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Haunted Historical past: The Cactus Resort’s ‘Straw Go well with Man’ – CW39 Houston


SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Cactus Resort, beforehand generally known as the Hilton Resort has a wealthy historical past courting again to the Nice Despair and carries a haunted previous that lingers to today.

Constructed within the late Twenties the Cactus Hotel is the tallest constructing in San Angelo reaching 165 toes, 14 tales excessive which might be seen from a distance of 15 miles in all instructions. The constructing itself has been standing for 98 years and has skilled many transformations at one level in its historical past being host to a geriatric hospital. At its roots the constructing was designed by architect Anton Korn with a mixture of Southwestern motifs and classical components and constructed by the founding father of the Hilton Resort chain, Conrad Hilton.

Be Theater Ghost Talks dove into the extra haunted facet of the historical past of the constructing discussing murders and mayhem which have plagued the lodge’s previous. A few of these tales embody the tales of a love-spurned photographer who murdered his mannequin hiding her physique within the basement and a person who jumped from the highest of the constructing falling upon the buildings Spiers earlier than hitting the bottom beneath.

Probably the most terrifying story nonetheless regards a spirit that’s mentioned to hang-out the constructing referred to as the “Straw Go well with Man.” This entity is described as an older gentleman in a tweed jacket that leans on a cane.

 Suzy Roberts, Ghost Walks Co-Founder, remembers one of many extra notable sightings of this entity from a enterprise proprietor’s fiance who got here throughout him within the basement believing he was misplaced. The person within the tweed coat disappeared on the backside of the steps. Retelling his story to his fiance she waved him off blaming a earlier concussion he had endured, that’s till the following morning when another person encountered the entity.

“They heard a bloodcurdling scream on the second flooring,” Roberts mentioned. “One other girl noticed him, and the previous man turned to take a look at her with lifeless eyes.” The person’s physique contorted at inconceivable angles and is claimed to have crawled in direction of the girl at unbelievable pace earlier than disappearing moments away from the place she had stood.

The Cactus Resort presently hosts a number of companies and eating places even residences and caters to particular occasions corresponding to birthdays, weddings, and conferences.

For a extra in-depth have a look at the constructing’s nearly 100-year-old historical past watch the Cactus Resorts, “A Step Again In Time.”

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