Haunted Places in Vanderbilt, Texas



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    Old Yoakum Community Hospital

    Yoakum, Texas

    45.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    A murdered nurse and a priest who had polio are the two main haunts here. EVPs are picked up, full-bodied apparitions are seen, and EMF meters spike. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Presidio La Bahía

    Goliad, Texas

    47.9 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    This fort, originally founded in 1721, was the site of many Texas Revolution conflicts including the Battle of Goliad and the Goliad Massacre. Folks have reported seeing ghostly massacred soldiers and hearing their cries of pain.


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    Yorktown Memorial Hospital

    Yorktown, Texas

    55.3 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The 1940s hospital closed around 1988, but apparently all of its patients haven't moved out. Witnesses say they have been punched, slapped, kicked or scratched by something unseen, and shadow figures have been seen in the hallways. A man named T.J. who died of a heroin overdose here is said ...


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    Angel Rose Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Rockport, Texas

    61.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The 1881 bed and breakfast is one of only a few historic buildings left on the southern coast of this small township, as many have been destroyed by hurricanes, neglect and fire over the course of a century. Paranormal activity reported at this location includes lights turning on and ...


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    Von Minden Hotel

    Schulenburg, Texas

    61.8 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Built in 1927, the Von Minden Hotel is rumored to be haunted by at least two ghosts, perhaps stemming from two known deaths here. Long ago in Room 23, a railroad worker died of an illness in his sleep, and in Room 37 a WWII veteran jumped after finding that ...


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    Berclair Mansion

    Goliad, Texas

    62.3 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Built in 1936, this grand old mansion almost seems out of place in this rural town. Furnished with rare antiques, the building is haunted by the apparition of an eccentric elderly woman who lived there alone for years prior to her death. The story goes that workmen restoring the ...


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    Saint James Inn

    Gonzales, Texas

    69.1 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The 1914 historic inn was built by a merchant seaman, and is allegedly haunted by the former owner, his daughter and three other separate entities. Guest reports range from being awoken by a ghostly man in a dinner suit to seeing a female spirit in old-fashioned clothing roaming the ...


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    Tarpon Inn

    Port Aransas, Texas

    73.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    At this 1886 hotel, reports from a guest say that at 3 a.m. their bathroom glowed pink, voices were heard above them and in the shower, and cold spots seemed to be everywhere.


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    Dog and Bee Pub

    Beeville, Texas

    74.6 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    A man in a trench coat haunts this English-style pub. Glassware has been thrown off shelves by unseen hands, and chandeliers reportedly swing back and forth of their own accord. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Witch's Grave - Katy Magnolia Cemetery

    Katy, Texas

    82.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The urban legends on witch stories never fail to slay me. This one is just as fascinating. So apparently there was allegedly a 200 lb sphere on top of the Witch's Grave monument and if you read the inscription, looked away and looked back really fast, it would ...


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    Blackbeard's On the Beach

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    83.8 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    It's unsure exactly who haunts this beachside restaurant, but witnesses say he opens doors, makes salt shakers jump and chairs move, and plays other harmless pranks. An apparition was recorded walking in the back dining area after hours. Some believe the ghost is a man who was killed long ago ...


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    USS Lexington

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    84 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Known as the Blue Ghost, the USS Lexington is rumored to be haunted by an engine room operator who was killed in battle and several crew members who were killed in a WWII attack. Besides apparitions, witnesses have heard doors slam, seen lights go off on their own, and felt ...


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    Wilson Plaza

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    85.4 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Originally called the Nixon Building, the 1927 building is said to be a hot spot for paranormal activity. Witnesses have had a feeling of being watched, seen shadow figures and heard unexplained noises in their offices here, in the early mornings or late at night. The elevators are said to ...


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    Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital

    Luling, Texas

    85.8 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Mr. Davis himself is said to haunt this hospital. Staff have reported that doors open and close by themselves and medicine has been knocked to the ground before their eyes.


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    Days Inn Hotel

    Corpus Christi, Texas

    87 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The ghost of the famous Tejano singer Selena is said to wander about the room in which she was shot here. Though her apparition has not been seen, folks have reported the faint sound of singing and the smell of roses, along with an overwhelming feeling of sadness.


