TOP 15 Hotels with Anomalies – Poltergeists, Spirits, Apparitions…

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15. Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA, USA [ book here ]

The manor is home to several legends concerning ghosts that inhabit the property. The most famous is the story of Chloe, a slave girl who was punished by the plantation owners (supposedly they cut her ears) for spying on their business secrets. An alternative version states that she refused to be a mistress and was killed by her owner. Either for revenge or as part of a cunning plan to redeem her position in the family (she planned to cure them) the girl made a birthday cake with poisonous leaves. It killed the owner’s wife and her two daughters. Chloe was hanged and her body thrown into the Mississippi river by other slaves in order to escape the punishment for sheltering her. Also, the hotel is built on an Indian burial ground, and sometimes people notice a young Native American girl walking around the area. The apparition was detected on the photograph in 1992 and gave the owners the idea for a postcard that today picture Myrtles Plantation. The only registered murder of a man inside the house gives the ground for another ghost that cannot cross the 17th step on the stairs. The victim was shot from the front door entrance and crawled up to the 17th step where he collapsed and died. Additionally, during the Civil War the building was occupied by soldiers and their spirits are still believed to remain there.

Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA, USA

Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA, USA

14. Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, USA [ book here ]

A very old-fashioned and aristocratically looking hotel. But when you understand, that it inspired Stephen King to write The Shining (one of his most terrifying books), you might start to feel some doubts about its casualty and attractiveness. In particular, the whole 4-th floor is believed to be haunted. Stories tell about children running and laughing in the hall, about Mr. Stanley, playing the piano and Lord Dunraven observing visitors from the window of his favorite room 407. And off course, everything happens when there no kids around, and former owners of the hotel or land have perished almost a century ago. Nothing strange, only piano keys moving by themselves and randomly flashing room lights. Not really randomly, Lord Dunraven, as some visitors told, stopped turning off the lamp, when they asked him to and explained that they will leave the room in couple days and won’t bother him as soon as possible. You won’t also officially find the stories of people behind the ghosts. The hotel claims there were no murders or deaths registered in the building. Well, ghosts come from those, that are not actually registered.

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, USA

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, USA

Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, USA

13. Russell Hotel, Sydney, Australia [ book here ]

A very old-fashioned and aristocratically looking hotel. But when you understand, that it inspired Stephen King to write The Shining (one of his most terrifying books), you might start to feel some doubts about its casualty and attractiveness. In particular, the whole 4-th floor is believed to be haunted. Stories tell about children running and laughing in the hall, about Mr. Stanley, playing the piano and Lord Dunraven observing visitors from the window of his favorite room 407. And off course, everything happens when there no kids around, and former owners of the hotel or land have perished almost a century ago. Nothing strange, only piano keys moving by themselves and randomly flashing room lights. Not really randomly, Lord Dunraven, as some visitors told, stopped turning off the lamp, when they asked him to and explained that they will leave the room in couple days and won’t bother him as soon as possible. You won’t also officially find the stories of people behind the ghosts. The hotel claims there were no murders or deaths registered in the building. Well, ghosts come from those, that are not actually registered.

Russell Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Russell Hotel, Sydney, Australia

12. Karosta Prison Hotel, Karosta, Latvia [ book here ]

It can be treated as a hotel only for very brave, for those who risks to stay for a night in a real prison cell. There you might feel the energy of thousands of prisoners, who suffered the Communists regime repressions. For all the others, there is a special tour through the prison’s corridors, where you will sense the presence, hear the rattling of chains and , if lucky, meet a local legend – skeleton thin – a tall skinny ghost of a prisoner. Moreover, there is a really insane option – you can marry on the terrytory of a concentration camp.

Karosta Prison Hotel, Karosta, Latvia

Karosta Prison Hotel, Karosta, Latvia

11. 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas, USA [ book here ]

It is entitled as “America’s Most Haunted Hotel”. Around eight ghosts are said to settle here: a college student that either felt or was pushed from the roof; a nurse from the times, when the building served as hospital; a spirit of Dr. John Freemont Ellis; a ghost of an Irish stonemason, who slipped and felt of the roof when working; Theadora, a cancer victim who had treatment in the resort; a Victorian-style gentlemen with a hat; Brecky, a boy that died because of the appendicitis complications; and even Norman G. Baker, the owner.

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas, USA

1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Arkansas, USA

10. Hawthorne Hotel, Massachusetts, USA [ book here ]

The place in downtown Salem is known for the spectral hands that guests feel in Room 325 and the ghost of a child who endlessly cries and disturbs the visitors. There is a spirit of a woman who wonders along the corridors and occasionally appears in the rooms. Hotel’s administration neglects any ghost stories, but people continue to put the Hawthorne onto the top haunted hotels list experiencing paranormal influence in it.

Hawthorne Hotel, Massachusetts, USA

Hawthorne Hotel, Massachusetts, USA

9. Hotel Burchianti, Florence, Italy [ book here ]

A beautiful hotel at the same time believed to be one of the most haunted in Europe. The spirit of a child is often seeing in the terrace or in the corridors of a hotel. It is rather harmless and asks people to play with him, which is pretty normal, if to ignore the fact of its death. Other residents are: a pink semitransparent figure in the Fresco Room; a girl walking down the halls; a maid that wonders through rooms; an old lady knitting in a chair. The paranormal presence is observed also through the feeling of cold spots and touches, through the vision of deformations in the bed under pressure, when nobody sits on it, and even through suffocation by indentation during the sleep. The anomalies are so intense, that administration is irritated by the questions and complaints of ghost presence and enhanced the security in the hotel that patrols the passageways in the building.

