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Audio From The Sinisterhood Podcast: The Ghosts Of The Adolphus Hotel

From Audio: Episode 77: The Ghosts Of The Adolphus Hotel

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Learn the haunted history of one of the United States' most cursed hotels...The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
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Learn the haunted history of one of the United States' most cursed hotels...The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, Texas.
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The pinnacle of upscale debauchery throughout the roaring 20s. This gilded masterpiece of elegance and architecture has within it a storied past of tragedies and legends. Is it all just part of running a busy popular hotel? Or does this Dallas landmark have something sinister lurking beneath its luxury? This week's episode is the ghosts of the Adolphus Hotel uh bump in the night. Your heart fills with dread. Probably a murderer who wants you dead. It could be a ghost, a demon, or worse, perhaps you're the victim of a witches curse. It's hopeless. You're doomed. You'd call a priest if you could, you'd rather just listen to who sinister uh Mhm. I'm gonna kill you. I have an adult. This coaster over here right now. I know me too. I stole them from the room that we stayed in. Uh as expensive as that room was, We should have taken the goddamn bed that was, And thank you everyone for your itunes reviews. Yes. Back in the Menendez Brothers episodes, we started a contest that if we got 500 Itunes reviews in a certain amount of time, we would stay a night at the Adolphus Hotel because it's allegedly haunted the most haunted hotel in Dallas and we did last two weekends Amp. 3- November eight. The most expensive iTunes Review one could ask for users. You know, when someone says that was a pretty penny, that was a load of pretty penny, it was, I don't know if the hotel is worth it. You know, it's, it's very pretty. It's a gorgeous boutique hotel. Like the lobby is really the lobby's kool, the bar is really nice, but the room itself room was nothing. I mean, it was big. The beds are comfy, reasonably nice room. Yeah, it wasn't lavishly decorated or anything. No, Unfortunately for me, I'm very spoiled because I have a purple mattress that I'm obsessed with. So every bed I feel like it's uncomfortable. Really? You thought they were uncomfortable? No not really. I didn't love it. You thought it was uncomfortable? I thought that the bed at the adolphus was not as nice as my home bed. Okay I've never been on a purple mattress before you leave. I'd like to take a roll around on your mattress. You're welcome to. We are not sponsored by purple. I just really love it. I am I am in the market for a new mattress obsessed with this. So what do you love about it? Give me give me your pitch. Okay. The thing about the purple mattress is that first of all it wicks away heat. So you know like I've been a pool of your love that because I often do. Yeah it also has its very supportive but you know how whenever you get like laying on your side you get like pressure points because of the the egg crazy goo like mattress that's like this like Yeah, I felt it, I know what that stuff on top, it doesn't have like you don't jam up your shoulder if you sleep on your side, you don't have like sore spots correct. And then also sometimes if I sleep on my stomach due to my humpty dumpty esque shape, like my stock, my stomach will hurt because like my organs will hurt because my stomach is like smashing on my organs, but because of this like you kind of sink in and so I don't like wake up with stomach ache and I don't wake up really with backache, I sleep so soundly, I love it and it's like someone else is in the bed with you and they're tossing and turning, you don't feel them like it doesn't bounce you around. Like those commercials where you could put a glass of wine on one side and then jump on the other side is not effective due to the jelly nature of it. I think that the one would spill, but it doesn't shake your side, interesting. My biggest complaint with any mattress is the pressure point thing. Yes, that's a lay on my side. I used to be a stomach sleeper and then when I got pregnant you at a certain point you can't sleep on your stomach and so I had to learn to sleep on my side. But yeah, I always, like if I could detach my arm while I sleep, that would be ideal. And like I can, if someone's lying on their back and you're laying like to the side, you know, you're, you kind of delay on your own arm. It doesn't really Yeah, that's when I'm laying on my arm, that's when it hurts. But also when I sleep on my stomach, my lower back herds due to my giant boobs arching. I feel like kind of like, yeah, I'm not laying flat. I feel like um Yeah, well bowed, not with the purple. Well maybe I'll have to get one. Yeah, you can try it out so okay, I'll try it. We did stay at the adolphus. Not as it's not it's not my bed but Well we should start charging $400 a night to come fucking sleep in your bed. They did give us champagne when we checked it. I did not get you, I told you to stop at the desk for your complimentary. They would give you that there. I didn't know that because I told her we had a girls weekend. I didn't want to check in and say we're here to hunt ghosts because apparently they are trying to, uh, yeah, they don't, they don't take kindly to you enquiring about that around that we'll get to our specifics of our stay. But for those of you, not from like the Dallas area, the adult offices will go into the history of its kind of landmark status. And then how over the years, uh, there's been tragedy after tragedy that if maybe maybe put a little bad juju, I don't know. You tell me. Yeah, I don't know how it compares to other famed hotels have been around since the 1900. So it could just be old bones. Yeah, it's been around for a long time. So you know, just statistically you're up against, it has been open that long. And I think for Dallas, it's such a big deal because in the city, especially in downtown, Anything that's over 3-5 years old, they just raise it, they just blow it up, knock it down and build something new. There's maybe like 10 buildings that are older than the 70s. If you drive into downtown Dallas, first of all, you'll see it from, uh, I don't know, 100 miles away due to all of the insane lights on every hotel down there. And we have a very tall, uh, is it a building, reunion tower? It's a tower with a ball with a rotating ball at the top that has a restaurant inside. It's always lit up. Then there's a big hotel called the Omni. That is just, it's almost like Vegas. It is neon, very crazy bright. A lot of neon at the reunion tower looks like a golf ball on a golf tee. It does, yeah, I love it though because they always, it's very themed. So if the mavs win then it's lit up in their colors and says Mavs, maybe it'll be during christmas, it looks like an ornament or they'll have like a santa hat and so we will have a, it'll be just a giant turkey. They should for things to me looks like a butter ball. I'd like that to see a giant turkey spinning up in the sky. Well, I'm Christy, I'm heather. I'm hungry. Yeah, same. I just had a bag of goldfish. I showed up here with a ziploc bag of goldfish and a diet coke. Like I'm 12 year old boy ball baby. The study's next. I freaking love goldfish. Dude. I've always loved goldfish. And then because of L. A. We always have him and I'm more of them than she does. And also you brought me a delicious treat of beaver nuggets I did. So you're welcome Mckinney family at your thanksgiving. I'm gonna put out beaver nuggets as an appetizer for those of you don't be very use your finest china. Well, beaver nuggets are a corn puff scenario. It's like a little puff of corn with brown sugar and Christie and I both love them. They're from bucky's, which is a truck stop in texas. That's so much more than a truck stop. And uh to me, they taste, somebody the other day said, I think it was billy Jensen, He was not a fan. Somebody sent me a video of him trying them on their podcast, but he said maybe they'd be good with milk. And I was like, oh, maybe Syria would be good with milk. They even get cereal. They taste kind of like captain crunch. Okay. I like that. Captain crunch tears up the roof of your mouth, but worth it. Yeah, these are not as hard as a, as a cap. You can suck a beaver nugget. Yeah, definitely. For sure. Welcome Mckinney family stuck on those mugs. This thanksgiving. Well, we're talking about the ghost of the Adolphus Hotel. So let's get into it. In the early 19 hundreds, beer tycoon german immigrant in Anheuser Busch, co founder Adolphus Busch began investing in the Dallas area, believing according to the Adolphus Hotels website