Red Onion Saloon

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The old saloon, originally built as a whorehouse, is rumored to be haunted by several entities. The downstairs area is the saloon, while the second floor, or Madam’s Room, houses small partitioned segments in which the ladies of the night plied their trade. The second floor is the area that is haunted; here, witnesses have reported cold spots, disembodied footsteps, the a strong perfume scent, and a shimmering light. A ghostly female takes care of plants on the second floor. It is said that at least one female presence here does not care much for men.

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Skagway, AK 99840
United States

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59.453904677921145, -135.31834888453886
Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon County
Nearest Towns:
Skagway, AK (0.3 mi.)
Lutak, AK (11.7 mi.)
Haines, AK (16.2 mi.)
Klukwan, AK (20.2 mi.)
Mud Bay, AK (20.4 mi.)
Covenant Life, AK (25.0 mi.)
Mosquito Lake, AK (27.6 mi.)

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