Ghost Stories in Eureka Springs

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!

Halloween Night “Dr Baker’s Experiments”

1886 Crescent Hotel Becomes More “Intriguing” On Halloween Night

As if the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa wasn’t intriguing enough on Halloween, Sean-Paul Untitled-1and Juliane Fay, the headliners of Intrigue Theater, will return for the third consecutive year to this historic hotel’s Crystal Ballroom on October 31. The 2-hour performance begins at 10:00 p.m. with seating at 9:30 p.m.

This special performance opens with nationally acclaimed illusionist Sean-Paul opening his antiquarian doctor’s bag and sharing some of the newest mysteries from Intrigue Theater. This will be followed by Juliane Fay, a medium of highly respected repute, who will call upon the energies of the spirits said to be residing in the hotel during a séance. Randomly selected members of the audience will be invited to the stage and a seat at the séance table to assist in reaching back to and communicating with “those who have crossed over”.

Intrigue Theater has created a new segment based on the disturbing accounts of morgue-halloweenNorman Baker performing autopsies in the Morgue. Sean-Paul will extract tumors from an audience member with his bare hands using only Hypnosis to eliminate the sense of pain. This will be a one time performance to offer glimpse into what might have happened in the basement of the Crescent during its days as a Cancer Hospital. It will only be performed on HALLOWEEN NIGHT – at the Haunted Crescent Hotel.

This a once-a-year performance has completely sold out by early October in years past, so those interested in attending should secure tickets early. It is an adjunct to the numerous Crescent Hotel ghost tours that will be conducted day and night on Halloween.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets for the Halloween Night Show

Click Here to Purchase Ghost Tour Tickets

Read “Haunting Ghost Experiences Revealed” by the Ghost Tour Guides, click here.

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel is located at 75 Prospect Avenue on Eureka Springs’ Historic Loop.

Haunting Ghost Experiences Revealed

Every night of the year, dozens of different people wind their way down the hallways and open, serpentine staircases of the five-story 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”.  Final destination: the hotel’s  “morgue”.  They just know they are strolling amidst what some would say are hundreds of spirits who still frequent tchGhostBldg_circa1890his Historic Hotel of America located here atop Crescent Mountain.  Each tour patron is eager to see something, feel something, smell something that they would categorize as a ghostlike experience enabling them to share that close encounter with their world.  However, several of those strolling along those same paranormal pathways have been there before, every night of the year.  These are the stalwart souls known as the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour Guides.  Read more…

GM’s mother reports haunted experience

GM’s MOTHER REPORTS MYSTERIOUSLY VIBRATING BED IN HER ROOM AT “AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED HOTEL”

 

 There is a member of Historic Hotels of America that is considered by many to be “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”.  The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is a mountaintop spa resort located here that credits the largest portion of its business to weddings and spa travel but just happens to have -it is said- “guests who check out but never leave”.  Regular guests to the hotel annually report numerous accounts of the paranormal.  Special guests do too.

“Several months ago my mom came down with three ladies for a ‘girlfriends’ getaway’ to Eureka Springs for spa treatments and to run over to Crystal Bridges (Museum of American Art) in nearby Bentonville,” explained Jack Moyer, vice president and general manager of the Crescent.  “I always like putting Mom up in a room that we have just refurbished or remodeled for two reasons… one, she’s my mom and I want to give her a room that is special; and two, I can use her to test it out and give me the unvarnished assessment of our changes.  Read More…

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…