Tag Archives: Texas

The Ghosts of the Greer Building – TxDoT’s Transportation News, October 2003

A few years ago someone asked me if I’d ever heard any weird stories about the Dewitt C. Greer building downtown. They proceeded to tell me they had heard tales of folks seeing blood-smeared walls and other strange haunting phenomena on certain floors within specific rooms.

Recently, as I was working on archiving paper files and periodicals held by the Anomaly Archives, I came across the October 2003 issue (Volume 29, Number 2) of TxDoT’s Transportation News magazine whose cover shouts:

GHOSTS. . . Discovered in the Greer Building !!

ghosts-greer-bldg-txdot-oct-2003

The Ghosts of Greer by Mike Cox / Editor

If Harvey Hubert hadn’t fatally stabbed that young Austin man on Halloween night in 1916, he might have lived to see the fine new Highway Department building go up where the Travis County Jail once stood.

But that’s not how it worked out. At 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 23, 1918, Sheriff George Matthews sprang the trap on the gallows inside the jail and Hubert paid for his crime at the end of a rope.

Hubert, 34, had the distinction of being the last of nine men legally hanged in the castle-like stone jail, built for $100,000 in 1876 at the corner of 11th and Brazos streets — present location of the Dewitt C. Greer Building.

Who knows? Maybe Hubert’s spirit has something to do with the mysterious footsteps and strange noises some TxDOT employees have reported hearing at night in the big meeting room and on the eighth floor when the building’s supposedly empty.

But for anyone who believes in ghosts, there are plenty of suspects.

This edition of Transportation News is also archived online here:

Read the complete article here:

 

 

Nick Redfern lecture on MIBs, UFOs, Government Secrecy and More!

NICK REDFERN to speak in Austin about THE REAL MEN-IN-BLACK and GOVERNMENT SECRETS.

Austin, Texas – Saturday, September 24th, 7-9pm CST

https://anomalyarchives.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/99f4d-nick-redfern0111.gif

ACSL – Austin Center for Spiritual Living at

5555 North Lamar, Suite D-117

Click Map Images Below For Location Detail…

ACSL-Map-5555-North-Lamar-D-117

ACSL-D117

www.AnomalyArchives.org

From Wikipedia:

Nicholas “Nick” Redfern was born in 1964 in Pelsall, Walsall, West Midlands, England. He is an author, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist now living in Arlington, Texas, United States.

Redfern is an active advocate of official disclosure, and has worked to uncover thousands of pages of previously-classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence files on UFOs dating from the Second World War from the National Archives.

Nick is the author of numerous books on UFOs, Forteana, Cryptozoology and the Paranormal including:

Please join us in welcoming Nick back to Austin and the Anomaly Archives for an exciting discussion about his latest book on the infamous MEN-IN-BLACK as well as the latest revelations concerning the mystery of Roswell, UFOs, Area-51 and what the United States Government is covering up.

Perhaps he will give us a sneak peak at what’s coming up in his next book:

 

More information about the Scientific Anomaly Institute is available here:

 

www.AnomalyArchives.org