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The Dead Files asks: Is the The Palmer House hotel haunted?

The Palmer House hotel
The Palmer House hotel is reported to have many ghosts and spirits lurking in its historic rooms

This week on The Dead Files, Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi head to Minnesota and a Sauk Centre hotel with more than history lurking in its rooms.

The small city of Sauk Centre lies in Stearns County, Minnesota, and has few things to make it notable other than a famous son and The Palmer House hotel, which is said to be haunted.

Nobel Prize winner author Sinclair Lewis grew up in the city and his 1920 novel Main Street was set in the town. The satirical tale initially won the Pulitzer Prize for literature but the award was overturned by the trustees board, though he later won it for the novel Arrowsmith.

Sinclair Lewis wrote the novel Main Street, which is set in a fictionalised version of the town. This is cover to the novel.
Sinclair Lewis wrote the novel Main Street, which is set in a fictionalised version of the town

His book painted a rather bleak of fairly ignorant folk living dull lives but for the guests and employees of The Palmer House hotel, life has been anything but dull!

The hotel held its first paranormal event back in 2008 and has been visited by the crew from Ghost Adventures. The spooky tales include that of a little boy who died whilst staying and his ghost is said to appear playing with a ball. A honeymoon couple also reported seeing a man dressed in depression-era clothes standing at the foot of the bed.

When Amy goes on her walk, she encounters a dark force that is trying to take over her actual body.

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