Haunted Places in Austin, Texas



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    Driskill Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    0.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    At this historic hotel, there is a portrait of a little girl holding some flowers on the third floor that causes a bit of a buzz -- literally as well as figuratively. Folks say that when they look at it, they get a curious tingling sensation of their heels being ...


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    Omni Austin Hotel

    Austin, Texas

    0.2 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Rumor has it that the ghost at this hotel is the spirit of a man, Jack, who committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. Since he was unable to pay his tab, his name still remains in the computer log. Night staff say they can hear Jack in his room ...


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    Texas Governor's Mansion

    Austin, Texas

    0.4 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The 1853 mansion that was home to several Texas governors is said to be haunted. According to reports, the north bedroom is haunted by former governor Pendleton Murrah's nineteen year old nephew. He shot himself when the girl he loved refused his offer of marriage. The ghost of Sam Houston ...


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    Austin Tavern

    Austin, Texas

    0.8 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Rumored to once have been a brothel, the tavern is believed to be haunted by a murdered prostitute named Emily. So the story goes, she and her daughter were killed by soldiers in the 1940s. Witnesses have been pinched, tapped, and watched by an unseen presence, and have heard the ...


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    Inn at Pearl Street

    Austin, Texas

    1.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    A ghost or two are said to haunt this inn, an 1896 building that was originally a private home for Judge Charles A. Wilcox and family. It had fallen into disrepair by the 1980s, and it was purchased and renovated as an inn in the 1990s. The apparition of a ...


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    Inn at Pearl Street

    Austin, Texas

    1.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    A ghost or two are said to haunt this inn, an 1896 building that was originally a private home for Judge Charles A. Wilcox and family. It had fallen into disrepair by the 1980s, and it was purchased and renovated as an inn in the 1990s. The apparition of a ...


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    Littlefield House

    Austin, Texas

    1.5 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Allegedly haunted by the original mistress of the house Alice Littlefield. She is variously reported to have been either insane or possibly agoraphobic, whatever the case, it appears that she rarely left the house in life and it is claimed that her ghost still haunts it to this day. ...


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    Walter Tips House

    Austin, Texas

    2 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    House has a dark energy around it at night. It seems out of place in new location. There's probably a good reason its used by a bank because humans sense its not habitable at night. If you are drawn to these kinds of places you will go into the property and ...


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    St. Edward's University

    Austin, Texas

    2.7 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    There are three popular spots with the haunts at St. Edward's University, according to student lore. One is Doyle Hall where a ghostly nun turns on the showers. Another is Mary Moody Northern Theatre, where the ghost of a young man who hanged himself using the sandbag ropes spooks witnesses. ...


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    Home Depot

    Austin, Texas

    5.5 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    This Home Depot is rumored to be haunted by a ghost employees call Fred. Actually, according to a report, the ghost is a craftsman named Herbert who passed away at age 74 in his workshop. He was cremated, and his ashes were let go in the outdoor garden section of ...


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    Austin Pizza Garden

    Austin, Texas

    7.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    People have reported seeing floating heads watching them in the pizza parlour. Staff and diners alike have also reported seeing weird apparitions roaming the empty lot behind the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Buda Antique Mall

    Buda, Texas

    14.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The antiques mall is rumoured to be haunted by four spirits, including a ghostly cat and a female presence that is attached to an armoire located at the rear of the store. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Quoffer's Pub

    Elgin, Texas

    22.9 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The 1900's building that houses the bar used to be a funeral home and a mortuary. It is rumoured to be haunted by those who were kept there prior to their burial, and were unable to move on. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall

    Coupland, Texas

    24.9 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The Old Coupland Inn and Dance Hall dates back to 1910, when the building served as a bordello and a speakeasy. Now rumoured to be one of the most haunted places in the state, the paranormal activity reported at the establishment ranges from appliances turning on and off of ...


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    Georgetown Art Center

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.8 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    In this 1894 former firehouse, visitors have reported hearing disembodied footsteps and have seen the apparition of a man in old-fashioned cowboy attire. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Palace Theater

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.8 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The 1925 historic theater is rumoured to be haunted by the apparitions of a man, a woman and a child. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cobblestone Antiques

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.8 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    This antiques store is rumoured to be haunted by three spirits from a historical era. Dating back to 1895, much of the paranormal activity, including strange noises and items being thrown by unseen hands, has been reported in the upstairs section of the shop. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Williamson County Courthouse

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.9 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The 1911 courthouse building is haunted by a woman in a long dress, who has been seen throughout the building wandering around in a dazed state. In the archival room, book pages have been known to flip over by themselves, and a ghostly man has been seen vanishing around ...


