Houston offers residents and visitors an array of things to see and do. But of course there’s more to Houston than meets the eye! It’s also one of the most haunted cities in Texas!
Join us as we explore 10 of the most haunted places in Houston, TX:
11. Hotel Icon
The building that is now the Hotel Icon was constructed in 1911 as the Union National Bank. It was briefly the tallest building in Texas before being surpassed in 1913, and it continued banking operations until the 1970s. Legend has it that Bonnie and Clyde once cased the location, but ultimately decided against targeting it.
Why supernatural attention? In addition to the physical evidence that remains in this carefully preserved historical landmark, the grimmer days of the Icon’s history as a hub of business dealings and speculation seem to have left a subtler mark upon the place.
Or so many guests have come to believe in the middle of a sleepless night.
10. 2309 Wichita Street
There is nothing quite like the home located at 2309 Wichita Street. The former owner of the home was said to be a retired VA nurse.
Charles Fondow was known for enjoying home improvement projects as he was an avid do-it-yourselfer.
Fondow worked on the improvements of the house for roughly 31 years, without completing the home.
The home features 2 turrets, an onion dome, a glass atrium, multiple decks, and the backyard even features an additional apartment.
Since the former owner’s passing, people have stated knocking and strange noises can be heard coming from the house.
Furthermore, other people, who have passed by the home state they have seen the figure of someone wandering around the property.
It’s definitely on the list of the most haunted houses in Texas!
9. Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Sam Houston was an important man in the city of Houston, Texas. In the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, you will find an assortment of memorabilia from his life.
Visitors and those passing by the museum, find it more supernatural in nature.
People have heard footsteps that cannot be explained and have seen footprints in the house.
Other assorted sounds are heard in and around the museum that come from unexplained sources.
In Sam Houston’s law office, things have been known to fall off his desk, without any provocation from living beings.
8. Spaghetti Warehouse
When visiting downtown Houston, you will come across many different restaurants, among them is one of the most haunted places in Houston, the Spaghetti Warehouse.
With a name like the Spaghetti Warehouse, one would think this building, dating back to the early 1900s, was little more than a neat looking family restaurant.
There may be some truth to that, however, this building was not always the Spaghetti Warehouse it is today. The building also served as a produce store, a pharmacy or both.
The ghosts that are believed to haunt the second floor of the restaurant today both suffered horrible fates.
One man is said to have died when he fell down a broken elevator shaft.
Another ghost, who is believed to have appeared to a young girl, had an odd looking bent neck. According to stories, she died when falling down stairs in the building.
7. Martha Chapel Cemetery
The Martha Chapel Cemetery, is one of the scariest haunted locations in Houston, and one of the most haunted cemeteries in the country. Although many people have a penchant for visiting cemeteries to look at the headstones, this is one cemetery that may leave the individual regretting the decision to visit.
Countless reports of possessions occurring, on both the road leading to and in front of, the Martha Chapel Cemetery, that people have given it the nickname, ‘Demon’s Road’.
People have been warned not to visit the cemetery at night. If someone is brave enough to visit the cemetery, even experienced paranormal investigators, are encouraged to avoid provoking spirits.
People have been known to leave with spirits that choose to “tagalong.”
The list of things that have occurred at the Martha Chapel Cemetery is lengthy. It is said at one grave a hand pops out of the ground, in an effort to grab onto someone and pull them under.
Other people have seen what appears to be the ghost of an 8-year-old on tritricycle. It is also common to hear screaming, giggling, and loud cries from spirits in the cemetery and experienced ghost hunters have seen headless creatures
6. Kingsgate Village
The story that revolves around Kingsgate Village is up for debate. Some people insist that the ghost of a young woman haunts the apartment complex.
As the story goes the young woman found out that her boyfriend cheated on her so she decided to kill him.
People claim to have seen a young woman walking around the Kingsgate Village apartment complex, in hopes of exacting revenge on the cheating boyfriend.
5. Battleship Texas
In its heyday, the Battleship Texas played roles in World War I and World War II. After retiring from service, the Battleship Texas ended up moored east of Houston, near the San Jacinto Battlefield.
If the location near a former battlefield and being part of both World Wars, does not give the Battleship a creepy factor, assorted inexplicable activities certainly do.
People have seen anomalies that appear to be nothing more than vapor, while other individuals have heard unusual whispering and chattering around the vessel.
Others have reported seeing a red-headed sailor in a white sailor’s suit about the ship.
He is most often seen on the different decks. Sometimes the ghost is spotted with a smile on his face, while standing in close proximity to a ladder.
4. Julia Ideson Building
One would think that visiting a public library in downtown Houston, would be a great place to catch up on some reading.
When it comes to the Julia Ideson Building, it falls into the category of the most haunted buildings in Houston.
Yes, over the years people have claimed to have experienced paranormal activities, they believed are tied to Jacob Frank Cramer.
Cramer was the library’s former watchman and caretaker who wandered about the halls of the library accompanied by Petey, his dog.
He lived in a room in the basement of the library and frequently played violin on the top floor.
Since his death in 1936, employees of the Julia Ideson Building have made claims of hearing the sounds of a violin, playing in the library as well as footsteps.
3. Jefferson Davis Hospital
Back in the 1840s, a city cemetery was built in Houston. At some point, the tombstones were relocated while the bodies remained. Unbeknownst to anyone, in 1924, the Jefferson Davis Hospital was built on top of the former cemetery. Which is one of the reasons many people believe why this is one of the most haunted hospitals in the country!
It is believed that many of the strange occurrences at the Jefferson Davis Hospital, are the spirits of the people buried at the cemetery haunting the location.
Some of the people believed to have been buried in the cemetery, died from yellow fever and the Civil War.
Other people believe some of the paranormal activity at the site stems from patients who died while at the hospital.
Activities of note, include a feeling of being watched and the smell of sterilization solutions used in a hospital.
People have seen the ghosts of infants at the site, as well as soldiers and other ghostly apparitions.
In some of the lofts, at what is now a residential living space, people can hear unusual and incessant whispering at night.
2. National Museum of Funeral History
While visiting an assortment of haunted locations in Houston, true adventurers should make their way to the National Museum of Funeral History.
If the idea is to get in touch with deceased people from the past, why not go where it is possible to learn about the history of funerals?
There are exhibits that explain the evolution of the hearse, another one honors Popes who have passed on, it is even possible to learn about the process of embalming.
Since it opened in 1992, the National Museum of Funeral History is not only a place to learn, it has also been the site of some spooky activity.
There was a woman who stated while passing a coffin it started to shake violently.
‘The Coffins and Caskets of the Past’ exhibit where the majority of activity occurs. It is among those coffins that people have heard yelling, people whispering and even crying.
1. Cinemark Tinseltown
In the Woodlands, Texas there used to be an old trailer park. It is believed many people perished when a fire destroyed the park in 1971.
As the years went by, the property was purchased and the Cinemark Tinseltown 17 was built. There are mixed stories related to events that have taken place at the Cinemark. It is believed the people who died in the trailer park fire, haunt the Cinemark.
Some people have stated that while at the theater they’ve seen, what appeared to be the ghost of a man beheading a young boy with a machete.
There are those that believe a young boy was actually murdered in that exact manner, when the trailer park was still intact. In recent years, claims have been made that the ghost of a young boy has shown up in a storage closet.
Employees and movie-goers have heard unusual sounds and had the overwhelming feeling that someone was watching them.
Although many people believe these stories to be true, other people believe the story of the man and young boy is little more than an urban legend.