Van Alstyne House

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The 1891 ‘Gingerbread House’ housed an antiques store for many years, until the owners left due to the overwhelming paranormal activity. Reports ranged from tables being flipped over by unseen hands to a foreign voice that told a visitor that he would die if he didn’t leave right away.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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2901 Broadway Avenue J
Galveston, TX
United States

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29.297836, -94.799061
Galveston County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Galveston, TX (0.3 mi.)
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Hitchcock, TX (13.5 mi.)
San Leon, TX (14.8 mi.)
Bolivar Peninsula, TX (18.2 mi.)
Bacliff, TX (18.5 mi.)
Dickinson, TX (18.9 mi.)


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  1. me and my family rented this house not knowing it was haunted we found out after searching it up. but me and my brothers decided to play hide and seek with the younger kids. well i was it and i was creeping up the non scary stairs with the checkers on them. i was going up to find my brother when someone ran past me. but no onewas upstairs bc my brothers and them were down sstairs and my mom seen hands on the winows

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