They saw a toy move and heard scratching at the end of their bed. They turned a lamp on and off and it flickered. When the family returned from their day, the lamp was unplugged. I want to meet this Anne. Okay, a couple things here.
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It has a history nice , a gorgeous ghost oooh, fun , and oh yeah, this house is the home of Robert the doll run. You know, the doll that inspired all those murderous Chucky movies? That doll. She probably spent a good chunk of change on it and just wants to show it off.
However, the whole voodoo doll that Gene carried around — kind of questionable. So, you know, definitely be on the lookout for this one. Yup, the resident dog refuses to step foot on the entire second floor. It might have something to do with the phantom knocks on the bathroom doors or things being reported missing or moved. No reason why, just steer clear if at all possible. This is one I will probably be skipping.
No thanks. In a gold-miner named Lyle was found dead in his room with a box of dynamite under his bed okay?
Lyle is the one believed to be messing with guests, obviously. Hey, I guess it was his room first? Haunted by at least two ghosts a headless man and a woman in all black, totally casual , The Excelsior is also home to the idea behind the Steven Spielberg movie , Poltergeist. And something resembling a young boy approached him to question Spielberg what he wanted for breakfast. Before the night was over, Spielberg and his team were sound asleep in the Holiday Inn nearby. Poltergeist came out a few years later. Oooh, this place is giving me the creeps.
There was even an instance when a guest woke up to his dresser boarded up against his door and his clothes were scattered around the room. Employees once heard a loud pounding coming from the walk-in cooler as if someone was trying to get out, and when the employees rushed to open it, there was nothing there. Just, no. As the story goes, Mrs. Foley housed boarders at the inn and one night a man staying there started to strangle her. Unable to scream for help, she grabbed the candlestick next to her and swung at the man. Foley was in such a panic, she told the guest that if they hide the dead body and tell no one about the incident that he could receive free rent.
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In , human remains were found in the wall. You might also get lucky enough to witness a door flying open followed by a rush of air where the man was killed. Okay, time to cool back down a bit on the scary level.
If you stay at Mayhurst, be prepared for windows to open. Not too bad. I think I could handle that. Guests have even reported events of just feeling like they were being watched. The inn was built in and housed U. Keep your eyes peeled for the Madison Room if you want some creepy action in your life.
If you ever find yourself in the area, this castle is known to house several spirits.
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The monumental New England retreat is a favourite for getting away from it all but you could find yourself having to share a room with an unexpected guest. It's rumoured that Carolyn Stickney, wife of the resort's original owner, has taken up long-term residence. Look out for an elegant figure in Victorian dress and listen out for light knocks at the door. Carolyn has a habit of slipping into guests' rooms, helping herself to their belongings and then placing them back exactly where she found them.
Built in , this stunning coastal villa was the country estate of the Allen family until , when the last of original owner's relatives, Ester Mercur, passed away. Her husband sold the estate with all its furnishings and it seems like Ester never really left either. Said to haunt the resort to this day, guests have reported hearing laughter and rustling petticoats as well as smelling a strong perfume waft in the corridors and feeling a ghostly presence.
Built in , the pousada was Abraham's dedication to his beloved wife and the legend has it that Julia was so in love with the house, she never left it. Guests report seeing weird apparitions and hearing strange whispers in suite — Julia's former bedroom. The hotel doesn't shy away from its ghostly inhabitant and offers a special Julia Staab American Ghost Package for the bravest guests. A Tudor-style boutique bed and breakfast, Red Coach Inn has long been the destination of choice for those after a romantic couple's getaway.
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However, not all romances have ended well here. The hotel is rumoured to be haunted by a bride and groom who took their own lives following their wedding. The spooky occurrences include music playing in the night, jewellery going missing from dressers and then reappearing as well as hearing footsteps walking and dancing above despite being on the top floor.
Sitting pretty astride the Eastern Continental Divide, there are almost certainly strange forces at work at the historic Green Park Inn , from electronic interferences to apparitions.
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Many think that Laura Green, the daughter of the hotel's founder, haunts room and wanders around the third floor. Apparently, she was jilted at the altar and subsequently took her own life. Her would-be groom is said to be around too — the lingering scent of pipe smoke gives him away. North Dakota's oldest hotel, the Rough Riders Hotel , has been going since and has remained largely unchanged since Theodore Roosevelt stayed here.
According to reports, the hotel is haunted by a little boy who likes to cause havoc on the top floor. Guests have heard tapping on the walls, toilets flushing themselves and even a faint child-like laughter. Although many hotels in Ohio claim to be the most haunted in the state, Lafayette Hotel will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The hauntings on the third floor are said to be so severe some of the employees even refuse to go up there.
Located in Marietta, known as the first permanent settlement of the Northwest Territory, the hotel dates back to and is said to be haunted by its former owner. Apparently, he likes to play tricks on guests by relocating items in the room, turning suitcases upside down and emptying shampoo bottles.
A famous legend claims that the original owner W. Guests often report objects moving, doors slamming shut and hearing strange sounds in the room and the hallways. It's also haunted — guests have reported seeing a woman in white who is believed to have taken her own life by jumping off a hotel balcony although no proof has been found to suggest this is true.
Others say they've witnessed a child either playing or sitting on the ground near the site of a former swimming pool. Although there are lots of mentions of spirits of wounded soldiers trying to find peace, the hotel's most famous paranormal guest is Rachel. Said to have been a Confederate nurse during the Civil War, she not only roams the hotel but also the neighbouring streets and is known to open guests' drawers without a reason. Better known to ghost hunters as the Providence Biltmore , the stunning landmark hotel has a very dark history.
The inspiration behind the fictional hotels featured in the works by both Stephen King and Robert Bloch, it was financed by a well-known Satanist and later also used as a popular speak-easy among mobsters during the Prohibition. The old-world charm in Charleston is exemplified in the romantic Battery Carriage House Inn , however, it's not just charming, it's also haunted. In a city that conjures up a bygone era it's really no surprise that past and present collide. Characters glimpsed at this hotel include a threatening headless torso in room 8, a benign gentleman ghost in room 10 and a glowing entity in room 3.