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In a room with a ghost: 10 hotels whose guests believed in mysticism


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Not everyone likes a beach holiday, and if you prefer a thrill, then it is better to visit any hotel from our list of mysterious and mystical establishments, the legends of ghosts of which have not left indifferent for several generations of fearless visitors. Big Picture.

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Each of these popular destinations has its own history with elements of the supernatural. Truly mysterious things happened here, which still attract lovers of the otherworldly.

Hollywood Roosevelt Los Angeles Hotel

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If you are a fan of old Hollywood this is the place for you. If you are a fan of Hollywood ghosts, then this is definitely the place for you! The hotel's entertainment range ranges from a variety of bars to casual encounters with famous clientele. And its location in the most chic area of ​​Los Angeles is already reason enough to visit the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

But besides all this splendor, according to legends, the ghost of Marilyn Monroe lives here. Guests and hotel staff say that sometimes in the local corridors you can find a ghostly blonde woman who clearly looks like Marilyn. This is probably the most charming ghost ever encountered.

Dalhousie Castle. Spa Hotel in Edinburgh

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This ancient castle was built in the 13th century and for many years served as the residence of the Earl of Dalhousie, the head of the Scottish Ramsay clan. In 1977, the count's family sold their estate, and today it houses a spa hotel. Dalhousie Castle is one of those historical sites where you can easily meet a ghost. The phantom here is called Lady Catherine, or the Gray Lady. Presumably, she died of unhappy love and since then makes periodic visits to the world of the living.

Jamaica Inn in Cornwall

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This place was described in her novel of the same name by the English writer Daphne du Maurier. Daphne did indeed stay in this hotel in the 30s, which had been a smugglers' haven since 1750. According to the testimony of numerous eyewitnesses, this place is a hotbed of creepy ghosts, full of mysterious noises (footsteps, speech, clatter of hooves, carriages creaking) and strange visitors (who disappear through the walls).

Hotel del Coronado in San Diego

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Built in 1887, this California hotel also has a rich history and is associated with the chilling murder of a young woman. In 1892, a certain Kate Morgan, a beautiful married woman who, being pregnant, left her husband, stayed here. A few days later, her body was found on the steps of the hotel. Despite the fact that the incident was ruled a suicide, over time, investigators came to the conclusion that nevertheless Kate fell victim to the killer. And after some time, the ghost of the murdered woman began to appear in the hotel.

Most often, the ghost was seen in room 302, in which the unfortunate woman lived. At the same time, there are always many people who want to stay in this particular room and experience the whole range of thrills.

Langham Hotel in London

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Guests of the Langham Hotel in London claim that in one of the windows of the 4th floor they often see a figure of a man in military uniform. Most likely, this is the ghost of a German prince who threw himself out of this very window before the outbreak of the First World War. The most common ghost is seen in room 333. A man in Victorian clothing is usually only shown in October.

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It is also rumored that the ghost of Napoleon III, who once stayed here as a guest, lives in the cellar of the Langham Hotel. The 1797 building is rumored to be home to seven ghosts. The scariest story involves the ghost of a doctor who killed his wife and himself during their honeymoon at the hotel.

Ballygally Castle Hotel in Northern Ireland

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Located 20 kilometers from Belfast, this castle was built in 1625. Today this historic building houses a hotel. In the corner turret of the castle, in a small draughty room that the hotel staff called the "Ghost Room", a ghost of a woman is often encountered.

This is the ghost of Lady Shaw, who died after falling out of the bedroom window where her husband locked her after the birth of their child. In addition, eyewitnesses report numerous sounds of children laughing and running, the rustling of silk dresses when no one is there, water in the shower, which itself turns on and floods the rooms on the floor below.

Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei

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This luxurious place in the center of Taipei does not at all look like there is anything creepy here. But the information signs in the lobby say otherwise - created on the site of a military political prison, the Grand Hyatt has been surrounded by ghost stories ever since it was built.

Relais Castello Bevilacqua, (Verona, Italy)

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Located near Verona in Italy, this castle is full of history and tradition from the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Relais Castello Bevilacqua, a romantic and luxurious four-star hotel that retains its medieval charm, accentuated by antique furniture, historical paintings and luxurious chandeliers. Legend has it that the castle is visited by the ghost of its former owner, Guglielmo Bevilacqua, who burned down in a fire in 1884.

Dr Holms (Geilo, Norway)

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This four-storey hotel offers 127 rooms of various categories, a spa, and a range of excellent restaurants and bars. Guests of the hotel can enjoy bowling and cooking classes during their stay. The hotel offers magnificent views of the mountain peaks of the nearby ski resort of Geilo. Despite such a peaceful landscape, this hotel has its own secrets.

In 1926, during a honeymoon, a young wife found her husband in bed with another. After the mysterious disappearance of the deceived wife for three days, she was found hanged in the attic. Now her ghost, according to the stories of some, lives in room 320.

The Stanley (Colorado, USA)

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Have you seen the horror movie The Shining? If so, you will surely recognize the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. The famous writer Stephen King stayed at this hotel and it was here that he found the inspiration for his novel The Shining.

The Stanley Hotel was first opened in 1909 and is famous for the legend of the ghosts living in it. The hotel guests have repeatedly reported about the disappeared things, mysterious sounds, as well as the ghosts that live within the walls of the building. The TV show Most Haunted even investigated the hotel for paranormal activity. At the same time, Stanley Hotel offers its guests complete comfort and a picturesque view of the Rocky Mountains. By turning on the 42nd TV channel, guests will be able to enjoy the director's version of the film of the same name by Stanley Kubrick without interruption.

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