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Title: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:43:27 pm
Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 10/6/11 07:08 AM ET   Updated: 10/6/11 05:25 PM ET

Halloween season is here again and hoteliers are buying fake cobwebs and orange balloons in bulk.

Without knocking the Oriental Trading Company's fine products, we would like to suggest that horror can't truly be manufactured. It has to be found, which is where the nation's ghost-riddled and eerie hotels come in.

From the famously odd Hawthorne Hotel in the witchy town of Salem, Massachusetts, to some surprises -- hello, scaredy-cat MLB players -- this list is perfect for anyone looking for a one-night stand with the bizarre.




Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:45:01 pm
The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana

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Built around 1796, this former home is considered one of the most haunted homes in the country as it was the site of a murder and several natural deaths over the years. The Plantation now features 11 guest rooms.

http://www.myrtlesplantation.com/history.html

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/louisiana/myr.htm


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:46:55 pm
Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California

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A National Historic Landmark since 1977, the Hotel del Coronado, which sits on the beach, is said to be haunted by the ghost of Kate Morgan, who died there.


http://www.hoteldel.com/


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/21/ghost-adventures-cosmopolitan-hotel-and-restaurant_n_903689.html


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:47:47 pm
Marrero's Guest Mansion, Key West, Florida

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Built in 1889 by Francisco Marrero for his bride, the 13-guest room Victorian home is rumored to still be haunted by her ghost to this day.

http://www.marreros.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:49:06 pm
Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado

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First opened in 1909, this hotel is perhaps most famous for serving as inspiration for Stephen King's "The Shining."


http://stanleyhotel.com/about/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:50:13 pm
Queen Anne Hotel, San Francisco

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A B&B in San Francisco's Pacific Heights area, the Queen Anne Hotel is said to be haunted by the spirit of Mary Lake, who was the Head Mistress of the school that once existed inside the building.


http://www.hauntedhouses.com/states/ca/queen_anne_hotel.cfm


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:51:21 pm
Manresa Castle, Port Townsend, Washington

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A former home (and previously, at 30 rooms, the largest in the area) is haunted by not one, but two ghosts, including a former guest who was stood up by her lover and thus jumped to her death from the hotel.

http://www.manresacastle.com/about.html


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:52:10 pm
Driskill Hotel, Austin, Texas

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Originally built for cattle baron Jesse Driskill in 1886, this Austin landmark still hosts travelers today (as well as the spirit of Driskill himself).

http://www.driskillhotel.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:52:56 pm
The Lemp Mansion, St. Louis

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This quirky hotel in St. Louis offers "paranormal tours", which come complete with appetizers, a drink of choice and, of course, the use of an infrared camera to take on your tour of the three floors of the Mansion. The Lemp family fell from grace tragically, and their demise is still one of the odd stories of the area.

http://www.lempmansion.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:53:51 pm
Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Massachusetts

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Set in the town of the Salem Witch Trials, guests of the Hawthorne Hotel have reporting hearing eerie sounds in the stairwell and feeling ill at ease while staying there.

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

http://www.hawthornehotel.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:54:53 pm
Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vermont

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Boots Berry, the son of a Green Mountain Inn chambermaid and one of the Inn's horsemen died after the falling off the buildings roof above the room where he was born. Despite dying, Boots never left. His ghost has been seen standing in room 1840, where he was born. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

http://www.greenmountaininn.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:55:55 pm
Buxton Inn, Granville, Ohio

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Since the ghost of Orrin Granger, who built the Buxton Inn, was seen wandering the halls in the 1920's, many other reports of paranormal activity have surfaced. Bonnie Bounell, a former innkeeper and now deceased person, apparently hangs out in room nine.

Courtesy of Buxton Inn
http://www.buxtoninn.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:56:49 pm
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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The deceased residents of 1886 Crescent include a stonemason, a cancer patient, a cat and a man in a white suit. The hotel was featured on SyFy's Ghost Hunters and a new ghost, a dancer, was spotted this year.

Courtesy of 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa

http://www.crescent-hotel.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:57:34 pm
Beverly Hills Inn, Atlanta

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This 81-year-old property is supposedly haunted by the souls of three women. A Haunt Analyst investigation in 2007 recorded voices whispering "Get out."

http://www.beverlyhillsinn.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:58:25 pm
Hotel Queen Mary, Long Beach, California

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A young girl who broke her neck sliding down one of this ship's banisters is only one of the many people who died on this boat and never disembarked. The girl appears to plan on spending all eternity hanging out by the pool, where she can be seen today.

Courtesy


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 02:59:33 pm
Gettysburg Hotel, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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The ghosts here dance in the ballroom and the ghost of Union Soldier James Culbertson strolls through the halls of the Gettysburg Hotel. The nearby Gettysburg battle field is also considered by many to be haunted.

http://www.hotelgettysburg.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:00:23 pm
Congress Plaza Hotel, Chicago

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Built for visitors to the World's Fair, this hotel was supposedly one of Al Capone's hideouts. A young boy -- perhaps a victim of Scarface -- supposedly hangs out around the building.

Courtesy of Congress Plaza Hotel

http://www.congressplazahotel.com/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:01:14 pm
Vinoy Renaissance, St. Petersburg, Florida

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This hotel has proved inhospitable to many of the professional baseball players that have visited over the year. A Cincinnati Reds pitcher felt the presence of a ghost in 2003 and this year a pair of relief pitchers were spooked by the presence of dead men whose lives had apparently gone into extra innings.

Flickr: srqpix

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpasr-renaissance-vinoy-resort-and-golf-club/


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:02:20 pm
The Battery Carriage House Inn, Charleston, South Carolina

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Many visitors to Charleston have reported seeing a decapitated torso floats through this inn. The torso -- so the story goes -- belongs to a confederate soldier who lost his head in battle.

Courtesy The Battery Carriage House Inn

http://www.batterycarriagehouse.com/

http://www.bnbfinder.com/BatteryCarriageHouse


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:03:17 pm
1859 Historic National Hotel, Jamestown, California
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A woman whose fiance was shot by a drunk on the premises in the 1800s never left. She apparently died of heartbreak in her wedding dress and has been giving visitors to the 1859 Historic National Hotel an uncomfortable feeling ever since.

Courtesy 1859 Historic National Hotel

http://www.national-hotel.com/

http://www.bnbfinder.com/1859Historic


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:04:25 pm
Burn Brae Mansion, Glen Spy, New York

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This former home of the third president of the Singer Sewing Machine company offers ghost tours and the appeal of staying side by side with ghost hunters.

Courtesy Burn Brae Mansion

http://www.burnbraemansion.com/history.htm

http://www.bnbfinder.com/BurnBraeMansion


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:05:30 pm
Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn, Mountain City, Tennessee

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The ghost here seems to have a sweet tooth, the smell of baking cookies wafts up into the room in the small hours of the morning. Kind of nice as far as hauntings go.

Courtesy Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast Inn


http://www.prospect-hill.com/

http://www.bnbfinder.com/ProspectHill


Title: Re: Haunted Hotels: 21 Spooky American Overnights
Post by: Ectoplasm on October 08, 2011, 03:06:14 pm
The Colonial Inn, Concord, Massachusetts

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LoSvizzero:
Established in 1716. Room 24, which is located in the oldest part of the inn was reportedly used as an emergency hospital during the Revolution. It is in this room and part of the inn that guests have reported odd happenings.