Barbee Hotel

3620 North Barbee Road, Warsaw, Indiana

The Barbee Hotel in Northern Indiana was a popular spot for Chicago gangsters to get away from the city in the 1920's. One of the guests was none other than Al Capone himself.

It is believed that many of these gangsters returned to the hotel in death. Staff members have reported seeing an old man sitting in a booth after closing. When staff members talk to him there is no response. Thinking they are dealing with an unruly customer they leave to get assistance. However, upon returning the bar is empty and no one has seen anyone leave.

One legend states that the hotel was a popular place that gangsters took their girlfriends to. One gangster however took the girlfriend of another gangster. She was then murdered in the hotel by the jealous thug. People have reported that they hear her wailing at night and they feel cold spots generating from the area.

Other phenomena includes the appearance of faces in photographs taken at the hotel, and more commonly orbs.

Around the hotel itself is a popular place to see orbs and apparitions.

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Tina Lano PR/Marketing Director
Apr 17, 2009 6:23am [ 1 ]

Can a paranormal group book a meeting and hunt there at the Barbee Hotel, and what do they charge?
We would love to check this place out...spend the night.

Tina Lano PR/marketing Director Indiana Ghost Trackers Ft. Wayne Chapter

brittani barbee
Jun 29, 2009 4:36pm [ 2 ]

hey i think i might be related to you nguys no joke my name is britani barbe from wheatfield indianna and contact me in anyway possible my mom is megan barbee and my dad is ross barbee!!! i think we might be related....

Jessica Fross
Jul 22, 2009 12:41pm [ 3 ]

Hello! My name is Jessica i am turning 14 on auguat 1st 2009, i decided to rent al capones room, # 301, for the night, with my mom and my 3 bestfriends, we are going to investigate. I have read many things about this hotel, and the paranormal scares me but it also fun to learn about for me, i have a feeling my friends will be a little shakey about it at 1st, but they will get more into it. i am so excited! :)

Sep 9, 2009 10:30pm [ 4 ]

I've known people who have worked at the Barbee hotel, and they agree with the stories.

It's an interesting little place, and I'm fairly certain that the Al Capone stories are true, as I've heard about them my entire life.

I would love to hear about someone professionally investigating this situation... but the chances of it seem slim.

Jun 3, 2010 7:18pm [ 5 ]

Haha! I work here!! It isn't haunted.... but if you want to find out for yourself, then feel free to come by.

Oct 22, 2010 5:58pm [ 6 ]

i want to see it for my self i actually think it can be true

Nov 24, 2010 9:55am [ 7 ]

We are doing a project over this hotel for geography class. We were wondering if the room 301 is available to stay in??? If you would email me back or just comment, that would be great!

                                                                           Thanks :)
Mar 31, 2011 7:56pm [ 8 ]

My boyfriend and his niece and nephew are coming to stay this Saturday, 4-02-2011, I can't wait! May be a peaceful night, may not!

Apr 1, 2011 5:50pm [ 9 ]

Greetings! I am the Investigation Coordinator for the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Indiana Ghost Trackers. Please let me know whom I would contact about investigating the hotel.

Aug 13, 2011 12:31am [ 10 ]

I work at the barbee hotel, its a very unique place to visit. I personally have never seen any ghosts; however I watched one of the doors leading to the upstairs kitchen fron the stairway swing open by itself, and I have heard some really creepy storys from some of my co workers. Such as apperances and stuff falling in closits door handles shaking and unexplained shadows.

Sep 15, 2011 12:58pm [ 11 ]

I also work at the Barbee Hotel. lol...what up guys. If anyone would like to stay at the hotel, it is definately a very neat and historical place to visit! I work where even more hotel rooms were, we all do. As far as The Haunt, I am sure everyone's expieriences are different, depending on how you precieve your surroundings. It gives the address right on here. Just look up The Barbee Hotel on Facebook. There is also a video on you tube: Orb @The Barbee Hotel:)

You oughta know
Sep 29, 2011 12:58am [ 12 ]

I want to state for the record that every last one of you are crazy. I too work at Barbee, and for the most part I work alone. Nothing ever happens there .. and the orbs .. yea has anyone thought of our friendly gnats??? Come on people! On the other hand, I believe this is nothing more then the saying is true, everyone loves a good ghost story. It would just be nice if yall would stop because the stories gve e the heebie geebies.

Kacy Finkenbiner
Oct 22, 2011 10:04pm [ 13 ]

I read all these comments and I think"those of you wanting to stay WILL see what you want here....but only when you are trying not to look"--------- I worked at barbee during high school from 2001-2004 and ended up quitting because i was bussing tables in the upstairs dining room at christmas and saw a man standing in the door in a top hat and coat. I told him his party went downstairs and looked up at a blur. This moment has stuck with me my entire life because it caused me to change my whole outlook. I got cold at the sight of it and my body shut down. That night i picked the exact spirit out of a book a ghost hunter had at the bar. ------a watchmen for capone. I hope for anyones sake that has ever been up in the halls between the dining room n hotel rooms they never experience this. Email me n i can give more detail.

