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Shafter, Texas

Locals say that long ago a young woman and her daughter lived in the house. After marrying a soldier in Pancho Villa�s Army, the woman and her daughter were frequently abused. On particular night, the inebriated man began to beat the woman to death. As she was knocking at death�s door, her daughter came into the room. The soldier, then grabbed the child and threw her into a wall, breaking her back. Enraged, the young woman gathered enough strength to shoot the man in his face. As he fell, an oil lamp collapsed, setting the woman ablaze. Engulfed in flames, the woman went into the next room and held her daughter until they both died. It is said that if one goes to the house on cloudy nights, lays face down, and says “Mama” three times, the smell of burning flesh will arrive. Burned footprints will also appear in the floor.

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missy says:

October 7, 2005, 7:18 pm

thats spooky and it sounds so real

Roxan says:

October 15, 2005, 1:53 pm

No. This sounds like an urban legend. Like the “Bloody Mary or Candy man”. I believe the story could be based off of actual events, but I don’t believe if you say mamma three times and lay face down on the ground you’ll smell burned flesh, the only thing you’ll probley smell is some bad old carpet.

Sparks says:

October 24, 2005, 12:06 pm

I am glad to see that there are some sensible people in the
world.

Candy11 says:

October 24, 2005, 5:48 pm

This seems like a real scary story if you like urban ledgends

Kylie says:

October 24, 2005, 9:15 pm

Not only is this a creepy story it sounds like a cool urban legend but why in all of god’s green earth would you want to lie face down in a haunted house and say mama three times? Um can you say stupid.

bresha says:

October 25, 2005, 9:13 pm

um i wouldnt lie on the floor becuse if i would have smelled or saw any thing i would have took off runnin like a trackstar

Jr says:

October 31, 2005, 10:17 am

Creepy!

laura says:

November 20, 2005, 4:15 pm

its sounds wierd but its just like bloody mary! like u say bloody mary three times and the window has to be opened and u have to have a mirror! its soo weird!

Julia says:

November 24, 2005, 4:03 pm

I was told you have to turn all the lights out, shut the door, and look into a mirror and say Bloody Mary 100 times and you’ll see her face. But that’s beside the point here.

This..might be an urban legend, but I think I’d still sacrifice a little dignity and try it. You never know. Only if I had someone with me, though. I’m a coward -.-;

CHARLIE says:

December 7, 2005, 11:13 am

just plain CREPPY!

i aint no DRAMMA MOMMA says:

December 24, 2005, 12:36 am

i live in Tejas and one thing here… WHERE in the heck is this freakin place ….. EXACTLY???????
hello????? i mean COMMON HERE PEEPS this is way too much Drama for me and i aint no DRAMA MOMMA if ya hear what im say’in

bob says:

January 4, 2006, 2:20 am

talk about a myth

Shelton says:

February 13, 2006, 8:29 pm

All This is a bunch of ****, I mean seriously people get real if there were a such thing as ghosts thered be one everywhere!People die everyday. THere would be one in your house ,school everywhere this is **** and you are foolish for wasting your time.

keisha ringland says:

February 14, 2006, 3:56 pm

that story sounds really cool!!! totally fake but cool!!! i would like to go to that house!!! of course you are going to smell the burning flesh if you actually take the time to do all of that stuff!!! it is all in your head when you do that kind of stuff!!!

keisha ringland says:

February 14, 2006, 3:58 pm

i want to know where that place is too!!!

Abigail says:

February 21, 2006, 7:25 pm

where in texas is the house located?

lexigirl007 says:

March 14, 2006, 9:43 pm

this is really creepy

Auramine says:

April 18, 2006, 9:21 am

Oh wow, this sounds almost as lame as Bloody Mary. But believe me, if you are actually stupid enough to try it you *seem* to see things… To Shelton’s comment about this all being Sh** well, according to the people who *claim* to see ghosts the **are** everywhere. Just because you don’t believe doesn’t mean you should put other people down for it… Plus THESE STORIES ARE SO MUCH FUN TO READ BECAUSE OF THERE WEIRD CREEPINESS!!! Ok? Anywho, this story was pretty fun to read…

karen says:

April 28, 2006, 6:38 am

cool but who would put their face on a dusty floor in adead persons house??? sounds like a myth, im gonna tell my friends that one.

danni says:

May 8, 2006, 4:31 am

This story sounds welll scary but kind of believable but im not sure what to think…..alll i know is that i wouldnt want to go there alone and smell burning flesh

