Over the summer, I visited the National Ranching Heritage Center with my daughter. I loved it. I felt transported back in time; the history there feels so real, you can easily imagine the daily lives of the pioneers.

Little did I know when I captured this picture of the old Victorian-style house, The Barton House, that there are stories of ghostly hauntings reported there.

Of course, the spirit of the old west is alive at the NRHC, but I've taken a good long second look at the picture I took there and wondered if there was a flicker of something in that second story window.

According to an old Lubbock in the Loop story, there is a shadowy female that has been seen in the second story window -- possibly the ghost of the wife of the rancher who built the house. There have reportedly been quite a few sightings, too. Police have found nothing when following up, and it remains a mystery to this day.

The NRHC has answered questions about the alleged incidents at the Barton House. They've concluded that despite various sightings, there's no paranormal activity that has actually been experienced.


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