Faust Hotel - Faust Landmark

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This old hotel was reportedly remodeled into housing for seniors. The basement used to hold a bar and bowling alley, but it hasn’t been used since the 1980s. An eerie presence can be felt here, as well as sudden temperature changes and an overwhelming urge to leave the area. The same presence is sometimes felt in the kitchen area and on the 11th floor, which once was the site of the hotel’s ballroom.

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618 E. State
Rockford, IL
United States

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42.26744282958299, -89.08484977482658
Winnebago County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Rockford, IL (0.5 mi.)
Loves Park, IL (3.9 mi.)
New Milford, IL (5.6 mi.)
Machesney Park, IL (6.0 mi.)
Cherry Valley, IL (7.3 mi.)
Winnebago, IL (8.0 mi.)
Edgewood, IL (8.6 mi.)
Roscoe, IL (10.8 mi.)
Davis Junction, IL (11.5 mi.)
Stillman Valley, IL (12.1 mi.)


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  1. Went to the Faust Landmark on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Got on the elevator and pushed the button. Just before the door opened a female voice said, “This is the 8th.” Thing is, I was alone.

  2. I used to go downtown on most weekends and there is a popular late night greasy spoon called “Uncle Nicks” across the parking lot from the old Faust. You have to pass the building to get to Nicks on foot if coming from downtown. That place gives off a strange feel even from the outside. You want to get out of it’s shadow as soon as you can. It’s a very ominous building. It has character, I’ll give it that.

  3. David Audberg  |  

    I have been there on the 6th floor I walked out a door and I heard pounding on the door and people running back and forth between hallways and its scared the shit out me when I looked nothing was there and my grandma wants to live there that stuff would creep me out if I was running from it

  4. My husband got stuck in the elevator going to the12th floor and wouldn’t you know it the number11 is not a good number Google it so scary

  5. I’ve lived at the faust landmark for over 5 year’s and yes the place is hunted a residual hauntings through it’s just the dead acting as if nothing has changed me and everyone who live at the faust have excepted this and live peacefully with our spirits or what ever they are. Thank you for leting me share melannie boston

  6. In the 90s I new a security guy that worked there and he took us to the Faust Hotel he had keys to the building. We went to the basement to the bar and bowling alley. It was so cold gave us a wierd feeling. It looked like it was just abandoned in the middle of a busy night. The bowling balls were still on the ball machine bowling shoes scattered the cash register was open trophy still displayed in cabinets. It was very erie. So about a year ago my husband and I were cleaning a old barn in oregon il. We found a ton of old keys and one of them is a Faust Hotel key room 522. With the tag that reads Rockfords Newest and Best Hotel. HOTEL FAUST Rockford IL. it is pretty cool.

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