Mineral Wells, TX is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Baker Hotel. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Opened just a few weeks after the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression, the once-luxurious Baker is a relic of the town's past as a resort destination. For decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, visitors flocked here for the purported benefits of the mineral-rich waters that gave the town its name. Celebrities who have visited the hotel include Lawrence Welk, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable, Will Rogers, Roy Rogers, and the Three Stooges.
History also tells us that Bonnie and Clyde stayed at the Baker for several nights during their crime spree in Texas. The hotel, when it was active, displayed a poem that Bonnie wrote for Clyde and Bonnie's 38 Revolver.
It's currently being renovated and scheduled to reopen in 2022.
It is said that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow haunt the Baker Hotel. Their presence is felt in two specific areas of the hotel, the Brazos Room and the Ballroom. A video was once captured of a ghostly woman wearing a long old-fashioned gown walking from one pillar to the next in the hotel lobby resembles Bonnie.
A porter who worked there during the 1950s and 1960's witnessed the ghost of the woman on the seventh floor, seen bloody and naked. She may have been the mistress of the hotel manager. When she became upset about the affair she jumped from the top of the building to her death. It is said her room was on the southeast corner of the seventh floor but the date of the incident has not been verified. People have reported smelling her perfume and her spirit is said to be quite flirtatious with men.
In addition, there are several other ghosts, including a man that was killed by being crushed in an elevator door.
This property was featured on Ghost Adventures.
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