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Haunted Hotels are all over the world as many people have come to find out as of late do exist. Over
the years these very Haunted Hotels have grown
with ghost filled tales sightings and serious paranormal reputations. Many abandoned and well documented Haunted Hotels exist some in ruins around the world today. Certainly we advise that you do not investigate these "Extremely Supernatural" reported locations unless you have permission to do so.
Hōshi (法師?) is a ryokan (Japanese traditional inn) in the Awazu Onsen area of Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Founded in 718, it is the world's oldest hotel still in operation according to the Guinness World Records and the world's oldest continuously operating company after the liquidation of Kongō Gumi in 2006. The hotel has been operated by the same family for forty-six generations. And many will tell you it is coinsidered to have many ancient ghosts that roam it's halls. The location is considered to have more paranormal oddities associated with it then any other in the world.
From Awazu Onsen in the Hokuriku region of Japan, we at Houshi welcome you to our home page www.ho-shi.co.jp/jiten/Houshi_E/home.htm. I'ts long history dates backsome 1300 years ago-when a hot spring is said to have burst forth from the earth.
Generation after generation, Houshi proprietors have borne the name Zengoro Houshi. The first Zengoro was Garyo Houshi, the second son of Gengoro Sasakiri, who guided Taicho Daishi to the top of Mt. Hakusan. Many people suffering from illnesses of one kind or another visited the spa built by Garyo Houshi, and he welcome them from his heart. People began making donations to the magical spa and to Garyo Houshi for his services. He then used these funds to expand the services he provided. The number of visitors to the spa gradually increased and the hotel grew. The present proprietor is the 46th Zengoro and with him the traditions of Garyoism live on.
Always considered a very mystical magical location the Hoshi Ryokan many magical items grace it's halls. As well as ghosts. Many will tell you some ghosts come and go and to catalog all the ghosts that have been seen or witnessed here is next to impossible. As well as those that say they have seen or felt the presence of the special deity of Hakusan who it is a tribute too.
This protective sculpture called onigawara _ evil was made by the potter Seishichiro Sumikawa while Houshi was being renovated in 1774. Ever since it has served as a guardian protecting Houshi guests from evil.
A look back at Houshi's 1,300 year history Taicho Daishi (great teacher of Buddhism) Guided by logger Gengoro Sasakiri, in 717 noted priest Taicho hiked high up Mt. Hakusan, a sacred and isolated mountain. While Taicho was asleep one night after beginning his rigorous training exercises, the deity of Hakusan appeared in his dream, saying: "Lying 20-24 kilometers from the base of the mountain is a village called Awazu. There, you'll find an underground hot spring with wondrous restorative powers that Yakushi Nyorai (the Physician of Souls) has bestowed upon it. The people of the village, however, do not known of this good fortune. Descend the mountain and head to Awazu. With the people of the village unearth the hot spring-it will serve them forever." As he had been commanded, Taicho made his way down to the village and sought the help of its people in uncovering the treasure that lay beneath the earth's surface. He had the sick immerse themselves in its waters-and their health was immediately restored. Taicho then ordered Garyo Houshi, his disciple, to build and run a spa at the site. After fulfilling the commands of the deity, Taicho continued with his intensive training and experienced satori (a state of intuitive illumination). Rumors of his occult powers even found their way to the Imperial Court in Nara, helping make Taicho the respected Etsu no Daitoku. (Great Man of Virtue from Etsu). As this story reveals, the origins of Houshi-now the oldest inn in the world-are truly divine.
The Langham, London is one of the largest and best known traditional style grand hotels in London. It is in the district of Marylebone on Langham Place and faces up Portland Place towards Regent's Park. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World marketing consortium.
Following an £80m restoration, guests can now make their grand entrance into our new lobby, entering into over 140 years of history. Discover the new Langham Hotel London with 380 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 15 function rooms, and the dazzling Palm Court, famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born.
The Langham, London has enchanted royalty, dignitaries and celebrities since 1865, when it opened as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel'. The Langham Hotel London today continues to impress discerning travelers with its legendary 'service with poise'.
As a guest, you too will be delighted by this charming Victorian London hotel and its exceptionally rich heritage. Indeed, the celebrated history and distinguished reputation of this unmistakably fine establishment sets it apart from other everyday London hotels.
The Langham London is a veritable icon among London hotels, offering impeccably luxurious surroundings on Regent Street, one of the city's premier locations.
he Langham, London was built between 1863 and 1865 at a cost of £300,000. It was then the largest and most modern hotel in the city, featuring a hundred water closets, thirty six bathrooms and the first hydraulic lifts in England. The opening ceremony was performed by the Prince of Wales. After the original company was liquidated during an economic slump, new management acquired the hotel for little more than half what it had cost to build, and it soon became a commercial success.