that Dallas was the city of the future. In 1910, the property the Dallas City Hall occupied was purchased by Adolphus Busch. The building was raised and Bush began construction on his new hotel. The office was built in the beaux arts tradition and architectural style popular in the early 19 hundreds. That incorporated french neoclassicism, gothic and renaissance styles with modern building materials like iron and glass. Beaux arts buildings frequently include ornate spaces, like soaring ceilings and grand entry ways. So he made all his money in german, bring over the idea of making german beer in ST louis, but then he figured out the real way to make money is vertical integration. So if you own the bottler and the distributor and you made the beer and you made the labels, you're making all the money. And texas was a big bottling area because of dr pepper. And so he moved here and started bottling his beer and that is still a major beer conglomerate to this day. Yeah, they're actually consolidating a lot of them. Yeah, a lot of them liquor, and it's like, do you know the other day, I learned Match dot com owns every dating app except Bumble, yep. Match dot com on is like Tinder and they don't care. They own everything. Like as long as you're trying to fuck all these beer things, everyone's kind of bought at each other at this point that the 30 rock bit where you know, at the end of the day, G he owns everything or what was it Brooke was the genes and that he's like, it's owned by Haliburton these jeans and says handmade in usa he's like, no, it's haunt made in musa the Hondas. They they're subjugated people in Noosa is a small island owned by Haliburton. So Anheuser Busch owns everything. Well in all, the hotel took about two years from design to finish. And when it finally opened on October 5 1912, the full cost of construction was $1.87 million, or approximately $50 million. Today, At 22 stories, the completed it office stood as the tallest building in the state of Texas for the 1st 10 years of its existence. When the Magnolia Petroleum Building opened just a few blocks away in 1922, it ended the Adolphus reign as the city's towering giant. You know the ribbon cutting? He was like fuck you Dollfus bush? It's like we did the same thing with the Dallas zoo, that giraffe, that is the statue outside of the zoo. It wasn't the tallest statue in the country I believe of zoos. It was like lacking by a couple inches. So that's where they added that big ass tongue to the giraffe that stick so far up so it would win. So the tongue is a middle finger. Yeah, the tongue should be shaped like a middle finger. Yes, that's petty shit. That's like the Willis tower in Chicago I think now of course that's not by any stretch the tallest building in the world. But at the time when it was another building was getting close and they just put biggest antenna on top like what now keep eventually they just reach space there like come at us, we'll go to mars Duggan. Exactly. Well Adolphus Busch, the grand visionary behind the hotel, stayed there each time he was in Dallas. But unfortunately in 1913, just a year after his hotel opened, he died of edema swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. While on a trip to his home country of Germany, there's a photo of him or not. I guess it's a photo in the lobby of the adolphus. And he's a very round man with a big walrus moustache. Um But yeah adama usually is caused by some kind of heart condition. So he probably had a heart condition and you know, it was in 19, I don't think many people were healthy back then. No, everyone had the gout. Especially rich. Yes, you're just eating butter and fatty foods, your meat. Because meat would go back and they were like refrigeration. It was all just cured, salt meat and everybody had scurvy. Everybody back then just let me would have gone bad in my house, take me down to salami town. But you know what, it comes at a cost. You get the gout. Yes, you do. The Adolphus was the first luxury hotel in Dallas and about 10 years after it opened, became one of the nation's hotspots for big band music and nightlife. The century room on the 19th floor was a nightclub added after the hotel's original construction that hosted many famous acts like Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Its newfound popularity gave rise to the need for more rooms. In between its initial construction and 1950, The hotel underwent three renovations so that it finally boasted 1200 rooms. Apparently this was pretty lit. This hotel was the place to be and be seen for the Dallas elite. Dallas has always been a city to, it's a city to be seen. The rich man's parent is, Yes, we have a reputation for people just go to sporting events to be seen. They're not really fans, you know, it's a very um wild west rich town, like it was reality shows before they were reality. Yes, yeah, like the who's who in the paper and you got to write it down. We had Dallas, The show was not a reality show, but that kind of gave people around the world a idea of what it was like in Dallas just Rich money in cowboy hats. Do you know how many people have you when you're not in texas? Had people not ironically ask if you ride a horse because I have more than more than I can count on one hand. Yes, a lot of times. And in Chicago they were like, oh what was it like growing up? What was it like growing up there without electricity? And did you shit in the whole of your farm is like, I lived in a suburb. I shit hole in my backyard, but it was in a suburb and it was my choice and I did not have and I rode in a car. Thank you very much. We had a dodge caravan. I've had so many people say did you ride a horse to school? No, I didn't ride a horse. Just first of all, what year do you think it is? 2nd of all? I would have been awesome. Yeah, I mean I would have loved to ride the horse. I had to get a way earlier than I did. It's a lot longer longer since you don't want to see a horse on a highway. But I saw that recently. Like that's where I grew, I grew up in Fort Worth. So Fort Worth is more country than Dallas. Dallas is like white collar and Fort Worth I would say blue collar, but like it's not, it's like tan color. It's like, it's rich blue collar though. It's very, there's a lot of money, their cattle barons and oilman, but it's, it's a different, it's a more laid back town than than Dallas is. I went to Fort Worth about cleaner. It's, you know, when I went downtown, Fort Worth is gorgeous, all of Fort Worth is gorgeous and it's, there's a lot of cool little fun neighborhoods. Funky little eateries and I had a delicious cheeseburger omelets. From where? Oh I can't remember the name of it. What what area were you in also don't remember. Oh man let me know because I I mean that's where I grew up, went to high school and everything. I haven't been back in a minute though. I need to go back. It had a single name. It was like oh like smash or maybe it was smash smash burger. No it was a oh it's like a little breakfast place. It may not even been around when I was there. I think it was I think it was called smash Mashed M. A. S. H. Apostrophe D. And not familiar with that. Could it could have been after my time. It was good though. I would highly cheeseburger on what does sound good. It was just a lot of cute stuff down there. Little shops and restaurants and it's fun town. Yeah. Funky town. It is. It's it's known as Funky Town. But that song was about. Yeah, totally. Although legends of ghost haunts and tragic events have plagued the hotel almost since its opening. The 1940s and 50s were a particularly scary time at the hotel as it served as a safe haven for the Ku Klux Klan. It was also featured in Victor. H Green Screen Book. As early as 1936. Warning Black Motorists to stay away from the hotel is it was not safe for them. A lot of this research came from the adults website. That fact did not. I imagine they brushed that under one of their $300,000 rugs lay in their lobby. We don't need to remember that time after Pearl Harbor. An air raid warning siren was placed on the hotel's roof to warn Dallas sights of any impending attack, according to the Dallas morning news. Then in 1940 for franklin D. Roosevelt made the seventh floor of the adolphus, his texas campaign headquarters. It was a place to be, Hey, if you got to set up shop somewhere, do it downtown on the phone hotel and you're paying for it with campaign money. Yeah, exactly. In 1955, 3 rooms of the Swanky Insurance Club on the second floor burned down in a mysterious blaze. Only eight people were hurt by the fire, which apparently started in the kitchen but was accelerated by a quote mysterious explosion. It burned through several rooms before being extinguished two hours after it began. Do you think they had insurance? Oh, good. One. Sound effects said, you know, everyone