Monthly Archives: April 2023

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.