The Devil’s Lagoon
There are many places in Texas that have the reputation of being haunted. Some spots lurk with strange sounds and are filled with weird things. This does not include only haunted houses but hills, roads, bridges, and lagoons. In a small Valley town named Alice, people will tell you the Amargosa bridge brings bad luck to those who linger on it.
“The Devil’s Lagoon is a legend that has been told since 1895, when a terrible accident occurred in a lagoon close to Rosita in the Rio Grande. It is said that one night a stagecoach full of passengers was coming down the road at full speed; suddenly the driver, for an known reason, veered the coach from the road straight into the lagoon. Everybody, even the horses, disappeared into the dark water without leaving a trace.
One night in 1960, a group of boys got together after a football game in Raymondville and decided to go there since they didn’t believe what was said about the lagoon. They found their way without any difficulty on a dark, beautiful Rio Grande Valley night. While they were there, they noticed strange movements in the water. Black figures would come out and sink again below the surface. Then the coach came out and they heard the driver cracking the whip over the horses, while the frightened voices of the passengers filled the night.
The boys stayed close to one another and hurried to their cars. Did they actually see the old stage coach? Did they hear voices and screams? No one really knows, but it is said that the boys never returned to the “Devil’s Lagoon” at midnight.”