Why We’re the Best
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.
A bridge where a colony of bats sleep, emerging en masse, just before our ghost tour starts. 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 ingredient 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 it’s 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.
Our tour takes you on a journey through Austin’s historic downtown. On our tour, you’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town but 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.
Our standard tour takes in 8 stops in just under a mile of walking the Downtown streets. We cover some of the classic Austin landmarks, and haunted places that are a bit off the beaten track.
Like the very social ghost that pranks staff of Buffalo Billiards bar on East 6th Street, our best research indicates it is the ghost of a past patron who was having such a good time when he died he did not want to leave.
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.
After experiencing our tour, you’ll leave with:
- Knowing Austin: both its history and paranormal activity
- We’ll give you an in person tour of the thin line between “our world” versus the “spirit world”
- Haunting memories from an extraordinary time well-spent
- See Austin in a way few tourists and fewer locals do: Book today.
Why is Austin so haunted?
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, 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 figures have helped shape Austin and Texas into what it is today, and it seems as though something about their mysterious past seems have kept them stuck in between the real world and the “spirit world.”
Perhaps it’s the way that the dead used to be buried inside of the city walls, or maybe it’s just Austin’s attraction to all things weird. It’s hard to say for sure, but there are many unsettled spirits living here.
We can learn a lot from the ghosts that haunt our cities, they help us understand ways not to live. And 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.