Visit real haunted Texas hotel for free in October

Infamous serial killer reportedly haunts local hotel

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator
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SEGUIN, Texas - You can see what some people say is a real haunted hotel for free in October.

The famous Magnolia Hotel in Seguin will be opening its doors Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The hotel is known world-wide for its paranormal activity and unique history.

Built as a log cabin in 1840 by James Campbell, one of the first Texas Rangers, the Magnolia evolved over the years into a stagecoach station and a hotel.

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There’s an Indian raid shelter underneath the hotel that also housed the first jail in Seguin.

Photos of what people say are ghosts and other spirits have been captured many times at the Magnolia, and owner Erin Ghedi knows the story of quite a few of them.

One of the most infamous ghosts at the Magnolia is serial killer Wilhelm Faust.

In July 1874, Faust, who was in love with his wife’s sister, traveled to a family friend's home to kill his wife so that he would be free to marry her sister.

Faust missed his intended target and unknowingly swung his ax, killing a small child, Emma Voelcker.

Faust's full story: Infamous Texas serial killer haunts Seguin hotel

Since owning the hotel, Ghedi has tried with large success to identify the ghosts at the hotel.

She’s still working on figuring out the identities of the guests who never left, but she has some incredible stories to tell so far.

“I love it when people say if these walls could talk and I go, they do,” she said.

For more information about the historic Magnolia hotel, click here.

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