Haunted Places in Gary, Texas



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    Keachi Women's College

    Keachi, Louisiana

    29.2 miles from Gary, TX

    Cold spots and ghostly moans are reported to happen on the second floor.


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    Turner Auditorium

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    32.6 miles from Gary, TX

    A ghost named Chester haunts the theater building, who is rumored to have been an architect of the building, but passed away before its completion. Legend has it that the building was erected backward and he killed himself in disgrace. His ghost has manifested as a face on a stage ...


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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Griffith Hall

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    32.8 miles from Gary, TX

    On the third floor, rumor has it that a female student once jumped out the window after playing with a Ouija board. Her ghost causes the lights in the shower room to flicker at the same time every night, at the exact time she died. Her apparition has been seen ...


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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Mays Hall 11

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    32.8 miles from Gary, TX

    According to some reports, the building was once a hospital with a morgue in the basement. Other reports say the city hospital did not actually have a morgue in the basement. A 1940s-era ruined bomb shelter is said to be one one end. An eerie, negative feeling is said to ...


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    Sterne-Hoya House

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    33.8 miles from Gary, TX

    An former housekeeper reported that she felt a happy presence in the house, and described a gentle pressure upon her body while in the attic. She encountered a negative feeling in the cellar.


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    Buena Vista Plantation

    Gary, Louisiana

    36.6 miles from Gary, TX

    It's a plantation. In the south. It was used for a Civil War hospital. Of course it's haunted. The usual - civil war soldiers have been spotted. Currently a private home and not open to the public.


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    Old Greenwood Cemetery

    Greenwood, Louisiana

    37.2 miles from Gary, TX

    It's a cemetery. Of course it's haunted.


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    Old Jail - Pea Farm

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    39.3 miles from Gary, TX

    The old jail is reported to be haunted by former inmates, especially in the women's section of the jail. Those wishing to view it for themselves should be aware that the jail is owned by the GE plant next door and they do call the cops and prosecute anyone ...


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    Old Ellerbe School

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    48.9 miles from Gary, TX

    Rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of children who died in a fire at the school.


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    Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    49 miles from Gary, TX

    The 1920s art deco auditorium is known for its musical program, the Louisiana Hayride, on which Elvis Presley performed in 1954. Other greats who performed here include Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Johnny Horton. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young man who sits in ...


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    Spring Street Historical Museum

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    49.6 miles from Gary, TX

    The Spring Street Historical Museum, housed inside the late-1800s Tally’s Bank Building, has a resident ghost thought to be Edward, a former bank manager who worked in the building. One story about Edward says that an employee was about to climb a ladder when he saw the heavy front door ...


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    White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.1 miles from Gary, TX

    A ghost named Ida Sue, a young blonde girl, is said to haunt this inn. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions, quilts that move by themselves, and more strange sounds. Folks say sneezing and coughing can be heard day and night, thought to be a residual haunting from someone who once ...


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    The Grove

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.1 miles from Gary, TX

    Also known as the Stilley-Young House, The Grove is an 1861 house, reportedly very much a hotspot for paranormal activity, that has been featured on many TV shows and in many magazines over the years. Owners have described phantom odors, shadowy figures, moving objects, apparitions, and lights that turn on ...


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    The Excelsior House

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.3 miles from Gary, TX

    This old hotel is said to be haunted by a headless ghost who roams the second floor. Another ghost lives here as well: a woman who wears black and carries a baby. It is said that the woman's apparition has frightened many guests, including film director Steven Spielberg.


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    The Jefferson Hotel

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.3 miles from Gary, TX

    Those who stay here should be warned: Room 19 is said to be haunted. A hotel employee reported hearing voices from the room when it was vacant, and guests staying there have claimed to feel they were being watched by an unseen presence.


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    Alley-McKay House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.3 miles from Gary, TX

    You may want to hang on to your drawers if you visit this pretty inn. The ghosts of two house slaves of long ago, Mr. Alfred and Patricia or Aunt Patty, are known for stealing folks' underwear.


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    Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.4 miles from Gary, TX

    The apparition of well-dressed man has appeared to both residents and guests. His identity is a mystery, but he is the subject of many ghostly local legends.


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    Cavalier House

    Jefferson, Texas

    50.6 miles from Gary, TX

    This 1950s tavern building was eventually turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses at the inn say there have been residual hauntings from the tavern times. Folks have heard music, voices and footsteps. Reports say the building is either for sale or has been recently purchased.


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    Railroad Tracks

    Bossier City, Louisiana

    50.8 miles from Gary, TX

    Supposedly the cries of a family who was killed on the tracks can be heard late at night.


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    Taylortown Tower

    Elm Grove, Louisiana

    51.7 miles from Gary, TX

    It's an eerie looking tower standing all alone in a field. Of course people will say it's haunted. It pretty much has to be. Rumor has it that it is haunted by yet another jilted bride, who either died of a broken heart, hanged herself in grief, ...


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    Grady Hill

    Many, Louisiana

    54.7 miles from Gary, TX

    One of the numerous La Llorona or "weeping woman" haunting claims.


