GM’s mother reports on her haunted experience

GM’s MOTHER REPORTS MYSTERIOUSLY VIBRATING BED IN HER ROOM AT “AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED HOTEL”

 

(EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS) — 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.

“So this last visit I put her in a room that we had just redesigned, a room that is adjacent to Michael’s Room, one of our more reportedly paranormally active rooms.  This is Mom’s story that she reported as she was preparing to depart back to the mountains of east Tennessee:”

On my last visit to the Crescent Hotel, I was staying in the newly remodeled room that adjoined the most haunted room in the hotel (Michael’s Room, Room 218).  The first evening as I was watching TV while sitting up in bed, all of a sudden the entire bed started rocking as if I had put a quarter in the “Magic Fingers” coin-box (remember those in motels) and of course there was none on this bed.  It vibrated for about half a minute then all of a sudden stopped just as I was about to jump off the bed.

The next night, I checked the door to the balcony outside my room (that overlooks the Christ of the Ozarks) before going to bed, making sure that was locked.  On waking in the morning, the first thing I thought of was that the heat had shut off sometime during the night.  As I went down the two steps to the bathroom, I was thinking that the floor was extremely cold.  (It was still dark and I hadn’t turned on a light.)  All of a sudden, I realized that the door that I had locked the night before was OPEN (with the big Jesus statue staring at me) …and my laundry bag was moved from one side of the room to the other, plus some of my clothing had been pulled out of the bag and was lying on the step inside the room.  (I found out later that this clothes deal was one of the most common pranks of Crescent ghosts!)

During my entire visit, I had taken numerous pictures in my room and caught many “orbs” floating overhead.  These orbs are said to be the “energy essence” of the ghosts.  Perhaps “they” were my nightly “guests”, guests who indeed added some “lifetime memories” to those two nights at the Crescent Hotel.  I wasn’t spooked, just intrigued.

I must say, all in all it was a great visit …and certainly full of surprises.

Moyer concluded, “Mom still loves me and still loves the Crescent.  In fact she probably loves it a little bit more than she did before experiencing these events.  Before, she had only heard about our paranormal reports but now she was able to report one of her own.”

For more information on the paranormal aspect of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, one should go to <americasmosthauntedhotel.com>.  The web address for general information is <crescenthotel.com>.

 

 

Scare Up Some Lifetime Memories

In July, bring the family to Eureka Springs for a Thrilling time!

The following tours and shows will Scare Up some Lifetime Memories:

Photo by Purdy Art Co.

Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour-Visit America’s Most Haunted Hotel. Everyday starting at 8pm.

Eureka Ghost Tours-Tales and legends of downtown Eureka Springs. Everyday starting at 8pm.

Intrigue Theater-Travel back to an age of Intrigue with the Illusionist and the Medium. OPEN Wednesday-Sunday.

Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour-Explore downtown with the legendary “stars” of Eureka Springs Wild West. Everyday at 11am.

Downtown -N- Underground Tour-Behind the Scenes walking adventure tour of Eureka Springs. Everyday at 4pm.

Flickering Tales-Huddle around the campfire to hear ghost stories of the Ozarks among the grounds of America’s Most Haunted Hotel. Everyday at 10pm.

 

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Ghost Hunters Gather in Eureka Springs

AMATEUR GHOST HUNTERS GATHER IN EUREKA SPRINGS

At last count, there are currently 49 regularly scheduled television shows being broadcast each week across the country that deal with ghosts and/or the paranor1235963_766501886712789_1509974153_nmal.  As good as these shows may be, to the ghost devotee sitting at home and watching, this is passive, second-hand paranormal investigation at best.  However, the weekend of January 3-5, 2014, ghost hunting becomes active, first-hand and personal here at the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa during the annual ESP Weekend.

ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) Weekend returns to the Crescent for the third consecutive year allowing those “everyday citizens” who have hunted or would love to hunt for ghosts and pursue those entities in a place they have seen often on television.  This year, the ESP event will again feature an expertly-guided, behind-the-scenes quest for evidence in “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” but will also include a one-of-a-kind investigation of its sister hotel, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, a very “active” location with unique stories of its own.ch & bph

“With the inclusion of the Basin Park Hotel into our investigation, it will make ESP Weekend one of the largest ghost hunts in the country,” said Keith Scales, director of Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours.  “This huge, history-making, three-day, hands-on investigation puts the tools of a paranormal investigator into the hands of our participants but is only part of this much anticipated weekend.

“We are also including an introduction to ghost hunting and training at nearbyIntrigue Theater, an up-close look at the Crescent Hotel during a special ghost tour, and unprecedented 970377_644400075594942_660437743_n24-hour access to known highly-active spaces such as rooms 218, 419, 3500 and ‘the morgue’.”

One of the most popular aspects of the past two ESP weekends was the expert assistance and advice from renowned professional paranormal investigator Larry Flaxman.  This year Flaxman will be leading the ghost hunt in both the Crescent on Saturday night and the add-on Basin Park investigation on Sunday night.

“The Basin Park Hotel hunt should prove to be the most hair-raising ghost hunt Larry (Flaxman) has ever led,” added Scales.  “Hotel management is not allowing any overnight guests at the Basin Park on that Sunday night.  There will no guests, no staff, and no electricity.  The hotel will be closed, vacant and dark to generate the best possible setting for close encounters of the ghostly kind.”

The full ESP Weekend Experience includes a welcome reception, an Intrigue Theater production plus ghost hunter training, a ghost tour, a Crescent ghost hunt led by Flaxman, an “all access pass” for 24-hour unfettered access of the entire hotel, room accommodations for two nights, in-house food credits, gifts and more, plus the opportunity to add on the Stay-over Sunday which features the history-making “closed, vacant and dark” Sunday night exclusive ghost hunt and investigation of the 1905 Basin Park Hotel also led by Larry Flaxman.

For more information and reservations for the 2014 Eureka Springs’ Paranormal (ESP) Weekend, one may go to americasmosthauntedhotel.com or check availability on packages here:

2 Night ESP Weekend Package, click here.

1 Night ESP Weekend Package, click here.

 

Eureka Springs Paranoraml Weekend

 

New and expanded

ESP WEEKEND!

January 3, 4, 5, 2014

in Eureka Springs, AR.

A 48-hour ghost hunt in not One but

TWO of the most haunted buildings in the country:

 The 1886 Crescent Hotel

and

the eight-story Basin Park Hotel!

                        Paranormal investigators are encouraged to bring all their equipment and be prepared to stay up at night investigating the most active areas of the hotels – 24/7!1235963_766501886712789_1509974153_n

All levels of experience welcome – come and learn from the pros, mingle, make connections, share your stories and experiences beyond the veil with other explorers of the supernatural and unexplained!   

As usual, packages will include premium rooms, great food, entertainment, informational presentations by guest speakers and opportunities to meet ghost hunters from around the country.  Ghost hunts will be led by renowned paranormal investigator Larry Flaxman, plus plenty of time will be allowed for free roaming!

What better place and time to explore the supernatural then the famous mountaintop gothic chateau in the Ozarks, the 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas – in the dead of winter…  Morgue_Baker'sAutopsyTable_1886CrescentHotel&Spa_10x7

NEWSFLASH:  We have restored the notorious Morgue to its original square footage!  See the Morgue “reborn” with another original room, displays and a mini-theatre.

 

NEW TO 2014 – STAYOVER SUNDAY NIGHT for just $89 at the Basin Park hotel

Exclusive to ESP Participants!

  INVESTIGATE THE BASIN PARK HOTEL as it will be closed and dark to GHOST HUNTERS ONLY!

 Note: Package prices and details are subject to change.  Check back to book online.

