A compilation of haunted places, urban legends and just flat out weird occurrences in the weirdest city out there.
The Driskill Hotel
Arguably the most haunted building in the city, the Driskill Hotel is home to many ghosts, including Colonel Driskill himself! If you're in for a thrill book room 525, one of the hubs of ghostly activity. It was closed for years due to the "suicide brides" urban legend, and after staff opened it in 1998 many strange things happened. Click the link below to read one patron's overnight experience at the Driskill.
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Buffalo Billiards staff have nicknamed their ghost "Fred" who spends the majority of his time at the bar in the lodge. An adventurous spirit, he's been known to wobble bar stools, pour himself a cold one and move billiard equipment around.
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Related: Buffalo Billiards website
Texas Capitol Building
The Texas Capitol Building is the site of many deaths and hauntings, click on the link below to learn everything you need to know about the various spirits that hang around the Capitol. One ghost, well-known to many regulars at the Capitol remains much a mystery. A woman in a long red dress has been seen in various areas around the building but no one seems to know who this ghost might be.
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It's the oldest cemetery in Austin, and with plenty of unmarked graves its spooky reputation is no wonder. It's rumored medical professors stole freshly buried bodies from here for their students in the early 1900s and their souls still wander around the premise since they were never allowed to rest in peace.
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Austin Pizza Garden
According to the Oak Hill Gazette, in 1879 Austin Pizza Garden was a general store that belonged to a Texas Ranger. His daughter, Rosa Patton, married John Dudley White, also a Texas Ranger, who died in the line of duty. Some say it is his spirit that roams around Austin Pizza Garden still looking for his wife.
Credit: Courtesy of Austin Pizza Garden
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According to Austin Ghost Tours, the ghost in this building likes to make a lot of noise. You can hear his footsteps on the staircase, conversations or commotion in another room and if you stand at the turn of the main staircase he'll send a chill down your spine to turn you away. On one occasion a gust of wind tousled a guest and his bedsheets... click on the link below to read the whole story from Austin Ghost Tours.
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A famous madam who used to own Oilcan Harry's as a brothel is rumored to still haunt the now turned gay bar. People have seen a beautiful woman at the bar and dancing on the floor but, never dancing with anyone else.
Related: Oilcan Harry's
When construction crews were building the school, they encountered a lot of weird, inexplicable events. The laughter of young children (although none were around) was common, some workers even thought they were inside the walls. Equipment began breaking for no reason, so the building ran off a few construction crews before it was completed. Read more about the schools haunted past from a blogger on the link below.
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