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Ghosts at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs

Posted on October 1, 2007

Submitted to us by Leslie Wilson

Just wanting to get away for a few days, my daughter and I headed north to Eureka Springs, AR. It’s been a goal of mine to visit the Crescent Hotel for many years.

The first thing we do when we arrive in Eureka Springs is get directions to this fabulous hotel. As we drive into the parking lot, I can already tell this is going to be an adventure. I grab my digital camera (with extra batteries) and start taking pictures.

We planned to take the “Ghost Tour” that night, but when we started to sign up, ‘something’ told me to wait, do this tour the ‘next’ night instead. So we went for a carriage ride that night, outside the Crescent Hotel. The ride was fun, breezy and very informative. (We were told a lot about the history of Eureka Springs). When our ride was over, we tried taking some pictures, but they were coming out blurry.

Crescent Hotel Ghost PictureWhen I started looking through the pics on my camera later that night, I discovered something. There was ‘someone’ else in the pictures. Right behind/above my daughter was am image of a man. The carriage driver had handed my daughter her dog for the pictures. The dog (a Yorkie) kept looking up and around my daughters head, as if he saw something that we couldn’t see.

Well, we took the tour the next night. At the end of the tour, the last place they take you is the ‘basement’, or what used to be the ‘morgue’. I took a picture in one of the rooms down there. In the picture there is a man standing by the wall, watching me. Other people on the tour with us looked at my picture and all had goose bumps and were ready to leave … ASAP!

Crescent Hotel Morgue Ghost PictureAt the end of the Ghost Tour at the Crescent Hotel, I walked into one of the rooms in the basement and took some pictures. After looking at the FIRST picture I took with my digital camera, I thought I heard someone (a man’s voice) ask “Who are you?”

That was kind of scary, because I was in that room alone for the first few minutes.

After we got home from our trip to Eureka Springs, I awoke in the middle of the night to find the blanket I keep on the end of my bed on the other side of the room, on the floor. Okay, maybe someone came home with us?

Check out the ghost pictures and read more details about when Leslie shot them at

//www.trueghosttales.com/ghost-pictures-ches.php

UPDATE added 01/10/2009

Jess has sent in a picture that was taken at the Crescent Hotel by James Nelson. Here is what she had to say:

“My nephew took a picture at the Crescent Hotel last Halloween, he was just trying to get a picture of the back of the fireplace in the lobby, when he looked at the picture on his camera there was a black streak in the middle of the picture, we were all joking saying he got a ghost picture, we pulled it off and put it on a laptop and got it to full size, turns out the black streak was a man, a transparent man.”

What do you think? Was it a reflection of some type or�was it�really�a ghost?

Ghost Picture from the Crescent Hotel?

Ghost Picture from the Crescent Hotel?




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Comments

23 Responses to “Ghosts at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs”
  1. lenea Yazzie says:

    What is a ghost made of?

  2. nana says:

    man thats really scary

  3. krissy says:

    thats pretty cool hope we have some experiences like yours when we go

  4. TJ Seguin says:

    I am real interested in these pictures. They are not like other pictures. If they were orbs than I would have said it could be dust particles but you accualy caught the shape of a persone. I’ve been intrested in these things for a real long time and I’m thinking of starting my own Paranormal Research Group. I know quite a bit about all of this so if you have any question e-mail me at tj_seguin @ hotmail.com or t-baby_86 @ hotmail.com.

  5. Layla says:

    …okay, that kinda disturbed me. I live in Fort Smith, Arkansas. I’m not so far away from Eureka Springs.

  6. Sharon Y. says:

    My Mom, my sister and my daughter and I recently went to Eureka Springs. We didn’t stay at the Crescent but we took a “self-guided” tour. I took a very interesting picture in the front lobby. I didn’t notice it until I put my pictures on my computer at home.
    It appears to be a man standing by the admitting desk. Everyone I show it to sees it right away.
    I, personally, do not believe in ghosts. I would have to see it with my own eyes, in person.
    We’re planning a trip back in the future and we will stay at the Cresent.
    I love an adventure!!

  7. Creedance says:

    that was very interesting and sounds like the experience i had when i went there. I have some photos of my mother in the “morgue” room and there seems to be an appirition standing next to her If you look very closely at it you can almost see the face and it seems to be looking at my mother very sadly. email me if oyu would like to see it.

  8. nickie fry says:

