Weird Homes Tour – Austin
In the 19th century, Spiritualists believed they had breached the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead. To help them And in their macabre communications with these spirits, they invented a diverse array of devices. And the world’s prevailing occult archeologist and collector of these spirit communication artifacts lives right here in Austin.
During the day Brandon Hodge owns and operates two popular shops on SoCo—Big Top Candy Shop and Monkey See, Monkey Do. At night though, he immerses himself in the bizarre world of tipping tables, séances, and ghostly encounters. This historian’s home is filled with an expansive collection of automatic writing planchettes, Ouija, séance relics, and other occult antiquities. Before you come, be sure to check out his Instagram and his website. You’ll find extensive background on many of the items in his collection as well as an excellent primer on the early Spiritualist movement.