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There’s more to Austin than meets the eye, quite literally. There are things unseen you may not know of—they can be behind a lamppost, near an abandoned building, or maybe hiding in your backyard with an untold backstory you’ve yet to learn. The city’s history isn’t only filled with heroic stories, but there are also tales as old as its heritage that you’ll probably hear during spooky sleepovers. Halloween may be over, but we've rounded up spots for a ghost hunting escapade that’s not for the faint of heart. Visiting these places is all fun and games until you hear unnerving whispers. You’ve been warned!

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Texas Capitol

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Every corner of the Littlefield Home mirrors the glamor of the Victorian era as one of the few remaining mansions of that period. However, it seems like there are more than the usual school-related events that take place here. Sounds of a piano playing and loud rattlings are allegedly heard inside—a little uncanny because no one lives here. Some say the mystery pianist is Alice Payne Tillar, wife of George Littlefield, but no one knows.

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The Driskill - In the Unbound Collection by Hyatt

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In accommodations as opulent and historic as Driskill Hotel, it’s quite impossible not to have your fair share of eerie occurrences. Legend says a girl who suffered her untimely demise in the property still hasn’t left. There are even accounts of her giggles being heard in the corridors! The next time you go here for a weekend staycation, be wary of playful footsteps echoing in the background.

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St. Edward's University

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Students of St. Edward’s University may think they’re the only ones here, but that’s probably not the case when everyone’s inside their classrooms. The university has been around for over a hundred years, so it’s not uncommon to hear bewildering stories. There are alleged sightings of a young girl in a white dress in Teresa Hall, asking students to play with her. It seems like a friendly gesture, but saying no and walking away as fast as you can doesn’t sound bad.

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Texas Governor's Mansion

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There’s so much history and prestige held by the Texas Governor’s Mansion. It’s been the home of Texas governors for the longest time and is now considered a historic landmark. When the lights are out, however, things take a strange turn. According to some rumors, the ghosts of two former governors still haven’t moved past their time as leaders and still occupy the mansion. Whether they’re busy signing papers or just casually looking outside, it’s scary knowing that there are more eyes than you can see when touring here.

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Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

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The beautiful architecture of Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is among the many things it’s known for. Another is the alleged ghost of a man named Jack who still hasn’t checked out of the hotel and continues to wander the halls. Numerous guests are said to have heard loud cries near Jack’s room—a testament that no matter how many years have passed, there are experiences you can’t move on from.

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Littlefield Home

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Austin, United States • Recommendation • 

Every corner of the Littlefield Home mirrors the glamor of the Victorian era as one of the few remaining mansions of that period. However, it seems like there are more than the usual school-related events that take place here. Sounds of a piano playing and loud rattlings are allegedly heard inside—a little uncanny because no one lives here. Some say the mystery pianist is Alice Payne Tillar, wife of George Littlefield, but no one knows.

  • Littlefield Home, 302 W 24th St, Austin, TX 78705, USA

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