During the Halloween season, many people turn their attention to the haunted locations scattered across the United States. If you’re looking for a place to step into for a moment and capture the vibes of the undead, what better site than an old hotel? In this article, we will list a couple of establishments that have a reputation for resident ghosts and strange happenings.
Heathman Hotel , Oregon
This Portland, Oregon establishment has a reputation for paranormal activity that supposedly takes place in any of the rooms that end in ’03.’ Some of the complaints centers on what happens in rooms while guests are away. For example, even though the doors have been locked, guest have reported that water glasses have been left out, towels used, and chairs moved , although the electronic key record shows that no one has entered their room when they have left.
Menger Hotel , Texas
The Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas is full of historic memories, as well as spooky tales surrounding the building. Kitchen crew have reporting coming in contact with a ghost, while others have been plagued by the sounds of heavy footsteps in empty rooms. Interestingly, the location of the hotel may have something to do with the odd occurrences, as it is situated adjacent to the Alamo. Some believe the spirits related to the hotel might be a soldier returning to his former post.
Driskell Hotel , Texas
Another haunted hotel located in Texas is the Driskill, which has a history that traces back to 1886. When it comes to haunted hotels, the Driskill is rated one of the scariest of its kind within the United States. One of the resident ghosts is the daughter of a former senator, who lost her life when she fell after chasing a ball on the grand staircase. Another death that took place on the premises is that of a bride from Houston, who died under mysterious circumstances. Nowadays, guests report the sounds of laughing children and the bounce of a ball in the hallways and close to the stairs. Several guests believe they have caught sight of a bride roaming the halls on the fourth floor, carrying shopping bags in her hands.
Stanley Hotel , Colorado
In Estes Park, Colorado, the Stanley Hotel has a history that traces back to 1909 when it was constructed by F.O. Stanley and his wife, Flora. If you’d like to stay for the night and gain literary inspiration, you’d be pleased to know that parts of ‘The Shining’ by Stephen King have been written in room 217 of the hotel. Over the years, reports of odd happenings have been documented, such as the sound of piano playing by itself in the music room, which happened to be one of the former owner’s favorite rooms in the hotel. Sometimes, the sounds of children in the halls are heard when a child isn’t anywhere in the building.