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Goldfield Hotel

Goldfield, Nevada

Located in the practically ghost town area of Goldfield, this hotel was built in 1908 to accommodate Americans pouring in during the Gold Rush. However, by the time eight years had passed, the gold supply was cleared out, rendering the building almost useless. Later, due to floods and large fires, the townâ??s population was reduced to only 500. Mysteriously, the hotel survived the disasters and still stands empty today.

Goldfield Hotel hides many secrets behind its seemingly harmless brick walls, the most famous being a result of George Winfieldâ??s rage. Winfield was a successful mining magnet who grew even wealthier by owning the Goldfield during the 1930â??s. The majority of his money, however, was spent on Elizabeth, a favorite prostitute of his. She eventually became pregnant, and claimed George was childâ??s father. Fearing the scandal would usurp his business status, he paid her to stay away at first. When Elizabeth was too far pregnant for it to be concealed, the paranoid hotel owner managed to chain her to a radiator in room 109. There she was given only bread and water until the child was born. Some claim that she died in childbirth, while others insist Winfield directly murdered her afterward. Either way, it is agreed that the baby was simply thrown into the mine shaft beneath the hotel.

During its short heyday, Goldfield hotel switched owners many times. This might have been due to the immense amount of money pouring in from the gold discovery, allowing it to be sold for more than its value. The last owner used the building to house Army Air Corp personnel during World War II, and closed its doors in 1945. Though unavailable to the living, the hotel has its share of ghostly guests. Elizabeth especially makes her presence known; a woman with long hair and a flowing dress is often reported wandering the hallways, calling for her child. She even appears in a photograph taken of Room 109, a room with suspicious quirks of its own.  It is always extremely cold, and sometimes visitors break down crying upon entering. Further still, cameras often refuse to work and animals refuse to enter.

Some of the more harmless ghosts include a trio of two children and a midget who sneak around tapping people on their shoulder, and a man and a woman who both committed suicide in rooms on the 3rd floor. All have been sighted many times, but their identities remain a mystery. The scariest ghost, aptly named â??The Stabber,â? haunts what was once the hotelâ??s dining room. Although he has never harmed anyone, the apparition of a man lunging with a large kitchen knife in hand was clearly enough to frighten away most tourists. Lastly, George Winfield himself is said to haunt the Goldfield hotel, leaving the stench and ash of cigars in his old room.

This small, vacant hotel in a remote town has received much publicity over the years, having been featured on at least two TV specials. Psychics who have visited even claim that the mine below is one of the seven gateways into hell.


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princess says:

September 27, 2005, 10:42 pm

i think this story is not that scary and you need to put more stories about nv

Maggi says:

October 16, 2005, 2:11 am

i live in tonopah and have been to goldfield many times and stuff and i have heard a different story about that hotel.

Shaun Sullivan says:

October 23, 2005, 8:37 pm

I believe the woman that was chained to the radiator was in room #109.

brittany says:

November 19, 2005, 11:44 pm

i belive that the goldfield hotel is hunted!!! i wanna go in it

brianna says:

November 20, 2005, 5:17 pm

ya its was room 109 cuz they were doing a thing one tv about the world scared places on earth.

Max says:

January 9, 2006, 11:02 am

Woot! Never heard from the place but what can you say I’m Finnish or suomalainen or what ever. Rauhaa ja rakkautta!

Max says:

January 9, 2006, 12:03 pm

Hokkay.. Have to addmit. It sounds rather interesting. To bad I don’t live in USA. Otherwice I would be jumping towards it right now. Do not know if it is true, but I would happily find out..

penny says:

January 17, 2006, 1:23 pm

anyone up for spending a night in the hotel could be a BLAST

mandy says:

January 23, 2006, 3:15 am

There is a scary place close to there in Tonopah it is an old mansion which I as well as others have seen things just in the windows because it is private proberty and you can’t go in there but if youcould get the owner to let you research it it will be promising.

jen says:

February 1, 2006, 11:35 pm

I saw that show brianna was talking about it freaked me out so much…but i couldnt stop watching it, there was like a marathon of it. Then i got so paranoyed…every little noise scared me.

marvin says:

February 5, 2006, 1:44 pm

The haunted rooms are #13&14. These and the hall way are the only places in the hotel where the haunts occure. If you ask for the haunted rooms you are allowed to stay in them. When I was there I heard a small laughing sound at about 2:10 AM. My friend said she was very cold and the covers did not seem to offer any warmth. After that neather of us got any sleep. On the other hand the dinner was great.

rhochelle says:

March 1, 2006, 4:41 pm

If you ask me I think that the story is pretty interesting,then again I honestly don’t think he died from running.

ina says:

March 16, 2006, 2:58 pm

What kind of animal would do such a thing?Whatever issues he had with her,there was no need to kill her or the baby.I’m curious why he waited until the baby was born..

