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Houston Ghost Tour Seances

Saul Ravencraft has teamed up with the folks at Houston Ghost Tour to create a unique experience. This is not your grandma’s ghost tour!

You will gather with other seekers in Spring, Texas for a walking tour of the area, while historians share true stories of haunted locations. Then you will gather with Saul and go old school to try to make some sort of contact. This will not be a “ghost hunt” with gadgets and recorders. This will not be like in the movies where you watch a medium channel spirits. You will be hands on with spirit horns, automatic writing, and other traditional tools of the seance. You will have the opportunity to see and feel connection with the spirits.

Saul will prepare you to safely open up to the spirits. What you learn this night you will be able to apply in your own pursuits of spirit connections.

Join us at one of the sessions below and experience what it’s like to go deeper with the spirits.

September 27, 2019, 7:00 PM
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October 4, 2019, 7:00 PM
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Talk Like a Pirate Day 9/19/2019

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When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7 PM – 11:30 PM
Where: Kick Butt Coffee, 6611 Airport Blvd, Austin, Texas 78752

Saul Ravencraft will be returning with the scurvy crew from The Brotherhood of Crossed Bones and his old mate, Professor Argo, for the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration at Kick Butt Coffee, Thursday, September 19, at 7:00 pm.

Saul will be adding his paranormal entertainment to a bawdy night of burlesque, shanties, parrots, rum! The event benefits Austin Pets Alive.

Put on your pirate gear, a swagger in your step, and join us for one hell of a party. (Did you hear about the rum?)

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Spirit Sessions with Miss Holly and Saul Ravencraft

We regret that we are unable to offer this event at Victoria’s Black Swan Inn. We will be continuing versions of this at other locations. To keep up with future events, please join our mailing list.

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Down the Rabbit Hole, Episode 1: Danny Thomas from Houston Ghost Tour

In this premiere episode of Down the Rabbit Hole, Saul welcomes Danny Thomas, owner of Houston Ghost Tour. They talk about the unusual world of taking people into the shadowy realms of the spirits. Danny talks about his experiences and techniques as a guide and investigator. Saul talks about his work at the seance table.

They are collaborating for an event on June 15, 2019. Click to reserve your spot!

Saul returns to the Museum of the Weird

Some paths fade far into our rear-view mirror. Others come back into view again, and again, as we continue the travel of life. Paranormalist, Saul Ravencraft says that he is pleased that this particular path is returning, at least in part.

“Scheduling made it difficult for me to continue doing tours at the Museum as other activities, such as Sherwood Forest Faire, demanded more of my time,” says Saul. “I enjoy the eclectic energy of that and have missed it, even though the time has been filled with other interesting projects.”

Those projects left a little wiggle room as there was need to fill some limited space.

“There was a space where they needed someone to do what I was doing on a limited basis to help fill out their schedule,” Saul explains. “This will keep me open to continue with the many other projects while still making those connections with people who enjoy the weird.”

Saul said he has missed the Museum since he stepped away in December.

Saul says “I have met a few people who came for tours as strangers who left as allies. I’ve done performances and readings for some of them. There aren’t too many places you can go to meet people who like weird stuff.”

Saul will be regularly featured on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to midnight. The museum features an array of curios & oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads, plus a gift shop. It is located at 412 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 and is open daily from 10:00am to midnight. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $8.00 for children $8 and younger. Tickets include a look at the broad collection of oddities and a tour of the special exhibits, including The Creature In Ice and the Sfanthor horror wax museum, as well as a personal performance by Saul. Call the Museum at (512)476-5493 for more information.

March: the Serpent and the Rainbow

When: March 11 (second Monday). Doors open for dinner and drinks at 7:00pm. Film starts at 8:00pm.
Where: Mister Tramps, 8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 (map)
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Join Saul Ravencraft for a look at some of Saul’s personal favorites in horror.

Wes Craven has gave us some great scares in his lifetime. His creations were not just about saying “Boo!” They went deeper inside you and tapped into both primal and intellectual places. The Hellraiser and Freddie Kruger series are what most people recall of Craven’s work, and you can go see those at any sort of horror film series. One of Saul’s favorite Craven films is a more obscure offering called The Serpent and the Rainbow. An anthropologist is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company to go to Haiti to discover the secret to their “zombie powder.” His scientific expedition becomes a twisted path to terror as science and the supernatural clash in a way that threatens to tear away his reason. Horror fantasies that drift along the lines of reality make those lines very blurry… and that’s where you find the kind of horror that will follow you home.

It’s an 80s film, so it’s filled with glorious practical effects. It was filmed in Haiti, and you can feel that.

Donations for this event will go to Doctors Without Borders, an organization dedicating to help get medical help to everyone, everywhere, regardless of politics. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

This interactive event takes place in the amazing 3-screen viewing room at Mister Tramps, where there’s not a bad seat in the house. Saul leads the proceedings with help from his sullen assistant. Enjoy each horrible reel with a live audience, the way they were intended to be seen. In between reels, Saul will share some of his paranormal entertainment, featuring some of his strange artifacts and “games” designed to push the boundaries and prove that there are, indeed, more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Mister Tramps has a fantastic food and drink menu, so come hungry. The more food and drink you buy the more they love us!

Join Saul Ravencraft live, 26 FEB 2019

What: An evening of weirdly wonderful entertainment
Where: Kick Butt Cafe, 5775 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX (map)
When: February 26, 2019, 7pm and 9pm
How much: $5 general seating; $15 preferred seating (reserved table for 2)

Come be a part of history as Saul Ravencraft does two rare public performances at Kick Butt Cafe, sharing the kind of entertainment he provides at private and corporate events.

There will be two live shows, exploring the powers of the mind, the strange, and the ghostly. It’s a wild ride into the realm of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. It will be theatre that happens before your eyes and deep within your own mind. “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

Saul will also be recording these programs as part of his promotional reel, so it’s your chance to help build the dream. Come be a part of history for less than the price of a good beer.

Tickets are $5 for general admission. There are a limited number of premium tables for 2 for $15.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.
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PLEASE NOTE: By attending this show you agree to be recorded and that footage used for commercial purposes. (See agreement details.)

Emergency Services Respond when Bathroom break threatens to go nuclear

In these sensitive times you need to be careful what you say, even in places that might be considered sacred. A man in a Home Depot bathroom gave a friendly warning to everyone when he stepped into a stall.

“You all need to get out of here because I’m fixin’ to blow it up.”

Here’s what happened next.

Mistaking what might have been an overdose of enchiladas for potential terrorism, a concerned citizen made a phone call to the authorities.

“We just had a customer here made what may have been a bomb threat. He said, uh, somebody told me there’s a bomb in here and you need to leave the building. He said it three times.”

Police responded and found no sign of an explosive, but did manage to track down the man and discovered it was all a misunderstanding. Fortunately, everyone recognized it was a joke and no one had to go away. Good thing he was in a hardware store and not an airport!

You can see the original report below from KWCH12 IN Wichita, Kansas.

The original KWCH12 report

A tiger? In texas?

So, you’re wandering around, trying to figure out the best place to smoke your weed, and you see an abandoned house. Perfect! You go inside, ready to enjoy some deep chillin’, when your buzz is all harshed by… a tiger!

A couple of Houstonians had just this experience. Unbelievably, they called 311, which was probably a very good thing. The tiger was underfed, thirsty, and housed in a cage that she could have easily escaped. Authorities picked up the animal and began her care while an animal sanctuary was found that can take her in. Here’s the news video.

No word as to what happened to the would-be stoners. Good on them for worrying less about their own jeopardy and calling this in before someone got hurt. The story could have been very different.