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The Texas Capitol pictured side-by-side published in 1925 and in modern time. (Laura Figi/Austonia)

If you live in Austin, you've heard it before: 'Austin has lost its weird.' Longtime residents might tell you Austin died along with the closure of the Armadillo World Headquarters, or the end of the pseudo-red-light district that used to be South Congress, or the steady decline in affordability for its heralded artists.

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Austin was torn apart by eight slayings dubbed the "Servant Girl Murders" in the late 1800s. (Austin History Center)

On Christmas Eve of 1884, the city of Austin was given a less-than-jolly surprise as two married white women, Susan Hancock and Eula Phillips, met their grisly ends to a mysterious murderer.

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The Oakwood Cemetery is said to have souls roaming around. (Steven Joyner/Austonia)

As Halloween makes us second guess if that cold spot was a ghost or simply the cool front, keep your guard up because there are supposed haunted grounds in the city.

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Radhia Gleis bore the tales of Buddhafield life in her book, "The Followers," and the documentary, "Holy Hell." (Holy Hell)

Radhia Gleis never meant to join a cult—in fact, she didn't even know she was part of one until decades after she had joined—and she's still picking up the pieces that her departure left behind.

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