It may not be a hotel anymore, but still, some spirits refuse to check out.
In the heyday of the Queen City’s glamorous years, the Statler was one of the most luxurious places to be seen. Built in 1921, it hosted first-class stars such as Al Capone, Richard Nixon, and even Dean Martin. Sadly, like so many buildings in the Buffalo area, it closed in the 1980s and was left abandoned for fifteen years. It wasn’t until renovations began that the spooky activity began to be noticed.
Paranormal claims vary from ghostly voices, full-bodied apparitions, and people being touched by unseen hands.
Currently, the Statler is not a functioning hotel. However, there are several ways that you can experience a vital part of Buffalo’s history. It acts as a banquet hall, wedding venue, a bar, and it even offers ghost hunts of the upper floors.
Learn more about the Statler City in our Haunted Atlas of Western New York coming Fall 2019.
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