Haunted Places in Olney, Texas



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    Lonesome Dove Inn

    Archer City, Texas

    17.2 miles from Olney, TX

    Formerly a hospital, the 1927 bed and breakfast inn is named after a prize-winning novel written by a famous local author. The place is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits, including a playful male presence and a ghostly nurse forever tending to her patients. In the ...


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    Spur Hotel

    Archer City, Texas

    17.3 miles from Olney, TX

    This 1928 hotel wasn't restored till the late 1990's, but the refurbishment may have stirred up the resident ghost. Room #007 is a hotspot for paranormal activity, but who or what haunts the place is currently unclear. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Drunk Tom - Lake Wichita

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    35 miles from Olney, TX

    According to local legend, Drunk Tom was a young man who had left a night of hard drinking to walk along the reservoir. He fell in and drowned. Folks say if you go to the spot, you will hear a whiskey bottle break and see a vision in the corner ...


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    North Texas State Hospital

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    35.4 miles from Olney, TX

    There are two buildings here that are said to be haunted. The 1920s-era Administration Building was once used to house mentally unstable patients. Lights go on and off by themselves, and witnesses have heard moans, wails, and the rattling of chains. Shadowy figures have been reported here as well. In ...


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    Murders at Hammon and Hatton

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    38.7 miles from Olney, TX

    Local lore tells of a couple who parked here to make out. A man in black knocked on their window, and they opened it up. Immediately and unceremoniously, he killed the couple. The only clue found was a bloody hook said to be hanging on the nearby railing. The phantom ...


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    Pinky's Cave

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    38.7 miles from Olney, TX

    A painted warning in the cave says “Stop now or Pinky’ll get you!” Pinky's Cave is a 3-mile concrete drainage ditch. Several decades ago, teenager Robert Pinkman claimed the tunnel for himself and his friends, calling it Pinky’s Cave. It became the stuff of neighborhood legends, a hangout for kids ...


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    Dr. White's Sanitorium - Old Insane Asylum

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    39.3 miles from Olney, TX

    At the old art-deco building, formerly said to have been an insane asylum, folks have reported the sound of footsteps and of water dripping in the basement, although there has been no water turned on here for years. The building has since been turned into a private residence.


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    "Little Sister" Statue - Flora Kemp - Riverside Cemetery

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    39.9 miles from Olney, TX

    The statue of Flora, engraved with "Little Sister," is known among the locals as the Crying Bride. The statue is said to shed tears. So the story goes, on her wedding day, Flora tripped and fell down the Kell House stairs to her death. But some question this story: Other ...


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    Witches Gate

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    40.6 miles from Olney, TX

    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 ...


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    Goat Man of Wellington Lane

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    42.7 miles from Olney, TX

    Rumors abound of a half-goat, half-man creature who lives under a bridge here. Folks have reported seeing his eyes peeking out from on the the bridge late at night. A white ghost dog is said to appear here too.


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    Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road

    Electra, Texas

    52.4 miles from Olney, TX

    Many stories are told about Screaming Sheila Bridge - Moeller Road. One is that in the mid-1800s, a woman was convicted of practicing witchcraft and burned alive on the bridge. There is now a hole completely through the bridge. She is heard screaming at night. Another story is that in ...


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    The Crazy Water Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    53.8 miles from Olney, TX

    Formerly the Crazy Water Hotel, the building here is now a retirement and assisted-living community. The hotel was built in the 1920s over the site of a well, and legend has it that the hotel's name comes from the tale of a mentally unstable woman who went there every day ...


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    Baker Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    54 miles from Olney, TX

    Two grisly legends are told to ghost hunters at this site. One is of a man who was killed after being caught in an elevator door. The second is about a woman, a mistress, so distraught over her unrequited love that she killed herself in the hotel. Both spirits are ...


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    1895 Building

    Bowie, Texas

    54.1 miles from Olney, TX

    Supposedly haunted by the apparition of a telephone operator known as 'Sarah'. Poltergeist activity is been experienced in the store located in the building, as well as the adjacent diner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    SmokeStack Restaurant

    Mingus, Texas

    62.9 miles from Olney, 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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    Old Stamford Inn

    Stamford, Texas

    67.1 miles from Olney, TX

    The structure burned down and took the lives of five people within. It was rebuild and served a while as a nursing home at the end of it's days before it was abandoned in 1980. It is said that a man haunts the basement of the structure. (Submitted by Rebekah ...


