Creepy Footage of This Abandoned Arkansas Hotel Will Haunt Your Dreams
Not to be bleak about it, but it’s just true that existing things, even things we love, will eventually disappear. We’re all lucky that Dogpatch U.S.A. has had benefactors. Arkansas is riddled with abandoned buildings and ghost towns, but perhaps no story is more poignant than that of the once stately hotel in Hot Springs: the Majestic Hotel & Bathhouse. It’s a somewhat familiar story of declining interest turning into closure and neglect, and a raging fire that delivered the final blow.
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. . . what remains after the hotel’s disappearance are the memories made there, and this haunting video that you’ll definitely want to watch.
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J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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