Skagway, AK is home to one of the most haunted eateries in the state, The Red Onion Saloon. Come Explore its menu and other offerings with Haunted Journeys.
The Red Onion Saloon, now a National Historic Building, was Skagway’s most exclusive bordello. Built in 1897 with planks cut by Capt. William Moore, the founder of Skagway, the Red Onion Saloon opened for business in 1898, serving alcohol on the first floor while the upper floor satisfied more than the prospector’s thirst. Reaching its height of popularity during the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898. This was when over 30,000 eager stampeders came through this narrow valley.
The most active ghost here is thought to be the spirit of Diamond Lil, one of the former madams who lingers here to keep an eye on the guests. She is only known to make herself known to the male guests who have claimed she has gently ran her hands along their legs and whispers softly in their ears.There is also a malevolent male spirit here who doesn't seem to be friendly to anyone, often roughly brushing past staff and guests alike and moving objects the staff need to do their jobs, such as keys and expensive drinks.Apart from these two there are an unknown number of other spirits that linger here, including the apparition of a woman in a long dark dress who has been seen gliding down the staircase after dark. It has been featured on Cable TV's Alaska Haunting, Please select tag below to see more listings like this!
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