Taylor/Reyes says:

April 3, 2006, 1:25 pm

In Response to: anyone up for spending a night in the hotel could be a BLAST
Yeah We are and we will provide the entertainment; a room full of ghosts. Don’t try to fight it, we’ll kill you! :)
Max: Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ghosts Rock. I know because I own one!
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Sia Nyteblade says:

June 6, 2006, 1:59 pm

Haunted hotel huh? Sounds cool, I would like to go there some time. I love going to creepy places, can’t say the same for my cousin though, she hates ghosts! Me I love ’em…guess I get it from my mom.

lando says:

June 6, 2006, 5:48 pm

i think they should rebuild it. man i dropped my coke

britiny spears says:

June 6, 2006, 5:49 pm

call me

anonimus says:

June 18, 2006, 6:58 am

What and where are the 9 portals…

J.R. says:

July 4, 2006, 10:35 pm

I used to live in Tonopah and I have heard many different stories about this but never got the real thing. I hella believe this **** though. I wanna go back and party now. n e body up 4 it?

Rubarb says:

August 8, 2006, 8:25 pm

I am one of the ghosts in the hotel and I must tell you…it really isn’t that scary.

angel says:

August 15, 2006, 2:20 pm

i am paranormal and i sense rubarb you have not made it to the spirit world you musnt say that.
u r not a ghost.

Carmyn says:

August 16, 2006, 8:06 pm

Wow, That sounds really cool. I haven’t been there but would love to check it out…Umm I lived in Reno Nv for 4 years….there was this place like 5 blocks or so from down town on Plumus street…..It’s now a breakfast in bed place as far as I know…I haven’t been back in 3 years…it was a house…I heard that it was haunted when they were rebuilding it…I didn’t belive it till I went in it. Sometimes at night, the adict light would be on and u can see transparent images thru the window….most of the time it was a man and a little boy. You can definately feel the presence of something there when you were inside….and even when your in the yard. it’s wierd…

back-off says:

August 27, 2006, 5:12 pm

that is so dumb

Crazy Kid says:

September 2, 2006, 8:25 pm

Wow, you guys are crazy. I cant belive That you got
paranoued, I party with ghost every night down at the manner you should come. See u there angel and max.
By gtg, Be back soon

laina says:

September 28, 2006, 6:05 pm

i’ve been to the hotel like 3 times
you’re not even allowed to go in it
it’s not that great
nevada has better places than that

Lucy says:

October 4, 2006, 4:35 am

Well, since it says that the Hotel is closed down, I don’t see how it’s possible to ask to stay in any haunted room, or to dine there, for that matter.

Also, like Ina, I’m curious to know why he waited until the baby was born to kill them. It would seem to be a lot less trouble had he done it before she gave birth, but then murderers aren’t always the most logical people, I guess.

Ed Horton says:

October 5, 2006, 6:21 am

It is also said that you can find childrens hand prints high up on some of the walls and that you can hear a child crying at night.

Many people believe the same hotel owner that chained the prostitute to the heater, threw her baby down a mine shaft that the hotel is built over.

It is ironic because I actually worked construction on the hotel in the mid-late 80’s. (I didn’t see anything though.)

I would love to spend the night though.

steph says:

October 7, 2006, 4:34 pm

I don’t beleive that. How can anyone believe. Is the hotel still there?

Nicole says:

October 9, 2006, 8:42 pm

Isnt GoldField by Virginia City..? If so.. this story is believable in my opinion! Anyone who’s been there (Virginia City) can agree that that entire city is CREEPY!! How cool would it be to stay in the hotel for only a couple of hours.. Thats definetly on my “To Do List” before I die.

Jenna says:

October 15, 2006, 2:33 pm

who would do that to a pregnat person it is room 109.i passed by there …it aint scary

jxrandy says:

October 26, 2006, 2:10 am

I have a question for the masses. My daughter heard about a haunted insane asylum in Nevada. She thinks it’s in a town with “Springs” in it. I have done a search and can’t seem to find anything. Has anyone ever heard of this place, and where is it? Thanks so much.

willow says:

October 28, 2006, 8:09 pm

Goldfield and Virginia City are not very close to eachother. Virginia City is however reputed to have several haunted places. There is Julia Bullet’s grave stone that glows at night and the Gold Hill Hotel claims to have constant activity. I was a bit disappointed that there were not more mentioned for Nevada…There are many areas that are widely known for paranormal activity here.

Auri says:

October 31, 2006, 2:38 pm

I thought that this was an abandoned hotel? Does anyone know if this is correct? If it is open, it would be really exciting to try to get some EVPs inside.

rowan says:

November 4, 2006, 4:23 pm

The Goldfield Hotel is closed and has been for years… The true story is: The owner of the hotel was having an affare w/a maid. She thought he would leave his wife if she had his baby. Instead he locked her in the attic changed to a radiator until the baby was born. Then he took the baby to the mine shaft in the basement and threw it down the shaft. He left the mother locked in the attic where she died. The owner of the hotel also founded a dormatory/school for american indian children to be trained to fit into “white society” These kids were brought from all over the country… There was a fight between the indians and the whites. all the kids were locked in the school and died in a fire… rumor has it that the owner would take them into the basement of the school to torture and rape them.

rowan says:

November 4, 2006, 4:29 pm

to jxrandy: the place you are thinking of i believe is the waverly hill asylium in Tenn. It was originally built for rich people with tb. they have tours and you can check it out on their website. Truely a haunted place.

