Dauphine Orleans Hotel, New OrleansCourtesy Dauphine Orleans Hotel
In the late 1890s and early 1900s, May Baily’s was one of the better known bordellos in the wildly infamous red-light district known as Storyville. Today, May Baily’s Place serves as the hotel bar at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, where guests and employees have reported hauntings and sightings. Reports over the years indicate that there is perchance more than one ghost that lingers inside the bar. One spirit is believed to be that of a Creole soldier, perhaps a patron of the former bordello, who wanders through the courtyard wearing a military uniform. Larry Montz, Ph.D, parapsychologist and founder of the International Society For Paranormal Research, conducted an investigation at the hotel and reported several spirits, among them a soldier, general, or other high-ranking officer, wearing a dark uniform that could have been from the Civil War or War of 1812. Another entity is a female, who seems very whimsical and a bit disturbed; guests have reported catching a lightning-fast glimpse of her dancing across the courtyard. It’s believed that she might have been employed by the bordello and eventually became an alcoholic. If you like haunted hotels, check out these top haunted houses in America.
The Omni Park Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North CarolinaCourtesy Omni Grove Park Inn
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Omni Grove Park Inn seems to have a guest who doesn’t want to leave. There have been reported sightings of a young woman in Victorian dress surrounded by a pink mist—she has lovingly been named “The Pink Lady.” Believed to be the ghost of a young woman that stayed at the Inn in the 1920s, rumor has it that The Pink Lady still haunts the Palm Court where she fell to her death. For modern-day guests who can’t spot the famous pink mist, the Inn serves up a delicious Pink Lady cocktail at the Great Hall Bar. Looking for more of a chill? These ghost stories from the most haunted places in the world will terrify you.