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The Olde Park Hotel

The Ballinger

Join Kristen, Mustafa, and Daryl in investigating Olde Park Hotel, Old West Town, and the Old Runnels Jail Building in Ballinger, TX!

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Time & Location

May 07, 7:00 PM EDT – May 08, 12:00 AM EDT

The Olde Park Hotel, 107 S 6th St, Ballinger, TX 76821, USA

About The Event

OLDE PARK HOTEL HISTORY:

The hotel was originally a meeting house, boarding house, restaurant, music store, brothel, and antique store. It was also previously the Secrest Hotel, The Three Sisters Hotel. The Royal Hotel, and also the Park Hotel. When the park complex in front of the hotel was annexed, it was renamed the Olde Park Hotel complex, which ultimately led to the change in name to the Olde Park Hotel in the 1920s. Throughout the years, many people have experienced things at the hotel that they cannot explain. Disembodied voices, the feeling of being touched, full body apparitions dressed in period clothing, sounds of footsteps, objects moving, and some even claim to have seen or heard ghostly children!

THE OLD RUNNELS JAIL BUILDING HISTORY:

The Old Runnels Jail Building, built in 1925 has stood in Ballinger, TX right across the street from the Olde Park Hotel for close to 100 years! It was built to replace the other old jail that was next to it which was partially torn down from a two-story building and converted into another building for offices. They used to hang people in the upstairs gallows area of the old jail. The old building closed in the1990s and sat vacant for years until county officials turned it into a museum depicting its history. Since reopening to the public, strange things have occurred that cannot be explained. People have witnessed disembodied voices, cell doors slamming shut, people getting the feeling of being touched, and people have captured unseen voices on digital recorders.

OLD WEST TOWN VENUE HISTORY:

Jonathon and Kellie due to Old West times in Ballinger decided to create an exciting Old West Town venue for various events and for people to really enjoy. "Old Town" in Ballinger, TX hosts an array of buildings and structures calibrated from buildings and wood gathered from old buildings around Runnels County. They allow you to step back to a simpler time and style of life and enjoy an Old West town feel. As a person wanders through the town, they will enjoy the various farm animals, little shops of homemade items, and see things from the past that are still in use. They have six standing buildings (fully completed and built as of now to include an amphitheater) with twenty-two buildings to be completed by 2023. The buildings will all be different places throughout an Old West town. They plan to be a destination that will help Ballinger grow into a tourist attraction in Texas.

SPECIAL GUEST INVESTIGATORS:

Your guest investigators for the evening are none other than Kristen Luman, Daryl Marston, and Mustafa Gatollari from A&E's television show Ghost Hunters! Join them in investigating The Olde Park Hotel, Runnels County Jail and the West Town venue!

EVENT INCLUDES:

  • Meet-n-Greet
  • Photo Opportunities
  • Introductions
  • Paranormal Investigation of all three locations:

(VIP and ghost hunt ticket holders only)

  • Overnight stay at The Olde Park Hotel (VIP only)

Each ticket package is different. So, please choose accordingly.

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