Jeff (Nevada) says:

December 2, 2006, 4:38 pm

I actually snuck in the hotel back in the summer with my two friends. I grabbed one of the keys on the piano (it was peeling). And we took many pictures inside the hotel. I have a picture of myself in the room with the radiator. We wanted to go to the basement, but it was too dark and we didn’t have any flashlights. I’ll post a link to the picture tomorrow.

Jeff says:

December 15, 2006, 1:30 am

I know its a later than I said it would be, but here’s the link to the picture.

Susan says:

December 18, 2006, 5:40 pm

I live in Nevada and Goldfield is a real place and that hotel is there. I’m not sure whether that myth is true or not. I plan to go there this summer and find out. I don’t know if I have the guts to sneak into a haunted place though! Lol

Susan says:

December 18, 2006, 5:43 pm

jeff, i saw the picture and that is pretty cool. is that you in the photo? ur a hunk….not lol. no whoever that was they have too many pimples. no offence to whoever is in that picture.

Susan says:

December 18, 2006, 5:45 pm

im kidding but they look a little dazed, or disteacted. looking at someting…too distracted to look at the camera and smile!! must not me photogentic. however u spell that. ^_^

Susan says:

December 18, 2006, 6:52 pm

weird where i live its 3:00

Heather says:

December 25, 2006, 1:45 pm

One of the nine portals? You crazy? I used to go t school with a girl whose mom and sister were sensitive to paranormal activity and their basement was a hot spot for activity. Electricity in the whole house was pretty well voice activated because the mom and sister could say “Turn on/off the TV” (especially if it had just turned off/on on its own), and it would. It’s not a haunting, but it is a portal. I’m sure there’s got to be more than nine on the planet.

As to the story, however… It sounds like a bad made-for-tv show to me. But hey, I’m up for a night spent inside. Joiners?

PS, anyone know of any hauntings in Ontario, Canada? (Preferably Toronto area). Kay, thanks :).

Heather says:

December 25, 2006, 2:00 pm

After doing some research, I came up with this url:

Seems creditable to me.

Jelly says:

December 30, 2006, 8:47 pm

Ok so i heard a ton of stories about this place! And Im planning on going there this week I live a couple hours away but I think its worth it…If anyone has any info on this or has actually been inside, please let me know so I can get the scoop! What about police do they patrol there because of tresspassers..?

Susan says:

January 18, 2007, 8:16 pm

Jelly, thats really cool! I live in Las Vegas. Do you know where this hotel is???

raghav and ria says:

February 10, 2007, 7:13 am

you all talk rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we luv ghost stories!!! continue people!!!!

vanessa says:

February 16, 2007, 11:48 pm

that sounds really interesting i really want to go there and check it out hopefully very very soon i am so excited about it so maybe you guys could e-mail me and tell me where i could find it always love the supernatural all the time like me please


corben blue says:

February 26, 2007, 12:37 am

uh I’m new to this website so I dont know if I should make up a nickname or just keep my new name. Well could someone help me and I’ll be your friend. And I could tell them all about jump in. So come on with the come on. Ha Ha!!!

Hayley says:

February 27, 2007, 7:33 pm

I beliveeeeeeeee that that is so cool but how is there more ghost than three then or is it the same three ghost or sumtin and iwant to go visit it or wach a trure movie about it asomeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

devil hunter says:

March 19, 2007, 5:53 am

well…i know that this is not a chat but i want to say that i am interested in what taylor/reyes is saying!we have the same ideas and thoughts!Also these names you put,are the names from my idol in music and my favourite player in soccer!COREY TAYLOR from the Slipknot band and JOSE ANTONIO REYES,the player from Real Madrid!Anyway,i have gone in many places like this one in Greece,where i live and i had exchiting experiences…!!!

Wild Child says:

March 22, 2007, 2:05 pm

this sounds reeeeeeeeeeeeally cool! id luv to visit sumtime if only i lived a lil closer. they should really post sum mor stories of nevada on this website cuz theres gotta be mor n 1 story for the whol state. im not sure if i belive this story or not, but id luv to find out if its true!

hjl says:

March 23, 2007, 5:24 pm

What happend to the wife an the baby

Lindsey says:

June 23, 2007, 12:18 am

2 of my friends and I broke into the hotel. We didnt see any ghosts but their was definatly a room on the first floor that wasnt right. When we first broke in we immediatly ran to the second floor scared we were going to be seen. The whole time we were taking pictures.. the second floor, then the third, then the forth. ALl the time just snapping pictures. We went back to the first floor because the two boys I were with wanted to check out the pianos on the first floor. We came to the basement and I refused to go because something was off about it. We continued to the rooms on the first floor, all the while taking pictures. We came to a room, completely void of all windows, and immediatly after entering you could feel some kind of weight press upon you. I wanted to leave but the boys insisted on a picture first. 5 days later when we returned home to Las Vegas I was loading the pictures off my digital camera, and they came in first took oreder. The pictures from the second, third, and fourth floor were all normal. Got to the first floor, they were still normal, the one picture taken in that room was covered in spots and mist. Its very weird. All in all it was an amazing experience, something I will never forget.

