Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Former Funeral Parlour Available To Stay

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One unusual bed and breakfast lets guests rest where one famous gangster was embalmed.

The Sturgis House is a quaint, Victorian B&B that once served as a mortuary for the residents of East Liverpool, Ohio, and now honors its most famous corpse, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, with a mortuary museum located in the basement laundry room.

Guests at the Sturgis House can fold n’ fluff while staring at the lifeless face of the famous gangster, who was gunned down in 1934 and embalmed in the old house.

Hotel manager Susan Anderson says, “The embalmer made a mask of Pretty Boy Floyd’s face out of slip and now we have it hanging above the dryer. It’s a little creepy.”

The museum also displays embalming tools, a neck brace used to prop up Floyd’s head, and numerous pictures of the gangster.

But Pretty Boy’s ghost won’t be stopping by to check out the museum.

Anderson says, “There are no hauntings here, and we don’t allow seances. He’s fine where he’s at.”

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