Haunted Places in Kennard, Texas



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    Diboll House

    Diboll, Texas

    27 miles from Kennard, TX

    This small residential property is believed to be haunted. It was apparently a former sector of a nursing home, before conversion to a one story house. Former resident reported being attacked by an aggressive entity, and of seeing a shadowy apparition running through the hallways at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sterne-Hoya House

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    35.5 miles from Kennard, TX

    An former housekeeper reported that she felt a happy presence in the house, and described a gentle pressure upon her body while in the attic. She encountered a negative feeling in the cellar.


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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Griffith Hall

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    36.1 miles from Kennard, TX

    On the third floor, rumor has it that a female student once jumped out the window after playing with a Ouija board. Her ghost causes the lights in the shower room to flicker at the same time every night, at the exact time she died. Her apparition has been seen ...


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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Mays Hall 11

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    36.1 miles from Kennard, TX

    According to some reports, the building was once a hospital with a morgue in the basement. Other reports say the city hospital did not actually have a morgue in the basement. A 1940s-era ruined bomb shelter is said to be one one end. An eerie, negative feeling is said to ...


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    Turner Auditorium

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    36.2 miles from Kennard, TX

    A ghost named Chester haunts the theater building, who is rumored to have been an architect of the building, but passed away before its completion. Legend has it that the building was erected backward and he killed himself in disgrace. His ghost has manifested as a face on a stage ...


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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Huntsville, Texas

    48.6 miles from Kennard, TX

    At this cemetery where renowned General Sam Houston is buried, there is a statue commonly called "Black Jesus." According to legend, the bronze statue was erected over the grave of a 5-year-old boy, and it sooned turned deep black. No amount of cleaning could restore the color of the statue. ...


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    Killough Monument

    Bullard, Texas

    48.9 miles from Kennard, TX

    Killough Monument stands in remembrance of the 1838 Killough Massacre, said to be the largest and last Native American attack in East Texas. Eighteen people were killed here, and it's said that at least some of their spirits have remained behind. Visitors have seen black apparitions and noticed strange feelings ...


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    Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville - Walls Unit

    Huntsville, Texas

    49 miles from Kennard, TX

    Although it hasn't been in use since the 1950s, this unit, an abandoned death row, is said to be haunted. Witnesses describe apparitions and unexplained sounds here as well as on the nearby catwalk; it is reported that on one Halloween, a correctional supervisor recorded the sound of a disembodied ...


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    Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    Huntsville, Texas

    49.6 miles from Kennard, TX

    Said to be haunted, the Woodland Home at this museum site is a bit of a mystery. Folks say from the loft you can hear the sounds of unseen people walking beneath you and even see their footprints in the gravel below, leading to the house. It is said that ...


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    Steam Boat House

    Huntsville, Texas

    49.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    The Steam Boat House on the Park Grounds of the Museum. It is located behind and off to the side of the Gift Shop. Sam Houston lived, died, and was funeralized in this house. Vague reports of paranormal activity here but no solid details. (Submitted by Tabitha)


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    The Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

    Madisonville, Texas

    51.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    Dating back to 1904, the historic hotel and restaurant is believed to be haunted. Perhaps eight or nine hauntings are attached to the old building, but only prominent one is that of a female spirit known as 'Clara' (the spelling varies depending on the source). Room #007 is rumoured ...


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    Martha Chapel Cemetery - Demon's Road

    Huntsville, Texas

    55.9 miles from Kennard, TX

    Bowden Road is called Demon's Road by some locals, because of all the hauntings that have been reported here. It leads to Martha Chapel Cemetery. Locals warn visitors here not to provoke the spirits, as ghosts have been known to follow visitors home. A hand reportedly came up out of ...


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    Huntsman Chemcial Plant

    Conroe, Texas

    73.3 miles from Kennard, TX

    In the administrative building of the chemical plant, the apparition of a tall pale man has been seen wandering the corridors. He is believed to be a former worker who died in an explosion here. Doors open and close by themselves, and night patrol staff have reportedly been followed by ...


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    Grimes County Courthouse

    Anderson, Texas

    76.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    Whoever haunts this 1894 courthouse is not known, although the list of possible candidates include a member of Clyde Barrow's gang who was sentenced here, or the man who was shot dead in a five-day gunfight outside the courthouse at the turn of the century. In the latter case, ...


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    Light of Saratoga - Bragg Road Ghost Lights

    Saratoga, Texas

    79.2 miles from Kennard, TX

    The Ghost Light is known to appear and disappear at night without a known cause. Some attribute the phenomena to swamp gas; others say it is the spirit of a railroad worker who was decapitated in a train accident and is searching for his head. The light is said to ...


