Baker Hotel

Mineral Wells, Texas

Paranormal activity that has been reported in the hotel centers around several major areas. These include the ballroom, the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th floors, the Brazos room, and the lobby. Lights turn on and off by themselves in the Brazos room, and the sweet smell of chocolate, similar to “Milk duds,” can be easily detected at times. In general, the phenomenon that is reported relates to one of four legends that surround the old hotel. 

The genesis of the Baker’s ghost stories started in the 1960s when a porter reported the ghost of a woman on the seventh floor. Not much remains of this initial report other than the fact that the “ghost’ had red hair. This ghost is commonly believed to be the hotel manager’s mistress.