Take a trip to America’s Most Haunted Hotel for ESP Weekend. The Crescent Hotel has been featured on GhostHunters, Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story and more. In January of 2013, the public will get a chance to gain exclusive access to America’s Most Haunted Hotel during ESP Weekend.
The history of the Crescent Hotel is colorful. For a quarter of a century the corridors and gardens of the Crescent Hotel were walked by men in top hats and muttonchops and ladies in ball-gown fluttering fans, and the atmosphere was permeated by political intrigues and financial shenanigans. In the early 1900’s it became a conservatory for young ladies. The hotel rooms became classrooms and dormitories and the hall and gardens were trodden by young ladies in uniforms who came to Eureka to finish their education at one of the most progressive, exclusive and expensive schools of the day. Then in 1934, the depression brought everything to a grinding halt and the school closed down. The mansion remained silent until 1937 when a famous, flamboyant broadcaster and multimillionaire catalogue salesman drove into town in his purple roadster. Norman Baker bought the derelict building and twenty eight surrounding acres for a song, and established what he called a “cancer curable hospital.” Unfortunately, Dr. Baker was eventually proclaimed a fraud and the hospital was closed. Once again the building sat empty, until the end of World War II. It wasn’t until 1997 when the Crescent was restored to its original glory. Today it is a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America.
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and New Moon Spa now offers ghost tours every evening of the year, guided by experts conversant with the history of the building and the region. Live performances offer ghost tales old and new. And annual conferences investigate various aspects of the paranormal.
The first Friday and Saturday nights of each year are devoted to ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) weekend. For those nights only, the rooms and areas of the history-drenched building that have been identified as the most “active” are opened up for paranormal investigators to explore at will – all through the small hours.
Explore America’s Most Haunted Hotel during ESP weekend. Perhaps you will return home with some ghost stories of your own.
The night is the time for encountering ghosts. During the day you will be entertained and informed by performances and presentations, all relating to the world unseen. This year we present:
• the latest on the “remote viewing” experiments conducted by the military
• experiments in telepathy
• a psychometron (sensory deprivation chamber) set up in Baker’s infamous morgue
• a ghost play
• an excursion to the famous Intrigue Theatre for a night of magic and illusion
• talks and demonstration on developing your own extra-sensory perceptive powers
• a salon of psychics
• ghost tours
• nocturnal ghost hunts led by Paranormal Investigator Larry Flaxman, founder of ARPAST, one of the biggest PI groups in the United States.
SEE the full and updated list of events.
Check availability now for 1-day packages (Sat only: $274.00) include a room and many if the above events. Check availability now for 2-day packages ($489.00) include all the above plus events on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.