Haunted Places in Yoakum, Texas



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    Old Yoakum Community Hospital

    Yoakum, Texas

    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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    Saint James Inn

    Gonzales, Texas

    23.6 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Yorktown Memorial Hospital

    Yorktown, Texas

    30.5 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Von Minden Hotel

    Schulenburg, Texas

    31 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital

    Luling, Texas

    40.3 miles from Yoakum, 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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    The San Marcos River Entity

    Luling, Texas

    45.7 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Presidio La Bahía

    Goliad, Texas

    46.4 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Milam Street

    Seguin, Texas

    52.6 miles from Yoakum, 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

    53.7 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Colorado River Forest

    Bastrop, Texas

    55.1 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Berclair Mansion

    Goliad, Texas

    58.5 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Thompson Island Bridge

    San Marcos, Texas

    61.7 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Faust Hotel

    New Braunfels, Texas

    65 miles from Yoakum, TX

    There have been newspaper articles written about this hotel's ghost. It has been seen drifting in the hallways on an upper floor, floating through closed doors, and turning the water and electricity on an off, among other things.


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    Adobe Verde

    New Braunfels, Texas

    65.1 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Woman Hollering Creek

    Schertz, Texas

    65.1 miles from Yoakum, TX

    This creek was most probably named after the La Llorona myth. La Larona (the Weeping Woman) is the hispanic boogey-woman. She appears everywhere and the story is always the same: a woman drowns her child in a river/lake/ocean/pond/drainage ditch/bathtub and then spends all eternity wailing for her ...


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    Buda Antique Mall

    Buda, Texas

    68.8 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Dog and Bee Pub

    Beeville, Texas

    71.1 miles from Yoakum, 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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    St. Edward's University

    Austin, Texas

    74.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    There are three popular spots with the haunts at St. Edward's University, according to student lore. One is Doyle Hall where a ghostly nun turns on the showers. Another is Mary Moody Northern Theatre, where the ghost of a young man who hanged himself using the sandbag ropes spooks witnesses. ...


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    Quoffer's Pub

    Elgin, Texas

    74.5 miles from Yoakum, TX

    The 1900's building that houses the bar used to be a funeral home and a mortuary. It is rumoured to be haunted by those who were kept there prior to their burial, and were unable to move on. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Walter Tips House

    Austin, Texas

    75 miles from Yoakum, TX

    House has a dark energy around it at night. It seems out of place in new location. There's probably a good reason its used by a bank because humans sense its not habitable at night. If you are drawn to these kinds of places you will go into the property and ...


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    F. W. Schuerenberg House

    Brenham, Texas

    75.5 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Devil's Backbone

    Canyon Lake, Texas

    75.7 miles from Yoakum, TX

    This beautiful scenic spot in Texas hill country is said to be haunted by a Native American cattle herder named Drago, a fatally injured miner's widow, and the spirit of a wolf. Other spirits seen here include Confederate soldiers, Spanish monks, and an apparition that appears on the hoods of ...


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    Today and Yesterday Antiques Store

    Brenham, Texas

    75.7 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Comanche Lookout Park

    San Antonio, Texas

    76 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Built by a local man long ago who wanted his home to look like a castle, this property is now owned by the city of San Antonio.  It is said that strange lights are often seen coming out of the tower.


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    The Citadel

    Brenham, Texas

    76.3 miles from Yoakum, 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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    Driskill Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    76.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    At this historic hotel, there is a portrait of a little girl holding some flowers on the third floor that causes a bit of a buzz -- literally as well as figuratively. Folks say that when they look at it, they get a curious tingling sensation of their heels being ...


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    Omni Austin Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    76.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Rumor has it that the ghost at this hotel is the spirit of a man, Jack, who committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. Since he was unable to pay his tab, his name still remains in the computer log. Night staff say they can hear Jack in his room ...


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    Home Depot

    Austin, Texas

    76.5 miles from Yoakum, TX

    This Home Depot is rumored to be haunted by a ghost employees call Fred. Actually, according to a report, the ghost is a craftsman named Herbert who passed away at age 74 in his workshop. He was cremated, and his ashes were let go in the outdoor garden section of ...


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    Abandoned Asylum

    San Antonio, Texas

    76.5 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Although this place boasts a number of ghostly activities -screaming, moaning, doors opening and closing of their own volition -this property is owned by the county and you are just as likely to encounter a police officer arresting you for trespassing than a ghost. There have been numerous prosecutions for ...


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    Spanish Main Apartments

    San Antonio, Texas

    76.7 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Numerous sightings of a little boy in period clothing roaming the apartment complex. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Texas Governor's Mansion

    Austin, Texas

    76.7 miles from Yoakum, TX

    The 1853 mansion that was home to several Texas governors is said to be haunted. According to reports, the north bedroom is haunted by former governor Pendleton Murrah's nineteen year old nephew. He shot himself when the girl he loved refused his offer of marriage. The ghost of Sam Houston ...