Kim says:

May 21, 2006, 8:10 pm

Maybe real or fake!! Look this **** up on yahoo/google!! lmao

TRAVIS says:

May 29, 2006, 7:57 pm

CREEPY BUT NOT AS CREEPY AS MY HOUSE I FOUND 666 IN MAY BASE MENT IN BLOOD!!!!! PEOPLE SAY THAT ITS VERY CREEPY AT MY HOUSE AND IT IS. ALL THE TIME I HEAR LA LA LA LA LA LA!!!! AND SCREEMS I BETTER CALL THE GHOSTBUSTERS AND TELL THEM ABOUT THESE HOPE THEY GET RID OF THE GHOST.LOL WTF OMG AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH GHOST NOPE ITS JUST MY DOG BUT HE IS REALLY CREEP OUT. I WOUDER WAT WOULD HAPEN ON THE DATE 6 06 6 THATS 666.LA LA LA LA LA LA!!!! TO NAT GOING TO GO LOCK MY BATH ROOM DOOR AND SAY BLOODY MARY 3 TIMES OR I’M I LOL NO WAY MAN I’M NOT DOING THAT TIPE OF **** LOL PEACE OUT BYE

You know what forget that shelton dude I TOTALLY believe you.Forget EVERYBODY that dont believe ghost because they are everywhere.brianna bustos says:

June 23, 2006, 5:07 pm

You know what forget that shelton dude I TOTALLY believe you.Forget EVERYBODY that dont believe in ghost cause they are everywhere. brianna bustos

Kelsey says:

July 10, 2006, 7:13 pm

Hehe, I like Texes people, they have funny acsents 😀

Brianna Bustos says:

July 21, 2006, 3:55 am

SHUT UP I DID THAT ON ACCIENT!!!

Krystal Magana says:

July 25, 2006, 12:06 am

Yes as you know my name is Krystal and i live in a small town called Belton and me and my cousin would really love to see this place. So if you can write me back at MRSMAGANA_2007@YAHOO.COM Thank YOU

Amazed in Texas says:

August 8, 2006, 6:30 pm

I agree with the idea that this sounds much like an urban legend. However, we shouldn’t really judge things unless we’ve actually experienced them. As for all the people making the negative comments, I really feel you should educate yourself; maybe just enough to be able to spell words such as “ACCENT”, “WONDER” & “TYPE”. Don’t get me wrong; I’m no genius, but atleast I think I can make sense. As for Shelton, if this website is a waste of your time, what are you doing looking through it? I would think a person as intelligent as yourself would have an abundance of other “smart” things to do. Well, like I said I’m no genius, I just have an opinion like you.

kila says:

August 14, 2006, 7:25 pm

i went to the house after hearin the legend and i layed face down and said mama 3 times but nuttin happened so yeah yeah wateva

kila says:

August 14, 2006, 7:27 pm

nah im kidding but i would like to try that just to see what happens

non yo bissness says:

September 1, 2006, 7:52 pm

dat wus creepy butt com on burning flesh?
shelton i hate u! amazed in texas,u’r rite

who cares says:

September 30, 2006, 4:10 pm

WOW!,Thats so harsh how can he throw a child agaist the wall!How whould he like it if somone ranned him over with a mosterdruck with spickes on the tires â?»!

who cares says:

September 30, 2006, 4:17 pm

Im really thinking is it real or fake like bloody mary like i tried to lock myself in the restroom and look at the mirrow and say bloddy mary more than 100 times but my gramma would throw holy water at me.

CASSIE says:

October 8, 2006, 3:03 pm

I thought the place caught on fire,wouldn’t that home have been cleaned up or destroyed after something like that happened? and the burning smell is probably from the smoke that was in the house, if it smells like burning flesh there would be so much puke im sure.

