It doesn’t matter if it is on Halloween or any other time of the year. In America’s most haunted hotels the ghosts never sleep, and never take a vacation. They simply don’t care what time of the year they spook the guests. Although it seems that around the time of Halloween their activities spike. Can they feel the vibrations?
Let’s take a look where some guests checked in, but never checked out again.
The Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans
The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is quite an old building and it seems that people from its past still love to linger around. Or rather their spirits, I should say. Back in the late 1800s, the place used to be a well-known bordello going by the name May Baily’s. There are several ghosts haunting the guests of the hotel, but some of them show up more than others. One spirit wears a military uniform and likes to wander through the courtyard. Perhaps a Creole soldier?
Once, Larry Montz, a Ph.D, parapsychologist and founder of the International Society For Paranormal Research, conducted an investigation at the hotel and reported several spirits. Among them is a General, or other high-ranking officer who wears a dark uniform. Maybe from the Civil War or War of 1812? Then there is also a woman’s ghost dancing through the courtyard. This one seems a bit disturbed, as she acts very whimsical. People believe that she might once worked at the bordello and maybe it drove her to drinking.
The Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
Welcome to the hotel in California where Kate Morgan checked out in 1892, but never left. This is one of America’s most haunted hotels that is a beacon of grandeur and refinement. It is 125 years old and among the most sought out vacation destinations in California and the world. As for Kate, she is still haunting the place.
The Kennebunk Inn in Kennebunkport, Maine
You can expect great food in any of America’s most haunted hotels, but the Kennebunk Inn is very well known for its incredible food. Probably because their owners also happen to be celebrity chefs. The place was built in 1799 as a private residence.
Later on it became a tavern and then a hotel. At around the mid-twentieth century Silas Perkins, a clerk at the inn, died under mysterious circumstances. Ever since, he makes sure people remember him by throwing wine glasses and other things, or just dropping them.
One of America’s most haunted hotels is older than Atlanta
The Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast in Covington, Georgia
Built in 1836, the Twelve Oaks Bed & Breakfast is the oldest mansion still standing in the Atlanta area. The mansion’s ghosts are a mother and son pair. They like to open windows and lock doors, which easily open again before a locksmith gets a chance to use his tools. Numerous movies and TV shows, including Halloween II, Southern Fried Homicide, and The Vampire Diaries have been filmed at this mansion.
The Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore
Imagine the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore in the 1770s. It is riddled with crime-ridden saloons, brothels, and shipyards. A lot has happened during those days and it comes as no surprise if many spirits still linger around today. Guests at the Admiral Fell Inn often report to see floating sailors and disappearing butlers knocking on their doors. When the hotel was evacuated during a hurricane, the hotel manager heard a loud party inside the hotel. The ghosts celebrating?
The Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, South Dakota
The Hotel Alex Johnson, has long been known as one of America’s most haunted hotels. As a matter of fact, it is so well-known for reported hauntings that the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters traveled to Rapid City to do a segment on the hotel. The ghosts made sure that the investigators would experience significant paranormal activity throughout the hotel. You will get the opportunity to see the “lady in white” and maybe even the ghost of Alex Johnson himself.
The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina
A young woman in Victorian dress surrounded by a pink mist haunts this Inn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. “The Pink Lady.” once stayed stayed at the Inn in the 1920s and somehow fell to her death.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore
This hotel consistently makes the America’s most haunted hotels listings. Staff and guests see ghosts wandering the floors all the time. One sticks out the most. It is a little girl dressed in white who plays with a red ball. Her parents committed suicide during the Great Depression by jumping off the 19th floor roof of the hotel.
Miss Molly’s Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas
Miss Molly’s Hotel is one of America’s most haunted hotels filled with a lot of history and haunts. Right in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District the hotel started as a brothel in 1910. Fort Worth is famous for its favorite stop during the cattle drives during that time.
One of Miss Molly’s Hotel themed rooms is the premier room. Once the madam’s quarters, “Miss Josie” is the most requested room. Guest report many sightings of the last madam, Ms. Josie King. They wake up in the night to find her standing at the foot of the bed and just watching them.
The Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans
Of America’s most haunted hotels, the Monteleone is one of the premier haunted hotels in New Orleans. Staff and guests experience ghost activities that started generations ago. One of the restless spirits is a William “Red” Wildemere, who died inside the hotel of natural causes. Another spirit is Maurice Bergere. He is just a toddler who also died in the hotel. At the time it happened, his distraught parents kept coming back, hoping that he might visit them. Eventually Maurice appeared to his mother, and ever since, he shows himself to guests and staff. Every evening, the hotel’s restaurant door opens and closes again, even when locked. Furthermore the elevator often stops on the wrong floor. The hallway it leads to turns cold and ghostly images appear of children playing.
Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona
Ever since the third floor burn down in 1934, ghosts are permanent residents in this hotel. This includes room 242. A woman once committed suicide in that room. Guests often refuse to stay in that room. It gives them an uncomfortable feeling of dread.
Not able to shake the ghosts, hotel management turns the hotel’s creepy history to their advantage. During the month of October they use what is left of the third floor, for seances and great illusions. It is certainly worth to visit. Are you afraid, yet?
The Hotel St. Nicholas in Cripple Creek, Colorado
This small Colorado town is the home of the Pikes Peak or Bust Gold Rush. Thousands of people came through during that time, and that was when St. Nicholas was built as a hospital. The hospital also had a mental ward, which might be where the hotel’s ghosts originate from. One of the spirits is “Stinky” who mostly stands behind a staircase. He earns his name due to the sewage-like stink that always accompanies him. Another one looks like a miner, and sometimes he has a little boy by his side. Pete, as people call him, likes to steals cigarettes among other things.
The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
This hotel only has one permanent resident. His name is Dr. Jacocks and he makes up for the lack of other ghosts. Guests who stay in room 256 often see evidence that someone else had used their shower. The bath mat all rumpled up and the curtains wide open, as if someone just stepped out of the shower. In the mornings, the room often fills with the smell of flowers. Further, the room’s door is mysteriously getting locked. One time a maintenance worker was forced to use a ladder to get into the room. To eliminate it from happening, the hotel installed electric doors, but that doesn’t seem to stop the doctor to still jam the locks every now and then.
Dr. Jacocks also makes visible appearances. He walks the halls and looks for unlocked doors. He rattles the door knobs, and when they are locked, he tries the next one. When the guests open the door to see who it is, he gets scared, and they can see him running away.
The Read House Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee
In Chattanooga’s Read House Hotel the haunting is strong in room 311. This room is permanently occupied by the spirit of Annalisa Netherly. Working as a prostitute, she stayed in the room during the 1920s and 1930s and also ended up dying in that same room.
Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs Tennessee
Here we have a building that not only sits on the path of an ancient Native American trail, but is also the site of three fires, murders, and accidents. What can go wrong? Only beds moving, voices, dark figures and cold spots to give you the feeling of terror. Are you thinking about a vacation? Take a look at Haunted tourist attractions around the world.
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1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa Eureka Springs, Arkansas
By far the creepiest of America’s most haunted hotels is the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. In the 1880s one of the Irish stone masons dives to his death from guest room 218 and ever since the haunting won’t stop.
As a matter of fact, the room is the most spiritually active room in the hotel and proofs to be the greatest attraction for television film crews. Guests see hands coming out of the bathroom mirror, and hear the cries of a falling man in the ceiling. Also, the door opens and then slams shut, after which nobody is able to open it again.
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