A look at the strange history of the haunted Grove Park Inn, and the famous people (and ghost) who’ve stayed there.

Built by a quinine medicine mogul based on plans drawn up by his son-in-law (who was not an architect), the Grove Park Inn is has hosted many famous guests. F. Scott Fitzgerald lived there for two years, 10 presidents have stayed there, as did Thomas Edison and John D. Rockefeller. And then there’s the Pink Lady, a mysterious female ghost who employees and guests have reported encountering.

Highlights include:
• F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “beer cure”
• The Pink Lady ghost
• A scenic mountaintop grave
• A terrifying advertisement for quinine
• Zelda Fitzgerald’s last years and tragic death
• The US Supreme Court’s nuclear war plans
• Staying at an isolated cabin in the woods
• A place called “Bat Cave”
• Workers living in circus tents

Note: there are several mentions of suicide/attempted suicide throughout the episode, as well as details about dying in a fire.

 

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Sources consulted RE: the Haunted Grove Park Inn

Websites RE: the Haunted Grove Park Inn

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