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Paranormal Event at Texas Scaregrounds

25.06.2022 (11:31 pm) – Filed under: Haunted House News,Paranormal

Texas Scaregrounds, in Mineral Wells, is hosting a paranormal event, with guest speakers, on August 13. Speakers include a demonologist, a priest, and a reverend. There will be a “paranormal 101” course to prepare you for the night, then two buildings will be explored. Drinks and snacks will be served. The event is 8pm-1am. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the door. More info and tickets here.

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

24.06.2022 (6:27 pm) – Filed under: Paranormal

Since it’s looking like at least some haunted attractions in Texas will join Screams in cancelling, we are going to post alternatives to haunted houses this season. Without commenting on whether paranormal activity is real, I will say that investigating paranormal sites can be fun, even if you aren’t a believer. After all, we all know that haunted houses aren’t full of real monsters, but they are great fun anyway. Below are some links to paranormal sites and ghost tours.

 

Haunted Places

Haunted Places.org The Most Haunted Places In Texas

Backpackerverse 10 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Texas Monthly Fear Factor

Caller.com 13 Haunted Places in Texas

Mysterious Heartland: 10 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Haunted Rooms: 14 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Haunted Rooms Most Haunted Places in DFW

Texas Escapes Texas Ghosts List

Click2Houston Creepiest Places in Texas

Arlington Tourism 18 Most Haunted Places in DFW

Haunted Texas Road Trip

Travel Texas Haunted Places to Visit

Austin Ghosts Top 10 Most Haunted Places in Texas

Texas Highways 5 Most Haunted

Shadowlands Haunted Places in Texas

 

Ghost Tours

Viator Top Texas Ghost Tours

Trip Advisor Ghost Tours in Texas

Top 7 Ghost Tours in Texas

Jefferson Ghost Walk

Dallas Ghost Tour

Granbury Ghost Tour

Austin Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours of Galveston Island

Ft Worth Stockyard Ghost Tours

San Antonio Haunted Tours

Houston Ghost Tour

 

 

 

 

 

Catfish Plantation

10.10.2021 (9:44 pm) – Filed under: Other Halloween Activities,Paranormal

Several times each Halloween season I go to a restaurant in Waxahachie called Catfish Plantation. It has Cajun food, but it also offers lots of home cooking items on the menu. It’s in an old Victorian style home (listed on the registry of historic places) and Catfish Plantation decorates for Halloween. In fact, Halloween and the paranormal are big at Catfish, with ghost hunting groups continuing to investigate the house. Prior to Covid, Catfish hosted paranormal after hours investigations that customers could take part in. The paranormal history of Catfish is here.

Aside from being located in a pretty, historic house, with lots of Halloween decorations in October, Catfish has very good food, and large portions. They also have a full bar. The menu is here. I like to start with the meat pies, one of each type, then I get either the regular catfish platter, plantation platter, or the popcorn shrimp. I also like the fried pickles and plantation puppies for appetizers, followed by the country fried steak. I’ve heard that they make a great burger and southern fried chicken. For dessert, I get the pecan cobbler with ice cream. In October, you can order pumpkin and sweet potato fries as well. They usually have a seasonal dessert in October called the Great Pumpkin, but I’m not sure about this year.

Catfish is open Friday- Sunday. Friday is 5-9, Saturday is 11-9, and Sunday is 11-8. The phone number isĀ 972 937-9468. They do not take reservations, so it’s first come, first serve. On Fridays I arrive at 5, although you can probably arrive as late as 5:30 on Fridays without a wait. On Saturdays, I try to get there between 4:30 and 5. If you do have a wait, it’s a picturesque place, so you can wait outside and take pictures. They have several rooms to choose from, if you arrive when there aren’t many people there, plus outside seating. I like to sit in the room with the bar. Aside from having the bar, it also has my favorite decorations. Catfish does offer carry out, check their site for specifics.

Catfish Plantation is at 814 Water St, Waxahachie TX 75165. It’s on Water St, between Gibson and Textile, just north of Business 287 (Main St). To get there from Dallas or Ft Worth, go south on I-35 into Waxahachie and take the Business 287 exit. It is one exit south of the Hwy 287 exit. Follow the access road to Business 287, and take a left. Keep going past the railroad tracks, then begin looking to your left for either Textile or Gibson. I take a left onto Gibson, and then a left onto Water St. If you take Textile, take a right onto Water St. From Waco or Austin, exit for Business 287, and take a right onto Business 287, then follow the same directions. The Facebook for Catfish is here. It has regular updates.

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Halloween Week and Weekend

Most of the action will be this weekend, but you can watch movies in theaters, and movies and TV shows at home this week, plus, it’s not too late to order costumes and merchandise for Halloween weekend. Weather permitting, you can check out some paranormal hotspots too. Below is a list of links to help you plan out the final week of October, and Halloween weekend.

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Recommended Haunted Houses

Halloween Parties and Events October 29-Halloween

Horror Movie and TV Show Listings

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Other Halloween Activities

Full Halloween Season Listings

Here are the major listings on Texas Haunts, to help you plan the remainder of your Halloween season. Our Halloween parties and events listing is the largest in Texas, and we have the only listing of horror movies in local theaters. Movie listings updated 10-25.

Haunted House Opening Dates

Statewide Haunted House Listings

Recommended Haunted Houses

Halloween Parties and Events

Horror Movie and TV Show Listings

Paranormal Places and Ghost Tours in Texas

Halloween Merchandise and Costume Links

Other Halloween Activities