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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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
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....
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! :)
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.
Haha! I work here!! It isn't haunted.... but if you want to find out for yourself, then feel free to come by.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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:)
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.
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on facebook
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 .
Im am interested in visiting the Barbee hotel. I am a ghost fanatic I guess. Is it really worth it to stay there?
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?