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Anchorage Historic Hotel

2015-10-31 | Anchorage Historic Hotel | 330 E Street | Anchorage, Alaska

Halloween Event
Results Page for the Private Investigations

Anchorage Historic Hotel
Location Information
Location’s Web Site: anchoragehistorichotel.com

Brief History:
The existing Hotel is actually the Annex to the original Hotel built across the alleyway on 3rd Avenue which was connected by a sky bridge. The original structure was built in 1916 and was torn down in ????

The Anchorage Hotel was the finest Hotel in Anchorage for many years and was considered "the place" to stay. The Hotel started being neglected and fell into a state of disrepair as new, more modern Hotels began opening in Anchorage.

In 1989, under new ownership the Hotel was remodeled and brought back to life. It has become an important part of Anchorage’s history & future.

  Reported Activity:

– A young bride-to-be commited suicide the night before her wedding and now roams the second floor hallway. We’ve been told that this happened in room 215 or room 217.

– Anchorage’s first police chief "John J. Sturgis" (aka Black Jack) was murdered (shot in the back with his own gun) in the alley behind the hotel on February 20th, 1921 at 9:15pm. It is said that he returns every February 20th looking for his killer.

– Guests in room 202 have reported hearing a knock on their door followed by giggling. A small child has also been seen in the closet by a couple guests.

– Guests in room 205 have seen a little man with a funny outfit in the closet.

– The spirits of a young boy & girl who died in the original Anchorage Hospital are believed to be in hotel where their family lived.

– Guests often experience shower curtains being opened and closed in several rooms. TV’s are also known to be turned on and off.

– Bathroom curtains open & close in several rooms.


An unknown guest who paased away in the hotel is reported to haunt the stairway.

– Sounds of children playing in the hallway when none are staying in the hotel.

– A Shaman reported sensing an old insane woman with a happy little boy in the Hotel.

 
 
 
 

Investigation Results

Investigators: John Francis, Cheri Francis, Chris Skinner, Susan Weir, Sarah Godfrey, Jamie Kokoszka, Tamora Harding, Sean Parker Dean

Areas Investigated: Rooms Basement, 201, 202, 203, 204, 210, 211, 215, 217, 303, 311, & 312

Besides using the recorders seen during the Investigations we also placed recorders in nearby rooms which ran all night. We used the audio recorded on those recorders as a reference. We compared all potential EVP’s to the exact time in the reference audio to rule out the possibility that any outside noise could have been confused with a voice heard or recorded within a particular room.

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  Results of the 13 Investigations performed that evening:

Investigation 01 – Room 311 – (9:00pm) AKGH’s Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Amy & John H
Personal Experiences:
KII Meter went into yellow & red on the bed at about 5 minutes into the investigation.
Temperature was also dropped by nearly 20 degrees C in the room
EVP-001 Cheri says "If you want to talk to us now is the time" then this is recorded.

Investigation 02 – Room 202 – (9:15pm) AKGH’s Sarah & Tamora with Julie & Erika
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 03 – Room 303 – (9:15pm) AKGH’s Chris with Nichole & Andrew
Personal Experiences:
EMF readings of 4-6mg
Room felt cooler & creepy even to Chris, the team’s leading skeptic
EVP-002 Chris asks if the spirit can make it colder and gets this
EVP-003 Client talking about a home she lived in and get’s this between her words.
EVP-008 Susan asks "How old are you?" and gets this response.

Investigation 04 – Room 215 – (9:30pm) AKGH’s Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Amy & John H
Personal Experiences:
KII lit up 4 leds up a couple times over the bed (check video) including when the question was asked to make it light to red which it did.
No EVP’s

Investigation 05 – Room 217 – (9:45pm) AKGH’s Sarah & Tamora with Jess & Aaron
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 06 – Room 211 – (9:45pm) AKGH’s Chris with Chelsea & Ethan
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 07 – Room 201 – (10:00pm) AKGH’s Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Beth & Nick
Personal Experiences:
KII lit up a couple times at about the height of a child’s head. The MelMeter rose to 2.4 – 3.0mg at one pint.
Beth thought she heard a giggle but it was not caught on audio.
No EVP’s

Investigation 08 – Room 203 – (10:00pm) AKGH’s Susan with Johnny, Thong, Anthony & Kevin
EVP-004 One of the clients asks if the spirit wants to play a game and get’s this response.

