posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 10:02 AM
Willow Steak House. It may not look like it, but this small woodframe building is all
that is left of a once majestic hotel. The original Willow Hotel was built in 1862 on the site of a
collapsed mineshaft that killed 23 men. When a devastating fire struck the town in 1896, residents
used dynamite to blow up other buildings to save the hotel. Unfortunately there were people still in
those buildings, and their ghosts seek revenge to this day. Witnesses reported nine apparitions
hovering around the source of a 1975 fire in the hotel, and in 1985, a mysterious blaze burned down
the hotel and several nearby stores. The bar and restaurant were rebuilt, but the hotel never reopened.
Both customers and employees have reported seeing the ghost of a short man roaming through the
halls, and a gambler dressed in a black suit has been glimpsed at the bar. Others have seen the
redheaded figure of Elualah Sims, murdered in the bar by her husband in the 1890s. (Jamestown is
located in Tuolomne County off Hwy 49 in the Sierra Foothills. The restaurant and saloon is on the
corner of Main and Willow Streets, Jamestown, CA 95327. Phone: 209-984-3998.)
This was seen on Ghost Stories II on the SciFi Channel, if anyone was still interested!