|ROSE BED INN
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2007
While participating in the instruction of a two day Ghost Hunting 101 Class with the Adult Education
Department of Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), PTF Greg Myers & Sandra Oates had the
privilege of having their stay accommodated by the warm and friendly owners (Eldon & James) of
the Rose Bed Inn at 611 S. Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau, MO.
The only problem we encountered at this very warm and hospital establishment was the fact that
participating in the Ghost Hunting Class and associated night time interactive investigative tours
took us away from this cozy warm serene place and from the company of its most friendly and
We look forward to being able to return to this wonderful place for just a cozy weekend get-away to
cherish and embellish all it offers. We also highly recommend that if you get the chance for a
weekend adventure then you would want to add this great place to your list for both its charm and
From the Rose Bed Inn website at: www.rosebedinn.com
The Rose Bed Inn was built between 1908 and 1910 as a private residence for the family of William
and Ella Schrader. William was a German immigrant who neither spoke nor wrote any English. Ella
was English speaking and was therefore the one who conducted most of the family's business. In
fact, the property was in her name only for a period, quite unusual for the era.
William was a prominent brick contractor, despite the language barrier. This home was built as not
only the family residence, but also as a show place for his talent as a builder. The brick is a rare
composite, referred to as "Iron Spot". Even though the home featured indoor plumbing at the time
of construction, William disdained modernization; therefore the children carried water from the
cistern and filled the bathroom fixtures using buckets.
Another unusual feature of this home, given its Midwest location, is the flat-topped center of the
roof, referred to as the "Widow's Walk". From the rooftop one can see the Mississippi River.
The house was sold numerous times, falling into disrepair. The current owners purchased the
residence in 1995 for the purpose of converting the stately home into its current usage... an
upscale Bed & Breakfast with reservation dining, banquet facilities, gift shop, day spa, exercise
room and wedding chapel.
Per the humble owners/operators the root of the main haunting goes back several decades to a
complex love triangle which resulted in a suicide within the main headquarters building of this cozy
establishment. The main resident ghost from this love triangle is called "Alex".
"Alex" has made his presence know to the owners and others through various means including
moving objects, opening & closing doors, unexpectedly touching some or allowing them to hear his
disembodied voice and making areas within the building much colder than the ambient
temperature. If you ever decide to spend a day or two at this humble place then the owners Eldon
or James would be more than happy to share their as well as the encounters of others. There is no
doubt that if you stay a night yourself that you will also have your own unique unexplainable
experiences to share as well!
We were not able to conduct a full "proper" investigation with our time table including teaching the
SEMO Ghost Hunting Class with interactive investigative visits to other haunted sites as well with
conducing an investigation at Club Moxy. However, we were able to utilize some equipment when
there resting and relaxing.
Our stay was in the Gypsie Rose building and the following experiences are from inside or just
outside that building. I had the pleasure of staying in the Carnival Rose Room on the first floor
while Sandy had the pleasures of the Sun Rose Room on the top once attic floor. We were the only
guest to stay in this entire building the two nights there.
During our two night stay we experienced the following:
1. The traveling smell of a musky male cologne inside the Carnival Rose Room which also was
accompanied with a temperature drop of 8 to 10 Degrees Fahrenheit and mild EMF readings up to 3
2. While in the hallway we fell witness to the serene sounds of a young female child singing from
inside the Desert Rose Room which we did not have access to those nights.
3. Moving cold spots were also encountered in other areas of the building as well.
4. While outside the building enjoying the nighttime fresh air we witnessed the lights in the Desert
Rose Room turning off and on by themselves and also at one time witnessed the curtain being
drawn back and seeing an unexplainable shadow peering out of the window.
5. Loud bangs like doors slamming were heard while outside.
6. Another strange sound like that of an ice machine dumping ice was heard, upon further
investigation there was no ice machine in this building.
7. While outside a full apparition of a white male was observed for a split second near the back gate
and next to what is the wedding chapel as it faded to nothing before the witnesses eyes.
8. Unexplainable moving shadows were also observed in the rear courtyard of this establishment as
9. Unexplainable footsteps on the interior stairway were also heard at different times as well as
closing door noises while inside the building.
NOTE - SCROLL DOWN AND TURN OFF MUSIC BEFORE LISTENING TO EVP'S
One Class B EVP was captured during the first night in the Sun Rose Room in which Sandra stayed.
Here is the raw clip with the unexplainable voice:
Here is just the EVP amplified and slightly cleaned:
Here is just the EVP slowed to 80% original speed:
This is a male voice well below the 100 Hz range. We do not know what it is saying for sure, if you
have any ideas then let us know what you think.
It is the opinion of Paranormal Task Force that with the capture of just the one remarkable EVP or
disembodied voice alone is not enough unexplainable evidence to substantiate an actual haunting
or existence of paranormal activity. However, coupled with the inordinate amount of actual
unexplainable experiences we had alone and then taking into consideration the credible past
experiences of the owners and others allows us to state that it is our belief that this establishment
does have paranormal activity and an actual haunting taking place.
However, follow up investigation(s) with a full regimen of equipment and possibly sensitive
investigators would have to be conducted to further determine the type and level of haunting
occurring at this establishment through the collection of further evidence and experiences.
Shared evidence and experiences of others who have and/or will stay overnight at this wonderful
place in the future would also help us determine such.
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|PARANORMAL TASK FORCE
REPORT OF The ROSE BED INN 10/12 & 10/13/2007
- CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI -
Report Completed 03/24/2008
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