O armed with Colt pistol and a Bowie knife, Texas Ranger Bigfoot Wallace once more took on the Wild West, and quickly made his mark on Texas folklore. In them days, the Rangers tended to handle stock theft at the end of the rope, so to speak, stringing up the bandits, forcing a confession out of them, and then leaving the bodies swaying in the wind to deter other outlaws. Only it didn’t work, and the bandits kept right on stealing, sometimes passing right under the bodies of their fellow outlaws to do it. S.

That was when Wallace got an idea. Obviously, hanging horse thieves hadn’t gotten the message across to the outlaws raiding the ranches of the good folk of Texas. Perhaps a more drastic example of frontier justice would do the trick. Severing Vidal’s head from his body, Bigfoot and his fellow Ranger tied the body to the saddle of the wildest mustang in the stolen herd and secured the severed head to the saddle horn so that it would bounce and flop around with every step taken by the mustang. Then Wallace gave a shout and sent the horse running away with its headless, dead rider, hoping the gruesome sight would deter future cattle thieves.

What he managed to do was frighten everyone in South Texas. Folks would be peacefully walking down the road of an evening when a terrible headless rider would gallop pass on a midnight black stallion with serape blowing in the wind and severed head bounding on the saddle horn beneath its sombrero. Nothing could deter the terrible specter – not bullets, not arrows, not spears. It was years before a posse of cowboys finally grew brave enough to bushwhack the horse and release the withered corpse from its back. 

But on moonless nights, the ghost of El Muerto continues to ride across South Texas to this day with his long black serape blowing in the wind and his severed head bumping on the saddle beside him. 

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2.BEAR LAKE MONSTER

3.BIG LIZ

4.BLACK  AGGIE

5.BLACK BARTELMY’S GHOST

6.BLACK DOG OF HANGING HILLS

7.BLACK MAGIC

8.BLACKBEARD’S GHOST

9.BLEEDING SINK

10.BLOODY KNIFE

11.BLOODY MARY RETURNS

12.BLOODY MARY

13.BOO HAG

14.BURNT CHURCH

15.COW’S HEAD

16.DANCING WITH  THE DEVIL

17.DEATH  COACH

18.DEATH WALTZ

19.DEM BONES

20.DEVIL ON WASHINGTON ROCK

21. DISPATCHED

22.DON’T  SELL  MY HOUSE

23.DUNGARVON WHOOPER

24.EL MUERTO

25. ENCHANCTED

26.EXPRESS TRAIN TO HELL

27.FIFTY-CENT PIECE

28.FIRST  DAY OF SCHOOL

29.GHOST  HANDPRINTS

30.GHOST IN THE ALLEY

31.GHOST IN THE STACKS

32.GHOST OF PEARL WHITE

33.GHOST ON THE TRACKS

34.GHOST PILOTS OF TIME SQUARE

35.GHOST SHIP OF CAPTAIN SANDOVATE

36.GHOST TRAIN

37.GHOSTS OF RINGWOOD MANOR

38.GIRL IN THE WHITE

39.GOBLIN OF EASTON

40.GOING COURTING

41.GOLDEN HAND

42.GREEN LANTERN

43.HAIRY TOE

44.HAUNTED CHRISTMAS

45.HAUNTED HOLIDAYS

46. HEARTBEAT

47.HENRY HUDSON AND THE CATSKILL GNOMES

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