Brad and Barry Klinge of Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab.
San Antonio's own Brad and Barry Klinge, world-renowned paranormal researchers and stars of Discovery Channel's Ghost Lab, will host a day of lectures and presentations with paranormal experts on Saturday, June 11 at the Crockett Hotel. The day-long event, which is part of their multi-city Resurrection Tour, will include a special ghost tour of Alamo Plaza and a gallery reading with clairvoyant medium and psychic paranormal investigator Dakota Lawrence.
With the longstanding history San Antonio has with ghost stories and urban legends, the event is sure to sell out fast, especially with only 50 tickets available for the event. If you're not lucky enough to land a spot, have no fear. There are still plenty of places you can go in town to do some investigating yourself and prepare for many sleepless nights. Aside from the most well-know ones like the ghost tracks on the South side, the historic missions, most of the downtown hotels, and wherever the hell that good-looking dude with the hoofed feet hangs out these days, here are a few others you might've missed:
6613 Bandera Road
Back in the 1930s, Judge John F. Onion Jr. moved into the house with his family. Apparently, the former owner, Joseph Huebner, died decades prior after he mistakenly drank kerosene believing it to be whiskey. According to Baylor University's Institute for Oral History, Onion constantly heard noises coming from the empty staircase in the house. He also experienced other strange occurrences like appliances turning on by themselves. The Huebner-Onion Homestead was designated a historic site by the Texas Historical Commission in 2005.
Sartor House 217 King William
According to the Russell Rush Haunted Tour, the ghosts at this King William historical site are more like Casper and less like the ones in the “Paranormal Activity” franchise that drag you out of bed by your hair. The house, which was build in 1881, was once a medical office and literary studio.
Willow Run Apartments 7543 S. Sea Lane
We won't go as far as calling this former motel a place Norman Bates would feel at home, but there are plenty of bizarre reports from residents who live at the apartments. This includes sounds of crying women and children playing. How long did you sign your lease for again?
Briscoe Western Art Museum 210 W. Market St.
Formerly the Hertzberg Circus Collection and Museum, patrons who are deathly afraid of clown don't have to worry much anymore. Saddles, spurs and stagecoaches are far less frightening. Still, in the past people have reported ghostly voices in the building and books rearranging themselves. It is said the apparition in the museum is that of John McMullen, a man who was murdered in the home that once stood at the site.
Frank 1150 S. Alamo
Formerly Alamo Methodist Church and San Antone Cafe and Concerts, the venue is now a hotdog restaurant that apparently inhabits ghostly beings. After the Rivard Report wrote a story about the opening of Frank in 2014, one user commented about “the little boy in the basement, the couple in the bell tower and the lady that chills in the lighting booth” and asked, “How will the ghosts fit into the hotdog motif?” Our suggestion to Frank: give customers a free hotdog if they're brave enough to take a tour of the basement alone. Call it: "Win a weenie for not being one."
Resurrection Tour with the Klinge Brothers, $60, 10am-7pm, Crockett Hotel, 320 Bonham.