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Hunt at the Mineral Spring Hotel
with Riverside Iowa Paranormal


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Join Riverside Iowa Paranormal, a part of the Warren Legacy Foundation for Paranormal Research, at the most haunted location in the most haunted small town in the U.S., as featured on Ghost Adventures. Some of the rocks used to build the Mineral Springs Hotel were taken from the walls of the first Illinois State Prison.  A prison where over 1,700 Confederate and Union Civil War Soldiers died.  Almost every structure in Alton used some of these rocks, but the Mineral Springs Hotel used the most.
 
Once an elegant hotel and spa the history of the Mineral Springs Hotel is filled with tragedy, murder, suicide and natural and accidental deaths.
 
In 1909 pork butchers August and Herman Luer planned on opening an ice storage plant at the location. However while building the storage plant, they discovered a natural spring. Because the water had a strong smell they had it tested by a chemist. The chemist consulted determined it had “healing properties” and recommended building a spa rather than ice storage plant. (The water actually had a high sulfur content)
 
In 1913 construction on the hotel began, which opened in 1914. The hotel was very luxurious containing 5 floors, marble staircases, artistic glass, and custom floors. The most impressive feature was the pools. It was said one of the hotel pools was the largest pools in the state of Illinois.
 
Once word got out about the “healing water” it was bottled in the lower level of the building and over 100 bottles of this water were sold per day to 12 different states.
 
In the 1960’s the number of guests diminished due to the deteriorating condition of the hotel. This resulted in rooms previously being rented out for overnight guests being rented to transients on a weekly and monthly basis.
 
In 1971 the hotel closed and has had several renovations. In 1978 Roger Schubert restored the hotel into a shopping mall. It also served as an antique mall, apartments, even a torture museum.
 
 
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