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Spaghetti Warehouse Haunted?
One of the most popular ghost tales of the Spaghetti Warehouse centers around a young pharmacist who was very dedicated to his job. One night he was very busy and had a pile of paperwork on his desk. He grabbed a stack of papers and headed back to the elevator. He was a bit careless and stepped into the dark without looking and he fell several feet to his death. He stepped into the open elevator shaft and not the elevator.
When he did not return home from work, his wife began to worry. She went to the warehouse in a hurry to find her husband only to see a group of people standing around the building and talking about the tragedy which had just taken place. Inside the warehouse, the wife found the remains of her husband crumpled at the bottom of the elevator shaft.
His wife was so traumatized by his sudden death that she herself also died a year later. It is said that their grief stricken souls haunt the area of the vast restaurant. She is said to rearrange furniture, leave the dishes and silverware in disarray, tap guests on their shoulders and pull their hair.
Diners have also reported seeing objects floating and unexplained cool and clammy breezes. Restaurant employees have their own fair share of ghost stories and most of them are too afraid to venture upstairs.
One waitress said she saw a floating wicker basket near the wooden staircase and she watched as it was gently set back down to the ground. She also reported hearing her name being called from an empty room. Another waitress was attending to guests when a bottle of wine was lifted from the table, floated through the air and landed upright.
Built around the 20th century, the building that now houses the Spaghetti Factory once housed fur pelts, it was also a produce warehouse and pharmaceuticals warehouse at one point. It was originally named Desel-Boettcher and was bought by the Spaghetti Warehouse in 1974.
It was furnished with antiques amounting to millions of dollars; a full-size Houston Avenue trolley car; a chandelier from New York’s Penn Station and a grandfather clock from one of England’s many castles. It has two floors of dining and is the second largest and second busiest restaurant in the chain after the one in Columbus, Ohio.
Other Haunted Hotels in Texas
The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX
The Adolphus Hotel is one of the lone star state’s most prestigious hotels. Built by the famous beer tycoon Adolphus Busch, the historic Adolphus has been providing guests with luxury and comfort since 1912. Guests enjoyed the service so much, some decided to stay on, long after death…
Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, Texas
The Hotel Lawrence at 302 S. Houston, Dallas, is an old style European hotel, built back in 1925. Over the years it has encountered its fair share of deaths, with no fewer than 4 reported. It is believed these souls still reside here…
The Crockett Hotel, San Antonio, TX
The historic Crockett Hotel, built in 1909 on the grounds of the Alamo battlefield, is believed to be haunted by ghosts of the long dead soldiers from those fateful days in 1836…
Emily Morgan Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Located overlooking the historic Alamo, and a one time medical center, the Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, TX, is certainly no stranger to death and history. Regarded as one of the most haunted locations in Texas, this hotel boasts apparitions and poltergeist activity among many other reports.
Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Built in 1859 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Menger Hotel is one of the oldest and most well known in all of Texas. As well as being of the oldest, it’s also believed to be the most haunted in Texas, with no fewer than 32 separate ghosts reported throughout the years…
Hotel Galvez & Spa, Galveston, Texas
Considered the playground of the wealthy, Hotel Galvez & Spa is a gracious hotel which will take you back in time. Just a few miles away from the Gulf of Mexico, the hotel is home to some of the most popular ghosts in Texas.
Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas
The Romanesque style building of the Driskill Hotel with its stained-glass dome, marble floors and columned lobbies speak of classic elegance and opulence is among the world’s most luxurious hotels. Stepping into it is like stepping back in time. It also has a reputation of being one of the most haunted hotels in Texas and arguably the whole of North America. You might just have a ghostly encounter with Col. Driskill himself.