2024 Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

Get ready for the 13th Annual ESP Weekend (Eureka Springs Paranormal) in 2024! Join us for two exciting weekends of paranormal exploration and delve into the mysteries of the Crescent Hotel.

Our program, led by Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour Guides, offers a 48-hour immersive experience in paranormal investigation. You’ll have the chance to participate in overnight ghost hunts, hands-on exploration of unexplained phenomena, and gain access to the most haunted areas of the hotel.

Your conference fee covers guided investigations, exclusive behind-the-scenes access, informative seminars on the hotel’s fascinating history, and training to become an effective investigator. As a conference attendee, you’ll also enjoy nightly ghost tours, hospitality breaks, and a Sunday breakfast.

Choose your dates: Friday, January 26-28th or February 2nd-4th, 2024.

Take advantage of our discounted 2024 ESP room rates, starting at just $149/night (for a 2-night stay) exclusively for conference attendees.

Secure your spot with a 2024 Conference “All-Events full weekend pass” for only $225  per person.

Tickets are available at https://www.reserveeureka.com/attractions/esp

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the paranormal at the historic Crescent Hotel! Book your room reservations now and prepare for an unforgettable experience.

The Crescent Hotel to Go On Lockdown

The Crescent Hotel, famed for its spectral occupants and eerie incidents, will welcome a select group of paranormal investigators on the night of January 9th, 2024. This exclusive event grants 65 courageous individuals access to explore the hotel’s active spaces and guest rooms.

During the event, the Crescent Hotel will be under complete lockdown, necessitating investigators to spend the night at the Basin Park Hotel.

The night starts with investigators being transported to the Crescent and entering lockdown. After a quick overview in the conservatory, guests will have free rein to explore the hotel with the guidance of experienced experts. The investigation will continue until 2 AM, when guests return to the Basin Park Hotel, armed with a trove of intriguing tales. Participants are encouraged to document their encounters and share them on social media too!

An overnight guest room is required, and rates start at $149 for a one-night stay on January 9th at the Basin Park Hotel. Your reservationist will reserve your place in the lockdown

The cost for the lockdown experience is $150 per person, which includes transportation between hotels and the paranormal investigation at the Crescent Hotel.

To secure your place in the lockdown, please contact our reservations team at 877-456-9766 and mention the promo code: Lockdown.

Backstory with Larry Potash: The Health Hustler of the Ozarks

In a recent episode of his show Backstory on WGN, Larry Potash delved into the fascinating and haunting story of the Crescent Hotel and Norman Baker. The hotel has a dark past, having once been operated as a cancer hospital by the notorious charlatan Norman Baker. Baker’s fraudulent medical treatments claimed the lives of many innocent people, and their spirits are said to still haunt the hotel to this day. Through his expert storytelling,  Potash shed light on the disturbing history of the Crescent Hotel and the man who caused so much harm there.


America’s Most Haunted Hotel to go on Lockdown!

Crescent Hotel Lockdown

The infamous Crescent Hotel, known for its ghostly inhabitants and eerie events, will be opening its doors to a select group of paranormal investigators on the night of January 10, 2023. This exclusive event will allow 50 brave individuals to explore the hotel’s active spaces and guest rooms, equipped with state-of-the-art paranormal sensors.

The Crescent Hotel will be on full lockdown, therefore investigators will stay overnight at the Basin Park Hotel.

The night will begin with a welcome reception in Basin Park Hotel’s Jack Rabbett Whisky Bar, where investigators will have the opportunity to meet each other and discuss their plans for the evening. At 8:30 PM, they will be shuttled to the Crescent and go into lockdown. From that point on, investigators will have unrestricted access to the hotel and can explore as they please, with the help of experienced guides. The investigation will continue until 2 AM when guests will return to the Basin Park with many stories to tell.

Participants are encouraged to document their experiences and share them on social media, but no outside light sources will be permitted on the property.

This one-of-a-kind event is not for the faint of heart, and spots are limited to 50 participants.

An Overnight Guest Room is required, and rates start at $149. 1 Night Stay on Jan 10th at the Basin Park Hotel Your reservationist will reserve your place in the lockdown

The cost of the lockdown is $250 per person and includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Transportation between hotels
  • Paranormal investigation at the Crescent Hotel

You must Call To Book your space. Please mention this promo code: Lockdown.