In 1870 a former Union officer named James Sanderson was appointed general manager and the hotel developed an extensive American clientele, which included Mark Twain and the miserly multi-millionairess, Hetty Green. It was also patronised by the likes of Napoleon III, Oscar Wilde, Antonín Dvořák, and Arturo Toscanini. Electric light was installed in the entrance and courtyard at the exceptionally early date of 1879, and Arthur Conan Doyle set Sherlock Holmes stories such as A Scandal in Bohemia and The Sign of Four partly at the Langham.
The Langham continued to be a favored spot with many high profile political figures and members of the royal family throughout the twentieth century, including Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle and Princess Diana.
Other celebrity guests included Noel Coward, Wallis Simpson, Don Bradman, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Ayumi Hamasaki.
The Langham, London was hard hit by the Great Depression and the owners attempted to sell the site to the BBC, but Broadcasting House was built on the other side of the road instead. During World War II, the hotel was used in part by the Army and then damaged by bombs and forced to close. After the war, it was occupied by the BBC as ancillary accommodation to Broadcasting House, and the corporation purchased it outright in 1965.
One notorious BBC employee who stayed at the Langham is Guy Burgess, who would later become known as one of the 'Cambridge Five', a spying ring who fed official secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War. A BBC internal memo reveals that upon being unable to access his room in the hotel late one night, Burgess attempted to break down the door with a fire extinguisher.
The ballroom became the BBC record library and programs such as The Goon Show were recorded there. In 1980 the BBC unsuccessfully applied for planning permission to demolish the building and replace it with an office development designed by Norman Foster.
In 1986 it was sold to Ladbroke Group for £26 million, which purchased the non-US Hilton business in 1987 and eventually reopened the hotel as the Langham Hilton in 1991 after a £100 million refurbishment. New owners extended the hotel and carried out other refurbishments between 1998 and 2000.
The hotel is now part of Langham Hotels International (based in Hong Kong), and is the flagship hotel of the group. The hotel has a five star classification. A further round of refurbishment, costing £80m was completed in April 2009. The reconfigured Langham now has 380 rooms, down from 425, a restored Palm Court which has been serving afternoon tea since 1865, a new business centre and 15 function rooms including The Grand Ballroom which holds up to 375 guests for a reception.
The new spaces join the Artesian bar, The Landau restaurant and the private dining room, Postillion, created by designer David Collins.
On March 19, 2010 a City of Westminster Green Plaque was unveiled by the writer and former M.P. Gyles Brandreth. The plaque commemorated the meeting at the Langham in August 1889 between Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Marshall Stoddart. Stoddart commissioned the two other men to write stories for his magazine Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote The Sign of Four which was published in the magazine in February 1890. Oscar Wilde wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray which was published in July that same year
Over the last 170 years, at least five ghosts make regular appearances in this hotel. One of the active spirits is a silver-haired Victorian with blank staring eyes. History says he is the spirit of a doctor said to have committed suicide after murdering his new wife on their honeymoon.
The Langhamhas another guest who never wants to leave. He is a German prince who threw himself out an upper window. The prince who jumped out of a fourth-floor window. (Described by BBC announcer, the late Ray Moore, as "beefy, with cropped hair, sporting a military-style jacket that buttoned up to the neck." Frequently observed in the early morning hours walking through doors.
Room 333 is t he most haunted hotel room in London.
The most infamous room, and still available for those hearties who do not believe in ghosts, is room 333. In this room, a BBC newscaster had woken up in the formerly dark of night and saw a fluorescent ball which began to take a human shape before his eyes. He could see through the figure to objects on the other side of the room. And when he asked the ghost who they might have been, the ghost began to float toward him with arms outstretched. He didn't stay around to get an answer.
When the man found the night concierge, they returned to the room together only to find the ghostly figure leaning over the bed where he had just been sleeping.
Decebal Hotel, in the Baile Herculane
The Decebal Hotel in Baile Herculane, Romania situated Piata Hercules.
This very haunted hotel has become a popular local attraction due to a photograph of a supposed woman in white that was captured by a couple.
The ghost of a tall woman is said to haunt the Decebal Hotel, in the Baile Herculane mountain spa. It is said to roam through the hallways and staircases of the abandoned hotel. The 150-year-old hotel is believed to hide ancient Roman treasure under its foundations and the ghost is said by locals to keep treasure hunters away.The hotel has been closed for renovations for five years but people who have ventured inside claim to have seen - and photographed - the ghost.
Victoria Iovan, 33, from Baile Herculane, said: "I photographed my boyfriend in the hotel. Back home I was shocked to see another woman's shadow in the picture. She looked like a priestess in long white clothes."Another witness, a high school student called Alexandra, said he and six classmates went into the hotel late one evening for fun. "All of a sudden we felt a cold air and we saw a white silhouette close to us. We couldn't find our way out because we ran so fast," he said. Local authorities have warned people not to go into the hotel because they say it is unsafe because of the building work.
5. Hotel Del Coronado
The very haunted
Hotel Coronado, located just outside haunted San
Diego, has a ghostly tale of unrequited love. Employee's,
workers and guests have been puzzled by odd noises,
spirited breezes, strange faces and the ghostly
figure of a young lady wearing a black lace dress.
