Weird Homes Tour: Ghosts in the Machines - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Weird Homes Tour: Ghosts in the Machines

$10 per person Online Experience
1 hour
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$10 per person
Austin, Texas
$10 per person
Austin, Texas See Dates
What We’ll Do

In a weirdly wonderful new partnership, Weird Homes Tour and Atlas Obscura are thrilled to present a series of home tours inside some of the most unique and awe-inspiring homes and lifestyles around the country.

On June 9th, we'll meet the self-professed "Occult Archeologist," historian Brandon Hodge. He uses his massive collection of historical spirit communication artifacts and séance relics to trace the history of the Spiritualist movement. Here, in the midst of his Mysterious Planchette archive, Brandon will give us an up-close and intimate tour of the spiritual tools used to contact the dead and other historically significant items, including fragments of the Fox Sisters’ cottage where the religion Spiritualism was born, automatic writing planchettes, talking boards, Ouija, spirit trumpets, and other spectral artifacts. This collection truly has to be seen to be believed!

Our partner, Weird Homes Tour, offers a series of annual self-paced, self-driving tours for guests to physically visit the inside of homes, and meet collectors of oddities, rare art collectors, performance artists, painters, sculptors and architects in cities all across the USA. As you browse their 100+ homes you will see that they reject cookie cutter design and architecture and embrace the wonderfulness of weird.

Photo Credit: Thanin Viriyaki Photography

Where We’ll Be

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.

About Your Host
Brandon Hodge
Brandon Hodge

Brandon Hodge is a collector, author, historian, and a self-described “occult archeologist” who specializes in historical spirit communication devices. Long fascinated by the bizarre occult world of tipping tables, séances, Spiritualism, and ghostly encounters, Brandon acquired his first writing planchette while building a traveling spookshow featuring “haunted” antiques in the late 1990s. He has since amassed the world's largest and finest collection of writing planchettes and other séance-related artifacts, all featured on his popular website, Brandon is a respected scholar and internationally-recognized lecturer who has leant his expertise in the occult field to museums, colleges, and institutions worldwide. His home is filled with an expansive collection of automatic writing planchettes, Ouija, séance relics, and other occult antiquities.

What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account.

This online experience is part of Atlas Obscura’s Wonder From Home initiative. At Atlas Obscura, our mission has always been to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share. Now, more than ever, there’s a need to stay connected—not only to our sense of wonder, but to each other. Follow and share the hashtag #wonderfromhome for inspiring stories, more incredible online experiences, and live streams with the Atlas Obscura community.

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