Historic hotels, isolated tracks, a revered battlefield. Arkansas is full of haunted places. Here are seven of the most chilling. Pay them a visit, if you dare.
1886 Crescent Hotel – Eureka Springs
Often called “the most haunted hotel in America,” the Crescent Hotel is reportedly home to several spirits. Guests have spotted apparitions in Room 202 and 218, while a man with a moustache is said to haunt the bar. This photo shows what appears to be a ghostly bellman walking through the wall. Other spirits include a ghostly nurse who once roamed the property when it was a cancer treatment center.
Railroad Tracks – Gurdon
Residents of Gurdon say a mysterious ball of light appears near the railroad tracks in a wooded area of town. Sometimes blue or green, other times white or orange, the Gurdon light bobs along the tracks before abruptly winking out. Legend has it the light emits from a lantern carried by a railroad worker’s ghost. It seems the worker fell into the path of a train and is now searching for his severed head.