Haunted Places in Oakwood, Texas



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    The Woodbine Hotel and Restaurant

    Madisonville, Texas

    44 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Killough Monument

    Bullard, Texas

    44 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Dresden Cemetery

    Barry, Texas

    57.8 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Rumors have it that this cemetery was built on an old Native American burial ground and that behind the back chain link fence you can see the sunken in graves of slaves. I don't know if any of this is true but the paranormal activity that occurs here cannot be ...


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    Emhouse School

    Corsicana, Texas

    58.6 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Oakwood Cemetery

    Huntsville, Texas

    62 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville - Walls Unit

    Huntsville, Texas

    62.2 miles from Oakwood, 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

    62.6 miles from Oakwood, 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

    62.6 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Ingraham Castle Bed and Breakfast

    Calvert, Texas

    64 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Lone Oak Cemetery

    Blooming Grove, Texas

    64.2 miles from Oakwood, TX

    The Lone Oak Cemetery is a small graveyard that's rumored to be haunted by ghosts who whisper and make odd noises and flicking sounds along the barbed wire.


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    Calvert Hotel

    Calvert, Texas

    64.2 miles from Oakwood, 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

    64.3 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Martha Chapel Cemetery - Demon's Road

    Huntsville, Texas

    65.9 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Diboll House

    Diboll, Texas

    69.2 miles from Oakwood, 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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    LaSalle Hotel

    Bryan, Texas

    70.2 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Turner Auditorium

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    70.5 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Schulman Theater

    Bryan, Texas

    70.5 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Sterne-Hoya House

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    70.5 miles from Oakwood, 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

    70.5 miles from Oakwood, 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

    70.6 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Armstrong Browning Library

    Waco, Texas

    74.9 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Famed writer Elizabeth Barrett Browning's ghost is said to walk here at night, carrying a candle and wearing a white gown. She has also been seen looking out an upstairs window. There is a statue of Browning in front of the library, and although its arms are at its sides, ...


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    Grimes County Courthouse

    Anderson, Texas

    76.2 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Lindsey Hollow Road

    Waco, Texas

    76.7 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Local legend has it that two brothers haunt this area. Vigilantes hanged them from a tree here in the 1880s. Witnesses have seen their apparitions hanging from the tree, have heard screams and have described a feeling of being paralyzed.


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    Cameron Park - Jacob's Ladder

    Waco, Texas

    76.9 miles from Oakwood, TX

    An old staircase called "Jacob's Ladder" is found near the south end of Cameron Park, near Redwood Shelter. It is 88 steps from start to finish, and can be daunting on a summer day. But locals swear that if a couple tackles the infamous staircase at night, the ...


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    Cameron Park - Witch's Castle

    Waco, Texas

    77.3 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Cameron Park is a busy place for the paranormal - check out nearby "Lover's Leap" and "Jacob's Ladder" for examples. But by far the most well-known story is that of the Witch's Castle, which is the popular name for a set of ruins found deep within the park. ...


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    Beckham Hotel

    Mineola, Texas

    77.4 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Cameron Park - Lover's Leap

    Waco, Texas

    77.4 miles from Oakwood, TX

    There are countless "Lover's Leaps" - it seems that whenever there is a tall cliff somewhere in the world, someone has spun a story about two star-crossed lovers who decided to end their lives there, because society wouldn't let them be together in peace. Well, here's another one - ...


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    Rogers Hotel

    Waxahachie, Texas

    80.5 miles from Oakwood, TX

    The building that once housed the Rogers Hotel is now reported to be an office building, but it has a haunted history. According to reports, a live-in maintenance man got the fright of his life when a stranger in period clothing knocked at his door while the hotel was still ...


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    1895 Tarlton House

    Hillsboro, Texas

    80.6 miles from Oakwood, TX

    At this bed-and-breakfast inn, as the name implies built in 1895, builder Mr. Tarlton himself is said to wander in spirit. Rumor has it that he hanged himself on floor 3 after his second wife died. Witnesses have heard his footsteps and felt cool gusts of wind on their faces. ...


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    Rainbow Lake

    Woodway, Texas

    80.7 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Local legends surrounding this area include witchcraft and peeping Toms. Folks have seen figures and heard screams, and a ghostly man is said to roam in the deep woods. This is a private area; no trespassing is allowed.


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    Catfish Plantation

    Waxahachie, Texas

    81.1 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Seen on many TV shows, Catfish Plantation was a historic house that was turned into a restaurant. The spirits attached to the town must have liked the idea. The friendly haunts here have been reported to flirt with the women, brew up a pot of coffee, or set fry baskets ...


