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The Blennerhassett Hotel

The Blennerhassett Hotel paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/28/2019
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Blennerhassett Hotel is a historic hotel located at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. It opened in 1889 and is in the Queen Anne style.

320 Market St
Parkersburg , WV 26101
Phone: (304) 422-3131
Open to the public: Yes

http://www.theblennerhassett.com/

Lat: 39.264555
Lon: -81.562571

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 7
Evidence: 0
Resources: 10
Retrievals: 124
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History

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Blennerhassett Hotel is a historic hotel located at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. It opened in 1889 and is in the Queen Anne style. The hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. A full restoration took place in 1986. The Blennerhassett Hotel is also a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (The hotel website states that the property is "registered as a national historic landmark". This is undoubtedly a mistake for it being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Only about three percent of Register listings are NHLs.)

In the late 1800s, money from the oil and natural gas industries flooded into Parkersburg, West Virginia, and the town quickly became a vivacious city that welcomed businessmen and visitors from all over the country. Designed and built by William Chancellor, a prominent Parkersburg businessman, Blennerhassett opened in 1889 and quickly became a grand showplace for what would later be known as the Gaslight Era. The original hotel had approximately 50 guest rooms around a central staircase. Restrooms were common places on each of the four guest floors and the kitchen was located on the fifth floor. What is now the hotel's game room originally housed the First National Bank of Parkersburg and had the luxury of electricity.

The property was named after Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett, who settled on an island in the Ohio River in 1798 and built a Palladian mansion on their European-style estate (the island now called Blennerhassett Island). Their property was the envy of all locals, but they didn't rise to national fame until they allowed former Vice President Aaron Burr to use the island as the base of operations for his controversial military exhibition. Labeled as a conspiracy by some, the Blennerhassetts fled down the Ohio River to escape when militia invaded the island.

Added by: sdonley on 08/09/2019 DB#:524
Source(s):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blennerhassett_Hotel


Stories

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The legs of a young man is said to run around the hotel and also there are tales of a young woman playing the piano and the strong smell of cigar smoke in a certain room.

Added by: sdonley on 08/09/2019 DB#:1517
Source(s):
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/westvirginia....


A wide variety of ghosts and haunted activity is claimed about this hotel with the hard to pronounce name. Allegedly there is a man in grey who haunts the second floor and this floor is also where the elevator makes frequent, unplanned and unasked for stops. Is the Grey Man calling the elevator? Also reported are a crying woman ghost, allegedly the ghost of a woman killed by a runaway driver in the front entrance of the hotel and a young boy has been spotted as well.

Added by: sdonley on 08/09/2019 DB#:1519
Source(s):
https://www.hauntedplaces.org/item/blennerhassett-...


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3147 08/10/2019 sdonley The legs of a young man is said to run around the hotel.
3148 08/10/2019 sdonley The apparition of a young woman playing the piano has been heard.
3149 08/10/2019 sdonley The strong smell of a cigar has been reported in rooms.
3150 08/10/2019 sdonley The apparition of a man dress in grey has been seen on the second floor.
3151 08/10/2019 sdonley The elevator sometimes operates on its own and stops on the second floor.
3152 08/10/2019 sdonley A woman has been heard crying and sobbing.
3153 08/10/2019 sdonley The apparition of a young boy has been seen.

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Wikipedia Entry
Added: 08/09/2019 By: sdonley
Wikipedia entry for this location.
Trip Advisor
Added: 08/09/2019 By: sdonley
Now on TripAdvisor: The Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg. See 722 traveler reviews, 479 candid photos, and great deals for The Blennerhassett Hotel, ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Parkersburg and rated 4.5 of 5 at TripAdvisor.
Facebook Page
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Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg, WV - Booking.com
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This Parkersburg boutique hotel features an on-site restaurant and gift shop with souvenirs.
Historic Hotels of America
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Yelp Page
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49 reviews of The Blennerhassett "Absolutely gorgeous hotel. I Did not expect this level of sophistication for this area. The refinished furniture and decorative pieces are so pretty. Clean and classy with a vintage feel. Starbucks inside as well…
The Blennerhassett Hotel
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Creepy Ghost Stories | Blennerhassett Hotel Haunted
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Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State: Blennerhassett Hotel
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Blennerhassett Hotel – Occult World
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