Going to be out of town this Halloween? Well you don’t have to miss out on the spooky fun. Steven Knight rounds up nine different haunted hotels for ghoul-seekers on the go! From murdered lawmen to abandoned lovers, come see the story behind the hauntings that have made these locations famous for their paranormal activities.
1. Rockliffe Mansion, Hannibal, Missouri
Once deemed “the finest home in Missouri” when it was first built, the Rockliffe Mansion is so accommodating that its original owner, John J. Cruikshank, Jr., decided he wasn’t interested in leaving – even after he passed away in 1924. Caretakers of the mansion report smelling cigarette smoke around midnight and the sound of footsteps pacing the room that Mr. Cruikshank had occupied. There have also been reports of Mrs. Cruikshank being spotted hanging around the grand music room.