Sleep With A Ghost -Guaranteed

SLEEPING WITH A GHOST... ...is guaranteed during the month of October at America's Most Haunted Hotel as every room -even Michael's Room 218 (said to be the most active room in the hotel)- will have a "ghost" on the bed welcoming guests as they enter.  [1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas]

SLEEPING WITH A GHOST…
…is guaranteed during the month of October at America’s Most Haunted Hotel as every room -even Michael’s Room 218 (said to be the most active room in the hotel)- will have a “ghost” on the bed welcoming guests as they enter.
[1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas]
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(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) — “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, is giving overnight guests during the month of October a guarantee that they can sleep with a ghost.   The ghost of the guarantee may not be of the paranormal kind but a “ghost” nonetheless.

“When guests check in to the 1886 Crescent Hotel, the question most often asked when handed their key is ‘Is there a ghost in this room?’  Well, during the month of October, Crescent front desk clerks can cheerfully answer ‘Yes!’,” said Jack Moyer, hotel vice president and general manager.

The 1886 Crescent Hotel, a proud member of Historic Hotels of America, has been featured on nearly 10 nationally syndicated paranormal television shows in as many years and is regularly listed at or near the top of all haunted hotel lists found online.  “USA Today has featured our hotel in full-page articles twice and NBC’s Today Show has mentioned our property on numerous Halloween versions of their morning broadcast,” Moyer added.  “However, the best national exposure of our ‘guests who check out but never leave’ was when Syfy’s highly popular Ghost Hunters program captured a full body apparition here on their thermal imaging camera while conducting an on-site investigation.  They called it ‘the holy grail of ghost hunting’.”

Throughout the years, many guests have reported seeing, hearing or feeling an apparition in their room during their overnight stay at the 1886 Crescent.  Some have even described those sensations in or around the bed while sleeping.

“It was the frequency of these random encounters that encouraged us to offer every overnight guest during this October such an experience,” explained Moyer, “even though in a somewhat whimsical manner.  We will be decorating each sleeping room with a cute, cuddly, three-foot by two-foot by one-foot white plush ghost to hang on to during the sleeping hours.  A paranormal security binkie has never taken a more delightful form.”

Moyer concluded, “As an added bonus, if any guest wants to take home one of these snuggly ghosts, they will be available in our hotel gift shop.”

For more information, one may go to CrescentHotel.com and AmericasMostHauntedHotel.com .

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SIDEBAR

The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has announced that on Friday and Saturday nights during October they will be expanding their nightly ghost tour offering.  The regular nightly tour, which takes patrons from the hotel’s fourth floor down five flights of stairs to “the morgue”, has added an “all of the stories, none of the stairs” tour on Friday and Saturday nights only at 10, 10:30 and 11 o’clock.

For more information, one may go to AmericasMostHauntedHotel.com.

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Norman Baker “Comes Back To Life”

Norman Baker “Comes Back To Life”

“CANCER CURING DOCTOR” NORMAN BAKER COMES BACK TO LIFE IN NEW THEATRICAL PRESENTATION

AT “AMERICA’S MOST HAUNTED HOTEL”, THE 1886 CRESCENT HOTEL & SPA


(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) –Thanks to such occurrences as being named on several lists as the Number One Haunted Hotel in America by such sources as TripAdvisor.com most people know or have at least heard of the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, located here high in the Arkansas Ozarks, and its “guests who checked out but never left”.  However, not that many know about the infamous Norman Baker, the faux doctor who purchased and operated this mountaintop spa resort in the late 1930s to be used as his “cancer curing” hospital.  But all of that is about to change.

Starting on Friday, November 18, the character of Norman Baker will be brought to life in an hour-long theatrical presentation entitled “Midnight Theatre In the Morgue of the Mastermind: Norman Baker Speaks”.  This intimate portrayal of this flamboyant, dynamic character will take place in The Crescent’s “Faculty Lounge” of this proud member of Historic Hotels of America.

The creator, writer, producer and star of this one-man multi-media show is award-winning actor Keith Scales, formerly of Portland (OR).  Scales’ exhaustive research on Baker will allow him to present Baker’s story from Baker’s perspective as Baker himself.

The hour-long production finishes in the hotel’s macabre morgue, a leftover from the Baker Hospital days, and will leave it up to members of the audience to decide if this native of Muscatine, Iowa, was a genius or a charlatan.

“Norman Baker was self-educated, a vaudevillian, inventor, radio pioneer, publisher, a mail-order mastermind and a millionaire several times over,” tells Scales.  “However, he became most notorious for claiming to have discovered a cure for cancer, a claim he ‘served’ to his patients when he ran Baker’s Cancer Curable Hospital in a retro-fitted mountaintop spa resort in the Ozarks of Arkansas in the late 1930s.”

It is said that much of the paranormal activity that haunts The Crescent can be traced back to Baker’s days while in the five-story limestone structure.  Hospital artifacts, such as Baker’s autopsy table and walk-in cooler where he kept cadavers and other body parts, still exist in the hotel’s basement.

“Since 1997 when Marty and Elise Roenigk purchased The Crescent and began to embrace the tales of the property’s spirits, probably more than 10,000 people have walked the hotel halls during one of our nightly ghost tours,” Scales added.  “In those tours, patrons were told of Norman Baker.  Now, thanks to our new Midnight Theatre production, patrons can meet Norman Baker.”

Midnight Theatre’s In the Morgue of the Mastermind: Norman Baker Speaks will debut on Friday night, November 18 at 11 o’clock and can be seen at that same time every Friday and Saturday night.  Due to limited seating, advanced ticket purchases are encouraged.  Those tickets, as well as the nightly ghost tour tickets, may be purchased online at americasmosthauntedhotel.com, by calling 800-342-9766, or at the hotel’s front desk.

For more information, one may go to americasmosthauntedhotel.com.