Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted House

The Menger Hotel

San Antonio, Texas

This hotel is supposedly the most haunted in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The first of many ghosts is a maid, who was murdered many years ago, and now wanders the upper hallways. Another ghost is that of lady, who is said to have died of a broken heart. Many have reported seeing her in one of the upper rooms of the hotel. The ghost of former President Teddy Roosevelt, who frequented the bar to recruit soldiers for his “Rough Riders” has also been seen.

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Mike Smith says:

October 6, 2005, 1:50 pm

I have not only seen a ghost while staying at this hotel but spoken to him as well. It was an evil, scary day but the ghost seemed to appreciate the conversation and asked for a Bud-Lite!!!

jessica says:

October 11, 2005, 11:28 am

i know of another haunted hotel in sa antonio, the gunter hotel. i just that i would let anyone know if your interested in looking it up

Diana says:

October 15, 2005, 9:24 pm

I stayed at the Menger last year in October 2004 just to see what all the hype was about. Well some friends and I went walking around the “haunted areas” at about 3 am and found nothing but did hear a really errie scream.Other than that the hotel itself is kinda creepy, I guess cause no one else is out in the halls and it is filled with what remined me of funeral music.

Jesse says:

October 22, 2005, 1:11 pm

Ok, I have been reading most of these comments and have not been too impressed. I know that it is hard to believe that ghosts or other supernatural beings exist. I have stayed in this hotel twice. The first time I stayed in the hotel I was awakened by the sound of footsteps and muffled voices running through the hall. I discounted it as just a bunch drunks coming in from a night on the Riverwalk. About an hour later, I heard the same noise. This time I got up out of bed because I just got a weird feeling. I immediately got out of bed and went to the door, looked out into the hallway and the muffled voices and footsteps stopped. I asked my friend, who was asleep in the other bed, if they had heard anything. They told me I was dreaming.
The second night: while I was taking a shower I had a strange feeling that something was watching me. When looked around the curtain I saw the backside of somone walking out of the bathroom. (I was alone in the room at that time).
That same night: My friend woke me up because he had seen someone or something standing over his bed and then saw them walk walk toward the closet door and disappeared.
The second time we stayed there I was waiting downstairs in the main lobby for my friends and I noticed a faint, hazy figure of a man and woman dressed in an older style of clothes from the early 1900’s. As I walked closer to the man and woman they disappeared. What is so strange about this, I never told anyone about it. One year later my sister and her husband stayed in the same hotel. When they returned from their trip she called me to tell me that she saw the same man and woman in the exact location I had seen them. It is worth checking out if you are ever in San Antonio.

Jesse says:

October 22, 2005, 1:14 pm

Another hotel to check out is St. Anthony hotel..

Crystal says:

January 13, 2006, 9:56 am

I heard of something possilbly called The Devil’s Backbone. It is said to be a bridge in downtown San Antonio that when you cross it you feel hands grabbing you by the ankles and when you drop a rock on the side of it you never hear it land. Maybe if someone can look it up or something..

Tessa says:

January 28, 2006, 11:02 pm

I have stayed in this hotel a couple of times. I love it. I have also heard what sounds like people wallking the hallway and muffled voices (conversations you can’t make out) only to open the door and find no one in the hallway.

P says:

February 6, 2006, 2:28 am

my grandmother lived at the hotel in the 1940s and has many stories about ghosts and other wierd things that happened there. she also has several friends that remember seeing ghosts and hearing strange sounds while visiting her there. it is definately haunted.

kanishia says:

March 9, 2006, 12:32 am

all yall are crazzzzzzzzzzy

Malory says:

March 9, 2006, 11:52 am

In December 2004, the place I work had a Christmas Party at the Menger Ballroom, my date and I went for a stroll around midnight around the hotel, we ended up in the lobby on the second floor. We were glaring at a picture of a couple in the hallway, and I made a comment about how they looked like they were hiding something, then as we were looking at a really old mirror next to the table, it got deadly silent. and we heard the chair by the table creak, as if someone sat down and then we heard a slow tapping on the table by the chair we heard creak, it sounded exactly like someone tapping their finger on the tabletop! Curious, my date decided to push on the chair to see if that was the sound we heard and it was, and then he tapped the table to see if that was the sound we heard, and it was! He and I looked at eachother and he looked agonized! He immediately pressed the down button for the elevator which was conviniently right next to us!

ashley marie says:

March 25, 2006, 2:22 am

My husband and i went to the Menger Hotel on
Tuesday March 22, 2006 our stay was for one night.. this may be funny to most but i offten wonder if this happen to any one eles… just keep in mind we had the heat on in our room… this was a real cold day and night… the low was around 30^ the time we had stayed… A “cold front had hit”
(1st. story ) this is in my room…..
When i feel like some one was there watching me … and mostly it was in the bathroom… when i was taking a shower i had the hot/warm water hit my body when a gust of cold air was be hind me, as the water still hitting me and it was still the same hot/warm water .. and how i know it was the same water is b/c it would hit the back of my legs…. it still felt warm… i couldnt believe it … as well shortly i felt if there was a hand that was on my left side shouder .. As i moved from the water and turnd around to face the water it was still a cold feeling from the front side …
but after my shower i wanted to look around to see if i seen a vent and there was none.
(2nd. thing that happen ….. _)
i was brushing my hair to get ready to leave to walk the river walk i had looked it the mirror for a make up cheak i had notice behind me that there was streams of water from the roof to the floor. The water had streamed down the wall i looked up at the top and found not a one single water stain. I went to the front desk as we left and asked them if there had been any one staying above or next door to us and they told us no… that there was some one that is staying in front of us as well next door to them… and i had asked if they had any ac problems and replyed back with a no. but i had told the lady what i had saw and she asked what room are you in again and i said 3138 the lady said that she had people tell her about that and that werid stuff happens in the rest room .. which is something that i had not told her about.. which freaked me out.. she also said that the water steams happen right before the sprits come.. if its a sign…
(3rd thing that happen)
i couldnt sleep at all .. i am not someone to be scared of sprits or things go bump in the night but i did felt like when i was in bed that i was being watched… at one time i woke up to find a black shadow of a person in the room at the window .. as when i tryed to wake my husband up the sprit left..

(4th thing that happend)
i had layed my socks out on the floor next to me and my pants as well … to come to find out in the moring when we woke up my socks and pants were found on the other sid of the room…

(5th thing that happend.. )
on the second story above the lobby i was taking my last picture my husband was walking down the stairs when he said that he coundnt move i turn to looked at
him he looked like if he was going to fall if some was about to push him but my husband got back to his blance…
as soon as we got our pictures i look at them to see that there are a lot of white orbits in the same area we were at when i was taking the last of our pictures ….