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    Killough Monument

    Bullard, Texas

    56.9 miles from Gary, TX

    Killough Monument stands in remembrance of the 1838 Killough Massacre, said to be the largest and last Native American attack in East Texas. Eighteen people were killed here, and it's said that at least some of their spirits have remained behind. Visitors have seen black apparitions and noticed strange feelings ...


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    Potter Road

    Doyline, Louisiana

    61.1 miles from Gary, TX

    Although the exact location of the accident site is not known, it is reported that four teenagers died in a drunken accident on this road decades ago and every year on the anniversary of their deaths blood runs from the tree they hit.


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    Diboll House

    Diboll, Texas

    63.1 miles from Gary, 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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    Slaton Cemetery

    Daingerfield, Texas

    69.6 miles from Gary, TX

    Slaton Cemetery has earned itself the nickname "Blue Light Cemetery" because of its ghostly blue light that is said to float around here. Cold spots and bushes that move without a breeze also have been reported, as has a mysterious tractor beam that dragged in a driver's car while something ...


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    Northwestern State University Campus

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    77.2 miles from Gary, TX

    A ghostly woman that students call Isabella is reported to haunt the campus.


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    Front Street

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    77.6 miles from Gary, TX

    The street is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a confederate soldier.


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    Beckham Hotel

    Mineola, Texas

    78.6 miles from Gary, TX

    This 1880s hotel building is said to be haunted. One ghost, called Elizabeth, wears a long dress and often carries a parasol. Reports say she is most often seen on the stairs on Mondays at about 3 a.m. She is said to have fallen down the stairs to her death. ...


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    Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

    Gibsland, Louisiana

    80 miles from Gary, TX

    They say that on the night of the full moon, you can hear the sounds of gunfire. Which doesn't make a whole lot of sense since Bonnie and Clyde died in the bright morning sunshine, but regardless, it's an interesting spot to visit, just a little pull out on the ...


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    Conway Cemetery

    Bradley, Arkansas

    84.3 miles from Gary, TX

    Conway Cemetery Historic State Park, named after the first governor of Arkansas James S. Conway, is an 11.5-acre park that includes a half-acre family cemetery where Conway is buried. Witnesses say you can hear disembodied voices here around midnight at the full moon, perhaps stemming from a nearby tree where ...


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    St. Maurice Plantation

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    84.6 miles from Gary, TX

    It is said that the ghost of a child comes from the cemetery and visits the manor home, making sudden noises or rushing past. He also likes to change the pages on the calendar. He is believed to have started the fire that burned the mansion down in 1980.


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    Magnolia Plantation

    Cloutierville, Louisiana

    90.2 miles from Gary, TX

    The 1830 Magnolia Plantation has a main plantation house, slaves' quarters, store, blacksmith shop and slave hospital. The site, built by Ambrose Lecomte II and his wife Julia Buard, is now owned by the National Park Service and is believed to be haunted by mistreated slaves. Reports say that the ...


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    Clifton Cemetery

    Emory, Texas

    104.4 miles from Gary, TX

    The story was told to me from my mother .... When she was a child a little girl had passed away around 10 or 11 years old. After her grave was prepared (dug) ground water had seeped into the grave. That night she came to the grave diggers and warned ...


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    Cameo Trio Theatre

    Magnolia, Arkansas

    108 miles from Gary, TX

    Theater number 3 is reportedly haunted. No real information on how it's haunted. But people say it's haunted, so that should be good enough.


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    Southern Arkansas University

    Magnolia, Arkansas

    109.3 miles from Gary, TX

    In Bussey Hall, the ghost of a female student who hanged herself in one of the rooms in the 1950s is said to appear. And in the Horton Theater, the ghost of a student actress who was killed by a train on her way to her starring performance has been ...


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Huntsville, Texas

    113.4 miles from Gary, TX

    At this cemetery where renowned General Sam Houston is buried, there is a statue commonly called "Black Jesus." According to legend, the bronze statue was erected over the grave of a 5-year-old boy, and it sooned turned deep black. No amount of cleaning could restore the color of the statue. ...


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    Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville - Walls Unit

    Huntsville, Texas

    113.8 miles from Gary, TX

    Although it hasn't been in use since the 1950s, this unit, an abandoned death row, is said to be haunted. Witnesses describe apparitions and unexplained sounds here as well as on the nearby catwalk; it is reported that on one Halloween, a correctional supervisor recorded the sound of a disembodied ...


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    Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    Huntsville, Texas

    114.4 miles from Gary, TX

    Said to be haunted, the Woodland Home at this museum site is a bit of a mystery. Folks say from the loft you can hear the sounds of unseen people walking beneath you and even see their footprints in the gravel below, leading to the house. It is said that ...


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    Steam Boat House

    Huntsville, Texas

    114.5 miles from Gary, TX

    The Steam Boat House on the Park Grounds of the Museum. It is located behind and off to the side of the Gift Shop. Sam Houston lived, died, and was funeralized in this house. Vague reports of paranormal activity here but no solid details. (Submitted by Tabitha)


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    Martha Chapel Cemetery - Demon's Road

    Huntsville, Texas

    121 miles from Gary, 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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