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Galvez Hotel - Galveston, TX   

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Welcome to the Haunted Galveston website. We hope to share with you information about what we consider the most haunted city in Texas - and one of the most haunted cities in the whole of the United States. Galveston island has often been described as the cemetery with a beach attached. The small island just off the south east Texas coast has survived plagues, great fires, war, and hurricanes.

Galveston Island is located some 50 miles outside of Houston, TX on the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Known primarily as a resort city and tourist destination, the island has been occupied since the early 1500's, first by the Kawakawa Indians. Galveston, TX is the best kept secret in Texas, and in my opinion the country; especially when it comes to hauntings, ghost, and spirits.

Primarily because of the large amount of history and death that this small island city has endured through the decades. For instance, what other city in the country can say that in one night over 1/4 of their population was dead. 6,000 people died in the 1900 Hurricane that basically leveled this once prosperous city. To this day contractors digging on Galveston island still find shallow unmarked graves of storm victims. With so many bodies, so many dead, it was impossible to burry them all. First Galveston officials attempted a burial at sea, but bodies kept washing back up on shore, lastly they finally buried the bodies of storm victims, or allowed residents to burry the dead where and how they saw fit.

Almost every building on Galveston island can report some kind of haunting - ghostly children playing in the aisles of the local Walmart, a desperate nun slamming doors up and down the hall of the Galvez hotel searching for a lost child, even famous Pirate Jean Lafitte haunts trinity bay and frightens away treasure hunters trying to find his hidden gold. The strand district is probably a great center of most of the hauntings. Many of the buildings are original to the city and date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Please enjoy exploring the website..... and book mark us today! We will continue to investigate and add new evidence as often as possible.

 

 

 


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Updated: November 17, 2005
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