I would like to read some more of people’s stories or feed back…

i would love to stay at the Menger again …
thanks for taking the thim to read this …
ashley marie

lando says:

June 6, 2006, 6:03 pm

any body now of any other haunted hotels

Kiana M says:

July 3, 2006, 12:00 am

Ok so i live in San Antonio! i knew that the Menger Hotel was “haunted” so today when me & my parents went there KNOWING THAT I HATE BEING SCARED!! they went in anyways i really didnt expirence that kind of stuff but i guess its because i havent stayed there & im not planning too! haha well there is another hotel that is supposedly haunted its called the Crocket Hotel ! its right by the Menger !! ive been in that one too they say the piano plays by itself & its a kinda old one too! also there at the post office they say that there is this one metal ditector that goes off at random times! so yall should really check all that stuff out! honestly its really fun living here! the only creepy things that have happened to me is being in those hotels! it really does creep me out =)
kiana m

Susan L says:

July 23, 2006, 1:38 pm

Anyone know of any stories from the Bexar County Jail, now a comfort inn. We stayed there last week and the TV kept turning off by itself. Very weird.

angel says:

August 16, 2006, 5:25 am

ok so lando if you ever go to jersey channel islands where i live their is a haunted hotel called hotel de france. Weird things go on such as stuff flys across the room and ghosts appear. try it. you will luv it.

jerry says:

September 22, 2006, 1:27 am

How about nursing homes. Woodlawn Hills Care Center was one scary place to work. Nursing staff that worked the graveyard shift swore they would see and hear children crying. I was told it was an orphanage back in the 50’s and the nuns were cruel to the children. That building has been abandoned for over ten years now. Some san antonians say when they pass through the front of the old mansion you could see ghost or people or whatever you want to call it, looking out the window. My sister says it’s probably homeless people that stay there. I say there ghosts. I’ve been working in nursing homes for over 23 years and I’ve heard theres ghost in every nursing home.

Cody says:

September 30, 2006, 12:48 pm

My qustion is why would people want to go again and again if they know it is haunted.

Cody says:

September 30, 2006, 12:50 pm

Then that will explain why I heard noises.

Logan says:

October 15, 2006, 3:19 pm

I once had to stay in this hotel with my mother, while she was on a business trip. She was off in meetings all day, and I was all alone to wander around the surrounding areas in San Antonio. I do remember being alone a lot in the hotel, walking around, through the lobbies and hallways and such. I do not remember seeing any ghostly figures and what not (i’m pretty sure that’s something you would not forget). Overall, the hotel can be creepy, but no ghosts. At least, I did not see any, if I had, the trip probably would have been more exciting.

Kandi says:

October 19, 2006, 12:06 am

My husband and I have stayed at the Menger several times. It is our favorite hotel in San Antonio. We have taken our children there also, and they love it! We have never heard any strange noises or seen any dark shadows. My kids have never seen anything weird either. We have taken pictures all over the hotel and there were never any “white” spots in the photos.

Big T says:

October 30, 2006, 4:14 pm

All of your stories are very interesting, HOWEVER, if you really expect for someone to get into your stories, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure that people can understand them!! I have never been so irked trying to read a story, yet people can’t spell words right, grammar ALL jacked up. I’d really hate to be actually LISTENING to one of your stories and you talk like you right. Some ought to be ashamed.

Big T says:

October 30, 2006, 4:15 pm

….that would be write!! :)

FERN says:

October 31, 2006, 11:09 pm


maria dominguez says:

November 3, 2006, 12:59 pm

i think this**** is scarey man i need to go and check it out!!!!

liz says:

November 3, 2006, 7:48 pm

My sister and I stayed at the Menger one night about a year ago. We hoped against hope to see or hear or feel something but….nothing. Not a thing. Sorry.

Michelle Marie says:

November 30, 2006, 7:34 am

My husband and I were visiting San Antonio for the weekend when we decided to venture into the Menger Hotel. Knowing that it is supposedly haunted and being the big sceptics we are, we weren’t expecting to find much. The place is beautiful, but unfortunately we did not see any ghosts. HOWEVER! I did have a really eerie feeling wash over me when I was in the restroom in the lobby. I felt as though someone else was in the room with me. It sounded as though someone had opened and shut the door. Thinking it was my husband playing a joke on me, I ran right out ready to bust him. But when I ran out he was standing calmly reading something more than 100 feet away. To this day he swears up and down that he didn’t try to scare me, and I believe him! I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a creepy feeling in my life until that day. We go down to San Antonio a lot, but I’m not so sure we’ll be staying there anytime in the near future!

Janice says:

December 30, 2006, 1:08 pm

I’ve also been to the menger hotel one time but not to stay there and sleep but just to check up and visit one of my aunts who was staying there and lived in a different state. Well while my mom was at the front desk to check up where my aunt was stayin’, I was just looking around when I saw a man and woman dressed in early 1900’s clothing. They were just starin’ at me like if I had lobsters crawlin’ out of my ears or somethin’. I smiled at them since I didn’t know what to do, but they just glared at me and dissapeared. That was all I experienced there since my mom changed her mind about visiting my aunt for some reason. Maybe she saw something paranormal too and got scared, I don’t know. Hey this reminds me, I guess I must’ve seen the exact same people you saw, Jesse.


December 31, 2006, 1:17 am


Casandra Thistlethwaite says:

January 5, 2007, 10:57 pm

So this is the part where I should be jumping off the computer and hiding under my bed, but I simply love these ghost stories, I don’t mind a spook everynow and then. Well here’s a story for your website, hope you enjoy. I’m only 24 years old and ever since I was a child I saw many ghosts, male, female, young, and old. When I was about 20 years old, my friends and I were starving and stopped to get a bite to eat at the Fuddruckers down, now I had been to a Fuddruckers before but not that one which really had me curious as if there was any ghostly activity going on. As soon as I walked in the door, I got this feeling as If all eyes were on me, seeing that there were only 4 people in the restraunt, not including the people working, it seemed as If it were hundreds. As I sat down I had the urgency to use the restroom not knowing that it was downstairs kind of gave me the creeps. I was in the restroom and closed the door, when I heard footsteps walk in, flush the toilet, and washed their hands, but yet I was looking under the entire time and nobody except me, or so I thought, so I raced out the bathroom to see who it was, and as soon as I walked out the door. I felt ice cold hands touch my neck, I don’t scare easily but lets just say I slept with the light on for the next couple of nights.