Elizabeth says:

October 13, 2006, 1:46 am

I got chills when I read this! Really creepy.

love this stuff says:

October 13, 2006, 4:34 pm

Some people belive that ghosts are around because they are spirits who dont know there gone, or can’t move on so Shelton, they would not be everywhere. Even if it is fake it’s cool to hear stories like this to pass on to other people. I’m getting kinda tired of always hearing bloody mary or candyman when we tell ghost storys.

brianna says:

October 14, 2006, 3:59 pm

Send me a pic.

unknown says:

October 14, 2006, 9:27 pm

hey look this place located on 67 south between marfa and presidio…. me and my friends tool a lil road trip….. the town if freaky…. we did not encounter an ghosts of any type… but then again it was hard to explore the town since it is in ruins…. ill tell u what the towns peolpe are pretty creepy… we even found an upside down cross on one of the houses….

unknown says:

October 14, 2006, 9:27 pm

hey look this place located on 67 south between marfa and presidio…. me and my friends tool a lil road trip….. the town if freaky…. we did not encounter an ghosts of any type… but then again it was hard to explore the town since it is in ruins…. ill tell u what the towns peolpe are pretty creepy… we even found an upside down cross on one of the houses….try it urself…what u need is a map of the old city…

melissa garcia says:

October 17, 2006, 7:49 pm

Wonder if it true? And by the way for some of you in case you havent read the sigh at the bottom of the page READ IT ****FACES!!!!!!!!!!!

Texas angel says:

October 21, 2006, 12:28 am

You know what, people like me just enjoy the history behind ghost stories. It you actually find ghost that’s cool, but if not, hello it’s our fine states history.

Im not scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

October 21, 2006, 10:08 am

that was a really scary story! but i would like to see whats in the house on a cloudy night! The reason im not scared is because I know that it is not real! I love spookey stories and I would love to hear a lot more! Love Mary! Ps Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nida says:

October 25, 2006, 12:30 pm

i don’t know if it’s true but i need it for a school project.

Brittany says:

October 28, 2006, 11:08 am

i dont think that really happened

Jada says:

October 29, 2006, 6:41 pm

On Mapquest it looks to be South East of El Paso… or Van Horn… I don’t think that is true though.. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that you can have spirits visit you… I have..it’s scary …

Crystal Martinez says:

October 30, 2006, 1:52 pm

when i first heard about this it sounded so sad and i started to cry i cant believe that someone could do that!

Joann alarocn says:

October 30, 2006, 1:57 pm

i cried when i heard that it made me feel bad!!!i cried and cried and cried and cried and cried i just couldn’t shut up!!

Joann alarocn says:

October 30, 2006, 1:58 pm

i cried when i heard that it made me feel bad!!!i cried and cried and cried and cried i just couldn’t shut up!!and i cried some more i used a whole box of tissues cause i had issues about that

crystal Martinez says:

October 30, 2006, 1:59 pm

i cried when i heard that it made me feel bad!!!i just cried and cried i just couldn’t shut up!!and i cried some more i used a whole box of tissues cause i had issues about that

Jasmine Flores says:

October 30, 2006, 2:02 pm

I cried like hell that reminded me so much of my friend julian hernandez haunted house, it ws so sad that my make up came of. well i enjoyed the video any way thank you!

Crystal Martinez says:

October 30, 2006, 2:15 pm

after i read this i got so fricken scared that i ran like hell to my boyfriend John Paul Bosanko house. He told me that everything would be ok! So then we got into his dads locksmith truck and we started to makeout then it lead to something else.i had fun that night thanks johnpaul!!!!!!!!

Jasmine Flores says:

October 30, 2006, 2:18 pm

I LOVE JULIAN!

Crystal Martinez says:

October 30, 2006, 2:23 pm

Jonhpaul and me did it hard!!!

king says:

November 3, 2006, 1:51 am

hey crystal keep your sex life to yourself thanks

Jairo says:

November 6, 2006, 10:26 am

Every time we go to Presidio, we pass by this town but never been trough it. I heard some things about this place, but never thought that they were true. But this little town does look kinda creepy especially the church!

savannah says:

December 10, 2006, 11:47 am

Scary!! Yikes!!!

Me says:

January 11, 2007, 6:38 pm

Yall is suppose to post your comments about the story not about how hard yo man did you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also who would get on carpet and say mamma three times?!!!!
Stupid!!!!!!!!!!

ginajaso says:

January 23, 2007, 4:02 pm

THIS PLACE IS CREEPY I USED TO LIVE IN PRESIDIO AND IT IS A SMALL TOWN BETWEEN PRESIDIO AND MARFA NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE LIVED THERE BUT MY DAD USED TO BE THE TELEPHONE MAN FOR THAT AREA AND BELIVE IT OR NOT MICK JAGGAR HAS A HOUSE OUT THERE I AM NOT SURE IF HE STILL DOES OR NOT BUT HE WOULD GO THERE TO GET AWAY AND MY DAD FIXED HIS PHONE AT ONE TIME

imp says:

February 28, 2007, 7:34 pm

WAT OP AARDE ?

hali says:

March 12, 2007, 2:33 pm

that was creepy!!!!!!!!!!!

