After my visit to Eureka Springs and the Ghost tour at The Crescent Hotel – my friend and I headed down to The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The city is named Hot Springs … because their natural springs are HOT! …I wasn’t completely sure on that … but that’s what I assumed. Wikipedia agrees with me. In fact the temperature of the water coming out of the ground here is at a “cool” 147 degrees. Yep, that’s hot! The other interesting fact is that the water has been thought of as having healing powers. Throughout history, this place has been a hot bed of health seeking people. Pun intended. You can read more about Hot Springs, Arkansas by reading here: Wikipedia info on Hot Springs, Arkansas
Getting back to The Arlington… I wondered if this hotel was haunted as well. After all, Al Capone stayed at this hotel often. He apparently reserved the whole 4th floor when he came for a visit. They currently have an Al Capone Suite still available for anyone who wants to stay in the same room. Here’s a picture and room number for you to make your own reservations:
We were given the priveledge of staying on the 4th floor the night we stayed at The Arlington. I felt so special, I think Al Capone would have approved.
The next day we toured the area. The bad thing about visiting Hot Springs in August … It’s awfully hot there … and with the added humidity of the Hot, Hot Springs under your feet … you basically melt. We walked down bathhouse row and then decided to take a stroll in Hot Springs National Park. Wrong decision. We melted. In between, here are a few photos:
Before we ventured out to the Park thou … we went to the Arlington Hotel pool for a swim and just to take in the view. While out at the pool I was laughing about my disappointment with the ghost tour and not being able to see anything or capture anything. (You can read the story and watch the video here) As we left the pool area on the 7th floor and headed back to our rooms, I started snapping photos in the hallway. It was my attempt to capture “orbs” that I had missed during the ghost tour at The Crescent Hotel a few days earlier. Snapping about 3-4 photos I stopped and chuckled about my “orb hunting skills”.
Later that day I went back to those photos I took to delete them. In one of the photos I noticed a blueish hue …. so I zoomed into the back of the hallway – this is what I found …
I’m not saying anything … I’ll let you decide. Although, I’m a little unsettled that something was looking our way …
What do you think? Have a ghost story from The Arlington Hotel yourself? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!