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Brandy Herr’s Haunted Granbury

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas my fun travel guide to haunted places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you like reading (and even visiting!) haunted locations:

Haunted Granbury

When it comes to haunted lore in Granbury, Texas, Brandy Herr is my go-to gal. It’s no secret that I relied heavily on Herr’s book to plan my research trip to that town for my travel guide to haunted places in north Texas. Thanks to Brandy, I knew where to look!

That’s why I say Herr’s Haunted Granbury is a must-have for any ghost hunter’s library, especially here in north Texas!

Granbury's stately courthouse (photo by Tui Snider)
Granbury’s stately courthouse (photo by Tui Snider)

Granbury Paranormal Expo

I had the pleasure of meeting Brandy Herr in person at the Granbury Paranormal Expo, a lively annual conference for fans of the unexplained. Brandy is one of this event’s key organizers. She does a great job!

Since Granbury is such a small town, I didn’t expect too many people to attend the Granbury Paranormal Expo.

Was I ever wrong!

Everywhere I went, the people of Granbury were buzzing about their Paranormal Expo. Nearly every shop on the town square had a paranormal-themed window display. I even saw a Ouija board prominently displayed in an antique store! The special guests and speakers were top notch and included Janice Oberding, Dean Haglund, and Selena Roane.

Me & Dean Haglund. (Yes, I was a little star struck!)
Me & Dean Haglund. (Yes, I was a little star struck!)

Granbury’s Haunted Town Square

Nearly every building in Granbury Square (100 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048) has a ghost story to go along with it. So if you’re struggling to convince a friend or family member to traipse through old graveyards and track down haunted bridges, this little town makes a good compromise.
As you and your companion peruse the unique stores along the perimeter of Granbury’s historic town square, you can ask the store owners and locals to share their paranormal experiences with you. There are even haunted places to dine and stay the night.
In fact, when the desk clerk at our hotel found out my husband and I were coming for the Granbury Paranormal Expo, she asked if we wanted to stay in a haunted room or not!

The Little Faceless Girl of Granbury, Texas

One of Granbury’s resident spirits has been spied in several buildings around the square, mainly along the west side. Known simply as the Little Faceless Girl, this ghost first appeared to a man staying in some apartments along the square. She earned her earned her nickname because the man could describe the girl’s outfit in great detail, but was unable to see her face clearly.

Is Jesse James buried in Granbury, Texas? (photo by Tui Snider)
Is Jesse James buried in Granbury, Texas? (photo by Tui Snider)

Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour

No one knows exactly who the Little Faceless Girl is, but according to local lore she was either left behind by circus performers or fell to her death while watching the circus pass through town.
To learn more about the Little Faceless Girl as well as other spooky details about this town’s history, take the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour, which Brandy Herr co-founded. (She’s certainly a busy bee, isn’t she?)
I wasn’t able to take the downtown tour, but my husband and I enjoyed Brandy Herr’s late night tour of Granbury’s historic cemetery. In fact, we stayed out so late both nights we were in Granbury – between ghost hunts, seances, and other fun stuff – that if anything paranormal occurred in our haunted hotel room that weekend, we slept right through it!

Brandy Herr (photo provided by the author)
Brandy Herr (photo provided by the author)

Brandy Herr’s Bio

For more about Brandy Herr, here’s her official bio. Check it out, then go grab a copy of Haunted Granbury :
“Brandy Herr is the co-founder of the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour and the annual Granbury Paranormal Expo. In February 2014, her book, “Haunted Granbury,” was released by The History Press as part of their Haunted America series. She is a member of Research and Investigation of the Paranormal and has participated in several ghost hunt investigations in the Granbury area. Born in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, Brandy attended the Pennsylvania State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in public relations. She currently lives in Granbury with her husband, their rescued dog, and two rescued cats.”

Want to read more like this?

To read about more weird, offbeat, and overlooked places, check out my best-selling travel guide: 
UNEXPECTED TEXAS: Your Guide to Offbeat & Overlooked History, Day Trips & Fun Things to do near Dallas & Fort Worth

For ghost hunting hot spots, check out my best-selling travel guide to haunted places: 
PARANORMAL TEXAS: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth

For a strange-but-true tale of Texas history, check out this bizarre piece of West Texas history: 
The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber



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