During the Halloween season, stories arise of Coronado’s most famous ghost, Kate Morgan. The story goes, Kate and her husband, Tom, made their living as con artists traveling on trains during the late 1800s. They were on their way to San Diego when Kate discovered she was pregnant. They had an argument and Tom disembarked from the train. Kate completed her journey to the Hotel del Coronado, where she waited for her husband to meet her. This was the end of the line for Kate. Tom never arrived at the hotel and Kate was later found shot on a staircase leading down to the beach.
At first, it was assumed Kate had become despondent and ended her own life. Later, however, it was apparent the body was not in a position consistent with suicide. Forensics also showed that the bullet that ended her life was a different caliber than the one in Kate’s gun. So, who killed her?
Kate’s room 3312 and her maid’s room 3502 are said to be haunted. Lights turn on and off on their own, cold breezes flow when the windows are closed, objects move around on their own, curtains move on their own, and oppressive feelings permeate the rooms. Guests have heard low voices coming from the rooms when the rooms are empty. Kate’s ghost has been seen walking along hallways and standing at windows. The day after Kate’s funeral, her maid disappeared. Could she be Kate’s ghostly companion?
Come to Coronado this Halloween and get your scare on!