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Ghostly Lights at Catfish Plantation

Waxahatchie, Texas

This quaint restaurant, famous for its pickles, is said to be frequented by three separate apparitions. There are two females and one farmer. Workers have reported seeing ghostly lights throughout the building. They have also alleged many of the tools in the kitchen moving and performing by themselves. In the restaurant, there is also a book for guests to record their observations.

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aherr says:

October 27, 2009, 12:18 pm

This makes me hungry. I should down to that area and dine in one day.

Shout from MN

iloveyou23 says:

December 30, 2009, 2:15 pm

I don’t live too far from this place , i have been there a few times . The food isn’t much traveling for , yet there is an erie feeling if you go upstairs, (the fireplace room)

Skyeman says:

June 7, 2010, 1:35 pm

The plantation has not burned down… i’ve been there last summer… they seem to really bank on haunts though. they have candles, and a tv showing a”ghost hunt” recording on their place outside, and a fake ghost, for decoration. i for one didn’t see any ghosts, but maybe that’s because i was so focused on the best chicken fried steak i’ve ever had!!! the menu comes complete with a history of the place…. For more visit

Shannon says:

July 5, 2010, 2:33 am

This is the Catfish Plantation. We had our wedding dinner here in 2003 and have gone there every year for our anniversary (except when it was closed due to the fire). I have never seen anything or had any paranormal experiences. It’s not for lack of trying though.

Jackson Stone says:

September 21, 2010, 12:25 pm

You know, pickles kinda look like souls

Mary says:

June 12, 2011, 3:28 pm

I have been there many times. Nothing happens there. I have a friend that worked there and said nothing ever happened.

dakota says:

October 10, 2011, 9:32 am

This is the real thing i lived in Waxahatchie and ate there alot with my family one time i went to the bathroom and while washing my hands the paper towels just started to flow off the role.

Kisten says:

October 16, 2011, 1:11 am

People who are saying the Catfish Plantation is burnt down and doesn’t are idiots. Know you facts before speaking. It didn’t even “burn down”, there was a fire and they reconstructed the burned areas. I used to live on Water Street a year ago and walked there all of the time. I’ve never actually experienced anything there other then eery feelings, though. But I feel the whole area is a little eery, not just the plantation.

Kisten says:

October 16, 2011, 1:12 am

and doesn’t exist*

Sandra Fuentes says:

November 9, 2011, 12:24 am

I am the case manager and lead investigator of Paranormal Observers of East Texas. I would love to have our team investigate you location. We do not charge for this.Your location sounds very interesting. Please get back to me if you would like us to investigate your property.

JCK says:

December 6, 2011, 12:12 am

OK.. the Catfish Plantation IS real… It didn’t burn down… there is no upstairs anymore. My family and I went there this past spring and my wife did have something weird happen around her. She opened the door to the ladies’ room, closed the door and walked to the back of the room, which I’m guessing is about 12′ X 12′ (based on dimensions of the Men’s room). By the time she reached the corner where the commode was located, she turned around and the trash can that had been located near the baby changing table, had been moved partially blocking the door. There was no way she could have closed the door had the trash can been located there. I believe her 100%. She is not a liar and would not benefit anything from making up such a story. Believe this is you want or don’t. I don’t care. I know it happend.

Charlene Warfield says:

August 9, 2017, 10:40 pm

?Catfish Plantation- Waxahachie, TX. I was visiting my best friend, Gayle and we decided to drive to Waxahachie to eat catfish. The restaurant is inhabited by ghosts. Several documentaries have been produced about the ghosts. I lived in the Metroplex, Dallas-Arlington-Ft. Worth over 20 years ago and frequented the Catfish Plantation. Nothing ever occurred during my visits. That all changed Saturday. Here is our encounter:

The hostess seated us. The waitress came out with a basket of fresh bread. She said: I was told there was 3 of y’all, lucky y’all, you get 3 pieces of bread. Gayle and I had a roll. Gayle then went to get the 3rd roll and it was GONE! I kid you not! There was originally 3 rolls. Waitress mentioned that and we saw 3 rolls. Poof! One gone. The mischievous ? ghost took the 3rd one! Neither of us ate the 3rd roll. It was not frightening and I gather the ghost decided we did not need another roll!!! An adventure that was good for us!!! ?

Great visit with Gayle. She is fighting cancer and we shared many adventures working fo the State of Texas and our forever friendship!

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