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    Office Building

    Houston, Texas

    87.8 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Employees here have witnessed footstep sounds and elevators opening by themselves. Objects have been reported to move and disappear, reappearing in different places.


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    Kingsgate Village

    Houston, Texas

    89.5 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The ghost of a girl apparently haunts the apartment complex. There's a story of her ghost seeking revenge and killing her unfaithful boyfriend but the story is so obviously the product of an overactive, watched-too-many-B-movies mentality that we can't be bothered to reproduce here. Just because one believes ...


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    Old Greenhouse Road

    Katy, Texas

    90.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Urban legend has it that if you turn off your headlights and drive around the corner to the bridge slowly, a mist will form into person-shape. It is said to be the spirit of an older woman who died in a car accident here.


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    Patterson Road Bridge

    Houston, Texas

    90.7 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    At this bridge on Patterson Road, which runs between Highway 6 and Eldridge, visitors have experienced some strange events. It is said that if you park your car on it at night, you will hear tapping all over it. The spirits doing it are reported to be ghostly soldiers who ...


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    The San Marcos River Entity

    Luling, Texas

    91.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    An invisible presence haunts the banks of the San Marcos River. An ominous feeling and impressions in the grass mark the place where the invisible presence passes.


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    The Citadel

    Brenham, Texas

    92.6 miles from Vanderbilt, 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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    F. W. Schuerenberg House

    Brenham, Texas

    93.6 miles from Vanderbilt, 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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    Today and Yesterday Antiques Store

    Brenham, Texas

    93.8 miles from Vanderbilt, 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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    Colorado River Forest

    Bastrop, Texas

    95.8 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    This location has had numerous sightings of Slenderman. There is a large forest where you can find symbols marked on trees, as well as abandoned buildings. Many sigtings of UFOS's have been reported as well. This place is a hot spot for cryptid activity. (Submitted by Morgan)


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    Milam Street

    Seguin, Texas

    96.3 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Milam Street is haunted, locals say, by a headless ghost. Although the ghost's identity is unknown, his pattern is unwavering: He walks from Riverside Cemetery due north. He's thought to be a Confederate soldier who lost his head to a cannonball.


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    Texas Lutheran University

    Seguin, Texas

    97.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The Wupperman Theatre is said to house the ghost of a small girl wearing a blue dress, and she seems to want to play hide-and-seek. Lights flicker and the trap door opens by itself at times. In the Trinity Building dorm, lights can be seen to flicker on and off, ...


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    2309 Wichita Street

    Houston, Texas

    97.3 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The unusually pointy and turreted private home at 2309 Wichita St., made up of half-timbered gables, spires and rooftop decks, is rumored to be haunted, perhaps by former owner and former VA nurse Charles Fondow, who passed away in 2011 in a Barbados hospital at age 64 after becoming ill ...


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    Patterson Street

    Houston, Texas

    97.9 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Some say if you drive down the street slowly you will see black figures begin to follow the car and see handprints appear on the windows. The car will feel very cold in spots.


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    Old Downtown Library - Julia Ideson Building

    Houston, Texas

    99.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of a former caretaker and his dog.


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    Bob Casey Federal Courthouse

    Houston, Texas

    99.3 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    This courthouse is said to be haunted by a former judge who died after complications from surgery. Apparently, unable to let his work go, even after death, he continues to haunt the building. People claim that his chambers are colder than the rest of the building (no reports ...


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    Jefferson Davis Hospital - Elder Street Artists Lofts

    Houston, Texas

    99.7 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Elder Street Artists Lofts, formerly the Jefferson Davis Hospital, is said to be haunted by deceased hospital patients. The activity here is said to stem from the fact that the site was built over an 1800s cemetery where about 3,000 Civil War and yellow fever victims were buried. Before the ...


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    Jefferson Davis Hospital

    Houston, Texas

    99.7 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The hospital opened in 1925, and it had been built over an 1840s city cemetery that held thousands of graves. Many were unmarked, suspected to be cholera and yellow fever victims. Although some gravesites were moved, it is said that the actual remains were not transferred along with them. The ...


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    La Carafe

    Houston, Texas

    99.7 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The unoccupied second floor is the site of most of the haunting claims. People report ghostly footsteps and items moving as well as the full-body apparition of a large black male ghost.


