Ghost Stories in Eureka Springs

Strange Experience in the Morgue

“My last experience was in the morgue at the very end of the tour when the ghost tour americas most haunted hotel ghost storiesguide was trying to contact a young man. I stood at the very edge of the freezer and my friend stood right next to me with her back to an empty hall that we all had just came through. While the guide was trying to communicate, my friend whispered to me asking if I had heard “that.” I turned to her and let her know that I only heard a child say something that I couldn’t make out. I then turned back around to listen to the guide. A few moments had only passed when my friend ask me again if I could hear “that.” I asked her what she had heard, and she had stated she was hearing breathing in her ear right between us. I bent a little and tried to listen but heard nothing so I just shook my head and turned back around. She then told me to hold my breath so she could listen and I did so for about 20 seconds. After a few more moments had passed, she told me again, “You don’t hear that?!.” This time, the look on her face was of horror, and her eyes were teary. I then shook my head, then turned back to listen to the guide. Suddenly, it felt as if someone took both their hands and slowly expanded their finger tips widely on the back of my head. I turned around but nothing was there, plus, my head was against the freezer so no one could have done that.”

My Legs Went Freezing Cold

Many people have experiences which are quite remarkable and which they cannot explain America's Most Haunted Hotelat the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. The following was sent by Vivian Angel and her friends. They were on my ghost tour a few days ago:

“While sitting and waiting while you spoke about what will happen on the tour, my legs, from mid-thigh down to my toes suddenly went freezing cold. I looked around for the air-conditioning and noticed it was not blowing on me and the rest of my body was normal. I then looked at my friend and she asked if I felt like the floor was shaking and I told her that the whole Hotel feels like it’s shaking. It felt kind of like being on a ship on water. She then felt something brush against her leg and looked to see what it was but nothing was there.”

Paranormal Pair Deal

Back by popular demand, Paranormal Pair takes you to America’s Most Haunted581671_4510311450328_1231570885_n Hotel for a 2 night stay experience.  Explore the haunted hallways and stories that have stuck around the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel’s past, venture to the morgue and grab a seat around the campfire during Flickering Tales. On your second night, visit the sister hotel downtown, 1905 Basin Park Hotel, where you can venture to the rooftop of the hotel and into the underground cave.

  • Stay 2 nights at the Crescent Hotel
  • 2 Tickets to the Crescent Ghost Tour
  • 2 Tickets to the Spirits of the Basin Tour
  • 2 Tickets to Flickering Tales (available for Friday & Saturday
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$324 plus tax Sunday -Thursday
$394 plus tax Friday or Saturday (includes Flickering Tales)

Valid 6/1-7/30.  Check Availability.

American Horror Story

American Horror Story’ Season 5 Spoilers: Possible Hotel Setting for Show

The site also cited The Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas as a potential candidate. The property, which was built back in 1886, is said to house no less than eight spirits, and was dubbed as “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” by many. Read More…

Spirits of the Basin

America’s Most Haunted tour guides have begun investigation of the Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs with a launch of the Spirits of the Basin Tour.  Our tour guides run daily investigations of the long rumored spirits within this 1905 landmark hotel that has already uncovered evidence of the paranormal.

Video of Energy (orbs) in Basin Speakeasy Cave:

 

Testimonials:

“Guests in room 309 reported they awoke at 4am to see a 6 foot tall man wearing boots, spurs, and a duster standing at the foot of their bed.”

“I stopped by my room to put some powder in my shoes.  I distinctly remembered the powder being the last thing I packed before leaving my home. However, the powder was nowhere to be found.  I left the room to go shopping downtown.  I purchased a simple silver ring and placed it on the nightstand along with my watch, glasses and loose change, then went to sleep.  The next morning the ring was nowhere to be found.  After searching everywhere around the bed and shifting through the luggage items I gave up.  I raised my arms up into the air and said aloud, “When you finish playing with the ring, please return it to me.” Two weeks later, while sweeping my home, the ring appeared in the path of the floor that I was sweeping.”

“Last winter I was doing room checks on the second floor, no guests were around.  I had checked the north hall and turned the corner into the hall, towards the front of the hotel, when I heard a door slam behind me down the north hall. I checked the hall again but there wasn’t any unlocked doors nor anyone there. I proceeded to the South hall, as I started walking down the hall I heard what sounded like someone jiggling a door knob. This is the only time I have ever been unnerved in the Basin.”

