April 23, 2008
GH: Old Washoe Club
This is another location featured in the "Ghost Adventures" two-hour special. It's got some interesting history behind it. There was a "Millionaire's club" on the upper two floors which featured suites, a pool room, poker room and a spiral staircase near the back to facilitate keeping the prostitution on the down-low.
Some of the deaths reported to have occurred in the building include a prostitute who was supposedly murdered on the 3rd floor and a man who committed suicide by pills on the 2nd. There are many reports of a "Blue Lady" and various other sightings, including a delivery man seeing a young child looking down from the top of the spiral staircase.
The Ghost Hunters set up their gear and first stop for Jay & Grant is the 3rd floor, where the prostitute is said to have met a violent end. Grant may be starting a trend, this is the second time I've seen him say some bizarre things to any spirits that might be in the room. Here he says that he and Jay are going to "find the guy who did it and bring him to justice." He also calls on the spirit to "Check us, we don't have any sharp objects."
They also pull out the K2 meters, which many had thought TAPS had retired but are now being used in a new way: setting them down somewhere in a room and observing from a distance. In this case they set two of them up, one on the floor and one on the window sill. A different points they do get responses from both. Jay said later that sometimes it seemed as if they were going off in response to a question but at other times it seemed random and acknowleged that normal electromagnetic interference was a possibility.
Right around that time they also both heard humming though, which was interesting. For a moment I thought I heard it too but then I realized it was just Jay trying to imitate what he had just heard for Grant to see if it was the same thing Grant had heard. They heard it a couple of times but none of it made it into a recording.
On the 2nd floor Steve spins a colorful, imaginative yarn to Dave Tango about what used to go on there. I was teetering on a knife edge trying to figure out if Steve was just joking around or if he seriously believed he knew what he was talking about. They hear a sudden noise and go to investigate, only to discover a PVC pipe with air rushing out. After noticing the smell Dave realizes it must be the exaust fan from the downstairs bathroom. I don't think I've laughed so hard during any previous Ghost Hunters episode.
During the evidence review there is only one possible EVP, and it's so faint they don't even feel comfortable running with it. Their research turned up some facts that were a bit more interesting: There is a record of the suicide, but no record of the prostitute who was murdered. Also, the Old Washoe Club apparently was originally in another building which burned down. On the other hand, the records from the time when the murder supposedly occurred have been lost, so it hasn't been disproven.
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