Two San Antonio hotels named among nation's most haunted

The Menger is said to be haunted by a U.S. president, while visitors have reported apparitions of nurses at the Emily Morgan.

click to enlarge The Menger Hotel in San Antonio is said to be haunted by a chambermaid, a U.S. president, and a famed Texas rancher, the report said. - Shutterstock / 4kclips
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The Menger Hotel in San Antonio is said to be haunted by a chambermaid, a U.S. president, and a famed Texas rancher, the report said.
San Antonio's Menger and Hilton-owned Emily Morgan hotels again ranked among the nation's 25 most haunted, according to a recent Halloween-themed report from the Historic Hotels of America trust.

Located on the hallowed grounds of the Alamo, the Menger is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of a chambermaid, U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt and King Ranch founder Captain Richard King, the report maintains. Its notorious spirits also include Sallie White, a former chambermaid who was brutally murdered by her husband. Guests have reported seeing White wandering the halls.

Located across the street from the Alamo and housed in former medical facility, the Emily Morgan has also recorded its share of odd phenomenon. Visitors have reported odd smells, visions of hospital rooms and apparitions of nurses in the halls of the seventh, ninth, and fourteenth floors.

“It was these floors that at one time functioned as the psychiatric ward, surgery level, waiting area and morgue, respectively,” the report said. “At the Emily Morgan, almost all the paranormal reports involve ghosts and spirits from when the building was a hospital.”

The Emily Morgan was ranked as the No. 3 most haunted hotel in the world in 2015 by USA Today.

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