Unlocking the enigma of what transpired between 1937 and 1939 at the Baker Cancer Hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, has been a decades-long puzzle. This mystery has fueled speculation about the origins of the renowned paranormal phenomena chronicled in numerous books and thousands of reports.
In February 2019, a landscaper working at the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel stumbled upon a captivating revelation—a dump site laden with hundreds of bottles. This discovery provided a key to unraveling the enduring mystery.
A formal archaeological dig followed, unearthing a myriad of bottles containing mysterious chemical blends and “medical specimens” believed to date back to the years when the hotel operated as a “cancer curable” facility under the dubious management of Norman Baker.
The news of this discovery reverberated internationally when first shared with the press. Whispers of mysterious bottles displayed in the hotel, supposedly in an area Baker used as a morgue, had circulated for years. However, substantiating evidence for these tales was lacking, except for a promotional poster Baker used to tout his hospital’s alleged miraculous cures.
These eerie bottles found a new home in “the parts room” for inclusion in the Crescent’s nightly ghost tours, yet the contents remained shrouded in mystery… until now.
Now, let me unfold the tale of what was unearthed in that clandestine dump site.