Crescent Hotel - Eureka Springs, Arkansas
A number of rooms are
haunted in this historic hotel. Room 218 is the spot where Michael, an Irish
stonemason, landed when he fell from the hotel's roof during construction.
His ghost is said to bang on the walls and turn the lights and television on
and off. Rooms 202 and 424 are also said to be haunted. Outside of the
Recreation Room, the ghost of Dr. Norman Baker often appears, looking a bit
confused. He ran a controversial hospital and health resort in the building
during the 1930s. A nurse, dressed in a white uniform, has been seen on the
third floor. A woman in Room 419 introduces herself as a cancer patient to
guests and housekeepers, then vanishes.
Hotel San Carlos - Phoenix, Arizona
On May 7, 1928, 22
year-old Leone Jensen ended her life by jumping off the roof of the
seven-story Hotel San Carlos. Dressed in an evening gown as if she had
planned for a night of dancing, Jensen died heartbroken from the lost love
of a bellboy at a nearby hotel. Seventy-five years later, her spirit remains
at the hotel, leading some to wonder if she did indeed jump from the roof,
or if in fact she was pushed. The two different newspapers in Phoenix
reported vastly different circumstances surrounding her death. Since her
death, there have been reports of strange breezes, haunting noises and the
white cloud of a woman's figure throughout the hotel. Leone Jensen checked
into the Hotel San Carlos in 1928, and to this day has never checked out.
Queen Mary - Long Beach, California
From its beautiful
Art Deco salons to the depths of its darkest corridors, the Queen Mary has
been a constant source for stories, articles and documentaries about
supernatural sightings and other unexplained activity aboard the historic
ship. Even as this piece is being written, testimonials from passengers and
crew members continue to be reported and documented, all of them wanting
answers to what they have experienced. Do ghosts really exist aboard the
Queen Mary 2?
- Estes Park, Colorado
If you are a Stephen
King fan, request room 217. It was in this room that King, inspired by the
hotel, wrote half of "The Shining." Room 418 seems to have the most ghostly
activity reported. In fact, the entire fourth floor (formerly the servants
quarters) is quite active. Often, the sound of children playing in the halls
can be heard, even when no children are present.
Hawthorne Hotel -
The hotel is located on the Common which was the focus of the dreadful witch
hunts. Over 200 people died during the witch trials. Many of them may in
fact now be residing in this hotel.
Landmark Inn -
Lake Superior, Michigan
Around the time the hotel first opened in 1930 on the shores of Lake
Superior, a librarian in town fell in love with a sailor. He was to make one
last journey before coming home to marry her, but the ship and crew never
returned. The librarian is said to still haunt the Lilac Room, which has a
view of Lake Superior. She is believed to be watching for her sailor's
Farnsworth House - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Ghost Walks, Ghost Hunts and Gettysurg's Original Mourning Theater in the
cellar of one of the most haunted inns in America. (The Travel Channel has
ranked us the 7th most haunted in in the United States). They have a
reported 14 spirits in the house. Attic was overtaken by confederate
sharpshooters/speculated bullet that killed Jennie Wade came from the attic
"The Lady in Green" has been seen in the Mezzanine level
and the Hall of Mirrors. It is believed that she is the widow of the
construction worker who died, and her restless spirit seeks his body.
- Deadwood, South Dakota
The hotel was founded
by Seth Bullock, Deadwood's first sheriff, and he has never left. His ghost
walks the halls. Bullock was sheriff in the 1870s and died here in 1919 but
was never really laid to rest. He was the sheriff "whose gaze could stop
fights." Since then, nearly three dozen people have seen his ghost. These
include guests, employees, and managers of the hotel.
The Menger Hotel - San Antonio, Texas
One night after an argument with her husband, Sallie White, a chambermaid at
The Menger Hotel in San Antonio, stayed at the hotel (presumably with
another man). The next day her husband threatened to kill her. On March 28,
1876, Sallie was attacked by her husband and she died two days later. The
hotel paid for the funeral cost of $32, as recorded in the hotel ledger.
Legend has it that Sallie White still roams the halls of the Victorian wing
of the hotel. A few years ago, a guest wanted extra towels. He opened the
door of his room and called out to a maid who ignored him. The guest called
the front desk to inquire why the maid was so rude. He described the maid
and her uniform -- one that was worn in the late 1800s.
Equinox Resort - Manchester Village, Vermont
Mary Todd Lincoln
spent two summers vacationing at The Equinox with her children. Hotel staff
has reported spotting the apparition of a mother and son, believed to be
Mary Todd Lincoln and one of her sons
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Top Ten Haunted Hotels is constantly being revised as we experience and learn new things about hotels where the guest do not leave. So, if you feel we are missing one, please let us know!