Alabama February 03, 2017
This Historic Hotel In Alabama Has A Haunting History That Won’t Soon Be Forgotten
Alabama is home to several haunted places, including historic hotels. One historic hotel in particular, The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa, best known as The Battle House Hotel, has a haunting history that won’t soon be forgotten.
The Battle House Hotel, located in downtown Mobile, Alabama, was built is 1908 to replace the hotel's original building that burned down in 1905. The original building was built in 1851.
Many ghostly occurrences have supposedly happened within the walls of The Battle House Hotel. For example, while the hotel was undergoing renovations, several construction workers' tools went missing. As if that wasn't strange enough, all of the work they did disappeared as if nothing was ever done.
One of the hotel's most famous hauntings involves a man named Mr. Henry Butler, a former Mardi Gras King. As the story goes, Mr. Butler had been caught fooling around with Mrs. Raymond Dyson, his Mardi Gras Queen. It didn't take long for Mrs. Dyson's husband and his brother to find out about the affair. They talked Mr. Butler into following them to room 552, where they eventually beat him to death. Mr. Butler's ghost has haunted the hotel's fifth floor ever since.
Another famous haunting at The Battle House Hotel involves a newlywed. In 1910, shortly after a young woman's wedding, her husband was called away on business. She became very lonely and hung herself from the chandelier. While her wedding portrait hung in the Crystal Ballroom, several guests noticed a gray figure in it. This figure was her husband. He had returned to find her.
Over the years, many guests and staff members have reported seeing ghostly figures and hearing strange voices. Faucets and lights have also been known to turn on and off by themselves.
Despite fires and renovations, several ghosts still haunt The Battle House Hotel. If you're looking for a haunting experience during your hotel stay, be sure to reserve a room on the fourth floor. Many guests who've stayed on this floor have reported feeling "dips" on their bed.
Have you ever stayed at this historic hotel? If so, did you have a ghostly encounter? Share your experience(s) with us!
For more hauntings in Mobile, be sure to check out our previous article:
9 Truly Terrifying Ghost Stories That Prove Mobile Is The Most Haunted City In Alabama.
The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
(The Battle House Hotel)
26 N Royal St
Mobile, AL 36602