    I STAYED AT THE CRESCENT HOTEL BACK IN 2000. ME AND AN OLD BUDDY OF MINE, I BELIEVE WE HAD THE 3RD FLOOR. WELL I WAS LAYING IN BED KINDA GETTING THAT FEELING I WAS BEING WATCHED. WELL AS I WAS TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP I HEARD A VOICE THAT I BEST DESCRIBE AS A GROWL YELL INTO MY EAR GET OUT. I WAS JUST BOUT TOGO TO SLEEP, BUT WAS AWAKE SO I WASNT DREAMING. I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND YELLED AT MY FRIEND IN A MANIC ANXIETY AND SAID HIS NAME JASON, JASON. BUT HE WAS SOUND ASLEEP , SNORING NO LESS I THINK. HE COULDNT HAVE BEEN THE VOICE CAUSE IT WAS AN EVIL VOICE, DEMONIC WHO DIDNT WANT US THERE FOR SOME REASON. I FINALLY GOT TO SLEEP LATER BUT WITH ONE EYE OPEN SO TO SPEAK. PLUS IVE BEEN GOING WITH MY FAMILY TO EUREKA EVERY YEAR SINCE I WAS 7 AND ALWAYS VISIT THERE AND TAKE PICTS. ANYBODY WANNA CHECK EM OUT U CAN REACH ME AT [email protected] OR MY SPACE LOOK UNDER MY SCREENAME PALERIDER. I HAVE ALOT OF KNOWLEDGE OF THAT HOTEL. PLUS I MIGHT SEND THE CRESCENT MY PICTS TO THEIR WEBSITE, SO REACH ME OR GO THERE. GIVE ME A DAY OR SO TO UPLOAD. THANKS, NICK

  9. Mandy says:

    there seems to be a horse as well in the picture, standing next to the man. Am i rite? coz u didn’t mention anything about it. Do you think the horse’s ghost also is present there?

  10. colleen says:

    Im not sure if anyone noticed but the man seems to be holding a silky terrier. A pet that is muched loved. He feels that someone is trying to take this little friend away from him.

  11. colleen says:

    The man must have been a farrier in his time . The horse was a source of income to him. The feelings are they were all killed in a fire . The look on his face to mind is saying he needs to be spoken to as he doesnt know where and how to move on and hence the what are you doing here comes from. The name doug has just come to mind . I almost go so far as to say there was a stable or home there before the current building was constucted. Someone should sit down with a cup of tea and seriously just have a chat.

    • Jessie says:

      colleen, that isn’t very nice. If you read the story closely it stated that her daughter and her daughter’s dog had their picture taken by the carriage that they were riding. I pray that you didn’t offend the story-teller when you called her daughter a ‘man’. please pay more attention. I adore this site and I wouldn’t want people to stop sending in stories because they are afraid that they would get offended too… :(

  12. Anonymous says:

    First off – the ghost wouldn’t have been in colour. 2nd – if it really was a ghost it would’ve been a white cloud with a human figure. 3rd- ghosts don’t come out as detailed as that. The pants in the last photo were WAY too detailed. 4th – the first photo looks as if it was taken in clouds. Ghosts won’t appear in clouds or anything like that. 5th – the middle photo was blurred – so something could’ve made it look like a person.

  13. moya says:

    That is realy creepy. I dnk what that looks like.

  14. jon says:

    yea i see a horse too .That is really strange i live here in booneville close to the old sanitorium for the tb.I have heard some really strange stories from in there but i do wont to go stay at the cresent hotel sometime i think i may book a date today .

  15. unknown says:

    these pics r cool i no my mom dad and grandma stayed there a long time ago. idk wat room but they said their door would open all the way then slam shut and my mom would look up and down the hallway but no one would be there.

  16. nonyo says:

    i went their with my friend and her mom and mine and me and my friend were looking out through the telescopes and all of the sudden i felt some one slap me it wasnt any of them cuz i was like 4 down from them then i looked at it and it was bleeding

  17. Tony L. says:

    These were some pretty good ghost shots. Orbs don’t really do anything for me so it’s good to see better shots. I know eureka springs well. I love it there. Just reading about it makes me want to take off and go back there again right now. If I was a ghost I might hang out there myself.

  18. Indiangirl says:

    I just posted this in the sister site “Talk Paranormal”. I copied and pasted it here.
    My daughter and my Mom went there this weekend. I don’t know what part of the hotel Josi was in, but she said she couldn’t breathe. She was able to get outside quickly, though. She and Mom sat in the yard for a bit relaxing. She looked up and saw a lady in one of the windows. She said the lady was looking right at her. She also said some kids (alive ones) were playing in the hallway and joking about the ghosts when a little girl spirit and a little boy spirit ran right past them. She said they were dressed like pilgrims. I think she just means old clothes. She said the kids did not seem to notice. She also said when she was sitting on the stairs that a man was sitting next to her. She said he had hair everywhere and that he looked like Eienstein. She told me he was from the time when it was a hospital.
    Later that day they were shopping in Eureka. If anyone has been there you know how great the shopping is. My Mom went into a cafe to get a sandwich and let my daughter go next door. She said as soon as she walked in, the Chinese lady that worked there walked by her and said “Hi, Josi!” She knew her name! She took a strong interest in Josi and did some numerology on her. Josi could not tell me much of what she said because she did not understand what the lady was doing. She told her that she is an ox and that this is her year. She didn’t say for what and Josi did not ask… Grandma finally joined her and noticed the strong interest this lady had in Josi.

  19. Santos Valdez says:

    That picture was really disturbing it looks like a man in a black suit and a red tie putting his chin on his arms, it kinda freaks me out!

  20. ilovejonasbrothers says:

    i went on a vacation to eureka springs once. I didn’t stay at the Cresent hotel but I drove past it. It definatly looks like it can bee haunted! I plan on staying there one day. If I do, I will def. post my story on here!

  21. Kelly.T says:

    me n my girls are planing on ghoing there this halloween!!!! im glad i read your story thank you for posting it was scary n interesting!!!!!

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