Michael B. Menard House

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The 1838 historic mansion is the oldest house in town, and may be one of the most haunted. A former owner would hold séances in the house until his death, and supposedly encountered a number of spirits from a bygone era. However, most of the ghosts haunting this place date back to the Great Hurricane of 1900, including a horde of ghostly children playing in the garden and a female spectre both seen and heard sobbing at the foot of the grand staircase.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

1605 33rd Street
Galveston, TX
United States

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29.2913393, -94.80223419999999
Galveston County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Galveston, TX (0.7 mi.)
Bayou Vista, TX (8.6 mi.)
Texas City, TX (8.8 mi.)
La Marque, TX (11.5 mi.)
Jamaica Beach, TX (12.8 mi.)
Hitchcock, TX (13.5 mi.)
San Leon, TX (15.1 mi.)
Bolivar Peninsula, TX (18.6 mi.)
Bacliff, TX (18.8 mi.)
Dickinson, TX (19.0 mi.)


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  1. We stayed there a few years ago for a staff retreat. In the middle of the night, we heard a loud “thud.” In the morning, a book that heed been on the table when folks went to bed was found down the hallway on the floor, as if it were thrown across the room. That and footsteps on the staircase at night is what we experienced.

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