Haunted Places in Van, Texas



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    Beckham Hotel

    Mineola, Texas

    12.8 miles from Van, 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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    Clifton Cemetery

    Emory, Texas

    32.1 miles from Van, 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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    Killough Monument

    Bullard, Texas

    36.8 miles from Van, 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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    Hampton Inn & Suites - Mesquite

    Mesquite, Texas

    59.7 miles from Van, 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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    Slaton Cemetery

    Daingerfield, Texas

    59.9 miles from Van, TX

    Slaton Cemetery has earned itself the nickname "Blue Light Cemetery" because of its ghostly blue light that is said to float around here. Cold spots and bushes that move without a breeze also have been reported, as has a mysterious tractor beam that dragged in a driver's car while something ...


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    Emhouse School

    Corsicana, Texas

    60.4 miles from Van, 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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    Princeton Cemetery

    Princeton, Texas

    67.5 miles from Van, TX

    I have personally have been down to my local cemetery and experienced so pretty heart pounding stuff. I have played Ouija there, email me for info about that. But I have heard voices and footsteps and on one occasion, I saw kind of like a face or something out of ...


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    Snuffer's Restaurant

    Dallas, Texas

    69.2 miles from Van, 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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    Adolphus Hotel

    Dallas, Texas

    69.9 miles from Van, 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

    70.3 miles from Van, 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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    Dresden Cemetery

    Barry, Texas

    70.3 miles from Van, 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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    Le Méridien Dallas - The Stoneleigh

    Dallas, Texas

    70.6 miles from Van, 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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    Lone Oak Cemetery

    Blooming Grove, Texas

    70.9 miles from Van, 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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    Rogers Hotel

    Waxahachie, Texas

    71.2 miles from Van, 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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    Catfish Plantation

    Waxahachie, Texas

    71.5 miles from Van, 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

    71.9 miles from Van, 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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    Renaissance Dallas Hotel

    Dallas, Texas

    72.1 miles from Van, 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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    Cavalier House

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.4 miles from Van, TX

    This 1950s tavern building was eventually turned into a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses at the inn say there have been residual hauntings from the tavern times. Folks have heard music, voices and footsteps. Reports say the building is either for sale or has been recently purchased.


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    Alley-McKay House Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.5 miles from Van, TX

    You may want to hang on to your drawers if you visit this pretty inn. The ghosts of two house slaves of long ago, Mr. Alfred and Patricia or Aunt Patty, are known for stealing folks' underwear.


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    The Grove

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.5 miles from Van, TX

    Also known as the Stilley-Young House, The Grove is an 1861 house, reportedly very much a hotspot for paranormal activity, that has been featured on many TV shows and in many magazines over the years. Owners have described phantom odors, shadowy figures, moving objects, apparitions, and lights that turn on ...


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    White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.5 miles from Van, TX

    A ghost named Ida Sue, a young blonde girl, is said to haunt this inn. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions, quilts that move by themselves, and more strange sounds. Folks say sneezing and coughing can be heard day and night, thought to be a residual haunting from someone who once ...


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    Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.5 miles from Van, TX

    The apparition of well-dressed man has appeared to both residents and guests. His identity is a mystery, but he is the subject of many ghostly local legends.


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    The Excelsior House

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.8 miles from Van, TX

    This old hotel is said to be haunted by a headless ghost who roams the second floor. Another ghost lives here as well: a woman who wears black and carries a baby. It is said that the woman's apparition has frightened many guests, including film director Steven Spielberg.


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    The Jefferson Hotel

    Jefferson, Texas

    76.9 miles from Van, TX

    Those who stay here should be warned: Room 19 is said to be haunted. A hotel employee reported hearing voices from the room when it was vacant, and guests staying there have claimed to feel they were being watched by an unseen presence.


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    Whistle Stop Cafe

    Van Alstyne, Texas

    82.5 miles from Van, TX

    Staff and diners at this café have reported ghostly voices, chairs moving around of their own accord and a clock that routinely falls off the wall for no apparent reason. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bethel Cemetery

    Coppell, Texas

    83.4 miles from Van, TX

    Bethel Cemetery, founded in 1853, reportedly contains a haunted grave marked with strange symbols. Legend has it that photographs of this grave, belonging to Oda Kirby ("Lived and Died Sept 17, 1909"), will all turn out overexposed.


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    Park Lane Apartments

    Arlington, Texas

    83.5 miles from Van, 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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    Turner Auditorium

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    85 miles from Van, 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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    Six Flags Over Texas

    Arlington, Texas

    85 miles from Van, 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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    Stephen F. Austin State University - Griffith Hall

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    85.2 miles from Van, 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

    85.2 miles from Van, 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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    Sterne-Hoya House

    Nacogdoches, Texas

    86.1 miles from Van, 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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    River Legacy Park

    Arlington, Texas

    87.9 miles from Van, 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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    Haunted Hill School

    Grapevine, Texas

    88.3 miles from Van, TX

    This building built in the year of 1960 and was Hill School of Grapevine (ceased operations in 2013) is a very haunted building. When the building first got remodeled, and Kathy Edwards (Head of school) was looking for a building. The outside was remodeled. The inside was empty, completely. There ...


