UTRGV Brownsville campus among most haunted in Texas

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Brownsville campus is one of the most haunted in Texas, according to San Antonio Express-News.

“Matamoros, across the river from us (Brownsville), goes back to the time of the American Revolution, so there have been people and communities here for a very long time, and there have been various buildings constructed here,” said UTRGV professor emeritus of history Anthony Knopp, in a university news release. “When some of them go back as far as they do, this is the kind of thing that invites speculation about ghostly hauntings that might have occurred.

“Especially here on the Fort Brown field where the hospital was and the morgue, and all kinds of places that invite that kind of speculation and experience.”

The story reports episodes of books flying off shelves, a jukebox playing on its own and phantoms in dated garb haunting the border grounds.

“Definitely, some spooky stuff happens in this area,” said UTRGV assistant professor in the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies David Bowles in a release.