Just Call Me Digiko says:

March 15, 2007, 9:45 am

This story sounds very sad. I wonder where the house is. I wanna try that a lot ^^

andrea says:

March 20, 2007, 7:45 pm

I just visited Shafter texas on a hiking trip up the mountains there and the entire town is a ghost town. there are only 2 to 3 walls still standing per house. I doubt anyone would be able to find this house, it may not even exist anymore. but its a really cool place to explore, even more so if you know the history.

MIchael says:

March 27, 2007, 8:35 pm

Enraged, the young woman gathered enough strength to shoot the man in his face shooting him in the face sounds fake and wouldn’t she try to get out of the burning house what a retard.

Lexxy says:

June 29, 2007, 11:33 pm

I think it was pretty stupid, but cool at the same time.

jules says:

August 16, 2007, 1:16 pm

Being from texas good urban legend, but didnt they have a dog?

Diana says:

August 17, 2007, 3:46 am

i really didnt understand what the woman shot him in the face with? was she hiting a small gun under her dress? i just didnt get it. another thing is why did the young daughter just stand and watch her mother get beat to death? i love my mother to death and would kill who ever was beating her not just stand there, no matter how young i was. But it was a way crazy story for what it was!

lidia says:

September 18, 2007, 7:40 pm

my grandmother was born there one hundred year ago .

Jose says:

September 22, 2007, 8:12 pm

Shafter does exist and indeed, it is a ghost town. The town is surrounded by mountains and a small clear stream of water trickles thru it. It is a beautiful place despite the ruins that are still fighting the elements. Back in the early 1900’s, Shafter was a thriving silver-mining town with more than 2,000 people making their homes there. The mines became flooded with an underground river and the operation halted to a complete stop. Most of the workers went west in search of a new life. Only a handful stayed behind and somehow managed to survive the great depression. Now there are less than 30 people living there. Most of the residents are in the education field and make their daily 19-mile descent south to the town of Presidio to teach. The town’s catholic church is still standing and has services twice a month. The cemetary is the biggest attraction with hundreds of graves that are enclosed in an area the size of a football field. I am not familiar with the story told here, however, something terrible did occur in Shafter more than 100 years ago and many individuals can attest having experienced disturbing events while touring the ghost town. The town’s residents will not comment on the happenings but it is clearly evident that they know more to it. I must warn you, DO NOT WADE YOUR FEET IN THE CREEK IN NOVEMBER!

yesenia says:

October 7, 2007, 9:27 am

this sounds so fake but kreepy

Me ma self and i says:

November 9, 2007, 3:36 pm

Well i do believe in ghost cause i remember in my room i don’t know if i was asleep or not but i heard someone whisper my name in the middle of the night twice it was relly scary but i really don’t know if i was dreaming or not but i do believe in ghost NO LIE!!!! And about u saying mama three times and lieing on da floor faced down i don’t think you can smell any kind of burn but hey aho know Bye….

kathy says:

November 10, 2007, 6:09 pm

IT SOUND AS THEY NEED IT HELP LIKE SOMETHING CHASING AND BAGGING IN THE ROMM!!

kathy says:

November 10, 2007, 6:12 pm

DONT HATE TEAXES POPLE
[IMG]http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u277/Redeemed_01/sSig_hater.gif[/IMG]

J/K

Meggo says:

December 7, 2007, 5:01 pm

Hey
Ghots are real. I have one in my house in fact her name is Sara. She hides in my brother’s closet. Her dad used to beat her. well one day he hit her and she hit him back . Well he didn’t like it so he went outside and got fishing line and strangled her then threw her body in my little brother’s closet. I know this cuz My little brother talks to her ( He is only 5). She also plays with people’s hair. Well ne ways Adobe house is a sad story. ANd ghosts are real

sweetp says:

January 2, 2008, 10:53 pm

I lived in Presidio and baby sat my teachers’ son in Shafter. On Halloween we would walk the graveyard. It was always spooky, but I never heard the story about the house or even saw it. I did hear about horrible things happening because of the mine.

jazzy,alex says:

January 26, 2008, 12:54 am

when we read that story we were so scared and the man who killed them should die

CLARISSA` says:

April 20, 2008, 10:14 am

This sounds so retarted it sounds excactly like bloody mary

LITTLE ME says:

