Beware Thy Weary, For The Haunted Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX

Ghost Stories:
As the story goes, some people say that the Driskill is among the most haunted hotel in the United States. The spirit of a young girl bouncing a ball is believed to haunt the lobby of the first floor lobby. The second floor ladies' restroom and the staircase to the mezzanine. The girl is believed to be the spirit of the daughter of a Senator who fell to her death down the hotel's grand staircase while chasing a ball. Today guests report hearing the sound of laughter and a ball bouncing down the staircase. According to Austin Ghost Tours, the original owner loved the hotel so much that his spirit remains on the property. Driskill's presence is accompanied by cigar smoke. It is believed they the ghost turns bathroom lights on and off. 
The ghost called the "Houston Bride" is the tragic tale of sorrow after the woman's fiance called off wedding plans at the last moment, in the 1990's. The woman stayed in room 29 and helped herself to her fiance's credit cards. She went on a shopping spree, and was last seen on the elevator of the fourth floor with arms full of packages. Three days later her body was discovered. She had committed suicide by shooting herself in the stomach.

Late one night, two women who wanted to see a ghost decided to stop on the fourth floor and look around. The fourth floor was undergoing restoration and the halls were lined with plastic. They decided it was not a good idea to wander around and returned to the elevator. A young woman stepped out with her arms full of bags and packages. She walked past them without a word and headed to room 29. The women asked her if the restoration bothered her and she replied that it was not bothering her. The next morning the clerk showed them the room, which had been taken apart for the restoration.


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