Shoal Creek Park in Austin, TX was the site of a deadly Indian massacre and multiple battles. It’s no wonder that it is one of the most haunted places in Texas!
|Shoal Creek Indian Massacre Site|
If you want to investigate the reported paranormal activity the best place to start is near the Gideon White marker on 35th and Lamar (park at the grocery store). This was the site of an Indian massacre where the victims were buried. No one is certain how many of the victims were buried at the site. (White’s grave at nearby Oakwood Cemetery is also haunted.) There are many other unmarked graves at Shoal Creek. Many victims of cholera and yellow fever were hastily buried at the Creek. These include soldiers who camped at the creek during the Civil War, and those who served with General Custer during his Reconstruction occupation of Austin. Most of those bodies were later removed and reburied at Arlington National Cemetery, but about 35 graves were never found. Then, in April 1915, a flash flood took even more lives along the banks of Shoal Creek. They report that bones were exposed from unmarked graves. Easy place to investigate because it’s a public park and open to everybody. They also have markers at the haunted sites! However, curfew is 10PM.
Paranormal Investigations at Shoal Creek