The upscale Bed and Breakfast that seems to be a popular San Francisco spot for weddings has passed through many hands oven the years.
But did the previous occupants really leave the pink-colored crown jewel of Victorian architecture?
Is the Queen Anne Hotel haunted?
The Queen Anne Hotel History
The elegant building was constructed by Senator James G. Fair in 1889. Fair had made a lot of money through his silver mines in the Comstock Lode, located in Nevada.
He decided to put some of this money into a elegant boarding/finishing school in his hometown of San Francisco.
The school became known as the Mary Lake School For Girls and it first opened it’s doors to the public in 1890.
The main reasoning behind this boarding school was not only a monetary one – he also built it so his daughters Virginia and Tessie would have a good education when they arrived at San Francisco.
Over the years Fair had managed to create a strained relationship with his daughters due to his success and the work he carried out – he wanted to change this and become much closer to them.
Senator James G. Fair was known as a bit of a ladies man, and his favorite conquest was a lady named Mary Lake.
He employed her as Head Mistress of the school and she took responsibility for the women from upper-class society that attended the school.
She absolutely loved the job and loved her close relationship with the young ladies there – she was absolutely broken when the school closed down in 1896.
Feeling she had nothing left for her in the area, Mary disappeared from the city one night and was never seen or heard of again.
Due to financial difficulties, the building was sold on a few years before the destructive earthquake of 1906. Somehow it managed to avoid any sort of damage from this tragedy.
It went through numerous owners over the next several decades before it was finally converted into The Queen Anne B & B Hotel in 1980.
But this much-needed renovation work seems to have disturbed a past occupant…
The Haunted Queen Anne Hotel
When old buildings are renovated, the spirits get upset – often the spirits who reside there make their presence known to the living.
However, the main spirit who occupies this hotel seems to be overjoyed that the building has so many occupants again.
Many psychics who have visited the hotel claim to have come face to face with Mary Lake. They reassure the owners that the spirit is not in any way hostile, but relieved to have a post there once again!
Mary Lake dedicates herself to making sure that her guests are comfortable and frequently unpacks suitcases and even hangs up the clothing contained inside.
Objects that guests drop are consistently returned to their starting place before anyone has a chance to bend down and pick them up.
Many witnesses have woken in the dead of night to feel their bed-covers tightening around their neck. They claim this is not a hostile move, it feels more like they are being gently tucked in against the cold.
Most of the visual manifestations of Mary have taken place in room 410 on the fourth floor of the building.
This room apparently used to be her Head Mistress Office but now it is converted into a very high-end suite within the hotel.
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