In 2003, The Arnulfo L. Oliveira Literary Society published a popular
collection of ghost stories centered around the historical UTB/TSC
campus. It is called “The Ghosts of Fort Brown: An Informal Study of
Brownsville Folklore and Parapsychology.”
Writers from our faculty, staff, and administration contributed
stories, along with persons associated with the college. Some stories are chilling but basically, it
just fun to read! There HAS never been anything like it in the history of our city
before, where ghost stories have been told for generations!
Following the stories is a special Paranormal Investigations
section: "Hunting the Ghost Hunters: An Unfolding Chronicle."
Paranormal Investigators made nightly visits to the UTB/TSC
campus and shared their findings with the editors of the
publication. Other novice ghost hunters also contributed
photos and stories for the section. That was in 2003.
One year later, this Web site was created to share findings with the public who can no
longer walk our campus at night and experience a ghost hunt.
It is not necessary to
believe in ghosts to see what has been collected
for this Web site. There are historical photographs if you are
interested in Fort Brown. In Brownsville, folklore and
history are linked. This
page is part of the
Arnulfo L. Oliveira Literary
Society’s Historic Campus Buildings Web Page where one can
find a little bit of information about our historic campus
buildings and many photographs. Links to other Brownsville
related historical organizations are also included to give you
an experience we hope you will want to return to
to Rosalina Arevalo for drawing the custom creepy "next page"
The Ghosts of Fort Brown
webpage is dedicated to all our readers. Thanks for making
Volume 1 and 2 a success!
At left is a Historic American Buildings Survey
photograph of the Neale House near the UTB/TSC campus taken in 1977. It is
the oldest house in Brownsville. Below it is a picture of
the second window from the right magnified six hundred times
from a photo taken in 2001 by the RGV Paranormal Investigators.
Is there a face in it? Interestingly, a man was shot
through the window in the room at the far right in 1859.
His name was Peter Neale and he was shot during one of Juan
Cortina's raids in Brownsville.