The Grand Union Hotel, built in 1882, is home to several ghosts. Legend has it that a drunken cowhand once rode his horse into the hotel and up the main staircase before he was shot and killed by the bar manager. Phantom hoofbeats have been heard on the staircase. Another time, a food supplier noticed several folks in period costume watching him make a delivery from the room above the kitchen. When he asked about it, he learned the room was vacant. Two ladies once stayed in Room 202 and spent the night watching “beautiful blue lights” dance through their room. Many other strange occurrences have been witnessed here, from beds being suddenly unmade to a flashlight that rolled around on its own. A ghost seen in a long coat is thought to be Charles Rowe, who managed the hotel from 1891 to 1899.
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- Front St and 14th St
Fort Benton, MT 59442
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- 47.81622029268954, -110.66827309814755
- Chouteau County, Montana
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