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Crider Road House

Colony, Texas

This three story mansion, which burned down at the beginning of 1999, was without ownership for ninety-nine years. Allegedly, a serial killer murdered over 10,000 men and women in this home. Many reported hearing screams and seeing flashing lights and ghosts when driving down Crider Road. The house was so scary that it was never searched; it never will be.

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Sonia says:

October 14, 2005, 3:38 pm

“a serial killer murdered over 10,000 men and women in this home.”


Who submits these things? ::laughs at how ridiculous this is::

Keisha Ringland says:

October 21, 2005, 8:27 am

how in the heck could this one guy have murdered over 10,000 people without anyone knowing about it???? i guess Sonia and i will have to go and check this one out and search for the rmains!!! Ha Ha Ha!!!!!

GARY says:

October 26, 2005, 9:49 am


Aphrodite Aguirre says:

October 26, 2005, 5:38 pm

I haved live out here in The Colony and remember driving down Crider road all the time. I don’t think this is true because the actual owner lived there for a long time and passed away while living there. His kids then owned the property and just did not care for the home so with age and no up keep it just fell apart. No one killed anyone there or everyone in the small City of The Colony would have known. It was owned by a very nice man that all. Yes this road did exists it was the only main road out of the only towards Carrollton for a long time.

Aphrodite Aguirre says:

October 26, 2005, 5:40 pm

I haved live out here in The Colony and remember driving down Crider road all the time. I don’t think this is true because the actual owner lived there for a long time and passed away while living there. His kids then owned the property and just did not care for the home so with age and no up keep it just fell apart. No one killed anyone there or everyone in the small City of The Colony would have known. It was owned by a very nice man that’s all. Yes this road did exists it was the only main road out of the city and towards Carrollton for a long time.

Mystery hah! says:

November 4, 2005, 7:40 pm

So the road does exist but there has never been that many people killed by one person in the whole intire history i mean 10,000 people and were did they keep them all?

Anna says:

November 6, 2005, 2:16 am

r u nuts? he would of had to kill off the whole entire town!

That burned house says:

November 28, 2005, 6:06 pm

its not burned down…..its still standing…..and it was burned down by some kids….cuz i still remember the fire while my mom was coming back from the store

Kelli says:

January 7, 2006, 2:01 am

gary is a tard.. would just liek to say that first off crider road is in the colony, right off mains treet

Crystal says:

January 12, 2006, 12:09 am

Ok, I lived in that town for 20 years. The road did exist, but a new bypass was built which cut off access to it. The house did burn down. It was not haunted. When I was in high school, I cut school alot. During one of those occassions, we decided to check it out. When we went in there, it was a little creepy, but that’s it. The story I got from my neighbor, who was on the city council, is that it was one of the sites for filming the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That seems to make a little more sense to me, since when I was in the house I thought I saw red paint or fake blood or something all over the place. There were trunks of clothes and those kinds of things there, too. Trust me, nothing haunted about that house.

latin says:

February 24, 2006, 11:30 am

this house is haunted my granfather died because of that murderer authorities never searched the place

nicole says:

April 1, 2006, 10:07 pm

you are crazy! the street does exist, but, come on, 10,000 people? theres no way anyone could have killed that many people and gotten away with it… really. thats propostrous! :/

Victor Creed says:

April 8, 2006, 2:30 am

10,000 Men and Women….I believe it. There are plenty of illegals that nobody will miss.


April 28, 2006, 7:16 pm

If this house has never been searched how would this story or the 10,000 people thing be true. Come on now make it where we would belive it.Who ever made this story it is gay u need 2 check this house out and make sure it really is haunted or if the 10,000 people really died!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Luis Lopez says:

May 15, 2006, 5:03 pm

Well the road did exist because I used to take it to school everyday from carrollton to the colony. It was the only way of getting up there until they opened up 121. The road is still there because a couple of halloweens ago me and a group of friends jumped the no trespassing signs and walked for maybe a mile until we got to the site where the house used to be. The shed is still there but the house is gone. We sat around there for maybe 15 minutes but nothing ever happened. We weren’t brave enough to open the shed.

