Jefferson Travel Guide


Don't Mess With Ghosts in Texas

October 7, 2005 at 10:36 AM | by | ()

Haunted Hotels Series Continues

Going to a haunted house is fun until you see the kid from freshman year acting class now using his $30,000/year education to be a zombie. May as well go someplace REALLY scary. Like Texas.

But if just being in Texas isn't scary enough, check out this site that lists haunted hotels, towns, depots, etc.

You can visit the haunted courthouse, in the center of the ghost town, while you stay in a haunted hotel. In fact, to get the most "boo" for your buck, um did we just say that, sorry, anyway check out Jefferson--known as the most haunted small town in Texas...

The historic Jefferson Hotel was built in 1851, and offers a room by room break down of ghostly reports. Non-smokers beware- some have smelled cigar smoke, with no cigars in sight--is that what "haunted" has come to in 2005.

One 90 year old man couldn't sleep so he walked around the haunted hallways, and reported seeing a blond woman float down the stairs at 1AM. She disappeared before he could get her number or his glasses.

For a more high profile ghost hunt, try The Excelsior House located across the street from The Jefferson. Famous people like Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, Rutherford B. Hayes and Lady Bird Johnson all have two things in common: they stayed at the Excelsior, and they are dead. But the website only recognizes the former observation.

Related Stories:
·   Haunted Texas Vacations Ghostly Guide [Amazon]
·   Jefferson Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]
·   Excelsior Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]