Texas, a state known for its history and tasty barbeque, also holds a darker side with haunted locations that echo the past. Some of the most bone-chilling stories come from the state's old jails and prisons, where you might catch eerie occurrences and even ghost sightings.

Texas Highways put together a few of the most haunted locations in Texas. I already knew about most of them, so I wanted to spin things. Texas is known for its jails and prisons, and strange occurrences always happen. Put the two together and you have four haunted locations that could have you running the other way.

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Presidio La Bahia (Goliad)

This prison fort is known for its historical significance in the Texas Revolution. Presidio La Bahia is said to be a hotbed of paranormal activity. Visitors report hearing unexplained footsteps, seeing shadow figures, and experiencing cold spots throughout the fort, particularly near the chapel.


 

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Gonzales County Jail (Gonzales)

Constructed in 1887, the old Gonzales County Jail is now a museum, but stories of the supernatural are still told. Guests and staff alike have heard phantom footsteps, witnessed doors slam shut on their own, and seen apparitions of former inmates who once inhabited the old cells.


 

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Old Lavaca County Jail (Hallettsville)

This historic jail dates back to the 1800s and is home to some creepy occurrences. Visitors often claim to hear strange noises, see flickering lights, and feel sudden temperature drops, all suggesting the presence of the supernatural.


 

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Yorktown Memorial Hospital (Yorktown)

While not a prison, this abandoned hospital did serve as a drug rehabilitation center and is said to be one of the most haunted places in all of Texas. Paranormal investigators report seeing ghostly figures, hearing disembodied voices, and experiencing physical contact.

These Texas sites give you a chilling look into the state’s haunted history. It doesn't matter whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a curious explorer, these prisons and buildings stand as eerie reminders that the line between the living and the dead might be thinner than you think.

Buildings aren't the only haunted places in Texas. You'll find entire towns too.

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I remember hearing stories about certain places in Texas being haunted, but never entire TOWNS. Until recently, that is. 

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