Jason says:

June 18, 2006, 9:04 pm

10,000, hardly. The house did exist, many have entered it, not many will go on record. Red paint had been splashed over some walls, a few years before we decided to enter it, we being my father and I. There was nothing odd about it, or the shed, or any of it, period. One of those Teenaged Rumors strikes again.

Heretic says:

June 26, 2006, 5:22 pm

The numbers were exaggerated.
He did kill a few people however. Not 10,000.
Thats all I really know.

Channy says:

July 16, 2006, 12:48 am

Just ridiculous, not even an army can kill that much people. And even before that ONE serial killer could have killed a maximum of 3 people the rest of the 9 997 would have gotten their hands on that fictional character and self defensed their *** on him. Brutally fisting him to death. Just plain ridiculous. Some people are bad liars. :)

andi says:

July 25, 2006, 1:41 pm

yeah uhmm okayy
if the house was burned down.where the f*** would the flashing lights and screaming be coming from if the house if already burned?
who the hell even made this **** upp its so stupid

gigglez25 says:

August 13, 2006, 12:24 am

If it exsits, where can i find it on the site

Jay Davis says:

September 1, 2006, 2:26 am

Uhmmm…if this place claimed that 10,000 people were murdered there and yet no one searched the place, how do they know the exact number and if indeed they took place there. It’d make more believeable and sensible if someone excavated the grounds and found some skeletal remains…otherwise it just a load of ****.

Jay says:

September 1, 2006, 2:31 am

If no one ever searched the house or dug up the grounds, how do they know there were exactly 10,000 murders with no human remains?? Just a load of ****. (P.S. If you hear screams, check the bushes and tree limbs for mini speakers)

Robert M says:

September 2, 2006, 5:20 am

For all u people who do not believe, this is 100 percent true!! only it was not 10,000 people it was 250,000 people!!! they were left laying in the back yard by the serial killer! true story.

nick says:

September 9, 2006, 9:21 pm

is this really tru because if is **** man i will never like the house

BeiBei says:

September 12, 2006, 5:15 pm

Nobody killed 10,000 let alone 250,000 people. Only an idiot would believe such nonsense. If you don’t have anything better to do than post stupid comments, find somewhere else to do so.

tchs97 says:

September 19, 2006, 11:23 pm

google map link to where it used to be.,+the+colony+tx&ie=UTF8&z=18&ll=33.060615,-96.892987&spn=0.002459,0.006094&t=h&om=1

drove by it myself thousands of times since i was a kid and before they closed the road off. they’ve been doing tons of weird excavations around it… maybe there is some truth to it? all i remember, is being told they used the inside of the house to film part of Texas Chainsaw Massacre.


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Amy says:

October 30, 2006, 1:37 pm

the road does exist, and before it burned down they used to turn the house into a “Haunted House” every Halloween. It was rumored to be haunted but no one ever really knew the real story.

tracy lee says:

December 22, 2006, 10:01 am

KILLED ALL THOSE PEOPLE? WERE THEY ALL EMOS? “hi im a serial killer,com round to my suiside house and ill giv u a hand.” YEA RIGHT.wadever.

Blu says:

December 31, 2006, 3:14 pm

I believe that the house was there and the road did in fact exist but the number of people killed is a little far fetched. I did some research on the house and nothing came up about 10,000 people being killed or even being reported missing. Call me a skeptic… (:o)*

Jenn says:

January 9, 2007, 12:02 am

lol…10,000 people…lol

nasim says:

February 19, 2007, 5:04 pm

hey I dont get it 10,000 people

Joe says:

February 22, 2007, 11:12 pm

I lived in the colony from 97-05,Crider Rd does exist,it was the biggest pain in the azz i ever drove on.Made I-635 rush hour look like a breeze.I spent many an hour waiting for the light.Thank god they made the new route:) I remember the old house,last time i seen it there were trailers on the property.I used to think and hope they were restoring the house,it was pretty rough.Roof was sagging pretty bad and trees were growing through the steps,it was a mess.But still a beautiful site despite the rott.I don’t know if anyone was murdered in the house but like i said,before it burned down there were trailers on the land perhaps restoring or who knows? I have many pictures of the house from a digital if anyones interested.None from the inside though,i would have loved to seen it inside!!

