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Is this Milwaukee hotel haunted? The Marlins think so.
Is this Milwaukee hotel haunted? The Marlins think so.

Did Pfister ghosts help the Brewers sweep the Marlins?

The Milwaukee Brewers today completed a three-game sweep of the Florida Marlins. The Crew's bats came up big in the series with Prince Fielder getting hot, among others.

But, according to Marlins media it might have been the ghosts of The Pfister Hotel that helped knock pitcher Josh Johnson and his Fish teammates off their game.

According to palmbeachpost.com at least two pairs of Marlins players shared a room in Milwaukee because of fear of ghosts. A blog by Joe Capozzi goes on to say, "The Pfister Hotel is famous for its ghost stories and paranormal activity. And stories of other baseball players' ghostly encounters there have made there way around clubhouses."

I love the Pfister and eat at its Café regularly. I've never seen a ghost or heard a ghost there. But, legend has it that the ghost of Charles Pfister lurks.

According to Capozzi, "Pitchers Josh Johnson and Dan Meyer had separate but adjoining rooms. "Every time there was a noise, JJ would yell, ‘It's the ghosts,''' Meyer said.

"I heard a couple of noises,'' Chris Volstad said with a laugh, "but I just closed my eyes.''

More from Capozzi's blog: "Not everyone in baseball is laughing about the Pfister's haunts. Twins center fielder Carlos Gomez was spooked last June when his iPod, sitting on a table in his room, kept vibrating after he'd turned it off several times. Seattle slugger Adrian Beltre once slept with a bat for protection after he said he had a brush with a ghost in his room at the Pfister. Beltre, now with Seattle, was playing for the Dodgers when he had his scare. The Dodgers no longer stay at the Pfister."

Read the whole blog here and use the Talkbacks to tell us about your Pfister ghost stories.

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ajornlin | May 21, 2009 at 4:51 p.m. (report)

35503 Details of the Beltre and Gomez experiences at the Pfister are covered in a recent article of our Milwaukee Ghosts blog: http://bit.ly/qd2BW

In this article, I also explore the question: "Is it ever a good idea to admit your business is haunted?" Many business writers answer with a resounding, "Yes"! The Pfister's promotional staff might want to review the blog entry's links which recommend ways business owners can embrace their hauntings to add value.

Happy Hauntings,

Allison Jornlin
milwaukeeghosts.com

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ThePfisterHotel.com | May 20, 2009 at 10:56 a.m. (report)

34794 The Pfister hotel is alive with the spirit of hospitality of 300+ employees. We appreciate and value the history of Milwaukee's Grand Dame of hotels, and are happy to share it with many of the visitors to Milwaukee and locals alike! A tour today will start with a glass of wine in Blu, continue on to meeting our featured Artist in Residence, move into a great dinner at Mason Street Grill and then a relaxing night's sleep! If our walls could talk about our 115+ years of magical guest experiences, the stories would certainly be dramatic and captivating!

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zerodan | May 15, 2009 at 1:57 p.m. (report)

that must be why the brewers have been so successful year in and year out

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zerodan | May 15, 2009 at 1:55 p.m. (report)

must be why the brewers have had so many years of uninterupted success

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T15 | May 15, 2009 at 8:49 a.m. (report)

Outstanding!! Sorry I have no stories though.

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