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    Baker Mansion

    Weatherford, Texas

    69.8 miles from Olney, TX

    At Baker Mansion, built in 1894, the ghost of original owner JD Baker's son Charles, who mysteriously disappeared in 1908, is said to walk. The subsequent owners of the home noted shadows on the stairs, eerie figures, violent pounding from the basement, and touches from unseen hands.


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    Fort Phantom Hill

    Abilene, Texas

    73.3 miles from Olney, 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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    Anson Lights

    Anson, Texas

    77.8 miles from Olney, TX

    The Anson Ghost Lights are found by turning right at Alsupps toward the graveyard just outside of town. Turn right down a dirt road that travels along the cemetery. Then, at the crossroads, turn the car around so it faces the main road, turn off the engine, and flash the ...


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    Anson Opera House

    Anson, Texas

    78.4 miles from Olney, TX

    The 1907 opera house is haunted by a spirit that frequents the back dressing room. Actors claim to have heard ghostly footsteps in the vicinity of the room, and objects have been known to missing from the area and turn up later in inexplicable locations. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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  • Haunted Austin, Texas
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    Travel Inn Abilene

    Abilene, Texas

    83.6 miles from Olney, 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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    Whitten Inn

    Abilene, Texas

    84.3 miles from Olney, 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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    Lake Worth Castle

    Fort Worth, Texas

    84.3 miles from Olney, TX

    This beautiful castle was rebuilt on the shores of Lake Worth by a former owner, and is believed to be haunted the apparition of a young man, who has been seen wandering the grounds as well as inside the castle. The second apparition is a ghostly bride who has been ...


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    Swenson House Art Gallery

    Abilene, Texas

    84.5 miles from Olney, 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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    Paramount Theater

    Abilene, Texas

    85.1 miles from Olney, 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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    Wooten Hotel

    Abilene, Texas

    85.1 miles from Olney, 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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    The Grace Museum

    Abilene, Texas

    85.2 miles from Olney, 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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    Minter Mansion

    Abilene, Texas

    85.3 miles from Olney, 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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    Weather Bureau Building

    Abilene, Texas

    85.4 miles from Olney, 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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    Nutt House Historic Hotel

    Granbury, Texas

    85.4 miles from Olney, TX

    This 1893 limestone building has housed a hotel since the turn of the twentieth century, and was a home-style restaurant for several decades as well. The building is supposed to be haunted by the apparition of a woman in old-fashioned garb, who many believe is Mary Lou Watkins, a ...


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    Granbury Opera House

    Granbury, Texas

    85.5 miles from Olney, TX

    Granbury Opera House is reported to be haunted by a Shakespeare-loving apparition of a tall figure in black, with black boots. He is known at times to break into a spirited--no pun intended--performance. Some believe he is the ghost of John Wilkes Booth.


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    Tucker Cemetery

    Duncan, Oklahoma

    86.7 miles from Olney, TX

    Rumor has it that at this closed cemetery, graves will appear empty one moment and covered over with grass the next. It is also said that something unseen may grab your leg and that tombstones will inexplicably fall over and then right themselves.


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    Miss Molly's Hotel

    Fort Worth, Texas

    91 miles from Olney, TX

    In the historic Stockyards of Fort Worth Miss Molly's is allegedly haunted by ghosts from its former bordello days including the ghost of a cowboy that is mostly seen in the aptly named Cowboy Room.


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    Stockyards Hotel

    Fort Worth, Texas

    91 miles from Olney, TX

    Ghost tours of the area are available, and they begin in this hotel and visit several other nearby buildings. Room 218 of the hotel is believed to be haunted.


