The Ominous History of The 1886 Crescent Hotel (Eureka Springs, Arkansas)

Episode 3,  Nov 28, 2022, 06:00 PM

True crime? The paranormal? This story has a little bit of both. Welcome to the 1886 Crescent Hotel. Book a stay here, but you may not be sleeping alone.

True crime? Paranormal? This story is a whole lot of both. Lauren and Laura break down the history of Arkansas's infamous 1886 Crescent Hotel and the egotistic and flamboyant man who turned the historic hotel into a nightmare for hundreds of cancer patients, Norman Baker.

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Crescent Hotel history. History of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. (n.d.). Retrieved November 27, 2022, from https://crescent-hotel.com/history.shtml

Norman Baker (1882–1958). Encyclopedia of Arkansas. (2022, May 2). Retrieved November 19, 2022, from https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/norman-baker-4885/

The history of 1886 crescent hotel: Historic Hotels of America. Historic Hotels Worldwide. (n.d.). Retrieved November 27, 2022, from https://www.historichotels.org/us/hotels-resorts/1886-crescent-hotel-and-spa/history.php

Magazine, S. (2020, January 1). The charlatan of the Ozarks still looms over the haunted Crescent Hotel. Smithsonian.com. Retrieved November 18, 2022, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/charlatan-ozarks-still-looms-over-haunted-crescent-hotel-180973743/

Lingo, C. (2019, June 28). Look at all this creepy stuff archaeologists just found buried behind the crescent hotel. KOLR - OzarksFirst.com. Retrieved November 22, 2022, from https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/local-news-local-news/look-at-all-this-creepy-stuff-archaeologists-just-found-buried-behind-the-crescent-hotel/

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