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Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park is the largest log structure in the world - a giant log cabin, of sorts - and features an 85-foot tall lobby, huge roughstone fireplace, overhanging balconies and railings made of spectacular twisted gnarled logs. The innís architect was a 29-year-old Ohio designer named Robert C. Reamer, who took immense pride in his creation. He must have, because his spirit may very well remain at the inn. Visitors have reported a short, ghostly man walking the hallways during the evening. He has a worried look on his face, and seems to be walking with a purpose.

After the Old Faithful Inn opened in Yellowstone, a newlywed couple booked a night in the hotel. They checked in and had the perfect day: touring the geyser basins, dining at the Inn, and simply enjoying nature. Everything seemed perfect - but when the housekeeping staff entered their room the next morning, the headless body of the bride was laid out on the bed.

The park conducted a thorough investigation, lasting for weeks, but neither the husband or the wife's head could be found. Life slowly got back to normal at the Old Faithful Inn, but the management started to receive reports of a headless apparition on the balconies of the lobby. Both guests and employees have seen the ghost, even though the Inn tries to dispel the ghostly stories. If you spend the evening at the Old Faithful Inn, set your alarm and go for a stroll on the upper balconies in the wee morning hours - you just might encounter the ghost!

The hotel is definitely trying to stifle any ghost stories about their inn. We took the guided tour - which we highly recommend, by the way. When the tour guide didn't mention any ghosts, we asked about the hauntings of the Old Faithful Inn. She was silent for a moment, and finally said, "We used to tell a few ghost stories, but since we were afraid that we were scaring the kids on the tours, we stopped them. It's all nonsense anyway - I've never seen anything like that here."

A final story that we heard was about two tourists that spent the night in the Inn's 1928 west wing. Every night in Yellowstone is chilly, so the couple went to sleep under the heavy covers of the guest room's bed. In the wee hours of the morning, they awoke to find that they were completely undressed, and the covers off of them and folded neatly at the foot of the bed. Wondering if they could have done it in their sleep, the husband stood up and felt of the room's radiator - it was stone cold.


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