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    Burleson House

    Waxahachie, Texas

    81.6 miles from Oakwood, TX

    This historic two-story residence was built in 1915, and previously managed by a family-owned honey company. This house is one of the most haunted in Texas, with many apparitions being seen and heard in the old house. Doors open and close by themselves, voices are heard at night, and footsteps ...


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    Huntsman Chemcial Plant

    Conroe, Texas

    92 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Hampton Inn & Suites - Mesquite

    Mesquite, Texas

    93.2 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Antioch Rest Cemetery

    Grandview, Texas

    93.4 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Antioch Rest Cemetery in Grandview Texas has a long history of paranormal activity. People have reported that they have had rocks thrown at their cars when parked across the road or even when driving by with nobody around. We experienced this for ourselves, and while we weren't able to ...


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    Clifton Cemetery

    Emory, Texas

    96.3 miles from Oakwood, TX

    The story was told to me from my mother .... When she was a child a little girl had passed away around 10 or 11 years old. After her grave was prepared (dug) ground water had seeped into the grave. That night she came to the grave diggers and warned ...


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    Adolphus Hotel

    Dallas, Texas

    99.5 miles from Oakwood, TX

    This 1912 hotel is home to many spirits, according to the local lore. Among them are a sad bride who was said to be jilted in the 1930s and hanged herself--she haunts the 19th floor. Witnesses have seen her apparition, and with it heard her sobbing and the sound of ...


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    Hotel Lawrence Dallas

    Dallas, Texas

    99.6 miles from Oakwood, TX

    This hotel opened in 1925, and a lot of mysterious happenings occur here. On the 10th floor, witnesses have reported the sound of crying and footsteps in high heels, along with cold spots and strange shadows -- it is said that a woman in the 1940s jumped or fell to ...


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    Le Méridien Dallas - The Stoneleigh

    Dallas, Texas

    100.8 miles from Oakwood, TX

    The Bolla Bar inside the 1923 Stoneleigh Hotel is said to be haunted by restless souls who passed away in the hotel, especially during thunderstorms. Witnesses say strange things have happened here for years: Lights flicker, the elevator works on its own, apparitions scare guests and glasses shatter for no ...


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    Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD

    Spring, Texas

    101 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Snuffer's Restaurant

    Dallas, Texas

    101.5 miles from Oakwood, TX

    The ghost of a hazy figure has been seen in the hallway leading to the restrooms. It is believed to be that of a woman that died during a fight there long ago. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Renaissance Dallas Hotel

    Dallas, Texas

    101.9 miles from Oakwood, TX

    According to local legend, a man jumped to his death from this hotel's roof, landing on the west side of the building. Witnesses say unexplained sounds come from the rooms and that the area of the roof is haunted.


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    Today and Yesterday Antiques Store

    Brenham, Texas

    103.3 miles from Oakwood, 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

    103.4 miles from Oakwood, 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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    The Citadel

    Brenham, Texas

    103.9 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Park Lane Apartments

    Arlington, Texas

    105.4 miles from Oakwood, TX

    People report seeing figures in their apartments when there is no one around. Strange noises are heard, such as the sound of babies crying, and the faucets turn on and off by themselves. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Arlington, Texas

    108 miles from Oakwood, TX

    The ghost of a woman named Annie is said to haunt the Texas section of the park; she is commonly seen and sometimes photographed in the Old Time Parlour and has also been reported by Texas Giant and Runaway Mountain. She is thought to have died nearby in the 1900's. (Submitted ...


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    River Legacy Park

    Arlington, Texas

    111.3 miles from Oakwood, TX

    At River Legacy Park are several places rumored to be haunted. One of them is Hell's Gate, along a shady trail through swampland. Local legend has it that it was along this trail that captured Union spies were marched on their way to be hanged. Here, phantom sobs and prayers ...


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    Light of Saratoga - Bragg Road Ghost Lights

    Saratoga, Texas

    114.8 miles from Oakwood, 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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    Belaire Theatre - Artisan Center Theatre

    Hurst, Texas

    114.9 miles from Oakwood, TX

    Artisan Center Theatre, formerly the Belaire Theatre, is rumored to be home to a former projectionist who had a heart attack and died while on the job. Witnesses say there are also a ghost girl, with whom folks have interacted, and the spirit of a man named Neil, who's not ...


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