pfister hotel

Sports
4:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Ballplayers Have Long Found the Pfister Scarier Than a Brushback Pitch

The ghost of hotel founder Charles Pfister (invisible, at left) is said by many to look over the hotel's guests.
Credit Mitch Teich photo

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich reported on the ghosts that haunt visiting ballplayers for NPR's Only A Game in October of 2010.

Milwaukee's Pfister Hotel is known for its decades of hospitality along Wisconsin Avenue.  But for years, it's also been recognized for its inhospitality to some visiting sports figures.  Athletes - predominantly baseball players - have stayed at the Pfister and reported some spooky encounters with the paranormal.

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Arts & Culture
4:18 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Documentary Explores Luxury, History of Iconic Pfister Hotel

The 120-year old Pfister Hotel is the focus of Mark Siegrist's newest documentary.
Credit Paul Sabelman, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews documentarian Mark Siegrist.

Though the number of hotels and hotel rooms in downtown Milwaukee is growing, one hotel has remained front and center.

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