Bettye says:

February 12, 2007, 10:24 am

The Gunter hotel has my vote for the most haunted hotel in San Antonio, Texas. It was a favorite hang out for ranchers, many of whom had taken cattle up the Chisolm Train in their younger days.
My grandmother used to take me there for lunch when I was a little girl. I met some of these people and didn’t realize how famous they were until I was majoring in history in college.
It has been a long time but any time I went to the Gunter as an adult I felt people like Mr. Goodnight were still in the lobby occuping the big comfortable chairs and watching people come and go.

jerry says:

March 16, 2007, 5:56 pm

BIG DEAL, some of us don’t have good spelling skills like others.Who’s worried about grammar?????? I’m not..WE’RE ONLY HUMAN..Carry on with your stories……

harry pits says:

March 20, 2007, 9:22 am

the lady actually died of a heart attack whle she was having sex. the maid saw that the wife was dead and the girls husband killed the maid becausee he though that she would tell the police. and mr roselvelt was a humorous ghost with tales of past adventures and beers of many lands. i would advise ne1 from ages 3-12 and 70+ to go here for frighningly good time! =)=D

Native San Antonian says:

March 27, 2007, 2:55 pm

Has anyone checked out that Reader’s Digest article about the Menger? The reporter saw a ghost maid in the downstairs bathroom, and experienced some other odd, inexplicable occurrences which I cannot recall, but the article is thorough, and basically confirms everything! :)

Kayla Villarreal says:

June 27, 2007, 9:29 pm

Ok I heard alot about this place in San Antonio, seen it a couple of times and noticed it looked interesting It is one of the oldest hotels in the downtown area I heard and would like to know more about it

mamierumple says:

August 6, 2007, 3:09 pm

I used to work at the menger and had a few experiences of my own. I truely loved working at a place so rich in history and mystery.First of all the ghost stories are true. Mr. Malacara tells you about all the different ghosts during training. I was excited to hear about so many different ghosts and was in hopes that I would have an encounter with at least one of them. Of course I had to have my encounter with the one that I did not want to have anything to do with, Mr. King of the Kingville ranches. It is said that he was not a very nice person when he was alive so it made me think he wouldn’t be a very nice ghost either. However my encounter with him was somewhat playful, even though it scared the **** out of me at the time. I had to go check on the suites as we had VIP’s coming in the next day and we were still uncertain as to which suite to put them in. I made my rounds without running into any of the other ghosts even though I was in the older section of the hotel very late at night. The King suite was last on my stop and I opened the door and turned on the light…being so late I let the door close behind me, normally we leave them open if we are inside a room. I was half way across the sitting room of the suite when the lights turned off. So i ran out of the room freaked out. I stood on the outside of the door and calmed myself down. I opened the door again and had to switch on the light switch AGAIN.. So whatever was happening to me the bulb in the lamp wasnt just bad like I had first thought. I got to the same spot in the sitting room again and the lights went out again. I ran back out. As scared as I was though I wanted to check out the rest of the room, but being as I was scared I decided to call down to Luis the resturants manager. He came up (reluctantly) and we entered the room again… I again had to flip the light switch to turn the lights back on. this time Mr King’s ghost let us get all the way into the bedroom till he turned the lights off again I dont know why I brought Luis with me he was out of the room faster than I was. I decided I had had enough and that it was possible that Mr. King did not want those people staying there and that is exactly what I told my mamger. They sent engineering up to the room the next day anyway and there wasnt anything going on with the electricity. So that is my experience with Mr. King its not so scarey now that I look back on it but it sure was that night. lol

Chris says:

August 27, 2007, 3:05 am

well there is a spirit not mentioned which i have seen a few times. Mr. king owner of king ranch passed away in this hotel. his suite i believe is still there, have not been back in awhile. after he died and the place was renevated or whatever, the door to his room had been slightly relocated. people have seen him come from across the hall and walk through the wall where the door to his room had used to be. i have witnessed this twice. the second time he starred right at my friend an i.

Chris says:

August 27, 2007, 3:07 am

you should look into the king suite story. king owner of king ranch passed away here and his ghost has been seen by many including myself.

Chris says:

August 27, 2007, 3:11 am

You should look into the King Suite story. King, owner of King Ranch passed way here. His ghost has been said to be seen walking through the wall by many including myself. Reason he is seen walking through the wall is because when the place was renovated or what ever his door to his room had been slighly moved to the side.


September 2, 2007, 7:56 pm

I am in San Antonio about 5 times a year to visit family and every year I make sure to pass by The Menger Hotel. I have stayed there once in the older part of the hotel. Once I went and actually sat down in the older part around 3AM and waited to see something … but I didn’t :( Maybe someday I will.

Vanessa says:

September 26, 2007, 5:58 pm

You all have wonderful stories, and i do believe The Menger Hotel is “really” haunted. Let me explain. I am from the King Ranch, which was founded by Richard King in 1853. Richard King stayed at that hotel the last days of his life. He died in the hotel April 14th, 1885. He was buried in San Antonio until his men could move him back to Kingsville TX, were he lived. It is known that he haunts the room they named after him…”The King Suite”. Well, i wanted to know if the stories of my grandfather’s were true. I am kin to many Cowboys who actually worked for Mr. King. So I made reservations to stay in “the King Suite” for 3 days and 2 nights. I was meeting up with some buddies I have who live in San Anton. We had a roping event, so I had to get to bed early. While I was heading to my room, I saw him…Richard King. I completely froze, my heart started pounding, I felt a heat wave going through my body. Then, as if some relief and peace overwhelmed me, I smiled. And he smiled back. He walked through the wall on the right side of where the actual door is. My pappy told me before they remodeled the hotel, the original door was to the right of where the door is now. Mr. King goes through the wall where the door used to be. I then opened my door, and saw nothing. Later that night after a bath, I felt as if someone was in the room with me. So I started talking out loud, I started talking to Mr. King. But no reply. I finally introduced myself. I said my full name and where i come from and why i was there. I got a reply. He said “hello Vanessa, I know your last name and i respect it. You come from some good, hard working blood”. I herd him say those words plain as day. There was no wierd noises or no scary screams, just a voice. A voice that was so clear is was piercing. This is no joke. I am very proud to tell this story. I left it like that. I smiled a big smile and fell right to sleep. I stayed another night there. But i didn’t see or hear from Mr. King that last night. I didn’t mind, I was talked to and addressed my “The Richard King”. I loved it and will go back again soon. It was an honor.

