San Antonio has none of the glitz of Austin nor the monied look of Dallas. This vibrant city in south Texas has had a hard scrabble history, filled with battles and hostilities, and it embraces every hard- earned ounce of independence! San Antonio is a city of contrasts and its historic forts and buildings coexist with a colorful, modern River Walk through downtown. It’s still Texas, so there’s plenty of country music and tasty food and spirits to enjoy. The city’s also become a popular place for outdoor adventurers, with biking, hiking and exploring nearby caves open to all ages.
The Alamo: Despite the iconic battle cry, many have forgotten that the Alamo was actually a territorial mission before being drafted into use during the Texas revolution. The Battle of the Alamo was a bloody, violent 13-day siege which saw the Texans defeated by the Mexican Army, led by Santa Anna. After taking over the fort, the Mexican army burnt the bodies of the dead, turning much of San Antonio into a mass burial site. The hauntings reported at the Alamo started almost immediately and have persisted through the decades. Apparitions of red-eyed soldiers, whispering and cursing, were seen guarding the grounds. Monstrous creatures have been reported roaming the area amid plaintive wails that echo through the night.
The San Franando Cathedral: With its arched doors and Spanish architecture, San Franando Cathedral is both beautiful and the oldest church in Texas. Built in 1731 it has served as more than a place of worship. The cathedral is the spot where opposing factions came together to discuss terms of surrender and where several major peace treaties were signed. Reports of cries at night and skulls appearing on an outside wall are just two eerie phenomena associated with the church.
The Spanish Governor’s Palace: Also known as The Presidio, the Spanish Governor’s Palace was built in 1718 as a fort against the constant battles being fought in this area. While the governor never resided here the building did become a courthouse and over 30 hangings took place right outside its doors. Whether the apparitions and eerie cries reported around the now museum are from the condemned is unknown–but its reputation of being haunted is certain.
The Majestic Theatre: This beautiful, historic theatre has been the venue for artists and performers of every persuasion. It also attracts those spirits who find the stage irresistible. A female ghost is said to haunt the upstairs box office, and the spirits of a ballet troope killed on stage by falling lights have been reported dancing through the auditorium.
The Tracks: Where else in the United States can you find a city that swears its railroad tracks are haunted? Well, there are a few–but the legend of San Antonio’s haunted tracks has been resilient for decades. Although historians have traced a tragic accident in 1930’s Utah as the seed for the Texas phenomena, plenty of deaths on the rails have happened here. Strange lights and the sounds of a crash are reported near Shane and Villamain Roads, as well as the cries of children in the night.
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