The Manor in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Courtesy Trey Fortner/Sean Doyle
When Sean Doyle, owner of The Manor, was checking out the house 10 years ago, he picked an old barrette off the ground, and a vivid image of a girl in a white dress flashed in his head. It seemed odd, but he didn’t think much of it. About a year later, the family who’d built the house in 1883 got in touch, and on a whim, Doyle asked if a little girl had died there. The woman asked her relatives, who revealed a family member named Rosalia Fihn died there of typhoid fever in 1908. The family showed Doyle old family photos, when he noticed a familiar face—the girl he’d seen when he was buying the house. Even weirder? Some friends and Airbnb guests who are “more sensitive” to energy have commented on vibes coming from one particular closet without knowing the story of Rosalia, says Doyle. “I take it with a grain of salt,” he tells Reader’s Digest. “I’m a bit of a skeptic when it comes to actual ghosts, but … there was definitely some of Rosalia’s energy here.” Do you believe? A stay in The Manor’s Master Chamber could convince you—unless these other real-life ghost stories do first.
Kahn Saloon in Jefferson, Texas
Located in what the Houston Chronicle deemed Texas’s most haunted town, it’s no surprise the Kahn Hotel would have its fair share of spooky stories. The Kahn Saloon was converted to a hotel in 2016, and has had more than 300 paranormal investigations in the past 10 years. One paranormal group recorded their stay and heard some creepy things, like a voice calling “help” and a woman’s scream followed by a gunshot, according to the hotel. Stay and see for yourself…if you dare. (Unconvinced? Learn the scientific reason you might feel a ghost.)
Haunted room in New Orleans
Not every room in the Parks-Bowman Mansion is haunted, but ghost-seekers won’t want to miss this spooky space, which is in a city paranormal experts say is one of the most haunted places in America. The owner of this haunted Airbnb says there have been sightings of the ghost of a young 1890s girl wearing a yellow dress. The ghost “is very shy; you probably won’t see her, although some people swear she exists,” the owner writes. Before you stay, this ghost story from another haunted Louisiana hotel might prepare you for your own run-in with a spirit.