Halloween is just around the corner and we’re so excited! Did y’all know that Galveston, Texas is one of the creepiest places in the whole nation?
Gettin’ goosebumps just thinking about it!
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, ghouls, and goblins, we all love hair-raising legends. Grab your sweet treats and get ready to hear about the Top 5 spookiest places in Galveston.
The Ghost Bride at Hotel Galvez
The legend goes, a restless bride-to-be was awaiting her sailor fiancé. After a tragic storm, he didn't return when expected. She feared the worst and couldn’t live any longer without him. He later returned to discover he had forever lost his bride. Today she wonders the halls of Hotel Galvez awaiting her fiancé's return.
The Mad Doctor at Mayfield Manor
Dr. Horace Mayfield was known to conduct many shady experiments on ill patients. After the Great Storm of 1900, he lost his loved ones AND his mind. Now people claim to hear him thumping around the manor grounds.
The Hopeless Pirate Roaming the Galveston Beaches
Famous pirate, Jean Lafitte, fled to Galveston and hid his treasures with the intention to return. He later passed away leaving his riches behind. Many have witnessed his greedy spirit searching for his lost buried treasure on the island beaches.
The Eerie Old City Cemetery
Old City Cemetery is one the first cemeteries established on the island. It is the burial grounds of Civil War soldiers who sadly passed away in the tragic storm. Rumor has it that their shadows can be seen in battle amongst the foggy graves.
What a fright!
The Lady in White at Haunted Hendley Row
Hendley Row is one of the oldest buildings in Galveston. A mysterious lady wearing a white nightgown has been seen pacing up and down the staircase. Some people have heard her creepy cries of despair.
If these stories didn’t give you the heebie-jeebies, we don’t know what will!
We hope y’all enjoyed these scary tall tales and wish y’all a spooktacular Halloween with your little ones.