Ghost hunt at the scary haunted La Lomita Mission! Listen to a blood curling EVP caught on tape and watch as the Dead Explorer uncovers a white magic offering! With guest paranormal investigator Javier Martinez.
La Lomita Mission
The famous ghost story is that priests at La Lomita had sex with resident nuns. When the nuns got pregnant they allegedly killed and buried the infants in the backyard. When the town people found out, there was a riot at the mission. Two of the priests were killed and one got away. Supposedly, the bones of the priests were kept on display there for several years as a warning. There is also rumor that the mission was an insane asylum were people experienced scary paranormal activity. I found historical records on La Lomita Mission, but none mention ghosts or the murders. Could the story be nothing more than an urban legend? During our investigation we caught unexplained noises and a pretty good EVP. Javier even thought he saw a shadow figure! However, what we did not expect was that we were about to stumble upon a white magic offering!
Below are my research notes that compiled prior to the investigation.
La Lomita Mission History
- La Lomita Ranch was established in 1767 on Spanish Land Grant by Jose Antonio Cantu.
- In 1845 the land was purchased by Rene Guyard, a French man and loyal Roman Catholic.
- In 1861 he died and willed the land to the Missionary Oblates of Immaculate (Oblate Fathers). Also Frenchmen. The priests were Pierre Parisot and Pierre Keralum.
- The fathers actually tried to turn the site into a ranching and farming operation. Site had guest house, rectory, a blacksmith shop, and small houses for the laborers.
- They tried to raise grapes and potatoes into 1890s but it was a failure.
- First chapel was built in 1899. Still stands today.
- In 1912 they built a house for a novitiate program. It was a house of Catholic congregation of women studies. (I also read the chapel was used as a training center for student priests until 1950s.)
- In 1974 the house because a center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
- The old chapel was unused since at least 1928, damaged by hurricane in 1933, and not restored until 1976.
- Priest (men of the cloth) had sex with resident nuns.
- Fear of excommunication they killed and buried the infants in the backyard.
- When the town people found out, there was a riot at the mission. 2 priests were killed and 1 got away.
- Supposedly, the bones of the priests were kept on display there for several years as a warning. There is also rumor that the mission was an insane asylum were people experienced paranormal activity
- Texas State Historical Foundation http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/uql07
- National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/tx/tx15.htm
- Weird Texas by Wesley Treat, Heather Shades, & Rob Riggs.