Hawthorne Hotel, Massachusetts, USA

Hawthorne Hotel, Massachusetts, USA

8. Dragsholm Slot, Sealand, Denmark [ book here ]

The history of ghosts is intermingled with the history of the castle itself. Religious and political repressions, martyrs and refuges created a background for paranormal exertion. Among the 100 supposed ghosts in the castle, some became more famous. After his imprisonment in Dragsholm, Bishop Ronnow was moved to Copenhagen Castle, where he died in 1544. It is believed that his spirit returned to the place of suffering and continuous moaning is still heard in the tower. Another victim is James Hepburn, the 4th Earl of Bothwell. He was captured and imprisoned at Dragsholm with food and water enough only for slow death. The Earl went mad and died in 1576 being tied to a pillar. Tourists still notice him ridding on a horse in the courtyard. Ejler Brockenhuus, that haunts the castle’s dungeons, had a similar faith. There are also two ghost ladies: the White and the Gray. One is lost in infinite searches of her beloved, the other is driven by gratitude to the castle’s master, who cured her, and thus seeks for some good deeds.

Dragsholm Slot, Sealand, Denmark

Dragsholm Slot, Sealand, Denmark

7. Hotel Provincial, New Orleans, LA, USA [ book here ]

Anomalies that are usually observed in the Hotel Provincial are relied to the times of war in 1722, when the building served as a military hospital. Guests are declaring that saw scenes of soldiers screaming in agonies with severe wounds and amputations, surgeons and nurses running from bed to bed and vast puddles of blood everywhere. But most of the horror dispels in intense light of a turned on lamp. A typical place with intense paranormal energy due to the harsh history.

Hotel Provincial, New Orleans, LA, USA

6. Skirrid Mountain Inn, Monmouthshire, Wales, England [ book here ]

Sudden changes in temperature, levitating dishes, coughing laughter, strange sounds and menacing shadows constitute the paranormal presence in the old Wales road inn. Dated as of 11th century, the pub inherited the rebellious historical legacy of Monmouthshire region. The legend says that more than 200 rebels were captured and condemned to death during an infamous Judge Jeffrey’s trial. They were executed, but never left the premises of the area and often peep into the inn.

Skirrid Mountain Inn, Monmouthshire, Wales, England

5. Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally, Northern Ireland [ book here ]

The castle origins in 1625 and was built by James Shaw of Scotland. As it is usual for ancient castles hotels, Ballygally has a number of residing ghosts. One of the most active is Lady Isobel Shaw, a former tenant, who entertains herself by knocking on the doors and disappearing. She is said to be imprisoned and starved in the room by her husband, and felt out of the window under such mockery. Madame Nixon is another spirit that walks down the passageways in a silk dress. There is a Ghost room, a small room in the corner turret of the castle, that is not offered to visitors and always noticed of supernatural activities. Mediums once invited to stay for a night in the castle reported that they detected more ghosts than total number of guests and people in the hotel.

Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally, Northern Ireland

Ballygally Castle Hotel, Ballygally, Northern Ireland

4. Elvey Farm, Pluckley, England [ book here ]

In 1989 Pluckley received a Guiness award for being “the most haunted village in Britain”, with 12 different ghosts reported. Even though the category doesn’t exists anymore, there are still lots of legends and mysteries. These are only few of them: a poltergeist at the Black Horse Inn, a hanged colonel in Park Wood, the schoolmaster found hanging by children in Dicky Buss’s Lane, the Red Lady walking with a dog, the Lady of Rose Court, committed suicide because of the unrequited love, suicide-farmer Edward Brett whispering “I will do it”, and a black apparition of the Miller.

Elvey Farm, Pluckley, England

3. Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, USA [ book here ]

A luxurious hotel in San Diego has its own secrets. Occasionally, one considers a 100-years ago mysterious death of Kate Morgan. She was found shot in the head on some steps leading down to the beach. The situation was treated as suicide. But later some doubts were revealed in relation to the point, that bullet was from a different gun and it was a murder. Also, there is a dominating belief that Kate made friends with a maid, who disappeared after her death. The chambermaid is also believed to be surreptitiously killed and hidden in order not to get attention and suspicions. Women’s souls are still noticed in the hotel, especially in popular rooms 3327 and 3519 where Kate and her maid leaved. The TV turning on and off, pipes jiggling, and water faucets switching on and off at random, even Kate’s face has appeared to some on the surface of an unplugged TV screen – are the most reported anomalies.

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, USA

Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, USA

2. Talbot Hotel, Oundle, England [ book here ]

A lady in black is a ghost that is commonly seen near the staircase in the Talbot hotel. The building itself relates to the 17th century. The origins of the ghost root in the Fotheringhay Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was held and eventually decapitated near the staircase. The castle was destroyed, but some parts like stairs were incorporated into the Talbot Hotel. Apparently, the Mary’s spirit also moved to the hotel and continuously haunts people seeking justice and revenge. Mary’s appearance is intense and generally considered as the “best-documented ghost” in all Britain.

Talbot Hotel, Oundle, England

Talbot Hotel, Oundle, England

1. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada [ book here ]

One of the most fashionable Canadian hotels is Banff Springs Hotel in Banf, Alberta. It is also a home for various mysteries that are officially denied by the administration. The terrifying story belongs to the room 873 on the eights floor. The legend tells about the family, who stayed in the room with a tragic outcome. A man killed his wife and young daughter before committing suicide. The souls of his victims never leaved the room, and bloody imprints were constantly found by room-service and couldn’t be easily removed. Hotel’s management decided to seal the room, but the voices and paranormal activities remained. Another legend concerns an accidental death mystery of a bride that felt of the marble stairs and broke her neck. Her phantom can be still noticed walking around the tragic spot.

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotels, Banff, Canada

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