Thank you to everyone who joined the group on Saturday. I appreciate each and every one of you for bringing your energy, ideas and input – we truly had a fun day at the Driskill – even though I didn’t know at the time when I booked the event that we would be sharing the hotel with the Austin Film Festival. It was a busy and bustling time the minute I walked in. I was so excited from just being there for the event, I wasn’t expecting all these people everywhere! So there was tons of energy rolling around from that as well..
First of all the Driskill Hotel is gorgeous. Haunted or not, I could have walked around that place all day – and actually kind of did. However, we received a top notch tour from our wonderful Guide Harrison. The tour was informative about the history of the hotel, the Driskill Family and Austin, as well as the hauntings. We were able to go up into the hotel to the floors were a couple of suicides had taken place and explore the area. My digital recorder picked up two different sounds that I could not identify – One a series of clicks or pops that were not heard any other place on the tape while Harrison was discussing a bride that had committed suicide. The other, and I almost laughed when I heard this one – was also directly after Harrison was discussing another bride’s suicide on the 5th floor where her ghost is frequently seen. He was saying – this hotel, it does things, it’s haunted…and a noise happened – like a whistling sound like when air is rushing in the sides of a window, or the kind of sound someone makes when they are making “ghost” sounds. It also sounded like it was made directly into the microphone of the recorder, not from somewhere farther away.
Harrison mentioned that the elevators at the Driskill do crazy things like Continue reading “Dining with the Dead – a Day at the Driskill – Part 1 – October 20, 2012”