Any town that boasts a grave on the courthouse lawn ought to have a ghost ... or two.
Denton, Texas has many! Ghosts, that is. It seems that people come to Denton and never want to leave...ever!
Make reservations to join Shelly Tucker, "The Ghost Lady," at Jupiter House Coffee (on the east side of the courthouse square) for a 90 minute haunted history tour at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. "She leads tour groups around dark Downtown weaving a narrative spell that resurrects the past, uncovers buried secrets, and dusts off forgotten mysteries." (Discover Denton)
There are so many stories, that Shelly tells different ones each night. On any night you might hear the tales of the ghostly hooligan, the dead Comanche's bones, the librarian who never "checked out," or the man who survived the Goliad massacre to die in a suspicious fire. Perhaps you'll hear tales of Sam Bass and his friend/nemesis Jim Murphy (who some say still haunt the streets of Denton), or the blind sheriff who protects and serves from beyond the grave. Does John Denton's ghost protect the town that bears his name? Take a tour and find out!