Haunted 1858 Garnett House Hotel in Garnett, Kansas
Built in 1858, The Garnett House origins were as a hotel. It was the first hotel in Garnett, Kansas and is the only surviving antebellum structure in the town. Garnett House has operated in several capacities such as a residence, a school, a Doctor’s office, and hotel. The outlaw Jesse James was rumored to have stayed in the hotel as an alias at times. Several other famous documented guests include Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickock, Buffalo Bill Cody, Belle Starr and Bat Masterson. A recent rumor of Harry Houdini having stayed at the Garnett has been surfaced as well.
The ghost of Jesse James has also been reported to haunt the halls of the St James Hotel in Selma, Alabama if you’re a fan of the infamous outlaw.
The Garnett hotel has been investigated on occasion as it has such a rich history. Recently the Garnett House was purchased by a paranormal group with the intent of preserving the structure’s history. Is it haunted? Are the creeks in the attic just normal shifting of the building or the ghosts of the slaves that were hidden by abolitionist John Brown?