The Lone Star State is full of real ghost stories. Here's a quick tour of the top haunted places in Texas:
1. The Entire Town of Jefferson, Texas
In the late 1800s, Jefferson was a thriving port town, numbering over 30,000. These days, it's still as pretty-looking, but much quieter and less populated, known more for its haunted homes and hotels than anything. Ghost hunters can toss a stone just about anywhere in Jefferson and it will land someplace haunted. The Grove, for example, is an old home and apparent site of multiple deadly murders. People have heard wailing, and witnessed a glowing white figure hovering on the porch. Then there's the Excelsior House in downtown Jefferson, where the alleged ghost of Captain William Perry, who was fatally shot on the premises, roams. These stories don't even scratch the creepy surface, though. There are many more like it throughout the town; you'll just have to plan a trip to Jefferson to see the ghosts for yourself.
2. The Driskill Hotel
The Driskill Hotel is a staple of downtown Austin history, built in the 1800s and still a top pick for places to stay. The hotel has many ghosts lurking around in it, from its founder, Colonel Jesse Driskill, a gambler who lost the hotel within a few years of opening it, to the little girl who fell down the stairs to her death and can still be heard running and laughing through the halls. One hotel guest even wrote a negative online review of the Driskill due to its hauntings. Whatever you do, don't stay in room 525, or do stay, if you dare...
3. Spaghetti Warehouse (Houston)