If your coming in from the North South
East or West to Marshall, TX, you
might just see and have an encounter
with one of the most friendliest ghost
in the area. Her story may have inspired
similar legends in other parts of
the great state of Texas as well as
the U. S. cities she is said to be
picked up in. The ghost Lady is said
to haunt U.S. Route 59 and I-20. Interstate
Interstate 20 (abbreviated I-20)
is a major east-west interstate highway
in Texas and the southeastern United
States. It runs 1,535 miles (2,470
km) from near Kent, Texas, to Florence,
South Carolina. Besides Texas and
South Carolina, I-20 runs through
northern Louisiana, central Mississippi,
western and north-central Alabama,
and north-central Georgia.
U.S. Route 59 is a north-south United
States highway (though it is signed
east-west in parts of Texas). A latecomer
to the US numbered route system, U.S.
59 is now a border-to-border route.
The highway's northern terminus is
nine miles north of Lancaster, Minnesota,
at the Canadian border. Its southern
terminus is in Laredo, Texas, just
north of the Mexican border.
The traveling ghost lady has been
known to ride with a person for many
hours and days and keep you talking.
She is a very nice dead lady who is
worried that you might fall asleep
at the wheel and get into a accident
on your way to or through Texas. The
many who have met her including myself
will all tell you she is very nice
and will talk your arm off.
Where, When And How
the Traveling Ghost Lady died?
Marshall Texas Waterworks Hill Auto
Wreck occurred in March 1936 - Woman
is Killed, Four Injured in Auto-Truck
Crash. But her ghost is said to haunt
the spot and flag down people late
at night asking for a ride to town.
Not unlike the many tales of resurrection
Mary. Mrs. Erwin is said to be very
polite and is one of the most charming
ghost you'd ever want to meet. Many
say she is a great travel companion
to have on any long cross country
Mrs D.A. ERWIN. is undoubtedly
Marshall's most famous ghost. If you
see her and pick her up it is a warning
from beyond the grave that you are
in danger and she is there to stop
a great tragedy from happening to
you. Some say she is very talkative
and asks your name and where your
from. She will even tell you about
her family and often pull a photo
or two out of her purse and show you
it. Sometimes she asks for a ride
to Kahn Memorial Hospital which
no longer exists.
Some call her a lost soul or a "vanishing
Old Lady hitchhiker". Reports
of Mrs. Erwin seem to have stopped
around the early 1990s when the highway
underwent reconstruction. The original
road is said to have since been razed
and changed and believers suggest
that this may have stopped the walking
of her spirit. Despite this, reports
still show up from people seeing the
apparition walking from time to time.
Especially in the beginning of the
year and around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Texas, march 21.- One person
was killed and four others
injured in an automobile collision
Saturday evening on the Waterworks
Hill about two miles north
D.A. ERWIN, about 65, was
fatally injured and died on
the operating table in the
Kahn Memorial Hospital, being
badly crushed. BALLARD DINWIDDIE,
cotton adjuster in the county
agent’s office here,
received a broken arm and
a gash on the head and his
three children, Jerry, 13,
cut over eye; Tommy, 11, cut
on head, and Mary Jane, 10,
bruises about the body. They
were taken to the hospital
for treatment and later the
children were taken to the
family had been to Paris to
see Mrs. Winwiddie,(sic) who
had undergone an operation
there, and were returning
home when their car collided
with a truck and trailer as
the truck was trying to pass
Dinwiddie moved to Marshall
from Clarksville about six
driver of the truck, Billy
Owens of Gill, son of Mr.
and Mrs. M.L. Owens of Jefferson
and his companion, whom he
had picked up on the road,
were not injured. Owens was
placed under $500 bond pending
body of Mrs. ERWIN, mother-in-law
of Dinwiddie, will be taken
to her home in Clarksville
for burial Sunday. She was
a lifelong resident of Red
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Since late 1939 many
locals in Marshall tell how a elderly
lady is often seen standing along
side the dark and lonely dusty road
side. Mrs. Erwin's Ghost is said
to have saved the lives of over
100's of people or more over the
years since her untimely death.
I just happened to be one that picked
her up one late night March 21st
1994. She did introduced herself
as Mrs. Erwin to my surprise. And
I knew from the start this was a
real ghost because I knew of her
story since I was child of 8 from
my Father. But since she acted very
much alive I treated her as such.
As we drove through
the night for I was coming back
home from a visit to South Carolina.
