Built in 1893, the Roads Hotel, located in Atlanta, Indiana, is said to be one of the most haunted locations in the Hoosier State. The hotel was built close to a rail stop making it a perfect location for long haul passengers. Early owners of the hotel, Newton Roads, his wife Clara, his son Everett, and his step-mother Catherine, all died in the hotel from various illnesses, though TB is said to be the main culprit.
After the Roads family, Prohibition hit and the hotel was quickly turned into a speakeasy and brothel attracting a new kind of clientele. Pretty soon the old hotel was a bustling spot for illegal activity and attracted some of the most notorious gangsters in US history including John Dillinger and Al Capone, who each stayed at this location quite often.
There is nothing I can find with solid data on exactly how many people have died within the Roads Hotel, but speculation is that the number is pretty high. Judging by what went on there, that's not really a surprise.
The Roads Hotel is said to be haunted by many spirits ranging in age from children to the elderly. Apparitions have been seen throughout the hotel; and not just once or twice, but many times over the years. There have been reports of knocks, doors rattling and slamming, lights flickering, and disembodied screams. There have also been reports of disembodied conversations that stem from another time which may be caused by residual activity.
Those who have investigated here have caught many EVP's, much more than your average haunt. There have also been orbs, shadow people, mists, and other anomalies all caught on camera at the Roads Hotel.
I will be investigating here next month, so stay tuned for the investigation! Until then, check out their website and even book your own investigation with Roads Hotel. Proceeds from investigations go to the Lost Limbs Foundation which makes investigating here that much better.
Photo from Roads Hotel Website and by Christopher Saint Booth, Haunting Captures