Slate Shoals Mansion

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The mansion that once stood here was said to me haunted. Witnesses have reported uneasy feelings when around it, and strange sounds that came from it. Some have seen a ghostly woman in the attic and a wheelchair that moved by itself. Cabins in the back were said to be haunted by the ghosts of slave girls who were raped and killed.

According to reports, the site burned down in the early 2000s; only its chimneys are said to remain.

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Geographic Information

Address:
FM 906
Slate Shoals, TX
United States

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GPS:
33.85357896386726, -95.41223537948099
County:
Lamar County, Texas
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  1. What a load of malarky! There was no “mansion,” only a small, well-loved farmhouse that burned down on 3 January 2004. No ghosts. No wheelchairs. No cabins in the back. No slaves – girls or otherwise. The witnesses reporting “uneasy feelings” when around here were perhaps uneasy because they knew they were trespassing on private property!
    The current owners and the previous owners would appreciate it if you would remove this from your “haunted” list. It’s NOT haunted.

  2. With the owner’s permission, I was part of a small group that visited this property in 2006 to do a survey of an old cemetery located on the property. We were also given permission to explore the property as long as we were off the grounds by sundown. We were familiar with the legend surrounding the former homesite and the property.

    While there might not be “cabins” in the back per se, there were three extant outbuildings in various states of ruin, one of which had a fireplace. We assumed the presence of these buildings (one of which was visible from the county road during winter) was the source of the “slave” legend and that the structure with a fireplace might well have served as either a quarters of some kind (possibly even a warming corral for livestock, or a blacksmithing shed.

    Haunted? Hardly. It is a property steeped in history and significance, but really should be left alone unless the owners give you permission to be there. A subsequent request to return to the property was denied by the owners. We had hoped to do a further survey to try and ascertain the whereabouts of a second, older cemetery reportedly located on the property but the owners expressed concerns about further exploration and we honored their request. They were very kind and thanked us for leaving the property undisturbed.

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