Stephen King got his inspiration for the ‘The Shining’ when he stayed at the Stanley Hotel in Colorado. The movie has made that hotel a popular vacation destination once King revealed that location. Now people flock to spend time in the grand old Stanley to get a feel for the eerie!
USA Today reports on April 18 that one guest got his vacation worth of ghostly encounters when a picture he took of the grand staircase showed someone standing at the top. That would have been nothing ordinarily, it is just that the person wasn’t there when he took the picture.
Henry Yau recently traveled from his home in Houston to Estes Park, Colorado, to stay at the famous Stanley Hotel. He took a panoramic photo of the lobby and upon viewing his photos, he realized that he captured a ghostly looking image that wasn’t there when he clicked the camera.
The rumors of these hauntings had enticed a visit by the paranormal researchers from the TV reality show “Ghost Hunters.” They came away with the feeling that something other worldly was going on in the old hotel. Their conclusion was the hotel is haunted.
The Stanley Hotel’s website claims that the ghosts of the hotel founders F.O. and Flora Stanley still behave as if they were alive when it comes to running the business. It says, “Flora’s antique Steinway can be heard playing in the dead of night, and Mr. Stanley has been captured in photographs surveying the goings-on in the billiards room, once his favorite place.”
The hotel’s website offers some information on the hotel’s haunted history and this bit of information also beckons many curious folks to the location. The hotel entices with the offers of luxury and ghost stories all wrapped up into one lavish vacation stay.
MSN News reports that the hotel claims its been collecting ghosts since the late 1800s. This latest apparition caught on camera by Yau adds to the many reports from guests through the decades of seeing and hearing paranormal activity.
The website entices the potential guest with their description which includes; “The hotel stands today as a beautifully-restored testament to its glory days, when it served as a holiday retreat for wealthy urbanites. A range of tours highlights the history and haunting of this magnificent historical structure while a tempting menu of amenities, culinary experiences and lavish spa treatments provides all the comfort and glamour required by even the most discerning of modern visitors.”
Yep, this is one for the bucket list for sure!