Ghost Stories in Eureka Springs

Spirits Tour

During the Eureka Springs Fleur Delicious Weekend the Crescent Hotel will be participating with a Spookalicious Tour and Spirit Tasting.   Michelle McDonald will host a 1 1/2 hour Spirits Tour of the haunted Crescent Hotel which will end in the morgue. There you will be met by Keith Scales, as Dr. Norman Baker, where you will get a taste of the drink “Secret Remedy No. 5″ (virgin version available.)

Tours: July 8th, 9th, & 10th 2014 @ 9:30pm

Price: $20 plus tax for Adults; Children 12 and under $10. Tickets available at the Crescent Hotel, mention “Spookalicious”. 479-253-9766

For more information on Fleur Delicious Weekend, click here.

The Missing Ring

Basin Park Hotel Spirit Experience
Eureka Springs, AR

That evening, I removed the ring from my finger 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 sifting through the luggage items I gave up, raised my arms into the air and said aloud, “When you finish playing with the ring, please return it to me.”  Somehow I had a feeling it was a female spirit; a child.  Read more…

Basin Park Hotel Ghost Investigation RECAP

GHOST TOUR MANAGER’S REPORT ON BASIN PARK INVESTIGATION.

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Ice and snow prevented Larry Flaxman’s invaluable participation and kept a few ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) fans at home, but we had a marvelous group of guests and the nocturnal investigations of the 1886 Crescent and 1905 Basin Park hotels were thoroughly enjoyable.

The Crescent obliged, as always, with indications of unseen presences, some great orb pictures and odd, inexplicable occurrences.  In January the plan had been to empty the Basin Park completely and explore the entire building while it was vacant – but then the ice came down and that plan had to be abandoned. By mid-February we had guests booked in already, but we were able to close down two floors and turn off hall lights. We started around 9 pm in the curious “cave” at the back of the Basin Park Hotel on street level – a high, wide aperture in the bluff against which the building is built. There were 20 guests and four Crescent Hotel tour guides. After explaining that, as none of us knew much about the Basin Park, we were all starting without preconceptions, we headed for the sixth floor.

We split into two groups. One party explored the Grand Ballroom, famous for the barefoot ball, the other the Lucky Seven Bar and Billiard Room, site of much illicit activity during Prohibition.  The orbs in the dark and cavernous Ballroom were brilliant and highly energized. In cameras we could see them performing aerial stunts, diving and swooping in the gloom – bright white, perfectly spherical and definitely not dust or insects.

Apart from spikes here and there on our EMF meters, the next major event took place in Room 519, which is known as one of the active spaces in the building. Several readers came up with the exactly the same finding – there seemed to be someone lying on the bed! We checked all around for sources of A/C current – there seemed to be no earthly reason for the off-the-chart readings down the center of the king bed in the center of the room.

On the third floor, room 313 showed a high rate of impulses, so we crowded in, closed the door, fell silent and then called to anyone who might be present. The impulses stopped, and try as we might, we could get no more response. Perhaps the entity did not like been in a tight space with so many strangers!

Throughout the rest of the investigation, slight phenomena occurred – someone felt cold on the back of their neck, apps produced words seemed uncannily apropos, spots where the meters responded seemed to move around, etc. No full body apparitions, nothing moved and no one poked or spoken to. We all wished we had more sophisticated equipment to follow up on what seemed to be strong indications. A little after midnight we called it a night.

So now we are looking forward to next January, when ESP weekend will be spread over two weekends – that way we should be able to keep the groups small enough to conduct serious explorations, our investigations will not be weather dependent and we will be bringing in more heavy-duty equipment.

So join us in 2015, to conduct a fully-equipped search, led by veteran paranormal investigators, of the 1886 Crescent and 1905 Basin park hotels in historic Eureka Springs!

FOOTNOTE – to all who were this us on this escapade: if you have pictures or experiences to share of your night at the Basin park – and we know some of you have some great stuff – do please send what you have to Barbara Kennedy  at Crescentghosts@gmail.com – we would love to post and archive all the evidence we gather very beginning!

Thanks, and we hope to see you all on the first weekend of  2015 – when ESP attendance will be capped at a reasonable number for serious investigation, and repeated the on the second weekend!

 

See you in the shadows – Keith Scales

For more information on ghost hunts and ghost tours, visit americasmosthauntedhotel.com

ESP Weekend Rescheduled

The Basin Park Hotel paranormal investigation has been rescheduled for Sunday, ESP weekendFebruary 9th.
This event is part of the Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend that took place in the beginning of January.  The Basin Park Hotel investigation was canceled and rescheduled due to inclement weather. 

