Graveyard Shift The Weirdest and Most Haunted Places in Texas  

Steve Wright
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List Rules Vote up the most terrifying Lone Star haunts.

There are some weird Texas places out there. The Lone Star State may be best known for football, cowboys, and super-sized everything, but creepy Texas should definitely be in the conversation, too, as this list shows.

Texas checks all the boxes when it comes to creepy locations. Hospitals, lakes, ships, mental hospitals - the major cities in Texas have countless locations that are haunted or just give off strange and creepy vibes. And that's without even looking into the most haunted Texas hotel, for which there are dozens of candidates.

If you are an aspiring ghost hunter, or if you just want something a little different to do on your next visit to Texas, then this is the list for you. Some of these spots offer guided tours, while others leave you to discover the ghosts on your own, if you dare...

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El Paso High School - El Paso

El Paso High School - El Paso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Weirdest and Most Haunted Places in Texas
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El Paso High School is located in a very impressive building that opened for classes in 1916. The "Lady on the Hill," as it is known, has seen dozens of the most prominent citizens of El Paso, and the school's sports teams have won countless trophies and honors that line the corridors.

But the school is also known to be haunted. Hallways and balconies have been closed off because of strange sightings throughout the school's history. There are even two sealed-up classrooms in the basement that were abandoned in such a hurry, personal belongings and trash were never even removed - and no one can explain why this is.

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Victoria's Black Swan Inn - San Antonio

Victoria's Black Swan Inn - Sa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Weirdest and Most Haunted Places in Texas
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Building a hotel on the site of a bloody battle just isn't the most advisable thing in the world. Victoria's Black Swan Inn is built right on top of the grounds of the Battle of Salado Creek in San Antonio. This battle was fought in 1842 between volunteers of the Texas Republic and the Mexican army. The dead from the battle are said to scream at night.

As if that wasn't enough, the Inn is also said to be on the site of an old Indian burial ground from as long as 5,000 years ago. Again, history has shown that building on Native American land is asking for trouble. No wonder there are regularly sold-out ghost tours at the inn.

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Yorktown Memorial Hospital - Yorktown

Yorktown Memorial Hospital - Y... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Weirdest and Most Haunted Places in Texas
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About 75 miles southeast of San Antonio is a facility that would be more surprising if it weren't haunted. Yorktown Memorial Hospital has been closed since 1988, after providing four decades of service to the community. In those 40 years, the hospital saw something in the region of 2,000 deaths, not all of them peaceful.

The hospital was also reopened for a short time as a drug rehab center. During this time, the body of a man named T.J. was dumped on the doorstep. After dying from a heroin overdose, T.J. (along with a couple of earlier murder victims) patrols this abandoned hospital at night, forever restless.

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Texas Killing Fields - Texas City

Texas Killing Fields - Texas C... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Weirdest and Most Haunted Places in Texas
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The Texas Killing Fields are modern-day creepy. This 50-mile desolate patch of extremely rural Texas between Houston and Galveston has seen 30 young women go missing, or be found murdered, since the 1970s. The area has been described as the perfect place to commit murder and get away with it, and the sheer eerie feel of this southern Texas expanse is enough to get it on this list.