Baker Hotel

Mineral Wells, Texas

Paranormal activity that has been reported in the hotel centers around several major areas. These include the ballroom, the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 10th floors, the Brazos room, and the lobby. Lights turn on and off by themselves in the Brazos room, and the sweet smell of chocolate, similar to “Milk duds,” can be easily detected at times. In general, the phenomenon that is reported relates to one of four legends that surround the old hotel. 

The genesis of the Baker’s ghost stories started in the 1960s when a porter reported the ghost of a woman on the seventh floor. Not much remains of this initial report other than the fact that the “ghost’ had red hair. This ghost is commonly believed to be the hotel manager’s mistress. 

Baker Hotel, addressing the other paranormal claims

The focus of our historical investigation was based on the ghost stories surrounding the hotel. The results clearly show that myth-building is a …

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Baker Hotel, Historical issues with the ghost of a mistress on the 7th floor

The first issue, historically, with the mistress myth, is that it changes over time, indicating that myth-building is actively changing the story to…

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Photos from the Baker Hotel

Photographs taken during various visits to the Baker Hotel. Most of these were taken in 2001 and 2002.

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Baker Hotel, Paranormal Claims

During the investigations at the hotel, we interviewed several people to establish what the paranormal claims actually were. Ronny’s accounts …

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The history of the Baker Hotel

The Baker Hotel was a concept that, in some ways, was ahead of its time. It opened at a moment when time stood still, just before it leaped …

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