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Spooky Spot?

July 13, 2010

It’s the busy season at the Dr Pepper Museum and several of you have asked questions about our Spooky Spots that you see in the museum.  Because of that, I’m reposting an article that appeared about a year on our blog!  Are you ready for some spine tingling fun?

Ghostly Dr Pepper Museum logo

Double, double, toil and trouble, Alderton stirred and Lazenby added the bubbles. Do the spirits of Dr Pepper’s creators tread the floors of the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco? Located at the corner of Fifth Street and Mary Avenue in the turn of the century industrial district, the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company was designed by Waco architect Milton Scott and built in 1906. Now, more that 100 years later, the building that survived the 1953 Waco Tornado and was resurrected after more than twenty years of vacancy to become the Dr Pepper Museum has been certified as haunted by the investigators of McLennan County Paranormal.

June 4th, 2009 was a suspenseful evening as the staff of the Dr Pepper Museum sat down with Mike and Cindy Jacobus, founders of McLennan County Paranormal Investigations, as they revealed the evidence that led them to certify the Museum as a haunted location.

Many bumps, breathless voices, knocks, and even a few vaporous orbs were documented using the state-of-the-art equipment McLennan County Paranormal Investigations set up throughout the Museum.

The most impressive piece of audio evidence the team revealed was a female voice that could clearly be heard saying “Here’s the train…” as the actual train passed by on Jackson Street. The night vision camera that was set up looking down the front staircase recorded two light orbs fly by, one right after the other. There were many other recorded instances, but those two episodes were the strongest.

Do you want a paranormal experience of your own? Make sure to come by the Museum and keep an eye out for the Spooky Spot location markers throughout the Museum indicating the areas where the investigators recorded the most activity.

Want a paranormal experience of your own? Think you have a haunted location? Email the Mike and Cindy Jacobus at to schedule an investigation!!!

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  1. Deanna permalink
    January 17, 2013 1:55 am

    I am so glad I came across this site. In 2003 my sister got married in Waco so my husband and I thought we would do some site seeing while tbere. One stop was The Dr.Pepper bldg. We were excited about going since Dr.Pepper was one of our favorite drinks growing up. We took our time looking around at all the things in the museum but when we got to the area where the old pop machines were, I started to feel nauseous. I got a headache immediately and had to sit down for a moment. While sitting I started hearing people talking and walking around on the upper floor. I remember I turned to my husband and I said do you hear that? He didn’t at first, then I suggested to him that maybe there is more going on upstairs. So we got on an elevator and went upstairs and to our surprise there was NO ONE upstairs. Just paintings of past presidents of dr.pepper. (I think). Anyway, so we went back down and I felt sick again. What’s funny is as soon as I was in the soda fountain area I was fine again. I knew I had experienced something and now this has verified my experience.

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