lil jj says:

March 31, 2007, 8:52 pm

OK first off…..I live in TC, have all my life. The house did have owners….just down the road(FM544) in that really nice little house, its an older couple. It was their house and as for no one ever searching the house. Ive been inside that house with my family and I was like 6 years old. Take from a girl from TC, I mean yeah, we all thought it was spooky looking and scared of it but please….if you know TC then you know what I mean

DEBRA says:

September 14, 2007, 2:36 pm


BattleAxe says:

October 5, 2007, 1:16 pm

This house was the filming site of Texas Chainsaw Massacre… no actual massacre occured there. The house (what remained) was moved to San Antonio (or Austin, I can’t remember), fixed up, and is now a BBQ restaurant.. the irony!
All that is left now (or the last time I drove by) was a windmill.

Ashley says:

October 8, 2007, 11:47 pm

The road and house did exist years ago, but no one killed people there. They tore the house down during road construction from The Colony, Frisco, Carrollton areas. Yes, the house existed, no the murders did not. The street has been gone for a while so you can’t say there has never been such a road. Everyone get your facts straight.

nikki says:

November 2, 2007, 11:17 pm

Whoever wrote this is stupid, whoever believes this is stupid….

NJ says:

November 28, 2007, 5:47 pm

Yes, the house and road existed. Yes, some of the interior was used in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the exterior house in the film is in Austin area. No it was not moved to Austin I witnessed it burning TO THE GROUND. And No, not 10,000 murders….not any I have heard of. And Yes, the house has been searched by myself and many other explorers. Just a cool old house and a bunch of B.S. Urban Legend stuff!
I have lived in Carrollton my entire life and this is the truth!

nicola says:

February 2, 2008, 6:04 pm

oh my god that is scary and i know scary

Molly says:

February 12, 2008, 12:47 am

Haha this makes me laugh. I’m glad I came upon this.
Half of the stuff people have posted is correct. I’ve lived in The Colony for 23 yrs, my parent’s for 40. There was a old, white house sitting on top of the hill off crider. There wasn’t anyone killed there. That’s a story your grandparent’s told you to keep you from going out there. We used to drive out there and get high. The house was abandoned for years and unkept. NOONE could have been in that house unless you went in the early 90’s. It was condemned bc the roof fell through partially and the floors were uneasy. There was a fire later that burned some of it down, the city took the rest with a crane. They’re currently building a dump there. Classy, that’s The Colony. I wish there was more to that story, it’d be neat. Fact of the matter, it was an old creepy house that not only you and I noticed to be freaky but they DID film the original tx chain saw massacre there bc the directors found it creepy as well. Enough comments already the truth is apparent.

Travis says:

February 18, 2008, 12:27 am

Don’t forget the filming of an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger at the Old Crider house.

jose, the salvadorian boy says:

March 3, 2008, 5:37 pm

i agree with all the others….how would someone murdered 10,000 people?…..did you even read it before putting that redicoulus story……

cheryl says:

April 12, 2008, 12:19 am

I grew up in The Colony and there was no crazy killer that lived there. Crider road did exist. It was a creepy old house but nothing happend there.

T.C. Resident says:

April 13, 2008, 3:01 pm

OMG! i currently live in The Colony and there is no way that one person could kill that many people..
they recently burnes that house down! NOT THAT SCARY!

JD says:

April 20, 2008, 1:55 am

Murdered 10,000 people in a house. LMAO

CLLW says:

July 29, 2008, 11:41 pm

I used to take the bus from Carrollton to TC in high school. I saw that house everyday. Beautiful old house despite the fact that is was leaning, and rotting. TX Chainsaw Massacre was not filmed there, and no serial killer ever lived there. It was empty for years, and burned to the ground shortly before its 100th birthday, in 1999.

Tasha says:

July 30, 2008, 3:41 pm

who has the time to murder that many people??????!!!!

