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University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

It is said that the property on which the University of Texas Medical Branch was once owned by a fisherman. The university wanted the property, but the man would not budge. Finally after he died, the school acquired the property. It is said that on the back of the wall facing Galveston Bay, one can see the face of the man. The walls have been sand-blown and painted. The building has been torn down and rebuilt. Street lights have been moved. Still, the face continues to appear.

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Jennifer says:

October 25, 2010, 3:54 pm

Absolutely true.. I also live in Galveston and have made trips to see the face with different friends several times.. It’s always eery.

t. barcelona says:

March 7, 2011, 8:16 pm

Well we just went down for Mardi Gras 3-5-11 my wife and Drove down to the building and I needed a new wall paper for my phone. Plain as day, you see the face. The first time I saw it was In 1989, in a completely different location. But yes it is crazy. You can see where they had sand blasted the outer walls…Have A ghoul one!!!

Melanie Stowe says:

July 20, 2011, 8:55 pm

This is true. My husband took me there when they were rebuilding that part of the hosiptal. I thought He was full of BS. He took me out there, we jumped the fence and there he was. His face was outlined in green and he moved from wall to wall. He would grin and smile at you. Then he tossed a rock at him and he then got angry at us. I thought it might be a good time to go.

Cindy says:

September 3, 2011, 5:28 pm

This is definitely true. I’ve lived in Houston but also heard about ” the Face” so we went down to see it about 7-8 yrs ago with a group of friends. and the face was there!SCARY!!!!

Ande says:

September 14, 2011, 5:02 pm

Anyone who lives in the Galveston County area knows about The Face, and most of us have seen it first-hand. What I want to see are those pictures people say they have of it in different locations. I’ve only ever seen it above the door. Whatever the real story of the image is, I think it’s cool and it’s a great way to freak someone out.

alyssa says:

October 25, 2011, 2:33 pm

It True But It Just looks like its spray painted.

ron says:

March 29, 2015, 3:01 pm

The Ewing building has never been torn down. The the rest of the story is close to the legend. and one person did drown one foggy night when the car she was in was backed off the dock. the driver survived. Oh and the face cannot be seen anywhere from the hospital.

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