When I was 15 years old, my dad built a new home in River Canard, a little community before Amherstburg, Ontario and this is where we relocated to. We had over an acre of property and were surrounded by woods and farmland except for a few homes in the area. At present, this area is heavily developed with new homes. Our old home still looks great!
Texas Road was up the road from us. This is a road that many say is haunted and there is a lot of ghostly activity that takes place there.
My brother who was 16 years old at the time asked if I wanted to go for a ride with him in his new car and take a neighbor friend of his up to Texas Road to see if it is really haunted. I said sure thinking that we would get a good spook. Hearing all of the stories about this Road, I didn't believe in much of this and thought the stories were made up.
It was daylight and the sun was nice and warm. From our street we made a left-hand turn onto Texas Road and started to drive a little slow, not too fast. There weren't too many homes on this road. There supposedly was a haunted cemetery and bridge that got washed out. You can't miss it if driving there.
Even though the sun was out that day, it was kind of getting a little dull and dreary on this road riding up to this area. Finally, my brother stopped the car and said okay, there it is, let's all get out and take a look.
Looking around, there are trees and bush, a wooded area, an old shed and it looked pretty foggy there. It gave us the creeps when we started to walk. We heard the sound of twigs being snapped and wondered if it was some kind of animal and there was kind of chill that you got. I had the goose bumps and so did my brother and his friend.
It just gave you the creeps seeing the dense fog and a dull grey color of the area. I said to my brother I want to go back to the car and leave. This place gives me the creeps and is spooky. He said okay. We ran to the car. My brother and his friend hopped into the car and left me there for a joke standing in the middle of the road. Next to this place of all things! They thought it would be funny to leave me there to get scared. They didn't have to leave me there, I was already scared from the walk we had!
I started to run and didn't think it was funny at all. I looked back at the place and thought I seen a headless horseman riding on a horse. I started to get frightened and tears were coming out of my eyes. I was yelling for my brother to come back repeatedly.
All of a sudden my brother and his friend came back and pulled up next to me. They noticed I was crying. They were laughing when they pulled up but when they seen me, they stopped. My brother asked what was wrong and I told him what I seen. He thought I was joking. I told him no and I explained what it looked like.
It went very fast and was a shadow figure as if galloping in and out of the wooded area. It went fast. I hear the horse's galloping but seen a ghostly apparition of the figure. I can't explain it other then this.
I could tell it gave my brother and his friend the creeps because after I told them this, he took off like lightning.
After this incident on Texas Road, I heard of all the stories but never really checked into it.
I found out that there is a ghostly apparition of a headless horseman/woman on a horse seen by many people. There is a fog even though it is a clear day out in this area. It is dull grey in color and sometimes looks greenish. This is exactly the color I seen. There is a cemetery and an old shed on this property and also a washed out bridge.
No one is supposed to go near this area because of the ghostly activity and hauntings. I dated a fellow that lived on this road but farther up near the street I lived on. I asked him if he was scared living on this road because of all the stories heard and by what happened to me. He said it was his place where he grew up. But he also mentioned to me that he would hear a dog howling and it bothered him. He said he checked around the neighbors and nobody owned a dog on that street. Actually, there weren't too many houses in the area. Maybe 3, 4 and they all had acres of land between them.
I found out that Texas Road is one of Ontario's Haunted places and there is presently a film/movie being made of this Road.
I was young when this incident took place and I forgot about this story until recently and thought it would be good to write about since there are many stories about Texas Road. Thanks for reading.