Jeff and I, not to mention the entire Peak Roofing & Construction team, love Halloween. Trick or treating with our son. Going to parties. Decorating our yard. We jump in the truck and explore our local Spirit Halloween Store as soon as it opens just to see what new decorations we can buy. And we love finding fun Halloween haunts around Frisco. Here are a few of my favorites.
Old Alton Bridge
The Old Alton Truss bridge connecting Denton to Copper Canyon, Texas was built in 1884. Its original use was for horse-and-carriages and crossing cattle. Legend says its local name “The Goatman’s Bridge” came from a farmer that was hung from the side of the bridge but the body disappeared. Local folklore tells that his spirit still haunts the area.
Granbury Ghost Tours
Less than an hour away from Plano and right outside Fort Worth, is the amazingly cute and wonderful town of Granbury. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway or girls’ weekend. One of the great things they have to offer is the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour. They offer it year-around but it’s best around Halloween. Stops include the Granbury Opera House where some believe the ghost of John Wilkes Booth visits. Or you could have an appearance from Audrey Gordon, a five-year-old believed to haunt the Langdon Center. The Hood County Jail Museum is known to be a gathering place for the spirits of former inmates.
Ghost Tour of the Fort Worth Stockyards
If you think the Fort Worth Stock Yards are fun during the day, try the ghostly side of things at night. The Cowtown Winery is full of stories of unexplained paranormal activities.
Six Flags Over Texas
What’s not to love about Six Flag’s Fright Fest in Arlington, Texas. But apparently, the park is said to be haunted all year. Workers report seeing the ghost of a young girl named Annie haunting the candy store near the Texas Giant. She also makes appearances on the railroad tracks in the park and has a friend that is an old man dressed in overalls. He has been seen standing on the stage in The Palace after hours.
Whether you believe in ghosts, or just like to be caught-up in the fun of imagining they exist, the area stretching from Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Denton, Waxahachie, and beyond offer plenty of ghoulish options at this time of year.
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