Saturday, October 30, 2010

Haunted America Day 5: The Stanley Hotel

Picture is courtesy of

Haunted America Day 5

It is difficult to define a haunted place as each has unique paranormal activity. Researchers can put in a ton of hours just to study one particular place before assigning it “Haunted”.  Our next trip into Haunted America comes to a hotel that has ghosts who are residents and are non-violent.

Reminder-Anyone who comments this entire week up to Halloween day is entered to win a $10 gift card to ArE ebook store. Make sure to leave your email address inside comment to be entered.

Haunted America #5: The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel is in Estes Park, Colorado it is a 138 room hotel which has amazing view of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Hotel was opened in 1909 by American businessman, Freelan Oscar Stanley. Stanley suffered from Tuberculosis in 1903 and was asked to move west in order to help his recovery, while staying in a log cabin in Estes Park he instantly loved the area and he decided to build The Stanley Hotel there.

Hauntings of The Stanley Hotel……..

The Stanley Hotel has many stories but no of which have been violent, so it appears that the ghostly residents are just that, residents. Hotel workers and guests have commented on hearing the piano in the Ballroom being played, when it is investigated no one was found at the piano or even in the Ballroom. The employees of The Stanley Hotel believe that it is the wife of Mr Stanley that is the ghostly piano player.
Room 418 is said to have the most paranormal activity and the full 4th floor has the majority of the paranormal activity, the sound of children playing in the halls has been heard on a few occasions even though there have been no children around. There are reports of people seeing a man standing in their rooms and then running into the rooms closet, others have said they have seen someone standing in the middle of there room and then just disappearing.

The most prolific story to date is the one from GhostHunters TV show, while the camera crew was changing the tapes in their cameras a table had jumped two feet into the air! Now this would have been great evidence if caught on camera. Also, Ghost Hunter Jason stayed in the room of which a spirit stealing from guests is said to stay during the night he claims that the bed moved, closet doors locked and unlocked and his glass at the side of his bed cracked open from the inside.

A person was on a ghost tour of the hotel and happened to take this picture just out side the hotel. As you can see the window has a child at it, but the figure is very hazy when it shouldn’t be because that window is actually opened. The person that took the photo investigated into this photo and called the hotel. This is the response he got:

OK, the room number is 1211. Last Friday, there was a single man checked in that room who was part of a business conference. That doesn’t mean he DIDN’T have a child with him, but it is unlikely that he did. — Stanley Hotel

The paranormal activity present in The Stanley Hotel is a lot, I do have no reason to think that there are any violent or bad spirits present. So if you are ever near The Stanley Hotel and are need of a hotel for the night, you know where to go.


Samantha Gentry said...

And we can't forget that the Stanley Hotel is also famous as the place where Stephen King wrote THE SHINING. Everytime I hear the name of that hotel, I picture the scene from the movie with the two little twin girls in the hallway of the hotel.

Samantha Gentry

Amber Skyze said...

I get the same image as Samantha when I think of the Stanley Hotel. Though I did see the Ghost Hunters episode. I've seen Ghost Adventures go there too. Can you tell I watch too many ghost hunting shows. :)

Jennifer Mathis said...

I have actually been here before . I didnt see nothing though

Sue said...

Samantha, I didn't know that - that's great (fabulous book too). I'm a Brit so of course I believe in ghosts, had some weird experiences and slept in a haunted house (head firmly under the bedclothes).
I'd like to stay in this hotel, especially if the ghosts are non-violent!

Cathy M said...

Thanks for that fun fact, Samantha, I totally forgot about that bit of trivia. Even if the ghosts are non-violent, scenes from the movie would keep me from staying there.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Cate Masters said...

Ooh, that picture gives me chills! I love it. We live near Gettysburg, one of the most haunted towns in America at any time of the year. My sisters and I went on the ghost tour last year, and all of us took lots of pictures. We checked the display after each shot, but were disappointed they were normal pics. Until we got back to my house - then most of the shots had glowing orbs! So there were more of us on that tour than paid their way! Mwahahaha.
cate.masters @

Terra Pennington said...

Now I can enjoy a place like this where the ghosts are friendly and the Rocky Mountain in the back ground.


The Shining was a great picture.


Welcome author Tina Gayle today

Please give a warm welcome to author Tina Gayle today as we talk about her latest release, Marketing Exec's Widow. 1. What star...