Friday & Saturday 2 Night Packages ($419.00) Include :ch & bph

  • Upgraded room accommodations for two nights
  • Welcome reception
  • Friday Evening Intrigue Theater show and ghost hunt training / orientation
  • Saturday Night Ghost Tour
  • Ghost Hunt with “renowned professional paranormal investigator” 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)

Plan a Stayover Sunday for just $89 and be a part of the first annual Basin Park Ghost Hunt (Hotel will be closed, vacated and dark — EXCLUSIVELY for ESP participants)

Saturday 1 Night Package ($219.00) Include:

  • Premium Guest Room
  • Ghost Tour
  • “Active Space” pass
  • ESP Weekend t-shirts
  • Saturday Night Ghost Tour
  • Ghost Hunt with “renowned professional paranormal investigator” Larry Flaxman
  • Team review of evidence gathered.
  • 2 for 1 tickets to hotel attractions (i.e. Not really a door)

      Plan a Stayover Sunday for just $89 and be a part of the first annual Basin Park Ghost Hunt (Hotel will be closed, vacated and dark — EXCLUSIVELY for ESP participants)

Expected Three Day Schedule:

Friday Night Arrival:

6:30      Reception

7:30      Intrigue Theater and Orientation

10:30    Ghost Tour

11:00    Ghost Tour

24 hour active spaces pass

 

Saturday

TBD     “Larry Flaxman on Paranormal Investigation”

Guided Ghost Hunt of the Crescent Hotel

 

Sunday

10AM   Evidence Review

TBD     Larry Flaxman

Guided Ghost Hunt of the Basin Park Hotel

It’s not too soon to start making plans for the biggest ghost hunt in the country!

Information:

479-253-9766

CrescentHotelGhostTours@gmail.com

 

Intrigue Theater “Cuts a Ladiy in Half”

During October, Intrigue Theater “Cuts a Lady in Half – Civil War Style”haunted26x

 

With the calendar flipped over to October, people who visit this Ozark Mountain village have in their minds two things: fantastic fall colors and seeing something unique, unusual and unexplainable.  This October visitors will not be disappointed.

Of course there are the nightly ghost tours of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa.  This year the interest in “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” should be even greater following their exposure several times on national television programs of the paranormal kind.  Those tours, which end in the hotel’s morgue, are nightly year-round; while this October, something weird is going on just down the street from this mountaintop spa resort.

There, in a church that was built in 1901, is the intimate performance venue known as Intrigue Theater.  The interior of the Gavioli Chapel has been retrofitted to accommodate guests anxious to1_imagejpeg952 see acts of mystery and illusion.  Being introduced during all of the October performances, Intrigue Theater’s renowned illusionist Sean-Paul will shock members of his audience by carrying out a revolutionary effect that was introduced to the world in the 1920s but with an added dimension of historic authenticity.  He explains:

“The Civil War was a time of hatred and cruelty; a time when brother fought brother; a time when our great nation was literally cut in half.  However, here in Eureka Springs there was compassion in the personage of Dr. Alvah Jackson, who would treat wounded soldiers from both the Union and Confederate armies in a makeshift hospital located in a cave near Basin Spring.  His medical knowledge coupled with the healing powers of the water taken from the nearby spring saved many a soldier who surely would have died without his care.  Unfortunately, many were saved only because of surgical amputations administered under the skilled hands of Dr. Jackson.

“It is this historical backdrop that will set the stage for our most ghastly illusion.”

For that illusion, Sean-Paul will recruit two volunteers from the audience – one to play the part of a union soldier, the other a confederate.  Juliane Fay of Intrigue Theater will lie down on a replicaIntrigue-Sawing-cropped-1024x764 of Dr. Alvah Jackson’s surgical amputation table.   The newly drafted, mock Confederate and Union Soldiers will strap her down to that table the same way they would a patient about to undergo an amputation.  Using Civil War swords and blades, Sean-Paul steps to the table and cuts Juliana Fay in half.   Then, symbolic of our once divided country, the two soldiers will pull the body apart into two separate pieces.

