• Five 'haunted' hotels
The Midwest has many supposedly haunted locations. Maybe one of these properties will call to you for your next meeting or event.
The Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI
Recently placed again at number 11 on a list of the nation’s top 25 most haunted historic hotels, Milwaukee's 125-year-old Pfister Hotel has many stories to tell. Some say its founder, Charles Pfister, still checks in from time to time to make sure all is well amongst the halls. From flickering lights to strange voices and loud footsteps to the the sighting of Mr. Pfister, paranormal enthusiasts jump for joy and fright at this venue.
Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, IA
The Hotel Blackhawk may have several ghosts calling it home, Cary Grant being the most well known spirit to have been sighted in the hallways, along with a woman in a red evening gown and one in a blue evening gown.
21c Museum Hotel, Kansas City, MO
Formerly the Savoy Hotel, built in 1888. The ghost of Betsy Ward, who passed away from a heart attack in room 505, is said to still reside there. Guests have reported the shower turning on and off by itself and music coming from the room when the room is empty.
The Eldridge, Lawrence, KS
In 1855, the Free State Hotel was constructed. On May 21st of the same year, the hotel was shot at by canon fire and a fire broke out. The hotel was subsequently rebuilt and destroyed multiple times before opening as The Eldridge Hotel in 1865. It is believed that the fifth floor, specifically room 506, are haunted as there have been experiences of doors opening and closing on their own, electrical complications, and cold spots.
Bullock Hotel, Deadwood, SD
Deadwood's town sheriff, Seth Bullock, doubled as a businessman, and he opened the town's first hotel in 1895. It’s said that Bullock died in Room 211 of colon cancer, and that his ghost remained. Bullock, the story goes, can be heard calling out to guests and staff and whistling. Alarm clocks supposedly go off even when unplugged.
Tell us about your favorite ‘haunted’ location in the Midwest, we all love a good ghost story!