Supernatural Magazine

A ghost named Red haunts the 79 year-old leather shop

New Braunfels, Texas – August 9, 2017 – Ludwig and Marglin Leather today announces that the store is now part of the New Braunfels Ghost Tours Pub Crawl. The first Pub Crawl including Ludwig and Marglin will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Originally called New Braunfels Leather Company, Ludwig & Marglin Leather (197 S. Sequin Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130) has seventy-nine years of history and a resident ghost named Red who is said to haunt the leather store.

Red Miller worked at Ludwig and Marglin for about a decade around the 1970s before passing away from a heart attack. It’s unknown where Red is buried. Now his spirit is said to hang around the shop, occasionally tossing leather pieces around and rattling the rope cow halters he loved making in life. Red could even be the reason for the mysterious Ludwig and Marglin fire of 1982. Helen Opellt, who has worked at the shop for over thirty years, says she’s witnessed some of Red’s antics herself. “He doesn’t like it when I make the cow halters,” she says. “That was his favorite project.”

Paula Cerna told many tales of Red and would always say, “That was Red, alright!” when mysterious things happened around the shop. Paul worked at Ludwig and Marglin Leather for over fifty years before passing away. Paul’s marble Ludwig and Marglin tooling block was made into his tombstone, per his request. “With seventy-nine years of history, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if we had a ghost around the shop,” says Ludwig and Marglin owner Terri Cocanougher. “Luckily for us, Red is a friendly ghost.”

Ludwig and Marglin’s first Haunted Pub Crawl will take place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 6-9 pm. The tour meets at The Lone Star Lounge at 5:30 pm. The Haunted Pub Crawl visits five bars in downtown New Braunfels. Participants will hear tales of each bar before they enter as well as true happenings from events long ago in our town. Participants must be at least 21 years old. For more information, visit

Ludwig and Marglin Leather Company is a full-service leather repair and custom manufacturing shop with a rich history. For seventy-nine years, Ludwig and Marglin Leather has held steadfast to the producing the highest quality leather goods right in shop (197 S. Sequin Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130). The store is open Monday-Friday from 9:30am until 5:30pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Ludwig and Marglin Leather manufactures for several industries including the ranching community, orthopedic braces, athletic equipment and even replicas for museums and period appropriate leather goods for the film industry, most recently the Roots miniseries.

About New Braunfels Ghost Tours

New Braunfels Ghost Tours is a historic ghost walk through downtown New Braunfels. That tells the spooky tales and history of the one hundred and seventy-two year-old town. Participants learn about ghosts, haunts, and murderous legends that would find in the history books. Ghost Tour tickets are $20 and Haunted Pub Crawl tickets are $30. For more information, visit

Katie Rose Watson

Katie Rose Watson

A native Texan, I received my BA from Texas Christian University. (Go Frogs!) I accepted a job in social media right out of college, which quickly (day one, actually!) led to a career in public relations. I worked in PR for years, representing largely food and lifestyle clients. In November 2014 I left my position as head of PR at an advertising agency to pursue independent work. I now own the PR company Katherine Rose Watson, LLC, largely working with fine arts, nonprofits, and lifestyle companies. A few of my clients include Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Diner en Blanc Dallas, Black Star Sport Horses, Artists for Animals, Child Care Associates, Vintage Tex, and Allcal.