DEAD RECKONING TO FOLLOWby
SEGUIN'S HEADLESS WALKER
I hear a ghost story from a credible
source, I become motivated to validate it. Such was the case with my story and
photos of the Saratoga, Texas ghost
road light and the Mission,
Texas nearby La Lomita Church.
Sometimes it takes me years to get around to satisfying my curiosity, but there
has always been something unique that occurs when following a previously reported
My interest was piqued when I read Charley
Eckhardt’s 2005 story “The
Ghost on Milam Street.”. This story is of the events at a Seguin house near
the intersection of Milam and College Streets. The Rudine
Team was completing a trip to Utah and had planned a stop in Seguin
on our return to Houston. We were going
to photograph the cemetery and house described in his
We arrived in Seguin
about 3PM and checked into a motel, having driven in from
Van Horn. We drove on old Hwy 90 east to Milam and turned south to Riverside
Cemetery. Suddenly I noticed we were at “the intersection.” Per
my plan, we continued on to the cemetery.
the cemetery many (if not most) graves were of people who lived their entire lives
and died in the 1800’s. The grass had been mowed just days before our arrival.
Many headstones were unique or had long past designs. |
|After the cemetery
photos, we drove north on Milam to College. It had been sometime since I had read
The Ghost on Milam Street story
but I was surprised to find a COIN LAUNDRY on the corner, not the house. Confused,
I took daylight pictures of every house that could possibly be involved. Sitting
in the car afterward, my wife noticed a man was approaching us. I decided to go
meet him and introduce myself. Giving him my TE card, I explained what I was doing.
He asked, “if he knew me” while saying his name is Brad. Then he said he
is a 75-year-old retired mailman from Beeville
(who now lives on Milam St., 2nd from the corner). He knew nothing of the event
of our interest. |
It was suppertime now and we had been out of Texas
for 3 weeks and we craved BBQ. We found Davila’s on Hwy 90 and enjoyed his delicious
mesquite cooked brisket and pork ribs. In business for 50 years, apparently the
son now runs this business. Talking with him about our quest, he mentioned that
he knows of Charley Eckhardt.
Seguin became dark we returned
to Milam and College to make night photos, which might be revealing. Meanwhile
I had re-read the ghost story,
but my wife has never read it. When we reached the scene, a parked car caused
my wife to park closer to College than before and on the east side of Milam facing
“the house”. We sat there a few minutes in silence as I observed the coming and
going of customers washing and drying clothes. Suddenly my wife said, “That’s
the house”, pointing to the house just east of the laundry. Further she said I’d
like to be inside that room behind all that brush or trees on the left. That room
with the west wall between 2AM and 5AM, she continued to experience what happens.
That agreed with what I had just read in the article, but she was getting this
information from her psychic ability.
Headless Walker's path is at the opposite end where bush and tree growth obscure
the house. Photo courtesy Ken
Rudine, October 2009|
|I don’t know how to
explain or elaborate on the previous sentence, other than to say this is one of
her abilities from time to time. Last night for instance, I was silently looking
at pictures of us (on my laptop) made on a porch at Marble Canyon, AZ. She was
in another room, busy balancing a checkbook and suddenly she started commenting
about the very pictures I was looking at. We don’t understand it but we have just
come to accept it as a gift. |
the house was unoccupied while we were around day or night. There were no lights
on and no car in the carport. We made night shots over a period of an hour, trying
to capture the scene, appropriately. We did find some unexplainable fuzzy light
areas on the roof of one shot. We don’t know what that might mean. Whether we
believe in ghosts or not we do believe
in the unexplainable that most folks call ghosts.
After all we did simultaneously experience the “cold spot” at Seul
Choix Lighthouse, MI.
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Milam Street by Charley Eckhardt
Ghosts and Haunted Places