Westminster Hotel

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The 1898 Westminster Hotel, now commonly known as “The Pit,” houses two bars: the Snake Pit and the Arm Pit. Its walls are adorned with paintings and stories of local legends, some of whom may wander here in spirit. Witnesses say the haunted building has several apparitions, voices, strange noises, footsteps, and objects even disappear from time to time. Many a patron and staff member has noticed a feeling of being watched by something unseen.

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64.0611986, -139.4333605
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  1. Voice coming from door I had just shut at the k.m supply’s across the road from the pit. No one around and broad daylight and a sigh after the word oh.. sounded sad that I was leaving

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