Galveston was once the most populous city in Texas, and a booming commercial center for the country, but saw gradual decline for various reasons. The Galvez is a product of that past: a beautiful building constructed to revitalize tourism after the Hurricane of 1900, it's seen a lot of sadness over the years. The most infamous spirit reported here is Audra: a bride-to-be in the '50s, she stayed in room 501 as her fiancé was out to sea, but when she heard that his ship had gone down with all hands, she hung herself in the room. In a twist, her fiancé actually survived the wreck and came back to the Galvez to find his fiancé deceased. Guests and employees both report feeling the presence of the forlorn lover. Doors slamming shut in the middle of the night, strange smells, and visions of orbs are all common occurrences at the Hotel Galvez.