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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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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!


August 21, 2008, 5:05 pm



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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