If you’re anything like me, you’ll live for the moment you can drop all work and go on holiday. A fortnight in a hot country, a rural retreat for the weekend – you name it – I’m all over it!
But what about a break in one of the most haunted hotel rooms on the planet?
Would you still look forward to your time off work as much?
Room 217 – The Stanley Hotel
Yep, I thought we’d start off with the most famous paranormal hotel destination out of the lot – The Stanley Hotel in Colorado.
The paranormal activity in this well-known spook-fest can be traced back as far as it’s construction, in 1907. It’s reports became so famous that the master of horror, Stephen King, decided to use the hotel as the basis for his book – The Shining.
The most famous Stanley Hotel entity is a lady known as Elisabeth Wilson, who is said regularly appear in room 217.
As far as spirits go – she’s not a bad little entity at all!
In her ‘living days’ she was actually a housekeeper/worker at the hotel – she now spends her afterlife cleaning up after guests…
Many visitors to room 217 have claimed that their bags have been unpacked neatly and the beds made…in the blink of an eye!
Rooms 612 & 325 – The Hawthorne Hotel
The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts, boasts a ghost that zeros in on rooms 612 and 325. This apparition is said to be a woman who seems to have a real bee in her bonnet…for reasons unknown.
Numerous guests staying at these two rooms have complained about the female entity turning the lights on and off, all through the night.
She has also been known to steal hotel room keys and the car keys off visitors.
There have also been reports that are slightly more creepy in nature – the sound of distant children crying throughout the night!
Room 324 – Toftaholm Herrgard
This popular Swedish hotel has a rather tragic story behind it’s paranormal visitor…
Legend tells us that a local boy, from a poor family, fell in love with the daughter of a past owner of the hotel. This father was not pleased at all – he wanted his daughter married to a rich guy – not some local peasant!
He stopped his daughter from marrying this young lad and broke his heart by doing so…
The young man then hung himself in room 324.
Many guests have reported phantom scratches and noises coming from the room during the night – the locals to the area believe that these noises are caused by the broken-hearted spirit of the peasant boy.
Rooms 8 & 10- The Battery Carriage House
No article on haunted hotel rooms would be complete without a report involving a headless man, right?
Known as Charleston’s most haunted inn; the Battery Carriage House in South Carolina is known to be visited by ‘The Gentleman Ghost’ – a rather disturbing headless apparition that centers on rooms 8 and 10.
There’s no real malice in this ghost – he just appears at the sides of visitor’s beds in the middle of the night.
A little frightening I know – but he justs stands there for a few moments, then disappears.
Room 302 – Hotel Del Coronado
Room 302 in the Hotel Del Coronado, California, is famous for a ghost named Kate Morgan. Her body was found in this room with a gunshot wound to the head, back in 1892.
It looked like a suicide but the bullet used did not match the gun – her death remains a mystery.
Numerous visitors are convinced that Kate’s spirit never left room 302 – she has often appeared standing by the room’s window and there are untold reports of poltergeist activity linked to the room.
Most Haunted Hotel Rooms
These are just the tip of the iceberg – there are hundreds (maybe even thousands!) of other hotel rooms out there that have links to the paranormal.
Do you know of any rooms that we have not mentioned here?
If so, please leave information about them in the comment section below.