Rosedeer Hotel

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The 1913 Rosedeer Hotel in its tiny, almost-ghost town is rumored to be haunted, at least on its third floor, which is closed. Reports say this bit of the Old West, complete with bullet holes as well as more traditional memorabilia, is haunted by the ghost of a man who was beaten to death there during the hotel’s more colorful days.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Jewell Street
Rosedale Station, AB
T0J 2V0, Canada


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GPS:
51.3821328495395, -112.66116607184813
Region:
Division No. 5
Nearest Towns:
Rosedale, AB (2.7 mi.)
Drumheller, AB (6.1 mi.)
East Coulee, AB (8.4 mi.)
Munson, AB (13.3 mi.)
Rosebud, AB (13.7 mi.)
Hesketh, AB (14.4 mi.)
Michichi, AB (14.9 mi.)
Dorothy, AB (16.4 mi.)
Morrin, AB (20.2 mi.)
Standard, AB (23.0 mi.)

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  1. Ok so my Aunt who didn’t believe in this stuff saw a black “cape” flying for about 2seconds
    But didn’t say anything to us. As we were driving up a dirt road while still in Wayne, I saw a black cape looking thing flying for about 2 seconds and asked if anyone else saw it. That was when my Aunt told me what she saw. She wasn’t a believer until then!!

  2. In February of 2015 I spent four nights (by myself overnight) at the Rosedeer Hotel. I was given permission to investigate this site at night after everyone left. I was also allowed to go up to the third floor as long as their was staff present downstairs in the saloon, it was locked at night after staff left.
    I took over 1,200 digital still pictures, several hours of video in specific rooms that were left open for me during my stay. I also have approximately 30 hours of digital voice recordings.
    I’ve investigated many hotels in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. No one, even other professional paranormal investigators like myself will ever fathom the amount of evidence I gathered in those four nights. I’ve probably watched hundreds of “ghost hunting” shows and all of these shows put together and all the so-called “evidence” they “produce” doesn’t come close to what I compiled in just four short nights, these so called professionals have no idea of how to do an investigation, they do it for TV time and for their egos, and most importantly they embellish and that’s an unfortunate fact.
    In thirty hours of digital recordings I have 130 different voices, male, female, children and some I’m not too sure about. Most of them are amazingly clear, and some are distinct conversations. Also included are almost 100 other “anomalies” on my recordings. There’s not enough space on this web page for me to mention all of it.
    Ghost hunting is quite simple: find a place to investigate (with permission), set up your equipment, sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Don’t ever do it for prestige and more importantly don’t do it for your ego.
    You mention on this webpage about an individual who was murdered on the third floor. That’s correct. He was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. I not only know this to be a fact but from my investigation I know exactly who it was, his name and his occupation.
    One day I will write a book about this if and when I finally get through all the evidence, it’s quite exhaustive when you have as much evidence as I have to go through, my headphones don’t stay on my head for anymore than a couple of minutes at a time before I have to take them off and sit back and wonder if this is all really real.
    If you believe, have fun with it, if you don’t believe pop out of your bubble, it’s an amazing and mysterious world we live in.
    I tell everyone, next to the birth of my daughter this was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life.
    Thank you.

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