Hey guys, after a 3 month hiatus I'M BACK!! Since my favorite time of the year HALLOWEEN!! Is around the corner, some of us usually go ghost haunting or even take a trip (or two) to some of our favorite haunted and creepy spots around the nation looking for a good scare or simply to learn more about the hotels/places history. Some of these places are just down creepy on it's own without having to have some sort of history behind it. But most of them, are very well known among the supernatural seekers and creepers thanks to their supernatural occurrences. Specially when it involves ghosts, demons or other scary situations.. So pack your bags and get ready to visit some of our countries scariest creepiest and most haunted hotels/motels or bed and breakfasts oh my!
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER..
Located right in the middle of the Forth Worth stockyards Miss Molly's is the oldest B&B in FW. At first established in 1910, as a boarding house called "The Palace Rooms" and then "The Oasis" and later on in the 1940's becoming a famous bordello, changed it's name to "The Gayatte Hotel". The hotel offers 7 rooms with different themes and of course each of them their own personal "ghost". Some of Miss Molly's well known "permanent guests" include, cowboys, a little girl and mostly working girls from their time among others. People who have stayed at the hotel as well as workers, report strange scents of perfumes and such, full body apparitions, lights going on and off, toilets flushing out of nowhere, cold spots and so much more.
Possibly the most famous and most haunted plantation in the country. The Myrtles Plantation is home to over 12 ghosts. I guess the most famous plantation ghost is that of the servant girl named "Chloe" a slave known to have been working for the "Woodruff" Family. Some versions of the story include the fact that Mr. Woodruff wanted the girl to become his mistress, while the most famous version is that of her listening in and peeking into Mr. Woodruff's business. After being caught, one of her ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to conceal it. She then tried to "redeemed" herself by saving the family from poisoning thanks to a cake that she herself baked, but backfired and killed Mr. Woodruff and her 2 children. Legend says, she was hanged and her body was thrown into the Mississippi river. Some people have claimed to have seen Chloe around the property, along with Mrs. Woodruff and her children "trapped" in a mirror.
Not really haunted (that we know of) but down right creepy, specially for the none clown lovers or the people out there who are trying to conquer their fears of Coulrophobia then this "Clown Motel" is just for you. Jammed packed with tons of the funniest, saddest and scariest clowns, around, this hotel provides you with all around laughs and creepy clown themes. You will feel yourself surrounded by these little funny guys as soon as you walk in. From a life size clown who has his own personal chair to paintings, tables and all sorts of decor oh and don't forget the cemetery right next door, yup a real life cemetery just to make the place even more creepier then being out in the middle of nowhere.
Formerly known as the "Cecil Hotel" the hotel is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Famously known at one point for being the residence of serial killer Richard Ramirez aka "The Night stalker" and also Johann "Jack" Unterweger. It is also rumored to have been one of the last places Elizabeth Short aka "The Black Dahlia" was seen before found dead in 1947. Aside from these noticeable people, the hotel is home to several suicides and 3 murders. Most recently in 2013, the naked body of Canadian student Elisa Lam, made headline news after some tenants reported a foul odor and the water tasting funny. Her body was discovered inside one of water supply tanks by a maintenance worker. Her death was ruled out to be an "accident" but people have their doubts and speculations due to her odd and strange behavior in an elevator video that went viral. Lam suffered from bipolar disorder while others think she might of been "possessed" A film inspired by the incidents is in the works.
A retired ocean liner, The Queen Mary sailed from 1934 till 1967 and has been accepted as part of the Historic Hotels in America. Filled with creepy shadows, whispers and scary sightings. The queen Mary is said to harbor the ghost of 49 individuals who died fatally while she was a luxury liner. An unknown "Lady in White" has been seen roaming the decks of the ship as well as Cabin B340 known to be haunted by the spirit of a person who was killed there or perhaps the most famous ghost on the ship belongs to a little girl who accidentally drowned in the pool right on the day of her birthday.
One of the most known unsolved cases in the U.S.A, this hotel really doesn't need much of an introduction. Lizzie Borden Daughter of well known business man Andrew Borden and step-daughter to Abby Borden was the sole suspect when they found her parents with their skulls caved in by what police figured was a hatchet. Lizzie was acquitted of all charges, but till this day, people believe that Lizzie committed the perfect crime and got away with it. Still in the bed & breakfast, people have reported to see the ghosts of Andrew and Abby themselves, maybe waiting for some justice and even Lizzie's ghost too. If you ever spend the night at this b&b just remember to sing.. Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done,she gave her father forty-one.
If you're a fan of horror then for sure you've heard of Mr. Stephen King, writer of such great films like Carrie, Pet Sematary and of course The Shinning. The Stanley hotel inspired Mr. King to write one of the best horror movies of all time while staying in room 217. The hotel is also known to have some pesky inhabitants in the hotel's main floor as well as in the fourth floor and the main hotels concert hall. The hotel has been visited by a vast of paranormal enthusiasts such as the t.v. shows Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters among others. With a beautiful colonial setting and a amazing views, don't let this hotel fool you, you're in for a great scare. Most recently, the hotel decided to open up the world’s first horror-themed museum. The Stanley estimates that the project will cost $24 million, and the hotel is seeking $11.5 million in Colorado tourism funding, according to the Times report. The new facility would operate as a public-private partnership, with a board of directors that would initially include actors Elijah Wood and Simon Pegg. No word on when the museum will open it's doors, but stayed tuned.
Just a few miles away from the Gulf of Mexico, resides the beautiful Hotel Galvez. The hotel is home to many ghosts including a bride named "Audra". She was a guest in room 501, back in the 1950's. Audra was engaged to a sailor, who used to work in a ship on the port of Galveston. Every time her beloved would go on a trip, Audra would take an elevator to the 8th floor, climb a ladder and opened up 1 of 4 metal turrets that sit on top of the roof. There, safe from any kind of weather, she would look thru an opening, for her lover's ship every time he would sit sail. One night, a bad storm happened and the ship, was nowhere to be found. Audra thought that her beloved, had perished at sea but didn't give up hope and kept going up to the turret, night after night until one day, heartbroken, she decided to take her own life, and hanged herself waiting for her long lost love. A few days later, her fiance, came back safe and sound, to marry the woman he loved, only to realize, that the marriage was never to be.
Feel like a superstar and want to wine and dine with the tippy top of Hollywood's famous superstars? Then the Roosevelt Hotel is just the place for you. Aside for having a very exclusive nightclub name "Teddy's", this hotel offers more than glitz and glamour. Historic stars like Marylin Monroe and Montgomery Cliff, Clark Gable and Carol Lombard have seen roaming the hotel. You can catch a glimpse of Marilyn in a full length mirror which was located in her room suite #1200, and now sits next to an elevator on the lower level of the hotel. The ghost of Montgomery Cliff can be seen hanging in what used to be his room for 3 months, while filming "From here to Eternity" in room #928 and also rehearsing his lines on the 8th floor or even playing a trumpet. Orbs. cold spots and even a little ghost girl called "Caroline" are part of this magnificent hotel's history.
I know there's tons and tons of haunted hotels and motels out there but it will take up a lifetime to mention. So if you ever had an experience, share it with us down below on the comment box, I love to hear your spooky and scary stories. Hope you enjoyed this little article, now don't forget to FOLLOW ME!! for more scary and creepy content in the meantime.. Sweet Screams!!