Heartbreak Hotel

Famed Phoenix haunt capitalizes on its phantoms

May 8, 1928. 2:45 in the morning.

The wretched figure of Leone Jensen has flung herself off the seventh-floor rooftop of the Hotel San Carlos, finishing like a broken doll on the dirty asphalt of Monroe Street.

Girl, he was not worth it!

Eventually, Miss Jensen's ghost – like many other lost souls -- found permanent work stomping through the halls at the San Carlos. The myriad reports of "crazy woman in my room" when Anne Heche clearly was not in town caught the attention of The Travel Channel, paranormal experts, and the travel czars at msn.com, the latter who named the San Carlos one of the “Top Ten Haunted Hotels.” The canny San Carlos folks have capitalized on what some might view as pestilential with their popular Ghosts of Phoenix Tour, which features pit stops at various “paranormal hot spots” within the hostelry, including areas not normally opened to guests and/or visitors.

Fridays, Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 2. Continues through Nov. 14, 2009
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