Planning your 2013 vacation or a weekend getaway? Ghosts – especially at haunted hotels — are in the news again.
…A topic of conversation that kept coming up was “the ghost,” as in, “Have you seen the ghost?” After we’d been asked this by three or four different people, and compared notes with some of the other guests who’d also been asked the same question, Julie looked it up.
Apparently the Tokeland is haunted by the spirit of a Chinese immigrant from the early 20th century…
This next article probably won’t surprise my friend Dash Beardsley of Ghost Tours of Galveston, since he knows every inch of haunted Galveston. However, I’ve only been to Galveston a few times, so it’s a must-read story, and one of the quirkiest tales I’ve heard in a long time.
GALVESTON, TX – It’s a little known secret that Galveston’s Hotel Galvez is thought to be haunted. Looks like the ghosts are earning their keep because one hotel employee says they’re doling out advice.
Jackie Hasan, the hotel’s concierge, says a spirit walked up to her one day while she was working at the hotel.
“This man appeared on the side of my desk,” Jackie said. “I didn’t know who he was or anything like that. All of a sudden, he just came out and told me what was in my mind, what I was thinking about, and how to solve it.” …
My heart started beating fast — not because I thought it was a ghost but that some crazy person had entered my room, and this was how I was going to die: overweight and naked, save for a hotel room towel and shaving cream on one side of my face…
However, before you book a room at the Ursulines, make sure it (a) is the haunted one, and (b) your room won’t look as scary as the one in this next video (from Feb. 2010).
(When I’m in New Orleans, I generally stay at the Hotel Monteleone or the Omni Royal Orleans. Both have ghost stories, and both provide luxurious rooms.)
For history buffs (like me), this next article describes a book that I can’t wait to read. History + ghosts + sociology…? Ooh, yes, that’s my kind of book!
It is said there are more ghosts per square mile in England than in any other country in the world. In A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof, Roger Clarke examines the history and class structure of a very British kind of fascination with the supernatural…
This blurb is barely long enough to call an article, but it does mention another haunted hotel, so I decided to include it since the Crescent is known for its weird history, and unique ghost hunting opportunities.
One of them occurred in January of 2000, when I spent the night in a second floor room of the thoroughly haunted Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Ark. I am convinced there are a …
If you’d like to learn more about the ghost at the Crescent Hotel, check YouTube. Here’s one video, from Ghost Hunters.
The next video is a very artistic presentation of the hotel’s history and lore, and one person’s experiences in haunted room 218.
And then there’s the really creepy EVP. It’s a little too clear, but everything I’ve seen about this hotel leads me to believe it might be an extraordinary haunt with extraordinary phenomena.
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