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    Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD

    Spring, Texas

    84.4 miles from Kennard, TX

    This spot, as urban legend tells it, is haunted by the apparitions of a small boy and a man. They were said to have died in a trailer park long ago when one was murdered and the other burned to death in a fire. Witnesses have also heard voices and ...


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    Schulman Theater

    Bryan, Texas

    84.5 miles from Kennard, TX

    Although the theater is reported to be under renovations, it is said to be haunted by a young man who resides in the upstairs projection rooms. In life, he is said to have been killed by his partner, with whom he was arguing, and his body was discovered the following ...


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    LaSalle Hotel

    Bryan, Texas

    85 miles from Kennard, TX

    Apparitions, strange noises and lights turning on and off of their own accord have all been reported at this 1929 hotel. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wunsche Brothers Cafe and Saloon

    Spring, Texas

    89.6 miles from Kennard, TX

    A benign and lively ghost apparently haunts this cafe in Spring, Texas. The ghost is believed to be the original owner Charlie Wunsche. Although the ghost appears more inclined to mischievous pranks - holding doors closed, hiding items and messing with electronics- he has been sighted by employees ...


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    Ingraham Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Calvert, Texas

    91.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    The historic building was supposed to serve as the county courthouse, but an outbreak of yellow fever saw the judicial court moved to a nearby township. Constructed in the 1870's, the building was refurbished as a bed and breakfast inn. Around this time, the story of a ghostly woman ...


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    Beckham Hotel

    Mineola, Texas

    91.8 miles from Kennard, TX

    This 1880s hotel building is said to be haunted. One ghost, called Elizabeth, wears a long dress and often carries a parasol. Reports say she is most often seen on the stairs on Mondays at about 3 a.m. She is said to have fallen down the stairs to her death. ...


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    Calvert Hotel

    Calvert, Texas

    92 miles from Kennard, TX

    Dating back to 1872, the hotel lies adjacent to the railway tracks and served as accommodation for weary railroad travellers. Lamps in some guest rooms have been known to turn on and off of their own accord, and rhythmic knocking has been reported on the ceiling and the walls, ...


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    The Laughing Lady Tea Room

    Calvert, Texas

    92 miles from Kennard, TX

    The nineteenth-century building was formerly a tea room named for the resident ghost, but has now been refurbished as a furniture store. Staff and diners claim to have heard a woman's laughter echoing through the building during the early afternoon, and have seen a woman in old-fashioned dress wandering ...


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    The Historic Ott Hotel

    Liberty, Texas

    92.8 miles from Kennard, TX

    This 1928 historic hotel is said to be haunted by several spirits. Two are thought to be Anna and Joshua, a couple who were killed under mysterious circumstances while Anna was having an affair in the hotel in 1930. Oddly enough, they were said to have been killed by the ...


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    Keachi Women's College

    Keachi, Louisiana

    94.3 miles from Kennard, TX

    Cold spots and ghostly moans are reported to happen on the second floor.


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    Emhouse School

    Corsicana, Texas

    99.1 miles from Kennard, TX

    This schoolhouse has been abandoned since the late 1950's, but allegedly paranormal activity has been and is still being reported inside the abandoned building. People have seen a flying apparition on the upper level of the building, and spectral lights have been observed on the upper and lower levels of ...


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    Buena Vista Plantation

    Kennard, Louisiana

    101.6 miles from Kennard, TX

    It's a plantation. In the south. It was used for a Civil War hospital. Of course it's haunted. The usual - civil war soldiers have been spotted. Currently a private home and not open to the public.


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    Old Greenwood Cemetery

    Greenwood, Louisiana

    103.5 miles from Kennard, TX

    It's a cemetery. Of course it's haunted.


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    Old Jail - Pea Farm

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    105.8 miles from Kennard, TX

    The old jail is reported to be haunted by former inmates, especially in the women's section of the jail. Those wishing to view it for themselves should be aware that the jail is owned by the GE plant next door and they do call the cops and prosecute anyone ...


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    Forest Lawn - Kissing Statue

    Beaumont, Texas

    106.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    Legend has it that at night at this cemetery, two statues awaken and kiss. So the story goes, if you shine car bright headlights on the man and woman statues from the driveway that runs behind them, they will come to life, turn around, and kiss. Another point of note ...


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    Holiday Inn

    Beaumont, Texas

    107.3 miles from Kennard, TX

    Security Cameras picked up a creepy shadow on the wall of the 2nd floor. There are no windows down this hall, and the camera was only activated by motion. Ghost hunters came to check this out and what they found was astonishing. The hotel is currently closed, ...


