WAXAHACHIE, TEXAS - The owners of the Catfish Plantation Restaurant in Waxahachiesay they are ranked as one of the most active paranormal places inthe world.
The private home was built in 1895 and in 1984 was turned intoThe Catfish Plantation Restaurant. It was then that stories startedflying about the restaurant being haunted.
"If you look at the pictures, the eyes start looking at youwherever you sit," said Liz Owens who runs Antique Portraits insidethe restaurant.
Customers have caught mysterious images with their own camerasand workers have seen the unimaginable. "The knife was up here onthe fish racks. It levitated up, came forward and fell into thesink," said Kyle Priddy.
Waitress Suzanne Hamilton claims, "There was an apparition of aman in one of the chairs by the window."
And according to general manager Shawn Sparks, as many as ninespirits roam the former home that was originally built for hisfamily. "Even though they're deceased, they come and visit," Sparkssaid of his relatives.
The ghost of Carrie Mooney is said to frequently visit therestaurant. "She's the one that likes to move objects and move thewine glasses. She was a very religious person," Sparks said.
The Association for the Study of Unexplained Phenomenon studiedthe restaurant and certified that it is haunted.
Sparks has also used gadgets to sense the spirits and used radiowaves to communicate on what is called a mini-box. He claims, "Whenthey say stuff it's pretty apparent."
If you want to learn more about firsthand accounts, therestaurant has three large binders full of observations fromcustomers who have visited over the years. A 2003 fire destroyedthousands of other observations that were recorded.
But lately there seem to be new observations happening often."The doors started rattling like someone was trying to get in andno one was on either side," said Sylvia Villarreal who has been aCatfish Plantation customer for 15 years.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you may want to take atrip to Waxahachie to check out the mystery yourself.
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