Paranormal Activity: Keep Austin Spooky!

Austin is known for a lot of things, but haunted spots don’t usually come to mind when writing out that list. However, there are quite a few areas around town that are reported to have some strange, paranormal activity. These spots are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit this year!

Oakwood Cemetery

What’s more spooky than a cemetery on Halloween? Established in 1839, the cemetery is home to more than 23,000 souls, including General Sam Houston. Some people claimed to have captured pictures of orbs at his grave and in other areas of the eerie cemetery. There have been hundreds of accounts of ghost sightings and there have even been actual ghost hunters who have reported encountering paranormal activity there.


The Driskill Hotel

The Driskill Hotel is probably the most notable haunted spot in Austin. The stories started with with the ghost of a senator’s daughter who died in 1887. People have reported seeing her around the halls. Even weirder, two brides took their own lives exactly 20 years apart in the exact same room, 525.

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Austin's Inn at Pearl Street

It’s been said that a woman carrying a child has been seen walking through the house or sitting in a rocking chair. Random noises, like music, and flickering lights have been seen and heard while the place was empty, and even while the electricity was turned off! The spirits haunting the Inn are what are said to be a mother holding and her twin baby boys. The woman has been seen carrying her twins floating in the halls to a rocker where she rocks them to sleep.


Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Grab and drink and keep an eye out for an apparition at the same time! It’s one of the oldest buildings in Austin and customers have reported being tapped on the should to turn around to an empty space. Some have even said to have been licked on the neck by someone, or something, that wasn’t there.