A Texas Ghost Town once held deep underwater has emerged after almost a century of being beneath a water reservoir recently revealing among other things an actual graveyard complete with tombstones – and residents. The graves, left undisturbed for nearly a century are just the most recent addition to the receding waves. And so with such a massive change, will they be joined by paranormal activity as well?
Ghost towns and ghost stories seem to go naturally together with one another. Though these towns once were often bustling boom towns complete with their own shops and their own families with lives of their own, they eventually met a bad end – often at the hands of conditions completely outside of the hands of those living there. In the case of the Navarro County Reservoir, the recent dry spell being seen throughout Texas has been the culprit with some two dozen graves rising from the water as recently uncovered land is showing there was quite a bit under water that the local residents may not have known about. And they’re not the only ones, as communities are noting a peculiar trend in flooded areas either man-made or naturally caused by shifting rivers and tides. Are these going to be revealing more soon? Will we soon start to see evidence of sightings at these freshly uncovered graves as their inhabitants are seen and given the opportunity to be remembered again?
Ghosts have always been associated with water in legends and folk tales. One of the things about locations under water is they’re often the same or at least very similar from location to location to the untrained eye. And the average person who finds themselves swimming underwater will find the experience similar uniformly as if visiting the same location. Perhaps this subjective experience is enough to keep some of the visitors from spotting ghosts as they travel along. But the idea of underwater ghosts is far from nonexistent. Many folk tales suggest there’s just as much possibility for haunts with or without the water covering the location. For example, the Titanic has often been reported to be haunted after it was dropped to the bottom of the ocean one cold day. And the Titanic is by no means the only case. Ships on the surface of the water that have only the spirits of the dead on-board have reportedly been spotted since seafaring became common practice – and their legends remain in the lexicon of the sailors even today.
So have these locations been here with a full accompaniment of legends and lore to go with them? Will we soon find with these mysterious locations that not all ghost towns died of natural causes? And if we discover a mystery, will we have time to investigate it?
One thing is for sure, though the ghost towns are of great interest to explorers, the mystery does have a time frame. For when the drought ends and the rains come in, they will once again be claimed by the water’s edge.