Ghosts of Austin, Texas: Who They Are and Where to Find Them

Ghosts of Austin, Texas: Who They Are and Where to Find Them
Genre: Haunted places
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Year: 2007
Illustrator: Fiona Broome
ASIN: 0764326805
ISBN: 0764326805

If you're going to Austin, Texas, be prepared for ghosts.  Fiona shows you where to find Austin's best haunts, and what to look for.

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About the Book

Fiona says, “This was one of my earliest ghost hunting books. The style is a little dated, but the information in it – where to find hundreds of ghosts – is still useful if you’re visiting Austin. It’s a great city with some truly creepy haunts.”

From the Amazon book description

If you’re going to Austin, Texas, be prepared for ghosts.  This book lists over a hundred haunted locations in and near Austin, with history and ghost-hunting tips for beginning and professional ghost hunters.

From haunted Shoal Creek (that weaves through the city of Austin) to nearby communities such as Columbus, Jefferson, LaGrange, and of course The Alamo and the Devil’s Backbone, you’ll find plenty of public sites to investigate.

If you’re in Austin for SXSW, this book will tell you the best haunts to explore if you have just a few hours for ghost hunting… and what to look for, if you’d like a truly chilling ghostly encounter, even on a sultry summer night.

Austin’s most haunted sites include:

  • The Driskill Hotel’s delightfully haunted lobby, ghostly mirrors, the specter of LBJ, and the spirit that inspired the Concrete Blonde song, “Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man.”
  • The historical, haunted graves at Oakwood cemetery, and where to find an eerie field with thousands of unmarked graves that may be very haunted.  (It’s not a battlefield.  It’s something far more unsettling.)
  • Stroll around the state’s office buildings and official residences. Discover why you might meet a ghost in broad daylight, outside the Capitol building, and where to look for the colorful ghost of Sam Houston, just a few minutes away.
  • Learn where to dine with a ghost, and where to lift a pint or dance the night away, all in the company of memorable spirits… pun intended.
  • And, at dusk, be sure to visit the downtown Austin location that boasts a spontaneous performance by over a million wild bats.  Do they have a paranormal connection?

You’ll also learn tips for finding additional hauntings that most people don’t know about.

Then, discover the bizarre connection between the UT Tower hauntings and the ghosts of the Governor’s Mansion.

If you’re visiting Austin, don’t miss its ghosts.  Read this book to get the most from your ghost hunting adventures in one of America’s most haunted cities.

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