Ghosts of the San Remo Hotel



The “Californian Hotel”, presently called the San Remo hotel in San Francisco was built months after the 1906 earthquake by Bank of America founder A.P. Giannini built . The hotel was originally constructed to service the large immigrant workforce used to rebuild the city, also it served as a primary place of stay for merchant seaman, waterfront workers, poets, journalists and pensioners.

Many people believe that various rooms throughout the hotel are haunted. As history has it room #13, once housed an ex-prostitute who died of age and who whose body wasn’t uncovered until months after her death. Room #22 is also believed to be haunted by a male spirit who once committed suicide by slitting his wrists in hallway bathtub. Most witnesses report seeing various shadow figures, and apparitions of male and female spirits roaming the halls and rooms.


For our the night of our investigation we decided to book several of the rooms which the staff claimed were haunted. Being that we couldn’t book the whole hotel, and also due to the fact it is on a busy street in the heart of San Francisco we knew we that our EVP sessions would be limited, so we decided to instead focus on still Infrared, and high speed photography sessions. However first we surveyed the area by preforming a brief EMF sweep, and as with most older structures there were high readings throughout the building.

The most active room proved for the night proved to be #13, were as legend has is associated with the death of an elderly lady who was found in her bed several months after her passing. It was in this room that we picked up several EM spikes, as well as some interesting pieces of photographic evidence.

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