Mr. Coughlin stands makes his way to the front of the classroom. Silent and still as if fear itself placed a chisel upon his backbone and took one swift strike against his spine. The class unwillingly joins the silence entering total sponge mode. Mr. Coughlin stands blankly in front of the class and the anticipation … Continue reading Monologue Monday Entry One: Devil’s Road
The Central Maine Sanatorium, originally The Chase Memorial Sanatorium, opened in 1910 as a hospital to treat tuberculosis patients. As the rate of tuberculosis cases rose, so did the need for treatment. Extending the intimate hospital setting, construction of wooden buildings took place in 1912 but were unfortunately lost in a fire one year later. … Continue reading Central Maine Sanitorium
Opened in 1978 on 315 Travis, Treebeards lives within the Baker Travis building, which is the second oldest building in Houston, Texas. Although the reviews mentioned great food and a lively bar atmosphere, reports of cold spots and a bean cooks description of a full body apparition are what caught my teams eye. Making it … Continue reading Treebeards Restaurant
Constructed in 1926, the Julia Ideson Building located at 500 McKinney stands across from downtowns Main Branch Library in Houston, Texas. Although checking out a book would regularly be on my itinerary while visiting the library, rumors of a past caretaker and his dog's spirit roaming the grounds are what sparked my team and I's … Continue reading Julia Ideson Building
Constructed in 1885 within the heart of Austin, the Texas State Capitol Building stands valiantly atop a hill. Monuments scatter the grounds, with a historical museum and gift shop off to the side. Tours are offered to those seeking a more traditional travel experience. However, rumors of spirits that haunt the grounds and building itself … Continue reading Texas State Capitol Building
Against fair warning from locals in 1839, Gideon White decided to build a home in proximity to Shoal Creek. After three years of residency, Gideon was reportedly murdered by passing Native Americans. Once his corpse was discovered, the remains and shallow graves of many more were uncovered in the surrounding area. Majority of the graves … Continue reading Shoal Creek Indian Massacre Site
Once thriving in the early 20th century as a cotton shipping center for the central Texas area, Bartlett now stands mostly baron. Most of the buildings hold some sort of historical significance as the early 1900's storefront remain on the main road. Approximately 1,600 residents reside in Bartlett scattered around the outskirts only driving into … Continue reading Bartlett, Texas
The Hewitt House in Granger, Texas. As seen on Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). Originally standing on the current grounds of the University of Texas, this architectural piece of horror film history moved to Granger, Texas in the 1930s. Current residents assure visitors and fans of the films that no one was murdered at this house. … Continue reading Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)- The Hewitt House
Third Wheel is a ghost encounter story I had written that was featured on an episode of one of my favorite podcasts titled Meet My Ghost.
Annie spends a day in the quiet room after interfering with Twitch’s treatment plan. After Twitch’s code blue on the children’s unit, Dr. Shaundry speaks with him about his special precaution status. A mysterious new patient is admitted to the children’s unit directly before a power outage creates chaos on all units.