plantation was a historic house that was turned into a restaurant. The spirits attached to the town must have liked the idea. The friendly haunts here have been reported to flirt with the women, brew up a pot of coffee, or set fry baskets ...


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