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The Confederate Soldier at Thompson Island Bridge

This is a haunting that seems to come and go – appearing only when America is at war. According to locals in San Marcos, Texas, the bridge is guarded by a uniformed Confederate soldier in full battle dress, rifle slung across his shoulder. It is said that the soldier made a promise to his brother who had a home on the creek near the bridge that when the war was over, he’d come home – no matter what. Maybe he did. Maybe not.

The Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX

The Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX

“The next time you are in Texas and you are looking for a hotel to stay in, make it the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas! This is said to be one of the most haunted place in Texas today and while haunted, it’s still very elegant and cozy.

It is said that there are two known ghosts in the lobby of the hotel, a room with haunted mirrors as well as a ghost security guard upstairs.

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