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    Austin Tavern

    Austin, Texas

    77.2 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Rumored to once have been a brothel, the tavern is believed to be haunted by a murdered prostitute named Emily. So the story goes, she and her daughter were killed by soldiers in the 1940s. Witnesses have been pinched, tapped, and watched by an unseen presence, and have heard the ...


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    Victoria's Black Swan Inn

    San Antonio, Texas

    77.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    A variety of ghostly activity has been claimed at this current wedding venue. Full-body apparitions, dolls moving location, eerie music, cold spots, doors opening and closing under their own volition and other haunted happenings.


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    Inn at Pearl Street

    Austin, Texas

    77.5 miles from Yoakum, TX

    A ghost or two are said to haunt this inn, an 1896 building that was originally a private home for Judge Charles A. Wilcox and family. It had fallen into disrepair by the 1980s, and it was purchased and renovated as an inn in the 1990s. The apparition of a ...


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    Inn at Pearl Street

    Austin, Texas

    77.5 miles from Yoakum, TX

    A ghost or two are said to haunt this inn, an 1896 building that was originally a private home for Judge Charles A. Wilcox and family. It had fallen into disrepair by the 1980s, and it was purchased and renovated as an inn in the 1990s. The apparition of a ...


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    Littlefield House

    Austin, Texas

    77.6 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Allegedly haunted by the original mistress of the house Alice Littlefield. She is variously reported to have been either insane or possibly agoraphobic, whatever the case, it appears that she rarely left the house in life and it is claimed that her ghost still haunts it to this day. ...


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    Ghost Tracks

    San Antonio, Texas

    77.8 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Legend has it that a school bus full of children was killed by a train at the intersection. They now claim that if you put your car in neutral and stop near the tracks, unseen ghosts will push your car across. (If you decide to attempt this, do ...


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    Austin Pizza Garden

    Austin, Texas

    78 miles from Yoakum, TX

    People have reported seeing floating heads watching them in the pizza parlour. Staff and diners alike have also reported seeing weird apparitions roaming the empty lot behind the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fort Sam Houston

    San Antonio, Texas

    78.1 miles from Yoakum, TX

    The Officer's Quarters are said to be haunted. People claim that items move around on their own volition and people claim to see lights when there is no one there.


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    Stage Stop Ranch

    Fischer, Texas

    78.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Guests and people driving by have reported seeing a shadowy figure hanging from a tree near the front of the ranch, as well as a wagon that drives past by itself late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Devil's Bridge

    San Antonio, Texas

    78.6 miles from Yoakum, TX

    It is said that the darkness inside is so dense that headlights can't penetrate it for more than a few feet. It is also said that someone or something will catch rocks thrown inside; the thrower will not hear the rock land.


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    Stinson Field Ghost - San Jose Burial Park Cemetery

    San Antonio, Texas

    79.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Blue lights may appear over some of the graves here, and they may even be visible from the road as you drive past.


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    McNay Art Museum

    San Antonio, Texas

    79.7 miles from Yoakum, TX

    The mistress of the home where the art museum is housed is said to haunt the west wing of the museum. Staff and visitors often claim to hear her humming and some claim to have seen her.


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    Bullis House Inn Bed and Breakfast

    San Antonio, Texas

    79.8 miles from Yoakum, TX

    The old inn was built in 1906 on the grounds of the site of an old prison, and inn staff and guests have seen the apparition of an American Indian chief roaming the second floor the inn. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Terrell Castle - Lambermont

    San Antonio, Texas

    80 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Haunted by the former owner who committed suicide there. In addition there are apparently ghostly children who play on the stairs.


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    University of the Incarnate Word

    San Antonio, Texas

    80.1 miles from Yoakum, TX

    In the main administration building, which was built in 1922, there is said to be a spirit of a little boy playing with a bouncng ball on the 3rd floor. The 4th floor was once used as a quarantine area for TB, and many spirits are said to linger from ...


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    Brackenridge Villa Mansion - Fernridge

    Alamo Heights, Texas

    80.1 miles from Yoakum, TX

    If you go to other websites, you'll see this stunning piece of haunting "evidence": There is proof that this place has been lived on for 7.000 years! Wow. And what does that have to do with it being haunted? We aren't sure, but other sites claim to find that ...


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    Mission San José

    San Antonio, Texas

    80.2 miles from Yoakum, TX

    The legend surrounding the mission's rose window starts with one of its builders, a stonemason whose beloved fell ill and passed away. The rose window was made in her memory, and the stonemason made a memorial surrounding it. Some folks say the woman's ghost can be seen looking out her ...


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    The Alamodome

    San Antonio, Texas

    80.4 miles from Yoakum, TX

    Legend says that the ghoulish figure of a woman haunts the parking lot. In addition a worker who was killed during the construction of the Alamodome is also said to haunt the halls.


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    Institute of Texas Cultures

    San Antonio, Texas

    80.6 miles from Yoakum, TX

    You may experience the phantom smell of pipe smoke, and hear footsteps in the audiovisual room. There is an 1898 hearse that is said to open by itself, and books are sometimes rearranged in the library.


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