The Lemp Mansion Inn
DeMenil Place, St. Louis, Missouri (314) 664-8024
The lovely The Lemp
Mansion in St. Louis is said to be one of the ten most
haunted places in America. It has been featured in numerous articles and
television shows dealing with the supernatural. In its lifetime, the
mansion has been a stately home of millionaires, office space, a
boarding house, and now restored as a beautiful bed and breakfast
offering dinner theatre and a restaurant. Today they have a ball with
their haunted stature – from throwing festive Halloween parties, hosting
murder mystery dinners to leading Lemp haunted history tours every
It is believed that the
Lemp Mansion became haunted due to the tragic history of the
hotel’s namesake, the Lemp family. The Lemp family (led by patriarch
William Lemp) operated the Lemp Brewery which covered ten city blocks
and was the largest brewery in St. Louis until Prohibition. The first
major tragedy in the Lemp family occurred when Frederick Lemp, William's
favorite son and his heir to the brewery, died mysteriously in 1901.
Grief-stricken, William shot himself in the head in a bedroom of the
Lemp Mansion three years later. Unfortunately, the Lemp family continued
their tragic turn, including four suicides.
There have been
numerous reports from people citing unusual experiences in the mansion,
especially at the time when the hotel was being restored in the 1970’s.
A painter hired to restore the ceilings was alone in the house when he
experienced the uncomfortable feeling of being watched. When he
heard his name called, he quickly ran from of the mansion. One morning a
waitress arrived before ghastly_tales_for_adults.htm else and saw a man
sitting at one of her tables. When she approached him, he vanished
into thin air! Glasses may lift off the bar and fly in the air.
Sounds are heard with no explanation behind them. Doors lock and unlock
on their own. The piano in the bar plays on its own. Some people have
even caught a glimpse of the resident ghost, the "Lavender Lady."
Please use the
following link for the The Lemp Mansion to learn more about its
tragically haunted past and present:
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Walnut Street Inn
900 E. Walnut Street, Springfield,
Missouri (417) 864-6346
The Walnut Street Inn is a cozy
little Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast offering twelve charming
rooms for its guests. The Walnut Street Inn was built by Charles
McCann in the mid-1890s and was originally called the McCann-Jewell
House. Tucked away in Springfield Missouri, you won’t find Homer, Marge
or Bart here, but you might find a ghost.
have been some reports of ghostly activity coming from one of its rooms,
the Rosen Room – named after the fourth owners of the home. One
such case involved a male guest in 1998. He reported that while he was
lying on the bed, he suddenly noticed a woman sitting at a table
against the wall (left). He must have thought she was a real-live
person because he said to her , “Excuse me, this is my room.” The ghost
looked at him and simply replied, “No, this is my room.” And then she
Upon hearing this guest’s story, the
staff tried to contact this woman using a Ouija board. They soon learned
that the woman had died in her 70s and stayed on to watch over the
house. However, they did not get a name. Perhaps she had once lived
there and died in the Rosen Room. We may never know for sure.
We have learned that some ghost hunters
did not find any paranormal activity there when they visited. Perhaps
the ghost lady was busy somewhere else at the time.
Please use the following link for the
Walnut Street Inn to learn more about this cozy, but haunted
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