Karcher Hotel

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We went to this beautiful hotel under the permission of the owner. It was built in the 1920s and in the 80s there was a fire that killed and injured many. The most haunted places are the basement, and the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th floors. Along with the studio next store (connected to the building) In the basement videos and pictures of orbs have been caught. On the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th floors voices over a SB-7 have been caught along with strong head aches, and the feeling of dizziness. In the studio we also say a white figure in the window. No doubt this place is haunted.

(Submitted by Zachary W)

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405 Washington St
Waukegan, IL
United States

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42.3595663, -87.83418110000002
Lake County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Waukegan, IL (0.6 mi.)
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Green Oaks, IL (6.0 mi.)
Zion, IL (6.0 mi.)
Wadsworth, IL (6.6 mi.)


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    • I recommend going to the art studio right next store. Evelyn is the owner of the hotel and the art gallery. She’s the person that originally told me about it being haunted, which lead to an investigation.

  1. A previous owner of the Duck Inn tavern in Wadsworth fell to his death off the top floor fire escape in the 1940s. He was seen hanging from the railing yelling for help by a couple sailors. Bill Ash.

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