The Grove is said to be one of the most haunted homes in the city of Jefferson, Texas. The ghost stories go back to 1882 when T.C. Burke moved in with his family and moved right back out due to all the activity. The current owners are still dealing with much activity and visitors are also experiencing unusual phenomena, including sightings of the infamous Lady in White, falling objects, the scent of a woman’s perfume and even a frightening experience with a black and white dog!
The Grove is featured on the cover of “A Texas Guide To Haunted Restaurants, Taverns, and Inns” by Robert and Anne Wlodarski. There are also stories about The Grove in the books: “Best Tales of Texas Ghosts” by Docia Schultz Williams, “Haunted Texas Vacations : The Complete Ghostly Guide” by Lisa Farwell, “Haunted Encounters: Real-Life Stories of Supernatural Experiences” from Atriad Press, “Ghosts of East Texas and the Pineywoods” by Mitchel Whitington, “A Ghost in My Suitcase: A Guide to Haunted Travel in America” by Mitchel Whitington, and “A Visitor’s Guide to Texas” by Connie Sherley.
Mitchel Whitington is not only the owner of the home, but has also published several non-fiction books on the popular haunts of Texas as well as A Guide to Haunted Travel in America. Check out the The Grove Emporium for a complete listing of books.
Lori Hines, Author