Lindsey says:

June 23, 2007, 12:22 am

haha thats really funny that Jeff posted above. I didnt realise, he was one of the friends I was with.

nirvananajunkie says:

July 26, 2007, 12:03 am

I just watched something about this on scifi… I really want to go there. Why hasn’t anyone ever tried to remodle it into a hotel again? I think it would be well worth it. whats this about 9 portals.. sounds weird.

ms says:

July 26, 2007, 1:13 am

What and where are the other eight portals?

Hector says:

July 26, 2007, 3:54 am

i just recently watched a show on the goldfield hotel where these two guys actually experienced poltergeist and caught it on film! they walked into a room near the mineshaft its built over. upon walking in and invoking the spirit, a brick flew across the room and boards flew into the wall. a phenomenom that couldnt even be explained by a physicist. there tapes have been analyzed and proven not to be a hoax. i dont remember the name of show, but i was genuinely scared aand would have reacted like these two guys did, terrified and ran to only jump out of a 2nd story fire escape.

Joseph says:

July 26, 2007, 5:18 am

I just watched the documentary you mentioned, it was
called Ghost Adventure (or Adventures). The version I
saw was presented as a two hour program. The second hour was about the GoldField Hotel. The first hour detailed the investigation by the team of some sites in Virginia City, that someone mentioned earlier. Another old western town which was so lawless at one time that there were many tragic and traumatic deaths. While investigating a hotel in that town, they captured the most convincing full body apparition footage I’ve ever seen.

It was picked up by an infra-red camera, and was a apparently not visible to the naked eye. The interesting thing was that a team member who was there alone was walking out of the room to check some equipment, and it seemed to follow him, maybe 20 feet behind him. When the man passed in front of a window, his head blocked the light from a streetlight outside, but when the apparition passed it, the light could be seen right through its head (it apparently dimmed slightly). It looked like a translucent person, and was one of the creepiest things I’ve ever seen.

The footage was investigated by a video expert who declared that the image was not faked. This footage
was widely publicized I guess, and they were interviewed on TV shows, leading to them getting an
invitation to come investigate the Gold Field.
An interesting detail was that they had themselves
pad-locked in, presumably to ensure that noone would
interfere with their investigation, or play hoaxes.
My son and I both thought: I bet they’ll be leaving
through a window part way through the night…

At one point they caught a brief image at the end of
a hallway that looked like someone’s hand and head
peering around the corner, watching them. The best
way I can describe it is that it looked like it was
made out of shadow – deep black and featureless.
When they got to that point in the corridor, it was
of course a dead-end, with no exit.

But the scariest moment was when they entered a room where they had heard lots of loud banging noises. The two men doing the investigation used alot of what I
would call “confrontational” techniques to taunt ghosts into showing themselves, making a sound, etc.
(Earlier in the show, one of them had climbed into a
bathtub in which someone had slit their wrists, and
mocked the ghost by pantomiming suicide motions, to
try to get a reaction. I didn’t approve of such
heavy-handed methods).

In this case, they were shouting things like, “Who’s making all the racket in here?” or something like that, trying to goad the spirit into interacting with them. Well, they got a reaction! Most of the rooms
in the hotel have various amounts of debris and left
over supplies from abandoned construction. Well, on
camera, a brick could be seen wobbling a little on the
floor, then levitating into the air, and flying at them as if thrown – but no thrower was visible! Well,
suffice it to say that the padlock on the main door
didn’t keep them from getting out of the hotel in a BIG hurry!!! Honestly, the apparition, and that brick
were the two most convincing ghost videos I’ve seen.

SpaceGhost says:

July 26, 2007, 3:03 pm

Somebody find out how to contact the owner and see if he will let others go into the hotel.

SpaceGhost says:

July 26, 2007, 3:11 pm

I want to explore this place…Brak and Zorak want to go too…I aint afraid of no Ghost!

EJ says:

July 26, 2007, 8:34 pm

I also saw the show last night and was very impressed. Does anyone know how to get in touch with the owner? Do they offer any type of tours? I usually watch Ghost Hunters (Taps), they seem pretty legit. I have never seen Ghost Adventures before, are they as credible?

huckleberry says:

July 26, 2007, 9:24 pm

Yeah! I saw that same show ya’ll are talkin’ about. I was falling asleep so I recorded it and watched it this morning. It is really convincing. I had to rewind it several times just to see the brick move thru the air. I have read alot of stuff about this hotel and I have found that depending on where your at,the story is told a couple of different ways.The one on the show last night stated that the prostitute “Eliabeth” was chained to a radiator in her room and when she gave birth some guy named “George Winfield” threw the baby down a mineshaft in the basement and starved “Elizabeth” to death in her room.She was still chained to the radiator when they found her body.

