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True Ghost Story Round-up

Want to read True Ghost Stories? Even though I research and explore haunted places all year round, when Halloween nears, this site gets even more searches than usual from readers looking for true ghost stories. In fact, I love paranormal stories so much I even wrote a travel guide to haunted hot spots here in north Texas. (It’s called Paranormal Texas – check it out!) I also share a lot of true ghost stories right here on my website. To save you the hassle of finding them yourself, I’ve made a handy dandy list for you. So scroll on down and dive…

Historic Haunted Hotels of Texas

Join me for an A to Z Road Trip! I’m taking you on a road trip with me by sharing travel photos for this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. So come along as we explore some of my favorite offbeat, overlooked and just plain interesting places in Texas… and beyond!   Today is letter H: Haunted Historic Hotels Staying at hotels and motels is an exciting part of any road trip. And some of the most interesting hotels I’ve stayed at have boasted guests who never checked out! Here are a few of my favorite historic haunted hotels in Texas:…

History, Haunts & Legends Paranormal Conference in Jefferson, Texas

What is Jefferson’s History, Haunts and Legends? History, Haunts, and Legends (HHL) is a one-day paranormal conference held in Jefferson, Texas twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Jodi Breckenridge, who leads the Jefferson Ghost Walk, created this event in 2006, and it has steadily gained momentum ever since! Historic Cemetery Symbols Talk I’m so excited to be giving my Historic Cemetery Symbols presentation at History, Haunts, and Legends on November 7, 2015. I absolutely love the town of Jefferson and have been dying to attend HHL, but it’s just never worked out for me in…

IWSG: Keep on keeping on!

Tough Summer This summer started off with a bang. My husband’s health scare turned our road trip into not just a staycation, but a full-on housecation for a few months. I’m so grateful for that backyard wading pool and all those great tools I discovered for writing in the water. Those items totally saved my summer! Wonderful surprise But then, some really great things began happening with my writing. First off, I was chosen to be the 2016 Writer-in-Residence for the Langdon Review. As part of my stay, I will also be having a month-long showing of my photography, and I may even release a music CD at…

My Coast to Coast AM Interview from Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas

A wonderful surprise! Last week, I answered the phone, fully expecting yet another telemarketer, only to find the producer from Coast to Coast AM on the other end of the line. Wowza! What a wonderful surprise! She peppered me with questions about all three of my books, Unexpected Texas, Paranormal Texas, and The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber) and then asked if I’d like to be a guest on the show. Would I ever! Quest for a Landline Since my husband and I no longer have a landline at our home, she suggested we stay at a hotel for…

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…

Jefferson, Texas: Simple Pleasures, Ghosts, & Bigfoot in the Little Easy

The following is an adapted excerpt from Unexpected Texas – my best-selling travel guide to quirky, offbeat and overlooked places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning quirky facts, or are looking for offbeat road trip ideas in north Texas. Jefferson, Texas aka the Little Easy With its brick streets, horse drawn carriages, wrought iron railings, and abundance of Greek revival architecture, a visit to Jefferson, Texas can make you feel like you’ve stepped onto a movie set for New Orleans in the late 1800’s. This town’s resemblance to the “Big Easy” is no mere affectation, but a genuine…

Paranormal Texas Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway!

Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway! To celebrate the recent release of Paranormal Texas , a travel guide to haunted places, I’m hosting a Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway now through October 31, 2014. Since I can’t have you all over for homemade skeleton gingerbread cookies, I had to get a little creative: 99 Cents eBook Sale through Halloween For starters, I’ve lowered the price on the Kindle version of Paranormal Texas to a mere 99 cents during the Book Release Trick-or-Treat Giveaway. On November 1st, the price pops back up to $4.99. I know some of you already own a copy of…

Is there Paranormal Evidence in Paranormal Texas?

Paranormal Activity While Researching Paranormal Texas Since my latest book, Paranormal Texas, is a travel guide to haunted places, readers often ask if I saw any ghosts, or had any paranormal experiences while researching it. I visited a lot of real life haunted places while researching Paranormal Texas. I went to seances and ghost hunts, I roamed through haunted cemeteries and parks, I stayed at haunted hotels, and even dined at haunted restaurants. While I certainly had some subjective experiences while investigating all these paranormal hot spots here in the Dallas – Fort Worth region of Texas, I can’t claim…

What’s in Tui Snider’s Book, Paranormal Texas?

What’s in Paranormal Texas? Paranormal Texas is an entertaining travel guide to real haunted places near Dallas and Fort Worth. It includes the haunted history behind these true ghost stories, as well as directions for those who want to see them in person. While Paranormal Texas is chock full of well-known Texas ghost stories, it also includes a bunch of haunted places in Texas that are not in most other books. As with my first book, Unexpected Texas, I went out of my way (often, literally!) to find quirky, offbeat and overlooked sites to share with readers, including: *Serial Killer’s…

Haunted Texas: The Beckham Hotel in Mineola

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 are looking for road trips to paranormal hot spots that are open to the public. Also, for a *FREE* 50-page guide to ghost hunting groups and haunted history tours in north Texas, sign up for my infrequent-but-interesting newsletter by clicking here: Beckham Hotel During its boom years, Mineola, Texas was a bustling railway terminal for train crews and featured two railroad hotels, one on either side of the tracks. (For more about Mineola’s history and…

Mineola, Texas Makes a Fun Weekend Getaway

The following is an adapted excerpt from Unexpected Texas,my fun travel guide to quirky, offbeat and overlooked places near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you are looking for fun road trips in north Texas. Also, for a *FREE* 50-page guide to ghost hunting groups and haunted history tours in north Texas, sign up for my infrequent-but-interesting newsletter by clicking here: Located at the junction of US highways 80 and 69, Mineola is situated in Wood County which, true to its name, is a highly-forested section of the East Texas Piney Woods. Early industries included lumber, farming and…

Paranormal Texas – Book Release September 1st!

