Thursday, October 5, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: October 5

October 5, 2012 – The Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures’” paranormal investigation of the Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, Minn., first aired on this date.1 Author Sinclair Lewis was a night clerk at the hotel,2 which is believed to be haunted:

“A young boy died while staying at the hotel and he can be seen and heard bouncing his ball down the hallways. A man haunts many of the rooms of the hotel and is believed to throw glasses in the bar. Mysterious knocks have been heard from several of the rooms in the hotel. The hotel is haunted by Sinclair Lewis. There are bodies and bones buried beneath the hotel in the basement. Several guests have reported that although everything in the hotel was above their expectations, someone had let their kid run through the hallway all night long. The owner was very hesitant to tell them that on those nights, no children were staying in the hotel. Bartenders [say] that glasses that are stored on hanging hooks under the bar have come flying off the hooks, landing, and breaking clear across the room. Room 11 is often the site of many reports. It is said to be forever cold, as the room needs to be heated while other rooms are using air conditioner.”3




Palmer House Hotel in Sauk Centre, Minn.


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