Sheraton Gunter Hotel presents Ghost Tours
San Antonio’s historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel will offer a rare glimpse into its mysterious past with guided Ghost Tours. The hour long tour will utilize high-tech ghost hunting equipment, reveal top secret haunted areas of the hotel, and share bone-chilling true stories, before concluding with a Q&A session in the lobby’s Bar414. Your ticket includes valet at the hotel and a cocktail after the completion of the tour.
Starting in the hotel basement, the tour will progress to the fourth floor, where groups will get to experience firsthand the ghostly sounds of Room 414; the location of a historic recording session by blues artist Robert Johnson. From there, groups will be led to the hotel’s famously haunted sixth floor, where they will be presented with never-before-seen artifacts, and hear expert theories regarding the room’s gruesome past.
One of San Antonio’s most infamous unsolved murder cases, the mystery of room 636 dates back to February 2, 1965, when a man under the alias Albert Knox, checked in to the hotel with a young blonde companion. Everything was seemingly normal until February 8, when a maid on a routine housekeeping visit, entered the room and found Knox, standing amongst a sea of blood stained linens. Upon discovery, he quickly fled the room, disappearing and launching a city-wide police search. It wasn’t until a few days later, that the man’s body was found in a nearby hotel by police. The woman, however, was never found.
The tour will be led by Guillermo Fuentes, creator of San Antonio Paranormal Investigations, and a veteran ghost hunter of over 15 years. Fuentes, who spent eight years studying the mysteries surrounding the Gunter Hotel, shared his bone-chilling discoveries in the book, The Murder of Room 636.