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    Nash Farm

    Grapevine, Texas

    88.8 miles from Van, TX

    I have heard a lot of ghost radio replies here. It is believed (by me) That there are two ghosts. The husband and wife. Friendly because one of them clearly said "Hi." Some people get slightly freaked out when they are there. (Submitted by R. Hubbs)


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    Slate Shoals Mansion

    Arthur City, Texas

    92.7 miles from Van, TX

    The mansion that once stood here was said to me haunted. Witnesses have reported uneasy feelings when around it, and strange sounds that came from it. Some have seen a ghostly woman in the attic and a wheelchair that moved by itself. Cabins in the back were said to be ...


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    1895 Tarlton House

    Hillsboro, Texas

    93.9 miles from Van, 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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    Goatman's Bridge - Old Alton Bridge

    Argyle, Texas

    94.8 miles from Van, TX

    The Old Alton Bridge, aka the Goatman's Bridge, is rumored to be a site where satanic practices have occurred, and as a result, a half-goat, half-man creature was conjured up. According to the legend, those who parked on the bridge and honked three times would call up the Goatman. Reports ...


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    1901 Wright Opera House

    Denton, Texas

    99 miles from Van, TX

    Formerly an opera house and a saloon (the latter closed in 1913), the establishment now serves as a bookshop and a music store. The building is haunted by a female apparition, known as 'Emma', who roams the third floor where her former apartment was located. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Denton County Courthouse

    Denton, Texas

    99 miles from Van, TX

    The 1896 courthouse is haunted by a man in cowboy attire brandishing an old-fashioned rifle. Perhaps the spirit is that of Captain Denton, buried beneath the lawn in front of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    J & J's Pizza

    Denton, Texas

    99.1 miles from Van, TX

    Formerly a jewellery store, the bar and club is haunted by the apparition of a former owner who was shot by burglars in the basement hallway. Musicians performing gigs have reported strange experiences in the vicinity of this area, and a female employee was once followed to the bathroom ...


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    Campus Theater

    Denton, Texas

    99.1 miles from Van, TX

    The 1949 theater is haunted by J.P. Harrison, a former stage manager and owner. Legend has it that without a sighting of his spirit prior to a production, bad luck and misfortune will ensue. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Denison

    Denison, Texas

    99.7 miles from Van, TX

    The 1884 hotel was damaged by fire, causing the death of several guests and employees. Current visitors to the building have seen their spirits going about their business as usual, despite the fact that they perished almost a century ago. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hart Place Mall

    Denison, Texas

    99.8 miles from Van, TX

    Dating back to the early 1900's, this former mortuary and furniture store is now an antiques warehouse. The place is haunted by a female apparition known as 'Miss Shirley', whose appearance is often accompanied by an icy wind. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Barrett Drug Store

    Denison, Texas

    99.9 miles from Van, TX

    The old-fashioned drug store may have closed down, but the façade sign and spirits that haunt the place remain behind. Visitors have reportedly seen the apparition of a former owner, and have encountered an eerie entity in the confectionery section. Cold spots and disembodied footsteps have been felt and ...


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    Johnson House Inn

    Hugo, Oklahoma

    103 miles from Van, TX

    The 1910 residence of a former 'hanging' judge and his wife is rumoured to be haunted. Now a bed and breakfast inn, inexplicable occurrences have taken place over the years, such as disembodied footsteps, a woman's voice and a rocking chair that rocks by itself. A one-time housekeeper swore ...


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    Kulli Tuklo Methodist Church

    Idabel, Oklahoma

    104.3 miles from Van, TX

    The church and nearby cemetery are believed to be haunted. The bell at the church sometimes rings by itself at night, and people have reported hearing ghostly singing and laughter. The church doors open and close late at night, and people have reported seeing a shadowy figure approaching the church ...


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    Diboll House

    Diboll, Texas

    105.6 miles from Van, 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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    McDonald's

    Idabel, Oklahoma

    106.5 miles from Van, TX

    The ghost of a little girl is said to haunt this fast-food restaurant. She has been seen going into the men's restroom before opening hours, and she has been blamed for all the women's restroom toilets flushing at once. Her laughter has been heard in the women's restroom, and employees ...


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    Wheelock Mission

    Millerton, Oklahoma

    108.1 miles from Van, TX

    According to the local stories, the hauntings at Wheelock Mission began when a man broke into the girls' mission and murdered the girls. Witnesses say that the walls and trees bleed, and apparitions sit in chairs or hang from trees. One story tells of some teens who tried to steal ...


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