About Austin Ghosts
Austin has always attracted the bizarre and eccentric, hence the motto, “Keep Austin Weird.” People travel far and wide to get a taste of its unique restaurants and out-of-the-ordinary attractions.
It has a bridge where a colony of over a million bats sleeps, emerging en masse, just before the Austin Ghosts tour starts-we don’t think the two events are related. The amazing, bizarre murals around the city, or the pretty conventional pleasures of Lady Bird Lake, which has a hike and bike trail, some great kayak spots, and amazing views of the city
As the sun sets on Bat City, the strangest thing this city has to offer comes out of the woodwork: the supernatural. Enjoy the city, eat, drink, get a tattoo. But if you join us for an hour or more to explore the ghosts of this Texan City and its colorful past, you’ll really be set up to have a good time.
The history of the capital of Texas offers scandalous tales of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents.
On your journey through Austin’s historic downtown, you’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town but you will discover what the city was like when the hauntings happened. Every account you’ll hear on our tour has been fact-checked, thoroughly researched, and revised as new frightening discoveries come to light.
We cover some of the classic Austin landmarks like the Alamo, and eight other haunted places on the standard tour, some of which are just a bit off the beaten track, if you want to indulge in four more haunted locations on the Downtown streets of San Antonio, consider adding the extended tour during booking.
If you opt for the extended tour, we’ll take you on another half-mile walk and introduce you to another half dozen haunted locales, including the State Capitol, which has some remarkable stories, suicides, a disgruntled employee, and a mysterious lady in red. Austin Ghosts also features the very social ghost that pranks the staff of Buffalo Billiards bar on East 6th Street, our best research indicates it is the ghost of a prankster patron who was having such a good time when he died he did not want to leave.
After experiencing your tour, you’ll leave with:
- Knowing Austin: both its history and paranormal activity
- Familiarity with the thin line between “our world” versus the “spirit world.”
- Haunting memories from an extraordinary time well-spent
- Seeing Austin in a way few tourists and fewer locals do: Book today.
Why is Austin so haunted?
There’s no one reason why Austin has so many ghosts; it’s really an accumulation of things. As the capital of Texas, Austin has always been a center of significant historical events. This city has been the home of legendary author O. Henry, the highly decorated Major General James Earl Rudder, the infamous Servant Girl Annihilator, also known as the Austin Ax Murderer (though no one is necessarily proud of that one), and many more important figures.
These historical characters have helped shape Austin into what it is today, and it seems as though something about their mysterious past seems to have kept them stuck in between the real world and the “afterworld.”
Add to that the active Native American culture in the area and the intense concentration of death at the Alamo, and you have several reasons why it should be no surprise that Austin has such a supernatural heritage. Perhaps it’s how the dead used to be buried inside the walls of the cities buildings, or maybe it’s just Austin’s attraction to all things weird. It’s hard to say for sure, but many unsettled spirits are living here.
We can learn a lot from the ghosts that haunt our cities; they help us understand situations to avoid in this world. The stories of our history bring us together, and most importantly, they teach us what we can do to prevent tragedy and heartbreak from occurring to us. Learn a few life lessons from the spirits that haunt the Austin Ghosts tour.