Monday, October 31, 2016

Haunted McMenamins Edgefield

McMenamins Edgefield, Troutdale Oregon
Creepy...? Maybe...
But don't worry, you'll be in great company!
Especially if you meet Thursday mornings for breakfast with the West Columbia Gorge Rotary!
Weekly 7:30, behind the Black Rabbit.

 "Top Ten Most Haunted Hotels"!

In the early 1900’s this farm in Troutdale was a place the unfortunate, sick, poor, and homeless people could come to live and work for their stay. Many people died of natural causes and in random ways over the course of a half-century. So many people came and went, its hard to estimate how many people actually died on this property – but the number was larger than most other farms. The people weren’t malevolent, but just depressed and living extremely tough lives of extremely hard labor and the struggle of staying alive throughout the century. 
After the Portland-local restaurant chain McMenamins built a hotel, brewery, and venue on the property in 1990, guests have reported strange occurrences all over the land. From all the reports that the staff and owners have gathered, it seems for some reason room 215 is the most haunted by number of occurrences. The hotel even has a log by the front desk for guests to write about any paranormal activity they experience while staying there, and even the staff themselves have experienced all kinds of strange paranormal activity. 
One great thing about this haunted location is that it’s a beautiful place to visit! Great outdoor concerts in an amphitheater, freshly brewed beer and whiskey, cigar lounges, an epic hotel and swimming pool, and much much more. Sounds like a great place to hunt a ghost. For more information or to book a vacation – and why not ask for room #215? – just go to the official website at: 

Excerpts for McMenamins Ghost Logs

"Sensed a middle aged/elderly woman standing over the bed. Fought out of sleep. No one there." 
"I was doing housekeeping about a month ago and I was standing at the foot of the bed when suddenly I felt ‘something' firmly grab my ankle and not let go until I jumped away. I looked under the bed and there was nothing. Freaked me out a little." - As noted by hotel housekeeping staff 
"I felt a quick breeze and the strongest sweet scent came over me. It smelled like flowers, kind of perfume-like. . . . I lay in bed for an hour and saw shadows dancing on the walls, the ceiling and the window. Spirits were flying around the room - it was a great encounter." 
"A a woman informed us at check-out that she awoke to someone standing over her. That afternoon housekeeping reentered the room after cleaning it to find pillows tossed about. Then we had [another guest feel a] tap-tap on her chest in the middle of the night." 
"I was taking a shower then all of a sudden I felt a hand grab my butt. I screamed and grabbed my towel to dry off and get my clothes on. Right as I spotted my shirt, it flew up in the air!" -- (We, uh, apologize for that one... we'll have the manager speak to the ghost in question.)

Karen Schaaf ACP, GRI
RE/MAX equity group
Lackman Commercial Group

Licensed in Oregon

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