smoked then and you could smoke anywhere. And I'm going to assume this was some kind of cigarettes situation just being tossed into a bed or put out on the floor. I was talking the other day with someone about how, when I, when we were in college you could smoke anywhere. Every bar I went to college and didn't, if you were in a bar there and people weren't smoking, it was weird now if I go anywhere and people are smoking, I'm like, this is how, how did people freak out? I smoked for 15 years and I'm always like, how did I do that? It's disgusting. I can't stand smoke now. It repels repels me. And I'm also like, what was, how did I think I was possibly keeping this from my parents? They just come, Well, I mean if you're just, if you walk through a place where people are smoking you smell like it. Like I must be given elevated the time that someone had just smoked like and got in and then not that they smoked an elevator like say they yeah, I got the elevator went up. You can also smell like smoke just from being an elevator. I was in an Uber not too long ago and clearly the Uber driver smoked and I'm sure he led his passengers but he clearly smoked in there and I was gagging the whole way and when I got home I smelled like smoke and take a shower, get out of a new I mean I should have because this guy was something else in his car Was from the 80s, it was like a jeep. The shocks were shot. I was just bumping all over the, take your life in your own hand. At one point he was like, it's my driving scaring you. And I was like, no why you well you're you're pressing into the back of my seat pretty hard with your knees and I go my knees aren't touching your seat. Also if they were what an odd. Uh He did not get five stars. He's like, what is wrong with my driving? Nothing. I got to number the other day and the guy said you're so pretty. Oh that's when you get right out. Oh okay, thank you. And he said so pretty, you're so pretty. And I said I I don't want to talk to anybody. I already got out. That's creepy. I had to go to work. No, it was bad. Yeah. They knew where I worked. Yeah, that's why. And he knew where you lived. Well cool. Now I feel very unsafe. Yeah. That's that's uh that's problematic for sure. You're very pretty. I was like, no one asked you, but also no one should just yelled at in a professional setting where you're paying them to do something. You're about to be in their their car. Yeah. At his mercy. I mean, you could drive me anyway. I mean you could get, that's what I'm saying. I can't believe you got it. Well, don't ever do it again. Feel sometimes I'm like, well I'm okay, but which is not the attitude you should have right in 1960. Then Vice President Lyndon johnson and his wife Ladybird were accosted outside of the adolphus one day when upscale republican women cursed at them and spat on them. The group was later dubbed by the media, the mink coat mob. It's kind of a fun name to be though I would be in the mink coat, although they should have just taken a a bucket of paint and throwing it right back at him. When we, when we were at the head office, When I got there or before I got there, you texted and said, I've spotted three mink coats, their full, it was like 70° outside and not cold enough for mink coats. Yeah. And also who wears those still? Like every time I see that rich women, I was just saying, I told you this. Every time I see a mink coat I think about in Ghostbusters and the ladies wearing the full length coat and she walks through the goo that's cursed and then the coat comes alive and jumps off her back and runs away. Every time I look at a computer code and like it's going to happen, it's about to happen. It's happening. It's, we're gonna get to see that. In 1983, the hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places and was renovated by a local architectural firm to transform it into a highly ranked luxury hotel. The Adolphus that appeared on national lists like Zagat voters and farmers. Many presidents and dignitaries have stayed in the hotel including Warren G Harding, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan George, H. W. Bush in 1991. Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England In 2016. The hotel was once again renovated with many historical elements, fully restored So that now when you walk in the lobby, it looks very 1912 1913 beaux arts woodcarvings. There's a huge chandelier with an eagle on it. There's carved wooden sculptures of eagles. At one point I said, I feel like we're in a setting for congregation for the light. Yeah, that's the cold. We did. We're about owls and birds, just like big ornate bird statues and they are just solid gold. There was just a pheasant that was stuffed on a thing. Gold thing, gold accents before we stayed there. I had stayed there once before While they were doing the renovations in 2016. I don't remember how much the lobby changed, but I do remember the 19th floor was significantly different, interesting. Well, d magazine writer s holland Murphy aggregated the more horrifying elements of the hotel's history in one article from 2018 called the gruesome timeline of the Adolphus Hotel. According to the newspaper reports gathered by Murphy, the adolphus encountered treachery almost from the time it opened. A mere two weeks after the grand opening celebration, a waiter accidentally backed into an elevator shaft believing he was stepping on the elevator. The three storey fall crushed the man's skull and left him dead at the hospital only a few hours later. So you open your hotel, you have a little accident up top and you think, you know it's unfortunate, but it's probably the only thing that's going to happen. The rest of it will be smooth sailing. And then seven months later in May of 1913, a patron of Theodore offices restaurant who was in town visiting from New Hampshire, dined with some friends. After dinner. The men went for a walk when the patron fell to his knees and died. D magazine quotes medical examiner is ruling the cause of death, an acute attack of indigestion and apoplexy. Apoplexy is like having a stroke and back then you couldn't really distinguish between strokes and heart attacks and a lot of other stuff. So apoplexy may have just been a catch whatever whatever happened to this man. Although indigestion sometimes I feel like I do, it's gonna kill my when I was pregnant. One of the worst nights I can remember. I had had a bunch of taco bell which is always setting yourself up for disaster. And I woke up at one am with it like rigor like reflex and it burned so bad that for the next hour I just frantically paced around the kitchen, chugging milk and taking as many and acids that were safe as I could. Tommy slept the whole thing. At one point though I honestly thought I'm going to have to go to the hospital like breathing fire. Yeah, I mean it was, I was panicking and it just felt like I had hot lava in my throat. It was unbearable. So yeah, I could die from indigestion. No, seriously start your throat and then you have to get your throat ballooned up. I had to take um prescription reflux medicine for a while to repair the damage it had done to my esophagus. Yeah. My sister had really bad reflux when she was pregnant and everyone said that baby's gonna have beautiful hair because you had after, she's like, she better come out with and she has she where she had the baby was covered in. No, she just had a beautiful head of hair. Always said it looked like the baby's wearing a wig when she came out. She was like, she had a £2 I had some hair, but not by any means enough to make it make sense for the indignation. She looked like she had a helmet of hair. Some babies are just born with a ton of hair, man, she's also half hispanic and I feel like hispanic babies are oftentimes born with like a gorgeous head of hair. Yeah, she has like thicker hair. I had very little hair for the first time. I looked like I had a baby to pay on when I was born. Ella looked, she had her hair in the middle, like down the strip of her middle of her head grew in first. Like she just had this little comb over baby. It was very cute. Yes. And now she's getting like curly hair, which I love. I love the color dude, I don't know where she got it from but I will love her secret. I'd love to just I'm going to take her to make friends and be like, can you make my hair look like this? It's so pretty. It's a strawberry blonde. Yeah, but Tommy and I were both white blonde when we were little and so I expected to have really blonde here. I don't know where this came from. Well more mysterious. Was the death of a 26 year old Iowan who after heading to his room, fell on his bed and apparent seizures. T magazine reported that a note found in the room red. I got the wrong bottle, love to all more sinister in the restroom. A bottle was found labeled poison