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15 Ghost Stories And Terrifying Tales From Dallas, TX 

Lyra Radford
Updated April 20, 2020 38.1k views 15 items

Ghost stories from Texas will make your skin crawl, but those specifically from the city of Dallas will leave you paler than a full moon. Scary tales from Dallas are an eclectic ensemble, consisting of everything from jilted brides and workaholics to demonic goat men and even angry school girls. There is certainly a dark side to Dallas, and though it may have shaken its nickname of the “City of Hate,” it can’t loosen its ties to the paranormal. 

Haunted hotel stories are pretty easy to come by, especially ones in Dallas. There is a fair share of tragic accidents, horrific crimes, and suicides. It’s no wonder Dallas ghost tours do so well and Halloween is an incredibly busy time of year for the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Collected here are some of the scariest Dallas ghost stories that have been passed around for generations - read them if you dare. 

The Adolphus Hotel Is One Of The Most Haunted Hotels In Texas
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The Adolphus is not only one of the swankiest hotels in Texas, it’s also home to one of the most active hauntings. A bride set to wed in one of the hotel’s ballrooms back in the 1930s killed herself instead. She is said to roam the halls of the 19th floor where she hung herself, still wearing her wedding gown.

Even when she can’t be seen, the sound of her sobbing can be heard, and is often accompanied by the chiming of a music box.

 

The Spirit Of A Little Girl Wanders The Coombs Creek Trail

The Coombs Creek Trail is allegedly haunted by the spirit of a little girl. According to local lore, the girl was out riding her bike when she died. Many believe that she drowned in a nearby body of water. Her spirit has haunted the area ever since her death.

Passersby claim to have not only seen her in person and feel an ominous aura in her presence. 

White Rock Lake Is Overflowing With Paranormal Activity
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The haunting of White Rock Lake is legendary due to the infamous Lady Of The Lake. No one knows who this alleged drowning victim is for sure, but she can be seen soaking wet in vintage clothes, hitchhiking along the road. The only evidence that she was ever really there at all is a wet spot on the seat.

The identity of her spirit could be any of the numerous accidental deaths and suicides that have occurred at White Rock over the years. There have been dozens of drownings where the bodies were never recovered. In 1927, 19-year-old Hallie Gaston died in a boating accident near Big Thicket, and in 1934, a small plane crashed into the lake and all the passengers died. The summer of 1941, 27-year-old John Ira Howard, a world record holder for underwater swimming, died while stunting for friends. 

Flag Pole Hill Is Full Of Creepy Stories
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There is a house near Flag Pole Hill, over on Blackbird Lane, with a creepy history and a haunting of its own. Apparently, it all began with the home’s builder when he took his life as he was wrapping up the project.

Later, a lawyer named Jeffrey Licker was charged with hiring two men to help him murder Koby Sandosky and Lesia Kahl, a former Playboy model and server. The victims were lured to the house and then beaten to death in the home on Blackbird Lane.