Who doesn’t like a little fright once in a while? Whether it is watching a horror flick or going on a tour of a haunted house at night, a good scare can be very adventurous as it gets the adrenalin pumping. One fun thing to do is to stay at a haunted hotel. There are a whole lot of haunted hotels to choose from where you can experience paranormal experiences of the spooky kind.
Myrtles Plantation is a BnB in St. Francisville, Louisiana and is notorious as “America’s most haunted” place. Many people were murdered in this plantation including slaves and soldiers and their ghosts roam the compound. The most famous being Chloe, the black slave girl, who baked a poisonous cake and killed her owner’s wife and daughters. She was subsequently hanged and now roams the house.
Ancient Ram Inn is situated in Wotton-under-Edge, England and is a famous haunted inn. The owner and his family claim to have witnessed the ghosts of Ancient Ram inside the house. They’ve seen hairy creatures that look like large black cats. Guests have also observed strange noises, odors and strong winds that rip off artwork from the walls. Some have even felt their bed levitate.
Stanley hotel in Colorado, USA is the famous haunted hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining. The Stanley’s were the original owners of the hotel and it seems that they still roam around in the hotel’s lobby, billiards room and even play the piano. Children’s voices are heard sometimes. Try staying in room 217, the room where Stephen Kind wrote that scary book.
Maribel Caves Hotel in Wisconsin, USA is nicknamed as Hotel Hell. The hotel is no longer functioning but people still visit to camp on the grounds of the dilapidated hotel. There are many legends surrounding the hotel of fires, murders and a gateway to hell through the underground secret passages.
Dr. H. H. Holmes built a hotel in Chicago in the late 1800’s with the sole intention of torturing and killing his guests. The hotel was nicknamed “murder castle” by the police who investigated the case. Holmes built the hotel in such a way so that there were rooms without any windows that could be used as gas chambers and other rooms were used as prisons. The basement had a surgical table and lime pits to dissolve the dead bodies. The hotel was torn down and in 1930 a post office was built in its place.
Russel Hotel in Sydney Australia used to be a hospital during the early days of settlement in Australia. It later became a hostel for sailors and then a hotel. One sailor refuses to check out of room 8 even though he’s been dead for many decades. Other paranormal activity has also been reported by the guests of the hotel.
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei, Taiwan is rumored to be built on land that was used by the Japanese as a concentration camp during World War II. Many prisoners were tortured and executed here and now they seem to haunt the hotel. Locals stay away from the hotel and tourists have reported various sightings. Jackie Chan once stayed here and ran out of his room in the middle of the night saying that he had seen a ghost.
Ballygally Castle Hotel in Larne, Northern Ireland was built as a castle in 1625. James Shaw who owned the castle is said to have locked up his wife, Lady Isobel in the turret room because she was cheating on him. In the despair of starvation she jumped out of the window and killed herself. Today both James and his wife haunt the hotel with a few other ghosts.
Le Pavillon in New Orleans, USA is a luxurious hotel where at least 5 ghosts have found residence. Adda, a teenage girl keeps bumping into guest in the lobby and complains about being lost before disappearing. A prankster hippie ghost keeps hiding the personal belongings of guests. An old lady and a couple also walk around the halls.