B.H.S. says:

August 11, 2008, 12:46 pm

My family lived in a haunted house in The Colony for 17 years on Baker Drive. We lived there so long because we couldn’t afford to move. When things became untollerable, we prayed throughout the house. This would put a stop to all the activity for a couple of months and then little by little things would start happening again.
Here are some of the things we experienced: My daughter and husband often heard a lady singing. One cold March evening, we went to the grocery story. Our 15 yr old son stayed home. When we came home he was sitting outside on the front porch in his boxers! When we asked why he was sitting outside freezing he said it was because he kept hearing a woman’s voice calling his name. One night, I saw a young man standing in front of the fridge late one night. I thought it was my son but b4 I could say anything he disappeared. One time my husband and son were sawing wood in the backyard and they both saw a man in an old timey bowler hat pass thru the fence, cross the yard and pass thru the fence on the otherside. My husband was on the couch in the livingroom reading late at nightand he heard a squeaking sound. When he turned to look, he saw a little girl coming toward him pulling a little wooden wagon. He jumped up and ran to our bedroom! He didn’t do any late night reading after that! One of my daughter’s friends spent the night and the next morning she told me she saw a man in a hat walk across the living room and thru the wall. One night I got up to get a drink of water from the kitchen and my little dog followed me. Halfway down the hall I got a weird uneasy feeling. The livingroom/kitchen area looked darker than usual and I decided I didn’t want a drink after all. I turned to go back to my room and I then I heard a woman’s voice somewhere behind me, calling my dog’s name. The dog took a couple of steps toward the direction of the voice, but I scooped him up and ran to my bedroom!
These are just a few of the occurances that took place in that house. I could go on for hours with more stories. Although we experienced a lot of weird things in that house, it was a happy home with good memories. Thank God we finally were able to move in 2006.
I doubt that our house was the only haunted house in The Colony. I think people experience things but just blow it off as their imagination or don’t want people to think they are crazy. The few times I talked about these things people didn’t believe me. I often wonder if the new owners are experiencing the same things.

Chrissy says:

August 13, 2008, 1:41 pm

I’m new to Collin County and found this story, hoping it was true! Are there any REAL haunted houses in the area? Halloween is coming and I’m ready for a good scare!


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Allie says:

October 18, 2008, 5:44 pm

I lived in TC for 20 years of my life. I also remember Crider Rd as the only road that went South into Carrollton. I loved riding in the car and driving down it as a kid. It had this hill that made your stomach turn. Great memories!

As for the house, it was just about as haunted as the old purple house on 423/Main St. No real activity went on, just an old, creepy house. If anyone has pictures I would love to see them! You can e-mail them to :)

Loren says:

October 24, 2008, 8:39 pm

This house did exist. The street did exist. So many people would trespass and sneak into this home, that the road turned into a private driveway, as they built Josey lane next to it for thru traffic. Also-the house burned down because stupid pot smokers who were obsessed with hauntings would go in there and make mischief. It burned down around 2001 or 2002.

Peter says:

October 24, 2008, 10:48 pm

The legend of that house is nothing but, for non belivers, but for thoughs that belive in the paranormal, that would be a holy grail of a find if there is any truth to this if ever it is found. I’m a beliver in the paranormal, if there is a place sutch as this, true fear would lye with in as well.

Loren says:

October 25, 2008, 3:56 pm

I know people who went into this house, and if it was haunted, it left a lot of people alone. It was just a little 2-shory house built in the late 1800’s. I’ll look up some periodicals here and see if I can find any old history of the families that have lived there. The house doesn’t exist anymore, though. Sorry to disappoint you. It’s about 5 miles from my house.

annie says:

November 19, 2008, 11:08 pm

What a load. Even John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy combined couldn’t have killed 10,000 people and hidden them. Even burning the bodies, cutting them to pieces and throwing them to the wolves wouldn’t have done it. Unless Hitler and his unholies lived on Crider Road with gas chambers I wouldn’t believe this baloney.

catlady19 says:

July 17, 2009, 4:49 pm

the story uses the word “allegedly”. that means nothing’s really been proven. i remember crider road. i vaguely remember the house. i’d heard this legend before. the legends probly started because ppl needed something to talk about and the house probly seemed mysterious enough to earn a rumor like that. they call them urban legends for a reason.

