By Linda Kirkpatrick
I figured that the best way to approach this month’s article was to talk about the ghosts of Texas. No matter if you believe or not, ghosts stories in October is a fun way to pass the time. I must admit that when I started researching ghosts, I didn’t realize that I would be opening a Pandora’s Box. I have always wanted to use this next word and now I finally am able to do that. There are a plethora of ghosts in Texas. So I will only be able to touch on a few and will include our own local lore as well. And for the safety of everyone, please don’t read these in the dark of night around a campfire. My nephew, Connor, can attest to this, because sometimes you can hear them.
Texas is a large state and to address just a few of the favorites has been almost impossible. For the record, always keep this in mind, that when you hear stories of old, folklore or ghost stories for that matter, at the root of the story is a smidgen of truth. So never say, “That ain’t true,” because it probably is, just what part? Ghost stories are passed from one storyteller to another and with each telling a new twist is more than likely added. And not all ghost stories are intended to scare the “begeezers” out of you even though those are the most fun.