by Steve Weitzner on 23/06/09 at 8:47 am
A description of some of the most haunted places in the state of Alaska.
Alaskan Hotel (Juneau, Alaska)
Located on 167 South Franklin Street in Alaska’s Capital city of Juneau. This three story building was built in 1913 during the Alaskan gold rush. It has 46 guest rooms and originally it was opened up as a hotel and a bordello. Today it is still up and running and it is Juneau’s longest running hotel and also one of the most haunted places in all of Alaska. Ghostly encounters have been taking place here at the Alaskan Hotel for many years now. People have reported being touched by unseen forces and others have reported feeling like someone or something is watching them even when they are all alone. Employees in the Alaskan Hotel have also reported strange things happening to them while they are cleaning the rooms of the Hotel. One of the reports state that a house keeper hung up fresh new towels in one of the bathrooms. A few minutes later she went back into the bathroom to find the towels placed nicely folded on the sink. Another worker reported seeing a ghostly figure floating in thin air at the end of the hallway on the second floor. Some of the locals here in Juneau believe that the ghost that haunts the Alaskan is that of a woman who was killed here in the 1920’s. Her and her husband came to Juneau to mine for gold. Her husband left her at the hotel, while he went out and mined. On one occasion, her husband was gone for over a month. Thinking that he was killed and never coming back. The woman was forced into prostitution to survive. When her husband came back, and found out about his wife prostituting, he murdered her. Is the mudered wife the spirit that haunts this old hotel, or is she just one of many spirits that still reside here. The Alaskan Hotel is a wonderful hotel to stay at for ghost hunters and others alike. If you are ever here in Juneau, this is a place definitely worth checking out.
Anchorage Hotel (Anchorage, Alaska)
This historic building is the oldest hotel in Anchorage. Established in 1916, it has been restored to look like it did when it was first built and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many guest have passed through the doors of this beautiful hotel, and a few of them have decided to stay even after their deaths. Many people have witnessed spirit activity taking place here in the Anchorage hotel. It has been reported that the spirit of a young female woman has been seen roaming the halls on the second floor. Guest have reported lights flickering, TV’s turning on and off by themselves, and the water in the bathrooms turning on by itself in some of the rooms on the second floor too. Hotel employees have also witnessed strange activity here. Late at night, the sound of someone walking up and down the stairs that lead to the front lobby has been heard on a number of occasions, but when the area is checked out there is usually no one there. The spirit of a man has also been spotted hanging around the stairs. The Anchorage Hotel is almost 100 years old now and it still is a beautiful place to visit. The comfort it offers keeps the living and the dead coming back again and again.