Rising from water's
edge on the quaint island of Coronado in San Diego
, the Hotel del Coronado is considered one of America
's most beautiful beach resorts.
A classic historic hotel, The Del was built in 1888
and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977.
Today, The Del offers travelers contemporary luxury
in an enchanting Victorian atmosphere. Add to this,
the resort's beachfront location, and it's no wonder
USA Today calls The Del "one of the top ten
resorts in the world."
The Del offers a
quintessential Southern California resort experience.
For those seeking a romantic retreat, the resort's
magical architecture and island setting are perfect.
In fact, the Travel Channel rated The Del the number
one wedding destination in America . The Del is
also a wonderful family vacation destination, featuring
abundant recreation, as well as, seasonal teen and
children's programs. And, for getting down to business,
meeting and incentive planners can work with over
65,000 feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and exhibition
The most well-known
legend and ghost story told is that of it's ghost
Kate Morgan, who checked into the hotel in 1892
to meet her estranged husband.
He never showed up,
and days later she was found dead on the beach from
a gunshot wound. Some believe her lost lonely spirit
still haunts the hotel, and there have been ghostly
cold spots, numerous reports of noises, odd breezes
in closed rooms and sightings of more then one ghosts.
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
GHOST PHOTO FROM LISA MILES
A recent tale tells
when President Ford visited, one of his Secret Service
agents complained of odd noises. He was staying
in Morgan's room.
Room 3502 has since
been described as a "classic haunting."
Parapsychologists, using scientific methods, has
found 37 abnormalities in one day. Honeymooner's
and guest love this hotel for it's ambiance and
charm. And of course the hauntings.
6. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada Alberta, Canada
Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality and grandeur of The Fairmont Banff Springs resort. Styled after a Scottish Baronial Castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs hotel a National Historical Site is located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The construction of the hotel in 1888 marked the birthplace of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. With such a unique setting our Banff hotel offers stunning vistas, Fairmont Gold, world renowned skiing within minutes, championship golf courses, exceptional cuisine and the award winning Willow Stream, the spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs. Discover all the exciting activities in Banff. For the ultimate tour of this region, The Fairmont Banff Springs is also the perfect starting-point for one of Canada's most scenic drives: The Icefields Parkway, which also connects you to The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.
Sam, a once living bellman is said to haunt people at the Banff Springs Hotel. Sam the white-mustachied bellman still wanders the long halls of the hotel, often helping guests locked out of their room or giving them direction.
In 1932, a bride died on her wedding day when her dress caught on fire and she tumbled down the stairs. Now her ghost can be seen dancing alone in the dining room only to burst into flames. Some say they photgrapher her others report only smelling the odor of burning charred flesh in the air.
But the most frequent ghostly activity occurs on the eighth floor. Rumor has it than an entire family was murdered in room 873, including a little girl, whose fingerprints couldn’t be wiped away from the mirror. Seeing as how guests would find that terribly creepy, the room was sealed off with bricks and the wall painted over to hide its existence. Even though no one can go inside the room and the hotel denies the room exists, guests report hearing noises coming from where room 873 should be.
This haunted hotel inspired Steven King to write
"The Shining" while he stayed in room
217, but it is room 418 that reports the most ghostly
There is no "red
rum" in the haunted Stanley Hotel and Conference
Center in the Rockies, but it is the place where
Stephen King wrote half of "The Shining".
The made-for-TV version of the film was shot at
the Stanley, and King fans should book Room 217,
which is where he stayed. It seems that strange
haunted paranormal things were happening at the
Stanley long before King came.
The hotel, which
opened in 1909, is supposedly haunted by Flora Stanley,
the wife of the owner, who likes to play the piano
late at night. Her ghost is said to be very visible
and a high profile haunting.
People who have
stayed in Room 408 reported hearing children playing
and laughing loudly outside their door, when getting
up to investigate there weren't any. They also say
they have left the room for a few seconds only to
return and find the entire room in a dismay. And
hand prints of small children on the mirrors.
Another staff member
tells us of a guest, A true King fan to the end.
He tells of a face, related the staff member, like
that of a large dog like creature in the mirror
that watched him, and yes he took a paranormal photo
of it. Others tell of faucets turing on in the middle
of the night, toilets flushing, and personal objects
flung across the room by ghostly hands. Ghost Photos
happen here all the time they say, especially when
STANLEY HOTEL GHOST
PHOTO FROM GARY JAMISON
If you are a Stephen
King fan, request room 217. It was in this room
that King, inspired by the Stanley Hotel, wrote
half of "The Shining." The ABC miniseries
was filmed at the Stanley Hotel as well.
The Stanley Hotel
Haunting, the ghosts in the Stanley Hotel aren't
evil as in the book. Room 418 seems to have the
most ghostly activity reported. In fact, the entire
fourth floor of the Stanley Hotel (formerly the
servants quarters) is quite active. Often, the sound
of children playing in the halls of the Stanley
can be heard, even when no children are present.
