A wonderful surprise!
Last week, I answered the phone, fully expecting yet another telemarketer, only to find the producer from Coast to Coast AM on the other end of the line.
Wowza! What a wonderful surprise!
Would I ever!
Quest for a Landline
Since my husband and I no longer have a landline at our home, she suggested we stay at a hotel for the night and use their phone. That made sense, so I started looking around for nearby hotels.
Eventually it dawned on me that, since we were going to be talking about my book, Paranormal Texas, which is a travel guide to paranormal hot spots in north Texas, it might be really fun to call in from one of the haunted hotels mentioned in the book!
Miss Molly’s to the rescue!
A few emails and phone calls later, Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas graciously allowed me and my husband, Larry, to spend the night and use their landline from the hours of 2am to 4am for my interview on Coast to Coast AM. The innkeeper, Tina, really went out of her way to make us comfortable and help us out. (Thank you, Tina! *waves*)
A learning experience
As for the interview, itself, I was surprised how quickly those 2-hours flew by! George Noory was super friendly and put me at ease right away. Of course, I tripped over my tongue a few times, but… it was a wonderful experience, and if I ever get a chance to be on again, I have a much better understanding of the rhythm of the show now, and how long/short my replies need to be.
Also, the folks who called in were friendly and had good information to share. (I actually have quite a list now of things to research that were all suggested by George Noory and the various listeners who called in.)
I should also mention how grateful I am that my fabulous web host, Tech Surgeons, was kind enough to prep my site, so that it wouldn’t crash from the incredible burst of traffic that all those links from Coast to Coast AM caused.
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Speaking of those links, the Coast to Coast webmasters were kind enough to share some of my photos of quirky, offbeat, and haunted places.
You can see my photos here:
My show page is here:
And my guest page is here:
My paranormal experience?
After the interview, I was so energized I couldn’t sleep! So, I sat all alone in the sitting room of Miss Molly’s Hotel, chatting with people on Facebook, reading email on my phone, drinking a glass of red wine, and eating chocolate. (Hey, I was celebrating! As a longtime listener of Coast to Coast AM, this was an exciting moment for me.)
All of a sudden, it must have been around 5:00 a.m., I caught a strong whiff of cigarette smoke. I got up and walked around, trying to pinpoint the exact origin of the smell. It seemed strongest in front of Room #3 – which was completely empty that night!
Also, not only is Miss Molly’s a smoke-free establishment, but everyone else there was sound asleep. Hey, I had been hoping to see the resident full-body apparition of Jake the cowboy, but I will settle for second-hand smoke from a spirit! (The photo below shows the area where I smelled the mysterious cigarette smoke.)
My pal, Shelly Tucker, stayed at Miss Molly’s once, too, and had some interesting (and even humorous!) experiences there. Check out her paranormal adventures by reading: Good Golly, Miss Molly’s is Haunted!
Paranormal activity at Miss Molly’s Hotel
Here’s a little more about Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas:
Unexplained phenomenon is so rampant at Miss Molly’s that this hotel (and former bordello) in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards district has become a mecca for ghost hunters. The venue is even included in the curriculum for parapsychology classes at Texas Christian University.
Paranormal activity at Miss Molly’s runs the gamut, with guests reporting cold spots, the feeling of being watched, toilets flushing by themselves, water turning on/off by itself, doors opening/closing, inexplicable odors, EVP’s, disembodied voices, anomalous photos, unexplained sounds, and full body apparitions.
Guests who stay in the Miss Josie Room often report waking in the night to find a gorgeous woman standing at the foot of their bed, reported to be Miss Josie King, the last madam during the bordello days.
A different phantom appears in the Railroader Room, an 1800’s Cowboy wearing a duster and spurs, heard walking on the hardwood floors of Miss Molly’s Hotel. this cowboy is reportedly named Jake and comes and goes not communicating with humans, but moving things around.
Meanwhile, in Miss Amelia Room, guests often see the apparition of a a child of 8 or 9, daughter of a prostitute, who some claim died of smallpox.
In addition, many guests report feeling touched by phantom hands in the Rodeo Room, while in the Gunslinger Room, a full body apparition of a woman wearing Victorian garb enters, opens the closet, stands a moment as if trying to decide what to wear, then closes the door and leaves.
That’s quite a variety of paranormal activity, isn’t it?
Have you ever stayed at Miss Molly’s or some other haunted hotel?
Would you *like* to?
Plan a trip to Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, TX
For more information about Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, head on over to their website http://www.missmollyshotel.com/ and be sure to tell them that Tui sent you! :)
Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in North Texas travel, cemetery symbols, and haunted lore. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!”
Snider’s best-selling books include Paranormal Texas , Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to Do in Dallas - Fort Worth Before You Die.