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    La Carafe

    Houston, Texas

    99.7 miles from Vanderbilt, TX


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    Spaghetti Warehouse

    Houston, Texas

    99.8 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Supposedly rife with spirited activity. The haunting tales usually center around an elevator shaft where one or more people plunged to their deaths.


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    H.E.B. - Auto Zone

    Houston, Texas

    100.5 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    This site formerly was an H.E.B. grocery, and is now an Auto Zone. The ghost of a little girl has been seen walking in the back warehouse. Before the location was bought by H.E.B., it was there that she was murdered after being kidnapped.


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    First Line Apartments

    Pasadena, Texas

    105.4 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The apparition of a woman in white haunts the apartment complex. She has been seen pacing the hallways and walking in and out of rooms in owners suites. She has also been seen by motorists staring down into the street late at night. Residents have reported hearing strange noises and ...


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    Thompson Island Bridge

    San Marcos, Texas

    107.1 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Thompson Island Bridge is said to be a favorite spot for the spirit of a Confederate soldier. His apparition, with his rifle, is said to appear more often before or during times of war. According to legend, the man lived in a nearby cabin and had made a promise with ...


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    Adobe Verde

    New Braunfels, Texas

    109.6 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Once a 1920s electric cotton gin and now a Tex-Mex restaurant, Adobe Verde is the home of Frank, a ghost who likes to play pranks. According to local legend, Frank was a groundskeeper and a victim of unrequited love--he hanged himself from the rafters, and his spirit never left the ...


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    Wunsche Brothers Cafe and Saloon

    Spring, Texas

    112.9 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    A benign and lively ghost apparently haunts this cafe in Spring, Texas. The ghost is believed to be the original owner Charlie Wunsche. Although the ghost appears more inclined to mischievous pranks - holding doors closed, hiding items and messing with electronics- he has been sighted by employees ...


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    Alice Lake

    Alice, Texas

    113.1 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Local legend tells of a little girl who drowned here. Witnesses on the pier have heard her crying for help, seen orbs of light, and felt cold spots.


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    Buda Antique Mall

    Buda, Texas

    114 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The antiques mall is rumoured to be haunted by four spirits, including a ghostly cat and a female presence that is attached to an armoire located at the rear of the store. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sutherlands Lumber

    Alice, Texas

    114.6 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The site was formerly a Wal-Mart, where a ghost they called Matilde or Matilda liked to play pranks on the employees, damaging merchandise and causing accidents. The building is said to be on the site of the Collins Family homestead, the family who founded the town of Alice. The Old ...


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    Old Hospital

    Alice, Texas

    115.4 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    This hospital is now closed, but when it was open there were claims of call bells ringing on their own on the second floor, even when they were unplugged. Since its closing some residents swear they hear moaning coming from the building, and lights flickering in the windows. In more ...


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    Old Rialto Theater

    Alice, Texas

    115.5 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The theater closed in the 1980s, but employees there claimed to see shadowy apparitions in the halls and described an eerie feeling of being watched by a presence in the upper levels.


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    Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and XD

    Spring, Texas

    115.8 miles from Vanderbilt, 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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    Texas A and M - Edward N. Jones Auditorium

    Kingsville, Texas

    118.1 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The 1942 auditorium is said to be haunted by the ghost of a worker who died when he fell out of the rafters during construction. He is said to turn the lights on and off, lock the doors, and knock the costumes off the racks.


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    Texas A and M - College Hall Bell Tower

    Kingsville, Texas

    118.2 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The bell tower is said to be haunted by a man who hung himself here. At midnight, his shadow is said to appear on all four corners of the bell.


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    Texas A and M - Lewis Hall

    Kingsville, Texas

    118.3 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    The hall is said to be haunted by a female student who committed suicide here. Witnesses have seen her apparition, felt cold spots, and described an uneasy feeling of being watched.


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    Texas A and M - Turner-Bishop Hall

    Kingsville, Texas

    118.4 miles from Vanderbilt, TX

    Each hall has its own ghost. At Bishop Hall, a ghostly girl is said to play with students' hair, unlock doors, drag furniture in empty rooms, andn run the showers. At Turner Hall in the second-floor restroom, a black shadow is said to pass quickly from the last toilet to ...


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