With a long history dating back over 250 years to 1747, this is one of the most historic locations we have ever had the privilege of investigating!
Believed to be one of the most haunted locations in Texas. Having witnessed an incredible amount of death and torment, the fort certainly has a very eerie feeling surrounding it.
It played a major role during the Texan Revolution and in the fate of the men at the Alamo, and it was the scene of the infamous Goliad Massacre where 341 Texan troops were executed by the Mexican Army in 1836.
It is the spirits of these long-dead soldiers that have been reported here, they’ve been heard crying out in terror at the realization of their impending doom.
These tormented souls have remained stuck at the fort since that fateful day in 1836. Their wailing, crying, and screaming is often captured on audio recordings. On many occasions, people have heard footsteps behind them only to turn round to nothing but empty space!
Visitors often report the sight of full-bodied apparitions of soldiers at various places around the fort, as well as disembodied conversations by spirits speaking in Spanish.
Presidio La Bahia played a major part in the Texas revolution, and in the fate of the men who were hold up in the Alamo. In December 1835 ninety-two men gathered behind the doors of Our Lady of Loreto Chapel at the Presidio and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence on the altar.
The Presidio became a stronghold for the Texans and became known as Fort Defiance, under the command of Colonel James Walker Fannin. 350 men were stationed here…these men were supposed to be the reinforcements at the Alamo.
For many reasons they never made it, and instead continued to fortify the Presidio in preparations for battle. Eventually when they did retreat they were captured at the Battle of Coleto Creek where many of the men were wounded, 41 to be exact – including Fannin.
The Mexican army captured the men, and held them captive for days. First all 341 men were held inside the chapel where there were so many most had to stand, until later only the injured remained and the able bodied were held under heavy guard in the Quadrangle.
The men were told they would be freed, but Santa Anna had other plans On March 27, 1836 the Mexican army split the group of 300 able bodied men into three groups of a hundred. Each group was told something different as they were marched to three different points outside the fort walls…where all 300 men were executed.
They showed no mercy to the 41 injured men still inside the chapel. They dragged each one out into the Quadrangle and shot them too. The last man to die was their commander, Col. James W. Fannin.
Badly injured, he made three requests to his handlers, to not be shot in the face, to return his belongings to his family, and to be given a christian burial. Then the Mexicans shot him in the face, stole his belongings, and burned his body. This became known as “The Goliad Massacre”, and led the Texans to ring the battle cry, “Remember Goliad!”.
Your ghost hunt at Presidio La Bahia includes the following:
- Psychic Medium
- Exclusive History Tour,
- Ghost Hunting Vigils,
- Structured Vigils,
- Ghost Hunt with experienced Ghost Hunting Team,
- Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects and EMF Meters,
- Private time to explore this location and to undertake your very own private vigils,
- Unlimited refreshments are available throughout the night including Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, and Bottled Water.
- Selection of snacks.
Guests are strongly advised to bring extra warm clothing with them.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect on an Ghost Hunt?
Become a paranormal investigator for the night like the TV stars of Most haunted, ghost adventures or TAPS Ghost hunters.
Use some of the specialized equipment and be guided by experienced paranormal investigators who will share their knowledge, techniques and experiences of hunting for ghosts or spirits.
Feel free to bring along any of your own equipment including but not limited to EVP recorders, flashlights, cameras or video cameras.
Bring extra clothing as in some parts old buildings may get cold but please refrain from wearing clothing that can cause distracting sounds. Many old buildings have a story to tell and we will supply them to you along with of course the ghost stories.
There will be breaks and light refreshments are provided.
We are not out to try and convince the world of the existence of an afterlife. That’s for you to decide.
We can be Sceptical and logical yet open to other beliefs and prayers of protection will be carried out.
We do not perform tricks and will not be running around with sheets on our heads!
You will be with like-minded people looking for the answer “is there really an afterlife”?
However much we try unfortunately we can’t guarantee that members of the spirit world will make their presence known but we can at least guarantee that you will experience a fun and interesting night.
Do I receive an actual ticket?
The event is ticketless. Your proof of booking is your booking confirmation email. You will also receive an email with important information prior to your event, usually the week of.
Is there any age limit of who can attend these events?
The age limit is 18 years and over.
Will there be a Medium at the event?
All events listed on Haunted Rooms are hosted by experienced Hosts and Professional Psychic/Clairvoyant Mediums. However sometimes a Medium(s) may not always be present – but as usual, you will be in very safe hands with our experienced Hosts who have a wealth of knowledge and are fully trained in all aspects of professional public ghost hunting events and experience nights.
Can I sleep at an event?
Unless it is otherwise stated, events don’t include sleepover.
Will I see a Ghost?
Unfortunately, activity will not just happen on command, however using the various experiments and experienced hosts on the events, everything will be done to offer the best chance of spiritual activity.
It was an amazing experience!
This was my first time doing something like this! It was an amazing experience! Hosts were friendly full of information and very helpful! I can’t wait to attend another event in the future! Thank you!
The Team Was Awesome!
The Team was awesome, and it was great to get to actually get to use some equipment that I had only seen on television in the past, such as the Kinect mapping camera and the portal box. Great results, and as a bonus, the mediums picked up on the spirit of my late wife, as well as her name coming through the equipment.
Saw a silhouette of a man walking past inner door of a cell, to find that there was no one in it, and no way in or out except the door I went in! One of my companions was touched. All in all, an excellent evening, and myself and two people I met that evening from my town are planning our next Haunted Excursion!
Thank you all so much for providing all these great locations!
Sincerely, David P. McMillen
It was definitely a fun experience!
It was definitely a fun experience! This was my little sister and my first time doing anything like this!! I can’t wait to go to another event! Hopefully in the near future!
I had an amazing experience.
I had an amazing experience. I have been to two events with this team. This was night and day from the OG Pyle house early this month. It was well organized and explained. The lead investigators were very knowledgeable and knew where to direct the participants. I enjoyed and will be booking again