Haunted Hotel in Downtown Lawrence Blog 11/02/2018 Tweet The popular Eldridge Hotel in Downtown Lawrence is famous for its food and hospitality, but also for its ghosts. It all started in the 1970’s when a couple was sitting in a lobby and a ghost figure appeared in the elevator and it filled with smoke. This was the first unexplained haunted case at the Eldridge, and more have happened since. The hotel has been featured on the show My Ghost story to document the haunted moments. The hotel’s assistant general manager, David Longhurst, believes the ghost could be Colonel Eldridge. “Colonel Eldridge’s chair is always spotless, ” Longhurst said. “No dust, no cobwebs, absolutely clean.” He said that despite the ghost stories, most guests want to come back to stay at The Eldridge.