The Grand Rose Hotel

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At this 1812 establishment with a view of the Ohio River, former owner Sarah Rose is said to linger beyond the grave. Her apparition has been seen walking in the second-floor hallways as well as climbing the stairs. Folks also have reported hearing a disembodied female voice and finding that objects that have been moved during the night.

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92 Main Street
Elizabethtown, IL 62931
United States

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37.445342278732554, -88.30447518823348
Hardin County, Illinois
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  1. I was in the McFarlan suite the night of July 28, 2014. We did not know about the stories of haunting until that afternoon and had only heard someone say rumor was it was haunted. I read more about it when I returned home and one of the things I found interesting was that there are 3 pennies found around the hotel. That reminded me that as I was packing up I noticed a dime on the desk behind the chair I had my suitcase on. I had put my purse on that desk the night before and there was no dime there, but when I picked it up as I was checking out, there was a dime under it. I thought about picking it up, but decided against it and grabbed my suitecase and left. Other than that I did not notice anything different

    • i went there with my family and i saw a big ball of shiny light outside i told my sister and we checked it out but as we got closer it faded away. i also saw a lady apperance in the bathroom mirror! Scary AF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. my family and I went to the hotel today 6-11-15 and we received many,many orbs and mist in the pictures we took. We got a face in the bottom corner of a picture in Charlottes room. It is totally visible and looks to be a young lady with her hair down around her face. This place is pretty awesome and we want to go there again. I have no doubts its haunted.

  3. Eric Richardson  |  

    I took this photo one night in Oct.2016 staying in the McFarland Suite. Correct me if I’m wrong, but reclining chairs do not normally produce beams of light from their backrests.

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