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Old 08-08-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I did a photoshoot in Eastern State Penitentiary for a photography class once - we were allowed to go places most tourists couldn't and we were allowed to wonder around on our own, no guides or other staff members had to be with us. So the class split up and several times I wound up completely on my own and I thought "now would be a good time for a ghost to appear". But nothing did. Still creepy though, especially when there's still old mattresses, chairs, etc in the cells.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Just wondering if what kind of experiences people have had and where. I think it would be interesting and would like some recommendations. I know that they offer haunted tours in Gettysburg, PA and New Orleans, LA. Have you been on one of these? Was it worth it?
Went on the one in New Orleans last month. We also stayed in an old haunted hotel called the Provincial near the French Quarter. It is said to be one of the most haunted hotels in New Orleans. Very much worth the ghostly experience IMO!!!

My GF & I had to sleep with the lights on that's how freaked out we were. Lots of strange **** has happened in NO over the centuries & it makes itself known. I captured an orb or two in one of my pics.
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Right behind my neighborhood in Sugar Land is a forest where it cuts off from the typical suburb with large civilization to pure nothingness, it gets very dark with no street lights in that forest at night.

I don't really say much about this but there was a night where me and 6 friends drove on out there, we were a bit drunk, and there's a story about how there's an abandoned church from decades ago out there. That there was a fire out out there many decades ago, all who were inside were killed, and not by the fire but they had been stabbed by large knives. No one was ever caught for that deed. The story goes to the fact that a few kids (3 of them) after school in the late 80's (from Clements High School) went out there looking for it since they heard the story there. They went inside despite all the caution signs, and they were found dead days later by the same stabbing like nature of the deaths nearly a decade and a half before.

Now me and a few friends went out looking for it last summer (because we were being stupid and drunk), we were drunk and we were stupid, the moment we started driving in that forest and the road turned from carved cement pavement to sand and rubble then to just grass and no light and phone reception disappeared we knew it was too far. There was another 3 miles of a drive until we would reach it. Everyone in the SUV was scared, besides me and the person that sat next to me (The front passenger) while I was driving. I looked back to see people literally holding each other because it was scaring them...
It got to the point where it started to freak me out too, I drove away went back to Sugar Land from there, and was among a lot of other people driving, but in reality was never that scared before about a place.

If people who live in Sugar Land (Southwest Side of Metro Houston) and know of that adjacent forest near that suburb near Oilfield road and right behind Riverstone, please for the love of god, do not go out there at night, don't go out there at all, it will freak you out especially when it's dark, and you see fog on the ground... and there are so many different species of animals living there, it literally gets scary those tall tree's.... it's lifeless out there.

I have a video of it, and it gets pretty scary. I will upload it to YouTube... and then you can see for yourself.

As for that church, I was always curious to see it, but forget it, I don't know what to expect there and I am not going out of my way to find something I am unsure about.
Sugar Land has forests? Since when?
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I'm in Houston for a month on business....you SO have me wanting to check that out lol.
Lol in one month of being in Houston, you will probably see quite a lot. Hope you enjoy it though. Once you know all the cool places to go, you'll have a great time.

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Yes, I think I know what your talking about as far as the wooded area. My friend lives in Sienna Plantation. I've never heard the story about the church though. Interesting.

Anyways, they offer Houston and Galveston haunted tours. I remember seeing Galveston was voted the 2nd most haunted city after New Orleans.

Cameron Park in Waco is very creepy (night and day). It has a very eerie and scary feel to it. You find all types of things in there furniture, gang markings, all types of witchcraft stuff and more. It's home to the Witch's Castle and as you get closer to it; you start smelling something really foul (supposedly the smell of dead bodies); also you'll hear screams and loud noises.
Texarkana has always been a very popular setting for Hollywood horror movies, and it's near some of the deadest looking lakes I have ever seen in my life. I can also see that being some freaky place for that stuff.

