We were unable to book a room at the Crescent Hotel as a result of the multitude of weddings for 11/11/11. As a result we stayed at another location but took the tour anyways. Our guide was friendly and despite being one of the newer members of the staff very informative about the history of the hotel. As for the paranormal information I appreciated how candid she was in relating that the craziest thing she had ever encountered at the hotel were some "drunks." She did share stories with us that others had passed along but was forthright in explaining that these were just personal experiences. I have watched Ghost Hunters before and they showed us part of the video from their investigation but I have always appreciated more the idea that a story no matter how good is just a story without proof. During the tour we were shown pictures of some of the paranormal encounters and history of the previous owners and guests as well as allowed to visit the famous morgue. She even would allow a small group of us at a time to go into the cooler while she shut the light off to try and experience something on our own. No one in our tour did though. Personally because of the number of people around for the weddings and the time of our tour being at 9pm I don't think it was ideal conditions for "ghost" hunting. They will be offering midnight tours starting later this month which will be especially nice since they plan to do some more renovations to their elevator and hotel over the winter and that supposedly can stir up paranormal activity. At $18/person for a 90min tour I feel it was well worth it, and just because we didn't see anything doesn't mean that maybe you will.
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