Tour the Haunted Hermosa Inn (Arizona) Oct 7, 2015 23:53:44 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Oct 7, 2015 23:53:44 GMT -5
Tour the Haunted Hermosa Inn
PLEASANT VALLEY, Ariz. – With a haunted history dating back to the 1930’s, The Hermosa Inn will be encouraging guests to explore the property and experience their own ghost sightings throughout the month of October. Guests who book any room or room package at the resort between October 1-31, 2015 will receive a list of ghost sightings that have occurred throughout the grounds that will allow them to take a self-guided ghost tour. “We often have people stay here specifically because it’s haunted but guests can rest assured knowing that all encounters have been reported to be friendly ghosts,” said Michael Gildersleeve, The Hermosa’s managing director. Ghost stories from the Inn include the following:
Closing the Door. Apparently Lon likes the doors shut. A maid actually quit after having doors shut on their own multiple times while she was cleaning the guest casitas.
Pat on the Head. A guest came into the restaurant to show her friends some of Lon Megargee’s original artwork that hangs in Last Drop, the portion of the Hermosa that was Lon’s original art studio and residence). The host showed them the way, walked into the other room, had his hands full and when he came back to the guests (still with both hands full) the woman was looking up in the air. Our host asked what she was looking at, or if the roof was leaking from the rainy day and she replied, “No, you just patted me on the head.” He assured her he had not, as his hands were full.
Cowboy in the Mirror. Yet another maid quit her job at The Hermosa: this time because of the reflection of a cowboy that appeared in the mirror behind her. When she turned around, no one was there.
Lady in Pink. Multiple guests have asked. “Who is that lady in the pink gown walking over the bridge by the pool?” While we don’t know who she might be, a lady in a floor-length flowing pink gown (something not of this time period) has been seen walking across the bridge by guests in the late hours of the night or early mornings.
Lon Did It. Oftentimes candles will somehow fall out of their holders and other objects seem to move on their own or become misplaced. Decorations on the host stand have been “pushed” off and a host was talking to a guest at the bar when a bottle of tequila flew off the shelf and shattered multiple glasses. The staff will often joke “Oh, Lon must have done that!”
Kids at Play. One of the restaurant’s evening employees refuses to work alone at night because upon leaving, she has seen children of an another time playing in the parking lot at 1 or 2 in the morning. She has also seen the Pink Lady.
Spirits in the Cellar. When workers were doing construction in the underground wine cellar of Lon’s, they left various tools in disarray and went upstairs. When they returned, all their tools had been placed neatly in a row. There have also been reports of doors opening/closing and lights going on and off in the cellar.
The Night Watchman. While checking out, a reporter visiting from Germany asked about the night watchman whom, he admitted, was somewhat unnerving. He saw this “watchman” twice; once closing the doors of Room 107 and another time by the pool. Both times the watchman seemed to be studying the reporter closely, but remained standing in the same place. The Hermosa does not employ a night watchman and at that particular time, no one was staying in Room 107.
Source: Experience Arizona, September 20, 2015.