With Halloween around the corner, I thought I’d bring together a list of 5 haunted restaurant stories to get you in the mood for tricks with a little side of treats. And although I love a great horror movie, some of these tales got me a little frightened, even in the office – you really shouldn’t tap someone on the shoulder when they’re researching haunted restaurants.
1. Patsy Clarks | Spokane, Washington
Let’s start this off with restaurant ghosts that are best described as playful. If I had to deal with ghost sightings, I’m sure that wine bottles and glasses flying across the room would be better than feeling like you were being watched… oh wait, that happens at this mansion too.
Patrick (Patsy) Clark was the original owner of this mansion, and spent over $13 million to build and furnish this house back in 1897. Now called the Patsy Clark mansion, it has been known that ghosts like to play pranks on employees by throwing wine bottles across the wine cellar and following them around the building, although no tragedies ever occurred in the mansion. There were various stories around who haunts the mansion, but it is either three entities that lurk the wine cellar or Patrick’s wife Mary that lurks the entire building. Either way, expect to get your wine thrown at you if you visit this place.
Unfortunately, the place is no longer a restaurant, but it does offer to host events on the first floor.
I think I’ll say nope to eating here.