Christina says:

July 26, 2007, 11:09 pm

I’ve seen an episode of Hauted Adventures on 07/25/07, and two guys went into the hotel. They actually caught the ghost picking up a brick and throwing it across the room along with levatating some boards. You could hear foot steps. And they got EVP’s of Elizebeth talking to the former caretaker of the building (an older lady) by the name of Virginia. She had asked if Elizebeth if she would speak with her and she was recorded as saying “No”. Very freaky place!

Christina says:

July 26, 2007, 11:10 pm

Google the Goldfield Hotel and one of those sites has a P.O. Box address, you may be able to get a hold of the owner that way.

Janine Dulworth says:

August 2, 2007, 12:53 pm

I saw this special on SCI-FI, it was great. I would love to visit this place as well. I want to stay the night though and see if this is real. I really think I could make it all night. It takes a lot to scare me. I am always looking for a ghostly encounter.

John says:

August 3, 2007, 12:24 am

I didn’t believe before,BUT I DO NOW!!!!!!!11

Tracy says:

September 5, 2007, 10:39 am

Although there are other ghosts supposed to reside within the Goldfields Hotel the most interesting ones are George Winfield the former owner of the Hotel and that of a prostitute by the name of Elizabeth.
It was said to be that George got Elizabeth pregnant and kept her tied to a radiator in room 109 during the time that she carried this child.
Upon giving birth George took the newborn and threw it down a water well that was located in the basement of the hotel, killing the child, he then staved the prostitute Elizabeth until eventually she passed away, these two souls are said to still haunt the Goldfield Hotel.
The basement is said to have a gateway to the other side in which much of the Goldfields activity takes place from the basement location.
Other stories of a gun slinger are also reported in the hallways and that of a spirit who tries to stab you with what has been described as a kitchen knife

Ang says:

October 17, 2007, 8:44 pm

I have been to this hotel twice and both times i have been there, they were open! They were cleaning the rooms that someone had actually been sleeping in that day. They let us walk around the halls and look into the rooms they were cleaning. Gold Hill is located about 2 or 3 miles south of Virginia City.

Ang says:

October 17, 2007, 8:47 pm

Also, there are alot of other places just in the Virginia City area that should be on this page. We have been to a few places there that have been on other web pages as being haunted!

Taylor says:

October 26, 2007, 5:12 pm

There is some confusion among some of these posts. GOLDFIELD Hotel is located approximately 3 1/2 hours from Las Vegas, southern portion of Nevada. GOLD HILL Hotel is located approximately 2 1/2 miles from Virginia City, Northern portion of Nevada. Gold Hill is open and you can rent rooms. Much of Virginia City is said to have paranormal activity. It is well worth the trip. Goldfield is not open and the people that live in the town are pretty protective of the property. The local police keep a good eye on it. The stories mentioned prior to this post are all true and apply only to the Goldfield Hotel. Here are some links for anyone wanting more information.


Our group is planning an investigation there in November 2007. We will post information pertaining to this shortly after. We are excited and looking forward to our time there.

If anyone knows of any paranormal activity and/or true paranormal stories in the Southern Nevada area and you are willing to share them, please post, or send information to us at: or (Nevada Paranormal Research Society. We are also happy to send you what we are aware of.

tuitonga says:

October 28, 2007, 3:50 pm

I live in Reno and I have visited this place but never spent a night. the food is good I had the hamburger. also it is called Gold Hill Hotel. I heard all the story’s but never experinced it. I also heard the Bowers Mansion has paranormal activity . the bowers once lived in gold hill and when they made the first Million dollars in NV from mining they had the Bowers Mansion built in Washoe Valley. as they died they were burried up on the hill above the house.

Gigi says:

November 1, 2007, 6:34 pm

Halloween day I came across “Ghost Adventures” on Sci Fi. This episode was haunted locations in Nevada and the Goldfield Hotel was featured. The directors, Zach Bagans and Nick Groff spent the night and filmed some of the wickedest and most amazing footage I’ve EVER seen. Poltergeist activity in one room of a brick being flung and a levitating piece of wood really tripped me out. Also caught on tape was the ‘gunman’s’ shadow coming from around the corner. A few Orbs and recordings of voices were also documented. It was a GREAT show. I compare it to Sci Fi’s Ghost Hunters’ Manson Murder episode. That intense! (Filmed in 2006)

tony says:

November 5, 2007, 12:55 pm

i once lived in las vegas and i woulddrive up to reno alot to see my kids. and ever time i drove up i would just look up in to this hotel and wonder what it would be like to walk around in it. maybe someday i will.

billy lopez says:

November 5, 2007, 5:53 pm

i fucked that prositute and the ***** gave me aids 40 years ago and i still havent died.thats wierd.ill still fucked any prositute anyday

Ron Clifford says:

November 12, 2007, 8:22 pm

I’ve have always been fascinated since i lived in a house growing up with these paranormal activities going on. I did not say any thing to my parents.When i was home from college i saw this old man in my room. The same old man that would wake me up at night,Would be outside of the house when i would come home.The same Ghost that would stand by my crib when i was a bay no matter what room. The same one that my parents would see walk from the parlor up stairs.Down to the kitchen to the pool house .He would even open the doors of the house.The same man that the neighbors told my parent about when they bought the property.I have always been able to tell if there is something going on.I don’t feel weird but this or even scared . But i would give the owners of the Gold field Hotel 100,000 to stay in the hotel Alone for one night . I saw the Sci fi . Ghost adventure with Zach Bagan, Nick Groff.And there is nothing to run from…