Travel Guide to Haunted Places While researching offbeat and overlooked places for Unexpected Texas, I came across a whole bunch of ghost stories – so many, in fact, that I wrote a whole book, called Paranormal Texas: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth Near Dallas & Fort Worth Paranormal Texas is a travel guide to haunted places within a day’s drive of Dallas & Fort Worth. I had a blast researching the haunted history and lore that abounds here in north Texas. And since it’s a travel guide, I only shared places that you could…

Ghosts & Gold: The Legend of Crystal Canyon

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas, my best-selling travel guide to haunted places and paranormal hot spots near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning historic haunted lore, or are looking for unusual road trip ideas in north Texas. The legend of hidden gold in Arlington’s Crystal Canyon Natural Area is one of those tall Texas tales that make historians roll their eyes. It’s such a persistent bit of folklore, however, that I had to look into it. Besides, all fiction aside, people do report paranormal activity here. Like many legends, the story of…

Free North Texas Paranormal Resource Guide

My Gift to You: North Texas Paranormal Resource Guide As a thank you for signing up to my newsletter, subscribers can download a copy of the North Texas Paranormal Resource  Guide, a 50-page ebook I created. What to expect from Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked newsletter? If you sign up for my newsletter, I assume you are interested in quirky, offbeat, and/or haunted travel and lore – in other words, the same wacky, weird, and overlooked stuff I share on this blog! How often will I receive your newsletter? Good question! My motto for the newsletter is to keep it…

Bedford, Texas: Is Moxley Manor Haunted?

The following is an adapted excerpt from Paranormal Texas, my best-selling travel guide to haunted places and paranormal hot spots near Dallas and Fort Worth. Check it out if you enjoy learning historic haunted lore, or are looking for unusual road trip ideas in north Texas. This Texas Thrill House May Actually Be Haunted! While businesses often downplay or deny on-site paranormal activity, Moxley Manor has every reason to flaunt its strange occurrences. Why? Because it is a commercial haunted house attraction. Texans celebrate Halloween with gusto, and the last I counted, there were at least 24 commercial haunted house…

Press Release: North Texas Ghost Hunter Debunks Springtown’s Glowing Tombstone

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: North Texas Ghost Hunter Debunks Springtown’s Glowing Tombstone North Texas author discovers the truth behind Veal Station Cemetery’s famous glowing grave – with photos to prove it. FORT WORTH, Texas – Oct. 7, 2014 — If you live in north Texas and enjoy true ghost stories, chances are you’ve heard of the mysterious glowing tombstone in Veal Station Cemetery near Springtown, Texas. Recalls Tui Snider, author of Paranormal Texas (ISBN-10: 1500766089, Amazon.com), “Springtown’s glowing grave was the first strange-but-true tale I heard when I moved to north Texas. I saw it on the news, read about it…

Press Release: What Ghost Hunting Shows Don’t Want You to Know

  What Ghost Hunting Shows Don’t Want You to Know Why creep around at night when so many haunted places are active during the day? AZLE, Texas, 10/03/2014 – . If you watch ghost hunting shows on TV, you know the formula: paranormal groups laden with expensive technical equipment sneak around haunted buildings in the middle of the night. Tui Snider, author of Paranormal Texas (CreateSpace, 2014, ISBN-10: 1500766089, paperback $14.95, Kinlde $4.99, Amazon.com), finds these shows misleading. “There’s no cosmic rule saying paranormal activity only occurs at night. Nor do you need fancy equipment to experience a ghost.” According…

Deep Creek Cemetery in Boyd, Texas: From Pioneers & Comanches to Mickey Mouse & Folk Ballet

Researching Paranormal Texas My husband, Larry, and I visited a secluded and well-kept graveyard called Deep Creek Cemetery. We’ve been visiting a lot of historic cemeteries as research for my travel guide PARANORMAL TEXAS: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas & Fort Worth, as well as my upcoming Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols.  I don’t know why so many cemeteries are reportedly haunted, but here’s what we found on our journey to Deep Creek Cemetery: Pretty Country Drive to a Historic Texas Cemetery Deep Creek Cemetery is a short drive up the road from Boyd, Texas. Getting there…

Unexpected Texas Gets Reviewed by a Native Texan (spoiler alert: She loves it!)

#UnexTex is featured on This Eclectic Life today Welcome to Day 5 of the #UnexTex Unexpected Texas Book Release Blog Tour for my quirky travel guide Unexpected Texas. It’s now on sale as a paperback and ebook on Amazon. Yippee! Today, my book is featured on Shelly Tucker’s blog, This Eclectic Life. Not only is Shelly a bona fide native Texan, but a few years ago the National Endownment for the Arts (NEA) named her an “American Masterpiece.” Pretty cool, eh? Of all the bloggers on the #UnexTex Unexpected Texas Book Release Blog Tour, Shelly is the only one I…