Haunted Tours

We offer nine (9) different haunted tours.  Six (6) of the haunted tours are mostly driving and cover totally different areas.  They may involve some walking, into abandoned cemeteries, haunted bars and buildings, or outside such sites when they are closed.  These are Haunted Tours A through F.  These are between 3.0 and 3.5 hours in duration. 

We also offer three (3) exclusive walking haunted tours of downtown.   These are Haunted Tours W, X, and Y.  The longest one is between 3.1 and 4.0 hours.  The moderate one is between 2.1 and 3.0 hours.  The shortest abbreviated tour is between 0.1 and 2.0 hours.

The time varies, in part, based on whether one chooses to skip going into any of the bars.  We try to start our tours close to dusk, but not too late to go inside the haunted structures.  The tours usually begin at:

  • January — 6:00 PM
  • February — 6:30 PM
  • March — 7:00 PM
  • April — 7:30 PM
  • May, June, July, and August — 8:00 PM
  • September — 7:30 PM
  • October — 7:00 PM
  • November and December — 6:00 PM

Our tours go to recognized haunted places.  We generally bring some of the books that identify the sites to which we take you.  No guarantee exists that you will see, hear, smell, feel, or taste a ghost.  Furthermore, no guarantee exists that you will be scared.  Ghosts do not exist to scare people.  We are not going to commercial horror houses.

You must call or send an email and receive confirmation to reserve any of these tours.  Like other tours, they are scheduled by appointment.  Most people will make a reservation at least two weeks in advance.  Because over 50% of those people who call in a reservation within one week of a tour do not honor their request, we require a meeting to receive a non-refundable cash deposit in advance of the tour.  For example, if a person calls on a Sunday for a tour on the next Saturday, that person will need to arrange a meeting to pay a deposit of generally 50% in advance of the tour.  Generally, we meet such clients at a conveniently located Starbucks within the I-610 Loop.  The balance can be paid at the outset of the tour.

We offer the following tours:


Haunted TourTour A -starts close to River Oaks and includes multiple sites of famous murders and a suicide, 2 abandoned cemeteries (1 black and 1 white), the former John Henry Kirby mansion, the Julia B. Ideson Library, the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse Building, the hanging oak tree, and 1 haunted bar.  It normally has 4 stops.  It begins at Central Market’s east end parking lot close to Weslayan Street. This is a large, well-lit parking lot.  Central Market (CM) is located at 3815 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77027.  You might want to stop at CM for dinner before the tour.

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Tour BHaunted Tourstarts in Sawyer Heights and includes 1, formerly prestigious, but abandoned African American cemetery, 1 small and abandoned White cemetery in a residential neighborhood, 3 haunted bars, the former Jefferson Davis Hospital and abandoned crematorium, the Alley Theatre, Treebeards, a fake cemetery, and more.  It has arguably the most diverse locations to visit.  As this tour goes into 3 bars, it is inappropriate for minors.  Some bartenders will not admit minors even when accompanied by their parents.  Bring cash for your drinks at La Carafe.  It normally has 6 or 7 stops.  It begins at Chili’s at 2425 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77007.  Drive on I-10.   Exit #767B, Taylor Street.  Go south.  Chili’s will be to the right.  You might want to stop at Chili’s for dinner before the tour.

