Paranormal video! Are the ghost stories of a haunted Mexican treasure in Shoal Creek true? We investigate the Texas urban legend to catch real paranormal activity on video!
Lost Mexican Treasure
Urban legend states that there is a lost Mexican treasure buried along the banks of Shoal Creek in Austin, Texas. Supposedly it was buried in the 1800s just before the owners of the treasure were attacked by Comanche Indians. For years prospectors have searched for the treasure with no results. Now the spirits of those who searched for the treasure haunt this place. They say you can see ghosts carrying lanterns in the middle of the night. The ghost story is so famous that the city of Austin placed a sign on Shoal Creek about the legend. This is one of the most well known ghost stories in Central Texas. I went to investigate the area with Roger from Shadowlight Paranormal. It was an impromptu investigation on a Sunday night and a way for us to keep up our ghost hunting skills. Plus, we didn’t know what we might capture!
Not only is Shoal Creek the site of a lost treasure, it is also the site of a horrible Indian massacre. Previously I investigated the site where the victims were buried and caught an intelligent EVP recording! No one is certain how many of the victims were buried at the site. 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.