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Get in on the Best Ghost Hunting in Texas

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Texas is famous for many reasons, but you may not know about these spooky, infamous locations to find an eerie ghost in the Lone Star State. If you’re brave enough to read on, you might just have the guts to go ghost hunting!

1.  Ghost Road of Saratoga

Ghost Road of Saratoga entrance sign

Photo: Facebook/Haunted History

One of the most legendary and inexplicable paranormal sites is in Hardin County, between Beaumont and Livingston. The infamous Bragg Light occurs here, but only in the darkest of nights. The mysterious lights appear and disappear randomly where the trees are the thickest and most dense on Bragg Road. Legend has it that a decapitated railroad worker haunts the area with his lantern searching for his head.

Ken and Yvonne Rudine conducted some of the clearest and most spooky research on the topic. They shared their information in their book, as well as on Texasescapes.com. “Peering down this road is like looking in an infinite rifle barrel, that is green trees on top – pink dirt on bottom. This former railroad bed is now a dirt road, 8 miles long by 2 cars wide.”

Possible explanations by skeptics include swamp gas, or another natural occurrence, and headlights from nearby roads. Whatever the explanation, it is a spooky place to be after dark!

2. The Alamo

The Alamo 1909

Photo: Facebook/The Alamo

The violent and storied history of The Alamo in San Antonio have provided decades of tales of ghost sightings, and unexplained noises, like screams and explosions. James L. Choron tells us a chilling reminder on Texasescapes.com, “It is important to remember that The Alamo is essentially a cemetery, a place where 182 Texans defenders died, and 1,600 Mexican soldiers were either killed or wounded on March 6th, 1836. Their remains were dismembered, burned, dumped in the San Antonio River, or simply left to the elements. It was one of the bloodiest battles in American and Texas history.” It is no wonder that visitors and workers at The Alamo have reported hearing something even creepier than ghosts and sounds of a war hundreds of years old, “…faint trumpet notes of ‘El Deguello,’ the ancient Spanish call of ‘no quarter’ that Santa Anna ordered played during the final assault on the fort.” The Alamo is more than a tourist attraction, more than a ghost story, it is one of Texas’ most infamous and legendary sites.

3. Driskill Hotel

Driskill Hotel 1886
Photo: Facebook/The Driskill

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