Cameron Park - Jacob's Ladder

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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 woman will feel invisible hands tugging at her clothing.

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    Geographic Information

    Cameron Park
    Waco, TX
    United States

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    31.5835534, -97.15619549999997
    McLennan County, Texas
    Nearest Towns:
    Waco, TX (2.4 mi.)
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    Robinson, TX (8.4 mi.)
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    1. McLennan County Paranormal Investigations will be investigating Jacob’s Ladder as part of our up-coming haunted Cameron Park tour! We will post what we find

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