Just in time for Halloween, let’s take a look at some of the creepiest homes across our great state!
There are not many urban legends that Texans haven’t heard. But the real terror lies in the hundreds of small, creepy towns that are scattered throughout the Lone Star State. Here we introduce nightmare-inducing abandoned homes across the state. It is unknown if evil spirits actually haunt here, but the abandoned homes are located on or near some scary properties.
1 – HAUNTED MANSION IN GONZALES
This abandoned mansion in Gonzales could be haunted because it was built near the first battle of the Texas Revolution on Oct. 2, 1835.
2 – ABANDONED HOUSE IN RANGER
The town of Ranger, Texas is a strange city. Throughout the years, it was known as a typical oil-boom town, a home to Texas Rangers, and an important town for “peanut culture”. Today, the small town still holds the Ranger Junior College and the Roaring Ranger Museum.
3 – INDIAN SCHOOL IN STEPHENVILLE
The Indian Gap School, located about an hour southwest of Stephenville, has been abandoned since 1959, when the school closed down. It was built in 1913 on a cemetery; it’s actually been vacant longer than it was occupied. The building and its surrounding 8.5 acres are now property of the Indian Gap Cemetery Association.
4 – ABANDONED FARMHOUSE IN JONAH
This farmhouse in Jonah is creepy and dramatic. Here is a view of the home, located near Georgetown.
5 – VICTORIAN MANSION IN KOSSE
This Victorian mansion in Kosse looks like it is straight out of a horror story, but in reality, this home has fallen into serious disrepair. The home is located about 45 miles southeast of Waco.
6 – ABANDONED HOME IN LIPSCOMB
This home is in the small town of Lipscomb, which has a population of about 44. Although Lipscomb is the county seat for Lipscomb County, the city is the smallest town in the county.
7 – OLD WHITE HOUSE IN NORMANNA
This old white house sits in Normanna, just north of Beeville. Normanna is an oil and ranching town, and consists of a population of around 113 residents.
8 – ABANDONED FARMHOUSE IN GEORGETOWN
This photo of an abandoned farmhouse near Georgetown looks like a scene from a scary movie. Though there are no details about the house, Georgetown itself is pretty old; it dates back to 1848.
9 – HAUNTED HOUSE IN WURZBACH
Around San Antonio, people link the name Wurzbach to land development and politics. But in Rio Medina, about seven miles north of Castroville, the name Wurzbach is attached to the creepy, decades-old Arnold Wurzbach house. The home belonged to Harry Wurzbach’s cousin, Arnold, who was a prominent landowner in South Texas.
10 – HAUNTED HOUSE IN MOSCOW
The tiny Texas town of Moscow, south of Lufkin, still holds this window-less, about-to-tumble home. Just like its owners abandoned this home, residents of Moscow seemingly abandoned their city as the 20th century progressed (the town’s population is reported at 170).