Daytime Hauntings in Texas
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. There’s no need to creep around Arlington City Cemetery after dark and wait for things to go bump in the night.
In 2012, north Texas ghost hunters Martin Bravo and Clay Coleman accompanied CBS reporter Joel Thomas into Arlington Cemetery and captured several EVP’s in broad daylight. (Click this link to see – and hear – what they found.)
My Anomalous Photo – What do you think?
Like the aforementioned news crew, my husband and I also visited Arlington Cemetery in the middle of the day. As you can see in the photo below, I caught a strange misty column in one of my pictures.
Normally, I’d blame it on a dirty camera lens… However, this anomaly doesn’t show up in any of the other pics I snapped that day – and I took hundreds!
What do you think?
Haunted or not
As often happens, Arlington Cemetery is actually four smaller graveyards merged into one 10-acre area: the Old Cemetery, W.W. McNatt Cemetery Addition, the Masonic Cemetery, and the City Cemetery.
The most haunted section of Arlington Cemetery is reported to be the Old Cemetery section, which is the final resting place of early Texas settlers dating back to 1875.
Haunted or not, I certainly found the Old Cemetery to be the most interesting section of the graveyard. The oldest grave markers here include a couple of wooden ones made from bois d’arc trees. (That was the area where I snapped that photo of the mysterious mist.)
I’m also quite curious about the grave labeled “Mother” which you can see in the photo below. Why do you suppose it has a pair of shoes beside it and an empty photo frame?
Sinister or Peaceful?
While some folks claim to feel a sinister presence in this historic graveyard, I found Arlington Cemetery peaceful and inviting. My husband even mentioned that he wished we’d brought a picnic since it was so shady and serene.
Plus, after snapping that odd photo and learning about the daytime EVP’s captured here, I’d definitely like to return to this historic cemetery for an extended investigation…and a picnic!
Care to join me?
Plan your trip to Arlington City Cemetery
Arlington City Cemetery
701 S Mary St
Arlington, TX 76010
Please note: The above address actually takes you to Parkdale Cemetery. Once there, enter and wander down to the southeast section. You will know you are there when you start to notice older headstones, and if you’re lucky, a ghost or two!
To read about more weird, offbeat, and overlooked places, check out my Amazon Best Seller, Unexpected Texas.
For ghost hunting hot spots, check out my recently-released travel guide to haunted places, Paranormal Texas. Happy travels!