Thom T says:

November 23, 2007, 12:06 pm

I saw a 2 hour show on this city and they spent an hour on the GoldField. What they captured on film, if you have any doubt that ghosts exist, this film will change your mind. Actual flying bricks caught on film and the events that occured in this hotel were enough to get the ghost hunters to jump out of a second story window to get out of the hotel in which they were locked. Professionals reviewed the film as well as physics professors and have determined it to be authentic.

eric says:

December 3, 2007, 3:06 pm


Dawn says:

December 19, 2007, 2:46 pm

I just saw the episode with the goldfield hotel on Ghost Adventures on Sci Fi. That Place is freaky! I couldn’t imagine what that lady went through because of George the manager.

Not-A-Good-Idea says:

December 19, 2007, 11:06 pm

hey guys u chose to go to goldfield hotel as a thing to do b4 u die is NOT A GOOD IDEA!!! the reason is because if u do go there it will be the LAST thing u do b4 u die, BECAUSE YOU WILL F’ING DIE!!!… THIS COMMENT POSTED BY…ME!(spirits and poltergeists most active after 10pm)

Calire says:

December 27, 2007, 2:45 pm

To get a complete picture of the Goldfield Hotel tragedy, take a little time and read about George Wingfield. It puts the murder of Elizabeth and her baby in perspective.

In 1908, when the hotel was opened, George was newly-married himself. His career in banking was beginning to take off, and he would have lost everything had the scandal of an out-of-wedlock child been spread.

I’m not condoning George’s actions at all, but reading further about him gives a more complete picture of the times in which they lived, and what would compel a man like him to commit so heinous an act.

iceveiled says:

January 9, 2008, 12:25 pm

Saw the show on SciFi about this hotel..the one with the video footage of the flying bricks and the post-processing effects proving there was no string or line attached to the brick, and the physics professor explaining it would’ve taken a very thick and sturdy string to move a brick with that much exertion in such a short time – a string would’ve been visible had it been a hoax. Best ghost video footage I’ve ever seen. Left me a bit disturbed, but intrigued, after watching it. Clearly, human visitors aren’t welcome….

Nathan says:

January 13, 2008, 10:59 am

i would love too see the real ghost hunters go after this place like jason and grant should go here bust these ghosts. that means TAPS needs break up the spirts

Lisa says:

January 30, 2008, 5:44 pm

My husband worked on the hotel during one of it renovations. The reason they stopped and I believe sold is because the owner went way over budget. The story we heard was that the owners teenage daughter was the one pregnant and she died in childbirth. The room that she was lock up in was used as the storage room for the carpenters. My husband was one of the few with the key. Besides the usual banging, knocking, and footsteps there is one story I remember. One Friday night he locked up and the next Monday morning when he unlocked the door he smelled purfume and heard a faint cry.

Heidi says:

February 2, 2008, 2:16 am

Hello, everyone! I know for a fact that if you find out the name of the county that the hotel is in you can contact the county court house. Ask to speak to the person in charge of property taxes, tell them that you would like the name of the owner of the GoldStein Hotel. Under law they have to provide you with that information. Then you can try to find an address online or if the property tax person is nice maybe they will give you contact information. Good luck and happy ghost hunting!

cookie says:

February 21, 2008, 2:59 pm

I cannnot beleive some of the stories I am reading on this board about the GoldField Hotel.
The womans name is Elizabeth, she locked in room 109 until she had the baby, at that time her and the baby was killed, noone was thrown down the mine shaft.
There is many ghost living in this hotel and proof has been brought out of this.
No one has access to the hotel anymore except the care taker Viginia and a couple of picked groups that have went it to the hotel to investigate.
There is No trespassing signs on the hotel and anyone breaking in will be prosecuted.
This is not a place you would like to be at in the dark alone.
The noises, banging, voices, and shadows alone are terrifying.
This hotel is a wonderful old building that is going to be re built, but please! dont read everything you read on the web, it is all added to.

caro says:

March 12, 2008, 5:27 pm

okay i lived in Nevada and have u heard about Virginia city well,the stories from there are
real.not ****.

coolfool says:

March 12, 2008, 5:31 pm

ok it sounds prety scary but,for me it seems the prostitude had too much sex.

Kara says:

March 13, 2008, 7:47 pm

I live in nevada and they need more ghost stories i have on! to see it go to my website

nobody special says:

March 23, 2008, 2:41 pm

Okay, to put this one to bed finally….

Room 109 is said to be the room where the prostitute Elizabeth was chained to the radiator until she had the baby of George Wingfield, POSSIBLY. I’ve also seen stories that it was not his baby but he became angry with her for getting pregnant. I’ve also seen something that says her name may have actually been Gertie.

