Ghostly legends are oral traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. If you are a Galveston Island resident then you've heard the stories, probably had an unusual unexplained paranormal experience, and maybe even seen a ghost. It's thick in the air on Galveston Island, a permeate imprint that defies the test of time. A loop of death, destruction, and horror that is part of the Islands atmosphere. The storm of 1900 is probably the largest of all Galveston legends, put Andrew, Katrina, Rita, and Ike together and you still wouldn't have the death count that was amounted after the 1900 hurricane that slammed into Galveston Island.
However the storm is far from the only legend that haunts Galveston's past. Pirates, Captains of Industry, Civil War, Great Destructive Fires, slavery, yellow fever, and Texas Heroes share the often less then savory past of this small Island. Below is a collection of all legends of the island we have been able to research from the locals, Rosenberg Library, and our own accounts or experiences.
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