“From the glamour of celebrity guests to halls haunted by ghosts, the historic Brookdale Lodge has a tale or two to tell. More than 100 years old, the lodge has survived financial scandal, bankruptcy, numerous owners and several fires,” writes MercuryNews.com.
“A feature in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” brought the lodge worldwide fame, and it’s played host to a number of notable guests, including Marilyn Monroe and President Herbert Hoover. The 1940s and ’50s ushered in a period when gangsters and other shady characters hung out at the lodge, according to Halloween and harvest season event Web site Haunted Bay. Secret passageways and hidden rooms were installed throughout the lodge, and rumors of buried bodies under the floor began to circulate,” writes MercuryNews.com
“During that time, Sarah Logan, 6, the niece of the lodge owner, drowned in the dining room creek. Her ghost is the one reportedly haunting the Brookdale,” writes MercuryNews.com.
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