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These Are the Most Haunted Hotels in America

Reader's Digest Logo By Aly Walansky of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 24: <p>In the late 1890s and early 1900s, May Baily's was one of the better known bordellos in the wildly infamous red-light district known as Storyville. Today, <a href='http://www.dauphineorleans.com/nightlife'>May Baily's Place</a> serves as the hotel bar at the <a href='http://www.dauphineorleans.com/'>Dauphine Orleans Hotel</a>, where guests and employees have reported hauntings and sightings. Reports over the years indicate that there is perchance more than one ghost that lingers inside the bar. One spirit is believed to be that of a Creole soldier, perhaps a patron of the former bordello, who wanders through the courtyard wearing a military uniform. Larry Montz, Ph.D, parapsychologist and founder of the International Society For Paranormal Research, conducted an investigation at the hotel and reported several spirits, among them a soldier, general, or other high-ranking officer, wearing a dark uniform that could have been from the Civil War or War of 1812. Another entity is a female, who seems very whimsical and a bit disturbed; guests have reported catching a lightning-fast glimpse of her dancing across the courtyard. It's believed that she might have been employed by the bordello and eventually became an alcoholic. If you like haunted hotels, check out these <a href='https://www.rd.com/culture/best-haunted-houses-in-america/1'>top haunted houses in America.</a></p>

Dauphine Orleans Hotel, New Orleans

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, May Baily's was one of the better known bordellos in the wildly infamous red-light district known as Storyville. Today, May Baily's Place serves as the hotel bar at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, where guests and employees have reported hauntings and sightings. Reports over the years indicate that there is perchance more than one ghost that lingers inside the bar. One spirit is believed to be that of a Creole soldier, perhaps a patron of the former bordello, who wanders through the courtyard wearing a military uniform. Larry Montz, Ph.D, parapsychologist and founder of the International Society For Paranormal Research, conducted an investigation at the hotel and reported several spirits, among them a soldier, general, or other high-ranking officer, wearing a dark uniform that could have been from the Civil War or War of 1812. Another entity is a female, who seems very whimsical and a bit disturbed; guests have reported catching a lightning-fast glimpse of her dancing across the courtyard. It's believed that she might have been employed by the bordello and eventually became an alcoholic. If you like haunted hotels, check out these top haunted houses in America.

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