Tom Bean ghost sightings (multiple):

Tom Bean turns White Mound into ghost town.

When the St. Louis Southwestern Railway’s right-of-way missed White Mound by three quarters of a mile in 1887, the community declined. Tom Bean was built on the railroad and attracted 75 percent of the population, many businesses, and all of the churches from White Mound. White Mound quickly became a ghost town.

Nearby White Rock (also of the White Mound – White Rock – Whitewright triangle) doesn’t even seem to exist in a manner, not listed in the otherwise extremely thorough Texas Almanac atall. It has this in common with White Rock, Robertson County. And another White Rock that’s listed in the GNIS database as being in Fannin County immediately east of Grayson County is actually just inside Lamar County to *its* immediate east. In this blog post, I compare this to a similarly GNIS displaced Herbert population place from Alabama.

Void, null.

White Rock, Lamar County, Texas (near Petty) on Ghost Creek.

I’m going to quote something directly from this post now:

There is no article in the Texas Alamac for White Rock, Robertson County, unlike for nearby Headsville and Bald Prarie. However, this comprehensive almanac has a listing for a White Rock in Fannin County, which happens to be near a Petty according to the below stats, as White Rock in Robertson County is very near a Petteway (Pett—y + ewa in effect).

White Rock population places in Texas. Notice that White Rock, Robertson County is on a Petteway topo map and White Rock, Fannin County is on a Petty map. This clued me in to their possible association.


But getting back to the White Rocks of Texas, I noticed that the above mentioned White Rock near Petty is actually not in Fannin County but just over the east line in neighboring Lamar, about a mile and a 1/2 from Fannin County. So the GNIS database got this wrong, harkening back to the Herbert error discussed several months ago on this blog. But then in looking at that listing again, it’s interesting to note that a White Rock lies on a Whitewright topo map, and this particular White Rock is just beyond the *west* Fannin County line, in Grayson County in this case, about 4-5 miles in. Besides Whitewright we also have a White Mound near this White Rock, making a type of White Rock – Whitewright – White Mound triangle, with two more interestingly named population places within this established triangle, or Tom Bean and Kentucky Town.

This is where I originally uncovered the White Mound – White Rock – Whitewright triangle, then.



Another perhaps odd thing here: White Rock in Lamar County, unlike the great majority of population places on the topo map involved, is marked with a black dot. So is White Rock in Robertson County. If we make White Rock, Lamar County the retrograde inversion of White Rock, Robertson County merging these two black dots, we find that each lies about 2 1/2 miles from their Petty (Lamar County) and Petteway (Robertson County) and in the same direction.



Retrograde Inversion of White Rock-Petty, Lamar County. You can kind of make an animation by toggling this with this.

Call me crazy, but I think these black dots standing in for Texan White Rocks have something to do with the meaningful placement of *black dot* like specks in various Shining shots, most prominently, for now, in the scene involving the Danny-psychiatrist interaction — another interview of sorts, per the title of the movie section (“The Interview”).

But which ones?

Read about what I called the film flaw occurring right where Wendy walks over the spot where Jack later axes Scatman Cruthers’ Hallorann character. I’ll quote a key sentence of mine from the “strange? 03” blog post on this:

I think there’s a strong possibility that mad genius Kubrick purposely constructed this as one of those “burnt toast” spirits.

Spirits… ghosts. White Rock, Robertson County next to Ghost Creek, a White Rock that doesn’t seem to exist in a way. Another White Rock (Grayson County) made a ghost town by nearby Tom Bean, named after a denizen/alien or pseudo-extraterrestrial. Tom Bean itself as haunted by ghosts. Another White Rock in Fannin County a ghosted or basically non-existent population place, and forming a retrograde inversion through PETT(EWA)Y with the similar White Rock spirit ghost thingie in Robertson.

Burnett County, Texas pronounced like “burn it”, as in burnt toast. 125 = 1.25 = 1/8.

It has to do with Texas.

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