The Stanleys: The Stanley Hotel's
original owners, F.O. and Flora Stanley, are said
to haunt the hotel as well. Mr Stanley plays the
piano in the music room, and frequents the billards
room and the lobby.
Le Pavilion Hotel
Often called by many locals "The Belle of New
Orleans." The Le Pavilion hotel offers guest
turn-of-the-century charm in the heart of downtown
Haunted New Orleans.
Twenty foot Italian
statues representing "Peace and Prosperity"
greet you at the Poydras Street Lobby front door.
Inside t his spectacular grand reportedly the most
Haunted New Orleans hotel, you'll find crystal chandeliers,
historic antiques and several lively ghost to haunt
This New Orleans
hotel makes all guests feel right at home by providing
homelike touches, like complimentary evening peanut
butter finger sandwiches.
At one point a few
years ago the hotel management was said to have
hired several local well known paranormal investigator,
who identified several ghosts in the hotel. One
group found four and recorded EVP"s saying
"Please, get out." and " Hold On
I see You Now.", another Investigative team
say they documented over 100 individual Ghost and
haunted hotspots in the hotel. And still another
Ghost group said it was actually a portal to the
Strange noises in
the night, vaporous apparitions of figures standing
at the foot of your bed. Coverlets and bed sheets
being tugged into the air, from early morning to
after midnight. Anytime is the right time to find
a ghost here in this Haunted Hotel.
One guest visiting
for a large medical convention held in New Orleans
this past June gave an account of a old gray haired
woman, dressed in a fine black garment, sitting
on the side of his bed. He said he felt the weight
of her body on the bed, and against him. Awoken
confused by this, he looked at the clock it was
2:30 am, and he felt her cold dead hands stroking
his head and saying in a feeble voice "I will
never let you go. You, are mine." Jumping up
almost straight from the bed, he turned on the light
and she faded away. And, "Yes," He said
he checked out within the hour.
In the opinion by
a recent panel of several National Paranormal Investigators,
they all have have deemed this one of the most haunted
hotels in the Crescent City.
Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, you find a former seminary dating back to the early 1900's. During World War II, Japanese occupying forces were responsible for the beheading of numerous nuns and priests. After the war, the location then became a hotel.
The former Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City, Philippines sits on top of the Dominican Hill. It used to be a rest house and a seminary way back 1911 before it was developed into a hotel. During the World War II, numerous nuns and priests were beheaded there and this was believed to be the reason why headless apparitions can often be seen during the night inside the hotel.
The employees and guests also claimed that they have been hearing strange sounds. Since the death of its owner, Spiritual Healer Tony Agpaoa, in 1987, the hotel ceased its operation and has been closed to the public.
It was declared off limits to visitors as well. However, the people who are living nearby would often be disturbed by sounds coming from the Dominican Hill at night. Many believe it is home to a nest of aswangs and their protectors.
They would hear banging of doors and windows, clattering of dishes and voices of screaming people, who seem to be agonizing. A lot of documentaries have been written about this mysterious and panoramic building. Until now, a lot of curious people would like to see its ruins in person, the once grand hotel which boasts of its large rooms and striking combination of qualities.
An awkward feeling is noticed when entering the rooms. The rooms are quite large, displaying dimly lit sleeping quarters and Bibles on the side tables. During the night, guests, clerks, as well as bellhops, claim to hear the sounds of the dead. This has even been reported to occur during the day as well. Some have spotted headless apparitions wandering about the corridors, where some have even gone as far as to state that they saw ghosts carrying heads on platters. It is also believed that outside the hotel is just as scary as the inside..
Russell Hotel Sydney Australia
The Rocks is one of Sydney's most historic haunted areas, a favorite of tourists and locals alike. As the oldest area of Sydney, The Rocks features a wonderful mix of past and present. The Russell was one of the first hotels in the rocks and maintains emphasis on old world charm and personable service to this day.
The Rocks was the first European settlement in Australia, established by Captain Arthur Phillip of England in 1788. Originally settled as a penal colony, convicts were tasked with the job of erecting government buildings and housing for officials. These original buildings were built using hand-made bricks or blocks of local sandstone - hence the name "The Rocks."
The Rocks has the most historic buildings in Sydney. The oldest building in the Rocks is the Cadman's Cottage - one of only a few remaining buildings from the first 30 years of the colony. The cottage is named after John Cadman, a convict later employed by the Government as a Coxswain that lived there for 19 years. The Cadman Cottage now operates as a museum and home of the Sydney Harbour National Park Information Centre. And considered a very haunted hotspot in itself.
In 1900, the bubonic plague struck Sydney. Many worried that the historic and densely populated Rocks area would be the worst hit. Although only three people in The Rocks died of plague, the Government bought the area and resumed it. Parts of The Rocks were demolished, but luckily many remained.
The construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 1920's required the demolition of hundreds more building in The Rocks. Further construction developments, such as the Cahill Expressway in the 1950's, caused more alteration to character and landscape of The Rocks.
