Hangtown has plenty of spooky tales and tragedies. They do not exclude the beautiful Bee-Bennett home. It is rumored that a child once fell through the floor and into a coal bin, suffocating.
Another tale says a little girl fell down the stairs to her death. There is no proof this ever occurred.
Either way, her spirit is said to play about the property, bouncing on people’s laps and making her known.
A more recent event happened during restoration of the mansion. On the same day an apparition of a man was seen upstairs and later, an apparition of a woman with a blue hue was seen downstairs. Waitresses set up tables in the evening to prepare for the next day. In the morning they find the table settings undone and moved.
A chef went outside for a smoke one day. He saw a woman and a small child swinging on the balcony. When he returned inside he realized there was no swing there. He went back outside to look for the new swing. He found no swing, no woman, and no child.
While in the wine cellar, the general manager heard deep voices. The wine cellar is located where two openings to old tunnels into town were once a passage to brothels and the bank.
In the Empire Ballroom, a bride saw a person floating through with no feet.
At the bar area every two to three months the strong odor of tobacco is frequently present. Smoking is not permitted in this area or any other inside.
None of the activity seems frightening to the staff. But if you are not expecting a tap on the shoulder by a person not there, it can surprise you.