Some shots from our Tumblr

Now and then I’ll have some fun with instagram filters and post stuff up on our tumblr. Here are three recent ones: Floor 12N on the Congress Hotel. This is the floor the staff always tells me is the spookiest one. This blank space on that floor may have inspired the legend of “the room Read More…

Congress Hotel Strike Over

The 10 year strike at the Congress Hotel is over. FINALLY! I was always upfront with the UFCW on what I was doing there – I never told people to stay there. I took people in, but it was to talk about the history, look at their stuff, and use their bathroom.  I’ve always felt Read More…

Ghost Lab and “Era Cues”

“Ghost Lab,” a new program on Discovery, premiered tonight – these guys have interesting theories and a lot of cool gadgets. I especially like their “era cues,” which we do ourselves sometimes (playing music popular at Bull Moose party rallies on the piano in the Florentine Ballroom to see if it generates any activity is Read More…

Ghostly piano?

One night when I brought the tour into the Florentine Ballroom, we were standing around by the piano when someone asked me what kind of music would have been played in the room. “All sorts, at various times,” I said. “There were orchestras at one point, and it was a skating rink for a while.” Read More…