with about a third of its contents consumed. What do you think the story? What do you think this is it? Was it a dare where there's like two or three bottles and you had to pick one and then? Okay, well if you get the one that says poison, you have to drink it. Yeah, I man, I've thought a lot about this honestly because it it's it's stuck with me like a scene out of a movie or something. I got the wrong bottle, I got the wrong bottle. I feel I think this may have been a suicide because if you have the time and wherewithal to write a note, pick up the phone and call for help, go down to the lobby. Yeah. Or call that. They would have staff doctors on site hotels a lot of times back then too. So I feel like maybe or maybe he was poisoned and someone else in the room where you know, you don't know back then I'm telling you could commit all sorts of crimes and get away with it because nobody could catch, you know, I like that someone labeled the bottle poison though. I better have a little school and crossbones. Mr Young did you have those stickers on things when you were little? I remember always seeing I remember seeing one of those after school specials where they say if there's bottles under, you know, with mr yuck on it, don't eat it or don't drink it. And I looked at our bottles and they didn't have any of them on there, and I asked my mom, why isn't there any labels on these? And she goes, if it's under the sink, don't drink it. It was good advice, It's just wholesale. Why would you drink that? I don't know, because you stupid because kids are dumb or they don't know any better. We did have those little stickers all over stuff I think. Was it special stickers you had to add afterwards? Yeah, they were like little stickers that had a cartoon green face with like, x eyes, and he's going, yeah, so you knew well because you're a kid looks and sees a bright blue liquid in a Windex bottle that looks fun like juice or something. But then if you see a little sticker with that little guy, then you know, not to drink. It can make you throw up. Also, what if you don't keep your stuff in the sink? What if it's out on the counter? Yeah. Like when L. A. Brought me a thing of oxi clean the other day, she got ahold of it. It was a stain stick and I was like, can I have that back please? It's not yours. No. Well, in the summer of 1940, a fire broke out on the 11th floor of the hotel, horrified onlookers below watched as a 50 year old man inside the room screamed from his window. D magazine included quotes from the original report in which the victim pled to those watching below please. Someone save me. He then left from his window to his death as his head hit the hotel's marquee. Sign. People, there were arguments whether he fell out of the window or jumped out of the window. Hmm. But the fire was only in his room. I Believe. That is correct. Well, on the 11th floor, how would it only have been in his room? I don't think it was. Oh, you said on the, I thought you meant only on his in his room. On the 11. Oh No, just on the 11th floor in general, there was a fire. I think he couldn't get out of his door. Yeah, I mean, okay, either way, fall or jump. Not a good way to. Yeah, I mean, but also, well, the 11th floor to I don't think you'd make it out. No, that's, it's too high, it's too high. In 1959, the body of a sex worker was discovered in a garden area of the hotel. She had been a guest of the hotel after an extensive police investigation. A career criminal named Willie Philpott finally confessed. D magazine outlined his many crimes including beating an 18 year old woman at a nearby building, the rape and murder of a 10 year old girl in the east texas town of Longview and the beating of several men in both the north texas town of Sherman and the state of Alabama. Apparently Philpott, an employee of the hotel, provided the victim with room service several times over the course of the day, when they began to chat, he felt overcome with an urge during their interaction and strangled the young woman, then tossed her out the window and returned to work. Yeah. He said he just sat there in his hands, felt virginity and like he had to strangle her. Yeah, he said she offered him whisky and he went in and I think back then that wasn't uncommon. He was just invite friendly. Yeah. And he uh went in and the urge hit and he said sure, but you know what? He went back to work. Yeah, he was able to just compartmentalize that horrifying, go right back to work. That's totally horrifying, tossed her out the window, just like trash. It's terrible. In 1963, nightclub owner Jack Ruby was a regular around the lobby of the Adolphus Hotel, walking around fast and distributing free passes to his burlesque club, The carousel club located across the street in february of 1963 months before he would fatally shoot lee Harvey Oswald in the gut in the basement of Dallas Police headquarters, ruby was arrested at the at office according to police reports and documents from the warren commission investigation. Around 11 pm ruby was in the burgundy room, a bar on the ground floor of the office when he got into a fistfight with another man. For quote, no apparent reason. Now Jack ruby was like a weird uh reading about him, I got down this rabbit hole of a woman because you know around the JFK anniversary every year you'll see like a smaller town newspapers be like this is our connection or whatever. And a woman from, I want to say little Rock had gone to university of texas or she had been accepted the university of texas back then back in the early sixties and had gone and stayed at the adolphus with her mom run into jack ruby and he basically became fixated on her and became obsessed with her. And she ended up saying he said you can make so much money just dance with for me at my club. And she said no I'm going to college, leave me alone. She went to U. T. And he would keep in touch with her, he would write her letters, he would call her and she said he was like a gentleman. He was really nice and that but a persistent stalker but sounds like a persistent soccer. So when she graduated and moved to Dallas, he again, she said it was weird because he was clearly fixated on her and was like there's no other girls like you know other women are like you. But she said he didn't like groper hit on her ever try to do anything untoward. And one of the main things that got her roped into the post assassination situation was that he got Jack ruby got this woman an interview with H. L. Hunt who is a texas oil magnate. The rich Hunt Oil Hunt family. There's a Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. They're very very wealthy family. He Jack ruby got this woman an interview with H. L. Hunt. So she went from his nightclub to H. L. Hunt did the interview came back and told him how it went and went about her business. While in the investigation, the post JFK investigation. The warren commission looked into whether H. L. Hunt had paid Jack ruby to shoot lee harvey. Oswald is some part of this financial texas kabul like maybe H. L. Hunt was friends with LBJ and they were in cahoots and so H. L. Hunt was paid this woman and used her as like a mule to transport money and she said no I was trying to get a job is a job interview. But it was in this I went down this whole warren commission rabbit hole of kind of the ways that the small ways that they were trying to connect Jack ruby to something. He ate a lot of mafia ties. Also a lot of organized crime stuff went down. There was, it is now called the Nines in Deep Ellum. Before that it was a club called the ruby room and there were pictures black and white photos of Jack ruby all over the place. So he's also become this storied figure icon. This fast talking club owner kinda out of like uh Goodfellas type of situation, which is one of my favorite films. Yeah, I imagine he told a lot of women. You're, you're special. Should come dance for me. You're the best thing that's ever happened. Yeah. You're special. You're not like the others. Yeah. Well the day of JFK's assassination, the president's motorcade passed right by the adolphus is cheering fans and onlookers crowded the sidewalk for a chance to wave at JFK Jim O Kane has been studying the JFK assassination for decades and interviewed Chris Olsen, the former owner of the burgundy Room, as well as the King's Club, another nightclub which was once located on the hotel sixth floor. Olson was there on the day of the JFK assassination and recalled in his interview with cocaine how he had a gut feeling before seeing the president that he didn't like him very much. But as JFK passed by smiling and waving Olson thought he seems like a nice man. He's got a pretty wife. They both seem really happy. I could like that guy. It was moments later that Olson walked into the downstairs bar the at office where tv reporters were already announcing that the president had been shot. Yeah. The office is not very far from the grassy knoll shooting area. I'm sure you could hear the gunshot maybe from from there. Well, decades later, tragedy struck again on New Year's Eve. In 2012. Hotel employees made an unfortunate discovery. In room 18 oh nine, they found the body of a 28 year old. Recently married insurance broker from Dallas. He had gone to the hotel to celebrate New Year's, according to the Dallas Observer, when police investigated his room, they found no sign of trauma cause of death was never reported in the news, tried looking it up and following up on what happened. And they've never said that if anyone else was in the room or if there were any like drugs or alcohol in the room. So it's kind of mysterious but maybe also something that the family didn't want reported public. Yeah, definitely. What room did we stay in when we were there? 