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A popular hangout in downtown Amarillo could be filled with spirits.  Have you ever been dancing, hanging out with friends, or enjoying a drink at Cheney's Whiskey Saloon aka Bodeas, and felt a weird presence?

Have you ever felt a shudder, something very cold that hits you all of a sudden, a whisper that you had no clue where it came from?  Have you felt a touch only to turn around and notice that nobody is there?


It's very possible you might have encountered a spirit.  I'm not saying this building is haunted or possessed by a demon, but in its past, it was home to something very interesting.

Evil Spirit floating in a fiery inferno 3d illustration
Paul Campbell

In its early years in Amarillo, this building was once a funeral parlor.  It was once home to Eakle Undertaking Parlor, in 1892.

Amarillo Public Library Photo Archive
Amarillo Public Library Photo Archive

As you can see from this historical photo, yes, its rooms were once filled with coffins for sale, and its back rooms were once used to prepare the recently deceased for burial.

Former employees of the past bars, that called this building home, have said there were weird drains in the back.

Well, those drains were from I'm guessing, the embalming room.

If you believe in spirits, and feel weird energy when you walk into the current building, then it's possible it could be the spirits of former Amarillo residents who were prepared for their final resting place.


This could be the reason why this building seems to change names and businesses often.  You can see the recent history here, Amarillo Cursed Buildings.  Hmmm, maybe this building really is cursed?

I wonder if any of the paranormal groups have investigated this building?

Amarillo Cursed Buildings - 715 S. Polk

Polk Street is a great place to spend an evening. However, over the years, Polk Street has seen many businesses come and go. One of these buildings is at 715 S. Polk. It has been many things over the years, mainly bars, but it seems as soon as one moves in, it moves right out.

So what all has been in there? Let's take a look back at 715 S. Polk.

This building was originally built in 1915, it was known as The Hollywood.

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

This Beautiful Plemons-Eakle Home is a Look Back in Time

Built in 1926, this is a true historic gem of a home!

Located at 1618 S. Van Buren, the home is listed with Burgundi Thurman of ReMax Town & Country. One can only hope that someone who appreciates owning a piece of history will be the lucky one to call this place their new home.


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