Paranormal Investigators / Ghost Hunters
Topeka, Kansas
785.506.1001
123 - Baldpate Inn

Type: Partial Investigation
Visits:  Single
Anam Status:  Closed Case File
Location Status:  Still there
City: Estes Park, Colorado
Driving: Highway travel, paved roads
Permissions: Permission required! 
The Story
Gordon and Ethel Mace built this charming lodge in 1917, and it stayed in their family until 1986 when the family lost ownership of it. Not to deter Ethel, however, who has haunted her old room for years. She especially likes to sit in a wing-backed rocker before a fireplace in what is now a storage room, her feet up, reading the Bible. Gordon hates smoking. Few guests are able to keep a cigarette lit for long - something smashes it out or steals the pack! Ethel must be somewhat of a prohibitionist, because mixed drinks seem to spill and fly off tables fairly often. 

The Investigation
Temp Readings:
Library: 76 Key Room: 79.81 Main Lobby: 79.80 Stairs/Left of Key Room: 78 Upstairs: 79.5 Right of Stairs/First Bathroom: Ambient 80 then it went to 79 then to negative 14 then back to 75 Room: Ambient was 82.5 then it went to negative 8 and negative 9, then negative 10, then negative 22 then right back up to the ambient range.

One investigator noted, "Nothing but residual energy, but I felt energies that felt not happy about it being daytime".


The Images
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The Conclusion
Our investigation was only one hour long, and was a one visit situation.  Although the staff may tell you the ghost stories they've heard, they didn't seem all that thrilled with investigators there.  Our trip was quite a few years ago, so perhaps that's changed since then. 

In any case, we simply didn't have enough time at the location to determine a haunt or not.  The images certainly show anomalies, and the temps were interesting, but we can't classify this without further data.