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    1894 Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.9 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Dating back to (you guessed it) 1894, this old building is now an artists studio. The place is haunted by Luther Saint Paul Miller, a former owner. His apparition used to be seen standing at the top of the staircase, but he has not been seen since the interior ...


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    Masonic Building - Gumbo's North

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.9 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    A restaurant serving delicious southern cuisine now stands on the premises of this 1900 masonic building, which is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the upstairs apartments reported that doors would open and close of their own accord, and cold spots and a strange presence were also felt. (Submitted ...


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    M.B. Lockett Building

    Georgetown, Texas

    25.9 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The third floor of 1896 building is haunted. Housing a banquet hall, staff would often report hearing disembodied footsteps and furniture moving around from the otherwise empty room. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Colorado River Forest

    Bastrop, Texas

    29.2 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    This location has had numerous sightings of Slenderman. There is a large forest where you can find symbols marked on trees, as well as abandoned buildings. Many sigtings of UFOS's have been reported as well. This place is a hot spot for cryptid activity. (Submitted by Morgan)


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    Thompson Island Bridge

    San Marcos, Texas

    29.7 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Thompson Island Bridge is said to be a favorite spot for the spirit of a Confederate soldier. His apparition, with his rifle, is said to appear more often before or during times of war. According to legend, the man lived in a nearby cabin and had made a promise with ...


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    Devil's Backbone

    Canyon Lake, Texas

    34.5 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    This beautiful scenic spot in Texas hill country is said to be haunted by a Native American cattle herder named Drago, a fatally injured miner's widow, and the spirit of a wolf. Other spirits seen here include Confederate soldiers, Spanish monks, and an apparition that appears on the hoods of ...


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    Stage Stop Ranch

    Fischer, Texas

    35.2 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Guests and people driving by have reported seeing a shadowy figure hanging from a tree near the front of the ranch, as well as a wagon that drives past by itself late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The San Marcos River Entity

    Luling, Texas

    36.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    An invisible presence haunts the banks of the San Marcos River. An ominous feeling and impressions in the grass mark the place where the invisible presence passes.


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    Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital

    Luling, Texas

    41.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Mr. Davis himself is said to haunt this hospital. Staff have reported that doors open and close by themselves and medicine has been knocked to the ground before their eyes.


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    Adobe Verde

    New Braunfels, Texas

    42.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Once a 1920s electric cotton gin and now a Tex-Mex restaurant, Adobe Verde is the home of Frank, a ghost who likes to play pranks. According to local legend, Frank was a groundskeeper and a victim of unrequited love--he hanged himself from the rafters, and his spirit never left the ...


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    Faust Hotel

    New Braunfels, Texas

    45.2 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    There have been newspaper articles written about this hotel's ghost. It has been seen drifting in the hallways on an upper floor, floating through closed doors, and turning the water and electricity on an off, among other things.


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    Milam Street

    Seguin, Texas

    49.6 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Milam Street is haunted, locals say, by a headless ghost. Although the ghost's identity is unknown, his pattern is unwavering: He walks from Riverside Cemetery due north. He's thought to be a Confederate soldier who lost his head to a cannonball.


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    Maxdale Cemetery and Bridge

    Killeen, Texas

    50 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Pay a visit here and you may encounter a ghost with a limp, who may have been a former cemetery caretaker. Folks say the small iron bridge here is haunted as well. Local legend has it that if you stop on the bridge, turn off your headlights, count to 10, ...


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    Texas Lutheran University

    Seguin, Texas

    50.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The Wupperman Theatre is said to house the ghost of a small girl wearing a blue dress, and she seems to want to play hide-and-seek. Lights flicker and the trap door opens by itself at times. In the Trinity Building dorm, lights can be seen to flicker on and off, ...


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    Saint James Inn

    Gonzales, Texas

    55.5 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The 1914 historic inn was built by a merchant seaman, and is allegedly haunted by the former owner, his daughter and three other separate entities. Guest reports range from being awoken by a ghostly man in a dinner suit to seeing a female spirit in old-fashioned clothing roaming the ...


