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Ben Wheeler, Texas

This mobile home is said to be haunted by the ghost of a child named Buddy. Buddy was tragically killed after being run over with a tractor by his father. Buddy has been seen and heard by children who visit the residence. It is said that his likeness appears in the grain of a door located at the north end of the home. Buddy has also been reported to do mischievous deeds such as turning the television on and off-after unplugging it.

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VICKIE says:

May 19, 2006, 2:32 am

I would like to have an address or directions to this place please. Thanks

cindy says:

September 8, 2006, 9:11 pm

Where is this ,exactly? I live in Athens – not far from Ben Wheeler- and never heard this. Please give details,would like to check it out.
Cindy

Muck says:

September 18, 2006, 11:53 pm

Don’t feel bad… I lived in Ben Wheeler for a few years and have never heard of it either!

JR says:

September 27, 2006, 1:20 pm

Yea i was born and raised in Ben Wheeler my whole life and never heard of this , ive been to the house on Red Bud Road , Red Hill Cemetery , Ni**er Mollies , and The Chief Bowles burial mounds but this one is new to me , if anybody knows of anymore let me know please , nativetexican76@a o l.com , thanks

tellinya says:

January 7, 2007, 6:39 pm

Did his dad purposely try to run him over?

Bonnie says:

March 19, 2007, 5:44 pm

I was born & raised in downtown Ben Wheeler Texas, there wasn’t anything going on there that everybody didn’t know about. And I haven’t ever heard of such a made up story. I think if you can tell these stories, then you should go stay out there yourself. I would like to know exactly where this “trailer” is because the next time I come home I just might go by there to see if there really is a trailer sitting there. Bet cha won’t say. HUH!

Sandra Casey says:

July 11, 2007, 3:33 am

I would like to have directions or an address just to check it out. If it is true why has’nt anyone from there heard about it?

Spalmer says:

July 25, 2007, 6:35 pm

I would like to know about Jenyiens mountain in Brownsboro. The cemetary at the top of the mountain is supposed to be haunted.

stacey says:

August 22, 2007, 9:48 am

I Would like to know where the home is I like checking things like this out please.

sharon says:

October 4, 2007, 3:28 am

I have kinfolks all round there and they never said anything about that incident.

Jan Weatherly says:

October 27, 2007, 10:17 pm

This trailer is not in Ben Wheeler,only our mailing address.Knowing that people have lived there for years and not heard anything about this trailer is unstandable because this was our place and didn’t want it advertized.Now since then we have moved,sold the trailer and now living elsewhere. No the father did not do anything on purpose. Also, a magazine came to our place and took pictures which was some time ago.Believe or not,it was true.bY THE WAY,WE DID LIVE IN THE TRAILER FOR NINE YEARS.

Tricia Melton says:

October 29, 2007, 12:34 pm

My mother grew up in Ben Whheler too and I never heard of this! Alot of relatives are from that area as well. The Chaneys…my mom is Maxine.

ginger knipe says:

October 31, 2007, 6:48 pm

I was an overnite guest at this trailer many times, and my son was young. Several times we would be sitting at the dinner table and the back door would open, something would catch our peripheral vision and my son and nephew would tell us “Buddy wants to eat with us”. WOW. Another time we slept in the back bedroom and there were photos in frames on the sill, the next morning they were turned down. Yes, the TV went on unplugged! A knot on the door moved it’s location and the lights went out when the Globe photographer was there. And he was scared. Another time lipstick appeared on a white bedspread and none of us wore red lipstick. I KNOW what I saw and heard and in my opinion, IT IS HAUNTED. “Buddy” never did anything evil, he just liked to hide things and play with my son and nephew. The home is just outside Edom, Texas before you get to Calendar Lake. It’s way off the road over a hill. IT IS THERE. Buddy just doesn’t want to leave what he knows.

JD says:

April 20, 2008, 1:57 am

OOooohhhhh, haunted paneling in a mobile home.

anaynomus says:

May 5, 2008, 9:52 am

buddy was not killed by geting run over.

i was killed by my mom stabing me…
by:buddy

Sherri says:

July 18, 2008, 12:08 am

Ginger is right…there once was a trailer house high on a hill to the right as you’re driving towards Calendar Lake. Who knows. Frankly I’m glad to be out of there-everyone in that place looks like someone off “Deliverance”.

Hailey says:

February 18, 2009, 12:19 am

my friend said that one time her step mom lived in a haunted house but the ghost were not mean to her just her husband.one night she was sleeping and the blanket was over her eyes.then she felt like someone was starring at her. she pulled the blanket down and their she saw a big tall black shadow figure.

Kevin says:

October 22, 2009, 8:38 pm

I’ve lived in van,Tx for about 15 yrs,I’ve never known about this. I would like to know were this is located. Deatails please. Thanks.

sheila says:

October 30, 2009, 5:59 pm

i live in tyler and have had family to live in ben wheeler tx and no matter what anyone says they may have never heard or seen it but in texas anything can and does happen. look at where we are talking about a place that is like some thing off the movie wrong turn.if buddy is there he is not bothering anyone and if you want to visit go and if not dont.dont judge something you have no idea about.who cares how long you have lived where i have lived in tyler and the surrounding areas for 30 years and it is news to me but i wont call them a liar.maybe buddy will come visit you and then like god do you have to see to believe?
i do not care if you type back at me did i hit a nerve or make you mad? oh well!

cody says:

May 30, 2010, 12:27 am

I live about 5 miles away from downtown Ben wheeler and my grandparents own moosberg insurance. im 13 years old and have not ever heard of this before. I have lived in the same house for 13 years. so i whould realy like to know where this is at and when this happend? it whould be vary awsome if there is actuly a true ghost in benwheeler.

janice armstrong says:

February 28, 2011, 1:28 am

this is my grandmothers mobile home or was she sold it and moved but she and my mother told me stories about how my older brothers actualy seeing buddy and drawing pictures and putting at the top from charly to buddy and playing with buddy before she moved she replaced the door 3 times and it apeared all 3 times and it would move up and down

Justin Weatherly says:

April 10, 2011, 10:03 pm

Im the grandson of Janice Weatherly and visited often. Have seen things happen quite a bit. Buddyused to bother my stepfather when we would visit, like tickle his feet while he slept. I’ve been told when I would be playing outside my mother would ask who I was talking to and I would say Buddy. The house was truly haunted I miss that place.

e.j. says:

April 21, 2011, 11:54 pm

can anyone tell me anything about the chief bowles memorial?

Mike Smith says:

April 21, 2012, 7:47 pm

Please post the address and who to contact for permission to investigate it.

Janice Weatherly says:

December 22, 2012, 6:35 pm

As known,the trailer was sold many years ago.Im here to tell you that this story was true,weather some of the readers didn’t believe it.WE LIVED IN THAT TRAILER. We never advertised or talked about it because we feel there was nothing to talk about.The only people that came out to investagate was the Globe magizine.And yes they put pictures in the magizine. There was no harm to anyone.We loved living there.

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