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Mildly creepy--

The Shadowlands lists the Omni Hotel as being a haunted site in Austin:

"Austin - Omni Hotel - downtown- a man committed suicide by jumping from balcony And fell to his death. His name was Jack and since he never paid his room his name still stays in the computer log in stays. Night maids have said to hear him in his room still moving around when the rooms not occupied and guest report noises at night."

Creepy. I was there when that happened, and saw the priest--the rector of my church--performing last rites on him. It was Good Friday, so he was wearing red and black vestments. There was glass scattered all over the road--he hit a car.


Deplorable grammar on that site, BTW.


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Apr. 9th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Oooh...creepy. I really ought to go on the haunted tour of Austin, if they're still doing it...
Apr. 9th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
Jack Legion. I like the sound of that.
Apr. 10th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
Apr. 10th, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
Really interesting! I have been meaning to go on the haunted places tour for a long time. The writing style is deplorable, as you say. I might use some of the sentences to show the kiddos in my class why clarity is important. For example:

"Austin - Garrison Park - this park is located on Manacaha rd next to Crockett high school . It is said that if you drive down the road that takes you around the park you can see kids playing on the basketball court."

Yipes. Imagine seeing kids playing basketball in a public park. ::shudder::
Apr. 10th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
Eeek! That's terrifying! the LIVING are never so perky :)
Apr. 10th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
You saw the aftermath of that? Yikes. :/
Apr. 10th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
*nod* well, I didn't see blood, I tried not to look, but I did see the priest performing the rites over the body. I just didn't look at the body.
Apr. 11th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
How can you be THE Austin goth if you won't look at dead bodies? Geez that would be like a goth wearing bright colors...oh wait....
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