Monday, November 02, 2009

Insane Asylum in San Antonio Texas

I had heard of the infamous insane asylum that lurks on the South Side of San Antonio Texas by a coworker of mine. Although off limits it remains an abandoned building and owned by the city of San Antonio.

There had been rumored that this once building use to house people with mental disabilities. There is another story that claims that this once building use to house people who contracted TB. The building was used to quarantined those who had TB to get treatment.

Scary looking place from a far but not worth looking into since the site is contaminated with asbestos.

Supposedly there is a guy across from the place that will scare you off with his shot gun. I've personally never have been there but that's the story.

The abandoned building is owned by the city and is off limits. Many people have been to the location (illegally of course) have witnessed shadows, sounds of cries of those who have passed on and are in limbo.

Others have claimed to have seen documentation of what was once occupied. What strikes me is if this abandoned building was left unattended why leave documentation?

What I have read and heard from people about the Insane Asylum is that funding was limited and closing the building was the only option. How you may be asking what about the patients right? What I heard is that they were let go down town to roam around with the homeless. Just a rumor but its not for sure.

I have heard from a few people who have had ghost encounters of strange noise such as screaming or even one where they heard a whisper say help me.

Video slide show of photos taken of the insane asylum building.

Other discussion on tin insane asylum in San Antonio Texas

Crockett hotel - With Ghost Hunter Tour Guide Texas

This is a picture of the haunted tour guide who took us by the Crockett hotel downtown San Antonio Texas.

Paranormal activity was reported by the Crockett hotel. Some say its a reoccurring haunting where reports of Spanish solders have been seen by the pool area. This picture was taken during a haunted tour downtown by the Alamo where it starts.

Ghost Tour Review

This is a photo of one the locations where the ghost tour headed. The tour guide told us this building which many have claim has the most ghost activity.

Claims of a rocking chair moving on its own. Shadows, orbs or lights flickering even when there is no one inside the building.

The building is right by the Crockett Hotel.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Review of the San Antonio Ghost Tour Downtown

My girl friend and I and a couple of friends decided to head downtown San Antonio Texas to take the walking haunted ghost tour. It had been a year that we had wanted to do the tour and never really got around to it.

We got there around 8:30 on Alamo Plaza next to the Gazzebo where a young lady wearing a ghost tour shirt approached us as if she new to expect us. We told her we were looking for the walking ghost tour and then directed us to the tour guide who shook our hand and gave us a little summary of what the tour would consist of and so on. The walking tour for each person was 15 dollars per person which wasnt bad considering it was an hour an a half long.

My friend's girl friend was a little apprehensive of the whole idea of hunting ghost. I assured her that this tour would not be as scary as she may think since the locations we were covering were outside.

The tour guide then alerted everyone who would be taking part in the tour to follow him where we cross the alamo onto the next side of the street where we would all sit. He gave a short summary about the equipment we would be using during the walk and how to use the equipment in our ghost investigation. They had what was called an EMF meter that detects electormagnetic fields and a laser heat thermometer that reads temperature.

We walked to around 5 to 6 locations around the Alamo city and each location followed with a short history and what people in the past has capture on tape or pictures.

I took a few snaps so tonight I will look and see if anything appeared in our ghost tour. Although we didn't see any ghosts that night but it was an educational experience and well worth the tour.

The tour started around 9pm and ended around 10:30pm. So if you plan to do the tour go downtown by the alamo next to the Gazebo. The tour starts at 9pm.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Youtube Video on the Ghost Children from the San Antonio Tracks

Just a word of warning you can get ticketed for putting your car on neutral on the tracks.

To add to this story a few friends dared to go to the tracks and they didn't park their car like everyone normally does. What was strange was a woman walking on the side of the road with old clothes at 2am walking towards the tracks. Kind of creepy if you tell me.

Another Ghost Track Video I found on youtube.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Chinese Graveyard haunting in San Antonio Texas

When I was a kid my family and I would gather around to tell different haunted stories from around San Antonio Texas. One story that comes to mind in particular is the Chinese Graveyard.

I have never been to this location but many people I know who have been to the Chinese graveyard swear they have seen and heard ghosts.

The story goes that if you flicker your flash light 5 or 10 times, this tall Chinese woman will appear and follow you. My friends who have gone and have done this have stated they have never seen the Chinese woman. They did tell me that when they did the flash light activity there were shadows and voices that could be heard.

Some say the graveyard has many unmarked burials of people who were laid to rest with no grave markers. There are a few markers but many have not been named.

Some say they were bodies of Chinese immigrants who were buried in this location.

The location is on 410 and Zarzamora but be warn this location is on private property.