Haunted Places in Melvin, Texas



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    Olde Park Hotel and Antiques

    Ballinger, Texas

    43.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    This 1880's hotel and antiques shop has been determined by a visiting psychic to be one of the most haunted in the state. Formerly a schoolhouse and a saloon, upwards of thirty spirits haunt the old building, including an older gentleman who frequents an armchair on the second floor, ...


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    Texas Grill - Gonzalez Restaurant

    Ballinger, Texas

    43.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    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 ...


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    Flatrock Park - Lake Brownwood

    Brownwood, Texas

    53.5 miles from Melvin, TX

    The lake is said to be haunted: Folks often have troubles with their boats, or have had their boats damaged by an unseen source, when trying to use the ramp. Also, several swimmers in this area have drowned. Locals blame a ghost who drowned in the Pecan Bayou before Lake ...


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    Howard Johnson Inn - Econolodge

    San Angelo, Texas

    54.2 miles from Melvin, TX

    Formerly Howard Johnson Inn but noe EconoLodge, this hotel is said to be very active with the spirit set. In a room at the end of the second floor, red eyes have been reported, and someone (or something) has been heard in that room when it was vacant. The apparition ...


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    Dabb's Railroad Hotel

    Llano, Texas

    61.7 miles from Melvin, TX

    The hotel dates back to 1907, and was situated near the railroad to draw in weary travellers. Apparently, some were so tired that they never left, according to the current owners. During the renovations, a lot of ghostly activity was reported, although it settled down after their completion. ...


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    Alte Welt Gasthof - Old World Inn

    Fredericksburg, Texas

    76.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    Housed in the 1915 Stehling Building, the building housed a clothing store and a boarding house when it first opened to the immigrant community. Although reports of hauntings here are largely unsubstantiated, a guest staying at the inn reported sighting a grey shade in their room, while another heard ...


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    Silver Creek Saloon and Restaurant - Robert Striegler House

    Fredericksburg, Texas

    76.5 miles from Melvin, TX

    Dating back to 1905, the historic house is now a restaurant and saloon. The place is haunted by a female apparition in period clothing, perhaps the wife of the original builder. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Y.O. Ranch Hotel

    Kerrville, Texas

    82.7 miles from Melvin, TX

    There are ghosts of cowboys who appear in the courtyard near the swimming pool. This is said to occur after 3 a.m. Also, there is a phantom patron who asks staff for permission to use the establishment's restroom.


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    Kerrville Court House

    Kerrville, Texas

    83.5 miles from Melvin, TX

    The yard in front of the Courthouse is apparently haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed by her boyfriend and also by the boyfriend as he supposedly hanged himself after the murder.


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    Delaney Hall - Schreiner University

    Kerrville, Texas

    84.9 miles from Melvin, TX

    Reportedly haunted by no less than 8 ghosts. Two of them are allegedly students who died at the university.


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    Whitten Inn

    Abilene, Texas

    87 miles from Melvin, TX

    Strange things are afoot at this inn. Witnesses say bathroom lights turn on and off by themselves, objects disappear and then reappear underneath the bed, and there are sudden malodorous smells in the early mornings. The culprit may be an apparition of a red-bearded man in green clothing, who has ...


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    The Grace Museum

    Abilene, Texas

    87.2 miles from Melvin, TX

    The old Grace Hotel was built in 1909 and was in disrepair by the 1960s and 1970s. It closed when its boiler went, and vandals took over the building. Since then it has been restored, but the ghosts from its past never left. Folks say the 3rd and 4th floors ...


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    Weather Bureau Building

    Abilene, Texas

    87.2 miles from Melvin, TX

    Built in 1909, the town weather bureau used to own the historic building, until services were relocated to the local airport. The building is allegedly haunted by the former chief meteorologist, who fell down the staircase on a particularly stormy night whilst going to retrieve a chart from the ...


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    Wooten Hotel

    Abilene, Texas

    87.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    The 1930's hotel is now closed to the general public, and has been converted to apartments. However, no one told the ghosts that haunt the historic building, as a string of recurring strange events have troubled residents for over a decade. The apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned ...


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    Paramount Theater

    Abilene, Texas

    87.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    Orbs have been known to show up in photographs at this historic theatre, and footsteps have been heard ascending the main staircase when no one is around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Minter Mansion

    Abilene, Texas

    87.4 miles from Melvin, TX

    This historic mansion is now an architectural firm. In recent times, employees began reporting paranormal activity, including a ghostly shade, faces peering out of the second floor of the building and a ghostly woman known as 'Annie'. The owner dug a little deeper into these reports, and found that ...


