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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“Run Home” appears in the October 2019 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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