Texas Grill - Gonzalez Restaurant

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The bar and grill is famously haunted by the ghost of an outlaw known as ‘Norton’, who was gunned down by law enforcement officials. Objects have been known to move around of their own accord, cold spots are felt and a male apparition in a cowboy outfit has been seen on the staircase. Rumour has it that he once saved the place from a fire after the cook left the oven on overnight, and appeared to him at a later date reminding him not to make the same mistake ever again.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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700 Hutchings Avenue
Ballinger, TX
United States

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31.738165, -99.947384
Runnels County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Ballinger, TX (0.0 mi.)
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Coleman, TX (31.2 mi.)
Blackwell, TX (32.4 mi.)
Robert Lee, TX (33.3 mi.)


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  1. Marydale Workman  |  

    I lived up stairs from Texas grill. Was told it use to be a saloon and whore house. There were a few times I have heard a ghost in the hall banging on the walls having pieces of wall come down. Had someone open shower curtain while taking a shower. Would hear someone walking up and down the hall and out the door to the restaurant below.

  2. Have heard that a little girl went to the bathroom of the salon and everybody heard a horrible scream they freaked out and went to investigate but no sighn if the little girl were did she go city was searching for her until one day she was found during construction of the new restraint with a knife stabs threw her little head a horror story that’s for sure

  3. My father, a self proclaimed psychic begin tapping into the energies in the building. Knocked our cousins cup outta her hand. I myself sensed someone was watching me and he began to see a child hiding behind a trash can back behind me. He approached her and she slapped his hand away and ran off. She is angry about her murder. He then began to be contacted by the outlaw, who said himself, he is not a outlaw, but a gunslinger, and just a cowboy. There are also spirits in the building across the street

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