Special to the Parade
“Very active, in my 30 years, this place is very active” and this is “the most haunted area in the Valley” – conclusions that two groups visiting various sites in Port Isabel came to after listening to things that go bump in the night.
Oddly, the Port Isabel Cemetery and the Palangana Cemetery were quiet. A mysterious noise found in Pirates Landing turned out to be the ice maker and a serious of tests in Southwind Inn proved that the structure of the building contributed to ghostly sounding voices and other noises.
However, the Ghost Hunters of South Texas and the Central Texas Paranormal Society did record a number of anomalies in the Port Isabel Fire Hall, the Champion Building, the Yacht Club, White Sands Restaurant and the Point Isabel Historic Lighthouse.
In a reveal at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum in September, the Ghost Hunters of South Texas and the Central Texas Paranormal Society shared a number of EVPs (electronic voice phenomena) captured during their research. A male voice clearly says, “How now brown cow?” “Union… uniforms as well.” A male voice with a southern drawl also says, “Don’t fall down and get killed.” All of these findings recorded in the Port Isabel Lighthouse.
Research at White Sands served to try to answer questions about slamming kitchen doors and the presence of a loved one that had passed away as wait staff had reported feeling a tap on their shoulder when no one was around. The team set up at Table 11 and reported a lot of activity in the area. Audio recorded at the historic Yacht Club sounded like a voice said, “Danielle” and another voice, “Jesus.”
For more information, call Merchants Committee Chair Linda Garrett at (956) 943-8080.