On day four of our road trip, Devin and I had the super fun opportunity to go on an overnight haunted adventure at the old high school and the old in Goldfield, NV. We were hosted by Jeri with Beautiful Goldfield, Nevada and the Northwest Curiosity Society, along with about 40 other guests. They had us break up into smaller groups of ten, where we were then lead through the rooms and hallways of the hotel and the high school, searching for visual and audio contact with spirits from the other side.
The Goldfield Hotel, built in 1908 boasts one of the first Otis elevators west of the Mississippi River, and was considered to be one of the most luxurious hotels in America in its time.
It is said that there are several ghosts who haunt the old hotel, and we were told about the spirit of a woman named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was a lady of the night who caught the attention of George Wingfield, one of the owners of the Goldfield Hotel. When she turned up pregnant, she claimed the child was Wingfield’s (who by the way was a married man). Wingfield paid her to stay away, concerned that if anyone found out about the scandal, it would hurt his reputation and his business affairs.
The story goes that when Elizabeth was no longer able to hide her pregnancy, Wingfield lured her into room 109 of the hotel, where he left her chained to a radiator until she had the baby. No one seems to be quite sure what happened to Elizabeth or her baby, but it is believed that Wingfield murdered her and threw the baby down an old mining shaft in the basement of the hotel. It is rumored that you can hear the sound of a crying child from the basement of the hotel.
The old high school was built in 1907, and the last graduating class walked in 1947. The high school officially closed its doors in 1953. You can still see writing on the chalkboard from one of the last classes held there.
Devin and I have never done anything quite like this before, and it was pretty awesome to see the equipment they use such as full spectrum cameras, ghost nets, lights, and ghost boxes, and how they use them. I took some photos and videos that you can check out in this album….if you dare (wahahahahahaa) 😉
The Goldfield Hotel
The Goldfield High School