Haunted Places in Putnam, Texas



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    Whitten Inn

    Abilene, Texas

    30.6 miles from Putnam, 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

    32.1 miles from Putnam, 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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    Wooten Hotel

    Abilene, Texas

    32.1 miles from Putnam, 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

    32.1 miles from Putnam, 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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    Weather Bureau Building

    Abilene, Texas

    32.3 miles from Putnam, 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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    Minter Mansion

    Abilene, Texas

    32.4 miles from Putnam, 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

    32.7 miles from Putnam, 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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    Travel Inn Abilene

    Abilene, Texas

    33.4 miles from Putnam, 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

    34 miles from Putnam, 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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    Flatrock Park - Lake Brownwood

    Brownwood, Texas

    38.7 miles from Putnam, 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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    SmokeStack Restaurant

    Mingus, Texas

    46.2 miles from Putnam, 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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    Anson Lights

    Anson, Texas

    46.8 miles from Putnam, 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

    48.9 miles from Putnam, 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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    Old Stamford Inn

    Stamford, Texas

    53.2 miles from Putnam, 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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    Olde Park Hotel and Antiques

    Ballinger, Texas

    62 miles from Putnam, 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

    62.2 miles from Putnam, 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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    Baker Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    69.8 miles from Putnam, 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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    The Crazy Water Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    69.8 miles from Putnam, 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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    Mulberry Manor

    Sweetwater, Texas

    71 miles from Putnam, TX

    This establishment is reported to no longer be in the bed-and-breakfast business; it is uncertain at this time what sort of business is here now. The place was a hospital during the Civil War and a mental institution in the early 1900s. Witnesses say a Civil War general's apparition has ...


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    Granbury Opera House

    Granbury, Texas

    82.1 miles from Putnam, 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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    Nutt House Historic Hotel

    Granbury, Texas

    82.2 miles from Putnam, 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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    Glen Hotel

    Glen Rose, Texas

    84.4 miles from Putnam, 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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    The Bayou Cajun Restaurant

    Glen Rose, Texas

    84.5 miles from Putnam, 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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    Baker Mansion

    Weatherford, Texas

    85.1 miles from Putnam, 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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    Lonesome Dove Inn

    Archer City, Texas

    90.7 miles from Putnam, 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

    90.8 miles from Putnam, 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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    Howard Johnson Inn - Econolodge

    San Angelo, Texas

    96.7 miles from Putnam, 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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    Coryell County Courthouse

    Gatesville, Texas

    106.5 miles from Putnam, TX

    The 1897 courthouse building is haunted by a male spirit known as 'Elroy'. Cold breezes have been reported, furniture moves around of its own accord and visitors have felt an invisible person brushing past them in the corridors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Drunk Tom - Lake Wichita

    Wichita Falls, Texas

    108.6 miles from Putnam, 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

    109 miles from Putnam, 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

    112.1 miles from Putnam, 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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    1895 Building

    Bowie, Texas

    113.2 miles from Putnam, 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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    Hastings Books - Randalls Food Store

    Killeen, Texas

    123.5 miles from Putnam, TX

    Employees here have felt a ghostly presence who has been known to knock merchandise off racks or set up pyramids of canned food in the aisles during the night.


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    Maxdale Cemetery and Bridge

    Killeen, Texas

    124.8 miles from Putnam, TX

    Pay a visit here and you may encounter a ghost with a limp, who may have been a former cemetery caretaker. Folks say the small iron bridge here is haunted as well. Local legend has it that if you stop on the bridge, turn off your headlights, count to 10, ...


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