Ruyanette says:

October 6, 2007, 4:09 am

I am not going to go into complete detail about my stay at the Menger Hotel but I will say that it is very haunted. I had a room on the 2nd floor in the old section of the building and me and my two friends had a few experiences there. Within 2 minutes of being there, the radio turned on by itself. Later on, my friend saw orbs in one of the rooms (we had a double room) so I took a photo and on the photo were about 6 orbs or so. My other friend saw a flashing coming from the curtain and took a picture and an orb came out on that picture also. We took a picture of the steps when we felt a cold chill and on the photos, there appears to be what looks like a blood stain. I don’t remember seeing that on there when we took the photo. The television turned on by itself and during the middle of the night, we heard clicks and whispers. We took a video camera and an audio recorder because we knew it was haunted. We could hear voices and whispers on the audio recorder. We had one crazy night and thats because I didn’t go into detail and I left some parts out. I loved staying there and I would love to stay there again. I got everything I wanted out of that trip.

Stephanie MG says:

October 13, 2007, 11:15 pm

OK the only one that I haven’t herd was about the riders, but on the disovery channel that the onwner of King ranch died in one of the rooms and still walks that halls. Also my dad wroked at the hotel when he was in high school and told me that he saw the maid

John From Chicago says:

October 22, 2007, 5:09 pm

My wife and I stayed at the Menger in 1995 and had no idea about its haunted past. The travel information we consulted while planning our trip mentioned nothing about it. When we checked in we were given the King Suite for the same rate as a regular room, which was odd because we NEVER get automatic upgrades in our travels. We would soon find out why. At 5 a.m. my wife woke me up to say she had just seen a ghost walk through the wall, look directly at her for a few seconds and then disappear. She thought he was wearing a military uniform. Strangely, she was not shaken up by the experience, saying matter-of-factly that he didn’t seem scary and that it was actually pleasant if you can use that term to describe a ghostly encounter. Even more strangely, I am the one with the vivid imagination while she is more pragmatic, always looking for a logical explanation for supernatural phenomena. But she couldn’t explain this away!
Of course, this experience piqued our curiousity about just who this ghost was. We figured it was an Alamo soldier and for years I believed it was Col. William Travis, whose plaque commemorating the spot where he died is right below the King Suite balcony. Further research, however, now has me believing it was Richard King, despite the wardrobe discrepancy. I am actually envious of my wife because she didn’t wake me up in time to see him.

sherry says:

October 27, 2007, 3:21 am

These are fantastic stories. Me and my friend are always trying to find hauntings like you have had but not been so fortunate. We had heard the upstairs of Pat O’Briens downtown was haunted. The manager took us up there, we had a chilling sensation to the skin but not much more than that, I have got to stay at the Menger Hotel now. Is it a very expensive hotel (I would imagine the King Suite is quite pricey), but gosh it’s got to be worth it. Can you just walk around the property or do they discourage that? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks

SInh says:

October 30, 2007, 4:45 pm

I live in San Antonio and have passed by The Menger hotel mamy times. I’ve always wanted to just visit. Will management let me do that? Or do I have to actually be staying there?

katarina says:

October 31, 2007, 7:29 pm

I have not yet had an expiriance at the menger hotel yet,but my teacher has.She was staying at the hotel she saw the old women sitting and asked if she would like anything the old women then said”No i am fine thank you though.”she then took but three steps then turned back and the old women was gone.

sherry says:

October 31, 2007, 10:23 pm

I went there monday night to visit the bar and to walk around. It is fine with management as long as you are quiet and do not disturb the other guests. My friend and I were on the 3rd floor when she received a call from someone on her phone named John. It was someone she had not spoken with in a long time. She tried calling the number back twice and he did not answer. As she was trying to call, I told her i felt an urge to go back thru the hallway. I stopped in front of a man’s picture and looked up, he was the second owner of the hotel ( first name John). I called my friend over and it was the same place the phone had rung. Coincidence maybe, when she did get a hold of her friend John she asked why he called and he said he didn’t know, just an urge to call. We went back to the bar and the manager came to talk to us and document the experience. The 3rd floor is definately active in the paranormal sense. We did feel cold places and we will return again.

tiffany says:

November 1, 2007, 1:30 pm


savanah says:

November 27, 2007, 8:39 pm

Well i just stayed in the menger about 2 days ago and I had an encounter with a ghost. It was about 7:30 in the morning. My Cousin had took a picture on the 3rd floor of the menger. It had a couple of ghosts in it like it had 4 men sitting on a bench. When she was showing my sister this picture, my sister saw the reflection of a man…… THAT WASN’T IN THE REAL PICTURE!!!!! they were the only 2 there and they are 2 girls. It was really freaky!!!

robert reilly says:

December 30, 2007, 6:18 pm

I stayed at the Hotel back in 1999. I fell in love with a ghost that visited me every night of my stay. She left me for another ghost last year. I don’t belive in Love anymore.

bb says:

February 11, 2008, 1:30 pm

really cool!!!!! and this is bbbb

lacie says:

February 22, 2008, 4:22 pm

I have to stay in that hotel this summer

Emili says:

March 9, 2008, 7:22 pm

I stayed at the Menger Hotel last summer with my uncle cousin sister and aunt. When we were checking into it i also had to go to the restroom and i also experienced the same thing in the bathroom as the lady up there did. Also when we got into our room and settled in, we found we didnt have any towels so my uncle opened the door and seen there was a maid down the hall from our room so he tried getting her attention and she ignored him. So tryin to help i walked to the end of the hall to ask the women for some more towels but when i got to the end of the hall and turned the corner she wasnt there. Maybe she had went into a room or something, but hearing all th stories it kind of freaked me out. Also at like 1 o’clock in the morning my family was laying in our beds and me and my sister were sleeping in the bed closest to the window. i was facing the door and for a split second i seen a tiny flash of light on the wall, not sure if it was an orb or not but i believe it might have been.

Jordan says:

March 17, 2008, 1:38 pm


Chelsea says:

May 15, 2008, 2:47 pm

I live in San Antonio and honestly, of all the places they say are haunted, most of them are just a bunch of hoax. They are stupid, retarded, and just put there to help crappy hotels get people’s money. The only haunting in San Antonio that actually stands true is the one about the children on the Railroad tracks. So if you just want to get ripped off and lose some money, you can visit these crappy hotels and thier fake hauntings. >_<

Chelsea says:

May 15, 2008, 2:48 pm

I live in San Antonio and honestly, of all the places they say are haunted, most of them are just a bunch of hoax. They are stupid, retarded, and just put there to help crappy hotels get people’s money. The only haunting in San Antonio that actually stands true is the one about the children on the Railroad tracks. So if you just want to get ripped off and lose some money, you can visit these crappy hotels and thier fake hauntings.

