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