This road used to be a hunting trail for the Native Americans which was then adapted as an offshoot of the Chisholm Trail. In the 1800′s, many wagon trains crossed through Round Rock, which was a growing city boasting a crossing with a tell-tale round rock which indicated if the water was safe for crossing. At this time, it is believed that a boy was left behind in the confusion, and left to raise himself along the Brushy Creek area. He developed into a cranky old man, who loved to play tricks on passing travelers. One day, as he was hanging from a limb dragging his feet across the tops of passing wagons, he fell in front of a wagon and was trampled. His body was never recovered and he still terrorizes travelers along the same road.
I’ve seen the shadow of a man standing in the middle of the road that just disappeared as I approached it. Other people claim that the apparition is responsible for numerous wrecks that have occurred along the road. Variations of the story turn the man into a Texas Bigfoot. Every year there is a Hairy Man Festival, complete with “hairiest man” contest!
Brushy Creek Road between Parmer Lane and Sam Bass Road Round Rock TX Texas United States