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Texas's Haunted Magnolia Hotel Is Home To A Supernatural Black Mist Related To A Gruesome Murder

Updated June 14, 2019 17.1k views10 items

Cases of ghosts caught on camera are always a source of debate. Believers see them as irrefutable evidence of paranormal activity, while skeptics may scoff at such claims and search for a logical explanation. In the case of the Magnolia Hotel in Seguin, Texas, black mist caught on camera may be evidence of ghosts. The history of the Magnolia Hotel is pretty gruesome, and the murderers and murder victims housed by the hotel may still haunt the hotel today. 

The Magnolia Hotel is one of the best known haunted places in Texas. Stories of the haunting of the Magnolia Hotel have been reported for years. Ghost tours frequently visit the building and actual ghosts are said to appear to visitors. The bizarre black mist video, filmed in August 2017, generated a newfound attention in the allegedly haunted hotel. Is the Magnolia Hotel haunted? Read up on the facts and decide for yourself. 

  • The Hotel Founder Was Brutally Murdered - And His Spirit Lingers On The Hotel Grounds

    One of the ghosts that haunts the Magnolia may be the founder himself. The hotel was built as a log cabin in the 1840s by a Texas Ranger named James Campbell. Campbell was massacred by members of the Comanche tribe. There have been sightings of his ghost wandering around the original cabin. 

  • The Upstairs Was A Drug Den For Fifty Years

    According to Strange Town, the Magnolia Hotel fell into disrepair from the 1940s to the late 1990s. During this time, drug addicts would sneak into the building and made the second floor of the building a drug den. Allegedly, 13 different spirits haunt the Magnolia Hotel, and some of those spirits could easily be unaccounted for addicts who died in the building. Folks who have visited generally feel a dark, unsettling energy when they are upstairs.  

  • A Mysterious Receipt Was Found In A Hidden Room In The Hotel

    On the official Facebook page for the hotel, a post from August 14th, 2013, revealed a spooky find. The owners opened a hidden room in the hotel to find a receipt from a lumber company made out to Edwin Voelcker. Edwin was the nephew of Emma Voelcker, who had been murdered by William Faust. Even odder? The receipt was from 1915 and Emma was killed in 1874.

    A medium visiting the hotel claimed Emma’s spirit liked to linger in the hotel, spending time in the closet. Did Emma bring the receipt to the hotel or did Edwin visit the Magnolia at one point and leave it behind?

  • Contractors Renovating The Hotel Complained Of Paranormal Activity

    In 2013, Erin and Jim Ghedi purchased the Magnolia building and began renovating it to open a hotel. They hired contractors to help and complaints soon followed. Contractors complained of their equipment turning off or malfunctioning randomly. Erin has also reported that furniture moves on its own, images appear and disappear quickly in mirrors, and voices call out both her and her husband's names. Given the hotel’s haunted roots, could the faulty electronics have a paranormal cause?