If reports are to believed, then there are plenty of Texas ghosts. Everyone loves a good ghost tale and Texas ghost stories are among the creepiest and most bizarre out there. From terrifying children to weeping women to escaped circus monkeys, there are ghost stories for everyone in the Lone Star State.
The most haunted Texas city is hard to name because there are so many sightings in the state. It is not just old city buildings that are associated with ghosts, either. There are many sightings in the Texas hill country, in West Texas, and other equally rural places where incidents in the past have resulted in otherworldly spirits and paranormal happenings.
Whether you believe in ghosts, or are just curious to see what kind of ghost stories Texas has to offer, then this is a list you won't forget.
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San Antonio's Ghost Children
The story here is that at some point in the past, a school bus full of kids broke down on a set of railroad tracks in San Antonio. A speeding train came through, obliterating the bus and all the kids on board - all of the streets in the area are named after the dead children. If a car stops on the same tracks today, it will be moved off of them by the ghosts of the dead children. If you put talcum or another other powder on the trunk of your car, you will find tiny hand prints left behind after the car has been moved.
La Llorona might be the most famous ghost in Texas, and especially El Paso. The Weeping Woman is a legendary figure who was resented by her wealthy boyfriend because of her two children. In order to be with hm, she stabbed the two children to death and threw their bodies in the river. She went to the man's house, only to be turned down again. At this point she was either killed by a mob or threw herself in the river after realizing what she had done. Now she haunts various riverbanks and canals wailing and weeping. Some even say that she tries to pull children into the river to cope with her grief.
The Ghosts of Rivera High School
Rivera High School in Brownsville is haunted by the ghost of a girl who was murdered there. She was killed in the girls' locker room, in the area of the shower stalls. Today you will occasionally hear her screams coming from the place she was murdered.
The school also had a basketball coach that died of a heart attack. People in the school after hours speak of hearing a basketball bouncing in the empty gym where he worked.
The Legend of Dona Leonora
This ghost story goes back to the days where the Rio Grande Valley was still the Spanish province of Nuevo Santander. Raul Ramos, a rich landowner, married one of the prettiest girls in Mexico, but immediately had to return to Spain on business. He returned six months later to find his bride pregnant. He soon found out, however, that the child was not his, and he had two of his ranch hands hang the young woman from a bridge. Today there have been numerous sightings of a lady draped in black clothing at the intersection of highways 141 and 281.