1805. Because what is the Stephen King Room 1408, well we Were 1406. Yeah. The elevators have also been the sites of repeated deaths from severed heads to employees plummeting to their demise. People in more modern times have reported being stuck in the elevator for long stretches. Is the student standard elevator issues? Or are the glitches caused by the restless spirits whose lives suddenly ended? There was so many elevator accidents. I didn't want us to list them all because it was very tedious. The elevators look like the original elevators from when the hotel was built. Solid wood and mirrors. They are very small. They're like a tiny little closet. They're not a, not a bit, you could fit three, I would say shoulder to shoulder three people across to people deep, They're pretty small. Um Do they feel sturdy? Not the sturdiest? So there's there's some squeaking and some clinking. We also remember when we got on and the woman was like we're like we tried to step on there we go oh this is going up and we wanted to go down get on the elevator. She worked there and she's like no but she was standing in front of the door and we're both of us the whole time we're just like move out from the door it could slice you and happen any second. She just didn't feel like a minute being like it doesn't matter you just need to get on because otherwise you're gonna be waiting here and you don't want to do that. So just get on and press the button. We're like all right we'll do whatever. Just please get out from between this elevator door felt like a hot tub time machine where he got his arm in there like it's gonna she's gonna get chopped, Yeah she's gonna get chopped. Yes. Also it seems like when all these things were happening where someone would think the elevator was there and then they just fall into the shaft. There was one where the guy looked up to see if it was coming and it chopped off his head. That's so where elevators different back then. I think it was the kind where it's the gates closed. You know like the classic. So yeah I think so. And they weren't automated anything, you can hear them necessarily because it seems that the elevator operators back in the day. It seems like if you if an elevator opened in today you would notice if there was no floor and not just step onto it unless you were super distracted and stuff in his arms. The one guy that stepped in and I think maybe you didn't see it looked down, people would be on their phone and not see it and and step down. People today almost didn't get off the elevator at the right stop going down in my basement, going on in my garage at work because they're on their phone on the phone. Um If we often talk about if we ruled the world what we would make illegal people that get off the elevator or try to get on the elevator before the people on the elevator haven't stepped off. So annoying. How what what world did you grow up in? They think that's how you think this is done. It doesn't make any sense. No. Uh Ellis Doctor Who were about to change. Honestly maybe for this reason you have to take all its and Baylor seems to take all these elevators and it's it stops on every freaking floor and people always will just try to get on our john Yes and I'm like let us off, give me two seconds. It's so it's so wild to me. I had someone the other day that was too deferential in that I got on and then she got on and then she was in front of me physically in front of me and had bags in her arm and was in the way and then when the doors opened she tried to move back to let me go. But she was fully blocking the door with her bags in her which is fine I just get the fuck off the elevator and you need to just go. She's like oh it let go please. And I was like no no you need to learn a lesson today. We're getting you make, did she get off? She had to get off. I was like I can't get by you. And she was like, oh okay, it would be one thing if she was staying on for another floor, but it was the end of the line, we were in the lobby, it was go time you could just get off. Oh so she was getting off on that floor but was trying to be nice and let you guys but was blocking the door. That makes zero sense what I said, get off the elevator in the order that you got on it. It just like I was first on last off, that's what you do. Yeah, they're elevators on a place to be polite, place to be efficient. Exactly, thank you. Thank you man. Same with shopping carts. I once yelled at a man at a home goods go because he was just like, we were at a crossroads and I'm like, just go somebody's yeah, I don't I don't I don't care which one of these fucking go. Yeah, nobody has time for this. Well, in addition to the tales of death and injuries, the adolphus is widely known to host spectral guests and paranormal occurrences according to haunted rooms dot com. The most common complaints from hotel guests or of what sounds like someone or something stomping outside of their rooms late at night guests have also reported hearing the unsettling sounds of piano music or that of a big band playing tunes from years before. What I call killing music. I big band music or any like from that era, like the twenties through the forties type of music gives me the heebie jeebies. Like nothing else. It's I think I've talked about it before. It's so creepy to me. And if I just heard the faint melody of something like that, getting scared, stop that. I would be scared. I would, I would demand a refund. Let me go. So creepy. In 2012, Dallas News interviewed, Concierge Drake Rogers who summarized the hauntings as music drifting from an occupied rooms, spectral photos and late night screams. Late night screams is fun. I'm on board with that one. That just sounds like a fun, like sitcom that's coming to NBC. Late night screams on NBC. Yeah, I knew I'd found a hotel. What's that about? I like it. Yeah, but music drifting from unoccupied rooms. I'm out. I don't like the tinkling unless it's like dre I've been in, I've been in a big 90s hip hop. Really? Yeah, I forgot how great outcast is because it's so good. Fuck man. Their catalog is epic. I think there, you know, I feel like they get left off of like party playlist. You're like, no, you, you've got to include them if you don't, if you are jaded and say, hey, a is like played out. No, no way. It can be. If you listen to that and you don't get a little pep in your step, then you're dead inside. I was rocking out in my car the other day to it just gets in you. It's in your blood. Oh man, that video is so good. It's very good. Wuhan. Id rooms dot com. Also reports that staff members working the overnight shift and guests milling about the hotel after sundown often report feeling as if they are being watched or followed. No human culprit has ever caught. And frequently a nearby door or window will suddenly slam shut. That's also freaky a door doors opening or closing. Yeah, creepy. Yes. Especially like the slow open in a movie or like a slam or especially if you think something or someone is behind you and then by the time you turn to look. Yeah, I often have the feeling like I'm being watched when just places. Yeah, sometimes in my house, but then I'll think well it's just in my head because I'm like walking around by myself and it's at night and I'm already like freaked out. Yeah. Or is this really something who's to say? I don't know, I don't have any. Whenever we were when I was I say we because you came with me when I was house shopping last year, there were that one house that we went to. There was a house about three or four blocks from my current house that had not been updated. It was a lot of dark wood and dark paneling and energy was just very oppressive. And it felt like someone was like get the fuck out of my house. It just felt really weird that house was. And you had walked into the room and you said because you brought L. A. And you said well she immediately started screaming