How do I sum up my experience at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel?
I will say that my personal experience has changed my opinion on ghosts in general. Always the skeptic, I ribbed my wife for the stories she told me about her childhood experiences regarding ghosts and it wasn’t until after having two notable experiences where I actually saw a ghost that I began to seriously consider these stories as truth.
My first experience happened one night as I was walking into my bedroom. I saw a young girl following me and thought it was my daughter (assuming she wanted to crawl in bed with mom) so without saying anything I kept walking into the room. I entered my bedroom, knowing I was still being followed, and was shocked that my wife shut the door slamming it in what I thought was our daughter’s face. After opening the door and looking around, we discovered both of our daughters were in bed asleep. I then realized it was not our daughter and was in shock at what I saw. My wife knew it was a ghost but I just shrugged it off as my mind was playing tricks on me.
As my life progressed, the paranormal experiences increased, also. I was still seeing the same little girl in our hallway periodically but along with that I was seeing shadow people. I knew it couldn’t be my eyes playing tricks on me or fatigue because there were too many to write off.
It wasn’t long until I discovered a previous high school beauty named Faith on a social network. As we briefed one another on what we had been doing since high school, one thing led to another and I was hired to build a website for her.
As I built her website we had many opportunities to discuss the paranormal and she sparked my interest in ghost hunting. The Belleview Biltmore was a slam dunk for my first investigation because it was the place I had captured my first orb. I was at this hotel shooting a television commercial for the Toronto Blue Jays with my DJ business clearwaterdj and although at the time I dismissed it as dust, I now know it was much more than that.
While ghost hunting at the Belleview Biltmore I had readings on my EMF detectors that soared to 17-23. I could explain certain areas due to wiring. But there were areas with NO electric power that were giving off very high readings and I would return to the same spot and find it at zero. I used a KII meter like TAPS and a MEL-8704.
I also used an Olympus DS-30 voice recorder and found EVP’s of a hostile disembodied voice telling me to basically “F myself” and another one identifying himself as “Walter”. Oddly enough, when I booked a room for our ghost hunt, they gave me the EXACT room where “Walter” identified himself.
At the Belleview Biltmore I saw a full blown apparition of a woman dressed as you would in the 30’s and as I chased her down the hall she vanished to the right. When I got to the end of the hall I noticed there was no hallway where she went – only a wall. So much for that being a real person trying to crank me! As my wife, Mary, was trying to figure out why I was running down the hall she saw the bottom half of the woman go into a wall. As I climbed the steps of the fourth floor stairs to the fifth floor, I felt like I was walking in water. I was very light-headed, sluggish, and felt a chill as I heard a woman say; “don’t go up there, they are mad at me”. It was only in one ear, mid flight on the steps and everything seemed to be moving very slowly-like in a car accident. Then I heard two men arguing just past the fifth floor door so I turned and asked my wife, “did you hear that?” she said “no” but I thought she was pulling my leg because they were arguing very loudly. I then thought of the security guards and convinced my wife we should scurry along so we didn’t get caught.
After I got my bearings, I realized a woman, which was obviously a ghost, just whispered in my ear! I told my wife what happened and she was dumbfounded that she heard nothing.
My cameras captured many controversial orbs but also an apparition-one that has been very hard to debunk. I thought it was a light smear, yet as I analyzed photos similar in no way could it be reproduced. Was it the Holy Grail of ghost hunting? You decide.
In conclusion, I will say: “Based on the evidence collected and numerous personal experiences, the Historic Belleview Biltmore Hotel is indeed haunted”.
I wanted to drop a line letting you know I too had some real experiences at the Bellview Biltmore. I was there in May with my daughter and her friend. We had a GREAT TIME. I had heard about it being haunted and stayed there for that reason. We asked to stay in the most haunted room. (We wanted to experience it all) And we were not disappointed. We could not have been there 15 minutes when we heard walking on the ceiling. When we asked the front desk who was up there they stated that floor has been closed because it is unsafe. That night we did not go to sleep. The 2nd night was the best. We went on our own ghost tour and met up with some people who were doing the same. They showed us some pictures they had just taken and there was a black mass with the shape of a little girl. We sat in the hallways very quite and asked for the spirits to make themselves present and we could here voices VERY CLOSE. That night we had a hard time sleeping, it was as though someone (I felt a little girl) watching us. I REFUSED to open my eyes. My daughter had the same feeling but did not share her experence with me until about 3 days later. I loved that place and recomend it (but don’t think you will get any sleep because its not ment for that)
Hey I got a pick of what appears to be figures in the window on the fourth floor. if your interested let me know its from December 2005