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Tour C – starts in the Montrose area.  This is one of our two newest tours, opened in 2014.  It includes the areas of Montrose, the Hermann Park area, Rice University, the city of West University Place, Houston Heights, Northside, and Acres Homes.  This is a large swath, mostly south, west and northwest of downtown.  It includes going by a site where Samuel McIlhenney once owned a home.  Against his wishes, his wife took their two daughters to Galveston for one more fun day at the beach on September 8, 1900, the date of the Great Storm.  This hurricane killed between 6,000 and 8,000 people, the biggest disaster in United States history.  A grieving Samuel, and his late children and wife are said to haunt the current building.  We look at the former First Pagan Church building that is now a residential home.  Do not ask if you can go into a private family’s house.  LOL.  We will see the location of the burial of the ashes of William Marsh Rice, the Waugh Drive Bat Colony, a house that looks like the front of Darth Vadar’s mask, the condominium where Ana Trujillo stabbed her boyfriend Professor Alf Andersonn at least 25 times with her stiletto heel to kill him in June 2013.  In the Houston Heights, we will see the site where three people reported seeing a Batman in June 1953, the site of the $2 million replica of a Virginia old Black mansion with a renowned dollar doll collection that burned on January 3, 2011, Hogg Middle School that is said be haunted by a person who was hung there, and a haunted Masonic lodge.  Additionally, we will visit the site where serial killer and homosexual pedophile Dean Corll lived and earned the nickname as the Candy Man.  He may have buried his first victims at this site.  We can go by a restaurant where Corll and his two henchmen David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley picked up one of Corll’s at least 28 victims, and to another site where Corll would bound, torture, rape, and murder teenage boys, beginning by 1970, if not sooner.  We also take a break at a local Heights café.  Time permitting, we will later go to three cemeteries.  One cemetery is an old abandoned white family cemetery in an overgrown field located in Northside while the other two cemeteries are active African American cemeteries in Acres Home, but one has a lot growth over parts of it.  We have about one-half dozen stops.  It begins at the Magick Cauldron at 2424 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006.  This is four blocks north from Westheimer Road.  Limited parking is available in front and around the neighborhood.  This may be the single best place to purchase anything associated with the occult and the building is said to be haunted.

 

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Tour D – starts in southeast Houston.  This is one of our two most eerie haunted tours.  We visit 3 white family and 2 black cemeteries.  It includes 2 lost cemeteries, 2 abandoned cemeteries, and 1 partially lost and partially still active cemetery on the east side of Houston.  No one has been buried in any of these cemeteries since at least 1987.  These include three white family cemeteries whose families abandoned them as the neighborhoods changed and one or two African American cemeteries.  Each of these cemeteries is covered in heavy growth with headstones hidden amongst the weeds, trees, and brush.  Wear goggles to protect your eyes and long sleeves and pants to protect yourself from sticker bushes.  You may wish to wear gloves and boots.  You may want to bring a walking stick or hedge clippers to help clear a path in front of you.  Expect to push back branches and vines to get to the headstones.  It begins on the southeast side of town at Dot’s Coffee Shop at 7006 Interstate 45, Houston, Texas 77087.  This is open 24 hours and always has vehicles in the parking lot as well as being easily accessible.  If coming from the north on I-45, use Exit #41B/Woodridge Drive.  Pass Woodridge Drive.  The restaurant is on the right side.  If coming from the south on I-45, use Exit #41A/Woodridge Drive.  Make a U-turn.  The restaurant is on the right side.  If coming from the west on I-610, use Exit #33/Telephone Road/Woodridge Drive.  Pass Telephone Road.  Turn left on Woodridge Drive.  Turn right on the feeder road of I-145.  The restaurant is on the right side.  If coming from the east on I-610, use Exit #31/Broadway Boulevard.  Stay on the feeder road.  Pass Broadway Boulevard and a YMCA.  Veer to the right at the fork.  The I-610 feeder road becomes the I-45 feeder road.  Pass a school.  Make a U-turn at Woodridge Drive.  The restaurant is on the right side.

 

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Tour E – starts in Sawyer Heights.  This tour takes participants to lost, abandoned, and neglected cemeteries on the far west side of Houston and Harris County.  We have 4 stops to cemeteries that have not been used since 1930, 1902, 1937, and 1944 and 1 stop by an active cemetery.  The families are predominately Germans.  The first stop is to the Koch-Schmidt Cemetery in Cullen Park.  It has about 32 graves.  The second stop is by Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery.  This is the only cemetery on this night’s tour that is still in use.  It was established in 1904.  The third visitation is to the Blue Light Cemetery/Hillendahl-Eggling Cemetery in Bear Creek Park. This is one of the most famous and remote cemeteries in Houston.  It has been known for its blue glow.  Today, only 2 flatstones remain, about 12 nameplate markers that identify the planted members, and about 6 bases without headstones can be seen.  In the 1970s and 1980s, people reportedly held occult meetings here.  It cannot be seen or found from any street, road, or sidewalk.  All of the burials are between 1889 and 1902.  We drive over the Langham Creek Bridge on Patterson Road.  Several fatal accidents have been reported here.  The old bridge was allegedly haunted.  The current bridge was erected in 2012.  The fourth cemetery is the old Gastmann-Ohlendorf Cemetery.  It has 4 headstones for 5 German Americans dating from the 1870s to 1937.  It is covered in vines and sticker bushes.  Wear protective clothing.  Lastly, we go to the Beeler Cemetery.  This is a haunted cemetery that has been investigated by spiritualists.  It has about 10 burials.  This tour covers the second greatest area with well over 50 miles as we drive west towards Katy.  It begins at Chili’s at 2425 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77007.  Drive on I-10.  Exit #767B, Taylor Street.  Go south.  Chili’s will be to the right.  You might want to stop at Chili’s for dinner before the tour.