in this other room, so probably not a good sign. And I had gone to the garage and I just had this feeling like someone died here. Yeah in that back bedroom there was also really heavy feeling. It was just very oppressive. Could have been all the goddamn would just making like we're suffocating. That was it was Floor to ceiling wood and linoleum. Like plasticky linoleum. It wasn't even pretty, would know and it's like it hadn't been updated since probably was built in the late 70s and so it was one of those, like whoever started living here finished. Yeah, it was like, I don't want to be the no, no, no, no. One woman was a regular at the bistro in the hotel according to haunted rooms after her untimely death. Her ghostly figure was seen walking into the bistro and taking a seat at her favorite table. That's the kind of ghost that is kind of on a loop, right? That's not, they said that she wouldn't talk to anyone or acknowledge anyone that she would probably don't know they've passed correct and just walk in and go back to your same table, walking and go back to your same table. You're yes, you're kind of stuck in limbo. She probably would that be so she could get that fucking duck online. So good. Yeah, it was, we had a duck confit almost. It was very good. I man, ducks are cute but fuck do they taste good? A particularly elegant mirror original of the hotel hangs in the lavishly decorated lobby guests have reported that taking photos in the mirror sometimes revealed ghostly figures. Well this if we took a photo in the mirror and was it I think we have behind the system, drunk wedding guests, there was a wedding going on and it was clearly open bar with that lady said I've got so many tiny sombreros. What to tell you man, What are we gonna do with all these sombreros? I don't know, I want to know why you have somewhere we overbought on the tiny sombreros, like don't pass those out. Yeah, I don't want to like this, couldn't have been cheap to have your wedding hair. Why why are we having tiny sombrero wise? Unless I don't know. Crazy and Doris? Yes, she brings him to every, I doubt the bride had that on her list. What is that on vision board? I think you should leave or he's like, maybe maybe you should get a bunch of Salvador is just like my friends are going to buy your gangster movie problem with your, Did you guys want 1000 plastic meatball? So good. There have been other reports of a phantom bartender who quote works behind the bar well before opening, cleaning staff and guests alike have also reported being touched by the spirits via pat on the back or tap on the shoulder according to the big book of texas, ghost stories. Dale rest. A bartender at the adolphus was victim of a mischievous ghost who would rearrange beer bottles and tap rests on the shoulder as he cleaned the bar. You get the ghost to clean for you. She Yeah, so I'd love a pat on the back sometimes. Just a little encouragement. I'm always looking for somebody pat me on the back if it's a ghost, so I'm not going to turn that away. You know what? Just because I can't see, it doesn't mean I can't exactly good vibes. My heart feels it just because I can't see it. That sounds like a hallmark christmas movie where the guy is dead. Yeah, he's a ghost. Oh, like the bartender the whole time is the whole time. The most famous haunting in the Adolphus is supposedly a longtime residents of the 19th floor. According to legend, a bride to be found herself stood up on the night of her wedding when her groom didn't show to their planned nuptials set to be held in the 19th floor ballroom. She was devastated. According to Fright fine. The woman's body was found hanging a few feet from where she was due to say her vows. And now ghostly vision of a woman in white can be seen roaming the 19th floor accompanied by the unsettling sounds of an early 19 hundreds music box. Others report hearing her sobs are being followed back to their rooms by the figure after encountering her. That music box, that was me. Thank you. I just got chills. Oh golly music boxes or another. Also freaky. It's a trope but it gets me every time man and I were removing, you always worry when you open the music box and the little ballerina spinning. If at some point it's going to be like or if it has the mirror in the musical behind it and then you're like watching it and then you just see something a shadow pass behind you or something appear in the mirror. You're gonna have to watch The Office tonight. Oh, for sure. I was going to her. I'm doing a rewatch season. Or you want 17? Which one is that? It's where um pam is the office manager and Nate. The Dwight Dwight buys the building and he has made helping him. I was the one that I watched last night where they're taking the toilet paper, implying it in half, making it half and pam's like Stanley. Maybe you could just pull a little bit off every time. And he said, do not tell me how to do my business. The older I get, the more I relate to Stanley. I've always related to the lighthouse. I could push a button and fly off. Was that episode? Yeah, he's great. Yeah. Well, video posted to Youtube by Aristotle que show strange occurrences on the 19th floor. The elevator doors are opening and closing in quick succession with no one inside any of them. Meanwhile, a phone on the small table in the elevator landing begins ringing incessantly. One commenter on the video claimed I went there two days ago and only stayed one night. I saw a lady. And what about three a.m. In the upper mezzanine grand ballroom with the painted murals on the piano. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. Unbelievable. I could not sleep. I will not be staying there again. I watched this video What it's like to probably 1920 year old guys videoing it. Their dad just standing in the background like, nope, not getting, not Touching this one. Gary is not fucking around the whole time. I'm like, answer the phone. I mean, I don't know why they didn't what if it's another one? She's like, I know, Oh man. But also you couldn't really tell, it didn't seem like one of their friends was in the elevator, but like the way I don't think you'd be able to hide because there's little and there's mirrors. Yeah, that's true. Yeah, it was weird. Um but it's a fun watch. If we put in the show notes, you go, yeah, I just got also it's Aristotle K I was like Aristotle like, but you're smart and read it. I had to read it a few times before the first time, I was like a wrist wrist alec, I'm like, oh that's Aristotle. How do you pronounce Chipotle? Like, like reviews on Trip Advisor are mixed while some complain of no ghost whatsoever. Another review is titled Ghosts all around, but it does not elaborate. And do you not elaborated? It just has ghosts all around in the title and then then one star in the bottom. No, it's like four stars or five stars in the body. It's like the breakfast was good. The shower pressure was nice. Great hotel never mentions the gut. No, it just says it was written by the ghost. Well another says pretty sure I saw a ghost but again, does not elaborate on there. I think that one, that's the only line of it. It just is pretty sure I saw someone stars follow up. We need a manager to follow up on these. They do, they respond to like every one of them except those they like manager George was he like, oh, can you tell us about the ghost? This is what they always say. The director of public relations for the hotel replied to their view, saying, the only spirits found here are the spirit of hospitality and those you'll find in a bottle. one review on 4Square complains of a band playing late into the evening. Somewhere in the hotel With the review reporting that he stayed in room 1916, the 19th floor. The, that's a pretty clever response. You know that, you know, they were like, they had a meeting about how do we, how do we, how do we, where's our pr team? We need to nail this down. Good God, A writer with Xo jane louise Hong stayed at the adolphus during a creepy road trip. She took one of her family members reported taking photos of a large painting featuring an elegant woman in a small dog. When he took multiple photos of the dog, the pup's face seemed to change expressions from photo to photo, and one photo, the dog showed a neutral face and the next the dog's face appeared to be snarling or angry. And she put these photos on her article. Will link it in the show notes and it does look like the dog's face goes from pole to. We looked for this picture. We asked about it. We even asked the concierge who pointed us in the direction of where he said it was. And we ended up just walking around this uh several restaurants and bar areas. And then we just stopped at the bar. Yeah. And then we just said but we didn't see it. No, no. I don't know if it's still there. If it's been taken out, it was pretty