Solved

A mysterious ghost light appears by Mount Hope cemetery when you are parked at the cross roads. The story was covered by the television series Unsolved Mysteries several years ago and is featured in the book Ghosts in the Graveyard by Olyve Hallmark Abbot and in Texas Monthly. SGHA returns to Anson and the cemetery and solves the mystery of the phenomena.

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(2001)

Solved

One of the most famous legends of the southwest. According to the myth, the ghosts of children are supposed to push your car out of harms way, across a set of railroad tracks. They are also reported to leave small handprints on the rear bumper of your car if you cover it with baby powder. This is a report from the first mystery solved by SGHA in 1986.

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(1986)

Solved

The Marfa ghost lights are visible every clear night between Marfa and Paisano Pass in northeastern Presidio County as one faces the Chinati Mountains.The first reported sighting was in 1883 by a cowhand named Robert Reed Ellison. Are the famous ghost lights of Texas really ghosts or something else?

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(1991)

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The myths say this is due in fact from everything from Indian burial grounds to a sacred place of sorts. Some have even suggested that it is a portal to the "other side". The tower is supposed to be haunted by a man who went insane, killed his wife and kids and buried them under the tower. Is this another urban legend?

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(1998)

This old deserted park harbors two well known ghosts of the area, and the legendary spirits are known as the Hatchet Lady and May's Mother. One is a a vindictive ghost while the other is a pathetic spirit of a broken-hearted mother. Is the park really haunted or are these stories nothing more than urban legend.

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(1998, 2000, 2001)

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Lake Fort Phantom Hill is haunted by a ghost known as the "Lady of the Lake".Like most ghost stories, the details change through the years, but those who have seen her say she's there and she's real. The Lady searches the shoreline of the lake for her long lost love.

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(1990, 1993)

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Several photographs have appeared in the local Abilene Newspaper which have "ghost-like" figures in them. People have reported hearing footsteps around the fort and the feeling of being watched by "something", especially in the old Powder Magazine. There are also two reports of Phantom soldiers near the old hospital, both of which vanish seconds after they are spotted.

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(1991)

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Opened in the late 1800's, the new cemetery on the hill has been in operation to the present day.There are many reports from the locals that link the cemetery with the legends of the Blue Lady that haunts Lake Fort Phantom.
According to witnesses, she looks into car windows of vehicles parked by or near the cemetery

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(1992)

Solved

Reports of paranormal activity in the hotel have been quite frequent since the late 1970's. The activity seemed to be centered on the third and fourth floors, the ballroom and the basement. Sounds of footsteps, moving doorknobs and other odd noises are often heard at night, moving through the hallways. Usual EM Fields were located in these areas during a previous ghost hunt in 1984.

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(1984 - 2001)

Solved

The ghost of a woman in a white evening gown dripping with water has terrorized residents here for many years. She appears as a hitch-hiker along Garland road where it passes the lake. The spirit materializes as a pretty girl in an evening dress, drenched to the skin. She gives a certain address then disappears, leaving a wet seat.

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(1998 - 2000)

Solved

A female staff member working near the hospital reported that she had heard the unmistakable sound of footsteps walking around on the front porch of the building. The footsteps seemed to follow her movements and were always behind her. When she stopped and looked around, the footsteps stopped as well. Just as the woman turned to go about her business, she was knocked up against a wall by an invisible blast of cold air.

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(2001)

Solved

Reported activity at the location includes the sound of footsteps in the upstairs hallway and objects being moved about in several of the guest suites. The apparition of a woman in a wedding dress has also been reported in the lower dining room and on the stairs.The activity here seems to be mostly mischievous and has no particular pattern.

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(2001)

Solved

Around 1920, Earl Allen of Palo Pinto County wanted to be able to reach out and touch someone on the off-chance he was still able. Apparently no stranger to the evils of alcohol, Allen was worried that a drunken stupor might
be mistaken for death and that he might be called to the bone orchard prematurely. However, there are present day stories that a phone can be heard ringing out in the graveyard late at night.

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(2001)

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