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Sugar Land has forests? Since when?
YES! It does. It's off oilfield. Sugar Land/Missouri City border actually so technically no not actually Sugar Land but near there. It's right passed Elkins High School. It's a pretty large forest at that.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Lol in one month of being in Houston, you will probably see quite a lot. Hope you enjoy it though. Once you know all the cool places to go, you'll have a great time.



Texarkana has always been a very popular setting for Hollywood horror movies, and it's near some of the deadest looking lakes I have ever seen in my life. I can also see that being some freaky place for that stuff.



YES! It does. It's off oilfield. Sugar Land/Missouri City border actually so technically no not actually Sugar Land but near there. It's right passed Elkins High School. It's a pretty large forest at that.
Interesting...I'd always thought & felt Sugar Land was pretty open.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Interesting...I'd always thought & felt Sugar Land was pretty open.
I never pondered on to the wooden areas either until recently in the last year or so.

Before that I always thought Sugar Land while a very green area with plenty of tree's had more of a prairie type of feel with open land like that of HWY 99 between Sugar Land & Katy. Which is developing so fast into these master planned communities.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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I've been to several tours and "haunted" locations. We took a tour at Tombstone, AZ, and did a another tour at the Birdcage Theater there. Spent the night at the Farnsworth House in Gettysburg, PA, Did a "Dining with the Spirits" tour on the massive Queen Mary ship at Long Beach, CA. Did another ghost tour from old town, San Diego, and I've been in the Whaley House twice. Took a walking ghost tour in San Francisco not long ago. Its good to do some research before picking a ghost tour, and read reviews. Many towns and city's can offer several different tours, and its not uncommon for some tours to be better than others in the same town, and maybe cheaper to. I've taken 100's of photos doing this, and have have caught some strange things from time to time. You don't have to be s big believer in paranormal stuff to have a good time on most of these tours, usually the stories and history that you learn is interesting in itself. But its usually going to be the tour guide that makes the difference on how good your experience will be.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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I have friends that are paranormal investigators.... New England states is the scariest.

I know here in Connecticut my mother and my sister even have conversation with a ghost that really appear to you like a normal person. I however never meant the ghost lady but I have my personal experience even in my 150 year house.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: North Florida
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Just wondering if what kind of experiences people have had and where. I think it would be interesting and would like some recommendations. I know that they offer haunted tours in Gettysburg, PA and New Orleans, LA. Have you been on one of these? Was it worth it?
St Augustine.. the Ripley's ghost tour is kinda lame but some of the walking tours are good... but the St Augustine lighthouse was on... I believe (2) episodes of Ghost Hunters (ya know that syfy show?)

I love the lighthouse and you feel so accomplished when you climb all what is it? 219 steps?

Also they used to have a "dark of the moon" tour...don't know if they still do but it was like $25 and you got an emf reader thingy and you could tour the completely dark lighthouse and keepers house. It was really really fun. I did it multiple times.

**edit** and its only $10 during the day to get into the lighthouse... St Augustine is loaded with tons of haunted stuff... even a haunted pub tour (i have yet to go on it)
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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I've been to several tours and "haunted" locations. We took a tour at Tombstone, AZ, and did a another tour at the Birdcage Theater there. Spent the night at the Farnsworth House in Gettysburg, PA, Did a "Dining with the Spirits" tour on the massive Queen Mary ship at Long Beach, CA. Did another ghost tour from old town, San Diego, and I've been in the Whaley House twice. Took a walking ghost tour in San Francisco not long ago. Its good to do some research before picking a ghost tour, and read reviews. Many towns and city's can offer several different tours, and its not uncommon for some tours to be better than others in the same town, and maybe cheaper to. I've taken 100's of photos doing this, and have have caught some strange things from time to time. You don't have to be s big believer in paranormal stuff to have a good time on most of these tours, usually the stories and history that you learn is interesting in itself. But its usually going to be the tour guide that makes the difference on how good your experience will be.
What did you think of the SF ghost tour? I've also been on the Queen Mary, Whaley House and Old Town SD tours. The best place to go to see some activity in my experience is the Myrtles Plantation since so much happens there or Old Town SD. Savannah, GA is a great place for haunted tours as well.
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