substantial. It was pretty big. Maybe that's uh maybe too many reports. They had to hide it. Yeah, they had to put it away hiding it. Or the dog and lady have morphed into a different painting. There wasn't painting. Maybe we were looking right at it. We didn't even know a kind of pheasant. So maybe the dog because that was it. Now. Now we know, well we decided to see for ourselves just how haunted this local legend really was. And on friday november 8 2019, we checked in, didn't we heather? We did and we checked out. So I always have a notebook with me and I brought my notebook. I beat Kristy there because my office is very close. So I work in uptown Dallas and the hotels in downtown Dallas and I'd like to just read to you what I was writing alone. So I was journaling about something unrelated. Go ahead. So I started in the bar, the Adolphus Hotel bar 5:59 pm. While I was finishing the last sentence above, I heard a sound in the hotel room. It was a male voice saying as if he had just finished a drink. It was as clear as someone standing beside me. It was not the A. C. Unit because about 10 or 15 minutes earlier I had changed the thermostat from 68 degrees to 72 degrees and heard the mecca nations of the heat kick on. I was thinking how quiet and still the room was when that sound occurred. As soon as I heard the, I stood up, drop my pin and felt distinct goose bumps wrap around the back of my scalp and down my neck. I texted Christie right away and walked around the room. I walked into the restroom and was startled by my own reflection in the magnification mirror in the bathroom. I was so uncomfortable. I got my personal phone and left the room. I waited in the elevator landing with a wealthy couple. The woman wore a brilliant blue peacoat and the man had cropped red hair Charles will be jealous of when Tony takes the Lexus. The woman said, the elevator doors open to reveal to other couples wedged against the back walls. I stepped on last and the doors nearly closed onto my body. I clutched my notebook and pursue my chest as the woman in the blue coats husband said, you're really jumped on there, didn't you? I said it's okay. Nobody's died on these elevators in a bunch of years. Another man in the elevator said, you know why? Because there are spirits in here. I said, yeah, the spirits of all the people who died in these elevators over the years, folks get beheaded and they fall on the elevator shafts, all kinds of horrible stuff. The elevator fell silent and we hit the lobby. Well, you folks have a good night, I said, and then stepped off. So that was my horrifying experience. I text Christy, oh my God, there's a ghost in the room. I'm freaking out. And what was my immediate response was probably the air conditioning and I said no heather was very adamant. It was, it was not the air conditioner. I was too scared. I went and sat in the lobby for like 45 minutes until you got there. So I arrive, I did not know about the champagne. So I just went up the escalator to meet heather at the bar and I had my bags with me. So I said let's go up to the room so I can drop my bags off before we go ghost hunting. We get into the room, Heather's recounting what just happened. Doing her full reenactment. She takes me over to the desk where she had been writing when she heard the male voice. I was in the middle of a sentence. She's in the middle of a sentence. And all of a sudden we here and I go heather. Was that the noise? She's like yes I go. The noise from this giant five ft air conditioning vent that's located directly next to this desk. Well it sounded like it was right next to me. It is right next to you. You were sitting literally half a foot from this. It wasn't even a tiny little vent. It was a stand. It's like if they, most hotels they have the A. C. Unit just on the cheap hotels on the ground was Built into the wall standing up right so it was like five ft tall. But I was like, it's not a ghost. It's the A. C. I will say though, for such an expensive hotel, it was the loudest soul out all night and it would come on all the time we got used to it. So it didn't bother. It's also just all of you know that and you know, I would think by now were, you know, almost an hour into this, This is obviously not a sponsored review because we're just telling you exactly, it's not like the old office was so nice. You guys should all go stay there, advertisement were like, we paid full bill to stay there and let me tell you for sure. 100 will tell you how we feel. I would love it. I would love if the adolphus contacted estimates like, hey, we'd love to comp your room for a review, happily do it because a chunk of change that I have not spent a minute. For sure. For sure. So I was very sure that that was the sound was a ghost and you thought I was quite insane. But I did. I was, I was also disappointed. Well I wanted there to be a ghost in our room. It sounded like he just cracked open a beer when I said I was enjoying a nice just cocktail. Nice evening. We could have had a nightcap with him. Do you believe that there could have been a ghost who then ran away when you got there? No, I think, I mean if you hadn't told me that's the noise, it was their condition then maybe. But I ran around the corner. I was like, it was my own face in the mirror, but it was like within two minutes of me being in that room, the noise happened. So it's like I had gone back, this is a thing that happens regularly. And I went back up to me, I must have gotten my purse, you know, I think I left the champagne up there and I went back up to get it and I got in the elevator with the maintenance man who had, you know, a work shirt with the name of the hotel on it and I said, so you work here? And he said, yeah. And I said you ever seen anything freaky? And he said no, but maybe someday you never know. And then when I saw a bellboy on my way back down after I got my champagne, I said how long you worked here? He said, oh about three weeks. I said, oh you like it? He said, you know it's pretty nice. And I said, have you ever seen anything freaky? And he said, yeah, you know hotels like this, you know for the most part of weeds them out. But sometimes man, you open the door and you don't know what people are wearing or not wearing. And I said oh I meant like a ghost. He said, oh no, not yet. But maybe someday I was like you sons of bitches, you've been coached to say that shit all y'all. That's freaky, freaky to them means something different for sure. If you work in a hotel. Yeah, all kinds of shit. Oh, I bet you see so much better maids and everything. Yeah. So wait a second, you heard the ghost noise? I went back up for the champagne so it couldn't have been that scary. Well I really wanted that you had in some level. It was there. It really did feel I had that full, It's because the air conditioner kicked on it was got Chills Internet from 68-72. So it was going up. It was he coming on? Okay. Yeah. But yeah, everyone's, everyone said no, not yet but maybe. Yeah. We asked the bartender, he'd worked there for 20 plus years and he said no I wouldn't work here anymore if I had then we read on Trip Advisor from someone that stayed there not too long ago that if you win and ask the concierge for a ghost tour, they would oblige. So we went and asked the concierge and I just awkwardly walked up to him and he just kind of stood there looking at us. I believe these two ladies about to ask aloud to you. I said that guy looks like he's well dressed. Let's ask him because we were looking for the dog painting. Yeah. So we walked up and he said, I heard it's true that if we ask you for a ghost tour that you'll give it to us. And he said about four years ago, that would have been true. Now we do a general history of the hotel kind of tour. And we said no thanks because there's been a lot of accidents at that hotel. Very accident prone. And we said, oh really did say that he's well, I can tell you that the hotel is a bit accident prone because yeah, chauffeur got shot in the head at point blank range right out there and he pointed at the valet stand. That's not an accident. That's straight up murder. Yeah. An accident have been like a gun fell out of somebody's pocket and just hit this man in the head. Somebody came up to them and the story with that was like, there was beef between that chauffeur driver and another chauffeur driver. And so they were having like a union argument but not an accident that yeah, and the Concierge also said um when they had the renovations back in 2016, part of their rebranding and everything was to just kind of brushed under the rug, all of the storied paranormal passed. And there used to be a hotel, it was a website that was called Adolphus Hotel ghost dot com. That was kind of a fun hits. But they took that shit down I think because Marriott they own and office