Mookie Betts haunted hotel The windows of The Gail Hotel, a featured site of the “History and Mystery Tour” paranormal tour, are painted with figures to reflect the rumors of a haunting in Dallas, Oregon, Sept. 24, 2019. Paranormal Tour

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts says he doesn’t believe in ghosts. But he’s not taking any chances while the Dodgers are on the road for a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. While the club is staying at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, Mookie Betts says the ghost stories he’s heard about the place haunted him and prompted him to get an Airbnb with some friends.

Opened in 1893, the Pfister Hotel is luxurious, in a great location — and reportedly haunted by the ghost of its founder, Charles Pfister, who died in 1927.

Several MLB players and team officials have reportedly had unsettling experiences at the hotel. Bryce Harper told ESPN that during a 2012 visit, he laid his clothes out for the next day on a table beside the bed. The next morning, his clothes were on the floor, and the table had been shoved against the wall on the other side of the room.

Giancarlo Stanton told ESPN that the Pfister is “freaky as ****, with the head-shot paintings on the walls and the old curtains everywhere. It reminds me of the Disneyland Haunted House.”

Mookie Betts told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register he’s stayed at the haunted hotel before and didn’t see any supernatural activity. He didn’t sleep well, though.

“I couldn’t sleep,” Betts said. “Every noise, I’d be like, ‘Is that something?!?”

So Betts is taking no chances on this road trip.

Many fans on Twitter said they don’t blame him, while others took the opportunity to get a little snarky.

[Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register]

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