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, fell victim to the haunting, and maybe even seen a ghost or two
yourself. 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, and Rita together and you still
wouldn't have the death count that was amounted on the small populace of
this Texas barrier island.
However the storm is far from the only ledged that haunts Galveston's
past. Pirates, Captains of Industry, Civil War, Great Destructive Fires, 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 of
experiences we have shared being residents of the island ourselves.