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.”