Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 31, 2011 Haunted History Mystery Tickets and Information


Advance online ticket sales end at 5PM October 31, 2011.
Please call 512-472-8180 or visit the Museum to purchse tickets after 5PM.

For the first time ever, the French Legation Museum invites visitors to explore the lesser known side of the Museum’s history. On October 31, 2011, under the guidance of paranormal researchers Robyn Ramsey, Melissa Burk and Darla Andrews, guests will learn how to use ghost hunting instruments, conduct experiments and search for paranormal presence in Austin’s oldest home.

“We’ve never done anything like this before,” says Director, Lise Ragbir “but we feel that this is the right to time to respond to the community’s interest.”

The French Legation Museum’s paranormal history has long been of interest to paranormal investigators, television producers, and neighbors alike. The quiet, rumored stories of ghosts at the Legation have brought visitors from near and far but until now, the stories haven’t been openly shared with the public. But timing is everything. With the 170 year old home about to undergo preservation work, the Museum collection will be moved off site during construction, leaving the house completely empty for the first time in almost 60 years. With construction scheduled to begin in November, the house will be empty of all its earthly objects this Halloween.

Dr. Gayla Lawson, Chair of the French Legation Museum Committee says, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Museum visitors to spend time in the empty house.” Dr. Lawson goes on to explain that while the Board and staff knew they wanted to invite visitors into this unique environment, “We wanted to offer a way to make the empty space exciting.”

Enter Robyn Ramsey and her team of paranormal researchers. “History and paranormal research go hand in hand” says Ramsey, leader of the team that will be conducting the research at the Museum. “It’s important that the paranormal research community partner with cultural organizations to fill the disconnect between history and paranormal activity. We’re excited about this partnership.”

On October 31, 2011, from 3pm to 2am, in groups of ten, visitors will have the opportunity to spend one hour with three paranormal researchers in the empty historic house. Guests will have the opportunity to record their experience in the Museum’s Ghost Log, becoming a part of the Museum’s ongoing history. Tickets for the hour long sessions range from $15 to $35 and must be purchased in advance online at the French Legation Museum’s Online Store, or by calling 512.472.8180.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My girlfriends and I are looking forward to finding some "activity". Should be fun. :)

October 31, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I visited the museum on Halloween night with a group of friends. I honestly thought it would be some hokey Halloween dealio, but NO! It was the real deal. Our group bypassed working with the ghost hunting crew and museum staff (at no dishonor to them!) to see if we could pick up on the activity for ourselves, without any knowledge beforehand of the names and events attached to the museum's history...and we so did! We had one brave staff member accompany us and she did not give us any info beforehand and did confirm much of our findings. There are indeed spirits haunting the museum. Their activity and presence could easily be felt. What an experience. By and large the "energy" there felt very good. There were a few disturbing things we encountered though....Great experience. I will never forget it.

November 4, 2011 at 12:23 AM  

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