AmyB says:

May 20, 2008, 5:34 pm

Chelsea does not know what she is talking about – I am born and raised in San Antonio, and if you think The Menger is “crappy” you have never been! It is gorgeous and elegant and full of history – I stayed there on my honeymoon (had eerie bathroom experience, btw). My father worked at The Institute of Texan Cultures and saw ghosts, as many employees there did, and had the extremely heavy locked “haunted hearse” door open in the night several times over the few years he worked there. Funny you mention the train tracks, which you say is the only real haunted place when it has been officially debunked! What looks uphill is an optical illusion, it is actually downhill, that is why the car moves in neutral, and the fingerprints are your own.

TCK says:

May 23, 2008, 6:06 pm

Teddy Roosevelt, now you are joking!

Tiffa says:

May 23, 2008, 6:07 pm

How is this possible?

Tiffaney says:

May 23, 2008, 6:09 pm

Hey, I might know about this place.

bretny says:

June 9, 2008, 6:17 pm

i know alllll about this.
i stayed at this hotel.
i saw a ghost.
no joke.
just kinda…
walking down the hallway.
im not sure if it was a male or female.
but i hed nightmares for like 2 or 3 weeks after.

courtney says:

August 6, 2008, 2:42 am

I have been to the Menger Hotel. My boyfriend, mom and i were taking pictures as my mom took a picture of us and there was a bright light beside us. She thought something was wrong with the camera so she took another one but nothing was there.
After that i looked up th history of the hotel. There was a maid named Sallie White back in those days if your wife back talked or mad the husband mad he could kill her and it was illegal, one she mad him very mad and he shot her 3 times in the stomach and killed her. Well she didnt have any money so the Menger Hotel paid for her funeral service and casket (in the lobby look in the glass display and there is a book with the receipt for the casket) so she is suspose to be haunting the hotel.

Lynne says:

October 24, 2008, 2:46 pm

My great grandfather built the minger hotel. There are pictures of him everywhere there.. yes, it IS haunted.

Vetta says:

November 4, 2008, 12:24 pm

Stayed at the Menger Hotel over Halloween weekend 2008. In the bar, got a very clear picture looking out from behind Teddy’s picture hanging over the bar. Soldier, probably. Also in the bar loft, a little girl supposedly died there, appeared in one of my digital photos and my sister’s as well. Felt weird in our room all night, but didnt see anything, just freezing. In the lobby restroom (ladies) felt like someone or something was watching me. Tons of orbs in most all photos at the Alamo and Menger bar.
Has anyone else felt these things there before??
We can’t wait to go back and experience more………

Ashley says:

November 10, 2008, 12:14 pm

Well i had stay in this hotel like about 2 times it is scary the first time i saw dis lady walking with dis red dress but dose old ones like 1900 she was singing dis old song like if she was a preformer and it scared me and the 2 time i just saw i red dress floting.

Moses says:

December 5, 2008, 8:19 pm

I stayed at the hotel… saw the lady in a gray dress, i talked to her and she dissapeared instantaniously…. i got scared thinking it was one of the workers there trying to scare people… i always think she right behind me and cant get it off my mind =(

marisa says:

December 11, 2008, 4:19 am

me and my mom went there after walking downtown jus to check it out and right when you get in there its a creepy *** feeling its like no one hardly out when u walk ur alone its a weird silence all the time and the squeky stairs freak me out lol and the music makes it worse but its old fashioned and creepy i hate it

go spurs go!

Nickiie N Laura says:

January 11, 2009, 6:37 am

OMG how scary. We dont live in the usa but we believe in al types of supernatural things. Nickiie lives in a house we think is haunted and last night we tryed to contact the spirit in the house and we never saw then but we felt them. it was really scary and then this morning we tryed to
contact them again and nothink happened. we believe it to be her grandad who passed away in 2003. We dont know how it got here and what it wants but we know he is trying to potect nickiie from somethink or someone. You might be thinking we are makoing it all up but were not. we are really scared and we never got to sleep because we felt somethng touching us on our arms everytime we tryed to fall asleep. was it just our minds or was it somethink more.

Kyle says:

March 29, 2009, 5:12 pm

I was at the Menger Hotel this weekend…I came home to tell my family the hotel was HAUNTED!! I did not know of its history….But I found it amazing that my stories of the hotel are the same….I saw Sallie White….I saw on the 2nd floor, of the hotel with a cart of towles and Dirty Blankets…She was wearing a grey skirt and bandana…We also had light that flickered alot….We could hear banging on the doors… and my friend who was in the hotel also felt someone touch her head but no one was there….Weird….But I do believe the Hotel is most definately haunted…I feel strange that I experienced it and never knew prior to staying.

Kelsey says:

June 1, 2009, 8:15 am

At the Menger Hotel, we visted san antonio last weekend and this is so weird! my sister noticed something… outside of the building, their are only 3 floors… but inside, their are 5! anyways, we walked up the 4th floor, the stairs are really creaky so, when we went upsairs, we read a sign on the door that said ” Do No Disturb”. here’s the scary part! when we were at the end of the hallway, my mom just randomly looked back, and she saw a women, with a gold servng tray with nothing on it,a black dress,and guess what? the women just… walked through the door and didn’t even open it! then we walked again and we saw this man who came out, and had a wooden tray, o we KNEW that that was a ghost with that gold serving tray!

Adrian Garcia says:

July 25, 2009, 3:21 pm

My older brother has stayed at this hotel and he said that he would see a black figure of a man roaming the hall ways he says he was not scared but that the figure kept on messing with him rather than messing with his wife he does not know why

gracie says:

August 8, 2009, 10:28 am


Roxanne says:

September 16, 2009, 5:03 pm

Well i have never stayed there before since i live in san antonio, But i do have a family member that has stayed there once and she said that while she is walking down the hallways she felt like if someone was behind her she would turn around and look but no one was there. Then she went to her room and she was in there alone she was just laying on the bed listening to music then she heard something drop in the bathroom she went to go look nothing was on the ground she thought nothing of it at first but then when she was walking back to the bed she saw from the corner of her eye that there was a figure standing up against the wall she quickly turned around and saw no one, there was no coat or jacket theat made a body figure. Then she night hit and she was a sleep she heard someone out side of her door talking she went to go look she saw no one in the hall. she went back to sleep then she heard someone or something in the bathroom walking around she got up to go look she saw no one. Then she walk up the next day she was taking a shower and then she saw some black figure at the door way just standing there she quickly turned off the shower and looked then it was gone she went down stairs after wards and asked about any history or reports about the room she was in they said that there has been many reports about the room and many other rooms. they also said that people have reported many things that was happening to her. she stay one more night to see if it would happen again. this time she saw a man standing at the foot of her bed looking at her and then walk towards the bathroom and slowly disappeared. she turned on the light and kept them on she finally fell asleep when she woke up the lights were off she thought at first that the light s have an energy saver but then she saw that the swich of the lights were on off. while she was packing she put one of her shirts on the bed and quickly went to the restroom when she returned she saw the shirt on the floor on the other side of the bed she didnt know how it got there. She said that this was the most exciting trip she has ever takin and that she hopes that other people enjoyed the trip to.

