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The Ghost of Kate Morgan

Posted by Jody on October 26, 2012

The Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California

Reports of paranormal activity related to the 1892 death of the beautiful, young Kate Morgan at the beach-side Hotel Del Coronado are well known to the locals and the visitors of this sprawling, Victorian seaside resort. According to “The Del’s” public relations department:

“Hotel guests, employees, and even paranormal researchers have attested to some supernatural occurrences at The Del.  Witnesses report flickering lights, televisions that turn on and off by themselves, dramatic shifts in room temperatures, odd scents, unexplained voices, the sound of strange footsteps, mysterious breezes which cause curtains to billow when windows are closed, and objects which move of their own accord; still others claim to have seen the ghost of Kate Morgan herself.”

Years ago, our family spent Christmas week at The Del. Not one of us encountered Kate Morgan’s spirit or experienced any spooky happenings.  In fact, all five of us even scuttled past Kate’s room (#3327) on several occasions! No luck. Maybe we were just looking too hard.

Wide, sandy beach at The Hotel Del Coronado

The wide beach on which The Hotel Del sits is super clean. It stretches along 1 ½ miles of stunning San Diego County coastline. With its glistening sand, gentle waves and the backdrop of the iconic Hotel del Coronado, it’s the ideal Southern California destination. It is no wonder that, in 2012, the well-respected “Dr. Beach” crowned Coronado Beach “America’s Best Beach” with the release of his 22nd annual Top 10 Beach List.

The Sand Castle Man at work on the beach at the Hotel Del Coronado.

If you’re heading to Coronado, be sure to look for The Sand Castle Man (aka: Billy Pav) who likes to work (play?) on the beach near The Hotel Del.  He’s a friendly, award winning sand sculptor who loves to chat with passers-by about his rather unique craft. I forgot to ask him if he’s met Kate Morgan!

More related links:

Ghostly Goings-On at the Hotel Del Coronado (San Diego.org)

Guest Post: Let’s start the summer at Coronado Beach!

Cruisin’ Coronado (Travel Monkey)

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12 Responses to “The Ghost of Kate Morgan”

  1. LOVE IT you and I both have CASTLES!

  2. […] The Ghost of Kate Morgan (beachtreasuresandtreasurebeaches.com) […]

  3. We have hotel in Estes Park Colorado that looks very much like that and is reported to be haunted as well. I had something freaky happen to me while staying there! It’s called The Stanley; when Stephen King stayed there, he was inspired to write “The Shining”. Wonderful post and and great picture. Thanks for the Like!

  4. Awesome place. I love Sand Castle Man. What a find. Cute closing comment! Perfect! thanks for visiting my post. I love beaches, and have been to beaches on the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, California and Pacific Northwest as well as Hawaii and Mexico. Not bad for a girl from Indiana!!!

    • Jody said

      Hey, neighbor! I grew up in Illinois. 🙂 Chicago’s Lake Michigan shoreline is home, sweet home for me. Now we live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Go figure! Feel free to jump in with a beachy guest post anytime. We love to share and would happily link back to your site!

      • Love it! I remember a Lake Michigan vacation when I was a kid. Michigan side, though. One visit to Chicago in 7th grade with Girl Scouts. It’s about time to go back for a visit! I love New Mexico as well. What a great place. So sorry you missed the ghost when you were out in our country in CA. Let me know next time you come west!! Meanwhile what do people do exactly when they guest blog? I reblog people’s posts sometimes, but the only guest I’ve had is a dear friend who doesn’t blog. Let me know, I’d be honored to “be your guest”. 🙂

      • Jody said

        Oh, wonderful! We actually have a tab on the home page for guest submissions. I think we both get better participation if it’s though a post on site as opposed to reblogging. Please check it out: Submission Guidelines. Let me know what you think! I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.

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