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Haunted spots in Houston: Hermann Park filled with runners by day, paranormal by night

"This place is haunted and they’re tons of ghosts here," said Cat Sneler with Houston Ghost Tour.

HOUSTON — If you're looking for a place to get spooked this week, you may want to check out a hidden treasure that is a part of the "Houston Ghost Tour."

The agency has a tour at one Houston landmark you might not know is haunted — Herman Park. The popular park is known to be filled with runners, families and tourists by day.

Cat Sneler with Houston Ghost Tour says when the sun goes down the paranormal comes out to play.

"This place is haunted and they’re tons of ghosts here," said Sneler.

Sneler said it’s no urban legend. 

"It's a lot to do with the hospital district and how it started and why it started and why it is where it is, dating back to the civil war. A lot of people are buried here.”

It’s something you can see firsthand on their Hermann Park Ghost Tour. The tour starts at the infamous Sam Houston Statue.

“This archway is a doorway to the spirit realm,” explained Sneler. "So when people walk through an archway just like this one they tend to feel a little bit different walking into the world through the spirit realm."

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And there's a little bit of a secret just about a mile up on a bridge secretly named the "Poltergeist guys bridge."

Houston Tour Guide Miles Airla said there’s one ghost who likes to make his presence known.

“Poltergeist is a German word for noisy ghost. We've typically seen vortexes and orbs here. So, that's the most common thing here.”

Their website is filled with real-life glimpses of ghosts, vortexes and spirits seen at Herman Park after dark.  

"At night the moonlight is what gives spirits the activity. They feed off the moon so yeah, that's why a lot of activity happens at night,” said Sneler.

A best kept Houston secret when the sun comes up. You can go on a Houston Ghost Tour all year around at three different locations across the city. 

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