Moonie004 says:

November 7, 2009, 10:56 pm


kaitlyn matezz says:

January 2, 2010, 6:30 pm

i like scary things but this is a little to scary i just dont understand how you die of a broken heart it is just so stupid to die of a broken heart

michelle says:

January 2, 2010, 6:40 pm

this is a really good scary story but like OMG!!!!!!!! we stayed at that hotel when i was 5 and my mom was 27 and i didn’t know it was haunted but i didn’t want to go but i had to i also went with my brother he was 3 but i would have night mares at night and my little brother said he saw things at night he still remembers becuase he is 8 now i believe it is haunted

jennifer says:

March 10, 2010, 3:39 pm

I went to the hotel this weekend and walked the halls! we didnt have any strange feelings it was only about 11 pm. The history is enough reason to stay there….it is a great feeling to have walked the same halls as so many people. I want to stay in the king ranch suit even if we dont see or feel anything just imagine staying in the exact same room as someone from the 1900’s I can wait to go back spring break

justin says:

March 17, 2010, 12:18 pm

ok look im only 14 but i’m not scared of anyhting, so you know what i don’t believe any of this so i will go to all these places with some of my closest friends and let you know what we think and what we saw, if you want i’ll even send you pictures and videos, tell me what you think, email me at appreciate ur thoughts

MJ says:

March 17, 2010, 1:30 pm

I have seen things and have bin said to be crazy, but I’m not I don’t think. If I’m oh well

shadow says:

April 3, 2010, 2:11 pm

I actually live in the downtown area of san antonio and have heard many stories of ghosts and haunts,yet I do believe some,I still wouldn’t want to stay there.

marly says:

April 29, 2010, 10:04 pm


~Kate says:

June 7, 2010, 1:12 pm

We went to the Menger out of curiosity on a trip to downtown for the day. I did not see ghosts. There are however a grand amount of noises. These could be attributed to the fact that it is an old hotel or that it stays very busy. I am not sure. There were several spots that made me stop…I became very cold and chills ran up and down my spine. I could not find anything concrete to explain them away.

Haunted……I believe so…..but left without proof one way or another.

Deanna says:

June 26, 2010, 3:01 pm

I staid in the hotel menger in San antonio and my friends and me went to a room with a huge door way it was on the second floor on the old part of the hotel and there’s was no 1 staing there so we decided to go look around but it was so horrible one of my friends pied in her skirt so I warn all readers and this is a true story trust me I don’t lie or do we went to this hunted room where the richest man would stay in and this room is also the most expensive one in the hotel. And so one of my friends the bravest one of all knocked on the door and for a while we heard nothing but when we were about to give up at exactly 12 am we saw, heard ,and felt the ghost going into the room so we knocked on the door for the hundredth time and finally we heard the ghost and everyone got chickened out and ram of to their rooms except the bravest one of all the knocked on the door ME

Ashley says:

July 8, 2010, 1:33 am

In April of 20010, my family and I decided that we would go investigate the Menger hotel and see if the stories about it being haunted. The first night there we found nothing but a few cold spots, and every ghost book tells us that we should see the place before we begin to hunt. The second night we all got up at “dead time”, actually we got up at 2:30ish and took all of our epuipment out and began to walk around. We sat down at a table to begin to review our information we aquired, and we hear a door open accross the hall and a man STOMP out. He was carrying two pizza boxes, and stoped across the foyer to the hallway in the old part of the hotel. It was a little creepy but we did not think anything of it. We continued to sit there and we heard the door open down the hall where the man carried the pizzas. My mom leaned back in her chair and said “dont be scared he is comming back.” He walked straight up to the table we were sitting at and screamed a loud groan, and slammed a slice of pizza on the table and ran, stomping back down the hall way. When we got intouch with the security, they went to check on him and told us he was completely fine, he only had a headache. Was he possessed?? No idea. CREEPY NONE THE LESS!re

brina says:

July 25, 2010, 10:29 pm

My cousin and i visited the hotel just the other day.
and im just curious if anyone has experienced anything i have..
1.walking down a hallway on the second or third floor we both heard a baby crying but couldnt really determine what room it was coming from. me and my cousin were in front of the king ranch suite i was recording on my cell phone, as i came home that day i sent it to my computer to play it back and listen to it closely and heard a mans voice saying..”come”
3.i was recording as walking through the hallways of the second floor and as i listened to the recording later on the whole time me and my cousin were talking to eachother there was nothing but static and inerference.
well thanks for hearing me out.
i just really wanna know if anyone else has experinced some similar phoenomena

Annie says:

August 6, 2010, 12:15 pm

I stayed at the Menger a few years ago. I was in our hotel room with my friend and we were watching tv at about eleven at night, and it suddenly just turned off. The lamps started turning off one by one. It was like the power was going off. We left the room and lights were on in the hallway. We went down to the lobby to report it, and they told us that it had been reported in the same room several times, that they would fix it. On our way back up to the room, we were walking through the gift shop and a ghostly figured woman was sitting in a rocking chair knitting. it was SO scary but i would definately go back. It is most DEFINATELY haunted though.

J.M. Panderfrey says:

October 21, 2010, 2:29 am

We visited the Menger Hotel original lobby tonight. As we were taking pictures, someone banged on one of the glass doors over and over very loudly. We were standing right there and there was no person at any of the doors. Shortly after, the elevator doors opened with nobody inside. ?? Don’t know how to explain that. Otherwise, it was very beautiful inside and didn’t feel creepy at all.

J.M.P. says:

October 21, 2010, 2:46 am

To Brina: I took a video moving slowly around the old lobby to catch all of the beautiful furniture and decor. Throughout the entire video, it sounded as if a vacuum was running right next to me and the sound never changed even as I walked through the rooms. Weird.

It'sBrittanyBitchh says:

December 28, 2010, 8:39 pm

I haved only had one ghostly encounter here in my town . But nothing major . Me and my boyfriend plan on takinq a summer vacation this summer and i want to qo to this hotel .! I’ll try to convince him .! But if anyone has more info about ghostly thinqs in this hotel’tell me .!

Jordyn says:

April 24, 2011, 10:55 pm

I go to this hotel every summer, and so I know this place by heart. The only time I’ve ever experienced a ghostly encounter was when I was walking down the hall coming back from the pool and I saw a dirty towels cart and a door open. I figured it was the cleaning ladies. When i walked passed the room, I looked inside and saw a women in a white uniform with hair piled on top of her head, making the bed. I could see right through her. Scared me to death. And when i took a picture of her, she didn’t show up on my phone. SCARIEST THING I’VE EVER ENCOUNTERED!

