After a great deal of discussion, thinking and rethinking I am proud to say that this week marks the opening of my Ghost Walks with the Museum of the Weird in downtown Austin. I think this will be a great adventure and I can’t wait to help lead people.
We’re doing things a little differently than what you might have encountered on a “ghost tour”, as they are commonly presented in cities around the world. I hope that you enjoy what we’re doing.
First, we are starting and ending in the private, air-conditioned space above the Museum of the Weird. Austin is hot and Sixth Street is crowded and busy. We want to help you get into this by preparing you in comfort.
Second, this is a “walk” not a “hike”. Again, Austin is hot. We are trying to keep the walking comfortable for people by limiting the scope to a few blocks from the starting point.
Third, we are seekers. We know that many who take part in these things are seekers too, people who want to experience the paranormal. So, we will not simply gather people like a herd of cats and lead them around. I will show you what I do to prepare myself to go into haunted places and how I keep myself open to encounters. That doesn’t mean that you will see or feel anything as we visit locations, but it will put you in the right frame of mind. After the walk, I’ll also give you a taste of some of the other ways in which I deal with the paranormal and opportunities to deepen your experience.
You will also have access to the marvelous Museum of the Weird, with the most fantastic collection of oddities in Austin, Texas. If you’re interested I will personally share with you some of my favorites.
To get your tickets, call the Museum of the Weird at (512) 476-5493. There will be a way to reserve on the Web soon. I will report developments as they occur.