Saturday, March 14, 2015

Celebrate St. Patricks Day in America's most haunted Irish pub

America's most-haunted pub was once a mortuary with embalming and crematorium rooms.

Between 1903 to 1923, the Butterworth & Sons mortuary was described as, “The city’s first place for comprehensive death-related services from corpse retrieval to coffin sales.” In other words, it was the Walmart of death.

Today it's Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub in Seattle, Washington.

As the mortuary, it was no stranger to handling tragic and sometimes violent deaths, many of the bodies they prepared were victims of mining accidents, drownings, diphtheria, horrible sanitation, and of course the everyday violence of early 1900s Seattle. So after 20 years of death, it’s no surprise that the building has developed quite the paranormal reputation.

As soon as the restaurant opened, owners, staff, and patrons began experiencing strange, unexplainable things that, over the years, have become a daily occurrence. It’s not uncommon for glasses to slide across the bar and smash onto the floor, or for guests to hear mysterious footsteps and see dark shadows from the corner of the room.

Some of the most famous ghosts that are said to haunt Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub include the spirit of the Tall Man, described as having very long thin hands, and who disappears right before your eyes.

Another famous spirit is a little girl, often spotted sitting quietly at the top of a staircase. No one know who or what she’s waiting for, and when you turn to ask she’s it's already too late because she's gone.

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