Witches Gate

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The burned mansion is the centerpiece of a local legend. Many different stories circulate here. Some say the wealthy family who lived here was met with tragedy when the father passed away. The mother went crazy and burned the house. Another tale says robbers broke into the house, and one of the small boys in the family managed to trap the robbers and set the house afire, killing everyone inside, including himself. Other stories say the family was involved in witchcraft, which spawned the name Witches Gate. Folks say the ghost of the two brothers who lived in the family can be seen among the ruins.

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Geographic Information

Off 287
East of Wichita Falls
United States

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33.873685523248845, -98.39001899970754
Clay County, Texas
Nearest Towns:
Jolly, TX (2.4 mi.)
Dean, TX (5.9 mi.)
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Henrietta, TX (11.8 mi.)
Pleasant Valley, TX (12.3 mi.)
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Petrolia, TX (13.2 mi.)
Scotland, TX (15.5 mi.)
Iowa Park, TX (16.9 mi.)


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  1. Me and a friend stayed there one night for a haunted picnic and had a seance. During his seance and of asking the spirits questions, the video on his phone stopped working and it said “home cannot be located” I have never seen a phone say that nor did his phone have any reason to stop working. It was a cool place but not really creepy. Anyway, we decided to leave after the candles mysteriously went out for no reason. YIKES! lol
    PS… We also got to scare some kids before we left LMAO

  2. My grandma was there with a friend and as they sat out the window and feet in the seat her friend got pulled out be the Wich Esme and broke both her legs.

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