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The Goldfield Hotel

S.E. Corner of Crook Ave. U.S. 95 & Columbia St., Goldfield, Nevada 89013 USA

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“Closed & 'haunted' since 1945”

"The Goldfield Hotel might be located in a tiny desert in Nevada, but that certainly hasn't stopped the ghosts from checking in... and sticking around. In 1902 gold was discovered, and the town of Goldfield was officially founded. Within a few short years it became the biggest city in Nevada, and had a population of over 35,000 people, and was home to three newspapers, five banks, and a whole bunch of saloons and hotels. The Goldfield Hotel was built in 1908 to give the overflowing population of Goldfield an amazingly opulent place to accommodate the newly wealthy. All of the 150 rooms were decorated with the best, most expensive furnishings, the kitchens had the most delicious food, and the hotel was known for having the best staff around. According to legend, champagne was said to have, "flowed down the front steps (during) the opening ceremony," and that the guests spent their days in the lap of luxury. However, not everyone had a wonderful time during their stay at the hotel. The most famous ghost (still) residing at the Goldfield is a spirit known only as Elizabeth. The young woman was prostitute who became pregnant with hotel owner George Wingfield's child. After learning about her condition, Wingfield flew into a fit of rage and chained Elizabeth to the radiator inside room 109. Months passed, and when Elizabeth finally gave birth, Wingfield tossed the newborn baby down a mineshaft in the basements of the hotel. Elizabeth disappeared without a trace shortly afterwards. Her spirit has been heard, wailing in agony inside room 109, where she was rumored to have died. Many paranormal investigators have since visited the Goldfield Hotel to search for evidence of the afterlife. In 2004 Ghost Adventures Zak Bagans captured what appeared to be a brick levitating before being launched across the basement violently. Others have seen strange shadows, heard unexplainable sounds, and have experienced temperature drops, especially inside room 109. It's considered by many to be one of the most haunted buildings in the world. By 1920, much of the gold was gone, and Goldfield had diminished from a town of 35,00 to 1,500 residence. In 2003 the Goldfield was sold to Red Roberts, who hopes to renovate the hotel back to its glory days. Unfortunately that has yet to happen. Today the town is home to roughly 500 people, and though the hotel changes a little more every year, the ghosts of the Goldfield still remain. If you're interested in visiting the Goldfield Hotel, many ghost hunting tours visit to the crumbling building for paranormal investigations and overnight stays. The hotel is considered private property so contact the owners for permission before visiting." - Roadtrippers

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Dana Newkirk

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September 16, 2014
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The Goldfield is a classic as far as American ghost stories go. People have been going to this hotel for years trying to contact the spirits of the hard-living men and woman who once spent their time here. Some of the most famous footage ever taken at the Goldfield appeared in a Documentary made by the Ghost Adventures cast. In the footage a brick levitates off the ground and goes flying across the room. It's pretty impressive. I would absolutely recommend visiting the Goldfield. It's an awesome piece of American hsitory and an exceptionally creepy building!

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December 08, 2017

The Goldfield Hotel is now open for hourly tours and paranormal investigations! You can book a tour at www.justjeri.com

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The Goldfield Hotel

S.E. Corner of Crook Ave. U.S. 95 & Columbia St.
Goldfield, Nevada
89013 USA

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