now. Yeah, they have like a licensing agreement, so they put their label on it. But the autograph collection for Marriott is usually these Adolphus esque properties where it's a historical hotel in a city that Marriott comes in and Marriott will come in and put their kind of stamp on it and then you can use their app and you get Marriott points and stuff like that. So I kind of see why they would want to distance themselves. But allegedly the all the uh the promises of possible ghost conversations with the staff, we got shot down that did not stop us. We were not deterred. No, We in fact went to the 19th. We did and I had my pendulum with me, Christie wants a pendulum. Pendulum is a, well there's different kinds of mine is um adventuring crystal and you, it detects energy. You have often used it to determine like yes or no questions. I I always ask it yes or no questions, I'll hold it over my hand. It's um and we'll post a picture of it and we also have video of this that we're going to put on our Patreon. Um It has like a silver chain, and then at the end is the um pendulum crystal crystal hold it over my hand and I have it be still. And then I asked some establishing questions that are yes or no, like you said, did you, did I have steak for dinner? Yes, and then did I have red wine for dinner? Whichever way it turns. We know that's how it's communicating yes or no, So based on, because we knew that you had fish for dinner, whichever way it went counterclockwise, we knew, Okay, this is how it's answering no. So then we went to the 19th floor and we asked, are there any spirits here with us? And it went clockwise, said yes, there is. We asked what was really interesting, we said, are you a female? And it didn't answer and then we said are you a male? And it or no, it's it's said no and then he said are you a male? It said no. So it's like it's disembodied. Yes, it doesn't have, it's kind of just um it doesn't, it shed its human body, it's just a form at the spirit or a demon could have been. It was nice that we did say um are you here in peace? And it said yes, I believe we asked if it was the bride. It said no, but we went into several other rooms and we went into the, what was the ballroom where that would have been and we've contacted um something there also. So it was very interesting the last time I was there in 2016. I also went to the 19th floor. What happened, but it was not open for business and it was being renovated. Snuck in. I do literally snuck in by crawling under a piece of plywood on the elevator. When the doors opened, there was plywood blocking the 19th floor entrance. He's knocked it down. Well there was, you could like obviously because workers probably had to get in there. Um My friends that we were there together went in and we also said, is anyone here with us and from another room, which is now that it's been renovated. The electrical room. We, a light switch flipped on and the light came on. So Seeing activity, felt activity twice. Now on the 19th floor of the Adolphus, we wanted to stay on the 19th floor. They said there weren't any rooms, but then we saw two rooms well and I think they're like very nice suites. Yeah. For what we were like what is the cheapest possible room? We can say there is there a room closet, we could rent? And they said for the type of room we were in, which was sort of a standard one there, they're not on the 19th floor, but the 19th floor. Now, you can obviously have weddings, receptions and parties. In fact, that's mainly what it was, it looked like it was being, but there's like a bridal suite, so that's who will stay there. But my question is, is that why they want to distance themselves from the old murder, suicide, bad vibes, Dead Bride kind of thing, if you're trying to sell wedding package is not really a great thing to lean in and tap into the market that wants that good. That's a good point. I mean, freaky people get married to your like, just, you know, Jessica had a string quartet at her wedding, I had a fucking ghost. I mean, how are you going to top that? A ghost string quartet? Come on. Fuck, That's bad. Amazing. Well, all in all we may be found maybe communicate with the ghost. I felt like we had a communication like we did. Yeah. And then we had a very nice dinner. Was lovely. We um, it was a team building I will say. Um I wanted a Miller Lite and I was, I turned together. I go, I'm just trash. All I want is a Miller. Like, I don't want a $14 dollar Every cocktail ring, $14 and had elderflower liqueur or something in there. And then, but they didn't have it anywhere. But then all of a sudden there's like that man over there as a bud light who also was like this country boy doubled into the dolphin. He had struck. Yes. He was an oil baron. I'm like, where did the fuck did he get this bud light? They got a secret stash somewhere. People just like us. You're rich enough. People can get you whatever trash you want. That's true. I couldn't even drink the drink I ordered because pickle juice was supposed to be pickled. I want, that's why I wanted it. But it had orange bitters and that. Oh man, it was, it was not, it was kind of like a cosmo looking kind of thing. Tasted like perfume, but worse. Yeah. Yeah. It wasn't, wasn't great. I was drinking spanish cava, which is like, that looks like white wine. It's good to go to. Yeah, there it was, it was a scene. It was definitely a place to be seen. Lots of good looking people. That's a very well dressed people. Lots of um wedding wedding guest and women in mink coats. Yeah. The french room is also there which is a very famous, very high end Dallas restaurant located there too. Yes. We ate at the bistro. Yes. Hopefully at that ghost table. I think so. I think we're definitely at the ghost lady table. Well, so what do we think? Do we think? Well, first of all I wanted I had an experience. I'm not letting you take it away with, I didn't take it away from you. The A. C. Took it away there. I definitely think that at least the 19th floor has that feeling because I think the pendulum was reacting when you were asking it. And the video shows it and the video shows your hand is not moving now. I'm not moving it. I think, did you ask me are you scared? Did I ask you, are you think you asked are you scared or afterwards? Maybe I was like, I wasn't scared because I was with you. Oh that's sweet. I don't remember. But maybe. Yeah. Well I was never scared. I didn't feel scared. I didn't feel like oppressive. It didn't scary. I felt a little electricity on the 19th floor. Like there was something and then we, you and I had walked around the corner and when we came back, a girl and her dad were walking by and the girls like, oh my gosh, oh it's just people, God. So they were obviously for the same reason, you know, I wish the adolphus would just lean into this and go back to like being proud of it and being like their thing and it's just fun history of Dallas because that's, you don't have that, we don't have that around here. And that would be very cool. I think so. And I think it's like the driscoll in Austin is haunted and they kind of lean into it and like there, I think it's maybe their bar downstairs, one of the two bars, they're like, oh maybe something will happen. So I think it's good to lean into stuff like that. And a bunch of places in new Orleans are like that, where the bar they, they've sort of put it out there as a, you may see something, it's a selling point and I want to go to, I love new Orleans and I want to go so bad. I want to go back. Yes, I need to go back and been in a minute. But I think that there is definitely something on the 19th floor and maybe the spirits, what if it's like a scenario where the spirits that have been there the whole time have never left and like the more the management tries to oppress them, the angry there get and then it's going to spew out in a Ghostbusters like finale where like a Winchester situation, it's all getting a press down in there and then it's all going to could happen, could have a stay puffed situation. I would love that frankly, if I will send you a giant marshmallow was stomping around down to explode marshmallow everywhere. Very into that I would imagine that I'm gonna here's my hot take hot prediction. I don't know if it's a prediction as much as a hot fact. Every hotel or motel in the world has had someone die at it. Yeah, I'm gonna make that plane and if you know nothing to back that up and if it got opened that somebody will die there, it's a new place. I mean it's just it stands to reason like just numbers wise that that would happen. I think so. I think statistically, yeah, that sounds reasonable. A lot of people go there because that's where they choose to end things. So, you know, that is that's one of the tragedies of hotels.
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