The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
If anyone remembers the Alamo, it’s the sentries who died protecting the mission. In fact, ghosts of these brave guards are said to haunt the Alamo grounds, which prompted the city of San Antonio to abandon its plans to turn the Alamo into a prison in the late 19th century. Making prisoners sleep alongside ghosts seemed too cruel and unusual a punishment.
Woodruff Fontaine House, Memphis, Tennessee
There is one room in this historic home that is purported to be haunted. Molly Woodruff Henning is said to inhabit The Rose Room, though she occasionally wanders throughout the rest of the house. A seemingly friendly spirit, Molly reportedly once instructed museum staff on the correct placement of the furniture in her former bedroom.
Mark your Calendar for these preserve and local haunting events:
Florida’s Orlando Preserve celebrates Halloween on October 27 beginning with Trick or Treat in the park starting at 2 p.m. From 6 to 8 p.m. enjoy “Zombieland” events including a haunted walk, pumpkin patch for the little tikes, and a Halloween party. The fun continues on October 28 with Fireside Ghost Stories and marshmallow roast.
South Carolina’s Carolina Landing will host a Haunted Basement October 26-27 followed by a party.
Natchez Trace, in Hohenwald, Tennessee, hosts a Spooktacular Celebration complete with carnival and hayride on October 27.