Queen Anne Hotel History
It is important to note that directly across the street during the late 1800′s and early 1900′s lived a lady who was known as the Voodoo queen of San Francisco, Miss Mary Ellen Pleasant. “Mammy Pleasant” which many refer to her as, was originally from an Augusta, Georgia plantation. She became of high prominence in San Francisco due to the face that many of the SF elite used her to find maids and servants. After accumulating over $30 million dollars in wealth, she soon lost her fortune. Her home before it was torn down was on Bush street about 300 ft from the Queen Anne. After she was evicted from her home, many would see her outside of the house sitting amongst the Eucalyptus trees she once planted yelling obscenities at people passing by.
Having investigated the Queen Anne hotel numerous times, we wanted to see if we could get any evidence of a connection between the hotel and Mammy Pleasant besides a geographic one. We picked five rooms that all had views facing the Eucalyptus trees, and commenced the investigation. 4 out of the 5 rooms didn’t pick up any anomalous activity, however room 203 were able to pick up numerous EVPs, and very odd environmental data at the same time. All of this occurred while calling out for Mary Ellen Pleasant during the EVP sessions.