EP 13: A Haunting on Main St. - Part I
Updated: Nov 26, 2018
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In June of 2018, I took a road trip with my wife to give myself a break from work and the show. We had heard Buda was a great place to visit for Austinites, so we decided to give it a shot. After visiting many of the nice shops on Main St., we popped into Old Town Buda Antique Mall at 212 Main Street. In here, we would be warned by the clerk about "the ghosts on the second floor". This led me to gather some contact info and plan a visit back to this shop, when I wasn't on personal time with my wife!
A few months later, on September 7, I ventured back to this shop to interview owner, Jeff, after business hours. I'd already fallen in love with this town on my first trip to Main St. back in June. I discovered one of my favorite hangouts of all time - The Cigar Vault. So coming back here to investigate ghosts in the building adjacent to this cigar shop was more of a dream come true than a road trip and work. Alexis and I had already planned that we would go grab a cigar and sit out on the patio and enjoy this night once the interview was done with.
Upon entering, you immediately see that Old Town Buda Antique Mall is filled with history. Cases and rooms filled with objects from various vendors that run the entire length of the 1st and 2nd floors of this building.