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Tour F – starts at Sawyer Heights.  This is one of our two newest tours, opened in 2014.  This takes us to the Spring and Old Town Spring area.  We start by visiting a Walgreen’s that is said to be haunted since the store manager John Cedars was murdered in an execution style during a robbery there, in 1996.  In Old Town Spring, we will spend about 2 hours walking around and visiting places.  We will visit the outside of the Spring Historical Museum where staff and others have claimed to see young lovers named Marie Bailey and Albert Paetzold dancing to waltzes that can be heard playing on an antique Victrola.  We will go by the Doering Court former barn where allegedly the specter of a 12-year old girl named Sarah can be seen.  Sarah died from injuries suffered as a result of a fall from the barn’s loft in the 1940s.  Later, we see the former Spring State Bank that opened its doors in 1910 and still has bullet pockmarks from where a gunfight occurred in 1932.  After a series of robberies during the Great Depression, the bank shut its doors in 1933.  We go by an alleged former haunted house. Then depending on the time and lines, we visit inside for a drink at two different bars/restaurants that are said to be haunted; one dates to 1902!  If this is not enough, we also go to the Wunche Family Cemetery that is sandwiched between the feeder road and I-45.  You could drive by this hundreds of times and not notice it.  The second cemetery and last place that we normally visit is the Spring Cemetery that is located near railroad tracks and dates to 1910.  It is largely hidden from view from the road.  This tour covers the greatest area with well over 60 miles as we drive north to Spring and Old Town Spring.  It begins at Chili’s at 2425 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77007.  Drive on I-10.  Exit #767B, Taylor Street.  Go south.  Chili’s will be to the right.  You might want to stop at Chili’s for dinner before the tour.

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Tour W – starts at the Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  Free parking is available in the vicinity on Milam Street, Franklin Street, Commerce Street, and in the 700 block of Washington Avenue on Sunday and Monday through Saturday after 6:00 PM.  Paid parking is available in the P Laz Parking lot at Milam Street and Franklin Street.  This is a great tour for people who want something shorter than a driving tour, cheaper than a driving tour, want to drink, and appreciate history.  This tour is exclusively for those who are 21 years and older.  It is inappropriate for minors.  Do not bring minors.  We will go inside 4 haunted bars/restaurants for approximately 15 to 20 minutes each including the Brewery Tap in the old Magnolia Brewery from 1910, La Carafe in the old Kennedy Bakery from 1860, Molly’s Pub in a 1920 building, and the Spaghetti Warehouse in a building from circa 1900, for you to have one drink in each one.  Bring cash for your drinks at La Carafe.  Note that the Spaghetti Warehouse closes at 10:00 PM during weekdays and 11:00 PM on weekends.  The more spirits you drink, the more spirits you are likely to see.  Pace yourself accordingly.  Do not drink in excess and or if you are going to drive after the tour.  We also stop briefly at other haunted buildings to tell stories, such as at the circa 1861 Baker-Travis Building and the circa 1912 – 1914 Post Rice Lofts which was the site of the capitol of the Republic of Texas from 1837 to 1839 and again in 1842.  We go to the site of the White House of the Republic of Texas, the Donnellan Crypt from 1849, as well as past many other historical buildings.  We will walk in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wards.  You will also:

  • See the remnants of a 1915 bridge when Houston was approximately 15 feet lower.
  • Go into Market Square Park where you will see photos of earlier city hall buildings on that site from 1841 to 1939 and a 911 memorial to Houstonian Lauren Grandcolas (1963 – 2011).  She was a victim on UA 93.  A memorial plaque is there.
  • View the Houston Cotton Exchange Building from 1884 when it was originally 3 stories and then the 1907 renovations that raised it to 4 stories.  It has a historical marker.
  • Hear more stories of Houston’s growth, decline, transformation, and development, including the Cotswold Project to renew downtown in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
  • See a building’s original first floor from before the city was raised that you thought was a basement.
  • Have more time to drink.

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Tour X – starts at the Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  Free parking is available in the vicinity on Milam Street, Franklin Street, Commerce Street, and in the 700 block of Washington Avenue on Sunday and Monday through Saturday after 6:00 PM.  Paid parking is available in the P Laz Parking lot at Milam Street and Franklin Street.  This is a great tour for people who want something shorter than a driving tour, cheaper than a driving tour, want to drink, and or appreciate a moderate amount of history.  This is similar to Tour W without as much history.  This tour is exclusively for those who are 21 years and older.  It is inappropriate for minors.  Do not bring minors.  We will go inside 4 haunted bars/restaurants for approximately 15 to 20 minutes each including the Brewery Tap in the old Magnolia Brewery from 1910, La Carafe in the old Kennedy Bakery from 1860, Molly’s Pub in a 1920 building, and the Spaghetti Warehouse in a building from circa 1900, for you to have one drink in each one.  Note that the Spaghetti Warehouse closes at 10:00 PM during weekdays and 11:00 PM on weekends.  Bring cash for your drinks at La Carafe.  The more spirits you drink, the more spirits you are likely to see.  Pace yourself accordingly.  Do not drink in excess and or if you are going to drive after the tour.  We also stop briefly at other haunted buildings to tell stories, such as at the circa 1861 Baker-Travis Building and the circa 1912 – 1914 Post Rice Lofts which was the site of the capitol of the Republic of Texas from 1837 to 1839 and again in 1842.  We go to the site of the White House of the Republic of Texas, the Donnellan Crypt from 1849, as well as past many other historical buildings.  We will walk in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wards.

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Tour Y – is similar to Tour W, only abbreviated.  It starts at the Brewery Tap at 717 Franklin Street, Houston, Texas 77002.  Free parking is available in the vicinity on Milam Street, Franklin Street, Commerce Street, and in the 700 block of Washington Avenue on Sunday and Monday through Saturday after 6:00 PM.  Paid parking is available in the P Laz Parking lot at Milam Street and Franklin Street.  This is a great tour for people who want something shorter than a driving tour, cheaper than a driving tour, want to drink, and or appreciate a little history.  This tour is exclusively for those who are 21 years and older.  It is inappropriate for minors.  Do not bring minors.  We will go inside 2 or 3 haunted bars/restaurants for approximately 15 to 20 minutes each including the Brewery Tap in the old Magnolia Brewery from 1910 and La Carafe in the old Kennedy Bakery from 1860.  Bring cash for your drinks at La Carafe.  We also stop briefly at other haunted buildings to tell stories, such as at the circa 1861 Baker-Travis Building, and the Donnellan Crypt from 1849.  We will walk in the 1st and 4th Wards.

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Unlike other companies, we do not spend more than 15 minutes for an introduction and we actually go into numerous buildings on a walking tour.

If tours start late due to the tardiness of the participants, some sites will have to be eliminated.

Wear and bring the following for the Ghost/Haunted Tours A, B, C, D, E, and F:

  1. Long pants – to prevent rubbing up against poison ivy.
  2. Socks – to prevent rubbing up against poison ivy.
  3. Closed toe, flat, comfortable shoes that you can get dirty – to walk on uneven ground in abandoned cemeteries and to minimize anything that could crawl over your feet (and really scare you).
  4. A flashlight with working batteries – for use in the abandoned dark cemeteries.
  5. Insect repellent – if rain has fallen within 48 hours before the tour, standing water can be present which will serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  6. Cameras – if you like to take photos and to be able to see orbs.

For Ghost/Haunted Tours D and E, also wear:

  1. Protective eye wear (goggles) on Tours D and E.
  2. A long sleeve shirt or blouse on Tours D and E.
  3. Gloves on Tours D and E.

Transportation for Tours A, B, C, D, E , and F:

  • 1 - 5 people — Toyota Sienna van.
  • 6 - 14 people — Chevy van.
  • 15 - 20 people — a combination of vans.
  • 21 + people — mini-, mid-, and full-size buses.

Remember that walking tours only move as fast as the slowest person, drinker, and or person using the bathroom.  Large groups of 6 or more people are going to move slower than small groups as we have to wait for everyone and we may not cover as much territory.


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