The Haunted La Lomita Mission (Mission, TX)
Mission, TX – La Lomita Mission
“This old mission has just recently been open to the public. In the mission’s heyday, priests were rumored to be having intercourse with the nuns and burying the children’s bodies on the grounds. One night some illegal immigrants, who were aware of what was going on, went in and killed two of the priests. The third priest went to get help, but died while searching. The robes and bones of the priests were on display up until a couple of years ago.
Thereafter, it became an asylum for the mentally challenged. Many of the people working there reported seeing figures in robes walking around the grounds at night. The asylum shut down completely recently, but the grounds are still open to tourists during the day. You may not be able to go inside the old mission, but it is still worth going the trip.”
Read what these people had to say about La Lomita Mission.
“I was there like 3 1/2 years ago, me, my GF and friend. We were dropped off, ran and jumped over the brick by the gate. We hid in the trees because border patrol kept passing by and lighting up the place. Once we made our way to the front door, we opened it and closed it back so border patrol wouldn’t see it. So, inside we had tiny little flash lights and started looking in every door. It was pretty silent. All we saw were old benches and some beer cans too.
Then, we heard a tiny noise, but figured it was just a rat or something. So, as we made our way towards the stairs we see that there’s a gated door with a lock so we couldn’t go upstairs. So we just kept lighting up the steps trying to see something when my friend starts saying weird things, like taunting the spirits. He started saying loudly “show yourself!” then he said for it to touch my hair or something on me.
I started saying that I was just there to see something and that I wasn’t there to hurt anything…but I got scared and put my back against the wall and started feeling chills. Then all of a sudden, we start hearing tapping noises from the second floor, like when people tap on a window with their nails. And the sounds just kept getting louder and the energy in the room felt fearful almost panicky, so we ran down the hall towards the front door. As I ran, it felt like something was chasing me away… it is unexplainable. We said we’d go back one day but then I heard the place had caught on fire. Now you can just see right through it.”-Eve G.
“I always heard that in the basement you can hear chains being dragged also that shadows appear all the time and for some weird reason it was burnt down by lightning.” –Lupe G.
“I did security during the remodel a few years back. Creepy as hell at night. Cries, people talking. One guard I worked with saw a woman walk in the chapel and he went to see who it was and said there was no one in there.” – Jon S.
“A few years back I worked as a security officer at La lomita, I worked there for two year’s. In the two year’s of working there I saw and heard a lot of weard things, i heard baby’s crying i saw aperishons of children and heard what sounded like women crying.” – Javier Perez
“Yes I too remember going with some from friends when we were about 16 years old. We parked at the gate entrance since it was chained and locked up. We hung out there for about an hour or so when we suddenly started hearing people screaming. We turned and looked towards the building and there was a crowd of people in robes walking around looking disoriented and then they would look towards us and scream. Scared the hell out of us since the place clearly looked deserted. We got the hell out of dodge quick and never went back. I never even bothered looking up to research this place until now that I’m 33 and freaked out to learn others have also seen what I saw that night. I thought it was all in my head.”
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I was a young boy in 1992 and my parents and I had just moved here. I went with my parents to the mission because back then it was open as a historical marker during the day. I remember it very clearly. It had a long hallway with doors on each side and high ceilings with wood floors. There were pictures in the walls and the doors were all open but the top floor and basement were closed off. In one room was a chapel and it had a scary feeling and I felt heavy in my stomach so I asked my dad if I could wait for them outside. While outside I see a girl about my age in a white dress and dark hair like wanting to play so I followed her to say hi, as I followed she kept making me signs like “come look” once I got to a big statue of the Virgin Mary she disappeared. It was like a concrete courtyard and the statue was there with flowers around her. I heard crying sounds and instantly felt so scarreeddddd I ran to my car and waited for my parents to tell them the story. As we drove off my mother said she heard crying from the basement and said she could feel tragic things happened there. Soon after they stopped opening it ot the public.
I remember driving out there many times ’93/’94. One instance was a Friday or Saturday night and the gate was open so we drove in. We got up to the building and got out of the car and walked up to try and sneak in. If I can remember correctly, the main level door was closed but I remember a long hallway I think in the basement and lights were on down there. Very eerie feeling and the basement looking like asylum cells I think we heard a scream which of course freaked us all out. As we ran towards the car out of nowhere a priest came out from the back area which looked like sleeping quarters and it looked like some nuns or monks standing back there and the priest politely asked us to leave and not to return and cause anymore disturbances. Other times we drove out there the gate was closed or security was there in the front patrolling the grounds. Place seems to carry a lot of strange energy, would love to actually learn about it’s entire history
I worked at the residential hall back in 1986 or so. One day, a client and I went to make copies in the main La Lomita building where the administration worked during the day. This was in the evening about 7 pm, still light, and we had to unlock to get in. I had no idea, this place was haunted at that time and as we were making copies in a room, we heard footsteps clear and loud coming down the hallway. They sounded like Mens shoes against a wood floor. I asked my client to check to see who was coming and he peered into the hallway to see. He turns around really scared and tells me, Miss, there is no one in the hallway. I heard them again and went to check myself and saw no one. I immediately used the phone to call someone back at the residential in the back and they checked all the rooms with security system and there was no one. They also came and got us as we were huddled in the copy room and went thru the whole building and there was no one. The guy that checked kinda started laughing because he knew the place was haunted and had seen many things too. Also, on one of the rooms upstairs there was a Star formation in the tile on the floor. I asked about it and a Staff member just shrugged in a knowing way (Astronomy room maybe?) I never forgot about that incident and many years later a different job I was talking to a co worker about working there and she told me one of her relatives was working with a crew there doing some type of construction and says they unearthed satanic books and told the boss, but the Boss said to get rid of them and not say anything. I did hear from the Staff there about other incidents like a cross in the basement that they would put up and it would come down and a room that always showed in the security system that someone was there, but when checked, no one was there. Pretty creepy working there cuz I worked the night shift.
That’s not la Lomita mission
My brother had told me and my little brother a story where he went with his friends one night and they tried recording and their phones wouldnt work to record nor take pictures and that they saw shadows and heard a women shriek so they ran away and he was scared for a couple of days in shock. When he told us the story me and my brother where like naaa your lying! So hes like look lets go so we went waited outside the gates for a couple of minutes and nothing. We told my brother you see your a liar hes like lets wait longer, so we waited and i started seeing black shadows across the front lawn I was like am i imaginating or am i seeing right and we where all concentrating when we heard a girl shriek we drove off real quick in panick my little brother hid under the seat crying & i was crying of fear as well it was the scariest day of my life !!! It sucks that its no longer there .
Does the place still exists? Like is the building still there to visit?