We recently came upon a video from a couple who had recently stayed in room 318 at the Crescent Hotel and captured something we just couldn’t believe. Please note, the hotel does not have central heat/air but instead has ac window units which are located at the opposite end of this room. Whether this was a hoax or not, you be the judge!
Back by popular demand, Paranormal Pair takes you to America’s Most Haunted Hotel for a 2 night stay experience. Explore the haunted hallways and stories that have stuck around the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel’s past, venture to the morgue and grab a seat around the campfire during Flickering Tales. On your second night, visit the sister hotel downtown, 1905 Basin Park Hotel, where you can explore the rooftop of the hotel and into the underground cave.
$324 plus tax Sunday -Thursday $480 plus tax Friday or Saturday (includes Flickering Tales)
Valid 9/1-12/13. Check Availability.
America’s Most Haunted tour guides have begun investigation of the Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs with a launch of the Spirits of the Basin Tour. Our tour guides run daily investigations of the long rumored spirits within this 1905 landmark hotel that has already uncovered evidence of the paranormal.
Video of Energy (orbs) in Basin Speakeasy Cave:
“Guests in room 309 reported they awoke at 4am to see a 6 foot tall man wearing boots, spurs, and a duster standing at the foot of their bed.”
“I stopped by my room to put some powder in my shoes. I distinctly remembered the powder being the last thing I packed before leaving my home. However, the powder was nowhere to be found. I left the room to go shopping downtown. I purchased a simple silver ring 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 shifting through the luggage items I gave up. I raised my arms up into the air and said aloud, “When you finish playing with the ring, please return it to me.” Two weeks later, while sweeping my home, the ring appeared in the path of the floor that I was sweeping.”
“Last winter I was doing room checks on the second floor, no guests were around. I had checked the north hall and turned the corner into the hall, towards the front of the hotel, when I heard a door slam behind me down the north hall. I checked the hall again but there wasn’t any unlocked doors nor anyone there. I proceeded to the South hall, as I started walking down the hall I heard what sounded like someone jiggling a door knob. This is the only time I have ever been unnerved in the Basin.”
It is important to know that while the America’s most haunted tour guides continue to investigate the Basin Park Hotel, the spirits tour covers more than just the ghostly experiences. The tour captures all of the history and colorful characters who stayed, worked and died at the 1905 historic property. Tours are Tuesday–Sunday throughout the year (tours will only be offered Th-Sun from 8/16-9/6)– inviting guest to explore the legendary Basin Park Hotel, from the Crow’s Nest to the underground cave, and experience the spirits – living, dead and 92 proof .
The site also cited The Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas as a potential candidate. The property, which was built back in 1886, is said to house no less than eight spirits, and was dubbed as “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” by many. Read More…
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!
And our new approach paid off !
We had an unprecedented amount of response in the 1886 Crescent hotel, from orbs to EVP 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 some 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!
1886 Crescent and Basin Park Hotels
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, 3500, 502 and THE MORGUE at America’s Most Haunted Hotel.
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.
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
$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!
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.
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.