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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



The Pfister Hotel,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
It's that time of year where we are all on the road more than we probably want to be, but with Thanksgiving, Christmas and a New Year more than likely you are making a trip to somewhere you will HAVE to stay in a hotel. Well......... I say...........Pick one that is HAUNTED!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now that's a TRIP!!! LOL

Have you ever walked into a place and thought, "If only these walls could talk?"  Hotel rooms have been witness to passion, hate, misery, joy, sickness, and death so it's know wonder that they would have spirits haunting them. And the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee is just such a hotel.

The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is just one of those places that from the minute the front door opens your eyes widen and your heart beats just a little faster at the beauty and luxury of this amazing place!!!  I was lucky enough to stay at the Pfister Hotel some time ago on a business trip.  SSSSHHHH....now MY business might not have been the same as my BOSS had planned for me! I'm pretty sure he didn't say "now Becky, pick out the most HAUNTED HOTEL to stay in and spend YOUR nights wondering the halls going up and down the stairs and hallways looking for ghosts".  But for the life of me..........it just seems to turn out that way every time. LOL

The Pfister Hotel
Now, back to the Pfister.  The story on the Pfister is Guido Pfister was born in Germany in 1818 and a Tanner by trade.  He moved to Milwaukee in 1847 and partnered with Charles Vogel to eventually become one of the most successful leather manufacturers in the Midwest.  He believed that Milwaukee needed a first-class, world-class hotel.  He wanted a magnificent building where people would feel privileged to stay but at the same time, he also hoped that folks from every social class would feel free to mix and mingle. Unfortunately, Mr. Pfister died in 1889 before a single stone was laid.  His son Charles, and daughter, Laura Vogel, immediately set about to fulfill their father's dream.

The Pfister opened its doors on May 1, 1893.  And just as Guido Pfister had hoped...... it was one, if not the most luxurious hotel in the country.  Running completely on electricity made it the most modern of its time as well.

Charles Pfister died in 1927 and his spirit is said to have been seen in the rooms of guest, the hotel's original marble staircase, the musicians' gallery in the ballroom, and in a storage area on the ninth floor.  Is Charles still watching over his father's dream hotel? 

Do you see an orb???
Many guest have reported hearing knocking, TV's and air conditioner's turning themselves on and off, even a phantom dog that has been heard yapping in the corridors.  BUT one of the more famous reports of a paranormal activity came from Carlos Gomez,  a outfielder for the Minnesota Twins.  He says that back in July 2009 he was coming out of the shower and heard voices in the other room.  But when he went to check there was know one there.  He also said that his Ipod would come on by itself and start to vibrate.  Every time Gomez turned it off, it would start up again.  He now request a roommate when staying in the hotel.  In addition, over the last few years more than 4 or 5 professional baseball players have reported seeing  or experiencing some sort of paranormal activity in the hotel. To this day, many of the Brewers baseball team will not stay at this hotel.
Now, did I experience anything paranormal?  DARN!!!  I did not.  But I can tell you that while I was walking the halls late at night taking pictures....I NEVER felt alone......it was just THAT FEELING you get like someone is watching you. 
Now, if you plan on visiting the Pfister, which I HIGHER recommend you do......be sure to ask if you can stay in the ORIGINAL towers because they have since added an additional tower or two.  So far, no activity has been reported in the new additions.
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The upper stairs lobby area.

How many orbs do you see?

Can you find the orb?

How many orbs can you see?

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