About 3 Years ago, maybe 4, Me and my friend Abraham decided to research the area before going, and we did so by talking to some friendly folks at the old humble museum, figuring that they would have at least a little information on the hauntings or whatever. We even brought a video camera to film us talking to the woman who had the info. She did confirm that the cemetary was haunted and gave us a story a woman told her who went, we believe she was speaking of herself. She said the woman drove behind the home depot (DIRECTLY in front of the cemetary) to check out the woods, didnt walk in. She heard a little girl calling for her Mommy over and over...and the voice seemed to get closer each time. She looked in her car thinking her little girl may have snuck in, but no girl was there. She then decided to leave.
Upon asking her about the church in or near the woods, she QUICKLY shot it down saying "what church? There was never a church, and you should never go in those woods." VERY sternly. Then she refused to talk any more about the subject.
We decided to check out the cemetary mid day so we could get a basic layout. So we followed the tracks into the woods, about 100 yards in. Then we decided to enter (with video camera in hand). We had to climb through this VERY old barbed wire fence, kept walking, wondering if we should not go much further with the indication of it being someones property. But we continued. We came across what seemed to be a small shanty villiage (Which happens to be about 100-200 yards from the edge of the graveyard to the north. We stopped to check if anyone was there. Nothing. As we continued towards the shanty, I saw what appeared to be a dead body on top of a very old and worn down mattress. We both stopped dead in our tracks, and abe zoomed in on it to try and see it. No movement. So I went on towards it, not listening to his warning about not doing so. He stayed put. I got close enough to see the body when i stepped on a twig and woke him up. He was NOT dead. (but it does get weird). When he heard the snapping of the twig the man almost zombie like, raised up and looked in my direction VERY QUICKLY. Not human-like. Most people will look around, or slowly get up while asking "whos there". Not him. He shot up, looked at us. And began SPRINTING towards us. So we ran straight the hell out of those woods, onto the tracks, and back towards the theatre. (We also noticed a large amount of animal bones on the tracks, and not native animals. ??? )
That was our first time.
We went to the cemetary SEVERAL more times with more people and equipment on many other occasions. Some things I have to share and will go into later...
Paranormal Sightings by Me, Abraham, and others...
- Flying orb in and around the trees, usually spotted while you are standing outside the woods looking towards the gates of the cemetary. We can never spot it when we try to find it, however. Its the size of a basketball or bigger, kind of light blue/ white, and very bright.
-Shadow man under the overpass. We see his shadow EVERY time jump from pillar to pillar, sometimes even on the trains that may stop there. And on one occasion, we saw a dark character on top of a moving train running quickly. Just sit under the overpass, he'll come.
-Corpse girl. Verified. Not on a bench or near this broken down church. There is a new church right outside the gates to the right a few meters down where we always park our car. One night after getting scared and running out and back to the car, as I sat in the back seat behind passenger i looked out the window only to see this pale, white, very dead looking woman with dark hair and eyes staring seemingly into my soul. I didn't speak for the rest of the night I was so shocked. (And this was after one of our flashlights fell to pieces in our buddy's hand after hearing a noise in a bush, which is why we ran. and it was a good flashlight).
-Footsteps behind and around you. With all those leaves and sticks on the ground, its hard not to hear people walking around the woods. Each time (almost) we visit these woods we hear them. Thats what does it for some people we have brought. Some can't take it. Its just plain menacing.
-Little girl playing in woods, or calling for mommy. We've heard her ourselves. She is a huge reason why we get freaked out so often when we are there. We could not find a tombstone with any little girl on it, but those woods are said to just take people (Uncovered bodies, or murders). We even found a pair of childrens shoes near this collapsed building right on the edge of the cemetary.
-The feeling your being watched, and touched while you are there. Even under the overpass, or anywhere in the general area. This will happen. So many times have one of us felt someone touch us on our shoulder or the feeling of fingers through our hair, sometimes as if someone grabs you by your shirt. We've never been physically attacked though.
-COLD. The cemetary is several degrees colder than the temperature outside of it, a very common thing for any haunted area. And it's still. very still. You can even almost smell the bodies. The smell inside the cemetary is its own. I cannot explain this phenomenon.
-TECHNOLOGY GLITCHES. I've come here several times with my digi camera, with full batteries...and within minutes of being inside the cemetary, they're out. The flashlight that fell apart in one of our friends hands. And the creepiest thing to ever happen was during mid-day. Me and 2 others were wondering the woods searching for the church or anything of interest. We were deep in these woods. Our friend Julian had no signal on his cell phone, yet at one point his phone rang, and the id said "unknown." This is 100% true, although i lack the evidence, i'll go on to tell you. When he answered all he heard was static. very loud, and very scary. He dropped his phone, and I picked it up. I heard the same noise. So i hung it up, and gave it back to him. It rang again with same results. Over and over, about 5-6 times. Julian never went with us again.
These are some of my experiences in the Woods and tracks. I have more for the dollar theatre, but I lack time right now to explain.
I'm currently in New York, however im returning to Houston very soon and would like to put together a team to re-investigate these grounds, If you're interested email me. Please respond if you have had any similar experiences. I did not believe in ghosts or spirits before I went to this cemetary.
One last note, I hear sometimes a ghost/spirit can follow someone?
If anyone knows anything on this subject i'd like to hear it, because following me going to this place, my room at my parents had some pretty strange things happen in it, until we repainted and fixed it up. Sometimes, I feel like i'm being followed by something from the overpass.
I even woke up once paralyzed, with a dark figure standing over me, felt like someone was holding me down by my throat. I know this is sleep paralysis. But its seemed to be a bit more for me...
Thanks, George E. Wolf Jr.