Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast – Fort Worth 

Located in the middle of the Fort Worth Stockyards, Miss Molly’s is the oldest bed and breakfast in Fort Worth. Established as a boarding house in 1910 and originally called the Palace Rooms, it went through the Prohibition period being called the Oasis and later it served as a bordello in the 1940s when it was called the Gayatte Hotel. Miss Molly’s is just old enough to have caught a glimpse of the Wild West as well as all of America’s speak-easy and bordello days. Because of the building’s long history as a boarding house, it has been home to a vast number of residents. Apparently, some have decided to extend their stay. Perhaps the large amount of antiques and period pieces in the hotel remind them of the bawdy times that they shared there. The seven themed rooms in the hotel all share stories of paranormal activity, with the Cattlemen’s and Cowboy rooms having some of the more famous sightings of apparitions. Visitations have also occurred in the current owner’s private rooms: numbers eight and nine. The ghost is that of a young girl, who many believe was a former tenant of the hotel—though most of the sightings have involved the former working girls from the hotel’s days as a bordello. The phenomena at Miss Molly’s includes full-bodied apparitions, unexplained scents, items disappearing and reappearing, toilets flushing on their own, lights turning on and off, cold spots, unlocked doors refusing to open, and a variety of unidentified but entertaining sounds. According to the current owner, Dawn Street-Boyd, one housekeeper quit because she kept finding coins in rooms even though there had been no guests in that room. She would finish cleaning only to return and find the coins where she had just cleaned. Miss Molly’s has been visited by a number of paranormal investigation groups and is listed with Texas Christian University’s paranormal activity class, which makes regular visits to record the phenomena. Copies of unusual photos and tape recordings, as well as statements of the investigators and results, are kept prominently in the common living area. The hotel situated above Fort Worth’s Star Café takes visitors up a staircase to another era. Period furnishings, furniture, and a number of stories about unexplained happenings are provided with firsthand accounts by the owner. Miss Molly’s is considered one of the most haunted properties in Fort Worth and one of the most active paranormal sites in Texas.

Written by —Henry Bailey Independent Investigator Conjecture.com

TEL: 1 (817) 626-1522
WEBSITE: www.missmollyshotel.com

Taken from the: Encyclopedia of Haunted Places -Ghostly Locales from around the World – Compiled & Edited by Jeff Belanger – Copyright 2005 by Jeff Belanger

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