In 1970, the Government turned The Rocks over to the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority. The Authority planned to demolish and redevelop The Rocks. Local residents formed The Rocks Residents Group in opposition, putting forth a plan to preserve and rebuild the historic Rocks. The Rocks Residents Group ultimately won in the end - instead of redeveloping The Rocks and losing countless historic sites, The Rocks has been renovated and preserved as a premier historical area.
The hunted hotel was formerly a sailor's hostel, and it is thought that the unwanted extra guest dates back to Sydney's early colonial days. Room 8 is the one for those who ain't afraid of no ghost. Past guests have described seeing the spectral seaman just standing there, staring at them. As well as a feeling as if someone has touched them in non appropriate places.
Staff have reported the sound of someone walking at night over creaky floorboards, yet when they've gone to investigate the noise, there's no-one there. Could it be the sailor out for a midnight stroll?
The haunted Royal Hotel was dream of aa Naha businessman he decided to build a luxury hotel on the hillside of Nakagusuku castle. It is located in Okinawa, Japan. The major problem was there were no blueprints when the building began.
Many villagers warned that the grounds were sacred, but the builder ignored all the warnings and strange omens. Some of the workers left after hearing the warnings, and many others left the hotel only after several workers died in construction accidents. Eventually the businessman lost all his money and went bankrupt.
It has been said but not verified that the businessman went insane shortly after the failure of his hotel. The hotel was left unfinished. There are many stairs that lead to nothing throughout the entire hotel. And it is where many say demons and ghosts haunt the building waitinf for visitors.
This very haunted hotel in Haunted Bolton Landing,
New York, It is said to be the exclusive haunted
home to several lost spirits, including a little
ghost boy who walks about haunting the golf course.
Situated in the unspoiled
Adirondack Mountains, The Sagamore features the
Historic Hotel, with its elegant décor, and
The Lodges, decorated in a relaxed Adirondack style.
A year-round resort and sports paradise.
Many haunted golfers
say that he steals their golf balls and flings them
at you from behind a tree. And you can hear him
laugh loudly. They say he will chase your ball and
run behind a tree.
OVER ONE HUNDRED
YEARS AGO, WHEN HOTEL OPERATOR MYRON O. BROWN SOUGHT
TO BUILD AN EXCLUSIVE RESORT COMMUNITY ON LAKE GEORGE
IN THE ADIRONDACKS, HE LOOKED FOR SUPPORT FROM FOUR
PHILADELPHIA MILLIONAIRES WHO WERE SUMMER RESIDENTS
OF THE AREA - E. BURGESS WARREN, WILLIAM B. BEMENT,
ROBERT GLENDENNING, AND GEORGE BURNHAM.
Together they bought
Green Island for a hotel site and formed The Green
Island Improvement Company. Later they were joined
by investor John Boulton Simpson of New York City,
who became the company's president.
The Sagamore opened
in 1883 with luxurious and spacious accommodations
that attracted a select, international clientele.
Twice damaged by fire, in 1893 and 1914, The Sagamore
was fully reconstructed in 1930 through the efforts
of Dr. William G. Beckers of New York City, one
of the hotel's early stockholders, and William H.
Bixby, a St. Louis industrialist. Together they
financed the cost in spite of the bleak economic
climate of the period.
Throughout its history,
The Sagamore has been a social center for the wealthy
residents of Green Island and Millionaires Row,
the stately mansions along the island's western
shore. In 1954, the hotel hosted the National Governor's
Conference, presided over by Vice President Richard
M. Nixon, and hosted by Governor Thomas E. Dewey.
The hotel eventually
fell into disrepair before closing its doors in
1981. In 1983, one hundred years after construction
of the first Sagamore, builder and real estate developer
Norman Wolgin, of Philadelphia, purchased the hotel
and restored it to its former grandeur. With Kennington
Ltd., Inc. of Los Angeles, Wolgin formed a partnership
under the name Green Island Associates to bring
about this splendid restoration. The Sagamore is
listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
THE FRONT DOORS LOOK
LIKE A SKULL OR A GHOSTS FACE SAYS DEIDRA CLARKSON
Another tale is of a couple walking through the
dining room, only to be seen in a glimpse.
They turn and in a rage he flings her hard to the
floor with a thud, She reaches at him violently
from where she falls and fades into the carpet.
Then the most
weird ghost tale of a mysterious lady in white who
enters many rooms. Guest are said to feel wispy
chills. They say she awakens sleepers by peering
into their faces and blowing a cold chill on their
eyelids. Many guest
have reported sleepless nights and the feeling of
It has been said
by Staff and guest this hotel sports more spirits
then have been seen or documented.
Hotel Burchianti Florence, Italy If the reports are anything to go by, the Hotel Burchianti is absolutely riddled with ghosts. There are, supposedly, the ghosts of a child who goes skipping down the corridors, a woman knitting in a chair and a maid who still goes about her cleaning duties in the early hours. It's the Fresco Room, however, that is most likely to send shivers down the spine. It may have a beautiful painted ceiling, but numerous guests have reported disturbing phenomena including the feeling of being watched, the sensation of icy breath on the face and an apparition of a man with a pink glow. This was the room that Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini supposedly once stayed in. Maybe there's some kind of connection. Either way, the Burchianti is not the place you book into if you're nervous about ghoulish goings-on.