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It is important to know that while the America’s most haunted tour guides continue to investigate the Basin Park Hotel, the spirits tour covers more than just the ghostly experiences.  The tour captures all of the history and colorful characters who stayed, worked and died at the 1905 historic property. Tours are TuesdaySunday throughout the year – inviting guest to explore the legendary Basin Park Hotel, from the Crow’s Nest to the underground cave, and experience the spirits – living, dead and 92 proof .

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ESP Weekend Investigation

ESP Weekend 2015  REPORT

Every year we try a different formula with ESP and every year we get a few more elements right. The general consensus, from investigation leaders, participants and staff, is that 2015 was the best ESP weekend to date!

  • We limited the number of participants in the guided investigations, to avoid contamination of active sites.
  • We cut back on satellite events, to allow more time for investigations.
  • However, we did extend the hours of our popular ESP testing, and the Psychomanteum – this year set up in the notorious “Dr” Norman Baker’s penthouse – was available until the sun rose. .
  • Lead investigator Larry Flaxman, best-selling author and founder of ARPAST, shared his time and expertise with every ESP participant, and generously provided the investigation with thousands of dollars worth of highly sensitive equipment.
  • We instituted a long-overdue policy of no alcohol or alcohol-affected individuals allowed on the investigations.
  • We extended the investigation to include sister hotel the Basin Park, in downtown Eureka Springs. The Basin Park was closed and empty for the occasion.

And our new approach paid off !

We had an unprecedented amount of response in the 1886 Crescent hotel, from orbs to Eureka Springs Paranormal WeekendEVP to a mysterious dark blob that was captured on thermal-imaging camera and left marks on lead investigator Larry Flaxman’s back!

The Basin Park rewarded the first really organized investigation with abundant responses to the Ovilus, EMF and EVP meters. Especially in Room 519, long conversations were held, the instruments yielding yes or no answers to questions put by the investigators.

A young lady was talking to a friend in one of the rooms on the highly active 3rd floor. Her friend noticed a red line slowly appearing around her neck. They both felt an oppressive sense of unease and left the room. The mark remained for hours after. We have no explanation for this – but it is interesting to note that in the early days of the hotel, when gambling was a common activity, one loser who was caught trying to slip through one of the famous bridges to the cliffside had his throat slit by the people he was trying to avoid…

Did we capture any hard evidence during ESP 15? As expected, our instruments registered Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekendsome major anomalies. But, as with most supernatural phenomena, all we can say is: inexplicable, unrepeatable, inconclusive. However, as ghost-hunting equipment becomes more sophisticated, the percentage of irregularities that cannot be explained by rational means increases. We videotaped throughout the event. Look for an edited version – highlights of ESP15 – to appear on our Facebook and Website pages soon.

We continue to refine our ESP weekends to make the event ever more attractive to serious paranormal investigation groups. Every year we hear more positive feedback from participants, and 2015 received the most enthusiastic responses to date. Next year, we are planning to outdo ourselves!

ESP 2016 will take place over two weekends: Jan 8,9,10 and 15,16,17. 

The Basin Park will be investigated on the late evening of Sunday Jan 10th

We invite you to join us for ESP 16. Bring your group, bring your equipment, bring yourself, and your curiosity. See you in the shadows!

Keith Scales

Tour Manager

1886 Crescent and Basin Park Hotels

 

 

Theordora’s Room

“You’re in ‘Theodora’s room,’” the bellman says as I follow him down the hall.

 “That can’t be good. Who’s Theodora?” I asked.

 “Are you going on the ghost tour tonight?”

 “Yes.”

 “You’ll hear all about her. You’re in the second most requested room. The tour starts outside your door.”

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ESP Weekend 2015

Eureka Springs  Paranormal Weekend invites your to join us in another 3 Day Paranormal chGhostBldg_circa1890Event January 9, 10, 11 2015.  The ESP event will again feature an expertly guided behind the scenes quest for evidence in the famed Crescent Hotel but will also include a one-of-a-kind investigation of its sister hotel, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, which will be fully closed off and dark exclusively for event participants.

This three-day, hands on investigation puts tools of the paranormal investigator in your hands as well as an introduction to ghost hunting , tour of the property on the ghost tour and unheard of 24 hour access to “active space” including rooms 218, 419, 3500, 502 and THE MORGUE at America’s Most Haunted Hotel.

