Austin February 11, 2019
Stay Away From Austin’s Most Haunted Street After Dark Or You May Be Sorry
Thousands of people flock to Sixth Street every weekend to soak up the nightlife and rock out to some live music. But did you know that it’s full of spooky tales and haunted happenings? Before they were rowdy bars, these buildings hosted a slew of colorful characters. Some of them never wanted to leave. Stay away from Austin’s most haunted street after dark or you may be sorry.
Sixth Street may look like a hopping hub for college-aged students, but it's also full of fascinating history.
Before the city changed the street names to numbers, this area was called Pecan Street. The businesses ranged from pharmacies to convenient stores, and the area was peaceful and quiet. Today, this place has become the #1 party destination in the city, but it's not without its paranormal activity.
1. Casino El Camino
If you stop by Casino El Camino on a quiet evening, you might come across a bone-chilling spirit. Before it was a bar, this place was a boarding facility. Rumor has it, that this place is now frequented by a ghost named Mary. Bartenders hear her tapping along the walls and see her opening and slamming doors. Maybe she's an old tenant that's doomed to stay trapped in her previous home.
2. The Jackalope
The Jackalope sits in an old building that once housed a drug store, saloon, and billiards hall. Today, employees report feeling mysterious cold spots and seeing creepy movements around the bar. Who knows what kind of otherworldly beings float around in here.
3. Maggie Mae's
People love hanging out on Maggie Mae's epic rooftop bar, but it's not all fun and games here. This unique bar has a room that's full of guitars, and people say it's full of creepy happenings. Guests have been scared to death by a transparent vision of a ghostly woman.
4. The Driskill Hotel
The Driskill Hotel is probably the most famous haunted hot spot in Austin, and the stories will give you the creeps. The spirit of a young girl giggles along the hallways, mysterious cigar smoke suddenly appears in rooms, and guests have reported seeing lights flicker on and off. If you want to learn more about the Driskill's notorious spirits, read our feature article
5. Buffalo Billiards
Paranormal experts claim that Buffalo Billiards is home to 16 different ghosts. If you come on any given night, you might encounter the vision of a Victorian woman, a young boy, or a 19th century military man. Ask the bartenders for their personal experiences. They've undoubtedly encountered a thing or two.
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