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.”
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.