The Devil's Backbone is a large rural area in northeastern San Antonio, Texas, that seems to have more ghosts and other strange spirits than any other place in the United States. The three cowboys that own the land claimed to have seen hundreds of spirits while they have been there.
The Devil's Backbone, From the Texas Hill Country drive, head south on US-281 from Johnson City. About 3-miles south of Blanco, turn left onto Farm Road 32 passing rolling hills and ranches. For the next several miles, marvel at the effects of erosion on the limestone hills, evidence of its volcanic past.Back on Farm Road 32, stop at the Devils Backbone Overlook (V1) on the northside of the road.
The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo del Toro, 2001), set in 1939, the last year of the Spanish Civil War, this ghost story is both a film about the innocence of childhood and an allegory for the war. Find this at 791.43772 DEV
Directed by Guillermo del Toro. With Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve. After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover.