Texas-Stamp_center-whiteEmma’s Little Secret

Magnolia Hotel
203 S. Crockett St.
Seguin, TX

The city of Seguin was founded August 12, 1838 – just 16 months after Texas won its independence at the Battle of San Jacinto, making this one of the oldest towns in Texas.

The Magnolia Hotel’s origins began in 1840 when Texas Ranger James Campbell built a two-room building out of logs for a local blockhouse to shield them from Indian attack. By 1846 German settlers began arriving by wagon, and as the population of Seguin grew the original log cabin also slowly grew in size. It was around this time that the building became Seguin’s very first stagecoach station and hotel. The Magnolia Hotel served as an overnight stop for the exhausted, hungry, and dirt-covered riders.

In the 1930’s, the Hotel converted into apartments. But more recently, due to poor upkeep and the death of the property owners, the building became vacant in the 1990’s. Over the next 14 years the Magnolia developed into a drug addicts haven and refuge to the homeless squatters. The Magnolia Hotel’s deterioration landed it as one of Texas’s most endangered historical locations, and was on the verge of being demolished.

This 170-year-old establishment has experienced many tragedies and deaths within its walls and is said to be inhabited by 13 unsettled spirits. Which ones will Mark and Billy encounter? Watch to found out and to learn more about this hotel’s tragic history.

Because of this episodes longer than usual run-time, it has been divided into two-parts for easier viewing:

PART I: History & Stories

PART II: Investigation & Results



– Orbs and light anomalies are a very common occurrence of interior photos
– When taking pictures of the outside of the house faces can been seen in the windows looking back at you.
– Ballroom: Voices and/or singing are heard. The “Weeping Lady” looks out the windows, and is one of the people captured in exterior pictures.
– Smoking Room: A cabinet/bench that pushes people upward when sitting on it. Psychics and mediums feel lots of energy in the room. The display case of items that were found while renovating has items that move locations on their own.
– Kitchen: Cabinet doors that open themselves. A black mist seen flying in circles around the ceiling
– Kids Room: A ball that will roll across the floor, believed to be Itsy or Emma. Photos of the room reveal light anomalies.
– Former Servants Quarters: The door into the room opens and closes itself. When the door is locked it was rattle violently. Cold spots, and people get poked or touched. A black mass seen outside the door on the porch, thought to be the man the committed suicide in that spot.
– Drug Room: A room that used to be occupied by the homeless and drug addicts when the house was abandoned. A very strong uneasily feeling in the room
– Pink Bathroom: A scream can be heard coming from this room. A woman was brutely attacked and murdered in there.
– Attic: Extreme negative energy under the attic entrance. A priest refused to enter the room when doing a cleansing. Attempts have been made to go into the attic, but the door won’t open, almost like it is be blocked by something heavy
– Itsy’s Room: Itsy is a little girl that likes to sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, and will sing along with you. The closet door and the door going into the room open and close themselves.
– William Faust Room: Axe Murderer that stayed at the Hotel after killing Emma Voelker. Although he did not die in the hotel, hi presence is still felt and detected through EVP’s

-Billy heard a voice while alone in the Indian Raid Shelter, and Mark & Erin later see a black shadow figure appear in that same area during the interview


Bonus Material

UPDATES: We have returned to the Magnolia Hotel many times since filming this episode. Here is a playlist of just a few clips of evidence we have captured



Images By: Beverly Barrett @ boogiebuggy.com


Images By: Beverly Barrett @ boogiebuggy.com

The Comal Cemetery

Production Photos

Images By: Beverly Barrett @ boogiebuggy.com



Producers | Billy Driver, Mark Morrow
Camera Operators | Billy Driver, Mark Morrow
Editor | Billy Driver
Research | Billy Driver, Mark Morrow
Writers | Billy Driver, Mark Morrow
Additional Camera & Still Photography | Beverly Barrett
History Consultant | Erin O’ Wallace
Produced By | Radio Star Video

Thanks | Erin O’ Wallace & Jim Ghedi, and Dawn & Susie Sulacia

Music | “When The Swallows Homeward Fly” Composed by Franz Abt
“The Yellow Rose of Texas” Written by D.George Performed by Mitch Miller,
“The Itsy Bitsy Spider” Composed by David Isaac Feldstein