Mayberry Hotel

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This hotel is now abandoned and near total ruin. The ghost of 1800s owner David Mayberry is said to haunt the site. Seeing that he built the hotel for the area’s prospectors and miners, gunfights broke out often here, leading to many deaths. David Mayberry himself was shot but not killed, and his shooting led to schizophrenia. In his unstable mental state, he stabbed his wife to death and burned her body in the fireplace, then drowned their son. Legend has it that you can hear the wife crying at night and hear screaming coming from the bathtub in the basement.

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    Geographic Information

    9201 US 270
    Crystal Springs, AR
    United States

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    34.51713770000001, -93.3014116
    Garland County, Arkansas
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    1. Went there with my brother and some friends in the winter I heard breathing bye the fire place footsteps on the far side of the house and when we got outside a few of us seen what look like lighting bugs but there are no lighting bugs in the winter but I know what I see there and heard there…..I never believed in that type of stuff until they dragged me there and I would never do anything like that again unless tricked

    2. Mary,
      They may have been there before it burnt or on property after it burned, the land will forever hold the energy. The property is now posted NO TRESS PASSING. However,this will not kill the legends surrounding this place. .The only way this will end is for professionals to help those souls cross over.

    3. My cousins are related to the Mayberry’s on their father’s side. One of my cousins went into that inn and redid the fireplace that’s why it looks so good. Not crumbling or falling like you see others in old, abandoned places. A shame the old place was burned and no one tried to preserve it.

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