Oct 31, 2011 12:36pm [ 14 ]

We know for a fact it's haunted. Another paranormal team stayed overnight and investigated the Barbee a couple years ago. A few members were alking around the first and second floors doing a little ghost hunting. Inside the room was the tech guy was sitting watching the monitors and watched a shadow man come down the hallway and walk right up to the door of the room. He contacted the other members on the walkie talkie telling them to get back to the room immediately and see this. As the team rounded the corner the video shows the shadow man collapse and streak quickly down the hallway. Two years later we want in. Some of those original team members are working with us. We have a Flir Camera now along with a Paranormal PX, Ghost Box, color/night shot Survellience System and can download the video immediately upon capture. We're willing to have some of the employees hunt with us and help watch monitors. We have a little trick up our sleeve to get results. Sure hope we can get in.

Kacy Finkenbiner
Nov 1, 2011 4:44am [ 15 ]

I would be willing to work with you. Email me and I'd be glad to help. I could help with showing you where Ive had my encounters. or find me on facebook

Kacy Finkenbiner
Nov 1, 2011 11:26am [ 16 ] that is ; )

Dan kunish
Nov 21, 2011 9:15pm [ 17 ]

Years ago before the hotel burn't down it was sold and the previous owner removed several items from the hotel to be sold at a later time .These items were stored in a back room at the x-Mas light outdoor place on highway 30 in Pierceton. The son owned this place ,I was making a delivery there one day in the 80's when I saw these things in the back room ,I commented on the full size 8 foot pool table with a quarter slot.The son told me it was in the Barbee Hotel and had been removed after the sale .I gave him my name and number and it was a year later that I received a phone call telling me I could purchase it if interested. I still own that pool table in it's original condition if interested I may want to sell it .

Apr 25, 2012 3:09pm [ 18 ]

Im am interested in visiting the Barbee hotel. I am a ghost fanatic I guess. Is it really worth it to stay there?

Brenda Mudrack
Jun 1, 2012 4:47pm [ 19 ]

I would like to go on a paranormal investigation of your hotel. Do you guys allow this? How much do you charge and what are the times and days that you would allow this?

Dec 29, 2012 10:50pm [ 20 ]

can the public tour the hotel? how much do they charge per night to stay in al capones room?

Naomi Weaver
Jan 13, 2015 5:32am [ 21 ]

Hello, my name is Naomi Weaver and my experience is listening to children say a little girl name Halle went to that hotspot of sightings. A little girl named Hope age 4 has talked with this little girl. It is to my understanding that children who has an imaginary friend may not be so imaginary to them. They infact are real to them. So really sit back and listen to your child who has an imaginary friend! Two little girls named Hope two different locations said the are gonna die young! 1 is 4 and other 6. I'm keeping an eye out. Halle is believe to be a lil girl who went missing into a fog in 1922 in Warsaw Indiana. The 4 year old Hope says Halle went to the Barbie Hotel,what is this tie. Al Capone 1920s and Halle? I don't know! I seen Halle though and though it was my Hope who was sleeping peacefully. There's either a connection with these two or coinsedence that spirits are gathering at this place!

Dana Wolsey
Feb 26, 2015 9:30am [ 22 ]

I will be spending the night at Barbee hotel tomorrow night(Feb.27th2015) We will see if this place is really haunted or not!! Wish me luck and I will let y'all know my findings on Saturday after noon.see ya soon Al Capone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Randy Betz
Jul 1, 2015 4:20am [ 23 ]

We stayed at Barbee Hotel on Sunday, June 28th 2015. I am a skeptic. We stayed in room 309. At around midnight, we heard a slow pounding on the wall. I thought, here we go. The bar on the second floor was still open unitl 1 am. Later in the night, around 2 am, we heard the pounding again. It was coming from our wall with the window. We were on the third floor, and there was no baycony on the outside, hmm. Then as I was lying on top of the covers, lights out, almost asleep, when something walked past the bed, brushing my left foot, them my right. My wife was asleep on my left, hmm. Then later in the night, my wife woke up and looked up at the ceiling and saw severall dozen red lights floating in the air, unable to wake me, but told me about it the next morning, so, haunted, maybe. It was real to us.

Jun 17, 2017 1:45pm [ 24 ]

Stayed here a couple days ago with a girl named Mel. Stayed in room 313. There were alot of loud moaning noises outside our door. It sounded like someone was having a really good time but we were the ones staying in the hotel. Very weird. We went to bed, very weird dreams. When I awoke the next morning, there was alot of pain in my butthole, like someone rammed something in there. Also rhe girl I was with was GONE!!! I shit you not, it's as almost as she disappeared. Was she a ghost? Anyways, I'm never staying here again, now I have to see a doctor for my sore butthole, fml.

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