CALL NOW TO BOOK: 877-342-9766




Guest Ghost Story

Recent Ghost Story from a Guest this week: 👻

“That evening we went out to eat with friends downtown where an older gentleman making balloon animals had handed my 4-year-old son one. We capped off our night with drinks and a sleepy kid on the back patio of the Crescent watching the first full moon of October. I get upstairs to our room forgetting we are in a haunted hotel from all the chit-chatter of the evening and put my kid to sleep and I fall fast asleep shortly after. Now as a mom to a 4-year old I didn’t think anything of it when he started crying in the middle of the night. I go up to him and ask him what’s wrong. He then points to the edge of his bed and says a girl was in our room and was holding his balloon and wouldn’t give it to him. 💀 At that moment the realization of our location, a haunted hotel, became very real! I asked him again and he points again and says “She was right there! She was right there! And wouldn’t give me my balloon”. My mouth was wide open and told him we would find his balloon in the morning and get some rest. I looked at the clock and it was exactly 6 am. Needless to say, every sound and shift in the room kept me up till the sun rose.”

2023 Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting for a weekend of paranormal excitement. Each year, we host the Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend, attracting ghost hunters and paranormal enthusiasts from all over the country.  The dates for the 2023 ESP Weekends have been set for January 27th-29th and February 3rd-5th. 

The weekend is filled with thrilling events and investigations, giving attendees the opportunity to explore some of the most haunted locations in the area.   Attendees will receive a guided investigation and behind-the-scenes access to the most haunted spaces of the property, enlightening seminars on the storied history of the hotel, and training to be an effective investigator

Check-in for the weekend begins at 4:30 with a welcome to the entire group at 5 presentations by Dave Harkins and Larry Flaxman will follow. Guests who have not been on a ghost tour will get a mini-tour. At 10:00 pm there will be a toast to the ghosts. Followed by investigations at 10:30 p.m. and 12:45 a.m.

Spend Saturday exploring Eureka Springs, visiting shops, restaurants, and galleries, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Ozark Mountains.  Then return back to the hotel at 6 p.m. with a special presentation at 6:30 by Larry Flaxman. Break at 8 p.m. and then it’s on to investigating!

So why not plan your next paranormal adventure in Eureka Springs? Book your tickets now and experience the thrill of the Eureka Springs Paranormal Weekend. You never know what ghosts or spirits you might encounter along the way.

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Call  (855) 725-5720 to book your room!

Mystery Solved!

Mystery bottles at the crescent hotel

The Baker Lore

What really happened from 1937 to 1939 at the Baker Hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas?  It’s a  mystery that sparked the paranormal and has been the subject of numerous books and thousands of reports.

The Discovery Re-Sparks Interest in Baker

In February 2019, a landscaper at the 1886 Crescent Hotel made an amazing discovery when she unearthed a dump site filled with hundreds of bottles.  A new clue to a long mystery had been discovered.

What followed was a formal archeological dig with archeologists that discovered bottles containing mysterious chemical concoctions and “medical specimens” believed to be a product of the years when the hotel was transformed into a “cancer curable” hospital by charlatan Norman Baker.

When the unearthing was first released to the press, there was international news coverage.  For years, there had been rumors of unfathomable bottles once being displayed in the hotel in an area that Baker used as a morgue, but never any proof, short of a poster that Baker used to promote his hospital’s alleged amazing cures.  

Those grisly bottles were moved to be included as part of the nightly ghost tours when you visit the morgue, but their contents remained unanswered….until now.

Mystery Solved

Larry Flaxman, best-selling author, speaker, and paranormal researcher,  has been involved with the Crescent Hotel’s paranormal conferences since 2012.  When the bottles were discovered, Flaxman was called and immediately drove to the hotel.  Numerous samples were handed over to the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the University of Arkansas to be recorded, but after 3 years, no progress had been made in identifying their contents.  Growing frustrated with no answers, Flaxman gained permission to take several bottles in early 2022 with the hope of finding someone to medically identify what was actually in the bottles.   After dozens of attempts and rejections, Flaxman had all but given up when he was contacted by Dr. Matt Quick, a surgical pathologist at the University of Arkansas Medical Center who specializes in tissue analysis. 

Dr. Quick volunteered his assistance, fueled by his own curiosity. Dr. Quick had previously had an encounter with the paranormal at the same Crescent Hotel years before.

Here is the story of what he found.