Mission San José

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The legend surrounding the mission’s rose window starts with one of its builders, a stonemason whose beloved fell ill and passed away. The rose window was made in her memory, and the stonemason made a memorial surrounding it. Some folks say the woman’s ghost can be seen looking out her window.

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San Jose Dr
San Antonio, TX
United States

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29.3621496, -98.4798341
Bexar County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
San Antonio, TX (4.4 mi.)
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  1. I went here on a field trip when I was in elementary. I saw a young African American boy in the first room through the arch ways. He had no shirt or shoes on and he had long ago grown out of his tattered pants. He was so defeated. I asked him if he wanted my jacket since it was a cold wet morning. I asked him where his parents were ad why we was so sad. He just stared out the window and never acknowledged me. I felt rejected and told him he could just stay there and be cold if he didn’t want my help. I left the room and made my way down to other open rooms, I heard a scream and saw another kid in our large group dart out of the room with the ghost boy. I ran up to him and asked him if he had seen the little ghost boy too and my classmate cried louder against his teacher, I was scolded and threatened with having to stay on the bus during the trip if I mentioned ghosts again. I walked back into the room and the window that the ghost boy was looking out of, that I also looked out of was bricked up and had been since before I was born. They have renovated the Mission. Today the window is no longer bricked up and I always look for that little ghost boy every time I visit.

  2. I attempted to go here with my catholic family, the thing is, I am not catholic myself. I fell ill as we approached the building. I could not even exit the parking lot because of my sickness. Every time we inched closer. I felt sicker. I eventually threw up. I never went inside the mission.

  3. We went to the UNESCO inscription ceremony at San Jose. Later that evening, our cats were going wild. Also, my husband opened our pantry and his favorite mug came flying out and hit the ground. It didn’t even touch the counter on the way down. It practically flew over. It is like we brought something back with us.

  4. Here are two pictures I took within one second of each other. In one you can see nothing, but if u look closely at the second photo you can see someone standing behind me on the left side of my face. If u look even closer, next to the old couple sitting behind us there appears to be someone sitting next to the man with what looks like a cloak over their head looking towards us!!!

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