Austin October 04, 2016
The Most Terrifying Ghost Story To Ever Come Out Of Austin Is Truly Chilling
The tales from the Driskill Hotel will send bone-chilling waves of fear through your body. Though luxurious and ornate, this historic hotel is loaded with creepy ghost stories. Built in 1886 by cattle baron Jesse Driskill, this Austin landmark has seen its fair share of haunted happenings. The cocktail lounge is swanky and refined, and the ballrooms will whisk you away to the land of luxury. There’s one room, however, that still spooks people to this day. This terrifying ghost story is truly chilling.
On the corner of 6th and Brazos sits a fortress of high-end luxury.
If you want to feel pampered, there's no better place to stay. Keep on the lookout for supernatural occurrences. Some say these spirits never leave.
The lounges are cozy and inviting, but the stories surrounding them are chilling.
Guests have reported smelling cigar smoke even when no tobacco was in sight. Rumor states that Colonel Jesse Driskill wanders down the halls with his lit pipe and inspects the building from beyond the grave.
Ominous giggles sometimes flutter through the entryways.
Many believe these sounds come from the ghost of four-year-old Samantha Houston who died after falling down the grand staircase in 1887.
The most terrifying story will keep you up at night.
Room number 525 has a dark history surrounding it. According to legend, two suicides have taken place within its walls. On the same day, twenty years apart, two brides took their own lives during their honeymoon. No one knows what drove them to do it, but they both ended their days inside the bathtub in room 525.
Wispy figures wearing white veils sometimes appear in the mirror.
Many guests have reported spooky sightings around room 525. Singer Annie Lennox even said that the suicide brides gave her some fashion advice. Unsure of what to wear for her concert, Lennox laid two dresses on the bed and then headed to the bathroom to primp and prepare. When she returned to the bed, one of the dresses was put back in the closet.
The Driskill Hotel has a long history full of spooky tales. When you go inside, the concierge will gladly recount the famous stories. If you’re in the mood for even more ghost hunting, these
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