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MLB Players and the Pfister Hotel Ghosts

With the new season in Major League Baseball underway, teams visiting the Milwaukee Brewers may have more to worry about than just winning their games.

The Pfister Hotel, which is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened its doors in 1893 and is said to be exceptionally haunted with several professional baseball players having had their own paranormal experiences while staying there. Let’s take a look at some of the strange events experienced by some of the players.

When Carlos Martinez stayed at the hotel, he witnessed an apparition in his room and it startled him so much that the next day he had a tough time pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals which he blamed on the ghost. Other Cardinals members, Carlos Martínez and Marcell Ozuna, both witnessed an entity in each of their rooms when they stayed there in 2018.

When Adrián Beltré was with the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 2001, he also had experiences at the hotel when he heard knocking on his door in addition to the air conditioner and television repeatedly turning on and off. He then heard loud pounding sounds coming from the opposite side of the bed’s headboard as if someone was hitting it.

Pfister Hotel

Bryce Harper had a pretty creepy experience when he stayed there while playing for the Washington Nationals. Prior to going to bed, he put his clothes on a table but the next morning they were all on the floor and the table was on the other side of the room. Nobody else was in the room with him. He was so freaked out that he asked to be moved to another room on a different floor.

When the Cincinnati Reds were in town, Brandon Phillips was in his room when the radio suddenly turned on without any explanation. He immediately turned it off and got in the shower, but when he stepped out of the bathroom, he realized the radio had turned back on. Another player, former San Francisco Giants member, Pablo Sandoval, had an experience with a music-loving ghost as well when his iPod inexplicably turned on while he was in the shower.

When the Los Angeles Angels stayed at the hotel, C.J. Wilson had several experiences such as lights flickering, the television turning off and on, and scratching sounds coming from the wall. And Wilson wasn’t the only Angels player who experienced strange things there. When Ji-Man Choi played with them, he saw an unexplained mist hovering over him while he was trying to go to sleep.

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These are just some of the many claims of paranormal activity reported by professional baseball players who have stayed at the Pfister Hotel. And some of them were so terrified that they have refused to stay there again and if they do end up at the Pfister, they share their room with another player so they’re not alone.

With so many players experiencing strange things, perhaps the ghosts of the Pfister Hotel are super fans of the Milwaukee Brewers and are attempting to torture the visiting teams in order to help their home team win. Actually, that would make a lot of sense because in the early days of the hotel’s operation, it was normal for locals to harass the visiting teams by knocking on their doors and windows in order to prevent them for having a peaceful sleep. It is believed that the original owner, Charles Pfister, is continuing the taunts in the afterlife. In fact, several guests have reported seeing a male apparition who they believe is Mr. Pfister.

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Jocelyne LeBlanc works full time as a writer and is also an author with two books currently published. She has written articles for several online websites, and had an article published in a Canadian magazine on the most haunted locations in Atlantic Canada. She has a fascination with the paranormal and ghost stories, especially those that included haunted houses. In her spare time, she loves reading, watching movies, making crafts, and watching hockey.