Investigation 09 – Room 217 – (10:15pm) AKGH’s Sarah & Tamora with Johnny, Thong, Anthony & Kevin
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 10 – Room 210 – (10:30pm) AKGH’s Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Curtis & Cassie
Personal Experiences:
KII lit up a couple times into the Yellow then Red range near the bed. The MelMeter rose to 2.4 – 3.0mg at one pint.
EVP-005 This moan is heard while Cheri speaking to Cassie
EVP-006 Cassie asks "How old are you" and get’s this great response

Investigation 11 – Room 204 – (10:30pm) AKGH’s Susan with Derek & Lena
Personal Experiences:
KII lit up a little bit but not enough to mean anything.

Investigation 12 – Room 202/217 – (10:45pm) AKGH’s Sarah & Tamora with Amy & John H
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 13 – Room 215 – (10:45pm) AKGH’s Chris with Julie & Erika
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 14 – Room 215 – (11:00pm) AKGH’s Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Andrew & Nichole
Personal Experiences:
KII lit up a couple times into the Yellow then Red range near the bed.
Music downstairs was getting very loud almost to the point of where it was getting hard to hear the living people
The MelMeter rose to 1.5 – 5.0mg near the bed

Investigation 15 – Room 202/217 – (11:00pm) AKGH’s Susan with Sara (KFAT)
Had KII hits check video Susan did not say how much but did mention the first 2 lights at one point.
EVP-007 Sara asks the Spirit if it enjoys the commotion during Halloween and get’s this response.
Room 217
EVP-009 Susan asks for a spirit to knock on something. 2 little voices then Susan says than you.

Investigation 16 – Room 202 – (11:15pm) AKGH’s Chris with Johnny, Thong, Anthony & Kevin
No Personal Experiences or EVP’s

Investigation 17 – Room 202/217 – (12:00pm) AKGH’s Susan with Curtis & Cassie
When Cassie mentioned that she was scared of ghosts the KII meter lit to red and cotinued to display red on and off for the next few minutes.
There was a lot of whispering that was not tagged in this investigation. They were too clear to be EVP’s.

Investigation 18 – Alley – (Midnight) AKGH’s John F, with Johnny, Thong, Anthony & Kevin

Too noisey


EVP’s Recorded:
(Headphones are advised as Computer Speakers are usually of very poor quality which will prevent you from hearing the files properly).
All of these EVP’s are classified as "B" (more info).

Please leave a comment at the bottom of this page with your thoughts on what is being said.

AKGH Player

Investigation 01 - Room 311 - (9:00pm) AKGH's Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Amy & John H

EVP-001 Cheri says "If you want to talk to us now is the time" then this is recorded.

Investigation #03 Room 303 - Chris & Susan with Nichole & Andrew

EVP-002 - Chris asks if the spirit can make it colder and gets this reply

Investigation #03 Room 303 - Chris & Susan with Nichole & Andrew

EVP-003 - Client talking about a home she lived in and get's this between her words.

Investigation #08 - Room 203 - (10:00pm) AKGH's Susan with Johnny, Thong, Anthony & Kevin

EVP-004 - One of the guests asks if the spirit wants to play a game and get's this response.

Investigation #10 Room 210 - (10:30pm) AKGH's Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Curtis & Cassie

EVP-005 - This moan is heard while Cheri speaking to Cassie

Investigation #10 Room 210 - (10:30pm) AKGH's Cheri, Jamie, & Shawn with Curtis & Cassie

EVP-006 - Cassie asks "How old are you" and get's this great response

Investigation #15 - Room 202/217 - (11:00pm) AKGH's Susan with Sara (KFAT)

EVP-007 - Sara asks the Spirit if it enjoys the commotion during Halloween and get's this response.

Investigation #03 Room 303 - Chris & Susan with Nichole & Andrew

EVP-008 - Susan asks "How old are you?" and gets this response.

Investigation #15 - Room 202/217 - (11:00pm) AKGH's Susan with Sara (KFAT)

EVP-009 - Susan asks for a spirit to knock on something. 2 little voices then Susan says thank you.


Visual Evidence:
AKGH recorded over 50 hours of video that night.

Links to Investigations from other Groups:
MSNBC Haunted Hotel List
Pantip (You’ll have to Translate this page)
Peter Greenberg
IOPIA Investigation in 2011
YouTube Video Introduction to the Hotel

If you have any links you’d like to see added please email them to us.

 
Investigation Summary:
Besides the personal experiences enough audio evidence was recorded to show that the Anchorage Historic Hotel is truly haunted with several Spirits not paying for their room at this great Hotel.