Loren says:

July 17, 2009, 5:01 pm

Catlady19, you’re the one looking at this website. Like you’re not into urban legends? Lame.

case says:

August 11, 2009, 6:59 pm

Me and some friends are gonna go on a roadtrip on senior year…. we’ll check it out just for the hell of it

Debbie says:

October 6, 2009, 7:55 pm

This house does exist… I remember traveling crider to get to the colony Yes to me their was some strange about this house. 10,000 i don’t believe. their is a dump their now so maybe if their was any bodys they weren’t discovered…. THIS IS THE HOUSE WHERE THE FIRST TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE.

peppy says:

October 16, 2009, 4:08 pm

Debbie the texas chainsaw massacre took place somewhere up north.Sorry to burst yur bubble (TROUBLE).

Jack Meov says:

November 21, 2009, 9:40 pm

wow!!! that fool was busy!!– killing 10,000 people….. i mean if being a serial killer could be a full time job– this klown was putting in a lot of overtime. gee willikers, batman!! he’s a madman!! any fool can tell… this story is full of bullshxt just from reading it. i could write a ghost story that would make you think. im so bored…. i think i will do that….

Vicki says:

January 8, 2010, 12:25 am

I saw the house many many, years ago. I know it burned but sorry to hear it’s a dump now. Excuse me Peppy – you’re not saying that you believe the Texas Chainsaw Massacre was real are you? It was actually A STORY based on several serial killers, mainly Ed Gein, who did use the skin and body parts of his victims in many different ways.

Grandfather Time says:

May 3, 2010, 2:02 pm

“Jason says:
June 18, 2006, 9:04 pm

10,000, hardly. The house did exist, many have entered it, not many will go on record. Red paint had been splashed over some walls, a few years before we decided to enter it, we being my father and I. There was nothing odd about it, or the shed, or any of it, period. One of those Teenaged Rumors strikes again.”

A few years ago? Your comment was made in 06, the house burnt down quite a bit more years before than just a few…

Shaunna says:

June 9, 2010, 12:54 pm

The Street does exist it is just a dirt road that is why its not recorded on the computers or any maps…. Its called Beach Club ln. I live over there… its right off of Ethridge and caldwell. im going there some time soon with some friends. maybe its not haunted, maybe it is. but its real… i bet half of you dont even live in the colony.

Jennifer says:

July 20, 2010, 3:56 pm

Nope, the road used to connect 544 (west of Josey) to Main St. The house was FABULOUS looking as “haunted houses” go. Straight out of an old scary movie…or Scooby Doo. The street is closed off to the public now and I think they are mining the land for rock or something. Don’t know if the house is still there or not.

Becca Clonts says:

October 31, 2010, 4:52 pm

I live in Rome, GA and I am very interested to go tour the home myself.

Grandfather Tme says:

October 31, 2010, 7:01 pm

Read the comments, Becca, it no longer exists

Becca Clonts says:

November 1, 2010, 6:48 am

I did read them. Couldn’t tell if it was truely gone or what.

Goth girl says:

March 16, 2011, 2:39 am

wow i am so going in there! There just babys the ones who dont want to go

g Salik says:

