This location is rumored to be haunted by Jack Pfeiffer, a former bellhop who began laundering money with some gangsters. He had been arrested and killed himself by poisoning his jail cell, in fear of having to go to prison. The ghost of Jack is believed to enjoy ladies drinking and partying, and can mostly be found in the women's bathrooms. He is quite fond of the third floor as well. Alcohol often goes missing and bottles are tipped over, spirits have shown up in photos of parties and events at the location. The ghosts are believed to be Jack and some of his friends.
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While I haven't personally experienced any phenomena here, I heard some of the stories over the years. The antique elevator is the early kind which required a human "operator". Not this one! I have heard this one is known to descend ON ITS OWN, displaying only an empty cage for its equally invisible passenger. Another hotspot is the promenade of of one of the upper floors where figures are sometimes seen by cleaning and security staff when the building is closed and empty (supposedly!). The unknown visitors usually proceed to the grand winding staircase and head down but they never reach the bottom by the observers. I've also heard that that building personnel have reported hearing the voices of unknown trespassers in one of the offices that used to be the chambers of a judge. When security goes to investigate,all they find is an empty, locked up office with the lights on! More than one federal trial of bank-robbing gangsters took place in this building--if the walls could only talk!
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