Bogart in the 2nd floor window

Occasionally something will catch you eye as you are out and about. This happened to Sher and I a couple of days ago. We were in the town of Stanwood, Washington checking out the old buildings. We had read about one old saloon being haunted, complete with people spotting ghostly visions in second floor windows. Imagine our surprise when we at the same time spotted this faint figure in a second floor window!

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Alas, it wasn’t a ghost. It was Humphrey Bogart.

The Stanwood Hotel and Saloon

The old Stanwood Hotel and Saloon in Stanwood Washington is a fascinating old structure with quite the history behind it. Not only is there “normal” history, but there isĀ an amazing amount of “paranormal” history to this building as well.

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We stopped at the Saloon for a bite of lunch. There were a few locals at the bar. The food was good and reasonably priced. The bartender/manager shared some ghost stories with us as she related the results of paranormal investigations that have occurred at the building.

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This is a nice slice of history in this old logging town. Unfortunately the local museum was closed when we were there. We may catch it someday.