An elegant masterpiece in the heart of downtown
Portland Oregon, the Heathman Hotel is a timeless
classic that has all the comforts of somewhere other
This is the only
famous haunted hotel is in Haunted Portland, Oregon.
and related is one of the most haunted tales of
any hotel to be told.
Guests staying in
one of the column of rooms that end in "03"
(especially told to us by a staff member room 703)
have reported odd events. Moving objects, rapping's
and tapings and cold spots. Ghost photos in this
room show a dark cloud over the entire room. And
sometimes a distorted face peering at you from a
dark corner. Odd shadows on videos and many EVP's.
One guest related
to me, that they stayed in the room only an hour
or two this tale was stated by the guest, and an
Ex-front desk clerk. In late April of 2004, The
front desk clerk got more then wall call that many
the guest felt a presence in the bed with them.
One particular guest related that he could hear
heavy breathing and he felt the sheets wrap around
him so tight that he could not move.
When in this point
of panic The guest told, that he tried to get out
of the bed, but was trapped and the breathing got
louder and closer. By the hand of God he said, he
managed to break loose of the ever tightening sheets
and turned on the light to see both of his large
heavy suitcase fly across the room towards him.
A dark image of
a man then ran into the closet. When upon help was
called to from the front desk, for he thought someone
had broken into his room. Security arrived, and
upon investigation of the closet, proved he was
quite alone in the room.
Room 703 in particular
is a hot spot. Guests who leave a clean room return
to find a towel used, a glass of water out, a desk
chair moved. Hotel records report no one used the
electronic key to get in to the room. The incidents
happen much too often to be brushed off as intruders.
All the rooms in a particular column (703, 803,
1003, etc..) have reported mysterious phenomena.
Guests have reported
sightings and other odd happenings in a number of
guest rooms, the lobby, dining room and the grounds
of this great historic hotel in Haunted Eureka Springs.
You don't need to
stay in a haunted room to see a real ghost at the
Crescent Hotel. Outside of the Recreation Room,
the ghost of Dr. Norman Baker often appears, looking
a bit confused. He ran a controversial hospital
and health resort in the building during the 1930s.
Many people believe honestly that the spring water
that flows underneath the hotel is high in energy
and it attracts ghostly apparitions. Is this just
a publicity gimmick to help a failing hotel? It
could be, but actually the hotel was starting to
do well before the ghosts were sighted.
The Crystal Dining
Room of the Crescent Hotel is particularly active,
and many spirits in Victorian garb hve been spotted
there at the tables or in the mirrors. Once, at
Christmastime, the staff reported leaving a Christmas
tree and presents at one end of the locked and empty
Crystal Dining Room. Upon their return, the staff
found the tree and presents moved to the other end
of the room, and chairs facing the tree in a semi-circle.
The hotel was designed
by the architect Isaac L. Taylor in 1886.It was
used as a hotel for several years before it could
no longer sustain itself financially.
In 1908, the hotel
was opened as the Crescent College and Conservatory
for Young Women. Soon it couldn't afford to stay
open as a school either.The school closed in 1924
and then reopened from 1930 to 1934 as a junior
The Crescent was leased as a summer hotel after
the school closed. In 1937, it got a new owner.Norman
Baker turned the place into a hospital and health
resort. Baker was an inventor and had made millions
of dollars by 1934.Baker wasn't happy just inventing
things because he thought of himself as a doctor
(even though he had no medical training). He claimed
to have discovered a number of "cures"
for various ailments, including cancer.He was sure
that organized medicine was conspiring against him.
He had recently been ran out of Iowa for practicing
medicine without a license.
Baker moved his cancer
patients to Arkansas and he advertised the health
resort.The "cure" was basically drinking
the natural spring water. No one was really harmed
by this, but it wasn't really the advertised "miracle
cure". Federal charges were filed against him
for mail fraud and he spent four years in prison.
The Crescent Hotel was left ownerless.
The hotel stayed
closed until 1946 when new investors took it over
and began trying to restore this odd and historical
piece of Ozark history.
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HOTEL GHOST PHOTO FROM DALE ROOT
Many strange sounds
and apparitions fill this hotel day and well into
the nights. Documented by many amateur ghost hunters
and professional paranormal investigators alike
the documentation and haunted tales continue to
From a woman's ghost
carrying her young child's blanket and crying in
In the lobby of the
Crescent Hotel, look for the ghost of a man who
hangs out at the lobby bar or stands at the foot
of the staircase
A tall handsome
bearded man that knocks on all the doors. and asks
"are You Waiting for me?" Some Ghost hunters
tell many strange tales but all have said that blankets
and sheets often are ripped savagely from the bed
as one tries to get some shut eye.
