Haunted Places in Rising Star, Texas



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    Flatrock Park - Lake Brownwood

    Brownwood, Texas

    19.5 miles from Rising Star, 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

    42.8 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Whitten Inn

    Abilene, Texas

    49.9 miles from Rising Star, 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

    51.2 miles from Rising Star, 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

    51.3 miles from Rising Star, 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

    51.3 miles from Rising Star, 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

    51.5 miles from Rising Star, 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

    51.6 miles from Rising Star, 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

    52.2 miles from Rising Star, 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

    53.3 miles from Rising Star, 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

    56.3 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Olde Park Hotel and Antiques

    Ballinger, Texas

    62.6 miles from Rising Star, 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

    62.8 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Anson Lights

    Anson, Texas

    68.9 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Baker Hotel

    Mineral Wells, Texas

    70 miles from Rising Star, 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

    70 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Anson Opera House

    Anson, Texas

    71.1 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Glen Hotel

    Glen Rose, Texas

    71.3 miles from Rising Star, 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

    71.5 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Granbury Opera House

    Granbury, Texas

    72.8 miles from Rising Star, 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

    72.8 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Old Stamford Inn

    Stamford, Texas

    76.3 miles from Rising Star, 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

    81.6 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Coryell County Courthouse

    Gatesville, Texas

    84.7 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Kyle Cemetery

    Cleburne, Texas

    86.5 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Dabb's Railroad Hotel

    Llano, Texas

    94.3 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Howard Johnson Inn - Econolodge

    San Angelo, Texas

    97.4 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Lake Worth Castle

    Fort Worth, Texas

    99.2 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Hastings Books - Randalls Food Store

    Killeen, Texas

    100.7 miles from Rising Star, 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

    101.6 miles from Rising Star, 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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    Old Bell County Jail

    Belton, Texas

    113.7 miles from Rising Star, TX

    Dating back to the 1850's, the old county jail is now a private residence. Reports say a glaring man, possibly a former prisoner, was seen staring down into the street when the place was for sale for a period of time. Upon investigation, the building was empty. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    1895 Building

    Bowie, Texas

    120.1 miles from Rising Star, 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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    M.B. Lockett Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.1 miles from Rising Star, TX

    The third floor of 1896 building is haunted. Housing a banquet hall, staff would often report hearing disembodied footsteps and furniture moving around from the otherwise empty room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    1894 Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.1 miles from Rising Star, TX

    Dating back to (you guessed it) 1894, this old building is now an artists studio. The place is haunted by Luther Saint Paul Miller, a former owner. His apparition used to be seen standing at the top of the staircase, but he has not been seen since the interior ...


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    Cobblestone Antiques

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.1 miles from Rising Star, TX

    This antiques store is rumoured to be haunted by three spirits from a historical era. Dating back to 1895, much of the paranormal activity, including strange noises and items being thrown by unseen hands, has been reported in the upstairs section of the shop. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Williamson County Courthouse

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.2 miles from Rising Star, TX

    The 1911 courthouse building is haunted by a woman in a long dress, who has been seen throughout the building wandering around in a dazed state. In the archival room, book pages have been known to flip over by themselves, and a ghostly man has been seen vanishing around ...


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    Masonic Building - Gumbo's North

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.2 miles from Rising Star, TX

    A restaurant serving delicious southern cuisine now stands on the premises of this 1900 masonic building, which is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the upstairs apartments reported that doors would open and close of their own accord, and cold spots and a strange presence were also felt. (Submitted ...


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    Palace Theater

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.2 miles from Rising Star, TX

    The 1925 historic theater is rumoured to be haunted by the apparitions of a man, a woman and a child. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Georgetown Art Center

    Georgetown, Texas

    126.2 miles from Rising Star, TX

    In this 1894 former firehouse, visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and have seen the apparition of a man in old-fashioned cowboy attire. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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