This building is the site of more than one murder and as is the case in many haunted locations, a suicide took place here. These incidents have led to what the owners claim to be an extremely active paranormal hot spot. The interesting thing about the Washoe is that they have embraced the checkered past and the activity and turned it into a profit. The Old Washoe Club has become a household name after being featured on Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" and Syfy's "Ghost Hunters." Today you too can be like the guys on these television shows and you can investigate the building for yourself, for a fee of course. If a full blown investigation isn't for you then you can opt for a guided tour of the building where you'll learn of the building's history of powerful men and it's violent past. We chose to take the tour during our visit in August and we weren't disappointed.
I enjoyed the tour because you were being given a history lesson about the building and the town while at the same time listening to the creepy and disturbing stories of the past. The guide also had a really good EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) recording that he played for us which to hear one first hand that wasn't actually on the television is extra creepy. The EMF meter that Jeremy carried did go off quite a few times during our tour that kept things interesting, however, with everyone with a camera or a phone in their hand seemed to cause it some issues so in my opinion it was more fun for the kid's to play with as opposed to being accurate.
Also it wouldn't be right of me not to mention that we have had to say goodbye to our beloved pal Jeep, also referred to on this blog as Jeep the Adventure Dog. He had been suffering from degenerative disc disease which is common in Dachshunds. He had been in pain on and off for the last eight months and we did all that we could to keep him happy and healthy until yesterday when his body just couldn't keep up with his free spirit. We "accidentally" picked him up at a pet store while we were trying to replace a dead crab. They didn't have a crab so we ended up with a dog. I'm not going to get into that though. He was a good friend to us all but especially our son Jeremy. He will be missed dearly but we are comforted knowing that he can run and play again free of pain.