This story comes to us from Austin, TX.
“I’ve only had a handful, of run-ins with ghosts. I’ve never seen an actual apparition. I’ve seen things move, but that is not the story, which I tell today. For a few years, what happened, would bug me for a long time.
I worked at Roy’s Taxi, from 1995-2006. I was a dispatcher, but also drove from time to time. Yes, you may play Prince’s Lady Cab Driver, in your head, when you think of me. =P
Back in 1997, when I was 26, I actually lived at Roy’s Taxi for a year, with my then boyfriend. The business, was ran out of the house that Roy Velasquez senior, built for his family. The house was located in downtown, on the south bound side of IH-35, just a block south of Cesar Chavez.
Continue reading The Haunting of Roy’s Taxi (Austin, TX)
This heart touching story comes to us from a Texas woman after she returned from a trip to Reynosa, Mexico along the Texas-Mexico border.
“One afternoon, my dad and I were crossing the Reynosa-Hidalgo Bridge after getting some medication in Reynosa for my dad’s flu. As we were waiting in line, we noticed the car next to us was overheating and spilling all the water from the radiator.
Continue reading Ghostly Incident At The McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge
The Rio Grande Valley has always had a rich history of Mexican Folklore and along with that comes legends such as La Llorona but such legends are usually spawned out of truth. We have had several sightings reported about La Llorona. As the story goes, though several variations exist, the most basic story tells of a woman who drowned her children in a river as a means of revenge because her husband left her for a younger woman.
She now wanders, searching for her drowned offspring. She constantly weeps, hence her name “La Llorona.”
Continue reading La Llorona spotted near levee in Mercedes, Texas
We have had a few stories occurring on 11th street in McAllen, TX. In this instance, a woman named Irene, talks about a strange ball of light she witnessed in her apt with her boyfriend. This story may correlate to a similar story which took place just a few streets away from 11th street. You can read that story here http://truehorrorstoriesoftexas.com/strange-lights/phantom-stomping-shadow-people-orbs-south-texas/
Here is Irene’s experience…
“Hi, I have a similar experience. I lived in an apt on 11th St. in McAllen, TX. My boyfriend and I were in the living room talking and then all of a sudden a silver ball that looked like an orb bounced from the ceiling fan and flew straight to the front door and disappeared.
It looked so real, but it was weird because it came out from the ceiling fan and hit the front door. We thought the ceiling fan was gonna catch on fire, but the orb just disappeared. I also had weird ghost experiences in that apt. A little girl’s voice would whisper in my ear when I was going to bed, saying “Good Night “ or would have nightmares of a hairy figure trying to choke me.”-Irene
Read about another 11th st. story here http://truehorrorstoriesoftexas.com/ghosts/ghost-boy-sighting-mcallen-tx/
“I work at Dillard’s in McAllen,Texas and I’ve been working there for 15 yrs. I used to work up stairs in the home dept.
One day, I was walking in the stock room because we used to wrap wedding presents in there and I looked to the left at the way end of the room.
I saw a tall man dressed in an old fashion tuxedo. He was reaching up on the top shelf. He looked at me and I looked at him. I was about to wrap the gift when suddenly it hit me.
I looked again and he was gone. I got scared and went out. I told my co-worker about it. He said, “yes, I’ve seen ladies dresses in old fashion clothes, with umbrellas. They look at me and smile.”-Gracie
“I have an experience I had back in 2012 at my apartment on 11th St. in McAllen, TX. One cold December evening, I left to go visit my father at a nursing home, while walking towards the apt exit next to the pool area, there’s a boy about 7 yrs. old wearing a square short sleeve shirt and jeans. The night was a little cold and lightly raining. The boy was facing towards the pool and I just left, but I kept thinking to myself, what a little boy would be doing alone outside.
The neighborhood was quiet and no one was outside because of the cold weather and light rain, so I just left. When I got back from visiting my dad, I saw the boy standing facing the apt office window. He was just still, I asked him, “are you ok?” He turned and looked at me and said, “I wanna go there.”
He pointed to the east side of the apt. I said, “where do you live?” and he kept pointing to the east side, so I said, “go in to your house.” So, he just started walking toward an empty apt, opened the door and went in, but that apt was empty and I waited for him to get inside. The apt looked dark, but he went inside and the door just closed by itself.
I felt chills cause the boy was outside by himself when I left and he was also at the same place when I got back about 2 hrs later. Then, when I told a friend of mine who lived at the apts about the boy, she said that years back a little boy drowned there in the pool.”-Irma
We teamed up with some young filmmakers from the award winning P.S.J.A. Memorial Early College High School located in Alamo, TX to bring you a documentary about one of the creepiest and most interesting paranormal topics out there, “Shadow People”. This documentary was directed by junior Amanda Ramirez, a film student from Alamo, TX. Check it out!
There seems to be an up-rise in stories coming in about shadow people. A shadow person is exactly what it sounds like a dark shadow like figure, sometimes with a hat on. You can find other shadow people stories here. If you have seen something like this, we want to hear about it. You can share your story here.
“In Early February of 2017, I was traveling East bound on Jasmine Street in McAllen, TX with my wife when I happened to notice something incredibly creepy in the backyard of a home located on the North side of the street.
Around 8:30pm, standing in the backyard was the dark figure of a man planking/leaning against the side of the garage of the home in question.
Continue reading Shadow Person Spotted Hiding In Backyard (South Texas)
This story came in with no name or location attached. We can only assume that it took place in Texas. It’s a classic doppelgänger story, you can find a similar story here. If you have had a similar occurrence happen to you, we would like to hear about it. Share your story.
Since I can remember my dad’s side of the family has been very intuitive when it comes to anything paranormal. My dad has had a lot of weird things happen to him but usually my mom, sister and I just blow it off as him just being very interested in the paranormal.
In order to understand this story a little better I have to explain the layout of my kitchen. In my kitchen there is a door that leads outside and my parents bedroom is right next to that door, above the door that leads outside there is a light switch and a button that opens our gate.
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This story comes to us from a man in South Texas who looked at La Llorona dead in the eyes. This story takes place right along the Rio Grande River. We have another story that took place along the same river about 45 miles East, you can read it here. If you have seen or heard La Llorona, we would love to hear about it, you can share it with the community here.
One night one of my older brothers and I were visiting some friends in Peñitas, Texas. They lived by Military Road. It was about Midnight when my brother and I decided to head back home to La Joya, that’s where we lived. Well, if any of you have ever driven on Military road from Peñitas to La Joya, you know how the road runs parallel to The Rio Grand River and you must have heard the story of the Llorona.
Well the road has a small hill when you leave Peñitas City limits heading West towards La Joya. That road is beautiful at night because you can see the stars in the skies clearly. It is very DARK AND DESOLATE and Scary at night…lol… So we head back home and as I was approaching that small hill on the road I see a lady walking along the road on the shoulder wearing what seemed to be a white dress and was barefoot. Mind you that the shoulders on the road are pretty rough.
Continue reading La Llorona Spotted on Military Road Along the Rio Grande River