The Haunts of Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast
Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast is located in Fort Worth, Texas only a couple blocks away from the old Fort Worth Stockyards and sits atop the Star Café. The building itself has a history starting in 1910 as a most proper boarding house and has gone through several transformations including a speak-easy during prohibition and a bordello. Currently it has 8 themed guest rooms and is considered the oldest B&B in Fort Worth. It is always booked, with or without guests as it is one of the most haunted places in America.
In the late 19th century Fort Worth was the beginning of the Chisholm Trail. This is the famous cattle drive trail that went through Texas to the railroads in Kansas City. As the livestock market grew so did Fort Worth and you could find numerous blacksmith shops, hide dealers, wagon yards and saloons. Eventually in 1920 there was a call for a sophisticated boarding house and the Palace Room was built.
In later years and the coming of prohibition, the boarding house was sold and was turned into a speak-easy called the Oasis. This was a very popular place as you could imagine with some of the clientele coming through town. With the authorities looking the other way the illegal drinking established prospered.
With the class and elegance of the boarding house buried deep in time, in the 1940’s the building the Gayatte Hotel, a popular bordello. As you can imagine some of the people using the services offered here where not the best society had to offer and unfortunately some of the women working paid the ultimate price for working there.
After the bordello had run its course, the building was again bought and renovated into what it is currently today. The Star Café on the ground floor and Miss Molly’s Bed and Breakfast located above it. It seems, however that a lot of the former quests and employees of the building throughout its history have remained through the years and still walk around the building causing a lot of paranormal activity.
Some of the activity includes seeing full body apparitions. One of those apparitions is of a girl that seems to be around 10 years old. No one knows the story behind this little girl haunting the bed and breakfast but it is thought that she was at one time a tenant. Other apparitions seem to be identified as some of the woman that worked the bordello.
It seems some of the ghosts haunting Miss Molly’s have a mischievous side or possibly a good sense of humor. Staff and quests alike have reported items going missing and then turning up in unexplained places, toilets flushing by themselves and doors that are unlocked but still will not open.
There have been reports of sounds and voices and lights turning on and off by themselves and cold spots that you would think would think would be typical of a place with high paranormal activity but this haunting seems to have a paranormal occurrence that I have yet to hear of, a tipping ghost. According to reports, a housekeeper kept finding coins in guest rooms where there would be no guests currently in the room. She would also find coins in rooms after she had just finished cleaning them. It apparently was disturbing enough for the housekeeper to eventually quite.
The Miss Molly’s B&B embraces its past and the paranormal activity currently going on. A number of paranormal investigating teams have visited Miss Molly’s including the Texas Christian University’s paranormal activity class. Miss Molly’s is considered by many as the most active paranormal site in Texas, which puts it as a must see if ever in Fort Worth, Texas.