“Due to the intense nature of this illusion, we may only use this newly-added effect during this month’s performances,” concluded Sean-Paul.  “You may refer to it as our ‘October surprise’.”

For additional information, reservations and tickets, click on the following links: Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours Intrigue Theater, as well as  Eureka Springs’ Area Attractions.

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE INTRIGUE THEATER HALLOWEEN NIGHT SEANCE EVENT AT THE CRESCENT HOTEL!  Doors open at 9:30pm and show starts at 10pm.

Parallel Universes: Things Unknown

Who has not heard of the Crescent Hotel in magical Eureka Springs, Arkansas? Our nightly ghost tours provide an unforgettable experience – walking the restored-to-period corridors, recalling the residents of long ago, and lingering in the  Morgue/museum of glamorous charlatan Norman Baker. But there is more! The Crescent Hotel also offers other ways to investigate the Paranormal- including semi-annual themed conferences and live theatre with supernatural themes.

Our next major event will be:

PARALLEL UNIVERSES: THINGS UNKNOWN

A confluence of evidence, thoughts and theories on some of the enduring mysteries in the mind, on the planet and in the heavens.

August 23, 24,25 2013

Topics include:

DOWSING – Controversial, yet employed all over the world–Gladys Mcoy, Ozark Research Institute, will recount the history of dowsing around the world; give a personal demonstration; and lead a “hunt” on the grounds of the Crescent Hotel!

AUTOMATIC WRITING – for centuries there have been isolated individuals who, while asleep or in trance, would write down material that appears to come from somewhere other than their own minds – often elaborate philosophical and cosmological systems, sometimes beyond the comprehension of the writer. Where does this material originate?

SPONTANEOUS HUMAN COMBUSTION – Declared impossible – yet it keeps happening Larry Arnold, director of ParaScience International, author of ABLAZE! will explore several bizarre cases and propose various explanations for discussion.

PSI POTENTIAL – Do you have hidden abilities? Are you capable of remote viewing? ESP? Larry Flaxman, founder and president of Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, will administer a series of scientifically governed tests.

In House Investigations

THE DOGON – How did the Dogon, a tribe in Mali West Africa,  come to possess knowledge of astronomical phenomena invisible to the naked eye? The ancient legends tell of travelers who came to earth from the Sirius star system.Things Unknown - Marbles Blast - Page 1 copy

CROP CIRCLES – Man made? Messages from space? Both? The jury is still out! Thomas Stacks will present the latest circles, theories and controversies.

BIZARREKANSAS: An exporation of the stranger side of the Natural state! Performers ED and Karen Underwood; authors of “Forgotten Tales of Arkansas.”

LIVE THEATER: Not Really A Door-a one hour roller-coaster, keep ’em guessing supernatural, comedy thriller & Flickering Tales-authentic Ozark ghost stories told around a fire-pit, ending with a trip to Norman Baker’s notorious morgue.  Plus the Ghost Tours!

These and other fascinating unexplained mysteries will be examined in detail by experts and discussed by conference participants – you!

Join us at our mountaintop Gothic chateau in the Ozark forest for a weekend of exploration into the unknown, among like-minded friends. We are pleased to offer generous discounts rates to our colleagues in curiosity.

2 Night Conference Package

2 nights in a Premium Room, Breakfast for 2, All Events Pass, 2 Tickets to Not Really A Door, and 2 Tickets to the Ghost Tour.

$439 plus tax.  Valid Friday & Saturday, 8/23 & 8/24.

Check Availability.

 

Day Passes Available: Friday $75, Saturday $100, 3-Day $125  Check Availability, click here.

Call for passes 877-342-9766

 

For any questions, email: kscales@ix.netcom.com

Visit Americas Most Haunted Hotel
75 Prospect Ave.

Eureka Springs, AR 72632 877-342-9766

www.crescenthotel.com