Monday, February 25, 2013

February 'Michael Varhola Show' on Psi-Fi Radio

Had a great show with Donna Stewart and Kristal Preston during my monthly spot on Psi-fi Talk-Radio! We always cover a lot of ground on this show and it is frequently the best and quickest two hours of the month. Among other things, we discussed my new Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country book project and the kickoff of my research for it, Donna's Ghosthunting Oregon, and the upcoming Comicpalooza fan convention, being held May 24-26 in Houston, and for which I will be running a full track of paranormal seminars and events. We were also pleased to have Comicpalooza founder John Simons join us and talk about some of the other great things he has got planned for the convention this year! Anyone interested in listening to the show can check it out in archive.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Austin Pizza Garden

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- With a contract in hand for Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country, my wife Diane and I headed out Wednesday, February 20, to visit Austin Pizza Garden! I have been visiting, investigating, and researching haunted places throughout the Lone Star State since 2009 and some of them will appear in the book, but this was the official kick-off to the fieldwork I will be doing for the next year or so.

Austin Pizza Garden is located in a 115-year-old building that was run as a general store by a former Texas Ranger and veteran of the state's bloody Indian Wars. Today it has a widespread reputation as a haunted locale and has been investigated by paranormal research groups that include Texas Spirit Seekers. It is also restaurant with great ambiance that serves terrific pizza, so we were able to have a nice lunch while we were there gathering information for the book.

Thanks to manager Brian Ahart, assistant manager Jimmy McFeeley, Frank, Mike, and the rest of the restaurant staff for making the start of the research for Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country productive and enjoyable! Now to get started writing the chapter about it ...

Austin Pizza Garden is located at 6266 W Highway 290, Austin, TX 78735; phone (512) 891-9980.