Dumbest Texas Thing You’ve Heard Today? Cadillac Ranch Is Haunted
I really don't want to be the one to bring this up. Honestly. It hurts my soul in ways that I can't find words to adequately describe. Just when you think you've heard the dumbest thing you'll hear all day, someone comes along and surprises you.
Did you know Cadillac Ranch is supposedly haunted? Me either.
The Spooky Legend Surrounding Cadillac Ranch In Amarillo Texas
Supposedly, and I mean that in the "this sounds like a bunch of horse crap" way, Cadillac Ranch is a rather haunted landmark in Amarillo, Texas. Not only is it a staple of Route 66 and the Texas panhandle area, but it's also lousy with ghosts.
Actually, it's just one lonely ol' ghost.
According to legend, and I use that word loosely, if you go out to Cadillac Ranch at night you can hear the "disembodied screams" of a woman.
Who is she, you ask?
The Howling Banshee, Screaming Siren, Alleged Apparition Of Cadillac Ranch
So, who is she? Dunno. No clue. At all.
Thank you, Internet.
The legend, again using that word incredibly loose, only mentions a woman who died in a car crash. Was the crash on the property of Cadillac Ranch?
Was the crash somewhere nearby, and she saw a giant
cheesy roadside attraction art installation and thought to herself:
"Hey, I'm dead. Doesn't make sense to go home. What would I do when I get there? Watch TV? I'm a ghost. Guess I'll just go hang out at that
cheesy roadside attraction art installation and scare the hell out of some people since I've apparently got time to kill."
Highly unlikely. In fact, the whole thing seems highly unlikely. That didn't stop Ghost Quest from publishing it, though.
In their defense, they do say that the whole matter is still being investigated. Good luck with that one, friends.
We All Love A Good Ghost Story. Big Emphasis On Good.
I do enjoy learning about the paranormal happenings in and around Yellow City. Amarillo has a treasure trove of weird stories, legends, and folklore.
Not a single one that I've experienced has ever led me to Cadillac Ranch being haunted. Not once has a single person tacked that bit of info onto the end of a discussion regarding our town's most famous landmark.
I do greatly suspect that this information is pure fabrication; a mere attempt at some form of online notoriety, that quite honestly, should have been left on Reddit.
Instead, it landed on my editor's desk and then in my email inbox.
And now, it has moved along to you, dear reader.