The story goes George Wingfield took the baby once it was born and threw it down a chute to the abandoned mine under the hotel at either the north or north-east end of the basement. Elizabeth/Gertie is said to wander the 2nd floor and room 109 sadly looking for her child. The most common reports of contact with her is a cold feeling while being touched and the smell of Lilac.

The Gold Room (supposedly the main dining room or a room on the 3rd floor) “The Stabber” lingers. It is said to randomly attack people crossing into the room, however nobody has ever been injured. It then immediatly dissapears after the attack.

On the first floor stairs it is reported two small children and a midget sneak up behind people and pull on their clothes before giggling and running away.

Two more ghosts are reported to be on the third floor from people who commited suicide. One from a woman who hung herself, the other a man who jumped from a 3rd story window, however he is also reported to have jumped from a 2nd story window.

Finally George Wingfield is said to be in the first floor rooms, leaving the smell of cigar smoke and fresh cigar ashes on the floor.

sHaRiCe. says:

April 2, 2008, 3:14 pm

I love it.
Maybe i should go.
Wanna come anyone?

Daryl says:

April 23, 2008, 1:22 pm

Just a clarification….there was no mineshaft under or even near the building unitl after George Wingfield had sold the building and left the area.

I’m not a big beleiver in ghosts and such, but I did see “something” cross the street in front of the hotel once before that I cannot explain.

BENITA says:

April 23, 2008, 10:09 pm

so anyway i just watched ghost hunters and had to check it out for myself. i’d like to check it out but then again maybe not. so anyway happy haunting!!!

Belinda Helton says:

May 8, 2008, 8:33 pm

OK people. I am a believe as many of us are. Now the problem I have with this story of Elizabeth,locked in room 109 until she had the baby, at that time her and the baby was killed, and thrown down the mine shaft is: for one, where did this story come from, Two, why was the man never put in jail. Three, has anyone botherd to locate the suppose infant body in the shaft. would someone such as the staff of the hotel, or even guest herd her pleas for help or came across her located in a room. She would had to be well hidden for no one to have seen or herd her. Has anyone searched the newspapers of that time to see what was recorded. yes, i believe but where are the facts to this story. P.S Iam in the state of GA, for those who are interested to form a group trip to visit and possible talk the owner into letting the group spend the night, iam sure it can be done if a fee is presented to him. Those who would like to go there and do just that, write me at: I would love to check it out and research the truth behind the story in the city records..ect.

Aaron says:

May 8, 2008, 10:16 pm

I want to buy it

Amanda says:

June 8, 2008, 11:50 pm

I got to go in in February. You can see my complete photoset, information on how to get in, paranormal stuff and more at

BCH says:

July 6, 2008, 1:50 pm

goldfield garfield goldfield garfield.
that is the question
ioh my gosh.
i love garfield.
i wanna chop him up!!!
sorry i didnt take my meds.
stupid *** bipolarnesss.
sorry again.
peace around the world for generations.
flap flap flap

Elisa says:

September 1, 2008, 6:54 am

This story has completely been debunked. I belong to a Paranormal team, P.I.T.O.N. Paranormal Investigation Team of Nevada. We investigated the Goldfield Hotel and talked to the caretaker, who tells the truth Not to say the Hotel is not haunted nor the surrounding town. For more information about our investigation please visit our website and see the interview with Virginia Ridgeway Caretaker.

Shawna says:

September 29, 2008, 2:32 pm

Why dont you do more about Nevada? Aren’t there more places here then Goldfield Hotel?

Brittnie says:

October 18, 2008, 8:36 am

Okay this definitely has me interested!I’d like to do some research and see what I can come up with about Goldfield.I saw the Ghost Adventures epi last night and was totally blown away when they got to Elizabeth’s room I couldn’t stop crying.And btw it is room 109 that is where it happened and no the hotel has not been in working order since like ww1 so itd be kinda impossible to stay there right?

tana says:

December 12, 2008, 11:03 pm

though very young im very interested in the paranormal life! i’m hoping someday to become an analyst of the dead! please help educate me id love to learn more on the goldfield hotel!
or if you haev an intresting haunted story!!
any info send me a message at
thanx ur help is greatly appreciated!

gabi says:

December 26, 2008, 11:18 pm

Elizabeth couldn’t be heard because its rumored that Wingfield ordered to close that section of the hotel were she was. So that no one couldn’t heard her crying and screaming in childbirth. Some say he killed both of them, others say that she died at childbirth complications.

Nick says:

February 3, 2009, 12:46 pm

my teache told us that he did go in it about 4-5 years ago and that he dose have a picture of him standing in a room and there is a gostly figure in it i so beleve!

David R. C. says:

February 4, 2009, 8:09 pm

Ghosts do not exist. I will be back in vegas after the 11th and would love to investigate this place. If anybody has any proof I would greatly apprec. you shgaring it with me. darkangelstear at yahoo.

