EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- It's dubbed America's most haunted hotel. Completed in 1886, the Crescent Hotel was built as a luxury get-away for the world's most wealthy. Today, it's a hotel with some guests who've never left.
The Crescent suffered its first tragedy during construction. An Irish Stonemason named Michael fell to his death from the fourth story. His body landed inside what is today's Room 218.
Legend says Michael still lingers in that room, caressing the female guests; he was quite the ladies' man, Crescent Hotel staff say.
Michael's death was not the only fatality in the Crescent. During the late 1930s, the building survived a dark period when it belonged to a man who called himself a doctor.