10.30.2009

Spoooooky Arkansas Adventures


We are less than 24 hours away from Halloween! Let the fun begin!

So in celebration of Halloween weekend, I thought I'd have a little fun with the post today. I'm not really a believer in ghosts, but I think it would be oh-so-fun to take a girls' weekend and try some of these things:


The Crescent Hotel is more famous for its ghosts than its accomodations. They even offer a nightly ghost tour for both hotel guests and anyone who just wants to swing by. If you're brave, stay in Room 419, "Miss Theodora's Room", where many strange events have been reported!




This is a must-see, history-filled place to visit if you're ever in Little Rock. It's designated as a national landmark and is now a museum. It was also the site of the famous "Wilson-Anthony Knife Fight" of 1837. Apparently the ghost of the late J.J. Anthony still likes to roam the halls!



Built in 1905, this hotel boasts some of the best ghost stories in Arkansas. You and a guest can take advantage of several "ghost" packages that they offer. Like the "Boo at the Basin" deal, which includes 1 night stay in a premium room, 2 tickets to the Ghost Tour, and 2 FREE Starbucks coffees at the War Eagle Outpost. So grab some friends and call it a night!


I'm anxious to know, do you guys have any "haunted" famous places in your state or town? Do share!!
P.S.- Here are some stories from a few other readers!
Sarah over at Strength of Faith had a really creepy story about a run-in with a ghost in college. She says:

"Here's my spooky story ...

I went to college at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. It's a small, liberal arts college in southeastern PA, but has grown considerably in the last couple of years. When they ran out of housing on the main campus, the college bought out all of the houses along Main Street across the street and converted them into dorm-type housing for the school. These houses are easily 200 years old and many of them came with stories. The house I lived in - known on campus as "Hobson" supposedly had two ghosts living in it. The first was the ghost of a sorority girl from only a couple of decades ago. She apparently died suddenly of some strange flu and was known to hover around the third (top) floor of the house and study. The other ghost was the ghost of a little boy who was the son of one of the servants that lived in the house a long time ago. He apparently ran out into the street and was struck and killed by a car. He haunted - supposedly - the house and you knew he was there because he would leave dimes around.

Needless to say - when I was a sophomore and started living in the house I didn't buy into any of these stories. I lived there my sophomore, junior and senior years of college. The first semester of my senior year, I was studying really late one night - I think it was around 2:30/3 in the morning and I was in the downstairs common room (the library closed at 2 and my roommate was asleep) on the couch. For some reason I started to get a little freaked out - the room had huge windows that faced the empty street and I figured I was just psyching myself out - so I decided to call it a night. As I stood up, I heard something fall to the floor. I knelt down to see what it was - it was dime. It had literally appeared out of nowhere.

When I told my mom about this she said it must have fallen out of my pocket but I was wearing sweatpants - no pockets - and a tshirt.

I totally freaked out and RAN upstairs to my room.

And I never studied down there alone at night again."
Butterbean over at The Bees Knees also had a story in her blog last week about her own trouble with ghosts. Click here to read it!
Several southern readers reminded me of the Gurdon Light, a famous Arkansas place that is known for a mysterious light. You can read someone's personal account here!

12 comments:

  1. Oh I for SURE have a creepy story if you want to open up a McLinky - or have people send you posts and you can put them together into a post. Luckily it is not about where I am CURRENTLY living.

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  2. Fun!!! I've actually toured the Crescent! It's creepy! I love haunted places-just the right dose of scary! haha! :)

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  3. There is a restaurant here that used to be a jail and apparantly there are ghosties there!

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  4. What a fun, spooky Halloween idea!!! You must tell us what you discover! I'm not sure if there are any places around here with "ghosts...." I am going to do some research though!

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  5. So fun!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. That sounds and looks like fun! I once went to a historical haunted building on Halloween with my ex in Kansas City, MI, but I don't remember the name! It was very scary though, I actually left crying. Lol. I get scared easily. I hope you have fun if you go to one of these!

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  7. Hey Sarah- Definitely send me your story!! I'd love to do one mass post for tomorrow!

    You can send it to askblondeambition@gmail.com!

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  8. I LOVE haunted hotels! Have a great Halloween!

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  9. I've really enjoyed your Halloween themed posts- will be sad to see them go once the "holiday" has passed! Happy Halloween!

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  10. I love haunted houses/hotels!! In San Antonio here in Texas they have a haunted hotel called The Menger. Supposedly one of the old president's haunts one of the rooms. I have toured it before but have never stayed. I'm not sure if I would stay...my best friend has stayed a bunch though!

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  11. Wow. Ghost locations are definately in my interests, and I would love to travel to these places. Beautiful too!
    Also, thank you so much for visiting my page! And for the follow and welcome!

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  12. I've heard about the Crescent Hotel, they have a great lunch menu! Also, don't forget the Gurden light in Arkansas..that is supposed to be scary!

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