Monday, November 10, 2008

Onion House - Leon Valley historic Society

A few days ago I passed by an a sign listing for more information on how to help restore the building is listed as below.

Hopefully we will one day see it open.


The building has been restored with a new deck. I've looked at their website but not much has been updated as to when it would be open to the public. I hope to find a contact to see if they would like to do an interview.

Here is a picture I took a while back of the Onion house on Bandera in Jan.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Onion house pictures

This is a picture of the Onion house from across the highway. It was around 8ish at night when I took the picture so the picture of the Onion house is a grainy.

This is the back of the Onion House. (Just FYI no one is allowed inside the property since it is private property. I was able to take a picture of the back since their is a hotel next door to the site.)

These photos were taken in 2008.

More stories on the Onion house and its haunting experiences.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Terror Mansion in San Antonio Texas

If you like haunted houses (not real of course) then you may want to check out the Terror Mansion 414 w laurel and san pedro. The mansion has around 23 rooms that will scare the living daylights out of you. Not for the faint of heart but if you dare to go you can find out more information at:

Terror Mansion

If your in austin they have a terror mansion there as well. Happy Halloween and be safe.

Monday, October 13, 2008

El Camaroncito Urban Legend– now know as El Rancherito

Growing up I heard of this story of a bar on the West side in San Antonio called El Camaroncito. If you lived in the West side of town you know the story but if you haven't let me give you a summary.

It is a San Antonio Urban legend which took place in the late 70’s from what from what I have heard.
The story goes that one night a distinguished gentleman would dance with all the beautiful ladies at the club. His hair was nicely combed with neatly pressed pants and caught many women's attention.

What started this whole legend was one lady approached this handsome man and asked him to dance. As they dance she noticed that others around her were staring in horror.

The man’s leg was part goat and many of the night clubber ran out in fear of this demon that dances with the beautiful women at El Camaroncito. Realizing she was dancing with the devil she then noticed a fowl smell coming from him and she ran out the door never to return to the club.

I heard from a friend of mine that this was not the first occurrence or you can say an isolated incident. Has the dancing devil made a second appearance? 

Only those who go to El Rancherito would know. Still though El Camaroncito's urban legend continues. For a long while this club had been vacant but now once open again. For more information click here for the next post on El Camaroncito

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Donkey Lady Bridge

I got this link from mix 96.1 on the donkey lady.

They have photos and pics so worth checking out.

Donkey Lady's bridge

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Donkey Lady Video

This is a short video on many urban legends around San Antonio Texas

-disclaimer this site uses advertising to generate money.- although not much lol.-

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Onion house haunting San Antonio Texas

The Onion House got its name from Judge John Onion who purchased the house in the 1930s . The building itself was made with limestone and was built and owned at the time by Joseph Huebner who had horses and a stagecoach stop for people to stop by.

The location is on Bandera and Grissom by a hotel. You can't miss it since its right off the Bandera highway. I know at one time the historical society were making repairs to reopen the house as a historic museum but vandals broke in and spray painted the inside of the house. The historic society tried to raise funds but it seems the project had been abandoned. Its my hope there were be enough funds to fix what needs fixing to maybe open it to the public.

Update: December 23,2009

I edited the story I heard from a friend of mine so I took the story off completely. What is know is people who had once occupied the building claim there are ghosts that occupy it. Strange sounds of glass shattering when there is none there. To read more on the Onion house two individuals have provided some insight to the real story of the Old Onion house on Helotes. Thank for those who shared their story.

Just FYI the Onion house is gated so its not like you can just walk in and explore. At one time these historic sites were accessible to explore but as you know vandals have to leave their mark and ruin it for the rest of us who want to check out places like this.

The good news is that there is a historic marker in front of the building so I plan to this week to take a photo of it and post it on my haunted blog for you to check out. So keep looking ok?

I did find this interesting link of someone who happened to stay at the hotel next to the Onion house community board. This is an external link.

Photos I took around 2008 of the Onion House

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ghost Tracks in San Antonio Video

Train Tracks Video

Here is another video on the train tracks haunting. Just a warning if you decide to head out to the train tracks, you are not allowed to park in the middle of the train tracks. To many people do this so you may be ticketed. What you can do is drive by the location. The haunted tracks are on the South Side of San Antonio Texas. I will provide the address sometime next week.

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