Ghost Stories in Eureka Springs
Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend invites your to join us in another 3 Day Paranormal Event 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, and THE MORGUE at America’s Most Haunted Hotel.
Event Passes & Lodging Packages will be available soon.
1886 Crescent Hotel Becomes More “Intriguing” On Halloween Night
As if the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa wasn’t intriguing enough on Halloween, Sean-Paul and 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 Norman 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.
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.
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 this 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 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…
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.
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…
GHOST TOUR MANAGER’S REPORT ON BASIN PARK INVESTIGATION.
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
The Basin Park Hotel paranormal investigation has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 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
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
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
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.com features America’s Most Haunted Hotel during Halloween, listen here.
View photos here.