Lodging Packages:

Friday & Saturday 2 Night Packages ($395.00)
Package is good for two people

Includes :
Upgraded room accommodations for two nights
Welcome reception
Saturday Night Ghost Tour & Hunt with Larry Flaxman
“Active Space” pass
$30 per day Food Credit
ESP Weekend t-shirts
Team review of evidence gathered.
2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)
$395 plus tax. Valid 1/9-1/11. Check Availability.

 

1 Night Saturday Only Package ($239.00)

Package is good for two people
Premium Guest Room
Ghost Tour
“Active Space” pass
ESP Weekend t-shirts
Saturday Night Ghost Tour & Hunt with Larry Flaxman
Team review of evidence gathered.
2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)
$239 plux tax. Valid 1/10.  Check Availability.

 

Stayover Sunday for just $89  at the Crescent Hotel for the private investigation at the Basin Park Hotel.    The Basin Park Hotel will be fully closed off and dark exclusively for event participants only.  Call 877-342-9766 to Stayover Sunday at the Crescent.


We have capped attendance (and reluctantly had to turn some folks away) to keep the group sizes down to reasonable proportions. And we have extended the hours of access to active areas to include the entire night.

Late Friday and Saturday evenings, veteran Paranormal Investigator Larry Flaxman will guide small group investigations. When they conclude, the rest of the night is yours to independently investigate known active areas.

And on Sunday night Larry will be conducting a guided investigation of the sister hotel to the Crescent, the historic Basin Park – which will be closed and entirely empty for the occasion!

Ghost tours, a ghost play, Ozark tales of ghosts and the supernatural, personal ESP evaluation and the ever-popular Psychomanteum (this year constructed at the highest point in the Ozarks – the notorious Norman Baker’s penthouse suite, 502), van tours of Eureka Springs – all this and plenty of opportunities to meet and mingle with others of similar interests to your own – plus T-shirts!

If we were not able to accommodate you in 2015, please stay in touch and maybe we can be persuaded to run ESP for two weekends next year…

ESP weekend – a Eureka Springs tradition.

The Scariest Places in All 50 States

Cemeteries, hotels, battlefields, mental institutions, churches, hospitals and even entire towns in the United States are the stuff of lore, legends and campfire stories, meant to scare the bravest of people. These tales, whether fact or fiction, fascinate believers and nonbelievers alike.  Read more…

 

Halloween Night UPDATE

GHOST TOURS ON HALLOWEEN AT THE MOST HAUNTED HOTEL IN AMERICA… WHERE ELSE WOULD YOU BE?

 

It’s not just about trick or treating – on All Hallows Eve the doors are said to be open between this world and the next, and the spirits of the dead can pass freely from their realm into ours…

Ghost tours will begin as early as 5.00 pm and leave every half hour through midnight

Tickets may be purchased in advance online (recommended) at www.reserveeureka.com or at the hotel – but decide soon: tours from 7 through 9.30 are already totally booked!

Intrigue Theater is SOLD OUT for Halloween Night

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$21.50 plus tax, half price under 13.  27 max. on each tour. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a chaperone over 18.

Tour lasts one hour ten minutes – start on the 4th floor in the Faculty Lounge, end in the notorious Norman Baker’s Morgue…

Photography encouraged – orbs abound at the Crescent Hotel!

Absolutely no alcohol allowed on the tours, disruptive rowdies will be asked to leave.

The tour goes down three flights of stairs and along a narrow passageway – if you have accessibility issues, please let us know in advance.

 

Wait – there’s more!

FLICKERING TALES – traditional Ozark ghost stories told by trained storytellers around a blazing campfire! Tickets available through www.ReserveEureka.com or at the front desk. Meet in the lobby at 11.00 pm.  It may be a little on the cool side – blankets will be provided.

 

Staying over on Saturday? We will continue in the Halloween spirit with a special extra-long version of Flickering Tales, told by four (4) storytellers!

 

Checking in on TONIGHT?  Our supernaturally themed comedy-murder-mystery play Not Really a Door will move from its usual 10.00 pm Friday performance time to the previous evening, to accommodate demand for ghost tours on Halloween. Normal schedule resumes on Saturday, November 1.

 

THE WORLD-FAMOUS 1886 CRESCENT HOTEL – THE MOST HAUNTED HOTEL IN AMERICA – THE PLACE TO BE ON HALLOWEEN!