Howdy y'all, we just finished our first week of October, and to celebrate, I have compiled a quick list of spooky stories for all y'all spooky Texans. Turn down the lights, cue the thunderstorms, and lets begin:
#1. La Llorona
To set the mood for La Llorona, we see a woman, married, two kids, with a husband she loved dearly. Well, she loved him until he decided to leave her for a younger woman. Filled with anger and jealousy, La Llorona drowned her children hoping to bring her husband a great amount of pain. However, it only brought her more pain, and it is said that she can be heard wailing for her children by rivers to this day. Bet y’all’ll think twice about tubing this year.
#2. The Lady of White Rock Lake
The Lady of White Rock Lake has been encountered by many, but the first account, written by Anne Clark, depicts a young woman approaching a couple asking to be driven home. She recounted a story of her boat being overturned and everyone else being safe. The couple offered to drive her home, and the Lady gave them the address. When they started driving, they realized that the young woman had vanished leaving only a puddle of water on the seat.
#3. The Ghost Nurse of Bexar County Hospital
Going to the hospital is already a surreal experience. White walls, hospital gowns, and don’t even get me started on the whack snacks. Now add in some supernatural nurses checking your stats and tampering with your oxygen, and you’ve got a real horror show. This is exactly what happened at the Bexar County Hospital, and boy did it cause a stir. Patients would often ask about a nurse who dressed in old-fashioned uniforms, and footage was found of patients interacting with things unseen on camera. Everyone was on edge, but nothing could have prepared them for what would happen next. According to reports, the ghost nurse went from room to room killing the patients inside, and only stopped because the next room was empty. To this day, no one knows who this apparition is tied to, or why she did it. I do know one thing, this doesn’t make me feel any better about being stuck in a hospital.
#4. Centre Theatre
This story is a bit more gruesome than most, but it is supernatural nonetheless. According to the legend, a girl was murdered by her boyfriend in the middle of a performance as she left the women’s restroom on the upper floor. It is said that she haunts the area around the seats she sat in that night, and it’s possible that you might feel a nudge or cold sensation from her ghost. You know what, in this heat? A cold sensation might not be too bad.
#5. El Chupacabra
El Chupacabra is a mysterious entity that first popped up on radars in Puerto Rico back in 1995. The name, simply translating to goat sucker, was given after a wave of goats were seemingly sucked dry of their blood from two holes found on their necks. Now, 25 years later, the legend of El Chupacabra has spread across latin america and reached the great state of Texas. With many sightings and incidents reported across our great state of Texas, it leaves you to wonder...who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who?
That’s all for this edition of Texas Terrors. Stay friendly, stay spooky, & stay Texan.