you don’t believe in ghosts?
Well, read on and we may make a believer of you, especially since
this week brings Halloween.
Road, near Saratoga
in Hardin County,
many people have seen a ghostly
light that appears out of the woods and often perches on automobile
hoods, Hundreds have seen “the
ghost of Bragg Road.”
Church at Bold Springs in Polk
County, you can hear the stumbling of a man walking in the church.
Supposedly, the ghost is that of a man whose leg was cut off after
he raped a girl. The sound resembles a man walking on one leg and
dragging the other.
1970s, a group of workers, acting on the orders of county officials,
tried to cut down Center’s
tree on the courthouse
square. A photographer for the Center Champion said when a worker’s
chain saw bit into the tree’s seasoned wood, the still summer day
was pierced “by the most horrifying, bloodcurdling scream...that
seemed to originate deep within the old oak.” Some said it was the
scream of a former hanging victim whose spirit lived in the tree.
West of Lufkin,
you can reportedly hear at night the cries of an infant who died
with its mother when their car ran off an old wooden bridge. The
creek is known as “Crybaby Creek.” A similar story exists on a creek
near DeKalb in
Hill, which stands beside the Sabine
River, soldiers in the Civil War guarded the hill to keep Union
soldiers from entering Texas. The men
stayed at their posts until the war’s end, but some died from starvation
and sickness, and, reportedly, their voices can be heard on the
hill and some people claimed they have seen men in Civil War uniforms
standing guard in the woods.
Cemetery in Gregg
County, a story claims a woman was killed by radiation while
working at a power plant in Oklahoma. She was buried in the cemetery
and some claim that her grave glows at night.
State University, a ghost known as Chester haunts the Turner
Fine Arts Auditorium. His face reportedly has been seen on a stage
curtain and even in a play while it was in production.
Bowman's East Texas October 25, 2009 Column
A weekly column syndicated in 70 East Texas newspapers
(Bob Bowman of Lufkin is the author of more than 40 books about East
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