Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ghost Hunters at the Briarhurst Manor

The Sci Fi Channel's popular "Ghost Hunters" reality show has been filming this week at Briarhurst Manor in Manitou Springs for a Halloween special.

Manager John Kerr said the crew has apparently been successful in the hunt.

"It makes me not want to come to work," he said.

The hunters also visited the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, a perennial favorite on the show.

The show plans to finish taping today. The special airs Oct. 31.
CORRECTION: Jason and Grant and the rest were not actually in Manitou, at least not yet. Turns out, the Briarhurst is a finalist in a contest Sci Fi will run during the Halloween live show, in which viewers can vote for which of three finalists gets a visit from the Ghost Hunting troops. So the filming going on there now is for a segment that will run during the Oct. 31 event.


At 7:43 PM, October 26, 2008, Blogger statebeauty said...

I worked at this establishment for 2 1/2 years when Chef Sigi Krauss was the owner. I experienced a few VERY UNUSUAL events, including a table cloth that "miraculously appeared" on a table after I went to get another table cloth!!!! Definitely haunted!!! Did you ask the previous owner about the unknown face in the the family photo on the lawn on the Briarhurst? If that isn't proof, I don't know what is!!!--Jill

At 8:02 AM, October 31, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked there also. Once during Christmas season, we were having a large party of radio DJs. During dinner when everyone was sitting at the round tables and eating, a large fake plant about 5 feet tall flew from the stand it stood on along the wall into the middle of the room. It flew about 25 feet (and did not land on a table.) Everyone screamed, "A ghost!" Then a large tray of dinners flew off the stand. Then after dinner, we were placing cups and saucers on small trays for coffee. The trays slid off the tables over towards the wall and slid down the wall, breaking all of the china! The next day I told the owner, Chef Sigi, he said that is normal! And yes, I saw the picture in the office; and yes, it does have a ghost in the window!! -Carol W.

At 11:57 AM, October 31, 2008, Blogger Tammila said...

I am one of the 3 finalist for The Great American Ghost Hunt. I entered the Briarhust because almost everytime I'm on the property I experiance something. Please send us your ghost stories or if you ever worked or lived at the big "B". (threeboos@hauntedbriarhust.com) Please catch the show tonight and vote for the Briarhurst. You will also see me, hopefully, finding the ghost of the Civil War Prison, The Fort Delaware. T

At 9:31 PM, August 13, 2009, Blogger death2milkman said...

I work at the Briarhurst Manor right now, and have been working there for a few months, as of this time i have not witnessed anything strange. I even cleaned the whole basement a couple of times not experiencing even the smallest of strange things, not that i was really looking, but I'm still not convinced.
And on a side note, those guys are messy, and they can't even throw their own garbage in a giant trash can, just in front of it.

At 11:38 AM, April 19, 2010, Blogger Me said...

I worked there from 1998-2001 and my Aunt worked there as well and YES I witnessed one strange thing for sure! Aside from chamapgne glasses flying off trays ( I just think servers had unsteady hands) I was cleaning in the room between the big banquest hall and the library. I put glasses on the big oval tray, walked over to another table when BOOM!!! I turned around, so did the guest in the room, and the tray had flung across the room and the glass was shattered! I put my hands up in the air and said, O MY GOD, I am not even close to that tray! I had witnesses this time and we all thought that was for sure, a spirit! I also saw the picture in the office, way creepy and way cool!!!! Nicole S.

At 7:13 PM, September 30, 2011, Blogger mermaiden said...

I worked at the briarhurst from 1989 to 1990 Under Steve (Matr-d) and Chef Sigi....yes deinitely haunted!!! Crazy stuff in the upstairs rooms, and main dining room, those were the most haunted rooms. The basement/wine cellar/employees lockeroom just creepy like someone was watching! Sure had a lot of fun there though! especially the Octoberfest!

At 12:10 PM, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I just dined there last week. While we were eating the lights in the dingin room we were at started flickering on and off. It lasted for at least 10 mintues, then stopped. It was so crazy. We were of coarse in the Penrose room ,which is said to be the most haunted part of the manor. I wasn't a believer but I am now.


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