W e talked about the weather and
such. Then she told me about being
from Clarksville, TX. She said that
her husband was dead for many years,
and about having just moved to Marshall
so she did not know her way around
like she should. She also spoke
of her visit to Paris, Tx and how
her daughters husband mother-in-law
Mrs. Winwiddie, had undergone a
serious female tumor problem operation.
Paris is a city located
98 miles (158 km) northeast of the
Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex
in Lamar County, Texas, in the United
States. It is situated in East Texas,
specifically Northeast Texas, at
the western edge of the Piney Woods.
She went on to tell me with her
sweet Texas drawl that. "It
is the county seat of Lamar County".
She talked of Grand children and
her children. And could a nice girl
like me driving all alone alone
was not scared of getting into an
Since the 1940s, several
driving to or from Marshall have
reported picking up a older stranded
female hitchhiker. This woman ghost
I encountered was dressed somewhat
formally and had light blond or
red gray hair long and in a matching
buns on both sides of her head,
blue eyes, and wearing a black old
fashioned dress and shoes.
Some more attentive
drivers would sometimes add that
she wore a thin shawl, or gloves,
and that she had a large black purse,
and is very talkative.
When I got to 811
S. Washington area, She asked to
be let out, whereupon she disappeared
into the darkness.
So if you ever encounter
the "Traveling Ghost Of Texas"
please tell her hello from me.
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
The Dead Spoken To You Lately?
Lisa Lee Harp Waugh
The American Necromancer
The first lady of conjuring the Dead.
The ancient art pf Necromancy is still
alive today with Waugh at it's main
investigator. LISA LEE HARP WAUGH
Is a necromancer in the 21st century.
She is by what may call a real conduit
to the world of the dead. She dressers
in ceremonial robes, draws magical
circles on the floor and commands
spirits from Heaven, Hell and all
places in between to appear before
her and communicate with the living.
As a teenager she studied heavily
The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish
and The Grand Grimoire by A.E Waite,
the Malleus Maleficarum and anything
she could get her hands on by the
great by Eliphas Levi, John Dee and
the great beast, Aleister Crowley.
A professional Necromancer and founder
of the Sorcerers Guild of greater
Houston, Texas. Waugh has been practicing
and conducting rituals for many paranormal
investigators for over 20 years. Waugh
also paints many spiritual and common
murals and lives in a small Texas
town with her three dogs. She also
over the years makes ceremonial candles
and is active in ghost hunting in
the deep South. Summoning the dead
to communicate with the living is
a natural daily occurrence for Waugh.
"I have been doing this since
I was a child." " When I
lived in Galveston, Texas about 15
years ago, I was introduced to the
ancient rights of ceremonial Necromancy
as a ritual by a great shaman called
Freebird, and because of him and his
diligence to the art, I still practice
it until this day." "However,
if a spirit has something vital to
impart to you, they will call upon
you, not vice-versa and no ritual
She then Got involved with the local
Hoodoo Voodoo's of the area and new
doors where opened to her concerning
communicating with the dead.
Waugh was baptized and trained in
the secret dark religion by Bianca
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. Waugh
lived in New Orleans for 3 years until
she learned all about spells, hex's
and how to hoodoo voodoo people as
Waugh also owned and managed the
fantastic Candle Making Company in
Galveston, Texas for many years that
catered to the eclectic patrons taste
of many of the states visitors and
just curious. She then moved to Houston's
Famous Vodoun area 5th ward. This
now where she resides to this day.
Her home today is a testimony to Necromancy
and her new found religion of Voodoo
Necromantic practitioners such as
Waugh conducts, and entails respect
and reverence not only for the spirits
of the dead, but for the spirits of
Hell, Heaven and all places in between.
Waugh has a large home one room she
has painted black where she calls
the good spirits. Another painted
all black where she calls the infernal
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Waugh is often compared today in
her facial features and many similar
practices as being a modern Dr. John
Dee. He of course was one of the most
fascinating characters of the Elizabethan
period just as Waugh is recognized
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beliefs. These are also stead fast
traditions she does and true in practicing
openly. A few of her select followers
say she is the actual reincarnation
of John Dee. Waugh also practices
astrology, and is very continuously
studying the Black Arts.
Waugh, a real big hearted Texas gal
does not comment on any of this privately
or publicly ... for she is humble
in her paranormal studies and research
to the core. Gina Lanier a close friend
of her's relates: "Waugh is a
very outgoing friendly, charming and
a downright loveable person, and gets
along equally well with the living
and the dead." Lanier and Waugh
once investigated a real Haunted Texas
Federal Prison together for close
to two years in the early 1990's and
had many startling paranormal adventures
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required to overcome obstacles and
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