Most Spooky Hotel 2017: Stanley Hotel, United States
Stanley Hotel is one of the most reportedly haunted hotels
in the entire world. It has been featured on several ghost related shows such
as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. The hotel was so haunted that it even
inspired famous author Stephen King to write his novel The Shining.
There are several “more haunted” spots throughout the hotel.
The first is room 217. This room is the most famous spot in the hotel as it was
where Stephen King got his inspiration for the Shining. It is believed that
this room is haunted by Elizabeth Wilson, or Mrs. Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was the
hotels head housekeeper. One night, during a storm in 1911, she was injured
during an explosion while lighting up the lights in room 217. Although she
survived, the traumatic experience has caused her to remain within the room
after her death. Guests within the room have reported items being moved and
their luggage being unpacked. Lights are often turned on and off. Mrs. Wilson
is also old fashioned in that she will haunt any unmarried guests who decide to
stay the night. These visitors have reported feeling a cold force come between
them while they are trying to sleep.
Two other rooms known for their hauntings are room 401 and
room 428. When the hotel first opened the entire fourth floor was where female
employees, children and nannies lived. Now visitors to the fourth floor, and
more notably room 401 have reported hearing children running around and
laughing. Room 401 also has a closet which is notorious for opening and
shutting by itself. Room 428 has its own set of ghosts. Visitors to this room
have heard furniture moving and footsteps moving above them, even though it is
physically impossible for anyone to go onto the sloped roof. There is also a
cowboy who will appear to visitors at the corner of the bed.
Another spot that is haunted in the hotel is the Concert
Hall. It is believed that one of the ghosts in the concert hall is Paul. Paul
was known to do a little bit of everything around the hotel. One of his jobs
was to enforce the 11pm curfew in the hotel. Now guests who stay out late at
night will sometimes hear a voice tell them to “get out.” Paul is also known to
occasionally nudge guests and workers. Another spirit to haunt this location is
the hotel founder’s wife, Flora Stanley. Flora can be heard playing the piano.
A third spirit named Lucy is also known to act up. She will often communicate
with ghost hunters by flickering flashlights on and off. No one knows who Lucy
was in life, although it is speculated that she was either a runaway or a
Other haunted locations at the Stanley hotel include the
Grand Staircase, the Vortex and the Underground Caves. The Grand Staircase is
believed to be a spot where many of the ghosts pass through. The apparition of
a woman has also been seen by multiple guests descending the staircase. The
Vortex is where it is believed many of the ghosts travel through as it is a
natural spiral of energy. The Underground Caves is another spot thought to
attract ghosts due to its high volume of limestone and quartz (two materials
believed to trap spiritual energy). Visitors to this area have reported shadow
figures, voices, and cold breezes brushing past them.