Ghost Adventures: Crescent Hotel
Zak and the crew investigate a historic hotel plagued by restless spirits in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They capture a curtain moving on its own and make contact with Michael, the hotel's most active and notorious ghost.
Ghost Adventures Crew
Zak and the crew are in Eureka Springs, Arkansas investigating the legendary Crescent Hotel. But, before they make their way to the hotel, they explore the beautiful town down the mountain.
There are countless layers of history and tragedy at Crescent Hotel. When you combine that with the size of this building, you get one of the most complex investigations the crew has ever attempted.
The history, ghost sightings and reports of unexplained phenomena -- we're only just beginning to scratch the surface. We're going to need all of our skills as investigators to get to the bottom of this haunt.
This land was known by the Native Americans as a place with healing waters. There's a Sioux legend that tells of a princess who lost her sight, but after washing her eyes in Basin Spring, her eyesight was fully restored.
Grand Lady of the Ozarks
For centuries, people have been coming here because of the healing properties of the mineral water in the natural springs. The influx of wealthy visitors helped her earn the nickname: "Grand Lady of the Ozarks".
Welcome to the Crescent
The grand lobby is a thing of beauty. By the time it opened on May 20, 1886, it was considered the most luxurious resort hotel of the time. The 78 guest rooms were large and the dining room could hold over 500 people. Outside, there were swimming pools, tennis courts, boardwalks and gazebos.
A look inside the opulent dining room.
Framed behind the couch is the hotel mascot, Morris the Cat, who died at the age of 22.
In 1937, Norman Baker bought the property and transformed it into a hospital, advertising a "miracle cure" for cancer that required no surgeries or painful tests. He claimed patients would leave cancer-free, but many of them never got the chance to find out.
People came to stay at the Baker hospital and receive these miracle experimental treatments. That's when the cold storage in the basement was turned into a morgue for those patients who were beyond help.
In 1939, Baker came under federal investigation. The US Postal Inspector believes Baker made as much as $500,000 per year selling his elixirs through the mail, and defrauded cancer patients out of $4 million.
Dr. John Freemont Ellis, the hotel's physician during the Victorian Era, is a "long-time" guest of the hotel. He is often seen on the staircase from the second floor to the lobby, and wears a top hat and fine clothing.
Guests have reported seeing disappearing pools of blood, a morgue ghost, two nurses and a young girl who visits the bathrooms.
The most well-known ghost at the Crescent is Michael, a stonecutter who fell to his death near room 218. It is speculated that he was flirting with the ladies when he died.
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