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    The Bull Ring

    Fort Worth, Texas

    91.1 miles from Olney, TX

    A former gambling parlour in 1910, the Bull Ring is located in the historic district of the Fort Worth Stockyards. The building is believed to be haunted by several apparitions and ghostly voices are heard. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    W.E. Scott Theatre

    Fort Worth, Texas

    91.3 miles from Olney, TX

    The W.E. Scott Theatre was built in 1966 with funds left by William Edrington Scott, who died of lung cancer, to benefit Fort Worth's culture. W.E. Scott himself is believed to be one of the ghosts who haunt the theater. He has been known to straighten his portraits when they ...


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    Log Cabin Village

    Fort Worth, Texas

    92.6 miles from Olney, TX

    The aroma of perfume has been smelt in several of the log cabins. The apparition of a man who was hung has been seen in various log cabins around the village, and is described as an evil entity. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Thistle Hill

    Fort Worth, Texas

    93 miles from Olney, TX

    Thistle Hill was originally built in 1903-1904 for Electra Waggoner Wharton, daughter of wealthy rancher and oilman William "Tom" Waggoner and his wife Ella. The historic home is now available for touring and private events. Witnesses say that the 1970s renovations may have awakened some spirits, as two apparitions began ...


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    David Dalton Salon

    Fort Worth, Texas

    93.2 miles from Olney, TX

    Formerly a bookstore, the now salon and café is still believed to be haunted, A shadowy apparition has been seen on the stairs. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

    Fort Worth, Texas

    93.2 miles from Olney, TX

    Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is housed inside a building that was originally constructed as an upper-class bathhouse in 1890, and its ghost has been traced back to the bathhouse. Historians speculate that the victim may have won some coin at a nearby gambling spot. As a result, he was ...


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  • Ghosts of North Texas
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    The Texas White House

    Fort Worth, Texas

    93.2 miles from Olney, TX

    At this 1910 building, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghost is said to visit the Lone Star Room. The apparition of a man has been seen here, and his presence has been felt moving around in the room by some guests.


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    Wayside Avenue

    Fort Worth, Texas

    94.2 miles from Olney, TX

    This neighborhood built is the 1930s has a street that is said to be haunted. A white shadow of a sad little boy that shows up in lawns and rooms. No one knows where he come from, but he has been seen by many of the residents there. (Submitted ...


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    Old Plantation Restaurant

    Medicine Park, Oklahoma

    94.8 miles from Olney, TX

    The 1910 restaurant and former hotel is rumoured to be haunted by a horde of spirits from the past. The ghosts include a little girl playing in an upstairs hallway, a brown-haired prostitute who manifests on the staircase and even the apparition of country swing musician Bob Wills. A ...


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    The Bayou Cajun Restaurant

    Glen Rose, Texas

    97.6 miles from Olney, TX

    This local eatery is rumoured to be haunted by a man associated with the building's past. Maurice Pylant, a former owner, died in 1996, but some believe he never left his beloved establishment. Staff and diners claim to have seen his apparition and smelt smoke from his favourite cigars. ...


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    Glen Hotel

    Glen Rose, Texas

    97.9 miles from Olney, TX

    The 1928 hotel has a chequered past of murder, tragedy and despair, but also one of hope and joy. The original hotel closed during the war, and became a home for women whose husbands were fighting overseas. During the 1970's, the hotel reopened its doors to the guest clientele, and ...


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    Wright Plaza Building

    Cleburne, Texas

    106.7 miles from Olney, TX

    Passer-by's in the street have reportedly seen the apparition of a young woman staring down into the street from the second floor of the historic building. The second floor is also haunted by an angry entity, accompanied by a cold presence. The aroma of perfume has been smelt by visitors ...


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    Old Foamy Road

    Cleburne, Texas

    108.2 miles from Olney, TX

    Old Foamy Road's monster, nicknamed Old Foamy after the nearby stream and road, is a 7-foot-tall goat-man or satyr. According to local lore, those who park on Old Foamy Road near the stream, turn off the lights and honk three times will call up the monster. The legend is believed ...


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    Kyle Cemetery

    Cleburne, Texas

    109.7 miles from Olney, TX

    Our team went out here after just finding the cemetery at random. We were actually trying to film an episode somewhere that had no history where we thought we wouldn't find much of anything. We were trying to have an episode where we could debunk a lot of typical things ...


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