May 22, 2008, 5:27 pm

THAT WAS SCARY

Captain Charles says:

May 24, 2008, 3:07 pm

Actually part of that story is true. There was a couple who had a child and lived in the house. The man was named Juan Augustine Ramone who was originally under the command of Venustiano Carranza before the band joined forces with Pacho Villa. On his return home from the war he was known as a good man around the community and later was shot at and wounded by a man who held a grudge from his days in Pancho Villa’s army. The family moved away not long after the shooter was arrested and sent to prison. There was a small house fire on the property at the time of Juan and his wife lived there, but no life was taken in the fire and the area’s in the house that were fire damaged were quickly rebuilt with help from some of the members of the surrounding community. I actually heard this story from Rafe Ramone who I served with in the Army. I was told that for many years its been told in his family that the house was haunted at the time his ancestor lived there.

Brad Welch says:

May 25, 2008, 12:21 pm

ok this one is fake i went to the house ages ago and i sed mama 3 times nope and it was a cloudy night so screw the **** who made up this 1 people dont waste ur time on this **** for a haunting

Tasha says:

July 30, 2008, 3:06 pm

I will try it out eventually…if it is real…saying and doing these things would anger the spirit.

jessica says:

August 10, 2008, 3:20 pm

Man that is sooooooooooooooooooo creepy! <:( I would run out of there like Sonic the hedgehog man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

franklin45acp says:

September 7, 2008, 3:54 am

ive been to shafter texas, i live about 5 hours away from there, and there is a few old buildings in the area, and a few adobe structures are around as well,so it is hard to say which particular building(house) is the haunted 1. but the whole place does give you the creeps at night. its a feeling that your beeing watched, or that your not alone out there.

corey storck says:

September 16, 2008, 5:34 pm

so how hard did you do it to jonhpaul hope you had fun kristal

Danielle says:

April 6, 2009, 3:57 pm

my m mom and i read about this we wanted to buy the house a little bit to much but i did not have a good feeling about it!!!!!!!!!

Keyarra says:

May 23, 2009, 11:36 am

thats sad I want to go on a cloudy night now and look around

Jonny and Mariana says:

May 23, 2009, 11:41 am

I will go and show them up

MandaPooks says:

July 26, 2009, 1:21 am

Wow, That’s crazy . I think the story is true but I don’t believe laying on the floor and saying mama 3 times is gonna do anything .

leslie says:

October 10, 2009, 4:44 pm

omg thts so scary and wierd

la lok@ says:

October 29, 2009, 11:06 am

ok ive passed trew teir but i heard something diffrent i heard it was haunted people call it “GOST TOWN” but not for the reason of this story………..

kyle says:

November 5, 2010, 12:38 am

SO there are a lot stories that sound too far off reach the comon human mind,this one sure is intersting, face down to the floor? how u callout any words whileu are face down to a floor? Mm….does anybody try it yet?
But I do give the story a some other look of the possible reason for the calling and face down etc..
Everytime when we calling a name of peerrson, dead of alive, it give a life energy to it! becasue it mean something to YOU! or otherwise why you call it, so the willbe a effect to your mind after you called, and expect a answer, or may be not! It’s a very sad story and people want the lesson to stay a live so the story willl never die with time.
I think there is no evil in it, just sadness, but look the good side ot the story, stupid or wise as is, it’s up to all of us how we see it and how we retell the story with a kinder heart for a sad sad past.

kaylee says:

February 23, 2011, 10:27 pm

I really think think this is true,i would like to learn more. but also,does
this woman and her daughter haunt this house in a evil way,is this woman and daughter a demon ,ghost,evil spirt,poltergeists, or just a regular normal ghost.

Kayly says:

July 17, 2011, 5:35 pm

Just a little scary

Victoria says:

March 29, 2013, 1:27 am

I want to try that

Alex says:

March 31, 2016, 12:11 pm

You know, I went to this house with an ex-girlfriend and did what I was told to do. But first, My ex and I made passionate love at first, then we laid on the floor face down. Then a light appeared and the mother came to me and made love to me. I drilled her good and hard and she screamed her head off. Then when we finished, I left her sprawled on the floor when her daughter showed up. She was around 18 years old and I drilled her twice as hard and when I was done, I threw her on the floor and then I walked outside where my ex was waiting. In essence, I drilled three chicks inside a house I didn’t even own. lol! Isn’t that scary?

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