Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in the State of Texas

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Just because Halloween won’t be here any time soon doesn’t mean that ghosts or spooks go by a calendar. Texas has long been known for some blood-curdling stories of hauntings that would make you want to leave the lights on at night, not the least of which come from the final not-so-peaceful resting places found throughout the state. Those who enjoy the scary tours and trips around Texas that speak of these legendary ghouls are sure to get a stir from the top 5 most haunted cemeteries this state has to offer. Tours are regularly scheduled for some of the more popular ones. For others, you simply need to muster up the courage to make the trip yourself. Regardless of whether you’re with a group or going solo, these cemeteries are sure to intrigue you. Explore some of the state’s most acclaimed haunted locales below.

1. Lubbock Cemetery

Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in Texas

Photo: Facebook/I Love Lubbock

The Lubbock Cemetery has long been fancied as one of the most haunted cemeteries in Texas due to its close proximity to an abandoned railway trestle situated just behind it. The trestle is called by the name “Hell’s Gates,” and some say it’s haunted. Adding to the already creepy fact that more than 60K grave sites can be found there, the Texas Paranormal Research Society has stated their strong belief that angry spirits have made a home there. The cool factor comes into play when you find out who truly “rests” there, including a true Texas cowboy by the name of Henry Jenkins, the famed singer and songwriter Buddy Holly, and the first fallen police officer of Lubbock Julio Herrera.

There’s even an allegedly haunted angel statue guarding this cemetery. Located only yards from Buddy Holly’s grave, the angel towers over the grave of Officer Herrera. Legend has it that if you visit the cemetery at night and try to leave without first kissing the angel’s feet, a ghost will stop you from departing the grounds.

2. Aurora Cemetery

Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in Texas
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