November 17, 2011, 6:45 pm

First of all let me clarify all of this stuff about the house on Crider Rd. The Road and the house may not exist now but at one time it did. It was the only way to take a short cut to Carrollton. Someone commited that 40 years ago in The Colony…THE COLONY DIDN’T EXIST 40 YEARS AGO. 40 years ago the entire area was farm land. Fields of cotton and maze and other crops. There were a few farm houses that the owners lived in. THERE IS NO HAUNTED HOUSE ANYWHERE IN THE COLONY!!!! There is nothing old enough to have a haunted history. I lived in the area from the very early 60’s till 1998 when I moved. The only spooky place was a cemetery that as a child the church I attended would take us kids to on Halloween. The Old house on Crider Road as the story goes says it was abandon for over 90 years. This isn’t true because I can remember people living there. It was eventually empty but no ghost stories. No one died unless from old age. My mother new someone that as a child she remembered going by horse drawn carriage from Frisco to this house to have summer parties. There was a movie filmed there, I don’t remember it, except I believe it started Don Johnson. And there was a Walker Texas Ranger filmed there. As far as the purple house, it isn’t haunted either. It was a house owned by a madam who got made at the Colony when they tried to get ride of her (and her girls) so she painted her house purple to spite them. There was an officer of the law killed there in a failed attempt to raid the place. He was shot by a fellow officer. I’m sorry to hear that the Crider house burned down. To me it was a lovely home that need someone to love. As as far as me knowing the age of the Colony. When I was attending school we were all bused to Lewisville. Age, I’m telling on myself but I am a proud and I mean proud graduate of the 1971 (original) Lewisville High School.

Mitch says:

December 26, 2011, 8:19 pm

If you care to know the truth, gather ’round folks — The name “Crider” comes from the owners of the property directly south, at the corner of Fm.544 and Crider Rd. (Tooth acres) It took a year for the Hamlyn Morgan family to build the Edwardian style home in 1905. This was the Morgan House, and the family called the 3,000 acre ranch and home HAPPSTED. They were some of the earliest settlers in North Central Texas (1856), and part of the original Peter’s Colony, which played a key role in the early development of that part of the state, before Dallas even existed. John Henry Morgan was responsible for naming the Hebron community. Hamlyn Morgan also built and owned the bank there (1912). A early photo of the Hamlyn Morgan house is on Google images Hamlyn Morgan House Tor Hill. However, this is not “Tor Hill”, which was an earlier and equally impressive home a bit farther east on Hwy.121, different location, now also long gone. The photo is of the house everybody is talking about – No ghosts – only good ol’ hard working people, that would have helped anybody out. The house and property were sold to Bum Bright (who also owned the Dallas Cowboys) “Chainsaw Massacre” was not filmed there, But “Walker, Tx. Ranger” did show two very quick outside shots – hardly worth mention. The big house was occupied until nearly the end. The trailers were for some workers to be out there, and help keep an eye on things. When they left, it wasn’t long before it burned down on Apr 3, 1999. – There was blood inside! – We had a cool haunted house there for Halloween ’98 – just awesome! It was a landmark, so I can imagine a lot of people wondering about its’ story, and having fun creating tall tales about it –

Hanna says:

January 19, 2012, 11:38 am

you gotta remember guys that was more than likly over 100 years ago back before we had technology. so over 10,000 people could have really been murderd in that house without anyone knowing it.

pam says:

October 25, 2012, 1:05 pm

I have to question the credibility of this website when blantant lies like this are published as true stories. This seems to be the norm for these types of sites yet I keep trying to find one that will not post obvious fake stories. Whoever wrote this is a complete idiot.

JC Rocks says:

July 20, 2013, 1:16 am

I beg to differ…I was friends with 8,766 of the 10,000 people murdered there! Don’t be disrespectful to my friends who were MURDERED!!

Rod says:

January 17, 2014, 2:34 am

hey I know every single piece of history on that house I lived in that house! three stories in between 121 and 544 Crider Road other wise known as fm 423..

Zak beggans says:

April 9, 2014, 3:53 am

I’m going to check it out.
Ghost Adventures

jennifer says:

February 13, 2015, 10:46 am

is this the house that was used for the movie ‘TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACURE’?! off of old crider road.. that would explain the supposed 10,000 killings..andthe location fits also. house is no longer there.

Sara says:

October 24, 2016, 6:57 pm

There were not even 10,000 people living in that area until the 1980’s. When I moved to The Colony in ’78 there were just a few occupied streets, mostly surrounded by farmland. We had Winn Dixie and a gas station and that was about it. The colony wan’t even incorporated until ’77. In 1980 The Colony only had a little over 11,000 people. It is mathematically impossible for that many people to have been killed. There wasn’t even 100,000 people in ALL of Denton county in 1970. Just sayin.

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