KC says:

March 24, 2009, 3:52 pm

I was just in Goldfield twice on my roadtrip this past weekend. We stopped at the Hotel at night. The reason it hasn’t been fixed is because the companies buying the Hotel to restore it go bankrupt and sell it off again. The owner of the hotel now lives in a trailer out front. The lights are on at night sometimes because actual people are in there working. It’s not the ghosts. And the story about Elizabeth is that she got pregnant and the owner was either married or just embarrassed to be with a prostitute, so he waited for the child to be born and killed it. Supposedly he left her tied to the radiator and she burned to death.

I don’t think we know all about this place. I’ve heard there were so many instances here that could lead to the place being haunted. For example, people would come here when they were down on their luck and commit suicide. This was a huge tourist spot and brought the ONLY business to Goldfield. So the Hotel hid homicides/suicides/deaths. That was before it was known to be haunted. When the population dwindled, the place was known as being super haunted. Then THAT was the only reason people came to Goldfield. Now that it’s closed, they have nothing. Once it’s open again (hopefully it is), it’ll be another story.

mercedes says:

August 4, 2009, 5:23 pm

umm i have studyed book about this spirital things and 1 of the portles use to live next to my neigborhood becuase a lady and her husban use to fight alot and they wherent happy and 1 day i was sleeping and i heard screaming and the husban yelling when i heard a gun shot and i went outside and i saw the shadow of every thing happending then the police where all over the house and i went there to see if there is communtication with the spirit because i am phyicic and a mediam so both ): bt when i went in there there was negative

Tess says:

August 19, 2009, 7:29 pm

I have lived in Nevada my whole entire life i am very intested about ghosts in NV. I thnk that they should put on more stories of haunting in NV because i know that there is more Ive lived in haunted houses and they are not on here.

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Anthony says:

October 8, 2009, 12:25 am

I would like to stay in this hotel for a week.I would like to see how it really is.I want to get a couple people also.So that maybe it could be if anyone has guts.hit me up at so we can make a real story out of this.

Vegas valley Paranormal says:

December 23, 2009, 1:17 am

The story about the girl is fake made up. info from the key holder for the last 32 years.nothing like a good ghost story.

Sparkman in Reno says:

December 31, 2009, 1:59 pm

There are many more haunted places in Nevada. If you want a real haunt, try the Old Washoe Club, Piper’s Opera House, the cemetery, or 4th Ward School in Virginia City; The Gold Hill Hotel in Gold Hill (I have a DVR recording of the ghost in Room 4); Ward Cemetery outside of Ely or any of the over 100 ghost towns and mining camps from the 1800s and early 1900s.

Hobo says:

February 22, 2010, 1:31 pm

I was one of the workers that had tried to restore the hotel. I was eating a turkey sandwich. I had some mustard and mayonaise on my sandwhich. Fries and a coke were sitting next to me. I took a long sip from the coke. I then ate some fries before taking a bite of my turkey sandwich with mustard and mayonaise. When i was done with my lunch i remember going to the restroom. I was constipated. I blame the ghost. 😛

some random says:

March 12, 2010, 6:32 pm

if anyone ever wants to stay the night at the place i was murdered be my guest i dont suggest that you stay the night at the room next door to #109 because thats were my boss killed himself. thank you please visit me soon i am very lonely. thank you p.s. i was murdered at 2:31 p.m and my son was murdered three minutes after

Drazen says:

April 16, 2010, 10:25 pm

I investigated this case. I was curious whether or not there was any basis in truth to the story of the prostitute tied to a radiator, killed, and her baby thrown down a mineshaft. I was unable to find any corroborating evidence to the story. I suspect it’s an urban legend.

Drav says:

May 31, 2010, 3:19 am

This site is missing a lot from the Nevada area. There is the Old Washoe Mill in Virgina City, The Suicide Table, which isn’t really a place, but a gaming table with a dark past also found in Virginia City. I can vouch for both these places as I live in Reno, NV and go there often.

Jason says:

October 1, 2010, 2:20 pm

I want to shooot western porn in that place.Nothing like banging the bottom out of something in a haunted location.

Layla says:

October 14, 2010, 5:43 pm

i have heard of this one it was on ghost hunters the show made it more scarier

Mallorymel Rainstorm says:

November 12, 2011, 2:39 pm

…One of the nine “Portals” that connect to the spirit world? Just because
a building has a history of paranormal activity, Does NOT necessarily make it a door, or anything other than a haunted house. The Portal is another topic entirely. The study of the paranormal is in it’s infancy, so please do not make statements on subject-matter in content posting that sound good to get “linked,Liked,and ratings”., This disqualifies the site as legitimate.

Gerre Young says:

May 17, 2012, 1:04 pm

Spent 2 nights at the Goldfield with the Ghost Adventure Crew. I have my own paranormal research group and this had to be one of the best/scary experiences ever. Room #109 was amazing….we did an evp session there and when I leaned on the radiator, I was immediately gut-punched with emotions. Tears were streaming down my face without me being aware of it. When a thermal scanner was pointed in my direction it read 19 degrees. The temp in the rest of the room was 35 degrees! The second night we did a group evp session on the 4th floor and we actually had rocks thrown at us from what seemed, no where!! Amazing place…hope they reopen soon!

Maureen says:

February 21, 2013, 5:48 pm

Hello, I’m m and this isn’t scary.

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