Location Description and History
At the turn of the century, a man named Dr. Chambers
owned the hotel. The doctor left the care of hotel guests to his wife,
a charming woman known to all as Miss Kitty.
Such a place might well be home to five lingering spirits. The most talked about is Kitty Chambers. When they bought the hotel more than twenty years ago, the Lays family knew they had inherited a ghost. A bit intimidated at first, they soon grew willing to share what they now know is as much her hotel as theirs.
Other reported activity :
The lower half used to be a dining room, now it
is a part of the casino, but back then, candles on the tables lit themselves.
Our rooms were on the second floor and we reached
them by walking down a long narrow hallway. Our rooms were at the very
end of the building. We had connecting rooms numbers 3 and 4. The rooms
were roughly 10' X 10' and were connected by opening two of the old wooden
sliding doors, the type that slide back into the wall when opened. The
rooms were furnished in antiques, brass beds, wooden dressers and tables.
There was no phone or TV in either room.
We got our things settled and then went out to eat dinner at one of the local restaurants. Afterwards, we came back to the room. Buck was the last one to enter and closed the door. While his hand was still on the doorknob we heard this great crash on the outside of the door to our room. It sounded like a huge man had slammed his body into the door or violently kicked it. Buck immediately opened the door, to see nothing but a long empty hallway in front of him. Buck and I looked at each other uncertainly and quickly got out several pieces of equipment. Around the door there was a small DC magnetic field that quickly vanished. Several pictures were taken after this event. We then searched the entire building but were unable to pick up any other readings.
By midnight Buck was feeling ill, so he retired early. Cody sat up an observation point of the second floor by placing the Trifield meter in the hallway leading to Room 3. After several hours of nothing, the Trifield meter sounded an alarm. Cody moved from his position on the stairs and took photographs down the hall. He then quickly moved down the stairs to the first floor and took photos of the staircase leading upwards. During this time there was the faint sound of footsteps on the stairs. They sounded like they were either getting closer or becoming louder (or both). Nothing else of interest was obtained that evening.
After retiring for the night (actually morning now) the Trifield was set up on the nightstand in Room 3. Cody slept in the bed while Buck crashed on the floor on a mattress provided by the hotel. Around 6:00 in the morning a pillowcase was thrown in Buck's face when he was snoring loudly. The pillowcase was folded up and had been placed on top of a dresser next to the bed. Cody's foot was also pulled on, all while the Trifield meter was going crazy on the nightstand. All activity ceased by the time we were able to get any detection equipment up and running.
No other relevant data was obtained during the rest of our stay.
EVP obtained during the Ghost Hunt
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