Friday, April 5, 2013
Good Golly Miss Molly
Built in 1910 as the Palace Rooms, a respite for cowboys after a long saddled sojourn, it soon became a notorious brothel operating under the name Gayette Hotel and owned by a woman named Josie King. Surviving through prohibition as a speakeasy, the hotel garnered many colorful legends throughout the years.
It is said now that Josie King herself still haunts the place. King's private room is haunted, of course. Mysterious apports (sometimes a penny "tip" for the lusty landlord) will appear.
Investigators who combed the small inn's rooms met up on several occasion with the mysterious way in which doors seem to get stuck a lot. Humidity? Perhaps, but this is north-central Texas and it can get awfully dry here.
Various apparitions appear here and there. A reporter once saw someone dressed in 1920s attire at the foot of his bed. The ghost of a young girl, the daughter of one of the brothel's workers, has been seen at various times. Outside, a spirit named "Jake" has been spotted along the street, walking between the stockyards and Miss Molly's.
Interesting EVPs have been culled by disparate investigators, including one with a cackling voice that declares, "I've got you!"