Houston – Bear Creek Bridge, 5/06

Bear Creek Bridge on Houston’s Patterson Road is haunted. It may not be as haunted as nearby Langham Creek Bridge, but it is still worth visiting for ghost hunts.

At Bear Creek Bridge, we’ve heard the tapping on the outside of the car. We’ve seen ‘sparkles’ and sensed energy there. (See our May 2005 reports.)

With the Texas Paranormal group, we visited Bear Creek Bridge in May 2006. We did not hear the tapping sound this time. However, the visual anomalies were stronger.

Most of our photos showed minor orbs on the south side of the bridge.

The sparkles were amazing on this evening. The effect was probably enhanced by the bugs, but it’s easy to tell the difference between bugs in real life, and in photos.

Moth in photo at Bear Creek ParkThat’s definitely a bug — probably a moth — in the Bear Creek photo at right. And, because there were bugs when we were researching, we discount any orbs that look questionable. (If the orb isn’t a perfect circle, or if it seems to have a solid mass near the center, it’s probably not paranormal.)

In this case, it’s clearly an insect.

Tip: If you’re ghost hunting after dark and any street lights are near, study them for a few minutes. Many insects are drawn to light, and you’ll be able to see them in front of any lamp or street light.

Not sure? Turn on a flashlight and prop it, pointing slightly up, on the ground. Then, walk away, at least a dozen feet. After that, wait and see if the light attracts bugs.

This is a fairly reliable way to decide whether you’re photographing bugs in some pictures.

Tree with orbs, at Bear Creek Park, Houston, TXIn this next photo, minor orbs seemed to linger around one tree. It’s the wrong shape to be a ‘hanging tree’, but it has that kind of energy around it.

Though the nearest Civil War battles occurred at Sabine Pass and in Galveston Bay, soldiers did march in this area.

Something happened near this tree. The orb isn’t much, but the other, related psychic evidence is compelling.

Our EVP was inconclusive, but it definitely indicated some activity.

Check it out, yourself. This tree is on the south side of Patterson Road in Houston, and on the Eldridge side of the Bear Creek Bridge, not the Highway 6 side.

The side of the road slopes steeply, but there is room to park parallel to the road, just off the pavement.

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