Firsthand Haunted Experience at the Tremont Hotel in Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas is considered one of the most haunted cities in the United States. And the Tremont House Hotel in Galveston, Texas is known to be one of many haunted establishments.  During our lovely stay at the hotel, we experienced what we think to be our own paranormal activity.

This third incarnation of the Tremont was built in the mid-1880s as the Leon & H. Blum Co. Building. Which was the leading Galveston dry goods importer for over 20 years. The building is a survivor of the 1900 Galveston Great Hurricane. A weather event that is estimated to have killed 6000 to 12000 people. And decimated the Island of Galveston and Strand area where the hotel sits.

Guest of the Tremont have experienced unexplained paranormal ghostly activity. And some of this activity is believed to be caused by storm victims of the 1900 storm. According to guests and staff, unexplained paranormal activity raises whenever there is a storm, thunder, lightning, and/or wind. It is reported that floors 3 and 4 have the most paranormal activity which includes knocking, ceiling fans switching on and off, shadow figures, moaning and crying after loud sounds of thunder, lights being turned on and off while guest are asleep, and televisions going on and off randomly in both occupied and unoccupied rooms.

The depression of the 1890s affected the Leon & H. Blum Co. and in 1896 the company dissolved. After that the building served as Mistrot & Bros., which was large department store until 1917. Then after sitting vacant for many years the building was taken over by the Galveston Tribune newspaper.

Today, the Tremont House is a marvelous boutique hotel that has combined the original Leon & Blum building with the old Belmont Hotel.  And now takes up an entire block and half a block across the street. We highly recommend staying at the Tremont. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again and again.

Lodging in Galveston (please help support this channel by using the affiliate link below for all travel arrangement.)

https://www.booking.com/searchresults.en.html?city=20128215&aid=1669252&no_rooms=1&group_adults=1

Make sure to watch our friends from Strange Town and their experiences at the Tremont

Strange Town: Tremont House – Galveston, TX – (SEASON 2) – REAL STORIES – REAL EVIDENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emiBA_OqqLw

Music Credit

  • YouTube Audio Library, Spirit of the Dead, by Aakash Gandhi, Retrieved February 18, 2019
  • YouTube Audio Library, Leoforos_Alexandras, by Dan Bodan, Retrieved February 18, 2019
  • YouTube Audio Library, Wildfires, by Doug Maxwell, Retrieved February 18, 2019

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·        Searching for bodies, Galveston 1900.ogv, Public Domain, Edison Manufacturing Co., 24 September 1900, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Searching_for_bodies,_Galveston_1900.ogv, retrieved February 19, 2019.  

Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given out could be detected for miles. The subject shows a gang of laborers clearing away the debris in the search for corpses. 50 feet. Originally sold for $7.50.

Searching Ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for Dead Bodies is a 1900 black and white silent film depicting the destruction caused by the Galveston hurricane on September 8, 1900.

Galveston 1900 – gathering dead Abstract/medium, Public Domain, https://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/ggbain/19700/19745v.jpg, retrieved February 19, 2019. 

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Aftermath of Galveston, Texas hurricane of 1900. House on Avenue N., Public Domain, Griffith & Griffith – Library of Congress, 15 October 1900, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Galveston_Hurricane_of_1900#/media/File:A_big_tip_in_Galveston.jpg. retrieved February 19, 2019. 

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Galveston’s awful calamity – Gulf tidal wave, September 8th 1900, Public Domain, Kurz & Allison, Library of Congress, http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/pga/05800/05845r.jpg , retrieved February 19, 2019. 

Galveston flood, Sept., 1900–Commissary Dept., Public Domain, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3c23883/ , retrieved February 19, 2019. 

Horse-drawn carts for food delivery, protected by armed guards, outside the Commissary in Galveston, Texas.

People rummage through rubble of destroyed houses in Galveston several days after the hurricane, Public Domain, Library of Congress, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane#/media/File:Seeking_valuables_in_the_wreckage,_Galveston,_Texas.jpg , retrieved February 19, 2019. 

St. Lucas Terrace – 80 bodies were found under the ruins after this photograph was made, Public Domain, Library of Congress, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane#/media/File:Lucas_Terrace,_50_deaths,_Galveston_hurricane,_1900.jpg, retrieved February 19, 2019. 

Floating wreckage near Texas City – typical scene for miles along the water front, Public Domain, Library of Congress, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane#/media/File:Floating_wreckage,_Galveston_hurricane,_1900.jpg, retrieved February 19, 2019. 

Twisted house, Public Domain, Library of Congress, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane#/media/File:Twisted_house,_Galveston_hurricane,_1900.jpg, retrieved February 19, 2019. 

The only remaining house near the beach for miles, Galveston, Texas, Public Domain, Library of Congress, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1900_Galveston_hurricane#/media/File:The_only_remaining_house_near_the_beach_for_miles,_Galveston,_Texas.jpg, retrieved February 19, 2019. 

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Galveston Disaster, body in the ruins on wharf, Public domain, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3b04275/ retrieved February 19, 2019. 

Galveston disaster, trying to find where their home stood, Public domain, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3c20221/ retrieved February 19, 2019. 

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Tremont Hotel, Tremont Hotel, Galveston, Texas, by P. H. Rose.png, 1885, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tremont_Hotel,_Galveston,_Texas,_by_P._H._Rose.jpg, retrieved February 19, 2019. 

·        Galveston, TX 1900 Storm List of Known Victims, https://ceprofs.civil.tamu.edu/llowery/personal/songs/hurricane/thestorm/victim.htm

Tremont Hotel, http://pressroom.mitchellhistoricproperties.com/the-tremont-house/backgrounders/the-tremont-house-key-to-revitalization-244138

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