Other Haunts to Try
Many inns around the Midwest have stories of resident ghosts. Here are some that come recommended to us. For more on the subject, consult the book Haunted Inns of America by Terry L. Smith and Mark Jean.
Bullock Hotel Deadwood, South Dakota. Storied ghost: the town's hard-nosed first sheriff, Seth Bullock. (800/336-1876).
Inn at 835 Springfield, Illinois. Storied ghost: Bell Miller, a florist who first developed the inn as luxury apartments. (888/217-4835).
Karsten Inn Kewaunee, Wisconsin. Storied ghost: a variety, including sailor William Karsten, his grandson and one of his maids. (920-388-0800).
Lemp Mansion St. Louis, Missouri. Storied ghost: a variety, including the Lavender Lady, one Mrs. Lemp, who often wore the color. (314/664-8024).
Rider's Inn Painesville, Ohio. Storied ghost: Suzanne, a betrayed wife of Revolutionary War Sgt. Rider. (440/942-2742).