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The site was formerly a Wal-Mart, where a ghost they called Matilde or Matilda liked to play pranks on the employees, damaging merchandise and causing accidents. The building is said to be on the site of the Collins Family homestead, the family who founded the town of Alice. The Old Collins Cemetery is said to be next door.

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1250 E Houston St
Alice, TX 78332
United States

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27.75285228334288, -98.05767059320715
Jim Wells County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Alice, TX (0.7 mi.)
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Alfred, TX (9.9 mi.)
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  1. I remember this place when it was a Walmart.Story has it that when the Walmart was being built, two workers from Mexico were killed in an accident there on site. Apparently one was crushed and the other fell to his death. Some of the employees at Sutherlands claim to hear screaming and yelling in the areas that the accidents occurred. I asked one of the employees what he has heard and he said he hears a man yelling,”Ay cabron,me chingaron!” Other times he claims to hear another voice yelling,”Piche guey,estoy muriendo!” This employee says that he runs away whenever he hears these voices because no one is usually around when it happens. Man, that’s scaaaaary!

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