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    Hastings Books - Randalls Food Store

    Killeen, Texas

    56.8 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Employees here have felt a ghostly presence who has been known to knock merchandise off racks or set up pyramids of canned food in the aisles during the night.


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    Old Bell County Jail

    Belton, Texas

    57.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Dating back to the 1850's, the old county jail is now a private residence. Reports say a glaring man, possibly a former prisoner, was seen staring down into the street when the place was for sale for a period of time. Upon investigation, the building was empty. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Wedemeyer Academy

    Belton, Texas

    57.6 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Formerly a boy's school during the 1800's, this historic building may soon become a bed and breakfast inn. The place is haunted by a number of spirits, including former students and the apparition of a former owner. Footsteps have been heard on the stairs, and a strange voice has ...


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    Woman Hollering Creek

    Schertz, Texas

    60.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    This creek was most probably named after the La Llorona myth. La Larona (the Weeping Woman) is the hispanic boogey-woman. She appears everywhere and the story is always the same: a woman drowns her child in a river/lake/ocean/pond/drainage ditch/bathtub and then spends all eternity wailing for her ...


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    Comanche Lookout Park

    San Antonio, Texas

    60.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Built by a local man long ago who wanted his home to look like a castle, this property is now owned by the city of San Antonio.  It is said that strange lights are often seen coming out of the tower.


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    Von Minden Hotel

    Schulenburg, Texas

    64.4 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Built in 1927, the Von Minden Hotel is rumored to be haunted by at least two ghosts, perhaps stemming from two known deaths here. Long ago in Room 23, a railroad worker died of an illness in his sleep, and in Room 37 a WWII veteran jumped after finding that ...


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    Dabb's Railroad Hotel

    Llano, Texas

    64.8 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The hotel dates back to 1907, and was situated near the railroad to draw in weary travellers. Apparently, some were so tired that they never left, according to the current owners. During the renovations, a lot of ghostly activity was reported, although it settled down after their completion. ...


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    Spanish Main Apartments

    San Antonio, Texas

    67.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Numerous sightings of a little boy in period clothing roaming the apartment complex. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Silver Creek Saloon and Restaurant - Robert Striegler House

    Fredericksburg, Texas

    67.1 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Dating back to 1905, the historic house is now a restaurant and saloon. The place is haunted by a female apparition in period clothing, perhaps the wife of the original builder. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Victoria's Black Swan Inn

    San Antonio, Texas

    67.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    A variety of ghostly activity has been claimed at this current wedding venue. Full-body apparitions, dolls moving location, eerie music, cold spots, doors opening and closing under their own volition and other haunted happenings.


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    Alte Welt Gasthof - Old World Inn

    Fredericksburg, Texas

    67.3 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Housed in the 1915 Stehling Building, the building housed a clothing store and a boarding house when it first opened to the immigrant community. Although reports of hauntings here are largely unsubstantiated, a guest staying at the inn reported sighting a grey shade in their room, while another heard ...


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    Boerne Emporium

    Boerne, Texas

    67.6 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The 1908 antique store is haunted by a young boy in old-fashioned clothing. Running footsteps and ghostly laughter have also been reported here. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dienger Building - Boerne Public Library

    Boerne, Texas

    67.6 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Dienger Building or Boerne Public Library was built by Joseph and Ida Dienger in 1887. It was originally a dry-goods grocery store with the family living quarters upstairs. When the city purchased the building in 1991, ghost stories began to be told. Locals saw lights going on and off in ...


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    Ye Kendall Inn

    Boerne, Texas

    67.7 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    At Ye Kendall Inn, according to local lore, reside the spirits of Erastus and Sarah Reed, who bought the land on which the inn stands in 1859. The Old Reed House, as it was called back then, was a stagecoach stop. Reports say the spots most often visited by the ...


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    Country Spirit - La Mansion

    Boerne, Texas

    67.7 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    La Mansion Mexican restaurant, formerly El Chaparral and before that, Country Spirit, is said to be haunted by three ghosts named David, Augustine and Fred. David is the spirit of a teen who, according to local lore, drowned in the upstairs bathroom's claw-foot tub and he still haunts that room. ...


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    Fort Sam Houston

    San Antonio, Texas

    68.4 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    The Officer's Quarters are said to be haunted. People claim that items move around on their own volition and people claim to see lights when there is no one there.


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    North Star Mall

    San Antonio, Texas

    68.6 miles from the center of Austin, TX

    Allegedly haunted by "shadows" that brush past you and whisper your name.


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