Sleep With A Ghost -Guaranteed

SLEEPING WITH A GHOST... 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]

…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.”

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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.

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October Brings Ghosts and a Near Death Escape!

Located amid the hills ‘n’ hollers of the Arkansas Ozarks sits a 126-year-old Historic Hotel of America that has been dubbed “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”.  And it was not a “self-dubbing”.  Just last year the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, located here high above a community that is -in its entirety- on the National Register of Historic Places, was so recognized by TripAdvisor® and Yahoo! Travel.  It is only in recent years that the hotel’s “guests who check out but never leave” have become legendary.

“There have been tales of paranormal experiences in this building for as long as anyone can remember but thanks to worldwide exposure over the past few years on such television programs as NBC’s ‘Today Show’, Syfy’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ and A&E Biography’s ‘My Ghost Story’ , as well as a Money section’s front-page article in USA Today our unexplainable activities and encounters have been given  both credibility and notoriety,” said Bill Ott, hotel director of marketing and communications.

“Through August of this year, 13,169 hotel guests have taken our ghost tour.  Each believes that the orb or ‘what’s that’ image captured on their digital camera or cell phone, the strange ‘beep’ on their EMF (electromagnetic field) ‘Ghost Meter’, and that breathy EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recording have brought them ever so close to ‘the other side’,” Ott explained.  “That is why this Halloween night we are going to try to cross over and actually take them there.”

The spooky sojourn about which Ott is referring is the midnight séance in the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom where illusionist and medium Sean-Paul of Eureka Springs’ Intrigue Theater will make an effort to contact long-departed grand illusionist, world-famous escape artist and legendary magician Harry Houdini.

Purchase tickets for the Halloween Houdini Seance-10pm.

“To hopefully impress the departed Houdini as well as putting himself into a connective frame of mind and a state of intuitive relationship, Sean-Paul has planned, here at the Crescent, to replicate one of the lamented legend’s most spine-tingling feats, the straitjacket escape,” detailed Ott, “while hanging suspended upside-down from the top floor of this five-story, limestone structure.” 

See this first time escape done at the Crescent Hotel on Thursday, October 4th at Noon on the East Lawn.  Plan to arrive around 11:30am!  FREE to the public.

Ott concluded by saying, “History has shown that the month of the October stimulates the most interest in our hotel’s ghostly guests.  But this year, on Halloween night, we are making room for one more spirit to join our paranormal party.  So, Harry, if you read this, please remember that our midnight soiree is come as you are.”

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