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Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in the State of Texas

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The Aurora Cemetery is a three-acre graveyard previously known as the Masonic Cemetery. It’s said to be the final place of rest for hundreds who passed away tragically from an 1891 epidemic which was called “spotted fever” by area settlers but is now believed to have been a meningitis strain. Not only that, but the Aurora Cemetery is said to hold the grave of an unknown pilot believed to be not of this world! According to an 1897 newspaper article, an “airship” crashed into a windmill near the town in 1897, and the strange pilot was buried in this very cemetery. As one of the top five most haunted cemeteries in Texas, you can imagine the stories its spooks could tell!

3. Galveston’s Old City Cemetery

Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in Texas

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The Old City Cemetery in Galveston dates back over two centuries and is said to be one of the eeriest this state has produced. It consists of three burial plot layers, and more than 12,000 bodies. It holds the graves of some of the victims of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane, the deadliest natural disaster in American history. There are also grave sites for the likes of Elize Alberti, who was said to have taken her own life in 1894, but not before she killed her four children in a tragic postpartum depression incident. Texas war veterans, prominent families, and even a Confederate Army deserter are laid to rest there. Some in quite prominent sites, and others in unmarked graves. It’s an unnerving spectacle to behold. As far as haunted cemeteries go, the site is included on a local tour for those looking to poke around among the paranormal.

4. Austin’s Oakwood Cemetery and the Oakwood Annex Cemetery

Top 5 Most Haunted Cemeteries in Texas
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