The Patrick Henry Hotel

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At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man’s apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp eyes may notice that he kicks the tablecloth with his foot. Folks say you can also feel the presence of another ghost, that of an elderly woman who passed away in one of the rooms.

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611 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24011
United States

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37.268637, -79.94116600000001
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  1. We stayed here many years ago for a wedding in the ‘dead’ of winter – February. Snow had blanketed the area, causing all of the businesses to close. The hotel put up the staff that were already there, allowing them to continue to operate.

    The hotel was not brightly lit, so it bolstered the imagination. The lobby had a mezzanine wrapping all the way around. Nobody mentioned anything they saw until the next morning at breakfast.

    The first thing that happened was at the impromptu rehearsal dinner, set up at the last minute on the mezzanine. The walls were decorated with old pictures of the hotel. My wife was looking at a picture of a banquet hall with rows of chairs and a single man sitting in a chair at the front of the photo. She turned her head to talk to someone, then when she looked at the photo again, it had changed. All of the chairs were empty.

    Next, the man that married our niece reported that when he looked down at the lobby, he saw ghostly yellow figures moving around.

    But the worst was after the wedding. They had rented a banquet hall so we could have the reception. After everyone went to bed, the newlyweds retired to their hotel room.

    At midnight, it got deathly cold in the room. Shadows were moving on the walls. Suddenly, they saw a transparent man sitting in the large overstuffed chair.

    Panicked, she called her dad, who demanded that the front desk move them to a room without hot and cold running spirits. When he initially called to complain, they told him that they had a whole folder full of incidents that were reported in that room! “Why do you rent it?” he asked. Their answer: “They have to rent all of the rooms.”

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