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    White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    107.9 miles from Kennard, TX

    A ghost named Ida Sue, a young blonde girl, is said to haunt this inn. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions, quilts that move by themselves, and more strange sounds. Folks say sneezing and coughing can be heard day and night, thought to be a residual haunting from someone who once ...


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    The Grove

    Jefferson, Texas

    108 miles from Kennard, TX

    Also known as the Stilley-Young House, The Grove is an 1861 house, reportedly very much a hotspot for paranormal activity, that has been featured on many TV shows and in many magazines over the years. Owners have described phantom odors, shadowy figures, moving objects, apparitions, and lights that turn on ...


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    Alley-McKay House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Jefferson, Texas

    108.1 miles from Kennard, TX

    You may want to hang on to your drawers if you visit this pretty inn. The ghosts of two house slaves of long ago, Mr. Alfred and Patricia or Aunt Patty, are known for stealing folks' underwear.


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    The Excelsior House

    Jefferson, Texas

    108.2 miles from Kennard, TX

    This old hotel is said to be haunted by a headless ghost who roams the second floor. Another ghost lives here as well: a woman who wears black and carries a baby. It is said that the woman's apparition has frightened many guests, including film director Steven Spielberg.


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    Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    108.2 miles from Kennard, TX

    The apparition of well-dressed man has appeared to both residents and guests. His identity is a mystery, but he is the subject of many ghostly local legends.


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    The Jefferson Hotel

    Jefferson, Texas

    108.2 miles from Kennard, TX

    Those who stay here should be warned: Room 19 is said to be haunted. A hotel employee reported hearing voices from the room when it was vacant, and guests staying there have claimed to feel they were being watched by an unseen presence.


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    Cavalier House

    Jefferson, Texas

    108.3 miles from Kennard, TX

    This 1950s tavern building was eventually turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses at the inn say there have been residual hauntings from the tavern times. Folks have heard music, voices and footsteps. Reports say the building is either for sale or has been recently purchased.


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    The Citadel

    Brenham, Texas

    108.8 miles from Kennard, TX

    This 1920's building may be haunted, according to workmen who refurbished the place in the 1990's. They reported seeing a woman wearing expensive jewellery and an old-fashioned white outfit roaming the grounds and the building over the course of the renovations, who always vanished before they had a chance ...


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    Today and Yesterday Antiques Store

    Brenham, Texas

    109.5 miles from Kennard, TX

    Formerly the Brenham Grand Opera House, the building dates back to 1872. Although the place now houses a quaint antiques store, some of the former theatre performers appear to have never left. The apparition known as the 'Red Lady' has been seen wandering throughout the building, and objects, especially ...


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    F. W. Schuerenberg House

    Brenham, Texas

    109.8 miles from Kennard, TX

    Built in 1895, this historic mansion is rumoured to be haunted by two or more ghosts. The spirit of a young girl in an old-fashioned dress has been seen peering out from the first floor bay window, and the upstairs nursery was once the scene of a tragic suicide. (Submitted ...


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    Lamar University - Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Beaumont, Texas

    111.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    Local tales say this house, purchased by the university in the 1980s, was once a dream house built by a farmer. After the farmer passed, it fell into disrepute as a brothel. Now a frat house, a ghost named Chester is said to reside here, making himself known by knocking, ...


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    Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    115.4 miles from Kennard, TX

    The 1920s art deco auditorium is known for its musical program, the Louisiana Hayride, on which Elvis Presley performed in 1954. Other greats who performed here include Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Johnny Horton. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young man who sits in ...


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    Spring Street Historical Museum

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    116 miles from Kennard, TX

    The Spring Street Historical Museum, housed inside the late-1800s Tally’s Bank Building, has a resident ghost thought to be Edward, a former bank manager who worked in the building. One story about Edward says that an employee was about to climb a ladder when he saw the heavy front door ...


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    Railroad Tracks

    Bossier City, Louisiana

    117.3 miles from Kennard, TX

    Supposedly the cries of a family who was killed on the tracks can be heard late at night.


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    Ghost Lady of West 7th St

    Port Arthur, Texas

    126.7 miles from Kennard, TX

    It is said that one night, a woman was decapitated here as she was trying to cross the train's path while it was stopped. Folks say her ghost can be seen walking down the tracks.


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    Hampton Inn & Suites - Mesquite

    Mesquite, Texas

    128.5 miles from Kennard, TX

    Guests and employees both have experienced ghosts here. Folks have seen a male apparition wearing black pants and brown shoes, and have spoken to a ghost girl, not realizing she was a ghost. A pervasive feeling of being watched also has been reported.


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