A number of rooms
are haunted in the historic Crescent Hotel. Room
218 is the spot where Michael, an Irish stonemason,
landed when he fell from the hotel's roof during
construction. His ghost is said to bang on the walls
and turn the lights and television on and off. Rooms
202 and 424 of the Crescent Hotel are also said
to be haunted by him.
A nurse, dressed
in a white uniform, has been seen on the third floor
of the Crescent Hotel. A woman in Room 419 introduces
herself as a cancer patient to guests and housekeepers,
One recent staffers
haunted ghost tale of tells of a young man in his
teens that collapses and disappears on the floor.
A group of teens getting ready to take a ghost tour
of the Crescent Hotel recently reported seeing a
man carrying a tray of butter and dressed in a uniform
similar to the waiter's uniforms. He followed them
out of an elevator and towards their third floor
room, where he seemed to disappear. A third girl
at the room opened the door and saw him staring
directly at all of them.
All this make a
truly Haunted Arkansas hotel.
Ramada Plaza Hotel
This hotel in Haunted Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is
built in an interesting spot. The underground tunnels
used by Chicago gangsters to make their escapes.,
The tunnel ended in the hotel's basement.
Rumor has it that
Walter Schoreder (Owner) was murdered on property
& haunts the Hotel. He likes to turn on faucets,
lights, bangs on walls, & screaming , as well
The hotel's numerous
unexplained phenomenon have been well-documented
by the staff and guest. Ghostly figures roam the
halls and dis- jointed men's voices are heard day
and night. footsteps follow you , unseen bodies
bump into you. or so Guest and staff have reported.
Some haunted guest
tell of a man that walks into the walls and of a
beautiful red haired woman in a white bath robe
that seems startled and disappears in one of the
The workers are said
to keep a ghost log. Over the years, employees have
reported many unexplainable occurances at the hotel,
especially late at night.
In 2001, a guest
and several housekeepers heard a man screaming on
the seventh floor. A maintenance employee named
Bill rushed to Room 717, where he heard, "Help
me!" and saw the door moving outward, as if
it was being kicked, hard, from the inside. The
front desk told Bill no one was supposed to be in
the room; the female guest had checked out hours
Employees have reported
Optional strange occurrences in the ballroom. The
chandelier inexplicably shakes and sways.
One employee who
heard a noise late one night saw a couple dancing.
They disappeared, and he turned and left as fast
as he could. The staff's code name for the ghosts
who are responsible for the strange happenings at
the hotel is "Walter," after the original
owner of the hotel.
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I used to work there.
It was originally a hotel, but was then renovated
into a psych hospital and then a nursing home. After
the nursing home it
sat empty before being made back into a hotel. It
is said that a
ballerina jumped out of the seventh floor window,
and another man hung
himself on the second floor (where the ballroom
is now). There have also been
sightings of a strange hum and glowing in one of
the smaller banquet
One former employee
was started by this and ran down to the
employee locker room before she left. Supposedly,
all of the lockers began to
rattle and shake. She walked out and never came
back to work.
RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, Ca. This vast ocean
liner, is now permanently docked at the Haunted
Port of Long Beach, commissioned in 1936 and journeyed
a thousand Atlantic crossings.
Includes one evening in a haunted stateroom, two
haunted encounters tickets, dinner, breakfast and
a ghostly cocktail in the observation bar.
The Queen Mary Hotel & Attraction, is a floating
city awash in elegance, listed on the National Register
of Historic Places, it also remains one of the most
famous place in california.
Guests of the Hotel
Queen Mary are entitled to receive a complimentary
Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour.
Many incidents of
strange rapping noises, moving objects, disembodied
voices, and ghostly apparitions walking the halls
and stairs have been reported by staff, guests,
and Investigators on the docked ship.
Many witnesses have
had ghostly experiences of many different types
aboard the Queen Mary Hotel.
The Queen Mary has
revamped its popular Dinner and a Ghost Tour experience.
Paranormal Host Erika Frost escorts guests via an
evening Tour to well known haunted areas of the
ship in search of the spirits that inhabit the Queen
Mary, preceded by an intimate fine dining experience
in the award-winning Sir Winston's fine dining restaurant.
The new tours begin April 8, 2005 and will take
place every Friday and Saturday evening. The cost
is $109.00 per person. Reservations are required
(call for dress code guidelines) and can be made
by calling (562) 499-1657. Each tour is limited
to 30 people.
The evening begins
at 7:00 p.m. in the Sir Winston's Lounge followed
by a 7:30 p.m. dinner at Sir Winston's. After dinner,
Guests will embark on a tour to the haunted areas
of the ship including the Royal Theatre, Propeller
Box, Engine Room, Exhibit Hall, Boiler Room, Pool,
and the not accessible to the public Cargo Hold
area, ending in the Observation Bar, where guests
can discuss their findings with Erika.
