Texas Ghosts: Galveston, Houston, and Vicinity

Texas Ghosts: Galveston, Houston, and Vicinity

by Olyve Hallmark Abbott

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Texas Ghosts: Galveston, Houston, and Vicinity by Olyve Hallmark Abbott

Take a chilling journey to South Texas, from the Woodlands to Galveston, where the long departed are waiting to tell you their stories. The spirit of Jean Lafitte may urge you to join him on his ghost ship. Meet Captain Mott's spirit that haunted the Witwer family from an attic for years-until he finally solved his "problem." Read about dead folks who wander Old City Cemetery in Columbus.

Spend a frightening vacation moving from one haunted place to the next, taking in haunted hotels, mansions, and depots-a phantasmagoria of phantoms you won't want to miss. Legends of haunted graveyards, phantom dogs, and other eerie phenomena will intrigue you. Pleasant dreams...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764334108
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 03/28/2010
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,207,964
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Olyve Hallmark Abbott is a frequent speaker and author of articles and short stories. She attended Juilliard School of Music and has enjoyed a career in opera, television, and stage. This is her third paranormal book of entertaining legends, true stories, and haunted places.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 11

The Woodlands 13

An RX for Murder 13

Old Town Spring 17

Old and Older 18

Sarah! Where A-R-E you? 19

Spring State Bank 22

Where's Charlie? 24

Age Springs Eternal 28

A House by any Other Name 30

Crosby 35

Ants and Snakes and Ghosts, Oh My! 35

Liberty 39

The Historic Ott Hotel 39

Seven Pines 45

Houston 49

A Red Sequin, and More 50

A Lofty Place 53

The Spaghetti Warehouse 57

La Carafe 61

Jefferson Davis Hospital 65

Judge for Yourself 69

The Esperson Building 71

Night Music 74

Ghost Light 77

La Porte 81

Battleship Texas 82

Columbus 85

"Live Oaks, and Dead Folks" 85

Grand Opera 87

Sugar Land 91

One Lump or Two? 91

Hobo Joe 93

Richmond 95

Moans an Groans an' Gallows 95

Birds of a Different 99

The Jane Long-Smith Cottage 101

The Haunting of Moore House 104

And Tell of Time 106

A Swirling Vortex of Fear 108

Clips 110

West Columbia 113

The Hounds of Orozimbo 113

Bailey's Prairie 117

Whiskey, Well-Aged 117

Arcadia Evergreen Cemetery 121

"Thank You, Thank You" 121

Galveston, Oh Galveston 125

Nicaragua Smith 126

One Step at a Time 129

The Gingerbread House 132

Who's in the Attic Now? 134

Hotel Galvez 139

The Hotel in the Water 144

One Man's Castle is Another Man's Palace 146

Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast 149

Samuel M. Williams Home 150

The Phantom of the Opera 154

The Tremont Hotel 157

Tickets, Please 160

Mediterranean Chef 162

Luigi's Restorante Italiano 165

The Trolley Station Building 167

Bistro LeCroy 168

Face Off 170

Jean Lafitte 173

Stewart's Mansion 175

The Spirits of Grace Manor 176

Ashton Villa 179

Conclusion 183

Glossary 185

Bibliography 189

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