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Texas

Choose one of our Texas tall tales or ghost stories. Then click on State Folktales to choose a folktale from another state.


  • Bigfoot Wallace
    Read several stories about William A. "Bigfoot" Wallace, a Texas folk hero whose exploits as a Texas Ranger and backwoodsman made him a legend in his own time and ours!

  • The Birth of Pecos Bill
    In which our hero --Pecos Bill -- is adopted by coyotes and grows up to become a cowboy.

  • Boo Hag
    Bobby sets out to find a beautiful wife and ends up with a monster!

  • Cowboys in Heaven
    Where would a cowboy rather be than heaven? Texas!

  • The Dance
    Don't ever dance with the devil

  • Ghost Handprints
    The ghosts of several schoolchildren save the lives of a couple stranded no the railroad tracks.

  • The Hook
    An insane killer, known as the Hook Man, escapes from a local prison and stalks a young couple.

  • Pecos Bill and Slue-foot Sue
    Pecos Bill gets married.


You can read more Texas folklore and ghost stories in Spooky Texas by S.E. Schlosser.

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