Available is a special
hotel rate of $109.00 (plus 12% room tax). Guests
can contact Hotel Reservations at (562) 435-3511
and ask for the Dinner and a Ghost Tour special
Since taking permanent
residence in Long Beach in 1967, the Queen Mary
has been a hot spot for ghostly sightings and other
unexplained paranormal activity. Erika has tapped
into the mysterious happenings aboard the ship and
communicated with its otherworldly inhabitants using
her gifts of Vision and Astral Projection. The Queen
Mary also offers a daily Ghost Encounters Tour and
Ghosts and Legends Show..com
Logan Inn in New Hope, PA http://www.loganinn.com/ Recently arrived guests report seeing the specter of a little girl wandering the parking lot. Built in 1722 as a tavern, and later converted to an inn, the Logan, and its spirits, are legendary in a Colonial-era town many consider America's most haunted.
Sleep in room 6 and you'll bunk down with Emily, the long dead mother of a former owner of the building. Emily's ghost, perfumed with a hint of lavender, plays spine-chilling tricks with the room's heater and rearranges your luggage.
You won't need a ghost hunter cam to capture the oft-photographed glowing orbs hovering in the lobby and hallways. After all, the building has nearly 300 years of psychic energy juicing its illuminated spheres. As you ponder the paranormal in the hotel's tavern, watch for the apparition of a Revolutionary War soldier, marching to the beat of his own phantom drum - another frequently sighted ghostly guest.
The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee "is haunted, or at least that is what the owners claim and what numerous guests have affirmed over the years with stories about mysterious voices, odd sounds and smells, and even levitating objects."
Hotel La Fonda. The Santa Fe Trail's storied end-of-the-line hitchin' and sleepin' post began its 200-year-plus downtown tenancy as the rowdy Exchange Hotel. Gunfights frequently erupted inside, while out back, convicted killers swung from the gallows. Today, the spirits of the Old West are said to inhabit La Fonda's lobby and bar.
The current building dates to the 1920s, but its paranormal roots run deep. In the 1850s, a businessman lost his fortune in the hotel's gambling hall. Penniless and suicidal, he jumped to his death down a deep well, a hole currently covered by the hotel's colorful La Pazuela Restaurant. Today, while your guacamole is prepared tableside, keep an eye out for the businessman's ghost, sometimes seen in the center of the dining room, leaping and disappearing into thin air.
The Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. Room 314 is allegedly haunted by the wife of the original owner.
New York City's Hotel Chelsea. In addition to its storied occupants, the 12-story "cauldron of creativity," erected in 1884, is also known for its ghosts. Janis Joplin once rasped, "A lot of funky things happen in the Chelsea." Indeed. Actress Sarah Bernhardt reportedly slept in a coffin while living here. The Hotel Chelsea (or, Chelsea Hotel) is a New York City hotel and landmark, primarily known for its history of long-term notable residents. The Chelsea has housed numerous writers, musicians, artists, and actors, including Bob Dylan, Charles Bukowski, Janis Joplin, Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Arthur C. Clarke, Dylan Thomas, Sid Vicious, Robert Mapplethorpe, Larry Rivers, and multiple people associated with Andy Warhol's Factory. It is located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea, at 222 West 23rd Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Though the Chelsea no longer accepts long-term residencies, the building is still home to many (and a second home to many more). Presently, transient guests are limited to a maximum stay of 24 nights.
Thomas Wolfe's presence has been felt on the 8th floor, while the spirit of Dylan Thomas, who drank away his final days at the Chelsea, seems to have stayed long past check-out time. Board the east elevator and you may share a lift with the ghost of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, suspected of stabbing his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, to death in room 100. Roughly half of the Chelsea's rooms (no 2 alike) are occupied by long-term residents, meaning your neighbors may be a bit more eccentric than your typical chain hotel clientele.
The Ancient Ram Inn is a Grade II listed building and a former pub located in Wotton-under-Edge, a market town within the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. It is believed to be one of the most haunted hotels in the country. This famous inn is owned by and the home to John Humphries. It has been owned by many people since 1145 to present date. Many people lived here either as a tenant or over night guests. This inn was said to have also been owned by the local St. Mary's Church when first built.
The inn has been investigated by many paranormal researchers, particularly for television shows like Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted. One paranormal expert in particular is Kieron Butler from the UK Paranormal Study. The group led by Kieron to study in the Ram Inn consisted of seven people, including photographers and medium/spiritual advisors. The Ghost Club (the oldest paranormal research organization in the world) investigated the inn in 2003 but didn't document anything of paranormal evidence or supernatural activity.
In the days of the Spanish exploration of the New World, the beaches along Galveston, TX, were referred to as a "the Island of Doom" because of frequent shipwrecks. Hotel Galvez harbors numerous restless spirits starting with that of Bernardo de Galvez, whose portrait hangs in the foyer watching over guests. Another sad spirit is said to lurk in the garden and roam the halls mourning her long-lost love who died at sea. The beach's other ghosts include that of a young nun, Sister Katherine, who drowned along with 9 young orphans when attempting to move to higher ground during a raging hurricane in 1900. Locals tell tales of a figure in a black habit walking the sea wall and watching for storms while her young charges play mischievous tricks on the guests back at the hotel.
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