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Forum Cancellation Leads to Call For Resignation For Mayor Austin

first_imgForum Cancellation Leads to Call For Resignation For Mayor AustinJUNE 1ST, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, HENDERSON COUNTY, INDIANA, KENTUCKYAs talks over a possible Deaconess Health and Methodist Hospital affiliation continue drama is surrounding the process. Thursday night, Henderson City Commissioner Robert Pruitt called for Mayor Steve Austin to step down from the Methodist Board of Directors. That came after an informal public forum was canceled. Mayor Austin sits on the board independently from being mayor. He says the 24 member board voted to cancel the forum due to tight nondisclosure agreements.“Disturbing but not surprising both of those people that are bringing up issues about it are running for public office in the next election so I’m sure they are trying to get a little traction with that,” says Austin.Mayor Austin says the forum may be rescheduled once their nondisclosure agreements run out at the end of the month.For now, officials are asking anyone with questions to email them at [email protected] TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Halloween Getaway 10 Creepiest Hotels in America

first_img Halloween is the perfect time of year for all things spooky. There are horror flicks to binge-watch, Edgar Allan Poe stories to read, and of course great debates on whether ghosts are real or products of our imagination. With paranormal interest on the rise, people want to know if things exist beyond our physical world. According to the 2017 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, 52.3 percent of respondents believe that places can be haunted by spirits. Plus, with the popularity of shows like Ghost Adventures and Haunted Towns, paranormal technology equipment has helped us better understand electromagnetic fields, radio frequency, and other factors that might contribute to specter sightings. Curious about spirits? You don’t have to go to the extremes to catch up on eerie folklore. For the ultimate Halloween experience, pack up your suitcase and spend the night at one of America’s creepiest hotels. These structures are said to be hotbeds for paranormal activity, considering some past guests haven’t really “checked out” yet. From bedside visits to phantom gatherings, these historic hotels don’t come short on ghostly happenings.Gettysburg Hotel Stay on target The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Even though the Confederate and Union armies are long gone, their ghosts are still said to haunt many local landmarks, including the Gettysburg Hotel. The building, which was used as a spot to tend to wounded soldiers, is said to be haunted by Union soldier James Culbertson. Rachel, another specter, is said to make her rounds on the property as well. While we don’t know her story, it’s possible she was a Civil War nurse involved in caretaking soldiers there. Book Here Copper Queen Hotel Salem already has a creepy reputation, and the Hawthorne Hotel adds to the town’s mysterious folklore. It is said that this building is very haunted, with reports of the most activity occurring in room 325 and room 612. Visitors have heard babies crying at night, things have moved without an explanation, and there have been reports of spirits walking up and down the halls.Book HereMore on Halloween:20 Creepy Vintage Halloween PhotosThe Terror Lurking Around Halloween Horror Nights 28Zombie Makeup Tutorial: How to Look ‘Undead’ This Halloween Remember the beautiful setting of The Shining? Well, you can stay at The Stanley Hotel, the place that inspired author Stephen King to craft the legendary horror story. The hotel isn’t clandestine about their ghostly guests either. You can go on a Night Spirit Tour to learn more about its paranormal activity, including spirits of a former maid and the hotel’s founder, Flora Stanley.Book HereHawthorne Hotel Chicago isn’t only known for its deep-dish pizza, sports culture, and windy weather. The city is also home to some of the most haunted buildings in the U.S. If you’re “dying” to visit, book your vacation stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel. This historic landmark is home to ghostly bridesmaids, floating hands in walls, and a room on the 12th floor that’s padlocked because of its reported paranormal activity.Book HereDriskill Hotel Charleston is home to the Francis Marion Hotel, a gorgeous southern building with all the hospitality perks. The pretty landmark though is allegedly the site of many ghosts, including a Yankee gentleman Ned Cohen. According to local legend, Cohen fell in love with a southern woman, but their relationship didn’t work out due to conflicting views. Distraught, Cohen ended his life at the hotel and he’s reportedly still seen there today. Windows have rattled for no reason and people have felt someone caressing their cheeks at night.Book HereThe Stanley Hotel Most hotels don’t hype up paranormal activity, but the Crescent Hotel and Spa embraces its status as one of the creepiest and most haunted landmarks in the U.S.  It previously served as a lavish retreat for wealthy southerners, a women’s college, and a hospital for cancer patients. With all the change over the years, it’s no question that ghostly sightings might frequently happen. Take a Crescent Ghost Tour at night to learn more about the property’s history, haunts, and unique past.Book HereCongress Plaza Hotel Glamour still lives on at The Hollywood Roosevelt, which used to be a popular hub for movie stars from the ’30s to the ’60s. The hotel’s famous guest roster includes Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift. Even though these starlets passed away years ago, some still spend time in their favorite rooms. People have reported an apparition of Clift outside room 928, while Monroe’s reflection is said to appear in one of the hotel mirrors.Book HereHotel Pennsylvania Built in 1919, Hotel Pennsylvania has hosted Big Apple visitors for nearly 100 years. The hotel’s proximity to Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and other urban landmarks make it a popular place to spend the night, but it’s also allegedly haunted. Witness accounts described shadow apparitions over their beds and unexplainable noises coming from the hallways. It’s also the place where Frank Olson, a U.S. Army bacteriologist, mysteriously died in the early 1950s.Book HereCrescent Hotel and Spa Ghost towns, saloons, and mining might be memories of the old Wild West, but the Copper Queen Hotel gives you a glimpse of what life was like at the time. Along with the vintage decor, this lodging spot is visited by long-gone guests. Julia Lowell, a former lady of the light, is one of the most famous ghosts there. Sadly Lowell died of a broken heart on site, but her presence is felt by visitors throughout the hotel. If you want to learn more about Julia and her time at the hotel, you can stay in a special room named after her.Book HereThe Hollywood Roosevelt What if your spooky rooms inspired a rock song? Well, that’s what happened for The Driskill. Concrete Blonde, a band from the ’80s and ’90s, named one of their songs after ghostly encounters at the building. Dubbed “Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man,” it tells the story of a hotel guest that’s unfazed by a cowboy apparition haunting his space. We’ll keep the lights on now.Book HereFrancis Marion Hotel Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Becomes Universal Halloween Horror MazeLife-Sized Jabba the Hutt For Sale on Craigslist for $100 last_img read more