We hunt for ghosts and spirits at a creepy haunted Texas courthouse and a paranormal investigator is physically assaulted by an unseen force!
The 1912 Cameron County Courthouse is reportedly haunted! Staff reports that a maintenance man hung and killed himself at this location. In addition, people have seen spirit apparitions of children in the women’s restroom. Ghost stories also include scary shadow figures and disembodied voices. They say the basement, which used to be the jail, is especially active. In this video, I travel to Brownsville, Texas to investigate the courthouse and to catch ghosts on tape! But what would I find?
Paranormal Investigation Notes
This courthouse is one of the biggest locations I have ever investigated. Even the courtroom itself was big! It was two stories tall with rows of seats on both floors. It was a challenge to catch all angles of the room on video. Also it was difficult to light all the space with infrared light when we went lights out. I really had to take into account the reported activity when I decided where to set up equipment and investigate. In addition, we had difficulty with our two-way radios. At one point it seemed like we could pick up conversations on multiple channels. I of course had to make sure it was not paranormal and it quickly became apparent that those voices where coming in from nearby.
Investigator Is Attacked
We decided the best way to investigate the building that size was to split up. As my friend Ruth and I investigated the courtroom, paranormal investigators Jay Villarreal and Javier Martinez investigated the mechanical room on the third floor. It seems like something in that room objected to their presence. As they were leaving the room, something slammed the door and it hit Javier from behind. We tried to see how that door could have moved so forcefully, but there was no logical explanation.
After a crazy night, we found ourselves on the roof of the courthouse. It was peaceful to standing on top of this historic building, staring out into the horizon with the fresh night air blowing against your face. Sometimes in the search for the dead, you find reminders of what is to be alive.