Seeing Ghosts: Milwaukee Hotel Freaked Out These 3 MLB Players

Facing the Brewers isn’t the only scary part about traveling to Milwaukee for these MLB players.

FOR YEARS, TRAVELING Major League Baseball teams have stayed at the P­fister Hotel. And at least a few of them have reportedly seen otherworldly guests on the premises. Here are just a few of the many spectral sightings that have occurred over the years.




Carlos Martinez

2018: Carlos Martinez, a pitcher for the St Louis Cardinals, tells his Instagram followers that he’s hiding out in a teammate’s room because he saw a ghost in his own. The caption for the post is more cute than creepy, though.

“I’m sorry, I can’t sleep alone tonight – #ghost in my room.”




Justin Upton

2013: ESPN reaches out to seven players who say they’ve seen ghosts at the Pfister. Justin Upton, then (ironically) with the Atlanta Braves, seems especially shook.

“From the minute I walk in there, I’m freaked out. The whole place, the creepy lights on the side, everything. I have to sleep with the blinds open and the lights on. Next time, I’m finding another hotel and paying for it on my own. I can’t sleep there.”




Carlos Gomez

2009: The Associated Press checks in on Carlos Gomez a year after the then-Minnesota Twin (and later Milwaukee Brewer) admitted to running into the Pfister lobby, half-dressed, when his iPod started playing songs on its own.

“Everything’s scary,” Gomez said. “Everything in the hotel, the paintings and pictures, it’s a lot of old, crazy stuff. No good, man.”

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.