Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas Special Edition: Hauntings of Arkansas”
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- Chuck Dovish
There are ghost stories, and then there are GHOST stories! Just in case you didn’t know it, Arkansas happens to allegedly be quite haunted! Yes, ghost stories abound everywhere and on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in a special edition of “Exploring Arkansas,” we’ll bring it all to you in “Hauntings of Arkansas”!
Our state has the unique distinction of being home to both America’s most haunted hotel and the most haunted house in America!
The 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs prides itself on guests who have checked in ... but, apparently, haven’t checked out in years! It has quite the notorious past – including being a so-called cancer-curing hospital, run by the quack and deranged, infamous Dr. Norman Baker. Also, not too many hotels can boast of having their own “morgue.”
The Allen House in Monticello, according to a BestAndWorst.com survey, is the most haunted in the entire country! (And that list includes the Lizzie Borden house.) According to paranormal investigators, six spirits occupy the home. Ladell Allen is the troubled spirit who committed suicide in the master bedroom in 1948, after her secret love affair went sour.
Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock is supposedly one of the most haunted places in the South. On the grand staircase, the apparition of a young woman has been seen by quite a few visitors.
The Peel Mansion in Bentonville has its share of ghosts, as well. Those who play the piano in the parlor and one in particular: Minnie Belle, who likes to run up the stairs and sit in a room, looking out the window.
Then there’s Arkansas’s own phantom of the opera – starring exclusively at the King Opera House in Van Buren! For that story, well, you’ll just have to watch Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. … boo!!
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
“Exploring Arkansas,” 6:30 p.m.