Special to the PRESS
The City of Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Merchant’s Committee in collaboration with the Museums of Port Isabel is hosting Central Texas Paranormal Society investigators late September. They are committed to providing professional investigations using scientific methods to prove or debunk claims of paranormal activity in Port Isabel. Following the investigation reveal, Ghost Tours will begin the month of October to compliment Day of the Dead Celebration. The tours will combine ghost stories, history, mystery and legends.
Ghost stories are easy to create. What about the ghost of a little boy who sits on the steps leading the oldest cemetery in Texas? Sinaloa (a Siberian husky) and her owners of Southwind Inn live right across from the cemetery. Occasionally, Sinaloa senses something in the cemetery and will not go near the place. Other times she is eager to visit. What does Sinaloa know that we don’t?
The famous Port Isabel lighthouse was completed in 1852 and the surrounding area is full of history. It was built atop a mound of earth which constitutes the only remaining physical evidence of Fort Polk. Throughout the Mexican War, Fort Polk served the U.S. army as a supply depot and hospital. Many soldiers, who died of illness or wounds, were buried in unmarked graves outside the walls of Fort Polk. Some say they still see soldiers and hear them moving around.
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