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    Swenson House Art Gallery

    Abilene, Texas

    88.5 miles from Melvin, TX

    A grey lady haunts this 1910 mansion. Witnesses have seen the figure descending the grand staircase before vanishing as suddenly as it appears. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Historic Rocksprings Hotel

    Rocksprings, Texas

    89.6 miles from Melvin, TX

    Dating back to 1916, the historic hotel survived a tornado that destroyed the township in 1927. The building has alternated between serving as a hotel and the town hospital for over a century, and is rumoured to be haunted. Reports indicate that a male apparition warns guests about fateful ...


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    Travel Inn Abilene

    Abilene, Texas

    90.1 miles from Melvin, TX

    The reasons for the haunting at this motel are unknown, but lights continually go and off late at night, and strange noises are heard, as well as objects being moved around. The apparition of a man in a green coat has been seen wandering the hallways and moving around the ...


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    Fort Phantom Hill

    Abilene, Texas

    100.2 miles from Melvin, TX

    Fort Phantom Hill, built in the mid-1800s, was given such a spooky moniker simply because it didn't have a legal name. Interestingly, it was built in the wrong place: Instead of being built on Pecan Bayou as originally ordered, the general in charge mistakenly had it constructed in this barren ...


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    Dienger Building - Boerne Public Library

    Boerne, Texas

    109.1 miles from Melvin, TX

    Dienger Building or Boerne Public Library was built by Joseph and Ida Dienger in 1887. It was originally a dry-goods grocery store with the family living quarters upstairs. When the city purchased the building in 1991, ghost stories began to be told. Locals saw lights going on and off in ...


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    Ye Kendall Inn

    Boerne, Texas

    109.1 miles from Melvin, TX

    At Ye Kendall Inn, according to local lore, reside the spirits of Erastus and Sarah Reed, who bought the land on which the inn stands in 1859. The Old Reed House, as it was called back then, was a stagecoach stop. Reports say the spots most often visited by the ...


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    Boerne Emporium

    Boerne, Texas

    109.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    The 1908 antique store is haunted by a young boy in old-fashioned clothing. Running footsteps and ghostly laughter have also been reported here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Country Spirit - La Mansion

    Boerne, Texas

    109.7 miles from Melvin, TX

    La Mansion Mexican restaurant, formerly El Chaparral and before that, Country Spirit, is said to be haunted by three ghosts named David, Augustine and Fred. David is the spirit of a teen who, according to local lore, drowned in the upstairs bathroom's claw-foot tub and he still haunts that room. ...


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    Baker Hotel

    Colorado City, Texas

    111.8 miles from Melvin, TX

    In the basement of this hotel lurk some unfortunate souls, apparitions, witnesses say, of the many employees who were killed when the location suffered a fire in the early 1900s. Reports say that although the hotel is no longer in operation, the building still stands.


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    SmokeStack Restaurant

    Mingus, Texas

    113.5 miles from Melvin, TX

    Housed in the 1890's Texas & Pacific Mercantile Building, this old-fashioned restaurant is rumoured to be haunted by a ghostly woman in a period dress. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Stage Stop Ranch

    Fischer, Texas

    118.3 miles from Melvin, TX

    Guests and people driving by have reported seeing a shadowy figure hanging from a tree near the front of the ranch, as well as a wagon that drives past by itself late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Devil's Backbone

    Canyon Lake, Texas

    121 miles from Melvin, TX

    This beautiful scenic spot in Texas hill country is said to be haunted by a Native American cattle herder named Drago, a fatally injured miner's widow, and the spirit of a wolf. Other spirits seen here include Confederate soldiers, Spanish monks, and an apparition that appears on the hoods of ...


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    Adobe Verde

    New Braunfels, Texas

    133.6 miles from Melvin, TX

    Once a 1920s electric cotton gin and now a Tex-Mex restaurant, Adobe Verde is the home of Frank, a ghost who likes to play pranks. According to local legend, Frank was a groundskeeper and a victim of unrequited love--he hanged himself from the rafters, and his spirit never left the ...


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    Faust Hotel

    New Braunfels, Texas

    134.8 miles from Melvin, TX

    There have been newspaper articles written about this hotel's ghost. It has been seen drifting in the hallways on an upper floor, floating through closed doors, and turning the water and electricity on an off, among other things.


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