Join us in this first time ever event where the active spaces of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel will be closed off to the public and only open to ghost hunter attendees.

 

 2 Night Stay ESP package (Crescent Hotel):

2 Night Stay in a Premium Room at the 1886 Crescent Hotel
Saturday night guided investigation of the haunted rooms and morgue at the Crescent Hotel with Larry Flaxman
Sunday Brunch for Two
Sunday Night Private Ghost Investigation at the Basin Park Hotel
Monday Morning Review

$148 plus taxes and fees. Valid Saturday & Sunday, 2/8 & 2/9.

*Also available: BUY 1, Get 1 FREE ticket to a Not Really A Door, Flickering Tales, or Ghost Tours. Must call hotel to reserve: 877-342-9766

Check Availability.

 

 1 Night Stay ESP package (Crescent Hotel):

1 Night Stay in a Premium Room at the 1886 Crescent Hotel
Sunday night private ghost investigation at the Basin Park Hotel
Monday Morning Review

$69 plus taxes and fees. Valid Sunday, 2/9 Only

Check Availability.

 

1 Night Stay ESP package (Basin Park Hotel):

1 Night Stay in a Premium Room at the 1905 Basin Park Hotel
Sunday night private ghost investigation at the Basin Park Hotel
Monday Morning Review

$69 plus taxes and fees. Valid Sunday, 2/9 Only.  Call hotel for availability: 877-643-4972

Haunted Arkansas: Crescent Hotel

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Perhaps the most popular haunted Arkansas destination is the legendary Crescent Hotel, constructed in 1886. The long history of the hotel is represented through the ghosts that still inhabit its halls and walls. Not only do tourists learn about secret underground passages, they also receive a special treat of visiting the basement room that was once the morgue. It still contains an old autopsy table. That room was part of perhaps the strangest chapter in the Crescent’s history from 1937-39, when Norman Baker of Iowa bought the hotel and converted it into his third cancer facility, naming it the Baker Hospital of Eureka Springs. Read more…

Travelers411 features the Crescent Hotel

Travelers411.com features America’s Most Haunted Hotel during Halloween, listen here. 

View photos here.

Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

A 48-hour ghost hunt in 1235963_766501886712789_1509974153_n
one of the most haunted buildings in the country:
The 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR.  Event is January 3, 4, 5 2014.

Paranormal investigators are encouraged to bring all their equipment and be prepared to stay up at night investigating the most active areas of the hotel – 24/7!

All levels of experience welcome – come and learn from the pros, mingle, make connections, share your stories and experiences beyond the veil with other explorers of the supernatural and unexplained!

As usual, packages will include premium rooms, great food, entertainment, informational presentations by guest speakers and opportunities to meet ghost hunters from around the country. What better place and time to explore the supernatural then the famous mountaintop gothic chateau in the Ozarks, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas – in the dead of winter!

NEWSFLASH: We have restored the notorious Morgue to its original square footage! See the Morgue “reborn” with another original room, displays and a mini-theatre. 4403_90133342691_90120892691_1819136_8355802_n

BONUS:NEW TO 2014 – STAYOVER SUNDAY NIGHT for just $89 at the Basin Park Hotel on 1/5/14. Exclusive to ESP Participants ONLY! The Basin Park Hotel will be shut down, dark, and only open to the Ghost Hunters to Investigate! To book your stay on Sunday at this special rate, please call the Basin Park Hotel at 877-643-4972 and give them your confirmation number for either ESP Weekend Packages below.

2 Night ESP Package, click here.

1 Night ESP Package, click here.

View Full Weekend Event Schedule here.


It’s not too soon to start making plans for the biggest ghost hunt in the country!

Information:
479-253-9766
CrescentHotelGhostTours@gmail.com

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Crescent Hotel Renvoates Morgue

The Crescent Hotel’s supernatural activity is known nationwide, but until the late 90s, the building’s history was kept secret.  Watch and learn more here.

Intrigue Halloween Seance

Halloween Séance at the Crescent Hotel presented by Intrigue Theater’s Sean-Paul and Juliana Fay.  Once again they will try to reach across to “the other side” but instead of Houdini, this year’s target will be a former guest, patient and/or student utilizing artifacts from the hotel’s colorful 127-year history. The evening will also feature some grand new experiments seen for the first time that evening: hypnosis and mind reading performed on members of the audience. TICKETS Are Limited This Year!  Read More…

Click here for Tickets to this Exclusive Event!

Visiting the Morgue

Ghost tours began, concluding each night at the now famous morgue. It was in the morgue that TV’s “Ghost Hunters” saw a full-body apparition on their thermal imaging camera, something they called “the holy grail of ghost hunting.”  Read More…