JACOB V says:

May 9, 2011, 2:46 pm


Kameron says:

May 12, 2011, 10:28 pm

Me and my friend were out in the courtyard at night (12 or 1) reviewing our ghost investigation, and saw the stairs near the pool that we hadn’t gone up yet, so we decided to go up and see what was going on. We were walking up, (And I was holding the railing cause I’m a clutz) and the railing cut off suddenly (That roof was there) and I was trying to get a grip on it so I looked to see what the deal was, but in the window, (It was dark in there, like just a TV on) and there was an outline, no face, just a black silhouette of a man just facing us. (And there was light outside so we would’ve seen the facial features.) Me and my friend both saw it shift, still in the same place though. We both were weirded out at the time cause we didn’t know what was going on, but I think now I know.

Anna says:

June 20, 2011, 9:31 am

Yesterday after leaving my moms work my dad decided to go to the alamo or river center mall because my mom works downtown.But then my dad wanted to go to the menger hotel just to look around like we always do. I have been to the menger a whole bunch of times so i kind know everything over there.when we entered, we were entering the door in the restaurant and then went to the lobby. me and my sister were sitting down resting and were talking about the spirits who haunt the hotel. my dad ask someone who works in the lobby if we could see a room upstairs but we could only see one if we spent a night there but not today. but we still went upstairs next to the restaurant just to look because we couldn’t even go inside a room. it was pretty cool and really creepy. we were sitting down on a couch with my dad, sister, and I. I wanted to go inside the hallways. I know my sister did not want to go in the hallways. My dad said i could go but i told him to come with me so he did. the floors make really creeky noises because the hotel is really old but we were walking looking around. my dad was in front of me but when we were walking i felt like somebody was behind me, i turned around but know one was behind me just my dad in front of me. I heard a noise but i probably know its the creeky old floors we were walking on. then i took my sister and showed them the king ranch suite. i felt so amazing because I have been at the Menger hotel but never upstairs and never ever at the suite.i heard that people see shadows go through the door which is Captian Richard king or whatever you call him. my dad took pictures of the door and the two of us, it was just so cool and freaky that we were the only people upstairs. not really but the people who clean the are on the other side of the whole second floor but still. we also saw the bar were teddy roosevelt haunts. but i could not go inside because no children allowed. it was pretty was about 2 to 3 o’ clock when we were there so it is awesome. we were going to spent a night there this summer maybe. With my mom dad sister and me so cross my fingers. i love the menger hotel and are going again.

Tim Leery says:

July 2, 2011, 1:33 pm

If you people would just STOP smoking dope, you’d not have such experiences.

Sallie White says:

July 21, 2011, 11:47 am

I was walking by the stairs and heard a creepy moaning and saw a faint woman who quickly disappeared.

Anna says:

August 23, 2011, 9:18 pm

hey did you guys hear ghost adventures is coming to san antonio?

Kaye says:

February 16, 2012, 12:56 am

So i visited San Antonio for the first time last Sept. 2011 and stayed at the Menger. Anyway, i had no idea back then that this hotel was haunted because it did not look like it but i did have an experience though. I was with my aunt and uncle in one room then they had to wake me up because i was crying and beating the pillows. They asked me what’s wrong and i told them that i saw a white lady sleeping beside me and i wanted her to go away so i was beating her in my dream. lol My aunt had the same dream the night after. A white lady trying to pull her out of the bed. Creepy!!!!

Landree says:

March 14, 2012, 6:04 pm

I was at the Menger Hotel on the 3rd floor on the opean little lobby room, I had decided to take a picture of the chandelier, for my instagram page. I was alone on the 3rd floor, my uncle and cusion had told me they were gonna go down to the 1st floor. It was long after we had left the hotel that I went through my pictures and noticed in the mirror a teenage boy ghost was staring at me. The ghost was all black, and I could tell it was a teenager bc they were not tall enough to be adult. I’ve looked through many websites trying to figure out about a teenage boy ghost, but nothing has come up about a teen yet.

Andrea says:

March 15, 2012, 2:06 am

On March 12th we were looking for a hotel because it is spring break and all the hotels downtown were full. So my husband went to check out another hotel, my son & i went into The Menger Hotel to see what they had available the man behind the desk said I can let you see a room to see if it was big enough because he wasn’t sure if a roll a way bed would fit. My son and I went to go look the elevator took so long I almost left. The room was 2083 I go to put the key in I had my hand on the handle the door yanks open with such force its pulling me into the room there was a rush of cold air coming out of the room with such a force it was blowing my hair straight back. My 10 year old son was hanging onto my shirt. It scared me and my son. We ran back to the elevator and took the door key back to the man and told him no thank you. And no I didn’t bother telling him about it because Im sure he wouldn’t believe me. The funny thing is I was on the phone with my husband when all this happened because I was going to let him know whether the room was big enough. Im not crazy nor do I do drugs. It was scary to have the door being yanked open and the cold air rushing out.

Ralph says:

June 20, 2012, 11:21 pm

Stayed at the Menger for New Yrs 2012 celebration. When I was trying to get into my room for the 4th time that day all of a sudden my key card wouldn’t work. Tried 3 times then I heard a little girl giggling. Sounded like she was standing next to me to my right. Kept trying the card to get into the room but it wouldn’t work. The giggling continued. I looked down to where I felt her on my right and told her to please let me in. The giggling stopped and the card worked. Awesome experience.

John says:

October 23, 2012, 3:25 pm

I went for the lunch buffet and realized was running late for a meeting. As I was running through the lobby I bumped into a woman in an old fashioned chamber maid uniform, I stopped to ask the hotel staff if they were having some kind of special costume event. He replied that they weren’t, that I had bumped into a resident ghost!

Barbara says:

February 9, 2014, 4:35 pm

While in San Antonio for my sisters graduation we decided to visit the Alamo we parked at a garage next to the mall and walked from there. After exiting the mall to head to the Alamo we spotted the Menger Hotel my sister said a co-worker said it was haunted. The others went on to the Alamo, but me and my sister had to go in, the second picture I snapped contained a transparent man in a hat and an elderly lady in what looks like a bathrobe sitting in a hallway. It is a very strange picture.

Ben dover says:

July 19, 2015, 11:26 pm

As I was staying in room 4130 I was woken up at 3 in the morning. I felt pains in my a** like a ***** going in and out roughly. After a couple minutes I felt some liquid shoot on my face. It tasted kinda salty but I just drank it. My butt was sore the next day and I was alone in the room. Well that’s what I though. I felt a breeze also and it was hot.

Vag eater says:

July 19, 2015, 11:36 pm

Wow that’s crazy I was in room 4131 and I left someone licking my a** hole. At first I thought it was my sexy boyfriend named Johnny but when I woke up he wasn’t even in the room he when and slept with another girl. (She was a whore) other wise after it ate my b******e I squirted a little but when I woke up it wasn’t wet anywhere. I also felt a breeze and it was hot

Carr smoth says:

July 19, 2015, 11:43 pm

As I(chas) was destroying my 8 year old sister trying to make another embread I saw someone. I started to hear noises sorta like jacking off but I’m so ugly I bet it wasn’t doing that. When I pull out to **** on her face I flipped her over and it was teddy Roosevelt. I still finished on him but I found my sexy sister being taken advantage of in the butt by Johnny.

Harry balls says:

July 19, 2015, 11:49 pm

Im in room 4131 and I was with my boy friend rob and I woke up and a hot breeze came over then I thought i saw a floating *****. Will never forget this moment in my life

Glenn Jordan says:

July 19, 2015, 11:53 pm

It was a cold summer night and I had just finished campusing everyone…. then I tried to campus teddy Roosevelt but the motherfucker beat my ***

Hugh Janus says:

July 19, 2015, 11:55 pm

Woke up at 3 am to the sound of climaxing coming from the closet. I got up walked to the closet. When I open it, I see nothing. But then I hear more climaxing coming from the shower. I walked into the bathroom and pull back the curtain. Expecting ghost sex I was kind of excited In a nervous way but instead I see my pal Steve going at it with one of the maids. The hotel isn’t haunted. It’s bullshit.

A black guy says:

July 19, 2015, 11:58 pm

Hearing about the Menger hotel and how it was haunted got me thinking. I decided that I would stay a few nights and see what might happen. My room number was 4134, as I walked into the room, and later into the bathroom, I saw a steamy **** on the floor. Usually **** is brown, but no this **** was ******* white and smelt like a guy I know (Hampton). Later that night around 3-4am I started to here some moaning noises wondering what or who it was, maybe it was just a honeymoon… I don’t know, I went back to sleep. These noises got louder and louder, as I looked over to my left I see some dude (Chaz) going doggy stile while something was ******* him.

Corey says:

September 29, 2015, 2:33 pm

Stayed at the Menger hotel earlier this year. The only real experience was the constant turning on and off of faucets. Either that or just really old showerheads/ plumbing. You can hear someone pacing about the hallway as well as someone having a very heated conversation, but I wouldnt really pay much attention to that, since people always come in late from the riverwalk.

Brandon stillman says:

October 29, 2015, 3:17 pm

Ok I’m about to stay here on Friday-Sunday and what these people are saying sounds like nasty **** and is Ina proprietary and I clicked on one of these names and it led me to a pot site so just stop cuz that’s just stupid and ghosts aren’t real and I’m going with the marching band in Azle and have 3 roommates so I’m sure there are no ghosts!!?

Brandon stillman says:

October 29, 2015, 3:20 pm

It’s kinda inappropriate and one of the names led me to a pornsite and staying in room 15
And that is just nasty sh¡t

Brandon stillman says:

November 2, 2015, 4:02 pm

Azle marching green pride (MGP) just spent the night there Oct.30-Nov.1st and didnt see any ghosts dont believ in them and the food wasnt great wanted to try the bar could use a bigger workout room and didnt have fun because i got into trouble with my band director,by staying in my room!!?????and not going to the giant halloween party!? I almost jumped out the window to end it all!?????i have other problems?

Brandon stillman says:

November 2, 2015, 4:04 pm

Correction i stayed in room 4014 floor4

[Experence] says:

June 1, 2016, 12:32 pm

I visited the Menger Hotel with my best friend and my mom a couple months ago. They gave us a room in the third floor and as soon as I set foot in the the third floor, it already felt creepy. I heard about the maid dressed in old maid clothes, I think her name was Sally White, and about how he haunts mainly the third floor. I felt like I was being watched, so I kept looking behind me. It was the most “bone-chilling” thought walking in the hallways yet I loved the feeling. I heard about the most haunted room, The King Richard Suit, and really wanted to look at the room. It seemed like I in a maze, walking up and down corridors, and going from floor to floor trying to get there. At the time, they had construction going on so part of the hotel was blocked off. The most wierdest part of the hotel is the elevator on (I think) the third floor, if I remember correctly. It was all “old” and screechy. Keep in mind that all of this was at about two in the morning.. Anyways, I kept feeling that I was being watched. It felt more like a man, or boy, someone of the male gender. I took some pictures going up and down the creepy halls, but failed to catch any actual evidence of anything paranormal. Although I did feel some pretty weird gusts of cold air and buring of my back, I caught no actual proof. Now, I am going to the Menger again, very soon, and I will book the King Richard Suit to conduct a little paranormal experiment of my own there. I have a very “erie” feeling that I will catch something. Even though it might not happen in the first night, I’m saying there for three.

Janie says:

July 18, 2016, 11:54 pm

My family and I will never stay at this hotel. When visiting SA we do go inside the hotel to roam around the hallways or dine inside the hotels restaurant. Each time I take pictures and capture ghosts on my photos. My first photo was of a woman’s vintage shoes dangling underneath a hallway table. Second photo, the lobby mirror revealed a human ghost like figure. Also, I took a photo of my granddaughter right next to an Indian statue and caught a ghost between them. Last, I took a photo of the restaurant from a distance in the background it shows a waitress with a black long vintage dress which we did not notice while dining there. I have of few more interesting photos. All these pictures were from a few visits.

Christine says:

February 16, 2018, 8:54 pm

My husband and I have stayed at the Menger more than once and love it.
The first time, we had a small room on the second or third floor, just above the Menger Bar and with a window looking out over the Alamo. At one point I was using the bathroom and started to get an uneasy feeling. I was eager to leave the room, but before I could, a trashcan near my feet moved on its own — sort of a quick jerk, rotating about an inch or two. I felt like a spirit was sort of teasing or playing a prank on me, taking advantage of the fact that I couldn’t leave until I’d, um, finished my business!
I just learned that a friend had a similar creepy feeling in the bathroom when she stayed in a room in the same area. We think it might even have been the same room. Nothing moved but, like me, she felt anxious and like she wasn’t alone.
Ironically, absolutely nothing spooky happened when we stayed in the haunted King Ranch Suite on another visit. It was quiet and not at all eerie. Maybe the spirits thought we deserved a little peace that time.

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